North Coast Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week – Oct. 8
Football - Offensive Athlete of the Week – Andy Hunt, DePauw
DePauw wide receiver Andy Hunt (Indianapolis, Ind./Heritage Christian) caught the go-ahead score in a 28-26 victory over Oberlin on Saturday. Trailing 20-19 with 5:06 remaining in the third quarter, Cam Haynes connected for a 41-yard touchdown with Hunt to put the TIgers up 26-20. Hunt finished the day with 14 catches for 129 yards and a touchdown.
Football - Defensive Athlete of the Week – Kor’Darius Melton, Ohio Wesleyan
Ohio Wesleyan defensive end Kor’Darius Melton (Warner Robins, Ga./Houston County) scored two defensive touchdowns in less than 90 seconds against Kenyon on Saturday. He started with an eight-yard fumble return to increase the Bishop lead to 21-0 in the first quarter. Melton then intercepted a pass and returned it 27 yards for touchdown just a minute and 25 seconds later. He finished his day by recovering a Kenyon fumble on the opening possession of second half, setting up an OWU field goal attempt.
Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week – Luke Summers, Denison
Denison sophomore Luke Summers (Chantilly, Va./Chantilly) scored in the 23rd minute of play as the Big Red went on the road to defeat the Tigers of DePauw University, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon at Reavis Stadium in Greencastle, Ind. Denison handed DePauw only its second loss of the season (7-2-2)
Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week – Erica White, Wooster
Senior Erica White (Washington, Pa./Fort Cherry) scored both goals in the Scots’ 2-0 win over Wittenberg on Saturday. She scored in the 27th minute off a rebound and again in the 83rd minute with a penalty kick. White leads the NCAC with eight goals for the first-place Scots, who sit at 7-1-3 overall and 3-0 in the NCAC.
Women’s Volleyball Athlete of the Week – Aubrey Cox, Wittenberg
In two straight-set conference wins last week against Hiram and Allegheny, junior middle blocker Aubrey Cox (Tipp City, Ohio/Tippecanoe) put up eye-popping numbers on the offensive side of the net, as she accumulated 10 kills and committed zero hitting errors in 16 total attempts for a .625 hitting percentage. She also chipped in with four block assists in the win over Allegheny that lifted the fifth-ranked Tigers to a a 3-0 mark in league play and a 14-2 record overall.
Field Hockey Athlete of the Week – Alexis Roberts, Ohio Wesleyan
Ohio Wesleyan’s Alexis Roberts (Louisville, Ky./Christian Academy) scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift the Bishops to a 5-4 victory at Wittenberg. The overtime game-winner completed a hat trick, her first of the season. She also compiled one goal and two assists against Wooster. She set up goals that brought OWU within 3-1 and 4-2, then tallied a goal on a tip-in that brought the Bishops to within 4-3 with 1:24 left in regulation time.
Men’s Golf Athlete of the Week – Jacob Kelber, DePauw
DePauw’s Jacob Kelber (Southlake, Texas/Carroll) shot a two-under, 138 (69-69) to win the 49-player Wabash Fall Classic by five strokes. The Tigers also finished first as a team, shooting collective rounds of 294 and 290 (584) for an 11-stroke victory over Oakland City (595).
Women’s Golf Athlete of the Week – Madi Wolters, Wittenberg
Junior Madi Wolters (Centerville, OH/Centerville) helped guide the Tigers to the team title at Wittenberg’s own Pat Clouse Invitational last weekend, played at the par-72, 5,800-yard Springfield Country Club. Wolters opened the tournament with a one-over par 73 on Saturday and closed out the 36-hole event with a 76 on Sunday to finish first out of 39 golfers with a two-day score of 149. As a team, the Tigers also topped the leaderboard with a 36-hole score of 627 (311-316), which was seven shots ahead of second-place Denison 634 (318-316).
NCAC Milestones & Records (Oct. 1 – Oct. 7)
Wittenberg, Football - Wittenberg quarterback Jake Kennedy (Bellefontaine, Ohio/Bellefontaine) put his name at the top spot of the career passing yards category, overtaking the previous record set by Aaron Huffman in 2009 at 6,446 yards.
Wooster, Women’s Golf - Wooster’s women’s golf team won its Eva Shorb Weiskopf Invitational by 44 strokes this weekend. It marked the first time in program history the Scots have won two tournaments in a season, and the 44-stroke victory marked the biggest in program history.
Earlham, Field Hockey - Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Wittenberg was Earlham’s 200th victory in program history.