Lee athletes receive GSC honors

Posted 2/21/19

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Lee University Tennis teams claimed two of the four weekly honors awarded by the Gulf South Conference Wednesday afternoon. Micaela Belen Maiz was named the GSC women’s …

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Lee athletes receive GSC honors

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Lee University Tennis teams claimed two of the four weekly honors awarded by the Gulf South Conference Wednesday afternoon. Micaela Belen Maiz was named the GSC women’s tennis Freshman of the Week and Antonio Pons was selected the GSC men’s tennis Player of the Week.

Belen Maiz was 4-0 last week to help the Lady Flames record shutout wins against Carson-Newman and Lees-McRae. It is the second straight week she has received the honor.

“Mica had another solid week and continues to improve with every match she plays,” said Lee head coach Patric Hynes. “We’ve got a big few weeks coming up, so we are looking forward to watching her progress from here.”

Pons, a junior from Los Angeles, Chile, was 3-0 in singles competition and teamed with Daniel Prata to record a 3-0 week at No. 3 doubles.

“Antonio had a great week,” said Hynes. “His singles win at Chattanooga was very impressive; he was able to fight his way back from a set down. He’s been a valuable addition to our men’s program.”

The Lady Flames and Flames are both 3-0 and open their GSC schedules on Saturday against West Florida. First serve is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the DeVos Tennis Center.

6 Lee runners nab
All-Academic honors

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association recently announced its NCAA Division II Cross County All-Academic honors list for the 2018 season.

Six Lee athletes were among the 649 student-athletes who earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.

The lone representative from the Flames was Dawson Reed. Seniors Amy Carpenter and Logan Hernandez led five Lady Flames onto the list. Joining them were juniors Charlee Boxall and Kendra Irvine along with freshman Audrey Royer.

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