Sports in Brief: September 18

Men’s cross country: Tribe opens season ranked 15th in USTFCCCA poll

The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association ranked the Tribe 15th in its national preseason poll released Tuesday. Oregon was selected for the top slot. The College also enters the 2009 season just as it left the 2008 season — as the top squad in the Southeast Region — according to a separate poll released by the same organization. The men’s and women’s teams continue their seasons Sept. 26 at the Colonial Inter-Regional Challenge in Williamsburg.

Women’s golf: Sweet honored with CAA Golfer of the Week award

After leading last week’s Bucknell Invitational from start to finish, sophomore Caroline Sweet was named co-CAA Golfer of the Week Wednesday. Sweet led the Tribe to a team victory at the invitational, shooting a career-best 72 in the first round Friday, then posting back-to-back scores of 74 over the weekend for a score of 220 (+10). The College broke three school records, including the 18, 36 and 54-hole scoring records.

Football: College moves to no. 5: Webb wins another honor

The Tribe pushed forward two spots to no. 5 in the country after their 33-14 victory over Central Connecticut State Saturday. It is the highest the Tribe has been ranked since finishing the 2004 season at no. 3. Freshman cornerback B.W. Webb continues to receive recognition for his play. This week, Webb was named CAA Special Teams Player of the Week after returning three punts for 89 yards. The College takes on Norfolk State Saturday at 7 p.m. in Norfolk, Va.


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