Athletes of the Week-April 2, 2018

Golf
Jackie Cunningham
Marietta
Sophomore
Little Hocking, Ohio/Belpre

Cunningham won the Otterbein Cardinal Classic held at the Northstar Golf Club with a score of 78 (+6). The Pioneers finished third in the four team field. This was Cunningham's fifth tournament title in seven starts this school year.

 

Golf
Austin Wells
Otterbein
Senior
Dayton, Ohio/Oakwood

Wells led the Cardinals to OAC Spring Tournament title and their 8th-straight OAC Regular-Season title. Well fired rounds of 75 of 74 (+5 par) to earn medalist honors. 


Baseball
Beau Taylor
Mount Union
Senior
Alliance, Ohio/West Branch

Over three games last week , Taylor threw a combined eight innings giving up no runs on just three hits with 10 strikeouts and one walk. In the 4-2 win against Thiel, Taylor threw three innings with one hit and four strikeouts to get the save. In 5-3 win against Baldwin Wallace Taylor came in the ninth to a tie game and threw two innings allowing one hit with two strikeouts to earn the win. 


Baseball
Christian Stanziano
Mount Union 
Senior
Oberlin, Ohio/Elyria Catholic

Stanziano hit .462 (6-for-13) with four runs batted in three games last week. Versus Thiel, Stanziano was 2-of-4 with a double and an RBI. In game one against Baldwin Wallace, Stanziano got the game-winning hit, scoring two runs in the 10th inning to put the Raiders up 5-3. In game two of the sweep of the Yellow Jackets, Stanziano was 3-for-4 with another RBI.

 

Softball
Kirsten Lightel
Ohio Northern
Senior
Lima, Ohio/Bath

Lightel posted 16 strikeouts in two complete game victories to help ONU to a 4-0 record on the week.  In 14 innings, Lightel give up just nine hits and one earned run. 

 

Softball
Jenna Hollar
Ohio Northern
Senior
Outfield
Lima, Ohio/Bath

Hollar led the way offensively for the Polar Bears, recording eight hits and scoring three runs in four games. She hit an impressive .571 and stole three bases. ONU finished the week with a 4-0 record. 

 

Lacrosse
Kara Hines
Capital
Senior
Midfield
Columbus, Ohio/Worthington Kilbourne)

Hines scored a season-high seven times on just eight shots in the Crusaders'  17-5 win over Otterbein. Hines also won nine draw controls and picked up six ground balls.

 

Lacrosse
Mimi Curtis
Mount Union
Sophomore
Goalkeeper
Lititz, Pa./Manheim Township


Curtis started two games in goal last week and helped lead the Purple Raiders to wins at Oberlin, 13-7, and Ohio Northern, 25-2. Curtis combined for 10 saves with a 5.33 goals against average in 90 minutes of action.

 

Lacrosse
Brennan O'Callaghan
Capital
Senior
Attack
West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West

O'Callaghan scored six goals and assisted on another the lead the Crusaders to a 15-13 win over Otterbein.



Lacrosse
Andrew Markell
Ohio Northern
Junior
Goalkeeper
Missouri City, Tex./Ridge Point

Markell led the Polar Bears defense in a 10-2 victory over  Mount Union. He started in the goal for the first time this season and allowed only two goals on 10 shots faced and recorded eight saves, posting a .800 save percentage.

 

Tennis
Shane Spencer
Marietta
Junior
Vermillon, Ohio/Vermillon

Spencer went 2-0 at No. 1 singles and at No. 1 doubles last week. Spencer posted a 6-1, 6-1 win in the top singles spot against Ohio Christian and then won in three sets at Heidelberg, 2-6, 6-0 and 6-4. Spencer and partner posted an 8-2 win over Ohio Christian's top doubles team and then were 8-4 winners at Heidelberg. The duo is 4-5 on the season in doubles play.

 

Tennis
Marriella Briones
Otterbein
Sophomore
Columbus/Thoma Worthington

Briones helped Otterbein capture two of its six points in a 6-3 victory over Mount Union last week, posting wins in both third doubles and singles. Briones opened the match with an 8-4 win in doubles play, before tallying a 6-3, 6-1 win in singles play.

 

Track 
Alexianna Johnson
Mount Union
Freshman
Dover, Ohio/Dover

Johnson won both the won the long jump (18-2.5) and triple jump (35-7.25) at the Wooster Invitational.


Field
Hilary Reigle
Mount Union 
Junior
Madison,Ohio/Madison

At the Wooster Invitational Reigle won the 5,000 meters with a career-best time of 15:35.75 which is the 15th best time in NCAA Division III so far this season.

Field
Hayden Snow
John Carroll
Sophomore
Sandusky, Ohio/St. Mary Central Catholic

Led the Blue Streaks at the Emory Classic with a second place finish in the long jump with a leap of 7.12 meters, which is currently the fourth best mark in Division III.  He also placed sixth in the high jump (1.90 meters). 


Track
Matt Andrews
John Carroll
Senior
Twinsburg, Ohio/Twinsburg

Andrews placed fifth in the 5,000-meter run with a school record time of 14:36.07 at the Washington University Distance Carnival. His time currently ranks eighth in Division III. 

 

 

 

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