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10/28/2013 4:58 PM

10/28/2013 4:58 PM

Two Mizzou athletes win awards

Missouri freshman Carly Kan was chosen as the Southeastern Conference volleyball player of the week Monday, giving the 25-0 and No. 7-ranked Tigers a SEC honor for the fourth week in a row.

The Tigers, who matched a program record after moving up from No. 11 to 7 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, will play host to Mississippi at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hearnes Center and face No. 19 Kentucky at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Mizzou is one of three SEC teams ranked this week, joining No. 5 Florida and Kentucky.

• Missouri junior goalkeeper McKenzie Sauerwein is the SEC defensive player of the week in women’s soccer. She allowed two goals in 218 minutes last week as the Tigers beat Kentucky 2-1 in double over time and draw Tennessee 1-1.

Football honors

Pittsburg State running back Jeff Seybold Jr., Central Missouri defensive end Josh Powell and Mules kicker Zach Gebhardt are the football players of the week in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

Jeff Seybold Jr. ran a career-high 24 times for 179 yards and three touchdowns for the Gorillas, who handed Missouri Western its first loss Saturday. Pittsburg State, 7-1, moved up to No. 7 in this week’s American Football Coaches Association Division II poll. The Griffons, 7-1, fell from No. 4 to No. 12.

Powell finished with three sacks in the Mules’ 51-7 win over Northeastern State and Gebhardt made all three of his field-goal tries and all six extra-point attempts.

• Northwest Missouri, 8-0, remained No. 2 in the Division II poll, while Washburn, 8-0, moved up to No. 8 and Emporia State, 7-0, moved up to No. 14.

• Baker kicker Clarence Clark is the NAIA special teams player of the week after making a game-tying and career-long 59-yard field goal and a game-winning 52-yarder in the Wildcats’ 13-10 win over then No. 6 Missouri Valley. Baker, 7-1, moved up from No. 9 to No. 6 in the latest NAIA top 25, while Missouri Valley, 5-2, fell to 12th.

• Benedictine, 8-0, moved up one spot to No. 4, and Ottawa, 6-2, moved up two spots to No. 11 in the new NAIA poll.

Also …

Rockhurst junior Taylor Skala won the Great Lakes Valley Conference offensive player of the week award for women’s soccer. She scored seven points on three goals and one assist in Rockhurst’s wins over Indianapolis and Saint Joseph’s last week.

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