Athletes of the Week-September 30, 2019

Football (Offense)
Bernard Johnson
Muskingum
Junior
Running back
Marietta, Ohio/Marietta

Bernard led the Muskies with a career-best 172 rushing yards on 21 attempts with two touchdowns in a 38-21 victory over Wilmington. Johnson averaged 8.2 yards per carry and did not have a rush for loss.

Football (Defense)
Mark Niles
Ohio Northern
Senior
Linebacker
Miramar, Fla./Miramar

Niles paced ONU’s defense in a 45-35 win over Otterbein, tying a career-high 15 total tackles (3 TFL, -11 yards) and two sacks.

Football (Special Teams)
Branden Steckel
Heidelberg
Freshman
Kicker
Cardington, Ohio/Cardington Lincoln

Steckel had three PATs and was successful on both of his field goal tries from 32 and 28 yards in a close 34-33 loss to Baldwin Wallace.

 

 

Cross Country  
Alyssa Laughner
Baldwin Wallace
Sophomore
Howard, Pa./Central Mountain

Laughner placed third in a field of 127 competitors comprised of Div. I, II, III and NAIA runners at the All-Ohio Championships hosted by Cedarville University. Laughner covered the course in 23:30.7 and garnered All-Ohio honors (top-35 runners). BW finished third among 16 schools.

Cross Country  
Chase Hampton
Otterbein
Senior
Hilliard, Ohio/Darby  

Hampton placed second in a field of 305 competitors comprised of Div. I, II, III and NAIA runners at the All-Ohio Championships hosted by Cedarville University. Hampton covered the course in 25:13.1, garnered All-Ohio honors (top-35 runners) and led the Cardinals to their second straight team title.  

 

 

Volleyball (Offense)
Chelsea Huppert
Ohio Northern
Senior
Middle Hitter
Bremen, Ind./Bremen  

Huppert led ONU to victories over No. 25 Muskingum and Earlham (Ind.) last week with 36 kills, a .365 hitting percentage and 11 blocks.

Volleyball (Defense)
McKenna Hostetler
Ohio Northern
Senior
Defensive Specialist/Libero
Plain City, Ohio/Alder
 
Hostetler posted 58 digs and had two aces to help ONU to victories over No. 25 Muskingum and Earlham (Ind.) last week.

 

 

Soccer (Defense)
Dakota Penquite
Marietta
Junior
Goalkeeper
Blanchester, Ohio/Blanchester

Penquite posted 10 saves in the Pioneers’ 2-1 win over nationally-ranked Case Western.

Soccer (Offense)  
Levi King
Ohio Northern  
Sophomore
Midfield
Indianapolis, Ind./North Cental

King scored two goals, including the game-winner in the 106th minute to lead the Polar Bears past Alma (Mich.) 2-1 on Saturday. King also scored one goal and had an assist in ONU’s 3-1 win over Adrian (Mich.)

Soccer (Offense)
Erica Campbell
Heidelberg
Senior
Forward
Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster

Campbell racked up seven points with  2 two goals and three assists in the Berg’s 7-1 victory over Bluffton.

Soccer (Defense)
Skyelar Mantz

Mount Union
Freshman
Goalkeeper
Lodi, Ohio/Cloverleaf

Mantz made 10 saves in a 2-1 double overtime win against Hiram.

 

 

Golf
Sean O’Grady
John Carroll
sophomore
Prospect Hts., Ill/St. Viator

O’Grady led the Blue Streaks to the team title at the BW Invitational held at Pine Hills Golf Course. He shot a two under par 70 to garner medalist honors, four strokes ahead of second place.

Golf
Lydia Cranmer
Ohio Northern
Junior
Farmington Hills, Mich./Ladywood

Cranmer led the Polar Bears to the team title at the OAC Fall Preview at River Greens Golf Course. She took home Medalist honors with a 161 (81-80), two shots ahead of the field. This is the third tournament that Cranmer has won this season.

 

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