Covenant's Sandhoff, Lee, Yeager Named Players Of The Week

Monday, September 23, 2019
 Following a standout performance last week, Covenant women's soccer freshman goalkeeper Lucy Sandhoff (Lookout Mountain, Ga./Chattanooga Christian) was named the USA South Rookie of the Week, for the period ending on Sept. 22, announced the league on Monday.

It is the first career honor for Sandhoff and she becomes the first Covenant women's soccer player honored with a weekly award this season.

A freshman from Lookout Mountain, Ga., Sandhoff registered her first career victory and shutout in the Lady Scots' 3-0 win over Berry last Tuesday. In the win, Sandhoff tallied nine saves in her 90 minutes at the net to help Covenant to its first win of the season.

For the season, Sandhoff has played and started all five matches for Covenant. The freshman has tallied 34 saves (.756 save percentage) with a win and a shutout in 425 minutes of action.

Covenant (1-3-1) is back in action on Tuesday when it hosts Emory. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Scotland Yard.

Coming off a 3-0 week with three shutouts, Covenant men's soccer junior defender Noah Lee earned USA South Defensive Player of the Week honors, for the period ending on Sept. 22, announced the conference on Monday.

Lee is the second Covenant player to win the defensive weekly award from the conference, joining keeper Paul Lemay (Sept. 9). Lee is the third Scot to earn a men's soccer honor this year. It is the first career weekly honor for Lee.

A junior from Augusta, Ga., Lee was the anchor of a Scots defense that compiled three shutouts on the week against USA South foes. Lee's play along the back line was crucial as the Scots held the three opponents to a total of 14 shots on the week as the Scots outscored foes 9-0. Covenant has not allowed a goal since a 1-1 draw with Sewanee on Sept. 7.

Lee's play has helped Covenant all year as the Scots rank second in the USA South in goals against average for the year at 0.55, while also allowing the second-fewest goals in the conference (4). 

Covenant (6-0-1, 3-0 USA South) is off to its best start to a season since 2004. The Scots will return to Scotland Yard on Friday to face N.C. Wesleyan in a USA South match. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m.

Covenant men's cross country senior Brendan Yeager was named USA South Rookie Runner of the Week, for the period ending Sept. 22, announced the conference on Monday.

Yeager, in his first season competing in cross country, becomes the first Covenant runner to win a weekly award this season.

A senior from Ballwin, Mo., Yeager paced the Scots at the Wingfoot XC Classic with a time of 26:30.0 in the 8k event to finish 19th overall, out of 142 runners. Yeager's time and finish helped Covenant to fifth in the team rankings in the 15-team field. The time was the eighth-fastest 8k in program history and was Yeager's first collegiate race at the distance.

Through the season's first two events, Yeager has led Covenant in each race as the Scots have produced a pair of top-five finishes and a team title.

Covenant will be back in action on Friday at the Maryville Invitational in Maryville, Tenn. The women's race is set for 4:30 p.m., while the men follow at 5:30 p.m.



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