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Lamb named PC Student-Athlete of the Week

Rachel Lamb was named Presbyterian College's PC SAAC Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 6.

The junior defender, a former Salem standout, played every minute in the Blue Hose's shutout against Gardner-Webb and Francis Marion.

Playing at center back, Lamb and the rest of the defenders limited their opponents to just 16 shots in the two-game stretch.

The tri-captain has started all 11 matches so far for the Blue Hose this season.

Delamar tallies goal for GPC

Rockdale product Nicole Delamar tallied a goal in Georgia Perimeter's 6-0 victory over Gordon College on Oct. 5.

The victory helped the Lady Jaguars earned a third-place finish in the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association and a spot in the Region 17 Tournament.

Young sees action for Mercer Bears

Freshman midfielder Ryan Young is starting to make some key contributions for the Mercer University men's soccer team.

The freshman took a career-high four shots, including a career-high two shots on goal, in a 1-0 loss to North Florida University on Oct. 11.

Young was a four-year starter at Rockdale, where finished his career as the No. 2 all-time goal scorer in boys soccer.

CROSS COUNTRY

Wolcott helps KSU women finish ninth

Kennesaw State junior Siobhan Wolcott finished 43rd out of 300 runners at the Walt Disney World Cross Country Classic in Orlando on Oct. 11.

Wolcott, a former Heritage standout, finished the 5K race in 18 minutes, 59.10 seconds. KSU placed ninth overall in the 44-team field.

In the Tiger Invitational at Auburn, Ala., on Oct. 4, Wolcott finished in 83rd with a time of 18:18.70.

FOOTBALL

Mathis snares fourth TD catch for Hornets

Alabama State University sophomore Darius Mathis collected his team's only touchdown in a 27-6 loss at Prairie View A&M on Oct. 11.

The former Salem quarterback capped off a 79-yard drive by hauling in a 19-yard touchdown pass from ASU quarterback Reid Herchenbach. Mathis finished the game with five catches for 35 yards.

The redshirt sophomore leads the Hornets in receiving with 28 receptions for 328 yards and four touchdowns in five games. He is averaging 11.4 yards a catch.

Local duo shines for Central Florida

Heritage's Chance Henderson and Salem's Torrell Troup continue to make defensive contributions for Central Florida.

In last Saturday's 20-14 loss at Miami, Henderson, a junior middle linebacker, recorded three total tackles (one solo and two assists) and one tackle-for-loss.

Troup, a junior defensive tackle, had one solo and one assist for two total tackles. He also was credited with one pass break-up.

In a 31-17 win against Southern Methodist on Oct. 4, Troup recorded three solo tackles and one assist. He also collected two tackles-for-loss and one quarterback hurry.

If you know of a former local athlete from Rockdale or Newton counties competing on the collegiate level, we'd like to hear from you. E-mail Casey Echols at sports@rockdalecitizen.com.