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NCAC Weekly Newsletter & Athletes of the Week - 11/5

NCAC Weekly Newsletter & Athletes of the Week - 11/5

NCAC Weekly Newsletter - Nov. 5


North Coast Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week – Nov. 5


Football - Offensive Athlete of the Week – Melvin Briggs, Oberlin

Junior Melvin Briggs (Holly Springs, N.C./St. David’s) totaled over 200 yards rushing for the first time in his career and scored two touchdowns, including the game-winning score in double overtime to lift the Yeomen over the Terriers, 47-44. Briggs averaged 11.8 yards per carry, totaling 213 yards on his 18 attempts. He accounted for 20 of the team’s 25 yards on the game-winning drive in double overtime, including the walk-off 4-yard TD run. Briggs had three runs of 45 yards or more in the game, including a 62-yard rip to end the third quarter after Hiram took the lead.


Football - Defensive Athlete of the Week – Jonathan Seay, Wittenberg

Junior linebacker Jonathan Seay (Miramar, Fla./Miramar) led the No. 20/21 Tigers’ defensive effort in a 42-13 league win at Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday. He paced the unit with eight tackles (5 solo, 3 asst.), which included a half a tackle-for-loss. He also forced one fumble and picked off two passes, highlighted by returning a pick back 12 yards for a score late in the fourth quarter. The Tigers entered the fourth quarter with a narrow 14-13 lead over the Bishops, but ultimately broke the game open on the defensive side of the ball with three pick-sixes in the final frame.


Men’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week – Trey Schopen, Wooster

Wooster junior Trey Schopen (McHenry, Ill./McHenry Community) was a quadruple winner during the Scots’ quad dual meet on Saturday. Schopen’s 1:59.12 in the 200 butterfly was the best time by over seven seconds, and the Scots also won the 400 freestyle relay by over seven seconds.


Women’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week – Katherine Douglas, DePauw

DePauw’s Katherine Douglas (Coal Valley, Ill./Moline Sr.) broke the Tiger’s school record with 409.6 points in 11 one-meter dives against Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday. The 409.6 points also represented the sophomore’s first qualifying standard of the season.


NCAC Milestones & Records (Oct. 29 - Nov. 4)

Denison, Field Hockey - Denison set a new conference record with 26 straight regular season conference victories. The previous record was 22 straight wins by Ohio Wesleyan in 1988-90.

Oberlin, Football - In Oberlin’s 47-44 double overtime win over Hiram, senior Ryan Gleeson (Seattle, WA / Roosevelt) hauled in seven passes for 118 yards and three scores to set the school record for TD catches in a season with 12. He bested Justin Cruz’s ‘17 mark of 11 that he posted in 2014.

Wabash/DePauw Football - Wabash and DePauw meet for the 125th time in the Monon Bell Classic Saturday (Nov. 10) at Hollett Little Giant Stadium. The game will be broadcast by Fox Sports Indiana and will be available national on Wabash holds a 61-54-9 advantage in the all-time series that dates back to the first meeting between the two schools in 1890.

DePauw Swimming & Diving - Katherine Douglas (Coal Valley, Ill. / Moline Sr.) broke the DePauw Women’s Swimming & Diving record for one-meter diving with a score of 409.6.