Athletes of the Week-March 26, 2018

Track
Pierce Burnam
Wilmington
Senior
New Richmond, Ohio/New Richmond

Burnam finished in the top-10 in two events at the Emory University Invite. Burnam finished fourth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.67 and eighth in the triple jump with a mark of 12.65 meters. 


Field
Jim Kovatch
Marietta
Sophomore
Lancaster, Ohio/Fairfield Union

Kovatch won the pole vault at the Muskingum Amy Adams Memorial Invite with a school record mark of 15-07.00. His height currently ranks second in Divison III this spring.  

Track
Sarah Bedell
Otterbein
Junior
Bellevue, Ohio/Bellevue

Bedell won the 400-meter hurdles at the Indiana Wesleyan Invitational with a time of 1:05.88. Bedell currently ranks 14th in Division III in the 400-meter hurdles.

 

Field
Courtney Phoennik
John Carroll
Freshman
McDonald, Pa./South Fayette

Phoennik helped the Blue Streaks to third place at the Muskingum Amy Adams Memorial Invite. Phoennik won the triple jump with a meet record mark of 11.15 meters. She also placed fourth int he long jump (4.99 meters). 

 

Tennis
Connor Radune
Otterbein
Freshman
Jackson, Ohio/Jackson

Radune helped the Cardinals to an 8-1 victory over Transylvania on Sunday afternoon, with victorious in both doubles and singles play. Radune picked up an 8-6 win in first doubles over the Pioneers before a 6-2, 6-3 win in the top spot of singles.

Tennis
Ashley Ochsenhirt
Ohio Northern
Junior
Brimingham, Ala./Briarwood Christian

Ochsenhirt went a perfect 2-0 in OAC play at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles last week against Heidelberg and Capital. Ochsenhirt lost just three games in the two singles victories and was a perfect 16-0 in the two doubles matches.

 
Softball
Bailey McElwain
Otterbein
Senior
Utility
North Georgetown, Ohio/West Branch

McElwain batted .800 (8-for-10) as the Cardinals swept both Wittenberg and Mount Union to secure ten straight wins. McElwain began the week with a 3-for-4 performance against Wittenberg in which she hit a double and scored three runs, before going 5-for-6 with two home runs and a double against Mount Union.

 

Softball
Gabby Johnson
Otterbein
Junior
Thornville, Ohio/Sheridan

Johnson tallied 21 strikeouts and a 2-0 record against Wittenberg and Mount Union. Johnson struck out a career-best 14 batters against Wittenberg and  followed up with seven strikeouts against Mount Union. 

 

Baseball
Michael Pagano
Muskingum
Junior
Catcher
Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North

Pagano led the Muskies to a 3-1 week, which included a 2-0 start in the OAC. He hit .625 (10-of-16) seven runs scored, two doubles, eight RBIs and smashed a game-winning two-run HR to complete the Muskies' comeback vs. Bethany.

 

Baseball
Noah Skladan
Mount Union
Senior
Pitcher
Amherst, Ohio/Steele

Skladan helped the Raiders to a sweep of Otterbein on Sunday. He threw a complete game shutout in the 3-0 win, striking out four and giving up just four hits. The Cardinal offense only had three runners reach second.

 

Lacrosse
Danielle Rohrman
Mount Union
Sophomore 
Attach
Olney, Md. / Sherwood

Rohrman had five goals and an assist in a 19-6 win over Wittenberg and then came back with a season-high six goals in a 28-0 win over Wilmington in the OAC opener. On the week, Rohrman totalled 11 goals, one assist, 12 points, with 14 draw controls and eight ground balls.


Lacrosse
Elyssa Zablo
Sophomore
Goalkeeper
Akron, Ohio/ Revere

Zablo notched 12 saves on 23 shots in the Blue Streaks 12-11 overtime aginst Capital. This was JCU first win again Capital in program history. 



Lacrosse
Clayton Karam
John Carroll
Freshman
Defense
Buffalo, NY/Canisius

Karam helped the Blue Streaks to wins over Alma (18-7) and Capital (13-9) last week. Karam finished the week with 14 ground balls and six forced turnovers.


Lacrosse
Chad Steinwachs
Baldwin Wallace
Junior
Attack
Buffalo, NY/Williamsville North

Steinwachs led BW to its OAC opening victory with a 29-4 win over Muskingum on Friday. He scored four goals and added a school-record tying seven assists for a school-record tying and career-high 11 points. 

 

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