Purfield Named SBC Defensive Player of the Week; Erdmann To Chair NCAA Baseball Committee

September 2, 2015 · By · Filed Under Baseball, NCAA, Soccer, Sun Belt Conference 

 

Soccer

Freshman Jemma Purfield from Cottingham, England | Photo credit: usajaguars.com

Jemma Purfield, a freshman from Cottingham, England, has started every game for the Jaguars and becomes the second Jag to earn the SBC Defensive Player of the Week. | Photo credit: usajaguars.com

South Alabama freshman Jemma Purfield was named the Sun Belt Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Student-Athlete of the week on Tuesday. She is the second Jaguar to earn this recognition this season after Charde Hannah earned it last week.

Purfield, a native of Cottingham, England, scored a goal with an assist and helped lead the Jaguar defense in two shutouts. She played all 90 minutes against Louisiana Tech in a 1-0 victory where she recorded two shots on goal as the Jag defense only allowed two shots in the match.

Two days later, Purfield scored her first career goal in a 7-0 win over Tennessee-Martin. She also added an assist as the Jag defense held UTM to only six shots to record their second consecutive shutout.

Purfield has started every game this season and played all but 22 minutes.

South Alabama, who received three votes in the latest NSCAA Top 25 poll, will host the Jaguar Classic this weekend as South Florida, Troy and Austin Peay all come to The Cage for weekend matches. The Jags will face USF on Friday at 7pm then Austin Peay on Sunday at 2:30pm.

 

Baseball/Athletics

USA Director of Athletics Dr. Joel Erdmann has served for three years on the NCAA Baseball Committee, he will chair the committee for the 2015-16 academic year.

USA Director of Athletics Dr. Joel Erdmann has served for three years on the NCAA Baseball Committee, he will chair the committee for the 2015-16 academic year.

The NCAA announced on Tuesday that University of South Alabama Director of Athletics Dr. Joel Erdmann will serve as chair of the Division I Baseball Committee for the 2015-16 academic year.

Erdmann represents the South Region in the 10-member committee just completed his third year with the group. His role serving with the committee includes helping to select and seed the field for the NCAA Tournament as well as assisting in site administration.

“I am humbled and honored for the opportunity to serve as chair of the committee,” Erdmann was quoted as saying. “The committee is made up of highly capable professionals who understand the core of our duty is to provide the best championship field and experience for our student-athletes, coaches and fans. I look forward to the upcoming year as we continue to move the baseball championship and the great game itself forward.”

As USA’s AD, Erdmann has been members of the baseball, softball, golf and tennis committees in the Sun Belt Conference. When he was AD at the University of North Alabama, Erdmann was a member of the NCAA Division II Football Committee during the 2006-07 academic year and also co-chaired the NCAA Division II Football Southeast Region Advisory Committee.

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