Mercer’s Quinn Named Student-Athlete of the Week
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 03/15/2017
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Mercer's Matt Quinn
Courtesy: Mercer University

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Mercer midfielder Matt Quinn has been named the General Shale Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for competition held March 8-14, the league office announced Wednesday.

Quinn led the Bears with five points on two goals and three assists last week in Mercer’s 10-7 win at NJIT on Friday and Sunday’s 6-5 victory at Wagner. The Stevensville, Maryland, native was particularly effective against NJIT, notching four points off a goal and a career-high three assists, while scooping a career-high four ground balls. Against Wager, Quinn scored a crucial third quarter goal to put the Bears up 5-4 entering the fourth quarter.

In the classroom, Quinn boasts a 3.56 grade point average as a finance major.

The General Shale Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week recognizes student-athletes that hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 and whose sport is currently in-season. Nominees must have also completed at least one full academic year at their respective institutions.

General Shale SoCon Student-Athletes of the Week

Sept. 7: Frank Lara, Furman, Men’s Cross Country

Sept. 14: Jay Broom, VMI, Men’s Cross Country

Sept. 21: Tori Penrod, Mercer, Volleyball

Sept. 28: Derrick Craine, Chattanooga, Football

Oct. 5:    Anna Maddox, Samford, Women’s Soccer

Oct. 12:  Maddie Clark, Mercer, Women’s Soccer

Oct. 19:  Samantha Espy, The Citadel, Volleyball

Oct. 26:  Myles Pierce, The Citadel, Football

Nov. 2:   David Marvin, Wofford, Football

Nov. 9:   Virginia McNeill, Samford, Women’s Soccer

Nov. 16: Jajuan Stinson, ETSU, Football

Nov. 30: Sherae Bonner, Western Carolina, Women’s Basketball

Dec. 7:   Amanda Thompson, Mercer, Women’s Basketball

Dec. 14: Ellen Riggins, Samford, Women’s Basketball

Dec. 21: Ellen Riggins, Samford, Women’s Basketball

Jan. 4:    Jared Johnson, Chattanooga, Wrestling

Jan. 11:  Lydia McGee, Samford, Women’s Basketball

Jan. 18:  Jared Johnson, Chattanooga, Wrestling

Jan. 25:  Marina Guinart, ETSU, Women’s Tennis

Feb. 1:   Stephen Kulick, The Citadel, Men’s Indoor Track & Field

Feb. 8:   Allie Buchalski, Furman, Women’s Indoor Track & Field

Feb. 15: Javion Lee, Samford, Men’s Indoor Track & Field

Feb. 22: Matt Frisbee, UNCG, Baseball

Feb. 28: Bryan Sammons, Western Carolina, Baseball

March 8: Josh Winder, VMI, Baseball

March 15: Matt Quinn, Mercer, Men’s Lacrosse


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