Five more Camels take Big South weekly honors

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The honors just keep piling up for Campbell athletes.

This week, five Camels received Big South weekly honors in football, volleyball, and men’s and women’s soccer.

After football started league play with a win over Presbyterian, Cameron Davis was tabbed the conference’s freshman of the week, while Brevin Allen took home defensive player of the week honors. The pair marks the third straight week that multiple Camels have earned Big South weekly honors.

Allen tallied 3.5 tackles for loss, including a sack, to go along with eight tackles in Campbell’s 28-14 win over PC. The sophomore defensive end’s 3.5 tackles for loss are tied for the third most ever by a Camel. Allen’s quarterback hurry also helped force Campbell’s first quarter interception. The Greensboro native helped hold the Blue Hose to 5-of-14 third down conversions and just 114 yards passing. Through five games, Allen owns 24 total tackles with team highs of 7.0 stops for loss and 3.5 sacks.

Davis rushed for 137 yards to pace the Camels’ offensive attack. The freshman averaged 6.2 yards per carry on 22 rushes, helping the Camels run for 228 yards as a team in the win, the team’s third game in four weeks with over 200 yards rushing. Davis, one of three Camels to average more than 4.0 yards per carry against the Blue Hose, picked up his first career 100 yard rushing game, becoming the second Camel in as many weeks to hit the century mark on the ground. After picking up his first career touchdown last week at Mercer, Davis leads Campbell with 256 rushing yards on the year.

Volleyball’s defensive specialist Elyse Gross was tabbed the Big South Freshman of the Week, her second weekly merit this season.

Gross led all Big South freshmen with 39 digs across two conference matches last weekend, averaging 5.57 digs per set. She recorded 21 digs in CU’s 3-1 win over Radford Friday night, just her third match this year with over 20 digs. She added 18 digs in a three-set loss to High Point Saturday afternoon. Overall, Gross ranks third in the league with 226 digs (4.26 per set), and is the only rookie libero in the Big South ranked among the conference’s top-10 leaders in digs. She has reached double-digit digs in 12 of Campbell’s 16 matches this year. In conference play, Gross averages 5.06 digs per set (56 total), the third-highest mark in the league.

For the third time this season, Gideon Betz of Campbell University was named Big South Conference men’s soccer defensive player of the week.

A senior from Schlüchtern, Germany, Betz marshaled a Campbell defense that posted its sixth and seventh shutouts of the season. He spearheaded a back line that allowed only three shots on target in wins over Wofford (2-0) and USC Upstate (1-0). The pre-season Big South defensive player of the year, Betz has started all 11 matches in the central defense and ranks second on the team among field players in minutes (990). Betz’ honor marks the fifth-straight week at least one Campbell player has received Big South recognition.

After scoring two goals and dishing out two assists, Alexa Genas was named the Big South Conference Attacking Player of the Week.

The weekly honor marks the second of the season for Genas and her fifth overall weekly recognition. The honor also marks the eighth time a Camel has been recognized this season, which ties a Big South single season record alongside Radford who tallied eight recipients in 2018. Genas moved into the Big South top-10 for all-time career goals on Saturday, where she scored the game-winner and dished out two assists in a 5-0 win over USC Upstate to complete Campbell’s 2-0 week.

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