Sam Houston’s Walker Tabbed Southland Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State senior guard Jaylonn Walker is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.Walker was amazing in the Bearkats’ lone game on the week, pouring in 41 points to break the SHSU single-game record that had stood for 30 years. The mark was the highest scoring total by any Southland player, and the ninth-most of any player in the NCAA, this season. Walker had 13 points in the first half, and the Kats trailed by as many as 22 points before the break. After the intermission, she tossed in 28 more points as her team drew to within three points before falling 94-91 on the road at Abilene Christian.Sam Houston closes out its regular season with its home finale on Wednesday, March 4, as host to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi before facing Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches on Saturday, March 7.Basketball Player of the Week – Jaylonn Walker, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Guard – Calvert, TexasWith 41 points to shatter the school’s single-game scoring record after three decades, Walker earned her first career Southland Player of the Week honor. She is also the third Bearkat to claim weekly honors this season, joining Jenniffer Oramas (Nov. 12) and Amber Leggett (Dec. 16). Walker scored her 41 points in 30 minutes of play, draining five three-pointers and hitting 8-of-10 at the free throw line. She poured in 28 points in the second half to help shrink a 22-point deficit in a road game at Abilene Christian.Honorable Mention: Breanna Wright, Abilene Christian; Imani Robinson, UIW; Chrystal Ezechukwu, Nicholls Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.#SouthlandStronglast_img read more


first_imgCAPTION: New Finn Harps U17 manager Declan Boyle is welcomed by the Harps management team James Gallagher, William O’Conner, Ollie Horgan, Niall McGonagle and Trevor Scanlon. Photo by Ciaran McLochlainn.Declan Boyle has been appointed as the manager of Finn Harps’ U17 side which will participate in the inaugural U17 national league.The Killybegs native will require little introduction to Harps fans having made a total of 370 appearances and scoring 21 goals (9 of which came in the 2007 season) during 3 different spells at the club.Declan made his debut as an 18 year old under caretaker Manager Alex Harkin away to Limerick City in March 1992, and will always be remembered as the man who captained Harps to the First Division Title in 2004. He also won a league title with Derry City in 1997 and also claimed FAI & League Cup winner’s medals during a successful time at Sligo Rovers which led to a move to Glasgow Celtic.Following ongoing discussions with members of both the Harps board and management team the Killybegs native is delighted to have committed to the club’s youth development project.“It’s great to be back at Finn Park and there is a challenge ahead which I am relishing. I have been lucky enough to play with great players and great teams throughout my career.“I know what it takes to be a successful senior footballer. The board, the other coaches and I have all agreed on a strategy, which will lead to us offering elite young players a professional environment, which will give them the best possible opportunity to advance their footballing career.” Finn Harps Youth Development Officer James Rodgers said “I would like to welcome Declan to the club and I have no doubt he will prove to be a huge asset to Finn Harps and all those concerned with player development. Declan not only brings a wealth of experience as a result of his hugely successful playing career, he is also one of the most respected young coaches in the game. Following Trevor Scanlon’s appointment as Head of Academy, I think Declan’s appointment shows Finn Harps are committed to providing young players with a pathway to senior football“n.HARPS FAVOURITE DECLAN BOYLE JOINS CLUB’S YOUTH SET-UP was last modified: February 15th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DECLAN BOLEdonegalfinn harpsKillybegslast_img read more