Gregory Named USCAA Defensive Player of the Week

Written by Sean Dahlin

BUENA VISTA, Va.−The United States Collegiate Athletic Association today announced sophomore defensive back Matt Gregory as USCAA Defensive Player of the Week

Gregory, who is Southern Virginia's leading tackler with 49 tackles through five games, earned week five's Defensive Player of the Week honors for his solid performance on Saturday against USCAA-opponent Virginia-Lynchburg. 

Gregory recorded 15 tackles—3 solo and 12 assists—on the day for Southern Virginia, as well as a blocked field goal on a Virginia-Lynchburg attempt from 21-yards out with 9:15 left in the fourth quarter. 

"Matt is deserving of the award not only for his play on Saturday but for the way he's played so far this season," said fourth-year Head Coach DeLane Fitzgerald. "He has been a pleasant surprise in the defensive secondary, and we expect him to continue to improve."