SLIAC Players of the Week - October 12

SLIAC Players of the Week - October 12

This week's St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Players of the Week are: Raul Belman, Alyssa Logan, Allyson Mitchell, Katie O'Toole, Josh Ripperger, Andrew Sharp, Dee Dee Sliter, and Molly Works.

 

SLIAC MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE WEEK
ANDREW SHARP - GREENVILLE COLLEGE

Sharp, a sophomore from Altamont, Ill., is this week's SLIAC Men's Cross Country Player of the Week. Sharp had a career best performance, placing 12th out of 167 runners. Sharp completed the 8K course in a personal best time of 26:04, cutting 44-seconds off his previous time on the course, which he ran just three weeks ago. Sharp helped his team to a 6th place finish in a field of 19 teams at the meet.

 

SLIAC WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE WEEK
MOLLY WORKS - GREENVILLE COLLEGE

Works, a senior from Lenzburg, Ill., is the SLIAC Women's Cross Country Player of the Week after a 44th place finish this past weekend. Works finished the 5K course in just 20:07, competing in a field of 187 runners. Works cut 1:14 off her time on the same course from three weeks ago, helping her team to a 7th place finish in a field of 22 teams.

 

SLIAC MEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK (OFFENSIVE)
JOSH RIPPERGER - GREENVILLE COLLEGE

Ripperger, a sophomore from Hillsboro, Mo., is typically known for his defense as he plays along the back line for the Panthers; however this week he stepped up his offensive attack and helped his team to a pair of conference wins. Ripperger netted the game winning goal against previously unbeaten Spalding, scoring with under 8-minutes remaining in the game. He followed by helping set up the game winning goal against Fontbonne; helping Greenville remain undefeated at 4-0 in the conference.

SLIAC MEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK (DEFENSIVE)
RAUL BELMAN - WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

Belman, is this week's SLIAC Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. Belman helped his team pick up two conference wins while coming up just short against #17 Washington-St. Louis. Belman played a scoreless half in net against MacMurray and recorded a shutout over Eureka, making one save. Against his nationally ranked foe Belman made eight saves in the 1-0 loss. On the week he finished with nine saves in 225-minutes, recording a 0.40 goals-against average. This is the second time this season Belman has picked up the weekly award.

SLIAC WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK (OFFENSIVE)
DEE DEE SLITER - SPALDING UNIVERSITY

Sliter, a junior from Louisville, Ky., tallied four goals in a pair of conference wins last week. Sliter started the week with the only goal in a 1-0 win over Greenville, scoring on her only shot of the game. Sliter then recorded a hat trick in her team's win over Iowa Wesleyan. On the week she netted all four goals on just four shots. She is currently second in the league in both points and goals scored.

SLIAC WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK (DEFENSIVE)
ALLYSA LOGAN - SPALDING UNIVERSITY

Logan, a junior from Carmel, Ind., is the SLIAC Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week after helping her team notch a pair of shutout wins over conference opponents last week. Logan and her defensive teammates allowed just seven total shots over two games including just two shots on goal. In addition Logan added two assists in her team's win over Iowa Wesleyan.

SLIAC VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK (OFFENSIVE)
ALLYSON MITCHELL - GREENVILLE COLLEGE

Mitchell, a sophomore from Gurnee, Ill., picks up SLIAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week honors after helping her team to three conference wins and a match against #1 ranked Washington-St. Louis. Mitchell started the week with 11 kills in her match against her ranked foe. She then led her team to three straight conference wins, starting with 20 kills in a 3-1 win over Spalding. She added five kills and three service aces in a sweep of Iowa Wesleyan and closed out the week with 10 kills and five aces in a win over MacMurray. On the week Mitchell finished with 46 kills in 13 sets, averaging 3.54 per set while hitting .252 and recording 10 aces.

SLIAC VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK (DEFENSIVE)
KATIE O'TOOLE - WEBSTER UNIVERSITY

O'Toole, a junior from St. Louis, Mo., helped Webster to three conference wins last week from her libero position. O'Toole recorded three 20 dig performances including a high of 27 digs against Principia. O'Toole averaged 6.07 digs per set over her team's four matches. She finished with 85 digs in 14 sets and became just the 12th player in school history to reach the 1,000 dig mark for her career. She now has 1,068 career digs; good for 10th in Webster program history.

Other Notables:

  • Abdullahi Abdullahi, Spalding University (Men's Soccer) Abdullahi recorded a hat trick in his team's win over Iowa Wesleyan, scoring three goals on just five shots.
  • Zach Gyuricza, Webster University (Men's Soccer) Gyuricza netted two goals and an assist in helping Webster record two conference wins last week.
  • Sophia Hathaway, Principia College (Volleyball) Hathaway put down 19 kills with 19 assists and 20 digs in a five set loss to Fontbonne.
  • Cierra Howard, Iowa Wesleyan University (Volleyball) Howard picked up 34 digs in a five set win over Knox.
  • Amanda Kiso, Westminster College (Volleyball) Kiso hit .491 on the week with 30 kills in three matches, adding nine blocks.
  • Katie Koonce, Westminster College (Women's Soccer) Koonce and her teammates held their opponents to just one goal and two shots in a pair of games last week.
  • Lexa Mahr, Iowa Wesleyan University (Volleyball) Mahr finished with 17 kills, 17 assists, and 19 digs in a win over Knox.
  • Zach Matthiesen, Principia College (Men's Cross Country) Matthiesen ran a personal best time of 26:11, finishing 1:21 faster than his previous best on the same course; finishing 7th in the field of 61 runners.
  • Kersten McDonough, Fontbonne University (Volleyball) McDonough recorded 30 kills in a five set victory over Principia.
  • Ashley Mess, Webster University (Women's Soccer) Mess anchored the Gorlok back line which recorded two shutouts and allowed just seven total shots and three shots on goal.
  • Tayisah Pohtos, Westminster College (Women's Soccer) Pohtos tallied nine toal points in a pair of conference games last week, recording three goals and three assists.
  • Tripp Sheehan, Westminster College (Men's Soccer) Sheehan tallied three goals and one assist in his team's win over MacMurray.
  • Maddie Stadler, Fontbonne University (Volleyball) Stadler recorded 35 digs in a four set loss to Webster.
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