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Sophomore midfielder Sean de Silva (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad) and junior outside hitter/middle blocker Sarah Havel (Carmel, Ind.) were named College of Charleston Student-Athletes of the Week sponsored by Piggly Wiggly for the week of Oct. 18.

It marked the second time this season in which de Silva earned CofC weekly honors next to being selected on Sept. 21. He was instrumental in leading the No. 26-ranked men's soccer team to a 2-2 tie at UNC Greensboro on Oct. 13 and a 2-0 victory over Georgia Southern on Oct. 16. De Silva set up the Cougars' second goal in the UNCG draw, sending a high, in-swinging corner kick into the box and connecting with teammate Shawn Ferguson who headed the ball home. He also scored his fifth goal of the season by controlling the ball at the left edge of the box, cutting inside between two defenders and firing a shot underneath the diving keeper from Georgia Southern. De Silva is currently tied with Francis Twohig as the team's leader in goals scored. CofC sits in first place in the latest Southern Conference standings with a 9-2-2 overall record and is ranked No. 4 regionally.

Havel, defending Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week, helped the CofC volleyball team to a perfect 2-0 home weekend with a 3-0 sweep of Samford on Oct. 16 and a 3-1 victory over Chattanooga on Oct. 17 at Carolina First Arena. She led the team with six blocks versus Samford and came back the next day and totaled eight rejections. Her four solo blocks moved her to within two of the No. 10 spot on the Cougars' all-time list. For the season, Havel has accumulated 91 blocks which is second best on the team and just one behind the leader. She leads in solo blocks (17). For her career, she has made 264 blocks which is 19 shy of the top-10 all-time list. CofC sits in first place in the latest SoCon standings with an 18-5 overall record and 7-1 mark in conference play.