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NCAC Weekly Newsletter & Athletes of the Week - 4/22

NCAC Weekly Newsletter & Athletes of the Week - 4/22

NCAC Weekly Newsletter - 4/22

North Coast Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week 

Baseball, Player of the Week – Erich Lange, Wabash

Wabash’s Erich Lange (Hamilton, OH/Fairfield) batted .556 in four games last week to lift the Little Giants to a pair of series sweeps over Ohio Wesleyan and Oberlin. The senior catcher collected 10 hits in 18 at bats with three doubles, three home runs, and 12 RBI. In the Little Giants’ 17-12 game one victory Sunday over Oberlin, he went 5-for-5 at the plate to tie the Wabash record for hits in a single game and drove in seven runs, including a three-run home run.

Baseball, Pitcher of the Week – Andrew Hill, Wooster

Wooster sophomore Andrew Hill (New Albany, OH/Fork Union Military Academy (VA)) fired the 13th no-hitter in program history on Sunday during the 11th-ranked Fighting Scots’ win over Allegheny. It’s Wooster’s first no-hitter since Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads’ perfect game at Hiram on April 15, 2012.

Softball, Player of the Week – Brennah Dutcher, Denison

Junior Brennah Dutcher (Alexandria, KY/Highlands) compiled a .600 batting average, going 9-for-15 at the plate with nine RBI and six runs last week for the Big Red. Dutcher also batted two home runs, improving her season total to four overall. Denison went 4-0 on the week, sweeping Kenyon and Ohio Wesleyan, in conference action.

Softball, Pitcher of the Week – Taryn Welch, Denison

Throwing a career-high nine strikeouts in Denison’s 7-1 win at Kenyon on Wednesday, junior Taryn Welch (Pittsford, NY/Pittsford Mendon) matched her career-high again on Saturday when she struck out nine Ohio Wesleyan batters to earn another 7-1 victory. She has thrown nine complete games in 2019 recording 69 strikeouts and a 2.65 ERA.

Men's Lacrosse Athlete of the Week – Brooks Davy, Denison

Denison’s Brooks Davy (Wilmington, NC/Episcopal) scored 13 goals and added one assist in a pair of NCAC wins over Wooster and Wittenberg last week. Davy tallied a season-high eight goals in a victory over the Fighting Scots Wednesday. He then added five goals and one assist in a 17-10 win over Wittenberg on Saturday. Davy also tallied four ground balls in the wins. Davy has scored 40 goals this season.

Women's Lacrosse Athlete of the Week – Megan Healy, Wooster

Wooster senior Megan Healy (Ottawa Hills, OH/Ottawa Hills) was unstoppable on the week, especially on draw controls. Healy won 22 draws in two contests last week to up her season count over 90 for the second straight year. Healy’s the only student-athlete in program history to exceed 90 draw controls. She also notched four goals and five assists in two games.

Men's Tennis Athletes of the Week – Bryce McClanahan, DePauw

DePauw’s Bryce McClanahan (Glenview, IL/Glenbrook South) notched a pair of victories to help the Tigers defeat Wabash in a conference matchup on Wednesday. McClanahan defeated the Little Giants’ Andrew Denning, 6-2, 6-2, in No. 3 singles and at No. 1 doubles, McClanahan helped the Tigers to an 8-7 (8-6) victory.

Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week – Maggie Sweeney, Kenyon

Kenyon’s Maggie Sweeney (Grosse Pointe, MI/Grosse Pointe South) helped the Kenyon Ladies to a conference victory over Wooster last week. The senior pulled out a 6-1, 6-0, victory in No. 3 singles while also helping issue an 8-4 decision in No. 1 doubles.

Men's Golf Athlete of the Week – Isaac Hartley, Wittenberg

Wittenberg senior Isaac Hartley (Bellevue, OH/Bellevue) guided the fourth-ranked Tigers to the team win last weekend at the predominantly NCAA Div. I Wright State Invitational. Hartley finished in a tie for fourth in the individual standings with a two-day total of 141. Hartley opened the tournament with a one-over 71 in round one, before posting an even-par 70 on Monday. The Tigers won the tournament with a team score of 721 (362-359), which was nine strokes better than second-place IUPUI’s team score of 730 (366-364).

Women's Golf Athlete of the Week – Larisa Luloff, DePauw

DePauw’s Larisa Luloff (Cary, IL/Cary-Grove), the top-ranked golfer in NCAA Division III determined by Golfstat, won her fifth tournament of the year after shooting back-to-back rounds of 76 at Millikin’s Take Back the Night Challenge. The team also won it’s fifth tournament of the season.

Men's Outdoor Track, Distance/Middle Distance Athlete of the Week – Matt Klonowski, Wooster

Wooster sophomore Matt Klonowski (Lincolnshire, IL/Stevenson) won the 800-meter run at Saturday’s Kenyon Spring Invitational with a time of 1:57.09. Klonowski just edged out the second-place finisher who crossed at 1:57.10. His time is currently the second-fastest in the NCAC this spring.

Men's Outdoor Track, Sprints/Hurdles Athlete of the Week – William McMichael, Wooster

Wooster first-year William McMichael (Evanston, IL/Evanston Township) won the 12-competitor 200 meters at Saturday’s Kenyon Spring Invitational in a time of 23.45. He also helped the Fighting Scots to a second-place finish in the 4x400 relay (3:27.73).

Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Jordan Potter, Kenyon

Kenyon’s Jordan Potter (Minneapolis, MN/The Blake School) won a pair of events at the Kenyon Spring Invitational. The senior cleared the field in the shot put with a throw of 14.47 meters and won the discus with a heave of 45.63 meters. Potter’s shot put distance leads the NCAC so far this season.

Women's Outdoor Track, Distance/Middle Distance Athlete of the Week – Anna Scott, Oberlin

Oberlin’s Anna Scott (Bainbridge Island, WA/Bainbridge) had a strong day for the Yeowomen at the CWRU Invitational. The Washington native completed the 1500-meter run in 4:48.21, which is currently the second fastest time in the conference this outdoor season. Scott was also the second leg of 4x400-meter relay, which was the top finishing Division III team at the meet with a time of 4:20.55.

Women's Outdoor Track, Sprints/Hurdles Athlete of the Week – Ryelee Clary, Wittenberg

Wittenberg’s Ryelee Clary’s (N/A) notched a trio of top-five finishes in the 100-meter dash, 100-meter hurdles and the 4x100 relay at the “Coach Rob” Invitational. The sophomore’s time of 15.47 in the 100-meter hurdles is currently the second-best time posted by an NCAC student-athlete this season.

Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Naeisha McClain, Oberlin

Oberlin’s Naeisha McClain (Columbus, GA/Brookstone) earned three top-10 finishes at the CWRU Invitational this past weekend. The junior won the shot put event with a heave of 12.72 meters to beat the 15-person field. She also finished seventh in the discus (33.81m) and ninth in the hammer throw (39.94m). In the shot McClain ranks 40th in the country and holds the top mark in the NCAC, while ranking inside the top-10 in the conference in both the discus and hammer.


NCAC Milestones & Records (Apr. 15 - Apr. 21)

Denison, Women’s Lacrosse - Head Coach Amanda Daniels became the program’s all-time leader in wins after Denison’s 20-9 win over John Carroll. In only her sixth season as Denison’s head coach, Daniels has posted an impressive record of 81-28 (.743) with five-straight North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament championships and five-straight appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Ohio Wesleyan, Women’s Lacrosse - Sloane Baumgartner (Naperville, IL/St. Frnacis) led Ohio Wesleyan with seven goals and two assists against Hiram. The seven goals raised her season total to 52, making her the fifth Ohio Wesleyan women’s lacrosse player to reach the 50-goal mark and only the third to surpass it.

Ohio Wesleyan, Men’s Lacrosse - Max Tennant (Englewood, CO/Cherry Creek) tied a school record with 10 goals against Wabash, while his goal against Hiram was his 50th of the season. The 11 goals on the week moved his career total to 244, ranking eighth all-time in NCAA Division III.

Ohio Wesleyan, Baseball - Charlie Neel (Shaker Heights, OH/Shaker Heights), Chris Punka (Tallmadge, OH/Cuyahoga Valley Christian) and Canyon McWilliams (Shaker Heights, OH/Shaker Heights) combined for a one-hitter at Defiance. It was the first time since April 2, 2010, that Ohio Wesleyan had turned in a one-hitter.

Wabash, Baseball - Senior second baseman Sean Roginski (Lafayette, IN/McCutheon) became only the second player in Wabash baseball history to collect 200 hits for a career. He has 201 hits in 154 games and is six away from breaking the Wabash career hits total of 206 held by Chris Deig (2009-2012).

Wooster, Baseball - Wooster sophomore Andrew Hill (New Albany, OH/Fork Union Military Academy (VA)) fired the 13th no-hitter in program history on Sunday during the 11th-ranked Fighting Scots’ win over Allegheny. It’s the first no-hitter for Wooster since Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads’ perfect game at Hiram on April 15, 2012.

Wooster, Women’s Lacrosse - Wooster won its 13th game in a season for the fourth time in program history with Saturday’s win over Ohio Wesleyan.