NCAC Athletes of the Week

Monday, April 24, 2017

  Baseball (Click here for a complete list of 2017 NCAC Baseball Players of the Week)
      

Player

Jake Fling, Wooster
(Norton, OH/Norton)
  

Wooster junior outfielder Jake Fling hit. 522 (12-for-23) on the week to lead the Scots to a perfect 5-0 record, which included three non-conference wins over No.. 25 Denison, 19-3, Marietta, 8-5, and John Carroll, 4-3. In the five games combined, he tallied three doubles, one triple, nine runs scored and 12 RBI for a .739 slugging percentage. He delivered the go-ahead two-run single in the top of the ninth of the 4-3 win over JCU, and also went 6-for-8 at the plate with six RBI in a DH sweep over Kenyon on Monday. In the second game against the Lords, he swiped four bases to become the first Scot with four stolen bases in a game since Matt Miller in 2004. He finished the week with six total stolen bases.

   Pitcher

Sean Kiley, Oberlin
(Studio City, CA/Harvard-Westlake)  

Oberlin junior Sean Kiley set the tone for the Yeomen’s NCAC East series sweep over Kenyon last weekend in the 6-2 game one victory by striking out a career-high 13 batters and allowing just two earned runs on four hits in a 9.0 inning complete-game effort. He threw 127 pitches in the game, 88 of which were strikes. In addition, he sat down 12 Kenyon hitters in a row between the third and sixth innings.

   
  Men's Golf (Click here for a complete list of 2016-17 NCAC Men's Golfers of the Week)
    

Garrett Brickley, Wittenberg
(Pickerington, OH/North) 
 

Event: NCAC Championship Series, Event #1
Course: The Country Club of Meadville (Meadville, PA)
Individual Score: 142 (71-71)
Individual Finish: First
Team Score: 577 (284-293)
Team Finish: First 

Wittenberg senior Garrett Brickley leads in the individual standings after event one of the 2017 NCAC Men’s Golf Championship series after carding a two-under par 142 (71-71) last weekend on the par-72, 6,687-yard course at The Country Club of Meadville in Pennsylvania.

   
  Women's Golf (Click here for a complete list of 2016-17 NCAC Women's Golfers of the Week)
     

Jane Hopkinson-Wood, Wittenberg
(Pottstown, PA/The Hill School)
   

Event: NCAC Championship Series, Event #1
Course: The Country Club of Meadville (Meadville, PA)
Individual Score: 149 (77-72)
Individual Finish: T-First
Team Score: 640 (321-319)
Team Finish: First 

Wittenberg junior Jane Hopkinson-Wood shares the lead with senior teammateMacy Hubbard (Mason, OH/Mason) in the individual standings after event one of the 2017 NCAC Women’s Golf Championships series. Both golfers posted a 149 on the opening weekend of play at the par-73, 5,801-yard course at The Country Club of Meadville, but Hopkinson-Wood was declared the event one medalist via her one-under par 72 in the second round on Sunday.

   
  Men's Lacrosse (Click here for a complete list of 2017 NCAC Men's Lacrosse Players of the Week)
    

Liam Rooney, Denison
(Redding, CT/Joel Barlow) 
  

GP/GS: 2/2 
Goals: 5 
Assists: 11 
Points: 16 
Shots on Goal: 7 
Ground Balls: 7 
Caused Turnovers: 3

Denison senior attack Liam Rooney led the Big Red to their 17th NCAC men’s lacrosse championship with a perfect 8-0 record this season after knocking off Kenyon and Wabash last week. On the week, Rooney tallied five goals and 11 assists for 16 total points, including a 10 assist performance against the Little Giants. His 10 assists against Wabash tied the Denison single-game record and helped Rooney to break the NCAC single-season record (62) and the Denison career-assist record (136), records that had stood since 1985 and 1966 respectively. 

   
  Women's Lacrosse (Click here for a complete list of 2017 NCAC Women's Lacrosse Players of the Week)
   

Shelby Piper, Allegheny
(Littleton, CO/Chatfield)  
 

GP/GS: 2/2 
Goals: 6 
Assists: 6
Points: 12 
Shots: 19
Caused Turnovers: 4
Ground Balls: 9 

Allegheny junior attack Shelby Piper led the Gators to a pair of big NCAC road wins last week against Hiram and Kenyon to get back to .500 in conference play. In the win over Hiram, Piper registered two goals and four assists before following that performance up with a four goal; two assist effort in the win against Kenyon. On the week, Piper scored six goals and recorded six assists for a team-high 12 points and added nine ground balls and caused four turnovers. 

   
  Softball (Click here for a complete list of 2017 NCAC Softball Players of the Week)
   

Player

Taylor Dickson, Ohio Wesleyan
(Baltimore, OH/Liberty Union)
  

Ohio Wesleyan senior Taylor Dickson led the Bishops on the week by hitting .571 at the plate (8-for-14) with five extra base hits, 12 RBI and 16 total bases. Dickson slugged 1.143, scored six runs, posted a .625 on-base percentage and had multi-hit games in three of her four games last week to help OWU extend its winning streak to six-straight after posting a 4-0 week with conference sweeps against Oberlin and Kenyon. 

     Pitcher

Jenna Kendall, Wooster
(Marshallville, OH/Smithville) 

Wooster senior Jenna Kendall posted a 1-0 record in the circle last week to earn her 15th career win and move into a tie for seventh-place al-time in program history. In the Scots’ victory over Allegheny, Kendall tossed a complete game shutout, allowing just four hits and striking out three in seven innings pitched.

   
  Men's Tennis (Click here for a complete list of 2016-17 NCAC Men's Tennis Players of the Week)
     

Michael Makio, Wabash
(Carmel, IN/Carmel)   

Wabash senior Michael Makio went 2-0 in singles action last weekend in his final two home matches for the Little Giants. He posted a pair of 6-1, 6-0 wins over OWU’s Diego Venegas and Wooster’s Davis Elkins. Makio also joined with sophomore Jordan Greenwell (Evansville, IN/North) for an 8-2 win in the second doubles flight against Wooster on Saturday to finish the weekend with a personal record of 3-1. Wabash logged a 6-3 win over OWU on Friday and a perfect 9-0 victory over Wooster on Saturday.

   
  Women's Tennis (Click here for a complete list of 2016-17 NCAC Women's Tennis Players of the Week)
       

Rachel Molé, Wooster
(Jamestown, NY/Frewsburg Central)   

Wooster senior Rachel Molé helped the Scots post a .500 record in the regular season play for the first time since 2003-04 by winning all four of her matches last week in a pair of team wins over Ohio Wesleyan, 5-4, and Heidelberg, 9-0.  Her singles wins came in the second flight, while her doubles victories came out of the top flight. Molé is now tied for first in program history with 36 career wins in the top doubles flight.

  Men's Outdoor Track & Field (Click here for a complete list of 2017 NCAC Outdoor T&F Athletes of the Week)
     

Distance/Middle Distance

Brian Lief, Wooster
(Shaker Hts., OH/Shaker Heights) 
 

Wooster sophomore Brian Lief won the 800-meters in 1:58.34 and ran a leg on the fifth-place 4x400 relay team to led the Scots to the team title at the Kenyon Invite.

  

Sprints/Hurdles

James Tanford, Oberlin
(Bloomington, IN/Bloomington South) 
 

Oberlin junior James Tanford won the 200-meter dash in 22.75 and finshed second in the 100-meter dash (11.42) to help lead the Yeomen to a third-place finish at the Kenyon invite. Tanford also ran a leg on the winning 4x400 relay team that crossed the line in 3:25.93.

   

Field Events

D’Anthony Dorsey, Wittenberg
(Winter Haven, FL/Lakeland) 
 

Wittenberg sophomore D’Anthony Dorsey won the shot put (13.91m) and finished second in the hammer throw (44.76m) to lead the Tigers to a second-place finish at the Kenyon Invite.

   
  Women's Outdoor Track & Field (Click here for a complete list of 2017 NCAC Outdoor T&F Athletes of the Week)
    

Distance/Middle Distance

Madeleine Weiland, Oberlin
(Armonk, NY/Byram Hills)
  

Oberlin sophomore Madeleine Weiland won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Kenyon Invite, crossing the line in 11:43.45 to led the Yeowomen to the team title. 

   

Sprints/Hurdles

Akwia Tilton, Wooster
(Southfield, MI/Roeper School) 
 

Wooster freshman Akwia Tilton won both the 100 and 200-meter dashes, crossing the line in 12.72 and 26.35, respectively, at the Kenyon Invite. Tilton also ran a leg on the second-place 4x400 relay team (4:09.43) to help the Scots to an overall second-place team finish. 

    

Field Events

Arlesha Cospy, Denison
(Trotwood, OH/Trotwood-Madison)
 

Denison junior Arlesha Cospy turned in three top-four finishes in the throwing events at the Kenyon Invite last Saturday. Cospy finished second in both the shot put (11.61m) and the discus throw (43.53) and earned fourth in the hammer throw with a mark of 41.03 meters.