Crossroads League Announces Athletes of the Week | February 22-28
AVON, Ohio – The Crossroads League Athletes of the Week were announced on Monday, recognizing the league’s top athletes from February 22 through 28. Sports Information Directors from the league institutions nominate student-athletes for the awards and vote on each week’s winners.
Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
Shanyce Makuei, Marian
Makuei turned in a pair of gems off the bench for No. 5 Marian in the CL Tournament, averaging 17.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals in MU’s wins over Grace and Mount Vernon Nazarene. Makuei notched her first 20-point game and shot 15-of-21 for a 71.4 percent clip in the two wins.
Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Antwaan Cushingberry, Saint Francis
Cushingberry went for 24 points, 10 assists and six rebounds in No. 24 USF’s 106-79 upset of No. 1 Indiana Wesleyan in the CL Tournament Semifinals. The All-American guard averaged 22.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists, while shooting 51.7 percent in USF’s two tourney wins.
Softball Hitter of the Week
Savannah Harweger, Marian
Harweger opened the year on fire for No. 5 Marian, going eight-for-13 at the dish with two homers, one double and nine runs batted in through MU’s first four showings. Harweger also scored six runs, walked three times and stole one base.
Softball Pitcher of the Week
Alyssa Wagner, Indiana Wesleyan
Wagner picked up two wins in the circle for No. 15 Indiana Wesleyan, finishing the week at 2-0 with a 0.00 earned-run average in seven innings of work. Wagner recorded six strikeouts, walked three and scattered five hits.
Baseball Hitter of the Week
Kade Vander Molen, Taylor
Vander Molen had a big role in RV Taylor’s four-game sweep of No. 12 Indiana Tech, batting .500 in the series with three doubles, one home run and seven runs batted in. The second baseman scored six times, worked three walks and posted a series OPS of 1.611.
Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Joe Moran, Taylor
Moran set the tone on the bump for RV Taylor in its four-game sweep of No. 12 Indiana Tech, carrying a shutout into the seventh inning of TU’s 2-1 win in the series opener. Moran allowed just three hits and one walk, fanning seven and taking the win with 6.1 scoreless frames.