Athletes of the Week-September 16, 2019

Football (Offense)
Austin Eick
Ohio Northern
Sophomore
Receiver
Rossford, Ohio/Rossford

Eick had a career-day, catching eight passes for 136 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Polar Bears to a 39-10 win at Muskingum. His four touchdown passes came in a 12:16 span in the second and third quarters, helping ONU turn a 10-3 deficit into a 32-10 lead.

Football (Defense)
Dominick Bowman
Baldwin Wallace
Sophomore
Defensive Back
Massillon, Ohio/ Massillon Perry

Bowman led the BW defense in a 45-28 victory over Otterbein with three tackles and one pass breakup and two interceptions. Bowman scored his first career touchdown on an 81-yard return.

Football (Special Teams)
Bailey Sprague
Marietta
Sophomore
Punter
Belpre, Ohio/Belpre

Sprague punted seven times in Marietta's 44-7 win at Capital this week. He averaged 33.7 yards per punt and kept the Crusaders pinned in their own territory all night.

 

Soccer (Defense)
John Lombardo
Ohio Northern
Sophomore
Goalkeeper
Solon, Ohio/Solon

Lombardo posted eight saves on the week to help the Polar Bears to shutout wins over No. 7-Ohio Wesleyan (1-0) and Oberlin (4-0) last week.

Soccer (Offense)  
Danny Ruple
Baldwin Wallace
Senior
Forward
Berea, Ohio/Berea-Midpark

Ruple scored a goal in the Yellow Jackets’ 2-0 win over Wooster to set the BW career-goals record (47) on Wednesday. On Saturday, Ruple scored a hat trick in a 5-0 win over Pitt-Bradford and became the first players in program history to attain 50 career goals.

Soccer (Offense)
Taylor Huffman
Wilmington
Freshman
Forward
Xenia, Ohio/Xenia

Huffman racked up an impressive 11 points on the week behind four goals and three assists. Wilmington finished the week undefeated with a 6-2 win over Cincinnati Christian and a 3-0 win over Bethany (W.Va.)

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

Bruno led the Yellow Jackets to a 2-0 record this week with wins over Oberlin College and NAIA Carlow (Pa.) University. Bruno held her opponents scoreless in 180 minutes of action, earning her 16th and 17th career shutouts. Bruno faced 18 shots and made five saves.

 

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

Brown finished the week with 42 kills, including a 12 performance in a straight sweep of the University of (Pa.) Pitt.-Bradford at the Ginny Hunt Kilt Classic. Brown also tallied six total blocks, including one solo and was named to the All-Tournament team for her efforts.

Volleyball (Defense)
Alyssa Kasaris
Mount Union
Freshman
Defensive Specialist
North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton

Kasaris racked up an impressive 98 digs (4.9 dps) on the week to help the Raiders to a 4-1 record.

 


Cross Country

Sydney Smith
Otterbein
Junior
Grove City, Ohio/Grove City

Smith earned her first college victory in a field of 65 runners at the Otterbein Invitational with a time of 23:00. Smith completed the 6k course 12 second ahead of the runner-up. The Cardinals took home the team title.

Cross Country
Austin Neura
Heidelberg
Senior
Medina, Ohio/Medina

Neura paced a field full of division II and III opponents to win the Tiffelberg Open with a time of 25:44.7. Neura finished the 8k course 11 seconds ahead of the runner-up. Heidelberg took home the team title.

 

Golf
Sarah Beckwith
John Carroll
Junior
Lake View, NY/Nardin Academy

Beckwith fired rounds of 82 and 80 for a total of 162 to tie for third place at the John Carroll Invitational held at the Hudson Country Club. The Blue Streak finished third in the five team field.

Golf
Johnny Peck
Otterbein
Junior
Ashland, Ohio/Ashland

Peck led the Cardinals to team victory from the No. 2 individual spot at the Capital City Match Play held at Northstar and Royal American golf course. Peck opened the match with six birdies on the first 12 holes, earning a 5 and 4 victory and then earned a 2 and 1 victory over Capital's Ryan Czerniakowski in Sunday's championship matchup.

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