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NCAC Weekly Newsletter & Athletes of the Week - 9/16

NCAC Weekly Newsletter & Athletes of the Week - 9/16

NCAC Weekly Newsletter 

North Coast Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week – Sept. 16


Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week – Ben Foster, Denison

Denison senior Ben Foster (Westport, CT/Staples) finished first in a field of 129 runners Saturday at the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational. His performance helped lead the Big Red to a second-place finish with 75 team points. Foster broke the tape by covering the 8K course at Liberty Park in 26:05.8.

Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week – Emma Becker, Kenyon

Kenyon sophomore Emma Becker (Rocky River, OH/Magnificat) led the Ladies cross country team to a first-place finish at the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational. Becker clocked a time of 22:52.9 which was tops among a field of 124 total runners.

Field Hockey Athlete of the Week – Ashley Barno, Ohio Wesleyan

Ohio Wesleyan senior Ashley Barno (Bexley, OH/Bexley) tallied the only goal of the game as the Bishops came away with a 1-0 victory against Wooster on Saturday. Barno notched the goal in the final minute of the first half. Ohio Wesleyan improved to 4-1, which is tied for the best record in the conference.

Offensive Football Athlete of the Week – Jaheem Washington, Wittenberg

Wittenberg senior running back Jaheem Washington (Naples, FL/Palmetto Ridge) busted off two 30-plus yard runs, racking up 99 yards on 15 carries with two touchdowns in the Tigers win over Hiram. His two touchdowns currently rank him in a tie for second among rushers in the conference.

Defensive Football Athlete of the Week – Kea'Shaun Phillips, Wooster

Wooster junior Kea’Shaun Phillips (Toledo, OH/Toledo Central Catholic) led the Scots with eight tackles, as Wooster logged a shut out in its NCAC opener for the first time since 2000 on Saturday. Phillips also tallied 1.5 tackles for loss, a sack, and a 13-yard fumble return in the win.

Men’s Golf Athlete of the Week – Eric Lifson, Kenyon

Kenyon junior Eric Lifson (Sudbury, MA/Lincoln-Sudbury Regional) took home medalist honors as the Lords won Adrian’s Irish Hills Intercollegiate Invitational this past weekend. Lifson shot an opening-round 73 and followed that up with a three-under 69 on Saturday. Additionally, Lifson’s 142 tied him for the third-best 36-hole score in program history.

Women’s Golf Athlete of the Week – Camille O'Halloran, Allegheny

Allegheny freshman Camille O’Halloran (Northfield, NJ/Mainland Regional) finished tied for second at the Heidelberg Invitational, shooting equivalent rounds of 83 between the two days. In round one, she helped lead Allegheny to its best team round (347) since September 2017 at the Carnegie Mellon Fall Shootout.

Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week – Sean Williams, Wittenberg

Wittenberg freshman Sean Williams (Fishers, IN/Hamilton Southeastern) posted a pair of goals in a 6-0 win against Mount St. Jospeh before closing out the week with another goal in a 2-1 victory against Bluffton. Williams is currently tied for first among conference goal scrorers with four this season.

Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week – Fallon Raviol, Kenyon

Kenyon senior forward Fallon Raviol (Bronxville, NY/Bronxville) tallied a team-high five points as the Ladies upset 15th-ranked and previously unbeaten Otterbein on Saturday in Gambier. Raviol scored the game’s first goal 33 seconds in and added another in the first half. Kenyon’s 5-4 victory against the Cardinals marked the first time since Aug. 31, 2007, against No. 5 Calvin that the Ladies beat a ranked team in the regular season.

Women’s Volleyball Athlete of the Week – Kayla Cole, Hiram

Hiram junior Kayla Cole (Louisville, OH/Louisville) notched three double-doubles on the week for the Terriers. Cole began the week with a 14-kill, 12-dig performance in a three-setter against Thiel before collecting 16 kills and 16 digs in four sets against Baldwin Wallace. She finished the week with 18 kills and 10 digs in three sets against Wooster. On the week, she averaged 4.36 kills, 3.45 digs and a .303 hitting percentage. 



NCAC Milestones & Records (Sept. 9 – Sept. 15)

Kenyon, Women’s Soccer - Kenyon’s 5-4 victory against No. 15-ranked Otterbein marked the first time since Aug. 31, 2007, against No. 5 Calvin, that the Ladies beat a ranked team in the regular season.

Wooster, Men’s Tennis - Four of the last five Wooster vs. Walsh men’s tennis matches have come down to the last match on the courts. The Fighting Scots have won three of those matches, with junior Joaquin Abos Amo (Ayegui, Spain) clinching Sunday’s 4-3 victory with a 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-3 victory at No. 3 singles.

Wooster, Football - Of the NCAA Div. III football teams that have played two games, only WPI has allowed fewer points (3) than Wooster (6).