SLIAC Players of the Week - September 24

SLIAC Players of the Week - September 24
   

SLIAC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week - Sept. 24, 2018
Abe Ott, Principia College

Ott picks up yet another weekly conference award after running as the conference's top finisher at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational. Ott completed the 8K course in a time of 26:35, finishing 35th overall in a field of 330 runners. 

       
   

SLIAC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week - Sept. 24, 2018
Sierra Howardson, Iowa Wesleyan University

Howardson, a freshman from Ft. Madison, adds another weekly honor from the conference office. Howardson placed 23rd out of 324 runners in the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational. She was the top finisher among SLIAC runners in the race, completing the 6K course with a time of 23:34. That mark sets a new personal best time by 47-seconds.

       
   

SLIAC Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week - Sept. 24, 2018
Juan Jose Herranz, Greenville University 

Herranz, a freshman from Madrid, Spain, scored in both of the Panthers' games last week. Against Moody Bible Herranz netted a pair of goals. He followed with the game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory over Franklin. On the week Herranz finished with three goals on eight shots.

       
   

SLIAC Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week - Sept. 24, 2018
Charles Dalton, Greenville University

Dalton, a senior from Josephville, Mo., helped the Panthers to a pair of wins last week. With Dalton on the back line the Panther defense held their opponents to just one goal over two games. Greenville notched a win over Moody Bible and then followed with a shutout win against Franklin, in which Dalton and the Panthers held their opponent to just one shot on goal.

       
   

SLIAC Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week - Sept. 24, 2018
Gracie Koonce, Westminster College

Koonce, a senior midfielder, helped the Blue Jays go undefeated last week including a career game against Stephens. Koonce netted four goals in a win over Stephens College, tying the program record for goals in a game. She reached that mark on 10 shots, putting six on goal. The Blue Jays followed that win with a scoreless tie against Cornell College. 

       
     

SLIAC Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week - Sept. 24, 2018
Sarah Cradick, Westminster College

Cradick, a junior, recorded a pair of shutouts last week; winning against Stephens and tying Cornell. Cradick made a total of eight saves in the two games and finished with a perfect save percentage of 1.000 on the week.

       
   

SLIAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week - Sept. 24, 2018
Abby Freeman, Greenville University

Freeman picks up her third SLIAC weekly award this season after an impressive week which saw her put her name in the Panthers record book. Freeman put down 31 kills in a five-set win over North Park, setting the program mark for kills in a match. On the week she totaled 102 kills in five matches, averaging 4.86 per set. She was just as dangerous with her serve, recording 20 aces. On the week Freeman averaged 6.2 points per set. 

       
   

SLIAC Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week - Sept. 24, 2018
Mariah Markert, MacMurray College

Markert, a freshman from Mount Sterling, sparked the Highlanders to three victories last week. The freshman was a force at the net, recording 15 total blocks, an average of 1.50 per set. She had a high of six blocks in a win over Blackburn and recorded multiple blocks in all three matches. 

Other Notables: 

  • James Bowen, Eureka College (Soccer) Had two goals, on just two shots, in his team's loss to St. Mary of the Woods.
  • Daniele Caruso, Fontbonne University (Soccer) Tallied five points with one goal and three assists in her team's win over St. Mary of the Woods.
  • Kristen Farrah, Webster University (Volleyball) Recorded her third 40 dig match of the season with 43 in a win over Eureka.
  • Nathan Freyling, Webster University (Cross Country) Ran a personal best 26:56 at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational. 
  • Juan Garcia, Webster University (Soccer) Scored both of his team's goals in a 2-0 win over Maranatha Baptist.
  • Torie Grassi, Webster University (Volleyball) Had a season-high 17 kills in a win against Eureka, totaling 32 kills in four matches.
  • Allie Kennebeck, Westminster College (Volleyball) Kennebeck recorded 47 kills in three wins for the Blue Jays last week with a high of 21 against Iowa Wesleyan.
  • Brendan Kopff, Fontbonne University (Soccer) Put the Griffins on the board with a goal against Washington University-St. Louis. 
  • Kalleigh Linthicum, Webster University (Cross Country) Ran a personal best time of 23:52 at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational.
  • Caitlin Miller, Eureka College (Volleyball) Tallied nine total blocks on the week for the Red Devils. 
  • Maura Rabun, Fontbonne University (Volleyball) Hit .359 on the week, totaling 34 kills in four matches. 
  • Carolyn Ries, Webster University (Soccer) Anchored the Gorlok defense that shut out both opponents last week, playing all 200 minutes of scoreless defense.
  • Bridget Ringwald, Westminster College (Volleyball) Finished with 63 total digs on the week for the Blue Jays, doing so in three wins.
  • Emme Schaefer, Principia College (Cross Country) Broke her personal best time by 44-seconds with a time of 24:38 in the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational.
  • Gabe Sherrill, MacMurray College (Cross Country) Personal best time of 30:20 for the Highlanders while competing in the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational.
  • Mya Summers, Spalding University (Volleyball) Summers recorded double-doubles in assists and digs in all three of her team's matches last week; averaging 5.9 assists and 4.6 digs per set. 
  • Eric Volk, Fontbonne University (Soccer) Stopped eight shots in an overtime loss to Washington University-St. Louis.
  • Joi Wilson, Webster University (Soccer) Netted two of her team's five goals in a win against Illinois College.
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