Crons sponsors the monthly "Achiever Award," which is presented to the school recognized by a fan vote for the most notable achievement from the month prior. Below are the descriptions of each submission, along with the poll in the right-hand sidebar.
Greg Ranjitsingh, Mercer Men's Soccer
Ranjitsingh had a memorable month in goal for the Bears, leading a Mercer defensive unit that allowed just five goals in the entire month of September. Ranjitsingh recorded four shutouts in September and was named the A-Sun Conference Defensive Player of the Week on two separate occasions. With those four shutouts, the Pickering, Ontario, native is now up to 13 clean sheets in his career, moving him into seventh place for the most shutouts in Atlantic Sun Conference history. As of October 9, Ranjitsingh leads all A-Sun Conference goalkeepers in every major statistic, including wins (8), goals against average (0.81), save percentage (.846) and shutouts (6).
Monique Russell, Stetson Volleyball
Russell had an incredible month of September, culminating with her breaking the Stetson career digs record on Sept. 29 vs. ETSU. She picked up 19 digs in that match and surpassed Melissa Roy's previous school record of 1287 career digs, which had stood since 1997. Russell earned all-tournament team honors for both the Stetson Clarion Classic and the Charleston Southern East Bay Deli Invitational. Her 32 digs against The Citadel on Sept. 14 set a new school single-match record in the rally scoring era. She led the Atlantic Sun and ranked among the top 15 nationally in total digs during the month of September. She has played in every match during her career without missing any, and she has played in over 300 consecutive sets dating back to her rookie season. Her teammates voted her as one of three team captains this season.
Kaycee Green, Lipscomb Volleyball
Lipscomb outside hitter Kaycee Green led the three-time defending A-Sun volleyball champions to a perfect 5-0 start in league play and a 7-4 mark overall during the month of September. For her efforts, Green garnered a pair of A-Sun Player of the Week honors earning back-to-back honors to close out the month. The veteran had 154 kills in the month of September and had double-digit kills in 10-of- 11 matches of the month including a season-high 22 kills at Mercer. She posted a solid .262 hitting percentage during the month, including topping the .400 hitting percentage twice (.400 vs. Jacksonville and .429 at Kennesaw State). The Cookeville, Tenn., native also had five assists, 20 digs, 23 total blocks (8 solo and 15 assist). Green also averaged 3.95 kills per set during the month
Paige Pridgeon, North Florida Volleyball
On Sept. 11 at Bethune-Cookman, Paige Pridgeon recorded her 1,000th career dig and became the third Osprey to reach the 1,000-kill, 1,000-dig mark. She entered the match needing just four digs to surpass the 1000-dig plateau. Pridgeon joins Becky DeJong and Maegan Weisart as the only Ospreys in program history to have 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs for their career. As of Oct. 8, Pridgeon had 1,390 kills and 1,114 digs.
Edward Figueroa, FGCU Men’s Golf
Playing in just the third collegiate tournament of his career, FGCU freshman Edward Figueroa put together the best three-round performance in program history at the Cobra-PUMA Invitational. Led by his eight-under 64 in the final round, which was a Miromar Lakes Golf Club course record and FGCU single-round record, Figueroa led the Eagles to the tournament title and took home medalist honors in the 81-player field. Figueroa’s three straight under-par rounds resulted in the best 54-hole performance in FGCU history, a 16-under 200 scorecard for the weekend. Figueroa’s first two rounds of two-under 70 and six-under 66 combined with the eight-under 64 helped him break the 54-hole FGCU record by four strokes. He was named the A-Sun Men's Golfer of the Week following the event.
Gilbert Kemboi, USC Upstate Men's Cross Country
Kemboi turned in another dominant month to lead the USC Upstate men’s cross country team, and also added to his already strong career resume. He began the month by winning the prestigious Eye Opener meet at Milliken Research Park by 25 seconds and helping the team finish second. He then claimed back-to-back second-place finishes at the Winthrop Invitational and the Paul Short Invitational. He ran second to Louisville’s Ernest Kibet, the Cardinal’s top runner on a team ranked seventh in the region. He claimed second place by a mere two seconds to Georgetown’s Mark Dennin in the prestigious Paul Short Invitational. Georgetown is the 15th-ranked team in the nation. Along the way, Kemboi earned his ninth and 10th A-Sun runner of the week honor, breaking the all-time A-Sun cross country record and tying the overall all-time A-Sun record for any sport in weekly award selections.
As the Official Motivation and Apparel Brand of the Atlantic Sun
Conference, Crons sponsors the monthly "Achiever Award" to recognize what
A-Sun fans deem the most notable performance from each month.
The Crons Brand provides what it calls “high quality motivational
apparel, merchandise, and accessories to inspire people to get better and
constantly strive for their goals.” It also strives to reinforce positive
messages to athletes about what it takes to be a winner and the importance of
working harder than anyone else in order to reach their full potential.
communicates this message through four separate product categories: Team Gear,
Lifestyle Apparel, Nutritional Products, and School Programs. Crons is a
national brand with its message-themed and motivational merchandise and apparel
already in use by more than 500 schools and organizations in 25 states.
Crons perpetuates its message through its Achievers Program, designed
to teach students the importance of setting and achieving goals. The program
focuses on fostering skills that will help young people set smart, measurable
goals now and in the future – leading to academic, personal and professional