In her first year running cross country at BYU, Angela Wagner placed second at the 5K BYU Autumn Classic. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
The Top Performers of the Week feature highlights the top athletes of each sport currently in play. Check back each week to see which athletes are standing out in Cougar sports.
Chelsea Goodman -- Women's Volleyball -- Senior -- Mesa, Ariz.
Cougar outside hitter Chelsea Goodman had a phenomenal week for BYU as she helped the Cougars go 2-0, including their first win at Utah since 2000, while tying the Mountain West Conference record for career double-doubles at 47. She began the week with match highs of 12 kills and 13 digs in a sweep over Utah Valley on Tuesday, hitting .385 in the process. The senior then followed that performance with 21 kills, 11 digs and 12 blocks in BYU's five-game win in Salt Lake City, marking the first Cougar triple-double since 2004 and the first by a non-setter since 2000. Her 12 blocks doubled her previous career best and helped BYU post 26 team blocks (52 block assists) on the night, fourth all-time in Cougar history and tied for fourth all-time in MWC history. Goodman, the preseason MWC Player of the Year ranks among the top 10 in the MWC in kills, points and digs on the year and has recorded a double-double in each of the last five matches.
Angela Wagner -- Cross Country -- Freshman - Centurion, Pretoria
Though she is still transitioning from being an 800m specialist, Angela Wagner ran a 6k time of 20:58.1 at Pre-Nationals. The 5-foot-8 freshman from South Africa defeated all other Mountain West Conference runners in the race. Wagner finished 26th in the race against some of the toughest competition in the nation. In her first year running cross country at BYU, Wagner has Placed second at the 5K BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 17:51.9. She competed in the Bill Dellinger Invitational, finishing seventh with a 6k time of 20:33 As a freshman in outdoor track & field, last year Wagner ran her season-best time of 4:32.05 in the 1500 meters at the UCLA Rafer Johnson meet ... finished second in the 800 meters at the Robison Invitational ... ran a season-best time of 2:08.49 to qualify for finals and then took fourth in the 800 meter finals at the MWC Championships.
Harvey Unga -- Football -- Freshman -- Provo, Utah
Freshman running back Harvey Unga carried the ball a career-high 25 times for a career-best 177 yards in the Cougars' 24-14 victory over UNLV. After gaining 59 yards in the first half, Unga took over in the second half with 18 carries for 118 yards. During the Cougars' first drive of the second half, Unga carried the ball seven times for 49 yards, leading BYU on a 10-play, 66-yard scoring drive to take a 14-6 lead. With 3:15 remaining in the fourth quarter, Unga put the proverbial nail in the coffin with a 5-yard touchdown run to give the Cougars a 24-6 lead.
Jessica Harmon-Carter -- Soccer -- Junior -- Provo, Utah
Harmon-Carter leads the Cougar defense that has only allowed five goals all season. She and her teammates in the backfield held TCU and Utah to a combined 13 shots with only three on goal. Against TCU, Harmon-Carter displayed her prowess by defending one of those three shots on goal when a defender slipped past Cougar keeper Erika Woodbury. Against Utah, she was largely responsible for not allowing the MWC goals-scored leader Adele Letro to zero shots.
Aleesha Miller -- Swimming -- Freshman -- Mesa, Ariz.
Aleesha helped the Cougars sweep the Lobos this past weekend in the first MWC dual meet of the year. She won the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events. In the 50 free she swam in a time of 23.58, which is among the fastest in the country right now. She also swam on BYU's 200-yard free relay that took first place in the meet. In the 100 free Aleesha finished with a time of 51.83.
Angela Nelson -- Diving -- Senior -- San Antonio, Texas
Angela finished in first place in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events against UNM. In the 1-meter event she scored a 272.40. In the 3-meter event she beat the second place finisher by 14 points as she scored 295.90.