Miami Athletes of the Week

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Oct. 11, 2011

OXFORD, Ohio - Leading each of their respective teams to wins over the weekend, redshirt junior quarterback Zac Dysert and senior field hockey midfielder Amanda Seeley have been named Miami’s Male and Female Athletes of the Week, respectively, for the week of Oct. 3-9.

Zac Dysert

Dysert (Ada, Ohio) led Miami to its first win of 2011 Saturday, as the RedHawks topped Army, 35-28, with Dysert scoring 21 unanswered points for the ‘Hawks to earn the win. On the day, he threw for a career-high four touchdowns and also ran in Miami’s other score. He finished 24-of-37 for 342 yards without throwing an interception while also rushing for 39 yards on eight carries. The 342 passing yards ranked 23rd in school history and marked his eighth time topping the 300-yard mark. Dysert now ranks fifth in school history with 31 career touchdown passes after Saturday’s performance.

Amanda Seeley

Seeley (Louisville, Ky.) was Miami’s top scorer last week with two goals and one assist for five points. She had six shots in the two games, and served as the stick-stopper on all of the RedHawks’ penalty corners. Seeley assisted on Emily Gruesser’s goal in the 49th minute on Wednesday against Ball State, and followed it up with a goal of her own on a penalty corner in the 53rd minute. She also notched the game-winning goal on Saturday against Missouri State, when her shot from the top of the circle was tipped high into the net by a Bear defender.

Dysert and the RedHawks return to action Saturday when they travel to Kent State for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff. Seeley and the rest of the field hockey team is also back on the turf Saturday with a game at Central Michigan, which is set for noon.

The next Miami Athletes of the Week will be announced Tuesday, Oct. 18. For a list of previous winners, click here.