NCAC Athletes of the Week

Monday, February 20, 2017

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

Kelvin Jones, Hiram
(Sheffield Lake, OH/Brookside)  

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 32 (16.0 ppg)
FG/FGA: 9/12 (.750)
3FG/3FGA: 2/3 (.667)
FT/FTA: 12/15 (.800) 
Rebounds: 29 (14.5 rpg)
Assists: 4 (2.0 apg)
Blocks: 5 (2.5 bpg)

Hiram junior center Kelvin Jones helped the Terriers split their final two games of the regular season to earn the fifth seed in the 2017 NCAC Tournament. Jones, who logged 14 double-double performances on the year, opened the week with 14 points and 12 rebounds in an 80-66 loss against Denison. However, he put the Terriers on his back in the regular season finale with 18 points and 17 rebounds in a 58-55 win over Kenyon. In the two games combined, Jones scored 32 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the field, to go along with tallying 29 rebounds, five blocked shots and four assists.

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

Kayla Yost, Hiram
(Norwalk, OH/Perkins) 
 

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 27 (13.5 PPG)
FG/FGA: 7/10 (.700)
FT/FTA: 10/16 (.625)
Steals: 3 (1.5 SPG)
Rebounds: 17 (8.5 RPG)
Blocks: 1 (0.5 BPG) 

Hiram junior forward Kayla Yost helped lead the Terriers to a pair of wins and the No. 4 seed in the NCAC Tournament with a pair of wins last week. Yost averaged 13.5 points and 8.5 rebounds while shooting .700 from the field. In the seed-clinching win over Kenyon, Yost posted a season-best 23 points, shooting a perfect 7-of-7 from the field. 2017 marks the first time in school history the Terriers will host an NCAC Tournament game. 

   
  Men's Indoor Track & Field (Click here for a complete list of 2016-17 NCAC Men's Indoor T&F Athletes of the Week)
   

Distance/Middle Distance

Hayden Baehl, Wabash
(Haubstadt, IN/Gibson Southern)
 

Wabash junior Hayden Baehl turned in the top individual finish by winning the 800-meter run at the Eastern Illinois University meet with a time of 1:56.23. 

    

Sprints/Hurdles

Ifa Abduljelil, Ohio Wesleyan
(Whitehall, OH/Whitehall-Yearling) 
 

Ohio Wesleyan senior Ifa Abduljelil finished second in the 60-meter hurdles at the non-scored Mount Union tune-up with a time of 8.34 seconds.

    

Field Events

Jayson Blankenship, Ohio Wesleyan
(Medina, OH/Medina)
  

Ohio Wesleyan freshman Jayson Blankenship finished second in the pole-vault at non-scored Mount Union tune-up clearing 4.27 meters.

  Women's Indoor Track & Field (Click here for a complete list of 2016-17 NCAC Women's Indoor T&F Athletes of the Week)
    

Distance/Middle Distance

Marija Crook, Oberlin
(Carrboro, NC/Chapel Hill) 
 

Oberlin freshman Marija Crook led the Yeowomen to a first-place finish at the Greater Cleveland Championships by winning the mile with a time of 5:21.31. 

   

Sprints/Hurdles

Alyssa Acevedo, Ohio Wesleyan
(Medina, OH/Medina) 
 

Ohio Wesleyan sophomore Alyssa Acevedo won the 60-meter hurdles at the non-scored Mount Union tune-up with a time of 9.37 seconds.

  

Field Events

Jasmine Keegan, Oberlin
(Maplewood, NJ/Columbia HS)  

Oberlin freshman Jasmine Keegan turned in an impressive performance at the Greater Cleveland Championships last weekend with three top five finishes. Keegan won the shot put (12.24m), finished third in the high jump (1.52m) and was fifth in the weight throw with a toss of 14.77 meters. 

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

Noah Moderwell, Wittenberg
(Libertyville, IL/Libertyville) 

GP/GS: 1/1 
Goals: 3 
Points: 3 
Shots: 11 
Shots on Goal: 8
Ground Balls: 8  
Caused Turnovers: 1

Despite Wittenberg dropping a narrow 12-10 decision against Colorado College in Nashville, Tennessee, freshman attack Noah Moderwell had a breakout game in his collegiate debut by scoring three goals, scooping up eight ground balls and causing one turnover.

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

Jordan Greenwell, Wabash
(Evansville, IN/North)  

Wabash sophomore Jordan Greenwell posted a 2-1 singles record and a perfect 3-0 doubles mark over a three-match match stretch in Michigan last weekend. Both of his singles wins came in the fourth position, while his three doubles victories with senior partnerMichael Makio (Carmel, IN/Carmel) came in the second flight. The Little Giants notched wins in Michigan over Carthage, 5-4, and Hope, 7-2, while their lone loss came against No. 36 Kalamazoo by a 7-2 margin.

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

Lauren Corcoran, Ohio Wesleyan
(Tampa, FL/Plant) 
 

Ohio Wesleyan sophomore Lauren Corcoran posted a combined record of 3-1 in a pair of matches on Saturday. In a 6-3 win over St. Mary’s (IN), she recorded an 8-1 win in the top doubles flight with junior Brooke Butterworth (Burlingame, CA/Santa Catalina)and notched a 6-0, 6-3 win in the top singles flight against Monica Davy. Corcoran also logged a win at first singles against Otterbein’s Rylie Markle by a 6-4, 6-0 margin.