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Rocky Mountain College claims 4 conference player of the week honors

Posted: 8:00 PM, Sep 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-03 14:06:59-04
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(Editor's note: RMC Athletics/Frontier conference releases)

WHITEFISH – Four of Rocky Mountain College's student-athletes earned Frontier Conference Player of the Week honors as announced on Monday.

Daniella Russell earned the Volleyball Attacker of the Week honor for the Frontier Conference. The senior outside hitter from Red Lodge, Montana helped the Battlin' Bears defeat three ranked teams over the weekend including a win over the No. 3 ranked Grand View Vikings. She averaged 3.38 kills per set with a .256 attack percentage. This is her second time receiving the honor through the first three weeks of the season.

Natalie Hilderman earned the Volleyball Setter of the Week honor for the Frontier Conference. The junior setter from Red Lodge, Montana posted three double-doubles at the 2019 Sarpy County Labor Day Volleyball Classic while averaging 8.31 assists and 2.69 digs per set. Defeating three ranked teams, Hilderman recorded 39 assists against No. 3 ranked Grand View and 40 assists against No. 11 Dordt. This is her second time receiving the honor through the first three weeks of the season.

Montana Tech's Sabrina Hopcroft is the conference's defender of the week. The 5-foot-7 senior libero from Florence helped the Diggers finish 3-1 at the same tournament.

Jimmy Henderson earned the Football Defensive Player of the Week honor for the Frontier Conference.The senior defensive back from Riverdale, Georgia caught the game-sealing interception for the Battlin' Bears in a 23-21 upset of No. 9 ranked Dickinson State. He also recorded four solo tackles and one assisted tackle with one tackle for a loss.

Wyatt Brusven earned the Football Special Teams Player of the Week honor for the Frontier Conference.The freshman kicker from Shelby, Montana kicked the game-winning field goal in Rocky's 23-21 upset of No. 9 ranked Dickinson State. In his collegiate debut, Brusven hit three of four field goals and was 2-2 in PATs.

Offensive Player of the Week honors go to Nick Calzaretta from College of Idaho. The running back picked up 124 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries as the 15th-ranked Yotes beat Eastern Oregon 48-12.

Lewis-Clark State swept cross country honors. Emily Adams finished 10th in a field of 79 at the Northwest Clash. She ran a 4K in 14.44. Clayton VanDyke was 12th out of 85 runners in the 6K with a time of 18.11. He was the top non-NCAA D1 finisher leading LCSC to a fourth-place team finish.