NCAC Athletes of the Week

Monday, April 16, 2018

  Baseball (Click here for a complete list of 2018 NCAC Baseball Players of the Week)


Garrett Crum, Wooster
(Alliance, OH/Canton South) 

Wooster junior first baseman Garrett Crum was one of the centerpieces for the Scots’ lineup last week as the team posted five wins to extend its current winning streak to 15. Crum’s slash line for the week was .458/.500/.875 with four doubles, two homers, 12 RBI and eight runs scored. In the league DH sweep at Wabash on Saturday, Crum combined to go 5-for-10 at the plate with a homer, one double, six RBI and three runs scored. In all, Crum had at least two RBI in every game last week, which included a 3-for-5 showing with two doubles, a homer, two RBI and two runs scored in a 9-4 win over No. 14/12 Marietta on Thursday night.



Sean Kealey, Allegheny
(Pittsburgh, PA/Baldwin) 

Allegheny sophomore left-hander Sean Kealey earned the pitching win in both Gator victories last week. In a 9-8 win over Fredonia, he threw the final 2.0 innings in relief and allowed just one hit an one unearned run. Three days later in a 5-0 win over Ohio Wesleyan, Kealey got the start and struck out a career-high 10 batters in 7.0 innings of scoreless work against the Bishops.

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


Dom Caminiti, Ohio Wesleyan
(Westerville, OH/Thomas Worthington) 

Event: Fred Kravetz Invitational
Courses: Irondequoit C.C. (Rochester, NY) & Oak Hill C.C. (Pittsford, NY)
Individual Score: 145 (70-75)
Individual Finish: Medalist
Team Score: 620 (308-312)
Team Finish: Second

Ohio Wesleyan junior Dom Caminiti earned the top individual award last weekend at the Fred Kravetz Invitational in upstate New York after carding a 36-hole score of 145 (70-75). Friday’s opening round was played at the par-72, 6,830-yard Irondequoit C.C. in Rochester, while Saturday’s final round was contested at the par-71, 6,723-yard Oak Hill C.C. in Pittsford. Caminiti opened the event with a two-under 70 on Friday, before posting a four-over par 75 on Saturday in difficult weather conditions to win the medalist award by three strokes. The Bishops finished second out of six teams in the team standings at the event with a 36-hole score of 620 (308-312).



Emmy Timberlake, Denison
(Charlottesville, VA/Charlottesville) 

Event: Wooster Spring Invitational
Course: Mohican Hills G.C. (Jeromesville, OH)
Individual Score: 77
Individual Finish: Medalist
Team Score: 326
Team Finish: First

Denison sophomore Emmy Timberlake won the medalist award at the rain-shortened Wooster Spring Invitational last weekend after carding an 18-hole score of 77 on the par-72, 5,803-yard Mohican Hills G.C. in Jeromesville, Ohio. Timberlake did share the top spot in the individual standings with freshman teammate Megan Wong (Columbus, OH/Columbus School for Girls), but Timberlake was declared the medalist via the lower score on the back nine. The Big Red also collected their second team title of the 2017-18 season at the event with a team score of 326.

  Men's Lacrosse (Click here for a complete list of 2018 NCAC Men's Lacrosse Players of the Week)

Steven Hildebrand, Ohio Wesleyan
(Berwyn, PA/Conestoga) 

GP/GS: 2/2
Goals: 4
Assists: 4
Points: 8
Shots: 7
Ground Balls: 4
Caused Turnovers: 2

Ohio Wesleyan junior attack Steven Hildebrand helped guide the Bishops to a pair of NCAC road wins against Wabash and Denison last week to control its own destiny for the program’s 20th league championship. In the 100th meeting between the Bishops and the Big Red, Hildebrand racked up three goals and two assists, with all three goals coming in the first quarter to help OWU build an early 6-1 lead. On the week, Hildebrand finsihed with eight total points on four goals and four assists.

  Women's Lacrosse (Click here for a complete list of 2018 NCAC Women's Lacrosse Players of the Week)

Sydney Garvis, Oberlin
(Lexington, VA/Rockbridge County) 

GP/GS: 2/2
Goals: 9
Points: 11
Shots: 14
Shots on Goal: 12
Ground Balls: 4
Draw Controls: 17

Oberlin senior midfielder Sydney Garvis continued her torrid pace, scoring four or more goals in three straight games as she poured in five in a 20-14 win over Allegheny before adding four more in a 20-3 win over Allegheny. Garvis also added a team-high 17 draw controls over the two matches and dished out two assists to finish the week with 11 points. 

  Softball (Click here for a complete list of 2018 NCAC Softball Players of the Week)


Maddy Chase, Wooster
(Pleasant Prairie, WI/St. Joseph’s) 

Wooster senior Maddy Chase had a great week at the plate to help lead the Scots to a 2-2 mark. In four games she went 9-for-13 (.692) with five runs scored and two RBI. Chase moved into third all-time in hits in program history in the Scots sweep of Oberlin. She piled up 13 total bases, a slugging percentage of 1.000 with four doubles and a .733 on-base percentage and one stolen base. 



Sarah Herold, Denison
(Oak Park, IL/Carl Sandburg) 

Denison senior Sarah Herold posted a perfect 2-0 record in the circle last week to help the Big Red to a 4-2 record, including a 3-1 mark in NCAC play. In 17 innings of work, Herold held opponents to a .242 batting average, allowing just three earned runs while striking out 16. Herold made three starts, pitching one complete game on the week and held a 1.24 ERA.

  Men's Tennis (Click here for a complete list of 2018 NCAC Men's Tennis Players of the Week)

Austin Diehl, Kenyon
(O’Fallon, MO/Homeschool) 

Kenyon sophomore Austin Diehl posted a personal record of 8-0 in leading the Lords to a 3-1 team record last week. His numbers included a pair of top-flight wins in the 8-1 NCAC East victory over Wooster in which he opened the match by joining with classmate Jacob Zalenski (Canton, OH/Jackson) for a tight 9-8 (7-5) win over Titas Bera and Jesse DeWitt, before knocking off Bera in the top singles flight by a 6-2, 6-0 margin. In NCAC action, he also added two singles wins on the week in the second flight against OWU’s Diego Venegas Vargas 6-2, 6-1, and Oberlin’s Stephen Gruppuso 7-5, 6-4. All four of his doubles wins on the week came with Zalenski as his partner. 

  Women's Tennis (Click here for a complete list of 2018 NCAC Women's Tennis Players of the Week)

Megan Hickey, Denison
(Western Springs, IL/Lyons Twp.) 

Denison junior Megan Hickey helped guide the Big Red to a 2-0 record in NCAC West play last week. She was a perfect 2-0 on the week in singles action, opening with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Wittenberg’s Sarah Gallup in the second flight, before posting a thrilling 6-7 (8-10), 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 (13-11) come-from-behind win over DePauw’s Meredith Breda in the third flight on Saturday afternoon. She also notched an 8-2 win in the second doubles flight against Wittenberg with classmate Ashley Hammons (Louisville, KY/Sacred Heart Acad.) as her partner.

  Men's Outdoor Track & Field (Click here for a complete list of 2018 NCAC Men's Outdoor T&F Athletes of the Week)

Distance/Middle Distance 

John Hughes, Allegheny
(Cold Spring, NY/Haldane) 

Allegheny senior John Hughes led the Gator’s distance contingent on Saturday at the Bucknell Bison Classic. Hughes led Allegheny in the 1,500 meter run, posting a time of 3:53.73. He was the top Division III finisher in the race, while his time currently ranks fourth in NCAA Division III this season. 



RaShawn Jones, Wabash
(Indianapolis, IN/Lawrence Central) 

Wabash sophomore RaShawn Jones posted two victories in the hurdles for the Little Giants last Saturday at the Indiana DIII Championships. He won the 110-meter hurdles by running a time of 14.58 to tie for the ninth-fastest effort this season in Division III. Jones also won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 55.28 for the second-quickest time in the NCAC.

Field Events

PJ Schafer, Wabash
(Crawfordsville, IN/Crawfordsville) 

Senior PJ Schafer accounted for 27 points for Wabash at the Indiana Division III Championships by earning four top-four finishes. He won the high jump by clearing 1.93 meters for the second-best effort in the NCAC this season. He place third in the long jump (6.14m) and the triple jump (12.41m) along with a fourth-place finish in the javelin throw (45.85m) for the seventh-best mark in the conference this season.

  Women's Outdoor Track & Field (Click here for a complete list of 2018 NCAC Women's Outdoor T&F Athletes of the Week)

Distance/Middle Distance

Emily Forner, Allegheny
(Beaver, PA/Beaver Area) 

Allegheny junior Emily Forner placed ninth in a field of 69 in the 5,000 - and second among Division III participants - with a time of 16:54.73 at the Bucknell Bison Classic. It marked the second-fastest time in program history, while it currently ranks ninth best in NCAA Division III this season.



Lilah Drafts-Johnson, Oberlin
(Melrose, MA/Melrose) 

Oberlin senior Lilah Drafts-Johnson accounted for 28 of the 124-team points for the Yeowomen in the first-place finish at the All-Ohio Championships. Drafts-Johnson’s won the 200-meters with a finish of 24.94 seconds. Drafts-Johnson also won the 400-meter (56.25) and was part of the 4x100-meter relay team (49.43) that finished second. On the Division III performance list, her time in the 400 ranks sixth and she sits in eighth in the 200. 


Field Events

Monique Newton, Oberlin
(Sacramento, CA/Rancho Cordova) 

Oberlin senior Monique Newton won the discus and shot put events in the teams first-place finish at the All-Ohio Championships. Newton ripped off a throw of 47.08 meters in the discus, which puts her on top of the Division III performance list. She followed that up with a heave of 14.46 meters in the shot put to mover her to second in the country.