#22 Mike Maher - VSN Offensive Player of the Week
#22 Mike Maher - VSN Offensive Player of the Week
Football - Wed, Sep. 1, 2010

Grand Island, Neb. - Saint Xavier University senior wide receiver Mike Maher (Plainfield, Ill./Providence Catholic) was named the Victory Sports Network NAIA Offensive Player of the Week late Tuesday for the opening week of the 2010 college football season. In a 49-32 road win over Bethel University (Tenn.), Maher posted 12 catches for 214 yards and four touchdowns for the No. 4 ranked Cougars. His four receiving touchdowns tied a school record originally set by SXU Hall of Famer Ed Bryant back in 1998.

The Victory Sports Network (VSN) was founded July 5, 2002, by Jason Dannelly to become a national promoter of NAIA Athletics. In the past years, Dannelly has built very strong relationships with the NAIA member institutions and their coaches. He has published magazines dedicated solely to NAIA Athletics, founded three sports websites and produces weekly features on latest news around the NAIA. At VSN, the mission is to give fans, coaches and players of small college athletics a place to find out the latest information on the NAIA.

Saint Xavier (1-0 overall) will host former Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) Midwest League rival University of St. Francis (Ill.) for its home opener on Thursday, September 2. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago.