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NCAC Weekly Newsletter & Athletes of the Week - 9/24

NCAC Weekly Newsletter & Athletes of the Week - 9/24

NCAC Weekly Newsletter - Sept. 24


North Coast Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week – Sept. 24


Football - Offensive Athlete of the Week – Canaan Gebele, Denison

Canaan Gebele (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) was responsible for six of Denison’s seven touchdowns in a 52-27 victory over Oberlin on Saturday. Gebele passed for 239 yards and four touchdowns and led the team with 18 carries for 60 yards and a score. He also recorded the first touchdown reception of his career on a 6-yard “Philly Special” passing play from wide receiver David Weimar. Gebele is currently third on Denison’s career passing yardage list with 6,087 yards. He needs 459 yards to pass Max Paulus as the career leader.


Football - Defensive Athlete of the Week – Beau Greenwood, Wooster

Wooster sophomore Beau Greenwood (Pittsburg, Pa./Mount Lebanon) did his part to help the Fighting Scots to its first win over DePauw since 2013. The safety recorded a career-high two interceptions as the Fighting Scots totaled five takeaways on the day. Greenwood’s first interception came in the end zone on the game’s opening drive. His second pick came in the fourth quarter at Wooster’s 42-yard line with the Scots leading by three with just under three minutes to go.


Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week – Hector Gomez, Ohio Wesleyan

Hector Gomez (Columbus, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales) put the Bishops ahead to stay with a goal in the 54th minute at Otterbein. He also set up the game-winning goal in the NCAC opener at Oberlin with a pass in the 58th minute. The win was the 700th career victory for Ohio Wesleyan head coach Jay Martin, making him the first NCAA men’s soccer coach in any division to reach the 700-win mark.


Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week – Jillian Countey, Kenyon

Jillian Countey’s (New York, N.Y./Rudolf Steiner) 11 saves against John Carroll in a 1-0 overtime victory were a single-game personal best for the sophomore. Her two shutouts last week gave her four on the season and 16 for her career, a total that ranks fourth-best in Kenyon Women’s Soccer program history.


Women’s Volleyball Athlete of the Week – Liv Hartman, DePauw

DePauw’s Liv Hartman (Danville, Ind./Danville) helped the DePauw Tigers to a 2-0 mark on the week with victories against Rose-Hulman and Denison. Hartman produced 35 kills across seven sets, including 24 against the Big Red on Saturday. She averaged five kills per set, one dig per set and a .351 hitting percentage.


Field Hockey Athlete of the Week – Kate Milner, DePauw

DePauw’s Kate Milner (St. Louis, Mo./John Burroughs) tallied two goals in a pair of victories against North Coast Athletic Conference opponents Oberlin and Wooster last week. Milner’s goal against Wooster proved to be the game-winner.


Men’s Golf Athlete of the Week – Cameron Willis, Wittenberg

Cameron Willis (Eaton, Ohio/Eaton) led the Tigers at the NCAA Div. III Preview by finishing in a three-way tie for third with an even-par score of 216. His 216 included a one-under par 71 in the opening round, followed by a one-over par 73 on Monday and an even-par 72 in Tuesday’s final round. Willis was recognized as a member of the all-tournament team for his top-10 finish.


Women’s Golf Athlete of the Week – Emmy Timberlake, Denison

Denison women’s golf finished in second place overall this weekend at the rain-shortened Bridgewater Fall Invitational hosted in Harrisonburg, Va. The Big Red posted a team score of 322 to finish the tournament just two strokes back of first place. The Big Red were led by junior Emmy Timberlake (Charlottesville, Va./Charlottesville) who posted a six-over par 78 during the first round to finish in a three-way tie for third place out of 71 competitors. The tie for third was also Timberlake’s best finish of the season so far.


Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week – David Westcott, Wooster

Wooster senior David Westcott’s (Lake Forest, Ill./Millbrook (N.Y.)) strong closing effort landing the 2017 all-conference performer in the winner’s circle during last Thursday’s 23-33 dual meet win over Denison. Westcott navigated the 5K course in 16:50.6, and averaged 3:22.1 per kilometer.


Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week – Isabelle Hoover, Wooster

Wooster first-year Isabelle Hoover (Millersport, Ohio/Fairfield Union) broke the tape with a 5K time of 20:42.5 during the Fighting Scots’ 20-38 win over rival Denison in an old-school dual meet on Thursday. Hoover won by 8.5 seconds and averaged 4:08.5 per kilometer.



NCAC Milestones & Records (Sept. 17 – Sept. 23)


Kenyon, Volleyball - Delaney Swanson (Sonoma, Calif./Sonoma Valley) this week cleared the milestones of 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs. She became just the fifth player in Kenyon history to accomplish the feat. Her current total of 1,045 career kills ranks fifth all-time in Kenyon history and her current total of 1,004 digs ranks 13th all-time.

Allegheny, Men’s Golf - At the Montgomery Cup hosted by Rosemont College, Allegheny Men’s Golf topped a 12-team field by seven strokes, with a two-round team total of 565 (287-278), the lowest 36-hole score for the team in program history. On day two, all five Gators shot par or better, resulting in a 278 and leading the squad to its first team title since 2016-17.

Ohio Wesleyan, Men’s Soccer - Ohio Wesleyan’s win over Oberlin was the 700th career victory for Ohio Wesleyan head coach Jay Martin, making him the first NCAA men’s soccer coach in any division to reach the 700-win mark. “It’s always nice to say that you’ve done something that no one else has done, but we’ve had great players here over the last 40 years, and that’s how we’ve won 700 games -- good players,” Martin said.