Russell and Hewell Named Athletes of the Week

Russell and Hewell Named Athletes of the Week

FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. - This week's Athletes of the Week are Craig Russell and Makayla Hewell.

Craig Russell (Jr) is a soccer player from Edinburgh, Scotland. As a captain of the team, Craig started the season on the sidelines due to an injury. After recently being cleared to play, Craig has already made huge contributions to the Lions. In last week's soccer match against Columbia International University, Craig had an incredible last second shot in overtime that gave the Lions the victory. In addition, he had a standout performance in a 1-0 loss to #7 ranked Limestone College.

Makayla Hewell (Jr) is a top runner on the cross-country team. Hailing from Alto, Georgia, Makayla has led the Lady Lions in all of their events thus far. At the Bobcat invitational last week, Hewell had another exceptional performance. Aside from setting a new school record for the 6,000 meter race, she finished 2nd overall, behind Division II Georgia College's top runner who ran at the NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championships last year.

Congratulations to both Craig and Makayla on their exceptional performances this week.

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