Newcomers earn collegiate honors

Published 8:39 pm Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hollins freshman Nicole Hemmis (Nansemond River) was named Student-Athlete of the Week by Hollins for her performance in her first collegiate golf tournament.

Hemmis finished sixth individually and Hollins was third as a team at the Piedmont Fall Invitational in Clarksville, Ga. Sept. 11-12. Hemmis shot rounds of 77 and 81 to finish 14-over par.

The tournament’s field included the top-ranked golf team in NCAA Div. III, Methodist. Methodist won the tourney and four of the five golfers ahead of Hemmis were Methodist golfers.

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“She went out there and had no fear,” said Hollins head coach Bill Mannino. “It was really great to watch.”

Freshman Mackenzie Westfall (Nansemond-Suffolk) earned Co-Rookie of the Week honors in the Liberty League for the Union women’s volleyball team.

Last weekend at the Union Invitational in Schenectady, N.Y., Union (5-6) won three of four matches. Westfall, a setter for the Dutchwomen, totaled 107 assists and 30 digs in the four matches.