The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga began its 2019-20 women's golf season Monday in Knoxville with a fifth-place 578 for 36 holes in the Mercedes-Benz Championships. The Mocs shot 5-over-par 289 in each round at Cherokee Country Club, and Maddy McDanel was tied for 10th individually with two 71s. Rheagan Hall was tied for 20th at 145, and Dorota Zalewska opened with a 70 and finished the day at 148 with Esme Hamilton at 149 and Kirsty Beckwith at 150. Kent State and Charlotte led the 18-team field at 555 and 559; host Tennessee was eighth at 589.
* Sewanee's Thompson Schollaert and Johnny McNeill were selected the Southern Athletic Association men's soccer offensive and defensive, respectively, players of the week for their parts in two 3-0 weekend wins in eastern Texas. Schollaert had a goal and three assists, and McNeill was a key part of the defense that held the foes to a combined five shots on goal.
* Bryan College junior goalkeeper Carragan Treola was the Appalachian Athletic Conference women's soccer defensive player of the week for her seven saves in a 1-0 shutout of Montreat in the Lady Lions' league opener, and Reinhardt sophomore Brianna Smotherman from Ringgold, Georgia, received the offensive honor. She had two goals in two matches.
* Bryan's Rheagan Kean three-peated as the AAC volleyball defender of the week, and Milligan's Kellee Geren from Cleveland did likewise as the setter of the week. Kean totaled 75 digs in 12 sets, including 37 in one match. Geren had 97 assists in nine sets, with 38 in one 3-0 win.
* Chattanooga State is 4-1 in its second volleyball season after a 3-0 home win Monday over the Covenant junior varsity. The set scores were 25-17, 25-16, 25-9. For the Lady Tigers, who start TCCAA play Friday at defending champion Walters State, Ricki Lynn Bickley had 11 kills and Madysun Steele and Brieana Hemphill had nine and eight, while Dakota Rawiszer had 22 assists and four aces, Emily Redden 15 assists and Kayla Ford 15 digs and three aces. "Everyone played well tonight, with multiple players contributing to the offense," Chattanooga State coach Janet Tate said. "Our defense was solid and overall a great team effort."
* Sewanee senior forward Ceara Caffrey was the SAA field hockey offensive player of the week for her five goals and two assists in 7-0 and 5-0 wins over Southern Virginia. She has seven goals in the Tigers' five matches.
* Ooltewah resident Katie Dyer won two age-group gold medals and finished fifth in the women's open pro division of the Texas Open pickleball tournament this past weekend. Dyer won in 35-year-old 5.0 mixed doubles and 19-year-old 5.0 women's doubles.