Athletes of the Week-November 4, 2019

Swimming & Diving
Adam Lenz
John Carroll
Sophomore
Akron, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit

Lenz helped the Blue Streaks to a victory over Mount Union with three first place finishes.

  • 50 Freestyle-1st (21.35)
  • 100 Freestyle-1st (47.62)
  • 200 Freestyle Relay-1st (1:25.47)
  • 400 Medley Relay-2nd (3:32.13)

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

Ledrick helped the Blue Steaks to a victory over Mount Union with four first place finishes. Her times in the 100 and 200 breaststroke both rank third fastest in Div. III this season.  

  • 100 Breaststroke-1st (1:05.09)
  • 200 Breaststroke-1st (2:22.55)
  • 400 Medley Relay-1st (4:05.86)
  • 200 Free Relay-1st (1:42.27)

Wrestling
Stanley Bleich
Baldwin Wallace
Junior
North Ridgeville, Ohio/Elyria Catholic    

Bleich posted a 6-0 record and was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Ithaca (N.Y.) Invite. Bleich tallied three major decisions and three decisions, en route to a 10-5 decision in his championship bout to claim the 157 title.


Volleyball (Offense)
Taylor Brown
Baldwin Wallace
Junior
Middle Hitter
Maple Hts./Maple Hts.

Brown posted 33 kills on the week.  She had 22 kills, 11 digs and three service aces in a win over Marietta. Brown also racked up 11 attacks and six blocks against Mount Union. Brown finished the week with a .430 hitting percent.

Volleyball (Defense)
Ashlyn Leon
Otterbein
Senior
Defensive Specialist
Dublin, Ohio/Scioto    

Leon posted 45 digs on the week to become just the third player in school history to reach 2,000 digs. Opponents hit just .176 against the Cardinals, as they clinched the No. 3 seed in the OAC Tournament with wins over No. 10 Ohio Northern and Capital.


Jenna Soccer (Offense)
Rose Nienaber
Ohio Northern
Senior
Forward
Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hill

Nienaber scored a goal and had an assist in ONU’s 2-1 win at Otterbein to clinched the OAC Regular Season title on Wednesday. She then scored a pair of goals in a 6-0 victory over Mount Union to remain undefeated in conference play.

Soccer (Defense)
Meagan Grierson
Ohio Northern
Senior
Goalkeeper
Dayton/Miamisburg

Grierson posted 12 saves last week to help lead the Polar Bears to wins over Otterbein and Mount Union to clinch the OAC Regular-Season title. 


Soccer (Offense)
Luke Maher
Marietta
Senior
Midfield
Canonsburg, Pa./ Canon-McMillan

Maher scored the first goal and assisted on another in Pioneer’s 7-1 win over Muskingum. Maher also scored a goal in a 3-1 win over Baldwin Wallace. Marietta earned the No. 6 seed in the OAC Tournament.

Soccer (Defense)
Connor Robinson
John Carroll
Sophomore
Goalkeeper
Oconomowoc, WI/Oconomowoc

Robinson made seven saves to close the regular-season with two shutouts. The Blue Streaks topped Heidelberg 2-0, and Wilmington 2-0 to clinch the OAC Regular-Season title.


Football (Offense)
Jordan Bost-Floyd
Otterbein
Freshman
Running back
Cleveland, Ohio/James Ford Rhodes

Bost-Floyd rushed 146 yards on 17 carried with three touchdowns in the Cardinal’s 33-18 victory at Capital. His touchdowns came from five, six and 10 yards out. He did not have a negative rush all day.

 Football (Defense)
Drake Neuberger
Marietta
Sophomore
Linebacker
Norwalk, Ohio/Norwalk     

Neuberger led the Pioneers with 16 total tackles, including four solo stops. He also recorded 3.0 tackles for a loss, had 1.5 quarterback sacks and forced a fumble and recovered another.

Football (Special Teams)
Dom DiFalco
Ohio Northern
Sophomore
Punter/Kicker
Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional

DiFalco hit a career-long 49-yard field goal in the first quarter against Mount Union. DiFalco's 49-yard field goal is the longest in the OAC this season.

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