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FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Tiffany Thompson and Nicholls’ Megan Landry are the Southland Conference Softball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Thompson posted an impressive week, launching a pair of homeruns while accounting for a .727 batting average. The junior shortstop knocked eight hits on 11 plate appearances, while bringing in six RBI over four games. She helped the Bearkats (23-19, 14-4 SLC) to a perfect week with four wins in order to clinch a spot in the upcoming 2019 Southland Conference Tournament. This is Thompson’s first weekly award of the season.Landry made an appearance in five of the Colonels’ (26-16, 15-3 SLC) six contests last week, playing a crucial role in Nicholls’ perfect 6-0 week. The senior tallied an impressive 23 strikeouts and a 0.74 ERA, while limiting her opponents to a .160 batting average. Landry posted a 4-0 record in addition to a save. The award marks her second consecutive weekly honor and her third of the season. With Landry’s help, the Colonels currently sit at the top of conference standings and have secured a spot in the conference tournament.Softball Hitter of the Week – Tifany Thompson, Sam Houston State – SS – Jr. – Montgomery, TexasThompson hit an eye-popping .727 with two home runs, three doubles, six RBI, seven runs scored and two stolen bases over four games. The junior from Montgomery, Texas went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a stolen base in a 3-2 win over UT-Arlington Tuesday to clinch the season series. She went 2-for-2 with a homer, a double, three runs and two RBI in a 10-0 win over ACU in game one. She was 2 for 3 with a double, RBI, two runs and a stolen base in a 5-4 game two victory. She capped her week by going 2-for-3 with two RBI, a run and a double in another 10-0 win over ACU.Honorable Mention: Justyce McClain, McNeese; E.C. Delafield, Northwestern State; Kasey Fredrick, Nicholls; Margarita Corona, Stephen F. Austin.Softball Pitcher of the Week – Megan Landry, Nicholls – Sr. – Pierre Part, La.Landry had another remarkable week in the circle, going 4-0 with a save and a 0.74 ERA as the Colonels won all six of their Southland games. In 28.1 innings, Landry racked up 23 strikeouts, walked just one batter and had a .160 opponent batting average. She had three complete games but her most impressive performance may have been in her first save opportunity since 2017. After tossing all seven innings in the opener against HBU, Landry checked into game two with the bases loaded and two outs, in the sixth inning of the nightcap, and forced a popup behind the plate to preserve the 3-2 lead. She then retired the Huskies in order in the seventh inning and came back on Saturday with a three-hit complete game as Nicholls extended its win streak to 10 games.Honorable Mention: Lindsey McLeod, Sam Houston State; Kassidy Wilbur, Stephen F. Austin; Samantha Guile, Northwestern State.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. read more
See picks up his second Defensive Player of the Week award this fall while teammate Matt McRobert, a junior punter, garners Special Teams Player of the Week honors. See tallied a team-high 10 tackles against Nicholls’ league-best rushing attack and McRobert played a vital role in pinning the Colonels back in their own territory as the Bearkats (5-3, 4-1 SLC) blanked No. 9 Nicholls, 17-0. SHSU hits the road for a top-25 matchup with Central Arkansas at 6 p.m. Saturday. Honorable Mention: Winston Jones, Nicholls; Jaden Smith, UIW. For the first time in his career, Copeland is the Offensive Player of the Week after leading the No. 25 Cardinals (5-2, 4-1 SLC) to a 35-17 victory over Lamar, their first win in program history as a ranked squad. The sophomore signal-caller completed 24 of his 35 pass attempts for 376 yards and four touchdowns, moving him one score away from the school’s career touchdown record. UIW continues a three-game homestand against Northwestern State at 4 p.m. Saturday. Offensive Player of the Week: Jon Copeland, UIW – So. – Quarterback – Argyle, TexasCopeland’s four touchdown passes tied for the second-most in program history and each of his four scores went to a different target. His longest completion of the day came on a throw to Ameer King from the Cardinals’ eight-yard line that went 90 yards to set up Keyondrick Philio’s two-yard touchdown run to make it 20-7 in the second quarter. With 376 yards, Copeland recorded the third 300-yard game of the season and the eighth of his career. Special Teams Player of the Week: Matt McRobert, Sam Houston State – Jr. – Punter – Berorwa, AustraliaMcRobert averaged 45.1 yards per punt on seven boots with a long of 64 yards in a 17-0 upset of No. 9 Nicholls. He pinned the Colonels inside their own 20-yard line on three attempts and placed them within the 10-yard line on a pair of punts. Just beyond field-goal range in the fourth quarter, a 31-yard kick landed Nicholls at their own five-yard line. The Colonels’ average starting field position in the loss was their own 21-yard line. FRISCO, Texas – UIW’s Jon Copeland and Sam Houston State’s Royce See and Matt McRobert earned Southland Football Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. Honorable Mention: Jovon Burriss, McNeese; Jeremiah Chambers, Abilene Christian; Robert Rochell, Central Arkansas. Defensive Player of the Week: Royce See, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Linebacker – Shepherd, TexasFacing off against the conference’s top rushing offense for the second-straight week, See showed he was not fazed with a team-high 10 tackles, including four solo stops. The senior had a pair of tackles for loss, including 1.5 sacks, and forced a fumble to help the Bearkats secure their seventh-straight win at home over a top-10 opponent. The Colonels, who entered averaging 207 yards per game on the ground, were held to 55 yards on 33 attempts. Honorable Mention: Xavier Gipson, Stephen F. Austin; Tracy James, Abilene Christian; Cody Orgeron, McNeese; Lujuan Winningham, Central Arkansas. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. read more