Devens, Ballmert named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week

Devens, Ballmert named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University soccer players Henrique Devens and Sonja Ballmert have been named the Zaxby's Athletes of the Week.

Devens scored twice in the first half as the Pioneers defeated Catawba 4-0 Saturday night. Devens scored in the 15th and 25th minutes to give Tusculum an early 2-0 lead en route to the conference victory.

The junior from Aracruz, Brazil shares the team lead with three goals and is second on the squad with seven points. Devens also leads the Pioneers with 26 shot attempts in eight matches, as the TU is 3-5-0 overall and 1-2-0 in the SAC.

Ballmert had a goal in each of the Pioneers' matches this week, a 3-1 loss to Lenoir-Rhyne on Wednesday and a 3-1 win over Catawba on Saturday. Ballmert had the Pioneers' lone goal against Lenoir-Rhyne in the 48th minute to cut the Bears' lead to 2-1. Against Catawba, she headed home a pass in the 56th minute for a 2-0 Pioneer lead over the Indians.

The junior from Frankfurt, Germany leads the Pioneers with three goals and eight points, with two of her goals going for game-winners. She also has a team-high 21 shot attempts as the Pioneers hold a current record of 4-4-1 overall and 2-2-0 in the SAC.

The Tusculum University Athlete of the Week Award is sponsored by Zaxby's, located at 3280 Andrew Johnson Highway in Greeneville.  The Zaxby's Athlete of the Week Award honors one male and one female athlete each week from an in-season sport.


2018-2019 Zaxby's Athletes of the Week


Male Athlete of the Week

Female Athlete of the Week

Aug. 30-Sep. 2, 2018

Alejandro Quiriti (Soccer)

Nicole McMillen (Soccer)

Sep. 3-9, 2018

Will Cronin (Cross Country)

Alissa Furches (Cross Country)

Sep. 10-16, 2018

Jordon Shippy (Football)

Katie Tomassoni (Golf)

Sep. 17-23, 2018

David Akinpetide (Tennis)

Emilie Hansen (Tennis)

Sep. 24-30, 2018

Henrique Devens (Soccer)

Sonja Ballmert (Soccer)