For their efforts in Coastal Carolina’s 47-45 triple-overtime win at Furman on Saturday, senior quarterback Aramis Hillary, sophomore linebacker Quinn Backus and sophomore kicker Alex Catron were honored by the Big South Conference on Monday.
Hillary was named the league’s offensive player of the week after passing for a career-high 292 yards and tying a career-high with 20 completions. He led the Chanticleers on a game-tying field goal drive in the final 40 seconds and completed five of his last six passes in that drive and overtime with each going for at least 20 yards.
Backus was named the league’s defensive player of the week after leading Coastal with 11 tackles and two pass break-ups. He had a tackle for loss and recovered a fumble as part of his big day and is the second Coastal player in a row to win the weekly Big South defensive honor.
And Catron is the league’s co-special teams player of the week with Liberty’s Kevin Fogg. The sophomore kicker was 3-of-4 on field goals Saturday – including a 45-yarder at the end of regulation to force overtime -- and was perfect on all four of his extra point attempts.
It’s the first time since October, 2009 that the Chants had three Big South honorees in one week.
CCU men’s golf
Coastal Carolina had three individuals finish among the top 20 and the Chanticleers moved up two spots to tie for second at the 15-team Gene Miranda Invitational on Monday, hosted by Air Force at the par 72, 7,370-yard Eisenhower Golf Course.
Colorado won the event, shooting a 12-under 852.
Coastal and UNLV tied for second, each carding a 54-hole total of even par 864.
Senior Sebastian Soderberg led the Chants Monday and finished tied for third with a 5-under 211 (73-70-68). Junior Roberto Ballesteros, who shared the lead after the opening round, turned in an even par round and tied for sixth with a 3-under 213 (68-73-72). Sophomore Andrew Dorn shot a 2-over 74 Tuesday to move up four spots to 20th, marking his first career top 20 finish.
CCU women’s soccer
• Coastal Carolina forward Kacey Kelley was named the College Sports Madness.com Big South Player of the Week on Monday.
Kelley had two goals in the Chanticleers’ 3-0 victory over The Citadel on Friday.
High school girls golf
• (At) Carolina Forest 189, Conway 221 | Sami Spencer shot 6-over 42 to earn medalist honors and lead the Panthers (2-0) to a victory at Myrtle Beach National’s Southcreek Course.
CAROLINA FOREST – Sami Spencer 42, Lia Farrar 43, Jamie Karl 46, Elizabeth Snyder-Mounts 48.
CONWAY – Maggie Harper 47, Emily McClellan 56, Katelyn Altman 57, Ashlyn Hardwick 61.
Course – Myrtle Beach National Southcreek. Par –36.
• Socastee 201, (at) Myrtle Beach 209 | Colee Muirhead shot 7-over 43 to earn medalist honors and lead the Braves.
SOCASTEE – Colee Muirhead 43, Kelly Daniel 50, Jamie McKee 53, Lawson Devers 55.
MYRTLE BEACH – Cameron Crutchfield 47, Jasmine Chestnutt 49, Miranda Russell 50, Bailey Richards 63.
Course – The Dunes Club. Par –36.
High school girls tennis
• Green Sea Floyds 6, (at) Hannah Pamplico 1 | The Trojans took down Hannah Pamplico as they move to 3-1.
Singles – Natalie Floyd (GSF) d. Logan Jordan 6-1, 6-1; Shelly Smith (HP) d. Meagan Milligan 3-6, 4-6; Ashley Hamm (GSF) d. Megan Powers 6-1, 6-0; Savannah Tiller (GSF) d. Hannah Stone 6-0, 6-0; Kaylee Jordan (GSF) d. Carolyn Defee 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles – Floyd/Hamm (GSF) d. Logan Jordan/Shelley Smith 6-2, 6-3; Mandy Grainger/Savannah Bailey (GSF) d. Cathreen Hynour/Stone 6-1, 6-0
Records – Green Sea Floyds 3-1, Hannah Pamplico N/A.
• (At) Socastee 7, Conway 0 | The Braves are now 4-0 after they shut out the Tigers.
Singles – Anna Brice-Cox (SOC) d. Kirby Groome 6-0, 6-2; Jordan Wesel (SOC) d. Kaitlyn Brown 6-0, 6-1; Olivia Patton (SOC) d. Taylor Baddely 6-1, 6-1; Ashlynn Burns (SOC) d. Alexis McNeil 6-0, 6-4; Haley Duvall (SOC) d. Savannah Coates 6-3, 6-3.
Doubles – Sydney Presley/Patton (SOC) d. Hailey Cassidy/Ali Thompson 6-0, 6-0; McKenzie Knopsnyder/Erica Roy (SOC) d. Tori Worly/Emily Newman 6-2, 6-1.
Records – Socastee 4-0, Conway N/A.
High school girls volleyball
• (At) Waccmaw 3, Carolina Forest 2 | Melaina Moore had nine kills and Taylor Foster had eight kills as the Warriors defeated the Panthers 31-29, 16-25, 25-22, 19-25, 16-14.
• Conway 3, (at) Socastee 2 | Jessica Haugen was15-for-15 serving with three aces and Katherine Hall was 17-for-17 serving with five aces for the Braves as they fell to the Tigers 25-22, 18-16, 15-25, 22-25, 17-15.
Dale Rodgers added 10 kills and AnnaMarie Guest went 20-for-22 serving with six aces, two blocks and seven kills for Socastee. The Braves are now 2-3 and start region play Tuesday when they play North Myrtle Beach at 7 p.m.