Athletes of the Week-October 28, 2019

Swimming & Diving
Liam McDonnell
John Carroll
Freshman
Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Brother Rice

McDonnell picked up wins in the 100-yard  (51.87, 14th in Div. III) and 200-yard backstroke (1:55.75, 24th in Div. III) events and was a member of the winning 200 medley relay (1:34.92) and 400 free relay teams (3:13.40) to help the Blue Streaks to a win over Ohio Northern.

 

Swimming & Diving  
Gwyn Ledrick
John Carroll
Junior
Sylvania, Ohio/Notre Dame Academy    

Ledrick helped the Blue Steaks to a victory over Ohio Northern by touching first in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:07.98) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:28.69). Both her times rank among the 25 in Div.III. Ledrick was also a member of the winnings 200 medley relay team.


Volleyball (Offense)
Alexis Garrett
Baldwin Wallace
Junior
Middle Hitter
Mentor, Ohio/Mentor  

Garrett led BW against John Carroll with 16 kills, at a .500 hitting percentage. At Wilmington, she posted eight attacks at a .467 clip. Garrett finished the week with 24 kills and a .484 hitting percent.

 

Volleyball (Defense)
Sarah Reinhard
Baldwin Wallace
Junior
Libero
Willoughby, Ohio/South    

Reinhard averaged 6.33 digs-per-set to help the Yellow Jackets to a 2-0 record. She eclipsed BW’s All-Time Career Digs list with a match high 26 digs on Tuesday in 3-0 victory against John Carroll. She also recorded 12 digs in the 3-0 victory over Wilmington on Saturday.


Soccer (Offense)
Jenna Fuller
Ohio Northern
Junior
Forward
Countryside, Ill./Lyons Twp.

Fuller scored both goals to lead the No. 21-ranked Polar Bears in a 2-0 victory over Capital on Saturday and scored once in a 3-1 victory over Heidelberg on Wednesday. She currently ranks sixth all-time in ONU history with 44 goals and is seventh with 105 points in 59 career matches.

 

Soccer (Defense)
Emma Bruno
Baldwin Wallace
Senior
Goalkeeper
Pittsburgh, Pa./Bethel Park    

Bruno made nine saves on 10 shots faced to help the Yellow Jackets to a 1-1 tie at John Carroll.

 

Soccer (Offense)
Liam Heard
Otterbein
Freshman
Defense
Wairarapa, NZ/ Rathkeale College

Heard scored his first goal of the season on Wednesday night to help the Cardinals top Wilmington, 4-2. He scored two more goals in an 8-1 victory at Muskingum on Saturday, giving him six points on the week.

 

Soccer (Defense)
Austin Overy
Mount Union
Junior
Defense
Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg

Overy scored his first two collegiate goals this week both being headers off of corner kicks, with one goal in a 1-1 tie against Marietta and scoring the game winner in a 2-1 win over Heidelberg.


Football (Offense)
Christiaan Williams
Ohio Northern
Junior
Running back
Sidney, Ohio/Anna   

Williams rushed for 218 yards on 25 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Polar Bears’ victory over Capital. Williams has now rushed for a league-leading 1,018 yards in seven games this season.

 

Football (Defense)
Greg Nolder
Otterbein
Sophomore
Linebacker
Zanesville, Ohio/Tri-Valley     

Nolder helped the Cardinals to their first win of the season over Muskingum, leading the defense with 10 tackles, a sack, an interception at the goal line and forced a fumble. Otterbein held the Muskies to just 10 points.  

 

Football (Special Teams)
Luke Green-Lauber
Otterbein
Senior
Punter
Columbus, Ohio/Whetstone     

Green-Lauber averaged 38.1 yards on nine punts (343 total yards) in the Cardinals 18-10 win over Muskingum. He placed five punts inside the 20 with a pair setting at the 1-yard line.

 

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