It was quite a weekend for former Peninsula District kickers.
VMI's Dillon Christopher, a Menchville High graduate, kicked a 52-yard field goal during the Keydets' second victory of the season -- against Gardner-Webb -- and was named the Big South Special Teams Player of the Week.
Morgan State's Chris Moller, from Woodside High, kicked a game-winning field goal for the Bears and was named a Special Teams Co-Player of the Week in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Former Phoebus High quarterback Eric Enderson, who has stuck to punting with Delaware, was one of three players sharing Football Championship Subdivision Punter of the Week honors despite the Blue Hens' loss to William and Mary.
Christopher Newport linebacker Evan Moog, a Jamestown High graduate, was named the USA South Defensive Player of the Week, and CNU’s Mason Studer was named the Special Teams Player of the Week.
Moog had a game-high 14 tackles in a 24-7 win over Averett, intercepted a pass, forced a fumble and broke up a pass. Studer punted six times for a 41.7-yard average and made a 22-yard field goal.
Todd Wharton netted a penalty kick 3:44 into overtime -- his team's only shot on goal in 93-plus minutes -- as No. 6 seed Virginia beat No. 3 Wake Forest 1-0 in an Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinal in Winston-Salem, N.C., earning a trip to the semifinals in Germantown, Md.
U.Va.'s Jordan Allen crossed into the box to take a pass by Marcus Salandy-Defour and was taken down by a Demon Deacons defender for a foul, creating the penalty kick.
The Cavaliers (10-4-4) will take on No. 2 seed Notre Dame -- the nation's top-ranked team -- and No. 4 seed Clemson will face top-seeded Maryland in the semis of a tournament that will precede an NCAA bid for most of the field.
Christopher Newport’s Belle Tunstall was named a co-Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year after leading the Captains to a 19-1 regular season and the No. 4 seeding in the NCAA Division III tournament.
Tunstall shared the honor with Wesley’s Madison Leone, but CNU’s Carrie Moura was alone as the Coach of the Year.
Joining Tunstall on the first team were fellow Captains Lauren Cheatham, Shelby Judkins, Marlene Lichty and Bailey Lien. Allie Hackbarth, Chelsea Hines and Jordan Snider secured second-team honors.
The Captains next will play at 11 a.m. Saturday at home in the NCAA round of 16.
CNU senior Chastity Lacy and Briana Sutton, her freshman teammate from Jamestown High, were named CAC co-Players of the Year.
Lindsay Birch, who guided the Captains to their seventh straight conference championship and a return to the NCAA tournament, was named Coach of the Year. Sutton was named Rookie of the Year.
CNU’s Rachel Conway and Hannah Miller made the second team.
Swimming and diving:
William and Mary junior Megan Howard was named the CAA Women’s Swimmer of the Week.
Saturday against Duke, Howard won the 50-yard freestyle in a season-best 23.43 seconds. She finished second in the 100 free (51.62) and helped the Tribe 200 medley relay place second in 1:45.29. For the year, Howard has 14 wins and three runner-up finishes in 17 races. ...
W&M sophomore Billy Russell of Newport News was named the CAA Men’s Swimmer of the Week.
Russell, from Woodside High won the 100 free with a career-best 46.03, and was second in the 200 free with another career-best of 1:40.47. He also anchored both Tribe relays, which won the 400 free in 3:05.78 and was the runner-up in the 200 medley in 1:32.18. Russell has won 11 of his 14 races this season.