NCAC Athletes of the Week

Monday, October 16, 2017

  Cross Country (Click here for a complete list of 2017 NCAC Cross Country Runners of the Week)


Matt Svetz, Allegheny
(Meadville, PA/Meadville) 

Race: Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble
Distance: 8,000-Meters
Individual Finish: 1st (25:09.0)
Team Finish: Fourth

Allegheny junior Matt Svetz won the individual title at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble on Saturday with an 8K time of 25:09.0. The Gators finished fourth out of 31 teams at the event with 153 points. 


Linnea Halsten, Oberlin
(Madison, WI/Madison East)

Race: Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble
Distance: 6,000-Meters
Individual Finish: First (21:05.3)
Team Finish: First

Oberlin junior Linnea Halsten continued to dominate this season by winning the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble, crossing the line of the 6k course in a career-best time of 21:05.3. Halsten’s performance helped the Yeowomen defend it Inter-Regional Rumble team title topping the 29-team field with a team score of 72 points.

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

Katelyn Hutchinson, Kenyon
(Pottstown, PA/St. George’s School) 

Games played/started:  2/2
Goals: 2
Game-Winning Goals:
Shots: 6
Shots on Goal: 4

Kenyon senior forward Katelyn Hutchinson scored the game-winner in shutout victories over Earlham and DePauw last weekend. Against Earlham, she drove the left side of the circle and fired her shot between the keeper’s legs. Against DePauw, she took a feed off a penalty corner insert and blasted home her team-leading 11th goal of the season.  

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


Danny Robinson, Hiram
(Labelle, FL/Labelle) 

Rushing Attempts: 23
Rushing Yards: 220
Rushing TDs: 4

Hiram senior running back Danny Robinson led an offensive explosion in the Terriers’ 62-56 victory over Kenyon on Saturday. Robinson posted his second-straight 200-yard rushing game, this time rushing for 220 yards and four touchdowns on just 23 carries. Three of his TD runs went for 30-plus yards, including a 75-yarder late in the fourth quarter that all but sealed the victory for Hiram.


Brad Brodek, Ohio Wesleyan
(Parma, OH/Valley Forge) 

Tackles: 13
Solo: 5
Tackles-For-Loss: 1.0
Sacks: 0.5
Pass Breakups: 1

Ohio Wesleyan senior free safety Brad Brodek spearheaded an outstanding defensive effort in the Bishops’ 16-13 upset win at nationally-ranked Wabash. It was the lowest point total allowed by OWU this season and was also the first time this year that the Wabash offense was held out of the end zone in a game. Brodek finished the game with 13 tackles (5 solo, 8 asst.) and 1.0 tackle-for-loss, which included a half-sack that helped force Wabash into a field goal attempt on its final drive. OWU went on to block the Little Giants’ game-tying field goal attempt on the final play to secure the three-point win.

  Golf (Click here for a complete list of 2017-18 NCAC Golfers of the Week)


Jack Funderburg, Ohio Wesleyan
(Westerville, OH/Central) 

Event: OWU Invitational/NCAC Fall Preview
Course: Westbrook C.C. (Mansfield, OH)
Individual Score: 144 (73-71)
Individual Finish: First
Team Score: 620 (316-304)
Team Finish: Third

Ohio Wesleyan freshman Jack Funderburg won medalist honors on Monday at the OWU Invitational/NCAC Fall Preview, played at the par-72, 6,910-yard Westbrook C.C. in Mansfield, Ohio. Funderburg sat one-shot off the lead after round one with a one-over par 73, but he fired two birdies on the final two holes on Monday to card a one-under 71 for the round and an even-par 144 for the tournament title. The Bishops finished third out of eight teams at the event with a two-day score of 620 (316-304).



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

Event: OWU Invitational/NCAC Fall Preview
Course: Westbrook C.C. (Mansfield, OH)
Individual Score: 155 (79-76)
Individual Finish: First
Team Score: 665 (326-339)
Team Finish: Second

Wittenberg senior Jane Hopkinson-Wood closed out the fall portion of the 2017-18 season with her fourth individual medalist award of the season, this time winning the OWU Invitational/NCAC Fall Preview with a 36-hole score of 155 (79-76) on the par-74, 5,834-yard Westbrook C.C. in Mansfield, Ohio. Hopkinson-Wood now owns 13 career medalist awards. Wittenberg finished second overall in the team standings at the event with a two-day total of 678 (338-340). 

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

Luis Zamora, Denison
(Stamford, CT/Choate Rosemary Hall) 

Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 3      
Assists: 1  
Points: 7         
Shots: 5  
Shots on Goal: 4

Denison junior midfielder Luis Zamora led the Big Red to a pair of NCAC wins last week and six points in the league standings. Zamora was involved in both goals of Denison’s, 2-0, shutout victory against Oberlin, assisting on the game-winner and scoring an insurance goal. On Saturday, Zamora scored twice as the Big Red defeated Wittenberg, 5-0. On the week, Zamora totaled seven points on three goals and one assist.

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

Shannon McGuinn, Allegheny
(Blasdell, NY/Nardin Academy) 

Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 2
Assists: 1
Points: 5
Shots: 7
Shots on Goal: 2

Allegheny freshman forward Shannon McGuinn (Warminster, PA/William Tennent) recorded five points in two NCAC wins for the Gators. In Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Hiram, McGuinn scored two goals, before she assisted on Sarah Donohue’s overtime game-winner in Saturday’s 4-3 victory over DePauw. The Gators have now won four of their last six matches and sit just one point behind the top spot in the NCAC standings with two weeks left in the regular season.  After the two games, McGuinn now leads the Gators in both goals (7) and points (15).

  Swimming & Diving (Click here for a complete list of 2017-18 NCAC Swimming & Diving Athletes of the Week)


Logan Indest, Allegheny
(Columbus, OH/Worthington Kilbourne) 

Allegheny freshman Logan Indest won three individual races in his collegiate debut to lead the Gators to a third-place finish at the Grove City Fall Classic. He was victorious in the 200 fly (2:00.13), 200 IM (2:05.58) and 400 IM (4:21.57). Indest also logged a second-place finish in the 1,650 free (17:28.27) and a third-place showing in the 500 free (5:03.73).


Anna Verardi, Allegheny
(Pittsburgh, PA/North Allegheny) 

Allegheny freshman Anna Verardi posted three individual event wins and swam a leg on another winning relay team to lead the Gators to a second-place finish at the Grove City Fall Classic. Verardi touched first individually in the 100 free (55.09), 200 back (2:11.14) and 200 IM (2:16.43), while also swimming the lead leg on the winning 400 free relay (3:42.74). She also touched second in the 50 free (25.07) and 100 back (1:00.95).

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

Lindsey Walker, Hiram
(Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary)

Kills: 16
Hitting %: .394 
Digs: 44
Set Assists: 41
Service Aces: 3
Sets Played: 9

Hiram freshman setter Lindsey Walker averaged a double-double in a pair of league wins last week against Oberlin, 3-2, and Wooster, 3-1. After tallying 21 assists, 13 digs and seven kills against Oberlin, Walker finished just one kill shy of a triple-double against Wooster with nine kills, 31 digs and 20 set assists. Although her primary role as the setter is the quarterback of the Hiram offense, Walker finished the two-match stretch with 16 kills against just three hitting errors in 33 total attempts for a .394 hitting percentage.