Luke Mishu, a junior from Knoxville, TN, at Notre Dame University, has been named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Irish to shutout wins over Michigan State and Michigan. The former Knoxville Catholic defender led an Irish defense that limited both opponents to just two shots on goal apiece…..Tennessee’s Shawn Morris (Nashville) was elected an independent director of US Youth Soccer at the association’s Annual General Meeting in Charlotte, NC, held in conjunction with the 2012 US Youth Soccer National Championships in nearby Rock Hill, SC…..Farragut HS, ranked #7 nationally, tops the Tennessee Class AAA girls state rankings. The Admirals, 12-0-0, are just ahead of Franklin’s unbeaten Rebels (11-0-1). Franklin was ranked #24 in the recent NSCAA national poll. Oak Ridge, third in the state poll, is also unbeaten at 12-0-1. Top spot in the Class A-AA girls state poll is undefeated Christian Academy Knoxville (9-0-1), while St. Agnes Academy, also without a loss (10-0-1) is top ranked among Division II AA schools. The top-ranked girls team in the Division II A state poll is University School Jackson (11-3-0)…..The 2012 Tennessee Adult State Tournament will be held in conjunction with the Youth State Championships, November 10-11, 2012 at Siegel Soccer Complex, Murfreesboro, TN…..The Milligan College Buffaloes picked up a 1-0 Appalachian Athletic Conference victory over Virginia Intermont on a free kick from Chris Ochieng (Nairobi, Kenya) in the first half…..Vanderbilt suffered its first Southeastern Conference defeat of the 2012 season, falling at No. 15 Missouri, 2-0, in the Commodores’ fifth straight road game. The Vanderbilt women were coming off a 4-0 SEC win over Mississippi State in which four different Commodores scored: Brittany Thomas (Grapevine, TX), Dana Schwartz (Nashville, TN), Kelsey Tillman (Vienna, VA) and Gena Inbusch (Upper Arlington, OH). Vandy has been starting eight freshmen and sophomores.