SLIAC Players of the Week - April 3

SLIAC Players of the Week - April 3

This week's SLIAC Players of the Week are Monica Behrle, from Webster University; Connor Coyne, from Principia College; Alyson Hahn, from Westminster College; Sam Huesgen, from Westminster College; Daniel Kaiser, from Spalding University; Jules Kitchingman, from Principia College; Austin Lawrence, from Fontbonne University; Shannon McCaul, from Westminster College; Aubrie Vaughn, from Westminster College; Raven Venegas, from Fontbonne University.


SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS HITTER OF THE WEEK - APRIL 3
CONNOR COYNE, PRINCIPIA COLLEGE

Connor Coyne, from Principia College, is the SLIAC/Diamond Sports Baseball Hitter of the Week. Coyne, a senior shortstop from Ballwin, Mo., sparked the Panthers to three wins last week including a memorable performance against Robert Morris-Springfield. Coyne capped his week with a walk-off home run in the second game of a doubleheader against Robert Morris-Springfield, leading Principia to a 5-3 win. He picked up three hits in that game, driving in two. On the week Coyne hit .455, going 5-for-11 at the plate, and finished with four RBI  and a .929 field percentage.


SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS PITCHER OF THE WEEK - APRIL 3
SAM HUESGEN, WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

The SLIAC/Diamond Sports Baseball Pitcher of the Week is Sam Huesgen, from Westminster College. Huesgen, a freshman, worked nine scoreless innings against Greenville, picking up the complete-game shutout win. He allowed just five hits and one walk while striking out 10 batters in the contest.

 


SLIAC SOFTBALL HITTER OF THE WEEK - APRIL 3
AUBRIE VAUGHN, WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

Aubrie Vaughn is the SLIAC Softball Hitter of the Week. Vaughn, a freshman infielder for Westminster College, hit .545 with two home runs and nine runs batted in while helping the Blue Jays pick up four conference wins. Vaughn busted out in a doubleheader against Spalding, going 5-for-7 with two home runs; including a grand slam in game one. On the week she finished 6-for-11 at the plate with four runs scored and a 1.273 slugging percentage.


SLIAC SOFTBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK - APRIL 3
ALYSON HAHN, WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

Alyson Hahn is the SLIAC Softball Pitcher of the Week for April 3 after picking up two career highlight wins last week for Westminster College. Hahn, a senior, became the school's career leader in wins after recording two wins over conference opponents. She picked up a five-inning win over MacMurray, allowing just one run on three hits while striking out seven. She set the new career mark in a 5-2 victory over Spalding, working seven innings and allowing two runs on three hits while striking out 12 batters. On the week she threw 12 innings, striking out 19 batters and walking just four while allowing only six hits.

 

SLIAC MEN'S FIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK - APRIL 3
AUSTIN LAWRENCE, FONTBONNE UNIVERSITY
 

Austin Lawrence, from Fontbonne University, is the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Field Player of the Week. Lawrence, a freshman from Imperial, Mo., had a career outing in the javelin while at the Hanover Invitational. Lawrence finished with a distance of 36.40 meters, shattering the school record. His distance was over a 10-meter improvement from his previous personal best.


SLIAC MEN'S TRACK PLAYER OF THE WEEK - APRIL 3
DANIEL KAISER, SPALDING UNIVERSITY

Spalding University's Daniel Kaiser is the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Track Player of the Week. Kaiser, a sophomore from Elkton, Ky., was impressive at the Bellarmine Invite where he placed in the top five in both the 200 meter and 400-meter dash events. He finished the 200 meter with a time of 22.16 seconds, finishing fifth overall. In the 400 meter, Kaiser finished with a time of 50.26 seconds, the second fastest time in school history while taking third at the meet.

SLIAC WOMEN'S FIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK - APRIL 3
RAVEN VENEGAS, FONTBONNE UNIVERSITY

For the second week in a row, Fontbonne University's Raven Venegas is the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Field Player of the Week. Venegas, a freshman from Racine, Wis., recorded two top ten finishes last week while competing in the Hanover Invitational. She placed second in the shot put, with a distance of 11.61 meters. In the discus, throwing a distance of 35.48 meters, she took seventh place while setting a new personal best and school record.

SLIAC WOMEN'S TRACK PLAYER OF THE WEEK - APRIL 3
SHANNON McCAUL, WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

Shannon McCaul takes home the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Track Player of the Week award after a pair of top-five finishes at the Lindenwood John Creer Invitational. McCaul, a senior from Rolla, Mo., took second place in the 3000-meter steeplechase, finishing with a time of 11:49.14. She added a fifth-place finish in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:26.83. Both times are the top performances in the conference this season.

SLIAC MEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK - APRIL 3
JULES KITCHINGMAN, PRINCIPIA COLLEGE

Jules Kitchingman is this week's St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week. Kitchingman, a sophomore at Principia College, picked up a pair of wins in conference play last week. He tallied a 6-1, 6-2 win at #1 singles, defeating Sebastian Culton of Fontbonne University; and followed with an 8-0 win at #2 doubles, teaming with partner Nat Kenworthy.

SLIAC WOMEN'S TRACK PLAYER OF THE WEEK - APRIL 3
MONICA BEHRLE, WEBSTER UNIVERSITY

For the fourth time this season Webster University's Monica Behrle has been named the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week. Behrle, a junior from Atlanta, Ga., went undefeated last week, notching two wins at #1 singles and two more wins at #1 doubles. She defeated her singles opponent from Greenville in straight sets and followed with a 6-2, 6-0 win against Fontbonne. She is now 16-9 overall this season and won eight of her last nine singles matches.

Other Notables:

  • Abby Burroughs, Webster University (Softball) Burroughs tallied five hits; including a double, triple, and home run in a doubleheader against Spalding.
  • Levi Earnest, Fontbonne University (Baseball) Earnest limited Eureka to just one hit over six innings, picking up the win in a 3-0 game.
  • Sawyer Grow, Principia College (Baseball) Grow picked up two wins last week including an eight-inning outing in which he allowed just three hits.
  • Meghan Illig, Webster University (Track and Field) Illig set a Webster record in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:04.23.
  • Jimi Keating, Spalding University (Baseball) Keating recorded 14 strikeouts in seven innings of work against Iowa Wesleyan.
  • Zach Matthiesen, Principia College (Track and Field) Matthiesen had a near career day at the Lindenwood Invitational last weekend, setting a new personal best time in the 1500 meter race (3:58.56) and nearly a personal best in the 800-meter event.
  • Samantha McIlwain, Iowa Wesleyan University (Softball) McIlwain tallied 12 strikeouts in six innings of work against Blackburn.
  • Grant Mullin, Eureka College (Baseball) Mullin went 2-for-4, reaching base two more times on a walk, against Fontbonne and drove in five runs.
  • Caitlin O'Neill, Iowa Wesleyan University (Softball) O'Neill reached base six times in a doubleheader sweep over Blackburn, including five hits while driving in four and stealing two bases.
  • Morgan Osborn, Eureka College (Softball) Osborn went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI in the second game of a doubleheader against Principia.
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