Jamestown High graduate Sutton of CNU named national D-III women's volleyball Player of Week

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COLLEGES:

Women’s volleyball:

Christopher Newport junior Briana Sutton was named the National Player of the Week in Division III by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, as well as the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

The Jamestown High graduate became the fourth Captain ever to receive that honor, registering 71 kills and hitting .333 in a three-match span. She was the first CNU player in 15 years to amass at least 20 kills in three consecutive matches.

The Captains (15-2), ranked fourth nationally, won 25-21, 25-12, 25-15 at Southern Virginia (4-12) Thursday to start CAC play as Sutton had 11 kills and 10 digs.

Men’s soccer:

CNU (8-0-2) rose to No. 3 in the national coaches’ poll. Dating to their finish last year, the Captains are 15-0-3, giving them the second-longest current unbeaten streak in men’s soccer across the three NCAA divisions. D-III No. 6 Calvin has the top streak at 29.

(CNU’s 2014 season-ending game was a shootout loss to Ohio Wesleyan in an NCAA quarterfinal. Losses in shootouts are officially ties, according to the NCAA.) ...

Captains senior Sean Christein, a Tabb High graduate, was named the CAC Defensive Player of the Week.

Men’s golf:

CNU won the team championship at the Bay Creek Invitational in Cape Charles, shooting a 43-over-par 619 on a Jack Nicklaus-designed course to beat York (Pa.) by nine strokes. Penn State-Harrisburg was third at 644.

CNU senior Patrick Johnson, who was playing as an individual and not factoring into the Captains’ team scoring, earned his first college individual title with a pair of 2-over 74s. The Captains’ Matt DiSalvo was the runner-up, two strokes behind. ...

In the Virginia State Golf Association Intercollegiate Championship, Apprentice placed last among 12 teams at 640.

Sophomores Perry Barber and Phillip Nelson tied for 24th with a 9-over-par 149 total at Heritage Oaks Golf Club in Harrisonburg, leading the Builders. Barber shot a 72 in the final round while Nelson shot a 74.

Ferrum took the team championship at 18 over par, beating runner-up Roanoke by five strokes.

Hampden-Sydney sophomore Austin Fockler took the medal by closing with a 67 for an even-par 140.

Women’s tennis:

Mary Washington senior Shelby Harris, a Hampton Roads Academy graduate, and sophomore Kait Brogan took second place in doubles at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Southeast Regional in Fredericksburg. They beat four tandems before falling 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Carnegie Mellon’s Cori Sidell and Vanessa Pavia.

Harris reached the quarterfinals in singles, winning three matches before her 6-4, 6-1 defeat to eventual runner-up Brooke Tsu of Carnegie Mellon.

Field hockey:

CNU moved up a spot to No. 15 in the coaches’ poll as goalie Bailey Lien was named the CAC Defensive Player of the Week.

LOCAL TENNIS:

Jonathan Moulton edged his brother Erik 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6) to win the men's 4.0-rated singles division of the weekend Poquoson Open, a Peninsula Tennis Patrons Association tournament based at Back Creek Park in York County.

The Moultons were the last players standing from a field of seven.

Rishit Patel took the men's 3.5 singles title with a 6-4, 6-1 win against Steven Petit.

Guy Buck and John Marshall took the men's 4.0 doubles crown with a 3-0 round-robin record, edging the Moultons 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-8) in a match that decided the title.

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