Athletes of the Week-January 29, 2018

Track
Matt Molinaro
Senior
Ohio Northern
Sterling Heights, Mich./DeLaSalle

Molinaro won he one-mile run at the SPIRE institute Midwest Track & Field with a career-best time of 4:14.16


Field
Jason Coon
Senior
Capital
Bernville,Pa./Schuylkill Valley

Coon won the shot put for the third consecutive meet with a mark of 16.25m at Jessica Starks Open. 

 

Track 
Sarah Mason
Mount Union
Sophomore
Alliance, Ohio/Marlington

Mason shattered a 26-year old school record in the 600 meter run with a time of 1:40.15. The previous record was 1:45.07 set in 1992 by Heather O'Shea. 

 

Field
Dana Shoff
Otterbein
Junior
Pickerington, Ohio/Central

Shoff won the shot put at the Findlay Classic & Elite Throws with a personal best mark of 12-3.5 (3.75m), which also ties for third best in Division III. 

 

Wrestling
Jairod James
Mount Union
Junior
174 pounds
Bedford, Ohio/Bedford

James won the 174-pound weight class with a victory over No. 2 ranked Ben Swarr (Messiah) by decision 9-4, leading the Purple Raiders to second place. On Tuesday, James defeating John Carroll's Blake Dixon by decision 9-7. 

 

Basketball
Erin Risner
Capital
Forward
Canfield, Ohio/Canfield

Risner averaged 20 points, four rebounds, 4.5 assists and two steals-per-game to lead the Crusaders past Muskingum and nationally ranked Ohio Northern. Against Muskingum, Risner posted 21 points and added four rebounds, three assists and two steals to help Capital snap a three game losing streak. Versus ONU, Risner scored 19 points and added four rebounds, six assists and two steals. 

 

 

Basketball
Marcus Dempsey
Sophomore
Guard
Zanesville, Ohio/Tri-Valley

Dempsey averaged 37.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists last week to lead the Muskies to a 1-1 record, including a 112-113 win over nationally ranked John Carroll.  Dempsey shot .595 (22-of-37) from the field, including 10-of- 17 from three-point range. He shot an impressive 21-of-23 (.913) from the free-throw line.  Demspey has set the school record for points scored in a season, currently at 570 points and scored his 1,000th career point in just his 46th game. 

 

Swimming
Samantha Glish
Wilmington
Senior
Louisville, Ky./Ballard

In a dual meet with John Carroll, Glish won both the 50-meter freestyle (28.07) and the 100-meter freestyle (1:02.54) with season-best times in both events. Her time in the 50-meter freestyle is currently the fourth-best time in the OAC this season.

 

Swimming
Nolan Huey
Ohio Northern
Sophomore
Fort Collins, Colo./Fossil Ridge

In a tri-meet at nationally ranked Kenyon with Ohio Wesleyan, Huey placed third in the 200 free in 1:45.76 and the 100 back in :53.50. Huey followed that performance up with two victories against nationally-ranked Case Western Reserve as he won the 100 back in :53.70 and the 200 back in 1:57.49. He was also second in the 400 I.M. in 4:20.30.

 

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