|Three Centre athletes named SCAC players of week
RELEASED: September 18, 2001
DANVILLE, KY Senior quarterback Drew Mildren, freshman volleyball player Sara Hollowell and sophomore soccer player David Hewitt have all been named players of the week in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Drew Mildren of Oklahoma City was named offensive player of the week for his performance in Saturday's victory over Rhodes College. The 6'2" 203lb. Mildren threw for 373 yards and two touchdowns in Centre's 56-43 win. Mildren broke his own school record for most yards throwing in a single game. The old mark of 365 yards was set by Mildren as a freshman. He currently holds 16 school records and has thrown more than 6,000 yards and 41 touchdowns in his career.
Middle blocker Sara Hollowell of Florence was named volleyball player of the week for outstanding play in the Centre College Classic. Hollowell ripped 60 kills, with only 10 errors in 104 attempts, to average 3.75 kills per game and a .481 hitting percentage as the Colonels went 4 - 1 to finish second in the tournament. Hollowell earned all-tournament honors for her efforts. Her best attacking performance for the weekend came against Hollins as she had 16 kills and just one error in 24 attempts for an impressive .621 hitting percentage. Defensively, Hollowell totaled 35 blocks (2.18 per game). For the season, she is second in the league in hitting percentage (.346), service aces (0.93 per game) and blocks (1.45 per game). "Sara is an outstanding first-year athlete. With more experience and confidence, she will be unstoppable. We are looking for fine things out of Sara in the future," says head coach Stephanie Dragan.
David Hewitt of Lexington was named soccer player of the week for his play in the Bob Allen Classic. Hewitt scored three goals and had two assists in last week's win by Centre. The Colonels defeated North Park 3-1 and Aurora 2-0 to win the championship, and Hewitt was awarded the Most Valuable Player in the tournament. Centre is currently the 14th-ranked team in the nation with a 4-0 record.
Head soccer coach Brian Chafin is high on his sophomore midfielder. "David is one of the best all-around athletes on campus playing crucial roles on both the basketball and soccer teams. He's a leader on the soccer team and the campus and has a 3.5 GPA. It's also a great compliment to David because the SCAC is the No.1-rated soccer conference in the nation."
Competing in the NCAA's Division III, Centre has a long tradition of success in sports, with nine intercollegiate sports for men and 10 for women.
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