Players of the Week-March 27, 2017

Lacrosse
Lucas Blaszyk
Ohio Northern
Sophomore
Spencerport, N.Y./Churchville-Chili

Blaszyk posted Hat Tricks in each of ONU's wins last week. He scored three goals in an 18-4 win over Adrian (Mich.) and four goals in a 21-7 win at Franciscan.



Lacrosse
Kyle Patterson
John Carroll
Senior
Tonawanda, NY/Kenmore East

Patterson won 15 of 21 faceoffs and tallied two ground balls as JCU defeated Capital 9-8 on the road.


Lacrosse
Maddie Russell
Baldwin Wallace
Senior
Lakewood, Ohio/Rocky River

Russell recorded eight ground balls, caused three turnovers, had seven draw controls, scored two goals and added one assist as BW split a pair of games last week.  Russell tallied a season-high seven draw controls and six ground balls and three caused turnovers in a win over Muskingum.

 

Lacrosse
Katy Williams
Otterbein
Senior
Westerville, Ohio/North

Williams, scored 12 goals over two games to help the Cardinals to wins over Ohio Wesleyan and Heidelberg. She opened by posting four goals and one assist in the 13-8 win at OWU, and followed by tying the Otterbein single-game record with eight goals in a 17-2 victory at Heidelberg. In addition, she also snagged nine ground balls and won a pair of draw controls.

 

Baseball
Caleb Norton
Otterbein
Senior
Lima, Ohio/Bath

Norton was perfect in retiring 11-consecutive batters over two appearances out of the bullpen, helping the Cardinals go 3-1 on the week. Norton quickly sat down four batters, earning the victory in the Cardinals 8-7 win over Manchester. He then picked up his fourth save of the season in game two of a doubleheader sweep at Ohio Northern, entering in the seventh inning and retiring six more Polar Bears across the eighth and the ninth to preserve a 4-2 win.

 

Baseball
Alex Marcum
Baldwin Wallace
Senior
Granville, Ohio

Marcum led BW to a win over Ohio Wesleyan and split a doubleheader against John Carroll. He batted .444 with three doubles, one triple, one homerun and seven RBI. In game one of the doubleheader against John Carroll, Marcum went a perfect five-for-five with three doubles and five RBI.

 

Softball
Bailey Smith
Heidelberg
Junior
Sandusky, Ohio

Smith hit an impressive .667 last week to help the Student Princes to a 5-1 record. Smith drove in seven runs and hit two triples and one double. She went a perfect 2 for 2 in game two against Hiram with a triple and 3 RBI and 3 for 4 with 3 RBI in game one at Wilmington.



Softball
Kirsten Lightel
Ohio Northern
Junior
Tallmadge, Ohio

Lightel allowed just nine hits in two complete games, while striking out seven batters and allowing just two runs and posting an ERA of 0.58 for the week.


Tennis
Lauren O’Malley
John Carroll
West Lake, Ohio/Magnificat

O’Malley led the Blue Streaks last week, going 2-0 at No. 1 singles and 2-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Results: Singles - (3/25) vs Case - defeated Nithya Kanagasegar 6-4, 6-1; vs. Capital, defeated Megan Williams 6-0 6-0    Doubles (with Madisyn Rini) - vs Case - lost to Nithya Kanagasegar/Peyton Young, 8-6; vs. Capital - defeated Megan Williams/Samm Smith, 8-0

 

Tennis
Bob Cross
Mount Union
Freshman
North Canton, Ohio/Hoover

Cross went undefeated at both No. 3singles and No. 2 doubles against Franciscan and Baldwin Wallace. 

Results: Singles:   #3 vs. Franciscan, W 1-0 (6-1, 6-7, 8-6)  #4 vs. Baldwin Wallace, W 1-0 (6-0, 4-6, 7-6)  Doubles #2:   2-0, W vs. Franciscan (8-5) and BW (9-8)

 

Track & Field
Emily Richards
Ohio Northern
Junior
Delaware, Ohio/Hayes

Richards broke the school record in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:23.21, which is currently the fastest time in Div. III at the Raleigh Relays hosted by North Carolina State University. She placed sixth overall. Richards also placed second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:06.1.

 

Track & Field
Erin Kasper
Baldwin Wallace
Senior
Amherst, Ohio/Marion Steele

Kasper won the high jump (5’7”) and finished fourth in the long jump (17’05”) to lead the Yellow Jackets to a second place finish at the Goucher (Md.) College Classic. Her mark in the high jump is currently the best in Div. III.


Track & Field
Antone Truss
Wilmington
Junior
Yellow Springs, Ohio

Truss took home first place in the high jump (2.08m) at the Transylvania Invitational. The Quakers finished third out of 11 teams.


Track & Field
Matt Molinaro
Ohio Northern
Junior
Sterling Hts., Mich./DeLaSalle

Molinaro placed 23rd in the 1,500-meter run at the Raleigh Relays hosted by North Carolina State University. He ran a personal-best time of 3:50.8, which is currently ranked second in Div. III and is the third fastest time in school history. He also placed first in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:49.3.

 

Golf
Abby Grospitch
Otterbein
Sophomore
North Royalton, Ohio

Grospitch paced the Cardinals to first place at the Spalding Invitational (Ky.) held at Persimmon Ridge. Grospitch shot an 88 (+16) over 18 scored holes to finish first out of the 22 competitors.

 

Golf
John Schnur
John Carroll
Junior
Kirtland Hills, Ohio/Kirtland

Schnur lead the Blue Streaks to a fourth place finish at the Mount St. Joseph Invite held at Aston Oaks Golf Course. Schnur shot a 152 (77-75, +8) to place fourth out of 89 golfers.

 
 

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