Athletes of the Week-December 9, 2019

Basketball
Jason Ellis
Marietta
Junior
Wing
Marion, Ohio/Marion Harding

Ellis averaged 30 points and 3.5 rebounds-per-game last week to lead the Pioneers past John Carroll, 104-98, and Otterbein, 78-56. Ellis scored a career-high 51 points against John Carroll, connecting on 13-of-17 (76.5%) field goal attempts, 8-of-11 (72.7%) three-pointers and 17-of-19 (89.5%) free throws. His 51 points scored is tied for the most by an NCAA player and second most among four-year colleges this season.

Basketball
McKayla Binkley
Wilmington
Junior
Guard
Lynchburg, Ohio/Lynchburg-Clay

Binkely averaged 25.5 points and 3.5 rebounds last week to lead the Quakers past Earlham, 82-68, and Heidelberg, 99-65.  Binkley shot 13-of-18 (.722) from the field and was a perfect 14-of-14 from the free-throw line.


Wrestling
Connor Homan
Mount Union
Senior
174-pounds
Loveland, Ohio/Loveland

Homan went 5-0, won the 174-pound title and helped lead the Purple Raiders to a team title at the Messiah Petrofes Invitational. Homan had three pins, a tech fall and a major decision in his five wins and was given the sportsmanship award at the tournament.


Swimming
Brett Scheib
Mount Union
Sophomore
Gibsonia, Pa./Hampton  

Scheib took first place in the 1650-yard free style (16:23.29) and 500-yard freestyle (4:40.73) at the Wooster Invitational. He was also part of the 800-yard freestyle relay team that took eighth (7:13.00). The Purple Raiders finished in second place in the six team field.

Swimming
Abby Schauer
Ohio Northern
Freshman
Beavercreek, Ohio/Beavercreek   

Schauer led the Polar Bears at the Wooster Invitational with three top-10 finishes. Schauer finished fourth in the 200 back in 2:09.53, sixth in the 400 I.M. in 4:50.81 and ninth in the 200 I.M. in 2:15.20. She was also a member of the 400 medley relay team that was seventh in 4:11.99 and the 800 free relay team that finished 10th in 8:25.98.


Track & Field
Evan Hershberger
Mount Union
Sophomore
Dalton, Ohio/Dalton    

Hershberger won the high jump with a mark of 6-feet, 8-inches at the Mount Union Toy Drive Invite. His jump currently ranks third in Div. III.

Track & Field
Mason Plant
Mount Union
Junior
Shreve, Ohio/Triway    

Plant won the 60 meter hurdles at the Mount Union Toy Drive Invite in a time of 8.16, which currently ranks third in Div. III.

Track & Field
Bri Aveni
Mount Union
Sophomore
Geneva, Ohio/Geneva   

Aveni set a school record in the pole vault event at the Mount Union Toy Drive Invite. Aveni won the event with a mark of 12-feet, 2.75-inches, which currently ranks 3rd in Div. III.

Track & Field
Lucia Cannata
John Carroll
Sophomore
Geneva, Ohio/Geneva   

Cannata broke two school records at the Youngstown Icebreaker Invite.  Cannata placed 14th in the 60 meter dash (7.83) and seventh in the 200 meter dash (25.21) in a field comprised of mostly Div. I runners.  

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