Two members of the Trinity University
Tigers football team have been named Southern Collegiate Athletic
Conference Players of the Week, following last Saturday’s 40-0 home
shutout of Sewanee: University of the South Tigers.
Sophomore defensive lineman Jonathan
Alexander and first-year punter Kyle Trella were selected as SCAC
Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively.
260-pound Alexander, from San Antonio (Taft), chalked up five tackles
(four solo), including 3.5 for a loss, and 1.5 sacks while also
recording the team’s first safety since the 2006 season. Alexander
helped limit Sewanee to just 42 yards of total offense.
It marked the first time
Trinity yielded fewer than 100 yards in a game since a 45-0 win over
Sewanee in 1998. Trinity's last shutout was a 17-0 win over Rhodes last
Chandler, Ariz. (Chandler), punted five times for 244 yards, averaging
48.8 yards per punt. Three of Trella’s five punt were inside the 20 yard
line. The punting average broke a 46-year-old school record for a single
game. The previous
record of 45.6 yards per punt (minimum of five punts) was set by Jim
Underwood against Hardin-Simmons in 1963. The 5-foot-11, 164-pound
Trella had two punts of 60 yards
or more in the second half.
Trinity continues is SCAC campaign
Saturday, against the DePauw University Tigers in Greencastle, Ind.
Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Eastern Time (noon Central). The Trinity Tigers
stand at 5-1 overall and are 2-1 in the SCAC. DePauw is 4-1 on the
season and 3-1 in SCAC play.
Jonathan Alexander recorded 3.5
tackles for loss and a safety on Saturday
Kyle Trella broke a school-record with
his 48.8 yards/punt average