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Crossroads League Announces Athletes of the Week | March 29-April 4

 

AVON, Ohio – The Crossroads League Athletes of the Week were announced on Monday, recognizing the league’s top athletes from March 29 through April 4. Sports Information Directors from the league institutions nominate student-athletes for the awards and vote on each week’s winners.

Softball Player of the Week
Emmalee Hamp, Spring Arbor
Hamp helped Spring Arbor to a 4-1 week by hitting .565 with six extra-base hits and 12 runs batted in. The freshman also scored eight times, had multiple hits in all five games and had at least one run and one RBI in all five contests.

 

Softball Pitcher of the Week
Sheridan Sullivan, Mount Vernon Nazarene
Sullivan repeated as the CL’s Pitcher of the Week, this time going 3-0 with a save for the Cougars with wins over RV Taylor and No. 11 Indiana Wesleyan. The freshman allowed just two earned runs over 21 innings and struck out 33 batters.

 

Baseball Player of the Week
Satchell Wilson, Huntington
Wilson was locked in for RV Huntington, hitting .619 over six games, including a doubleheader sweep of No. 20 Taylor on Monday. The junior piled up five extra-base hits, drove in 10 runs, scored nine times and stole four bases for the Foresters.

 

Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Tanner Gaff, Saint Francis
Gaff came within two outs of a no-hitter for Saint Francis, as the senior hurler fanned nine over seven innings in a one-hit shutout victory against Bethel.

 

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Runner of the Week
Gracious O’Connor, Grace
O’Connor helped the Lancers to a pair of event wins at TU’s George Glass Invite, taking first in the 100-meters and 4×100-meter relay. The relay’s time of 48.32 broke Grace’s program record and qualified the group for NAIA Nationals.

 

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week
Jai-Lyn Norwood, Marian
Norwood finished second place for Marian in the high jump and long jump at Taylor’s George Glass Invite. Norwood’s mark of 1.64 meters in the high jump provisionally qualified the junior for NAIA Nationals.

 

Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Runner of the Week
Chris Maxon, Indiana Wesleyan
Maxon topped NCAA Division I competitors at High Point, beating a field of 22 runners in the 5,000-meters with a time of 14:48.04.

 

Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week
Liam Hesting, Taylor
Hesting opened the outdoor season by winning the discus, finishing third in the hammer and sixth in the shot put. Hesting posted a distance of 44.61 meters in the discus and his mark of 50.1 meters in the hammer was fourth-best in TU history.

 

Women’s Golfer of the Week
Maddie Thomas, Taylor
Thomas won the Purgatory Intercollegiate with a two-round score of 151 to help No. 5 Taylor to an 18-shot team victory. The individual win was the sixth for the senior All-American during her time with the Trojans.

 

Men’s Golfer of the Week
Cameron Luczka, Indiana Wesleyan
Luczka scored his third individual win of the season with medalist honors at the Purgatory Intercollegiate and also finished third at the Butler Invite. The senior averaged 70.4 shots per round over his five rounds for the Wildcats.

 

AVON, Ohio – The Crossroads League Athletes of the Week were announced on Monday, recognizing the league’s top athletes from March 29 through April 4. Sports Information Directors from the league institutions nominate student-athletes for the awards and vote on each week’s winners.

Softball Player of the Week
Emmalee Hamp, Spring Arbor
Hamp helped Spring Arbor to a 4-1 week by hitting .565 with six extra-base hits and 12 runs batted in. The freshman also scored eight times, had multiple hits in all five games and had at least one run and one RBI in all five contests.

 

Softball Pitcher of the Week
Sheridan Sullivan, Mount Vernon Nazarene
Sullivan repeated as the CL’s Pitcher of the Week, this time going 3-0 with a save for the Cougars with wins over RV Taylor and No. 11 Indiana Wesleyan. The freshman allowed just two earned runs over 21 innings and struck out 33 batters.

 

Baseball Player of the Week
Satchell Wilson, Huntington
Wilson was locked in for RV Huntington, hitting .619 over six games, including a doubleheader sweep of No. 20 Taylor on Monday. The junior piled up five extra-base hits, drove in 10 runs, scored nine times and stole four bases for the Foresters.

 

Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Tanner Gaff, Saint Francis
Gaff came within two outs of a no-hitter for Saint Francis, as the senior hurler fanned nine over seven innings in a one-hit shutout victory against Bethel.

 

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Runner of the Week
Gracious O’Connor, Grace
O’Connor helped the Lancers to a pair of event wins at TU’s George Glass Invite, taking first in the 100-meters and 4×100-meter relay. The relay’s time of 48.32 broke Grace’s program record and qualified the group for NAIA Nationals.

 

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week
Jai-Lyn Norwood, Marian
Norwood finished second place for Marian in the high jump and long jump at Taylor’s George Glass Invite. Norwood’s mark of 1.64 meters in the high jump provisionally qualified the junior for NAIA Nationals.

 

Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Runner of the Week
Chris Maxon, Indiana Wesleyan
Maxon topped NCAA Division I competitors at High Point, beating a field of 22 runners in the 5,000-meters with a time of 14:48.04.

 

Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week
Liam Hesting, Taylor
Hesting opened the outdoor season by winning the discus, finishing third in the hammer and sixth in the shot put. Hesting posted a distance of 44.61 meters in the discus and his mark of 50.1 meters in the hammer was fourth-best in TU history.

 

Women’s Golfer of the Week
Maddie Thomas, Taylor
Thomas won the Purgatory Intercollegiate with a two-round score of 151 to help No. 5 Taylor to an 18-shot team victory. The individual win was the sixth for the senior All-American during her time with the Trojans.

 

Men’s Golfer of the Week
Cameron Luczka, Indiana Wesleyan
Luczka scored his third individual win of the season with medalist honors at the Purgatory Intercollegiate and also finished third at the Butler Invite. The senior averaged 70.4 shots per round over his five rounds for the Wildcats.