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MEC Honors Wheeling University Football Duo

BRIDGEPORT — After helping the team earn the first-win in program-history, Wheeling University sophomore linebacker Ryan Gorman and sophomore kicker/punter Matthew Greenwood were named as the Mountain East Conference Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week announced the league office Monday.

Gorman was tabbed the MEC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the team’s 27-20 win in the season-finale at Concord. He intercepted two passes and finished with seven tackles, a half-tackle for loss, and two pass break ups.

One of his interceptions was inside the five-yard line and halted a potential Concord scoring drive near the end of the first half.

Greenwood was named the MEC Special Teams Player of the Week. He made both of his field goal attempts from 26 & 34 yards out and was a perfect 3-for-3 on point-after tries.

He also punted eight times with a 45.1 average, including a 69-yard punt and two punts inside the 20-yard line. The St. Clairsville native closed out the regular-season ranked third in the MEC at 37.0 yards per punt and had the longest punt this season when he booted a ball that went 70 yards versus West Virginia State.

Gorman and Greenwood are the first members of the football team to receive the league’s weekly honor.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Ansong earns MEC

Player of the Week

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — After helping the team win its season opener, Wheeling University sophomore forward Emmanuel Ansong was named the Mountain East Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week announced the league office Monday afternoon.

Ansong posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds (seven offensive) in the team’s 73-61 season-opening win over Seton Hill last week.

The New Jersey native also added three steals, a blocked shot and a couple of thunderous dunks to help Will Ryan earn a win in his head coaching debut.

Ansong shot 9 of 16 from the field (56 percent) and was effective driving to the rim against the Griffins all night.

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