B-UHS Athlete of the Week 4-9-2022

Miranda Greene 

Lady Bucs Lacrosse senior attacker/midfielder Miranda Greene has led Coach Jamie Greene’s Buckhannon-Upshur High School Girl’s Lacrosse Team to a perfect 9-0 start thus far in the 2022 campaign. The final season in a Buccaneer uniform for the 2020-21 U.S. Lacrosse All-American couldn’t have gone much better. Through 9 games, Greene is averaging 6 goals per game, leading her team’s lethal offensive attack, which has kept teams on the defensive for most of the season. 

Against St. Albans this past Friday, April 1 Greene played up to her reputation as one of the top lacrosse prospects in the Mountain state, scoring 6 goals on 9 shot attempts on goal. Green also fielded 4 ground balls to lead the Lady Bucs’ offensive barrage.  She followed her outstanding game against St. Albans up by netting 7-goals against John Marshall the very next day on Saturday, April 2.  

Greene has distinguished herself as one of the best lacrosse players in school history, the only question now is how far she can lead the Lady Bucs, as their embark on their season long voyage to bring home a state championship. 

Hank Phillips 

B-UHS Junior, #4-seed Bucs Tennis (Singles), #2-seed (Doubles) player Hank Phillips started the 2022 season on an absolute tear for the for Head Coach Jason Rock’s veteran Boy’s Tennis Team. Phillips started off his week by beating Liberty’s Eli Morrison in their match-up on Tuesday, March 30 by a final tally of 8-0. Phillips showed great patient, controlling the game and striking when he saw the opportunity arise. The doubles tandem of Phillips and senior Mauricio Menendez won their match against Liberty due to forfeit, capping off a perfect 2-0 day.

The junior followed his dominant outing against Liberty up with another strong match later that evening against University, winning his singles match against the Hawks’ Julian Stealey by a final tally of 8-1. In the doubles match, Phillips and Menendez dropped a thrilling, back and forth affair with the Hawks’ duo of Stealey and Andrew McClellan by a final tally of 8-3. Despite this loss, Phillips did more than enough to earn his way to athlete of the week honors. 


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