SOU's Palmer nabs special teams honor

Southern Oregon University senior punter Steve Palmer was named the NAIA Independent Special Teams Player of the Week.

Palmer averaged 41.7 yards on six attempts in Southern's 27-16 setback to NCAA Division I Sacramento State on Saturday. Palmer also uncorked an 81-yard punt that ranks as the second-longest in school history.

The Raiders travel to NCAA Division III Willamette on Saturday.

Waldorf College's Colten Harris and John Lawson won the offensive and defensive player of the week honors, respectively.

Women's Volleyball

Southern Oregon junior Lindsay Stone was named the Cascade Conference Setter of the Week.

Stone, an All-American as a sophomore, led the Raiders to a 2-1 record last week — including conference victories over Evergreen State and Northwest University. SOU is now 3-1 in conference play and 5-7 overall.

Stone had 31 assists in a nonconference setback to NCAA Division II Western Oregon and then had 22 assists against both Evergreen and Northwest.

Stone leads the Cascade Conference with an 8.71 assist per game average.

The Raiders return home to host Concordia on Friday and Corban on Saturday.

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