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2019 NCAC Football Athletes of the Week

September 9th

Matt Jolliffe, Kenyon
(Warren, MI/Cousino)

Kenyon senior tight end Matt Jolliffe led the Lords’ receiving corp with a career-high eight catches for 155 yards and one touchdown as the Lords snapped their 26-game losing streak during a 32-31 double-overtime win at Catholic on Saturday


Luke Buck, Oberlin
(Collins, OH/Western Reserve)

Oberlin junior linebacker Luke Buck (Collins, OH/Western Reserve) led a stout Yeomen defense that allowed a conference-low three points last week against Kalalmazoo. Buck finished with a team-high eight tackles while also factoring in on two of the Yeomen’s four takeaways as he had an interception and also forced and recovered a fumble late in the game.

September 16th

Jaheem Washington, Wittenberg
(Naples, FL/Palmetto Ridge)

Wittenberg senior running back Jaheem Washington 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.


Kea'Shaun Phillips, Wooster
(Toledo, OH/Toledo Central Catholic)

Wooster junior Kea’Shaun Phillips 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.

September 23rd

Nick Hamman, Wabash
(Carmel, IN/Heritage Christian)

Wabash junior wide receiver Nick Hamman 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.


Jonathan Seay, Wittenberg
(Miramar, FL/Miramar)

Wittenberg senior linebacker Jonathan Seay 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.

September 30th

Liam Thompson, Wabash
(Indianapolis, IN/North Central)

Wabash freshman quarterback Liam Thompson led the Little Giants to a 34-20 victory over Denison. He completed 18-of-23 pass attempts for a career-high 311 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, posting the first 300-yard passing game for Wabash since 2016. Thompson added a third touchdown on the ground with a 50-yard run for a score in the first quarter to give Wabash a 7-3 lead. 


Kyle Hogan, Ohio Wesleyan
(Centerburg, OH/Centerburg)

Ohio Wesleyan senior Kyle Hogan led the Battling Bishops with nine tackles, including two sacks and three for loss. Hogan also forced and recovered a fumble at the OWU 12-yard line on the opening possession of game. His defensive performance helped Ohio Wesleyan to a 4-0 start for the first time since the 2012 season.

October 7th

Ike James, Wabash
(Lowell, IN/Lowell)

Wabash senior Ike James turned in his 11th career 100-yard rushing performance on Saturday with 123 yards on 33 carries to help the Little Giants to a 31-13 victory over Ohio Wesleyan. James opened the scoring for Wabash with a two-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to provide the Little Giants with a lead they never relinquished.


Michael Picone, Kenyon
(Mantua, OH/Crestwood)

Kenyon junior Michael Picone helped lift the Lords to a 12-7 win at Oberlin. Not only did he recover a fumble in the second quarter, but his 61-yard interception return for a fourth-quarter touchdown sealed the Lords’ victory. Picone also racked up seven tackles, a quarterback sack and two pass break-ups.