North Coast Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week – Sept. 23
Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week – Sam Henthorn, Wabash
Wabash senior Sam Henthorn (Carmel, IN/Westfield) completed the 8k course at Saturday’s John McNichols Invitational in 26:37.4 to finish 104th overall in a field of 268 NCAA Division I, II, and III runners. His time helped the Little Giants to an 18th-place finish overall and third among Division III teams.
Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week – Jenny Noll, DePauw
DePauw sophomore Jenny Noll (La Porte, IN/La Porte) was the top women's Division III runner at the John McNichols Invitational hosted by Indiana State. She completed the 5k course in 19:23, good for 108th among the 234 runners in the field.
Field Hockey Athlete of the Week – Victoria Holman, Kenyon
Kenyon junior Victoria Holman (Cottesloe, Australia/Perth Modern) helped the Ladies to a pair of shutout wins over Ohio Wesleyan, 1-0, and Rhodes, 2-0, last week. Holman helped the Kenyon defense allow a mere three combined shots, two for Ohio Wesleyan and one for Rhodes. Most impressively was Kenyon’s effort against Rhodes All-American Hayley Mules, a player that set Southern Athletic Association (SAA) records last season in goals (24) and points (63).
Offensive Football Athlete of the Week – Nick Hamman, Wabash
Wabash junior wide receiver Nick Hamman (Carmel, IN/Heritage Christian) caught a career-high seven passes for 192 yards with two touchdowns to help the Little Giants to a 48-35 win at Allegheny to open conference play. His 192 receiving yards ranks seventh on the Wabash career single-game list. Hamman caught a 75-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter of the game for the longest play this season for Wabash.
Defensive Football Athlete of the Week – Jonathan Seay, Wittenberg
Wittenberg senior linebacker Jonathan Seay (Miramar, FL/Miramar) helped propel the Tiger defense to another strong performance on Saturday, holding Wooster to less than 300 yards of total offense. The standout linebacker logged five solo tackles while getting in on four assisted takedowns for the Tigers. Seay added a forced fumble and jumped on the recovery for the Red and White.
Men’s Golf Athlete of the Week – Ben Kiesel, Wabash
Wabash senior Ben Kiesel (Evansville, IN/Reitz Memorial) tied for third individually at the Stateline Shootout hosted by Mount St. Joseph University over the weekend. The senior shot an opening round 73, his lowest 18-hole score of his collegiate career on Saturday. Kiesel carded a 152 over two rounds to earn the third top-five finish of his career. Wabash finished third out of six teams competing at the tournament.
Women’s Golf Athlete of the Week – Emmy Timberlake, Denison
Senior Emmy Timberlake (Charlottesville, VA/Charlottesville) led Denison with a two-day score of 151 (+7) to finish in second place at the Dan Quayle Collegiate Classic over the weekend. She was also named to the All-Tournament Team after finishing in the top-five. The Big Red won the event, defeating three nationally ranked teams, including No. 4-ranked Rhodes and No. 14-ranked DePauw.
Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week – Manny Burton, Wooster
Wooster senior Manny Burton (Carnegie, PA/Carlynton) led the Scots to a 2-0 record last week after defeating No. 12-ranked Capital and giving Muskingum its first loss of the season. Burton scored twice and hit the game-winner against Capital, while adding an assist against Muskingum, finishing the week with five points.
Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week – Jenna McCarroll, DePauw
DePauw senior midfielder Jenna McCarroll (Crown Point, IN/Crown Point) delivered the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Aurora last week. She also contributed on the defensive end, helping the Tigers pitch their second consecutive shutout and third of the season.
Women’s Volleyball Athlete of the Week – Lucy Anderson, Denison
Denison freshman middle hitter Lucy Anderson (Bloomington, IN/Bloomington) helped the Big Red to a perfect 3-0 week, not dropping a single set in the three matches. On the week, Anderson collected 21 kills, eight blocks, seven digs, five aces and owned a .404 hitting percentage in eight sets. The freshman averaged 3.9 points per set.
NCAC Milestones & Records (Sept. 16 - Sept. 22)
Kenyon, Women’s Soccer - Head Coach Kelly Bryan earned her 200th career win after the Ladies’ 3-2 victory against Franklin College on September 21. Bryan earned 56 of those victories at North Carolina Wesleyan College before coming to Kenyon prior to the 2003 season. In the last 17 seasons, she has produced a 144-131-24 mark in Gambier.
Kenyon, Field Hockey - With Kenyon’s 1-0 win against Ohio Wesleyan on September 18, coach Jacque DeMarco reached the 100-victory milestone. Since taking over the program in 2013, she has attained a 100-45 record.
Kenyon, Men’s Soccer - The Lords’ 7-1 win over Thomas More helped coach Chris Brown reach career victory number 200. During the 1988-89 season at Wittenberg he tallied nine wins before working at Kenyon beginning in the 2005 season, where he’s posted a 191-66-33 mark.