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April 17, 2024 5:48 am

Two Trojans named Freshman of the Month

MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive featured two April Freshman of the Month recipients in their respective sports, as announced by Conference Carolinas.

Channie Jefferson earned the honor for a second consecutive month, while Jackson Lahey swept the accolade for the entire season after garnering the award for the fourth time.

A native of Richmond, Va., Jefferson recorded three school records, two NCAA provisional standards and a conference record in April. At the Trojan Relays on April 15, she ran the second leg of the 4x100m relay as the team set a new conference record, school record and NCAA Division II mark with a blistering pace of 45.83 seconds. The time currently ranks 15th in NCAA Division II. Additionally, the 4x400m relay posted a time of 3:50.15 with Jefferson serving as the anchor to set a new Mount Olive record. She also delivered the third-best time in Conference Carolinas and an NCAA mark in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:01.66.

A native of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Lahey tallied 195 assists, 39 digs, 15 kills and 11 blocks over the final five matches of the regular season. In the month of April, he eclipsed over 40 assists in three matches and captured his sixth assist/dig double-double of the season.

Against Lincoln Memorial on April 7, the Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year registered 40 assists, six digs and three blocks, while delivering a season-high six kills. The following day, he posted an assist/dig double-double with 42 assists and 10 digs, while adding three blocks and four kills in a 3-1 win over Tusculum.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics