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NCAC Weekly Newsletter & Athletes of the Week - 10/14

NCAC Weekly Newsletter & Athletes of the Week - 10/14

NCAC Weekly Newsletter

North Coast Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week – Oct. 14

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

Denison’s Ben Foster (Westport, CT/Staples) captured the individual championship behind a time of 26:07.26 at the Carnegie Mellon Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. It marked the third, first-place finish of the season for Foster after he won the Wooster Dual Meet (Sept. 5) and the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational (Sept. 14).

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

Kenyon’s Emma Becker (Rocky River, OH/Magnificat) dominated again, this time at Wilmington’s JennaStrong Classic. The sophomore led Kenyon to a third-place team finish which was the best among all DIII participants. She finished fourth individually among 318 runners, timing in at a collegiate-best 5k time of 18:24.9, beating her previous mark of 19:36.6.

Field Hockey Athlete of the Week – Kate Milner, DePauw

DePauw’s Kate Milner (St. Louis, MO/John Burroughs) played a crucial role in a 2-0 week for the Tigers in conference play. She tallied the game-winner in a 2-0 victory against Oberlin on Saturday before being involved in all three goals in a 3-1 victory against Allegheny on Sunday. The senior produced one goal and two assists against the Gators.

Offensive Football Athlete of the Week – Peyton Vining, Denison

Denison junior wide receiver Peyton Vining (Bradenton, FL/Saint Stephens) led the Big Red offense with 139 receiving yards and one touchdown on four receptions Saturday against Oberlin. Vining’s four receptions came on grabs of 41, 41, 44, and 13 yards. The 139 yards receiving were a career-best for the junior.

Defensive Football Athlete of the Week – Christian Santos, Wooster

Wooster senior Christian Santos (Yeadon, PA/Penn Wood Senior) set the tone defensively during the Scots’ 24-10 win over the Little Giants on Saturday. Santos logged his co-team-leading second interception of the year on Wabash’s first drive, and finished with a team-high 11 tackles. Santos had one of the Scots’ seven sacks in the game, and he added a breakup. The Wooster defense also held Wabash, an offense averaging 35.3 points a game, to just 10 points in the game.

Men’s Golf Athlete of the Week – Matthew Del Rosso, Allegheny

Allegheny junior Matthew Del Rosso (Pittsburgh, PA/Central Catholic) helped lead the Gators to their best start to a season since 1997-98 as he tied for second at the Nazareth Invitational while the team took first. Del Rosso shot rounds of 73 and 76 for a total of 149. The Gators are four-for-four in winning tournaments this season.

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

Allegheny freshman Camille O’Halloran (Northfield, NJ/Mainland) won the Nazareth Invitational by five strokes with rounds of 86 and 82. O’Halloran led Allegheny to the overall victory, the first time the women’s golf team has won multiple invitationals in the fall semester since 2010.

Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week – Jay Klein, DePauw

DePauw senior Jay Klein (Wyoming, OH/Wyoming) was involved in all three goals as the Tigers captured a 3-2 win over Hiram on Saturday. The forward tallied a pair of goals and assisted another as DePauw claimed its eighth victory of the season on senior night.

Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week – Alex Berkley, DePauw

DePauw senior Alex Berkley (Evanston, IL/Evanston) notched a goal and assist in a non-conference victory against North Park on Tuesday before knocking in the game-winner on Saturday against Hiram. Saturday’s game-winner in the 34th minute was the only goal of the match. 

Women’s Volleyball Athlete of the Week – Jordan Brandt, Ohio Wesleyan

Ohio Wesleyan senior Jordan Brandt (Vail, CO/Battle Mountain) led the Bishops to a pair of victories last week against Hiram and Hanover. The outside hitter accumulated 73 points (5.2 p/s), 60 kills (4.29 k/s), 13 digs (0.93 d/s), nine service aces (0.64 a/s), seven blocks (0.50 b/s) and a .275 hitting percentage across 14 sets. 

Men's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week – Wesley Slaughter, Wabash

Wabash junior Wesley Slaughter (Chesterton, IN/Chesterton) opened the season by capturing two individual victories and participating on a winning relay at the Indiana DIII Invitational Saturday. He won the 50-yard freestyle race with a time of 21.35, the second-fastest time reported in Division III for the opening weekend of competition. Slaughter added a victory in the 100 free with a winning time of 47.23, and also swam on the winning 400-yard freestyle relay team that finished with a time of 3:12.53 to help Wabash finish second overall out of five teams at the meet.

Women’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week – Hannah Tonsmann, Allegheny

Allegheny freshman Hannah Tonsmann (N/A) was a triple winner at the season-opening Grove City Fall Classic. Tonsmann won the 200 free (2:00.52), 500 free (5:25.76) and the 1,650 free (18:50.75), while also claiming second in the 50 free (25.50) and fourth in the 100 free (56.82). The Allegheny women’s swim team finished first among five teams at the invitational.



NCAC Milestones & Records (Oct. 7 - Oct. 13)

Wooster, Volleyball - Wooster’s win over Denison on Saturday marked Sarah Davis’ 200th as head coach of the Fighting Scots.