Ray's special teams play earns him Athlete of WeekNovember 3, 2009
Brevard, N.C. - Richard Ray blocked a punt and then returned it for the game winning touchdown earning 64.5% of this week’s votes and the honor of Week 10 Tornado Athlete of the Week.
Ray blocked the punt with 5:33 remaining in the game and ran 12 yards to score the Tornados’ only touchdown. The score led to a 7-6 Brevard victory and a 7-3 overall record this year.
Other nominees this week were Stanley Jones, who recorded 16 total tackles and 2 for loss, the women’s soccer team after becoming the fifth BC team to make a conference tournament, Brooke Seaman who recorded 27 kills, 5 total blocks, and 3 services aces, and Jack Shaw who saved 8 of 11 and faced 24 total shots.
2009-2010 Brevard Tornado Athlete of the Week Winners
Week 1 – Brooke Seaman, Volleyball (34 kills, 41.3% hitting percentage, 13 total blocks, six service aces as Tornados go 3-0 on the week)
Week 2 – Bailey Varley, Women's Soccer (Three goals, including the game winner in double overtime as the Tornados advanced to 3-0)
Week 3 – Stanley Jones, Football (16 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, as the Tornados move to 3-0 on the season)
Week 4 – Michael Gist, Football (5 tackles, 2 interceptions, including one he ran back 87 yards for a TD
Week 5 – Brooke Seaman, Volleyball (27 kills, 31.7 hitting percentage, 13 total blocks, 2 service aces as the Tornados go 2-1 on the week)
Week 6 – Rebecca Schoonover, Volleyball (68 digs in three matches, averaging 22.7 per match.)
Week 7 – Eric Watts,football (Game winning TD catch, two catches for 67 yards, launched a 75 yard punt in the second quarter, averaged 45.4 yards per punt.
Week 8 – Jo Tuttle, Cycling (Overall National Champion in Mountain Bike, National Champion in the Four-Cross event)
Week 9 – Matthew Crowe, Cross-Country (placed 14th at SAC Championship, named second team All-Conference and All-Freshmen.
Week 10 – Richard Ray, Football (Blocked punt and returned it 12 yards for game winning TD)
Week 11 – TBA
The Tornado Athlete of the Week Poll comes out every Monday morning and will run until Tuesday at noon. For more information on the poll, contact the Brevard Sports Information Department.