Matthew Harvie

Matthew Harvie

This week's male Thrive Covenant Athlete of the Week, for the period ending March 25, 2017, is junior tennis player Matthew Harvie.

Harvie, a junior from Grayson, Ga., went 3-0 in singles and 2-1 in doubles at the No. 1 spot in both on the week for the Scots. In singles, Harvie took a three-set victory over Piedmont's Nathan Metzger on Wednesday and then won two matches on Saturday against opponents from Huntingdon and Berry. He teamed with Chris Cox at No. 1 doubles for wins over Piedmont and Huntingdon.

Previous Male Athletes of the Week

Week 1 (Aug. 29-Sept. 3, 2016)

Micah Sneller - Cross Country

Sneller, a sophomore from Lancaster, Pa., paced the Scots to a second place finish at the Mountaintop Invitational with a personal best time of 18:30 in the 5k event. Sneller's time was good for 10th overall in the race.

Week 2 (Sept. 5-10, 2016)

Micah Sneller - Cross Country

Sneller, a sophomore from Lancaster, Pa., led the Scots once again this time at the UTC PowerAde Invitational where he set a personal best in the 5k with a time of 17:38. Sneller finished 53rd among Division I and Division III runners in the event. The time was 52 seconds faster than his previous best mark, set last week at the Mountaintop Invitational.

Week 3 (Sept. 12-17, 2016)

Carl Simakoff - Soccer

Simakoff, a sophomore from St. Louis, Mo., scored twice on the week, including the game-winner in Covenant's 1-0 win over William Peace. The sophomore collected his first goal of the year in Friday's 3-2 loss to Averett. He then scored the game-winner in Saturday's match vs. William Peace on a header off a set piece from Caleb Allen late in the first half.

Week 4 (Sept. 19-24, 2016)

Marshall Kent - Golf

Kent, a sophomore from Milton, Ga., earned his highest-ever finish in a tournament as he placed in a tie for second at the Piedmont Fall Invitational. The sophomore shot a career-best 2-under 70 in the first round before posting a 77 in the final round for a two-day score of 147, a career-low for a 36-hole tournament. Kent earned All-Tournament honors for a second consecutive year at the Piedmont Fall Invitational.

Week 5 (Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2016)

Jesse Riggs - Soccer

Riggs, a freshman from Chesapeake, Va., scored two goals on the week to lead the Scots. Riggs gave Covenant a 1-0 lead in the second half of a 2-1 overtime loss at Birmingham Southern, then scored the lone tally in a 4-1 loss at Maryville. Riggs has scored in three of the last four matches and leads the team with four goals.

Week 6 (Oct. 3-8, 2016)

Carl Simakoff - Soccer

Simakoff, a sophomore from St. Louis, Mo., scored five goals on the week to lead Covenant to a 2-0-1 record. The sophomore scored twice in the Scots' 6-1 win over Huntingdon on Friday, before recording his first career hat trick in a 6-1 victory over LaGrange on Saturday. Simakoff now leads the team with seven goals on the year.

Week 7 (Oct. 10-15, 2016)

Micah Sneller - Cross Country

Sneller, a sophomore from Lancaster, Pa., paced the Scots at the Berry Invitational with a personal record time of 27:57.7 in the 8k. The time placed Sneller 65th overall, out of 189 total runners, and helped Covenant to a 13th place finish in the event.

Week 8 (Oct. 17-22, 2016)

Will Mayfield - Golf

Mayfield, a freshman from Alpharetta, Ga., tied for 45th overall at the Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invitational last week. The freshman carded a tournament score of 156, which tied his season-best, following a first round score of 79 and a final round 77. In the final round, Mayfield had three birdies on the front nine on his way to a 77.

Week 9 (Oct. 24-29, 2016)

Micah Sneller - Cross Country

Sneller, a sophomore from Lancaster, Pa., led Covenant at the USA South Cross Country Championships with a fourth place finish. The sophomore finished the 8k course in a time of 28:52 to help Covenant to a second place finish in the event. Sneller's finish earned him a spot on the All-USA South first team for a second consecutive season.

Week 10 (Oct. 31-Nov. 5, 2016)

Nathan Hawkins - Golf

Hawkins, a freshman from Lexington, N.C., paced the men's golf team at the Pinnacle Trust Invitational with his sixth place finish. The freshman had a tournament score of 160 after a first round 78 followed by a final round 82. 

Week 11 (Nov. 7-12, 2016)

Micah Sneller - Cross Country

Sneller, a sophomore from Lancaster, Pa., led the Scots at the NCAA South/Southeast Region meet on Saturday. The sophomore finished the 8k in a time of 28:25 for a 110th place finish overall and help Covenant to 23rd.

Week 12 (Nov. 14-19, 2016)

Berto Dryden - Basketball

Dryden, a junior from Brooklyn, N.Y., averaged 17.3 points, 2.7 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game to help Covenant to a 2-1 record. The junior had a team-high 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting and had the game-clinching steal and layup in a 74-70 win over No. 15 Emory on Tuesday. He then had 13 points, five assists and four steals in a 100-67 victory over Dallas on Friday. In an 89-74 loss to Emory & Henry on Saturday, Dryden totaled 20 points and two assists.

Week 13 (Nov. 21-26, 2016)

Patjo Twagirayezu - Basketball

Twagirayezu, a junior from Kigali, Rwanda, led Covenant to a 68-65 win at Birmingham Southern with a career-high 24 points last Tuesday. The junior went 11-of-17 from the field and had a game-sealing steal and layup in the final seconds. Twagirayezu also collected three rebounds, three assists and three steals in the win.

Week 14 (Nov. 28-Dec. 3, 2016)

Z Arima - Basketball

Arima, a senior from Herriman, Utah, scored a career-high 14 points in Covenant's 62-60 loss at Sewanee last Tuesday. The senior went 5-of-7 from the field and a perfect 3-for-3 from behind the 3-point line. Arima also collected two rebounds and a steal while making his second start of the season.

Week 15 (Dec. 5-10, 2016)

Z Arima - Basketball

Arima, a senior from Herriman, Utah, averaged 16.7 points, shot 53.8 percent from 3-point land, and grabbed 4.3 rebounds on the week. The senior had 14 points, eight rebounds, one assist and one steal in a 78-64 win over Oglethorpe on Tuesday. In a 93-62 loss at No. 7 Whitworth on Friday night, Arima had 10 points and three rebounds. He then had a career-high 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting with five 3-pointers to go along with two rebounds and an assist in a 101-85 loss at No. 4 Whitman on Saturday.

Week 16 (Dec. 12-17, 2016)

Patjo Twagirayezu - Basketball

Twagirayezu, a junior from Kigali, Rwanda, scored 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting in Covenant's USA South loss at Ferrum on Saturday. The junior also added four rebounds and three steals in the 75-62 defeat. Twagirayezu has scored in double figures in five of Covenant's nine games this season.

Week 17 (Dec. 26-31, 2016)

Caleb Haynes - Basketball

Haynes, a freshman from Section, Ala., averaged 11.0 points, eight rebounds and one assist per game to help Covenant to a 2-0 week. The freshman scored a season and career-high 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting with eight rebounds, one assist and one block in a 73-60 win at Millsaps on Friday. Haynes then totaled eight points and eight boards with an assist and steal in a 78-70 win at Belhaven on Saturday.

Week 18 (Jan. 2-7, 2017)

Berto Dryden - Basketball

Dryden, a junior from Brooklyn, N.Y., scored a career-high 23 points in Covenant's 93-82 overtime victory over LaGrange on Friday. The junior went a perfect 12-for-12 at the free throw line while also dishing out a career-high tying seven assists to go along with three rebounds in the USA South win. 

Week 19 (Jan. 9-14, 2017)

Berto Dryden - Basketball

Dryden, a junior from Brooklyn, N.Y., averaged 16.3 points, 2.3 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game on the week. The junior scored a new career-high 28 points with four rebounds and four assists in an 83-75 loss to Maryville last week. He then had 10 points, two rebounds and two assists in a loss at Methodist before scoring 11 points with three rebounds in a loss to Greensboro.

Week 20 (Jan. 16-21, 2017)

Bailey Spragg - Basketball

Spragg, a sophomore from Windermere, Fla., averaged 16.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game to help Covenant to a 1-1 week. The sophomore scored a career-high 19 points with four rebounds and two steals in a 59-56 loss to Piedmont last Tuesday. Spragg then scored 14 points with seven rebounds and two assists in a 66-61 comeback win at LaGrange on Saturday.

Week 21 (Jan. 23-28, 2017)

Patjo Twagirayezu - Basketball

Twagirayezu, a junior from Kigali, Rwanda, posted 23.0 points, while shooting 65.6 percent from the field, and 8.0 rebounds per game on the week. The junior had a double-double with 20 points and a career-high 13 rebounds in a 59-56 loss to North Carolina Wesleyan on Friday. Twagirayezu then scored a career-high 26 points on 12-of-20 shooting with three rebounds in an 84-82 overtime win against William Peace on Saturday.

Week 22 (Jan. 30-Feb. 4, 2017)

Patjo Twagirayezu - Basketball

Twagirayezu, a junior from Kigali, Rwanda, averaged 17.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game to help Covenant to a 2-0 week. The junior had six points and six rebounds in a 73-56 win over Sewanee on Tuesday before scoring a career-high 28 points with six rebounds in an 81-70 victory over Huntingdon on Thursday.

Week 23 (Feb. 6-11, 2017)

Z Arima - Basketball

Arima, a senior from Herriman, Utah, averaged 18.5 points, while shooting 63.6 percent from 3-point land, with 4.5 rebounds to help Covenant to a 2-0 week. The senior tied a career-high with 26 points and five 3-pointers in an 81-80 win at Huntingdon last Wednesday. He then had 11 points and seven rebounds in a 67-63 win over Averett on Saturday.

Week 24 (Feb. 13-18, 2017)

Will Portlock - Basketball

Portlock, a senior from Winter Haven, Fla., averaged 17.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.5 steals in Covenant's 1-1 week. The senior scored a career-high 18 points to go with three rebounds and four assists in an 83-76 loss at Maryville. He then scored 17 points with four rebounds, five assists and two steals in a 91-64 win over Piedmont that clinched a spot in the USA South Tournament for the Scots.

Week 25 (Feb. 20-25, 2017)

Matthew Harvie - Tennis

Harvie, a junior from Grayson, Ga., went 2-0 in singles play and 2-1 in doubles to lead Covenant. The junior defeated Millsaps' Diego Marti-Vertiz 6-3, 6-4 on Friday at No. 1 singles and then Rhodes' Albert Vacheron in three sets 6-2, 2-6, 13-11 on Saturday. Harvie and Chris Cox combined for a 2-1 record at the top doubles spot with an 8-6 win over Rhodes' Andrew Morton and Sean Hogan on Saturday before besting Karthik Garimella and Kristian Lenser of Hendrix 8-1.

Week 26 (Feb. 27-March 4, 2017)

Matt Reitz - Baseball

Reitz, a sophomore from Jacksonville, Fla., tossed a complete-game four-hitter with 10 strikeouts in Covenant's 3-2 win over Maryville on Friday. The sophomore struck out a career-high 10 batters and threw his first career nine-inning complete-game. Reitz scattered four hits and allowed one earned run with a walk in the victory.

Week 27 (March 6-11, 2017)

Julien Amorelli - Baseball

Amorelli, a senior from Bayside, N.Y., hit .556 (5-for-9) with two runs, an RBI and a walk on the week to lead Covenant. The senior went a combined 4-for-5 with a walk and two runs scored in a pair of losses at N.C. Wesleyan on Friday before going 1-for-4 with an RBI in the series finale on Saturday. 

Week 28 (March 13-18, 2017)

Joel Johnson - Baseball

Johnson, a junior from Alingsas, Sweden, batted .455 (5-for-11) with a home run, six RBIs and two runs scored in a series win over No. 1 Emory. The senior went 1-for-4 in a game one loss on Friday befre going a combined 4-for-7 with a home run, six RBIs and two runs scored in a doubleheader sweep on Saturday. Johnson had three RBIs in each of the wins on Saturday.