Players of the Week-April 3, 2017

Lacrosse
Cameron Marous
Ohio Northern
Freshman
Attack
Brecksville, Ohio

Marous helped ONU defeat Mount Union, 13-8, in its conference opener, scoring a hat trick and adding two assists.


Lacrosse
Alex Fioritto
Baldwin Wallace
Senior
Midfield
Akron, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit

Fioritto won 30-of-40 face-offs (.682) to help the Yellow Jackets to a 2-0 record on the week. He won 14-of-20 face-offs with seven ground balls in a 20-2 win over St. Vincent (Pa.) and won 16-of-24 face-offs with eight ground balls in a 16-6 win over Wilmington.

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

Hines led the Crusaders to a pair of wins last week, averaging 3.5 goals, four ground balls and two forced turnovers-per-game.  Hines had a game-high five goals against Kenyon and collected four draw controls, scooped up three ground balls and forced three turnovers in an 11-10 win over Kenyon. Against Otterbein, she scored two goals, tallied seven draw controls, collected five ground balls, and caused one turnover.

Lacrosse
Maddie Wilson
Capital
Senior
Goalkeeper
Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Wilson posted 17 saves on 31 shots faced to help the Crusaders to a 2-0 record on the week. She made a save with 38 seconds left in regulation to secure an 11-10 victory over Kenyon. Wilson also held Otterbein scoreless in the first half in a 15-4 win.


Baseball
Jordan Bostater
Ohio Northern
Junior
Bryan, Ohio

Bostater recorded nine hits and eight RBI, while hitting .500 to help ONU to a 3-1 record last week, including a sweep of John Carroll.

 

Baseball
Brendon Borkey
Capital
Senior
Kirtland Hills, Ohio/Lake Catholic

Borkey pitched a complete game shutout against Wilmington and posted a 0.90 ERA on the week. Against Wilmington, he struck out six batters while walking just one batter. He scattered four hits on the day.


Softball
Kayla Wild
Capital
Freshman
Brooklyn, Mich./Tecumseh

Wild tossed four complete games and posted a 4-0 record last week. In 28 innings, Wild struck out 11, walked 10 and posted a 1.25 ERA. Wild threw two complete-game shutouts against John Carroll and Wilmington, in which she combined for 14 innings, allowing just five hits, walked three and struck out 5.



Softball
Kristen Mellott
Capital
Sophomore
Clear Spring, Md.

Mellott hit safely in six of eight games, which generated a six-game hit streak in that time streak. She had two hits in four of those six games. Against Wilmington, Mellott went a combined 4-for-6 with two doubles, one RBI and one walk in a two-game split. Previous to that, she posted two RBIs in a game one win over JCU in which she went 2-for-3 with two doubles in that game. Over the weekend, she finished with a batting average of .500 (10-20), four RBIs, six walks, a slugging percentage of .700 and an on-base percentage of .615.


Tennis
Rylie Markel
Otterbein
Senior
Middletown, Ohio/Madision

Markle helped the Cardinals push their win streak to six-straight, going a combined 4-0 at No. 1 singles/doubles positions  in a 9-0 win over Muskingum and an 8-1 win over Baldwin Wallace. Markle surrendered just two points combined in singles play against Muskingum and Baldwin Wallace.



Tennis
Jad Abdul-Aal
John Carroll
Senior
Warren, Ohio/John F. Kennedy

Abdul-Aal went 3-0 at No. 1 single and No. 1 doubles last week to became JCU’s all-time victories leader with a 123.

Results: Singles : (4/1) vs. ONU - vs. Tim Kargl, Won 6-2, 6-1; (4/2) vs. Rochester - vs. Masaru Fujimaki, Won 7-5, 5-7, 10-8   (4/2) vs. Oneonta - vs. Michael Nelson, Won 6-1, 6-2…Doubles: (4/1) vs. ONU - (with David Sinense) vs. Tim Kargl / Andrew Garcia, Won 8-5; (4/2) vs. Rochester - (with David Sinense) vs. Tanmay Thakkar / Aaron Mevorach, Won 8-4   (4/2) vs. Oneonta - (with Gustavo Garcia) vs. Michael Nelson / Joseph D'Orazio, Won 8-5



Track & Field
Rachel Adams
Mount Union
Freshman
Louisville, Ohio/St. Thomas Aquinas

Adams was part of the second place 4x100 meter relay team that set a stadium record with a time of 12.27 at the Wooster Invitational. Adams also placed second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.27.

 

Track & Field
Kelsey Commager
Ohio Northern
Senior
Maumee, Ohio

Commager won both the long jump and triple jump at the Centre (Ky.) Invitational. She won the long jump with a leap of 17' 10.25" and claimed first place in the triple jump with a leap of 37' 0.50".

Track & Field
Tristen Durr
Heidelberg
Junior
Newcomerstown, Ohio

Durr placed second overall in the hammer throw at the Otterbein April Fools Invitational. His throw of 182’1 is currently the fifth longest throw in Division III and the longest throw in the OAC this season.

Track & Field
Conner Troyer
Sophomore
Surgarcreek, Ohio/Garaway

Troyer won the 110-meter hurdles with a career-best time of 14.54 at the Wooster Invitational. His time set a new stadium record and is the second best time in Division III so far this season. 

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