FREDERICK, Md.--Junior captain Brett Shelley of the men's cross country team and sophomore libero/setter Amy Hagerdon of the volleyball team have been named the Hood College athletes of the week for the week ending Sept. 11.
Shelley crossed the finish line in seventh place in the 5K race at Saturday's Green Terror Long-Short Challenge hosted by McDaniel College. Shelley was the fourth team finisher amongst 74 total competitors and clocked a time of 17:43.60. The native of Landisburg, Pa., helped the Blazers place fourth in the combined team scoring as Hood earned a fifth place showing in the long race.
Hagerdon, from Berryville, Va., switched roles from her original assignment as the team's libero and served as the Blazers' setter in Hood's three matches this week. The move proved to be fruitful as the Blazers racked up three consecutive sweeps, marking the longest winning streak for the program since 2006. Hagerdon set up 25 Blazer kills in Thursday's match at Notre Dame (Md.) in addition to serving up eight aces. She followed that up with 21 assists and five more aces opposite McDaniel College and recorded her first double-double of the season with 21 assists and 10 digs versus Chatham University.
Hood's cross country teams will return to action Saturday at the University of Delaware at 10 a.m., while the volleyball team (3-2) travels to York College (Pa.) Wednesday for their first Capital Athletic Conference match of the season at 7 p.m. The Blazers also have a home match Friday against Mt. Aloysius College at 7 p.m.