Crossroads League Announces Athletes of the Week | March 18-24
AVON, Ohio – The Crossroads League Athletes of the Week were announced on Monday, recognizing the top athletes from the week of March 18 through 24. Sports Information Directors from the league nominate student-athletes for the award and vote on each week’s winners.
Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Alex Mccutcheon, Huntington
Mccutcheon picked up a pair of league wins on the bump for Huntington, allowing only one earned run over 13.2 innings of work and fanning 12 batters.
Baseball Player of the Week
Noah Freimuth, Saint Francis
Freimuth stayed hot for USF, batting .500 with two homers, three doubles and 14 runs batted in over six games for the Cougars. Freimuth added one stolen base and posted a .909 slugging percentage.
Softball Pitcher of the Week
Shelby Herron, Marion
Herron went 3-0 with 18 scoreless innings in the circle for No. 5 MU, firing 15 strikeouts to just two walks and nine hits allowed.
Softball Player of the Week
Shelbie Stotts, Marian
Stotts had 13 hits in 18 official at bats to lead No. 5 Marian to a 6-0 week. Stotts scored eight times, had five extra-base hits and drove in 10 runs for the unbeaten Knights.
Men’s Tennis Player of the Week
Eli Steiner, Indiana Wesleyan
Steiner took wins at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles to lead No. 24 IWU to a 7-0 blanking of NCAA Division II Bellarmine.
Women’s Tennis Player of the Week
Lizzie Bauss, Indiana Wesleyan
Bauss won her matches at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles to highlight No. 11 IWU’s 5-2 win over NCAA Division II Bellarmine.
Men’s Golfer of the Week
Brad Sprinkle, Marian
Sprinkle tied MU’s program record with a two-round score of 139 to finish second-of-66 at the Heritage Hills Collegiate and helped the Knights take second-of-11 overall.
Women’s Golfer of the Week
Nicole Jung, Taylor
Jung cruised to a four-shot victory in Georgia for No. 14 Taylor, firing a 75 and 72 to help TU tie for the team championship and finish ahead of three Top-25 foes.
Men’s Outdoor TF Field Athlete of the Week
Mitchell Soviak, Mount Vernon Nazarene
Soviak hit the NAIA A standard for MVNU in the shot put, winning the event, posting the top distance in the NAIA this season and setting a new complex record with a toss of 18.3 meters.
Men’s Outdoor TF Track Athlete of the Week
Caleb Anthony, Taylor
Anthony clipped the NAIA A standard with a time of 14.75 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles. Anthony finished third in the 110 hurdles, second in the 4×400 relay and eighth in the 400 hurdles at the Emory Invite in Atlanta.
Women’s Outdoor TF Field Athlete of the Week
Katrina Smith, Spring Arbor
Smith posted wins in the long jump and triple jump at IWU’s Polar Bear Invite and added a second-place finish in the pole vault for SAU. Smith hit the NAIA A mark in the pole vault and tied SAU’s program record in the triple jump.
Women’s Outdoor TF Track Athlete of the Week
Alex McFarland, Indiana Wesleyan
McFarland finished first in the 100 and 200 meters at IWU’s Polar Bear Invite, topping 22 runners in the 100 and 34 in the 200.