Sports in Brief: September 11

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September 10, 2009

10:19 PM

Football: College surges in polls, Webb receives accolades

The Tribe shot up seven spots to no. 7 in the nation, according to the FCS Coaches and Sports Network polls released Monday. It is the first time the College has been ranked in the top seven since Sept. 12, 2005. After his three-interception performance in Saturday’s win, freshman cornerback B.W. Webb collected several awards including CAA Defensive Player of the Week, The Sporting News’ National All-Star award and the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week.

Women’s soccer: Tribe ranked 22nd in latest Soccer America poll

Following a weekend trip west where the Tribe defeated two nationally-ranked opponents, Brigham Young and Utah, the College moved into the top-25 for the first time this season, coming in at no. 22 in Soccer America’s weekly poll. The Tribe was only three votes away from being ranked in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s Top 25 this week. In the NSCAA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional poll, the College moved up five spots from no. 6 to take the top ranking.

Men’s cross country: McGrath honored as CAA runner of the week

Redshirt freshman Alex McGrath was named the Colonial Athletic Association’s Runner of the Week after pacing the Tribe and finishing third overall at the Spider Alumni Open in Richmond Saturday. The Marlborough, N.H. native finished the 5000-m contest with a time of 15:42.4 in his first collegiate race. The College will compete Sept. 26 when it hosts the Colonial Inter-Regional Challenge in Williamsburg.

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