Junior Colleges

Hicks, Yelverton claim MACJC keeper awards


Mississippi Gulf Coast players swept the MACJC Goalkeeper of the Week Awards announced Tuesday, with Kristin Hicks winning the women's award and Bryce Yelverton claiming the men's honor.

Hicks, a sophomore from Poplarville, backstopped a 1-0 upset of No. 18 Jones County on Tuesday. She stopped an eye-popping 21 shots on goal, including a point-blank chance in the final five minutes.

She went on to stop another 18 shots in a 1-1 tie at Meridian on Friday, allowing one goal on 40 shots in 195 minutes over the week.

Gulfport's Yelverton stopped all five shots he faced in a pair of victories last week, helping the Bulldogs clinch the No. 2 seed in the South. He played 113 minutes in a 3-1 victory over Jones and 5-0 blanking of Meridian.