Athletes of Week for October 15, 2009
Last week: Spearheaded the running attack as the Eagles came off a three-week layoff by downing Kinnick 33-15 on Saturday at Yokosuka Naval Base. Edgren improved to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in DODDS Japan. Dennis, a senior, ran 23 times for 205 yards, including touchdown runs of 85, 50 and 20 yards for the Eagles, who also got 5-for-8 passing for 120 yards and a touchdown from Zach Davis and two interceptions each from Matt Linder and James Ervin, who also returned a punt 60 yards for a score. Eagles coach Chris Waite describes Dennis as a quiet leader. “He doesn’t speak up a lot, but his play is big on both sides of the football,” Waite said, adding that Dennis will likely continue to get the lion’s share of the carries the rest of the season.
Siarria IngramCross country
Last week: Won both of her races and recorded her second sub-20-minute time of the season to help keep the Falcons unbeaten in Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference competition. Ingram, a freshman, ran the 3.1-mile course on Yongsan Garrison’s South Post last Wednesday in 19 minutes, 26 seconds, 1:12 ahead of her nearest competitor, teammate Jessalyn Bialke. Ingram followed that by conquering the Korea International School course in Pangyo, a hilly 3.1-mile layout, in 21:30. Ingram is 5-0 this season and the Falcons 14-0 as a team. “She’s a pure athlete,” coach Steve Boyd said. “I have not seen anybody run so fluidly, so effortlessly. She’s just a natural, a natural-born talent. No wasted motion, from start to finish she runs at the same pace and never looks back.”
Selected by Stars and Stripes staff