Tribe's Ameer, Smith earn weekly CAA baseball awards

The Virginia Gazette

William and Mary junior outfielder Charles Ameer was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week.

He batted .714 (10-for-14) with four doubles, a homer, five runs and six RBIs from the leadoff spot in W&M's 3-0 week. The junior was 2-for-2 with a pair of walks in a 12-8 victory over Richmond and then put together back-to-back 4-for-6 outings with two runs in wins over Hofstra.

Hunter Smith drove in six runs Saturday in William and Mary's 15-10 home win over Hofstra and earned the league's top weekly rookie honors.

Five players had multiple hits for the Tribe, which put the game away with four runs in the sixth and seventh innings.

Sunday's game was postponed, and William and Mary (12-11, 3-1 CAA) hosts Georgetown in a non-conference series this weekend as the Tribe looks to extend its win streak to five.

Men's tennis

Christian Cargill overcame a third-set deficit at the No. 1 singles position to clinch No. 74 William and Mary's 4-2 win over No. 44 Drake in Houston.

It was the Tribe's best national-ranked win since April 6, 2008, when they beat No. 34 Notre Dame. W&M improved to 12-5. Drake, which beat No. 26 Oregon in its last match, fell to 13-9.

Women's golf

William and Mary senior Alessandra Liu, the defending champion, took a one-stroke individual lead in the Kingsmill Intercollegiate with rounds of 72-71 for a 1-under-par 143 on the River Course. She's seeking to become the first player ever to repeat as the event champion.

The Tribe, at 39-over-par 615, stood fifth among 19 teams. The final round concluded Tuesday.

Toledo broke the tournament record with a 36-hole score of 600 (24 over), opening a five-stroke lead on the field, with Boston University at 605. Delaware (613) stood third. Penn (614) fourth.

Besides Liu, Mia Zanghetti (154, tied for 23rd) posted W&M's best score.

Women's lacrosse

William and Mary senior goalie Meredith Crizer was selected as the CAA Defensive Player of the Week. En route to helping W&M wrap up its non-conference slate with two victories, Crizer finished the week with 19 saves and a .576 save percentage.

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