Athletes of the Week-March 12, 2018

Lacrosse
Kat Walton
Capital
Sophomore
Midfield
Pickerington, Ohio/Pickingerton Central

Walton scored 11 goals, assisted on another and won five draw controls to help the Crusaders to a wins over Ohio Wesleyan (20-4) and Calvin (Mich.) (17-4) last week. Against OWU, Walton tied a career-high with six goals. Versus Calvin, Walton scored five times times.

 

Lacrosse
Emily Hershberger
Ohio Northern
Junior
Defense
Jackson Twp., Ohio/Jackson

Hershberger led the Polar Bear defense with 15 ground balls against Carthage (Wis.), Sewanee (Tenn.) and Cleary (Mich.). She also also forced eight turnovers and won six draw controls to lead ONU.

 

Lacorsse
Matt Wernerspach
Heidelberg
Senior
Attack
Toms River, NJ/Toms River

Wernerspach helped Heidelberg to a pair of wins last week. Wernerspach scored three goals and tallied one assist in the win over Concordia, picking up four ground balls as well. Against Kalamazoo, he netted five goals and picked up an assist. Wernerspach also caused a turnover in the victory.

 

Lacrosse
Alex Pizarro
Ohio Northern
Junior
Goalkeeper
Boonsboro, Md./Boonsboro

Pizarro had posted a 3.56 GAA and a .667 save percentage to help the Polar Bear's to wins over Immaculata (Pa.), 14-3 and Hanover (Ind.) 17-5. On the week, Pizarro faced 21 shots, made 10 saves and gave up just five goals. 

 

Golf
Hunter Miller
Baldwin Wallace
Junior
Frankfort, Ohio/Adena

Miller earned medalist honors by six strokes to lead Yellow Jackets past Thomas More (Ky.) College at the Grenelefe Golf and Tennis Resort. He shot a 82 (+11 par).

 

Tennis
Robert Cross
Mount Union
Sophomore
North Canton, Ohio/Hoover

Cross went undefeated in both singles and doubles play to help the Purple Raiders to 4-1 record during the team's spring trip to Hilton Head, S.C. Cross posted a 5-0 record at No. 2 singles and at No. 2 doubles. 

 

Tennis 
Gretchen Groves
Mount Union
Junior
Louisville, Ohio/Louisville


Groves went undefeated in both singles and doubles play to help the Purple Raiders to 4-1 record during the team's spring trip to Hilton Head, S.C. Groves posted a 5-0 record at No. 1 singles and at No. 1 doubles. 

 

Baseball
Chase Knodle
Baldwin Wallace
Senior
Outfield
Poland, Ohio/Seminary

Knodle led BW to a 6-2 record over spring break. He hit .500 with three doubles, one home run, nine runs batted in and 12 runs. He was a key contributor in BW's two walk-off wins over No. 22 St. John Fisher (N.Y.) College and Bluffton University. In the 6-5 win over St. John Fisher, Knodle plated the Yellow Jackets' first run in the ninth inning, bringing the score to 5-4. In the wild 17-16 win over Bluffton, he hit his first collegiate home run and then backed things up in the ninth with the game-winning single.

 

Baseball
Phil Mary
Mount Union
Junior
Pitcher
Venetia, Pa./Peters Twp.

Mary posted a 2-0 record during the Purple Raiders spring trip with wins over Hanover (Ind.) and Thomas More (Ky.). In two complete games Mary collected 22 strikeouts, two walks and just four runs with a 1.93 ERA. He posted a career-high 12 strickouts with one walk and one earned run against Haover. Mary struckout 10 with two earned runs and one walk versus Thomas More. 

 

Softball
Karsyn Shaffer
Muskingum
Freshman
Second Base
Greensville, Ohio/Greenville

Shaffer helped the Muskies to a 11-1 record at the D9 Sunkissed Games down in Florida. Shaffer posted a .638 batting average with 30 hits in 47 at-bats, 19 runs scored, eight RBIs, two doubles, and a triple during the week. Shaffer started off her college career by going 9-for-9 at the plate with five runs scored, two RBIs, and a triple during the first two games.  

 

Softball
Hannah Duff
Muskingum
Freshman
Pitcher
Strasburg, Ohio/Strasburg-Franklin

Duff helped the Muskies to a 11-1 record at the D9 Sunkissed Games down in Florida. Duff posted a perfect 6-0 record in 29.0 innings, with 12 strikeouts, which included a season-high six against Wheaton (Mass.), allowed just six runs, and finished the week with a 0.97 ERA

 

 

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