SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its Athletes of the Week for the week ending Oct. 14 and four Generals earned the conference's weekly accolade.
Senior Nathaniel James (Keller, Texas/Keller) earned Golfer of the Week honors, while junior outside hitter Laura Maurer (Sparta, N.J./Pope John XXIII) was named the Volleyball Player of the Week. Sophomore Kat Telfeyan (Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge) was tabbed the conference's Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week and junior forward Anne Van Devender (Jackson, Miss./Choate Rosemary Hall) earned the ODAC Women's Soccer Player of the Week honor.
James helped Washington and Lee to a tie for fourth place out of 18 teams at the Guilford/Tom O’Briant Invitational by winning the individual medalist honors. James shot a seven-under score of 68-67—135 to finish five strokes better than the second-place individual. Through six rounds this season, James is averaging 71.2 strokes per round.
Maurer had an outstanding weekend at the Christopher Newport Tournament as the Generals won all four of their matches. Over the four-game stretch, she totaled 58 kills and 96 digs. After a 3-0 victory over Nazareth, Maurer posted nine kills and 13 digs and became just the seventh player in program history with over 1,000 kills. She followed up that performance with 26 digs and 14 kills in a 3-1 win over Elizabethtown and a school-record 40 digs and 18 kills in a 3-2 win over CNU, which snapped the Captains' 20-match winning streak.
Telfeyan led the women's cross country team to a second-place finish out of 23 teams at the Desales Invitational on Saturday morning in Allentown, Pa. She completed the course in 24:23 to finish in fifth out of 203 runners. Telfeyan has posted the Generals' best finish every competition thus far this season.
Van Devender helped the women's soccer team to a 3-0 week, with wins over Sweet Briar (10-0), Methodist (2-0) and Rhodes (2-1). She scored a hat trick in the win over Sweet Briar and became the fourth player in W&L history to total 100 career points. After adding one goal in the win over Methodist and one tally and a helper in the triumph over Rhodes, Van Devender owns 108 career points on 44 goals and 20 assists.