A pair of Ashland University football players have garnered Week 9 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week laurels for their efforts in the Eagles' 30-10 win on Saturday (Oct. 28) at Wayne State.
Junior tailback Andrew Vaughn ran 21 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns to earn GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week honors. Vaughn's touchdown runs came from 39 yards in the second quarter and five yards in the fourth quarter, and he added four catches for 27 yards.
Senior kicker Aidan Simenc landed GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week recognition after going 3-for-3 on field goals and 3-for-3 on extra points, and hitting six of his seven kickoffs for touchbacks against the Warriors. Simenc's field goals were good from 21, 41 and 25 yards.
For Simenc, this is his second GLIAC weekly award, having won the special teams honor on Oct. 12, 2015. This is the first time Vaughn has been honored with a weekly award by the GLIAC.
The awards for Vaughn and Simenc give Ashland six GLIAC football Player of the Week honors in 2017, the program's highest single-season total since 2010 (seven).
Ashland (8-1 overall, 7-0 GLIAC) will return home to Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field for a key GLIAC contest on Saturday (Nov. 4) at 7 p.m. against Grand Valley State (7-2, 6-1).
2017 ASHLAND GLIAC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Week 3 - Travis Tarnowski, QB, offense
Week 4 - James Prater Jr., DE, defense
Week 4 - Travis Tarnowski, P, special teams
Week 7 - Travis Tarnowski, QB, offense
Week 9 - Andrew Vaughn, RB, offense
Week 9 - Aidan Simenc, K, special teams