SPARTANBURG, S.C. –Coming off a record-setting performance last Saturday at Western Carolina, VMI quarterback Reece Udinski was named the Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Week Monday morning by the league office.
The sophomore slinger from North Wales, Pennsylvania, set three program records in the Keydets’ 52-50 loss to the Catamounts on Saturday, posting new school standards in completions (43), attempts (72) and passing yards (491). His nearly 500 yards through the air were good for seventh in a game in SoCon history, while he added four touchdown passes on the day.
Udinski led VMI on two scoring drives of more than 60 yards after the Catamounts – who entered the contest receiving votes in both major national polls – took a 15-point lead with 6:19 left in the game.
The weekly award also marks the first time a VMI offensive player has achieved the honor since wide receiver Aaron Sanders accomplished the feat on October 26, 2015.
Chattanooga linebacker Marshall Cooper was named Defensive Player of the Week and The Citadel running back/kick returner Rod Johnson was named Special Teams Player of the Week.
The Keydets take on SoCon foe Mercer Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Foster Stadium for the second home game of the season.