Florida Tech Panthers Brittany LaPadula, Chris Stapleton Earn Erdman Motors Players Of The Week
By Mitch Praxl, Assistant Athletic Communications Director // November 10, 2016
LaPadula won individual title at Division II preview
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – After posting exceptional performances during the past week, Women’s golf’s Brittany LaPadula and football’s Chris Stapleton have been named Mike Erdman Auto Group Athletes of the Week for the week of Oct. 31 – Nov. 6.
LaPadula not only won the individual title at the NCAA Division II Preview early in the week, her one-under par performance helped guide the Panthers to the team championship.
The Port St. Lucie native fired rounds of 72 and 71 to put herself atop the leaderboard with teammate Guro Rambjoer and West Florida’s Paloma Vaccaro, taking the title via a tiebreaker.
Stapleton spearheaded a strong defensive effort in the Panthers’ 45-21 victory over West Georgia. The redshirt-senior captain registered 13 tackles and a sack in the contest.
The 13 tackles matches Manny Abad’s team-high from the West Alabama game. Overall FIT held the Wolves to a season-low 272 yards of total offense.
Women’s golf has concluded play for the fall season and will return Feb. 7-8, 2017 at the World Golf Invitational in St. Augustine, Florida.
Football concludes the regular season Saturday, taking on Delta State at 2 p.m. ET on Senior Day at Florida Tech Panther Stadium.
The contest is FIT’s annual White Out game, with the first 1,000 fan receiving a free white T-shirt. Jerry Durney and Paul Van Scott will have the call on 89.5 FM WFIT and WFIT.org.
Space Coast Daily will also be on hand to provide complete coverage.
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