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November 8, 2012

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Nov. 9, 2012

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

• Nate Combs (Army football, New Albany native, Louisville St. Xavier graduate, Sr.) — top performance: eight tackles, two tackles for loss for 3 yards, an interception and a fumble recovery in the end zone for a touchdown in the Black Knights’ 41-21 home win over Air Force last Saturday; notes: Combs was an honorable-mention pick for the CollegeFootballPerformance.com Linebacker of the Week award. Combs’ interception against the Falcons was his first pickoff of his career, and it happened at the end of last Saturday’s game; team record: 2-7.



BORDEN

• Chris Beam (IU-South Bend men’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 15.5 points per game, 9-of-22 field goals, 4-of-11 3-pointers, 9-of-10 free throws, eight rebounds, five assists; top performance: 16 points, shooting 3-of-6 from the field, 3-of-5 from 3-point range and 7-of-8 from the line, and two rebounds in the Titans’ 60-56 home win over Andrews last Thursday; team records: 3-0 overall, 1-0 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Division I.

• Andrea Rademacher (Indiana State women’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: six rebounds and two points in the Sycamores’ 51-39 home exhibition win over Bellarmine last Friday.



FLOYD CENTRAL

• Cody Banet (IU East men’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 3.7 points per game, 4-of-10 field goals, 1-of-3 3-pointers, 2-of-2 free throws, 12 rebounds, four assists; notes: nine points, nine rebounds and game-high four assists in the Red Wolves’ 98-75 home win over Northwestern-Ohio on Tuesday; team record: 2-1.

• Will Cox (Southern Indiana men’s cross country, Jr.) — notes: 31st at the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Championships last Saturday in Kenosha, Wis., 32:01. The Screaming Eagles’ fourth-place finish as a team at regional earned them a spot in the NCAA Division II Championships on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Joplin, Mo.

• Laura Der (Marshall volleyball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 26 kills, 23 digs, four assists, two blocks: top performance: team-high 14 kills, 11 digs and three assists in the Thundering Herd’s 3-2 last Friday at Memphis; team records: 16-12 overall, 6-8 Conference USA.

• Haley Dresner (Xavier women’s swimming, Fr.) — top performance: eighth in the 400-yard medley relay last Saturday at the Spire Institute Quad Meet in Geneva, Ohio, 4:10.17; 14th in the 100 breaststroke, 1:11.62.

• Rachel Engle (Western Kentucky volleyball, Fr.) — weekly stats: four digs, three aces; notes: match-high three aces and three digs in the Hilltoppers’ 3-0 victory last Sunday at South Alabama; team records: 28-3 overall, 14-0 Sun Belt Conference.

• Ashlie Haworth (Lindsey Wilson volleyball, Sr.) — notes: five kills, three digs and two blocks in the Blue Raiders’ 3-0 home win over IU Southeast last Thursday; team records: 25-12 overall, 12-3 Mid-South Conference.

• Cassie Holland (Asbury women’s soccer, Fr.) — weekly stats: three shots, one shot on goal; notes: two shots and one shot on goal in the Eagles’ 5-0 home victory over Midway in the first round of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament last Saturday; season-ending stats: 13 shots, seven shots on goal, one goal, one assist; team records: 5-12-1 overall, 3-3 KIAC.

• Dylan Jenney (Franklin football, So.) — notes: one reception for 29 yards in the Grizzlies’ 23-9 home win over Bluffton last Saturday; team records: 7-2 overall, 7-0 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

• Danny Laird (Northern Kentucky men’s soccer, Fr.) — notes: one shot and one shot on goal in the Norse’s 1-0 home overtime loss to Lipscomb last Saturday; team records: 7-10-1 overall, 4-3-1 Atlantic Sun Conference.

• Kyndall Merritt (Indiana volleyball, Fr.) — notes: four digs in the Hoosiers’ 3-0 victory last Friday at Northwestern; team records: 11-15 overall, 3-11 Big Ten.

• Brigid Morrissey (Furman women’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: game-high six assists in the Paladins’ 77-47 home exhibition win over Converse on Monday.

• Cole Richards (Franklin football, Sr.) — notes: two extra-point kicks and one 21-yard field goal in the Grizzlies’ 23-9 home win over Bluffton last Saturday. With the victory, Franklin clinched a share of the HCAC championship; team records: 7-2 overall, 7-0 HCAC.

• Katy Schad (Marshall volleyball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 27 digs, 17 kills; top performance: 14 digs and 13 kills in Marshall’s 3-2 setback last Friday at Memphis; team records: 16-12 overall, 6-8 Conference USA.

• Alysen Shireman (Campbellsville women’s soccer, So.) — notes: one shot and one shot on goal in the Tigers’ 4-0 home win over Bluefield last Saturday in the Mid-South Conference Tournament quarterfinals; team records: 10-8-1 overall, 7-2 Mid-South Conference.

• Brock Slavens (Cincinnati men’s swimming, So.) — top performance: third in the 200 freestyle relay in the Bearcats’ 177-114 home loss to West Virginia last Friday; notes: vs. West Virginia — fifth in the 50 free, 22:04, sixth in the 200 medley relay, 1:39.01; home vs. Pittsburgh, last Saturday, 237-63 loss — fifth in the 400 freestyle relay, 3:20.35; sixth in the 200 medley relay, 1:38.85; sixth in the 50 free, 22.15.

• Melanie Stutsman (Western Kentucky volleyball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 68 assists, 16 digs, 13 kills, two blocks; top performance: match-high 33 assists, 11 digs and nine kills in the Hilltoppers’ 3-0 win last Sunday at South Alabama; notes: match-high 35 assists in WKU’s 3-0 victory last Friday at Troy. The win clinched the Sun Belt Conference regular-season championship for the second year in a row; team records: 28-3 overall, 14-0 Sun Belt Conference.

• Jordan Thompson (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: one rebound and one blocked shot in the Grenadiers’ 84-71 home win over St. Catharine (Ky.) on Wednesday; team record: 1-1.



HENRYVILLE

• Allison Knox (Jackson Community College women’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: Knox made her collegiate debut on Tuesday against the Indiana Tech junior varsity team in Fort Wayne. Knox scored in double digits in Jackson’s preseason games; team record: 1-0.



JEFFERSONVILLE

• A.J. Adams (Pittsburg State men’s basketball, Jr.) — top performance: team-high 13 points, shooting 4-of-7 from the field and 5-of-6 from free-throw line, and five rebounds in the Gorillas’ 100-56 exhibition loss on Monday at Wichita State.

• Emily Akalski (Marshall women’s swimming, Sr.) — top performance: third in the 200 freestyle relay in the Thundering Herd’s 188-109 home victory over Radford last Saturday; notes: fourth in the 100 backstroke, 1:06.2; fourth in the 200 back, 2:30.96.

• Kegan Clark (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: game-high six assists, six rebounds, four points and team-high two steals in the Grenadiers’ 84-71 home win over St. Catharine (Ky.) on Wednesday; team record: 1-1.

• Elijah Curtley (Indiana Tech wrestling, Fr.) — notes: 2-1 record in the freshman-sophomore 197-pound division at the Eastern Michigan University Open last weekend.

• Patrick Elliott (Ball State men’s tennis, So.) — notes: 0-1 record in the singles B draw at the Texas Invitational last weekend.

• Hanna Martin (Youngstown State women’s swimming, Fr.) — top performance: first in the 500 freestyle in the Penguins’ 134-104 home victory over Butler last Sunday, 5:31.77, Martin’s first win in her collegiate career; notes: vs. Butler — third in the 800 free relay, 8:33.88; home vs. Niagara, last Friday, 196-104 win — third in the 200 free, 2:02.2; third in the 200 freestyle relay, 1:46.92; fourth in the 500 free, 5:35.03; fifth in the 200 individual medley, 2:19.62.

• Jalynn McClain (Western Kentucky women’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: six rebounds, three points, four steals and two assists in the Hilltoppers’ 96-64 home exhibition victory last Friday against Harding.

• Alonzo Shepherd (Indiana wrestling, Fr.) — top performance: fourth in the freshman-sophomore 125-pound class at the Eastern Michigan University Open last weekend, posting a 3-2 record.



NEW ALBANY

• Lauren Bratcher (Vincennes volleyball, So.) — notes: Bratcher and the Trailblazers had their season end last Sunday with a 25-11, 25-7, 23-25, 25-24 loss to Grand Rapids Community College in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Region 12 District F Tournament final in Grand Rapids, Mich.; team record: 31-10.

• Stephanie Cave (Indianapolis women’s cross country, Sr.) — notes: 45th at the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Championships last Saturday in Kenosha, Wis., 22:36.

• Kamaren Cole (Danville Area Community College women’s basketball, Fr.) — top performance: team-high 10 steals, team-high six assists, four points and two rebounds in the Jaguars’ 81-27 victory last Friday at Hannibal-LaGrange; team record: 3-1.

• Donnie Hale (Purdue men’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: six points and three rebounds in the Boilermakers’ 109-68 home exhibition win over Newberry last Saturday.

• Parker Henes (IU Southeast men’s basketball, So.) — notes: Henes started in the IU Southeast’s 84-71 home victory over St. Catharine (Ky.) on Wednesday; team record: 1-1.

• Shelby Hoskins (Tennessee-Martin volleyball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 13 kills, seven digs, four blocks, two assists, two aces; notes: eight kills, six digs, three blocks and match-high two aces in the Skyhawks’ 3-1 home loss to Southeast Missouri on Tuesday; team records: 10-19 overall, 6-9 Ohio Valley Conference.

• Alissa Knable (Southern Indiana women’s cross country, Jr.) — notes: 95th at the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Championships last Saturday in Kenosha, Wis., 23:27. USI’s fourth-place finish at regional qualified the Screaming Eagles for the NCAA Division II Championships on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Joplin, Mo.

• Emily Knight (IU Southeast volleyball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 16 digs; notes: nine digs in the Grenadiers’ 3-1 home setback to Oakland City on Tuesday. Knight moved into 11th place on IU Southeast’s all-time digs list versus the Oaks; team records: 16-14 overall, 7-3 KIAC.

• Carissa Martin (Bellarmine women’s cross country, Sr.) — notes: 31st at the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Championships last Saturday in Kenosha, Wis., 22:21. The Knights finished fifth as a team to qualify for the NCAA Championships for the first time in program history. The NCAA Championships will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Joplin, Mo.

• Tionna Peters (IU Southeast women’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: two points, two rebounds and two steals in the Grenadiers’ 71-51 loss last Saturday at Grace; team record: 0-1.

• Melvin Posey (Georgetown (Ky.) football, Sr.) — notes: nine carries for 66 yards, one reception for 10 yards and two touchdown runs (1, 18 yards) in the Tigers’ 77-0 home victory over Union (Ky.) last Saturday. Georgetown clinched a share of the Mid-South Conference title with the win; team records: 9-0 overall, 4-0 Mid-South Conference.

• Kaitlin Robinett (Evansville women’s soccer, Jr.) — notes: two shots in the Purple Aces’ 2-1 loss to Indiana State last Friday in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament semifinals in Omaha, Neb.; season-ending stats: eight shots, three shots on goal; team records: 5-8-3 overall, 4-1-1 MVC.

• A.J. Schmidt (McKendree men’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: four points and two rebounds in the Bearcats’ 82-54 exhibition loss last Saturday at Missouri State.

• Brandi Waller (Middle Tennessee State volleyball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 29 kills, seven blocks, five digs; top performance: 16 kills, five blocks and four digs in the Blue Raiders’ 3-1 loss last Saturday at Troy; team records: 10-21 overall, 7-7 Sun Belt Conference.

• Chris Whitehead (Danville Area Community College men’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: eight points per game, 5-of-23 field goals, 14-of-16 free throws, 17 assists, 14 rebounds, five steals, two blocks; top performance: 13 points, shooting 1-of-5 from the field and 11-of-12 from the line, game-high seven assists, seven rebounds and three steals in the Jaguars’ 93-89 victory over Cincinnati State Technical and Community College last Saturday in the semifinals of the Triton Tip-Off Classic; team record: 3-0.



PROVIDENCE

• Ethan Cook (Franklin football, Jr.) — notes: one carry for 2 yards and one kickoff return for 19 yards in the Grizzlies’ 23-9 home victory over Bluffton last Saturday; team records: 7-2 overall, 7-0 HCAC.

• Spencer Corrao (Hanover football, So.) — top performance: 15 carries for 81 rushing yards, three receptions for 21 receiving yards, one touchdown run (17) and one kickoff return for 20 yards in the Panthers’ 35-34 loss last Saturday at Manchester; team records: 6-3 overall, 6-1 HCAC.

• Kelsey Davidson (IU Southeast volleyball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 20 digs; top performance: team-high 13 digs in the Grenadiers’ 3-1 home loss to Oakland City on Tuesday; team records: 16-14 overall, 7-3 KIAC.

• Megan Eve (Holy Cross women’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 4.5 points per game, 3-of-15 field goals, 1-of-8 3-pointers, 2-of-2 free throws, seven rebounds, four steals, two assists; notes: six points, five rebounds, four steals and two assists in the Saints’ 83-82 home win over Goshen last Friday; team record: 1-2.

• Lucy Knott (Bellarmine volleyball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 13 kills; notes: nine kills in the Knights’ 3-0 home loss last Friday against Southern Indiana; team records: 16-7 overall, 11-5 Great Lakes Valley Conference.

• Casey Marlin (Lenoir-Rhyne women’s soccer, Fr.) — notes: Marlin played 24 minutes in the Bears’ 3-2 double-overtime victory over Catawba last Friday in the South Atlantic Conference Tournament semifinals in Rock Hill, S.C., and five minutes in last Sunday’s conference tournament championship. Lenoir-Rhyne faces Belmont Abbey in the first round of the Southeast Regional of the NCAA Division II Tournament today; team records: 16-1-2 overall, 9-0 South Atlantic Conference.

• Ashley Ricks (UAB volleyball, So.) — notes: two blocks in the Blazers’ 3-0 home win over Marshall last Sunday; team records: 18-12 overall, 10-4 Conference USA.

• Leah White (Ancilla women’s basketball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 6.5 points per game, 6-of-18 field goals, 1-of-4 3-pointers, 18 rebounds, six assists, three steals; top performance: 13 rebounds, seven points, team-high five assists and two steals in the Chargers’ 54-41 loss to the Northwestern University Club last Saturday at the Waubonsee Classic in Aurora, Ill.; team record: 0-2.



SILVER CREEK

• Aaron Beck (Indianapolis men’s cross country, Jr.) — notes: 134th at the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Championships last Saturday in Kenosha, Wis., 34:40.

• Kristyn Maymon (IU Southeast volleyball, So.) — weekly stats: three kills; notes: two kills in IU Southeast’s 3-1 home loss to Oakland City on Tuesday; team records: 16-14 overall, 7-3 KIAC.

• Lindsey Maymon (IU Southeast volleyball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 13 kills, 10 digs; top performance: 11 kills and seven digs in the Grenadiers’ 3-1 home setback to Oakland City on Tuesday; team records: 16-14 overall, 7-3 KIAC.

• Grant Meyer (Quincy men’s basketball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 1.5 points per game, 1-of-3 field goals, 1-of-2 3-pointers, six assists, four steals, three rebounds; notes: game-high five assists, game-high three steals and two rebounds in the Hawks’ 93-64 exhibition loss to Illinois State on Monday in Bloomington, Ill.



MISCELLANEOUS

• Alexis Bauer (Samford volleyball, Floyds Knobs native, Louisville Sacred Heart graduate, Sr.) — weekly stats: 42 digs, seven assists; top performance: match-high 30 digs in the Bulldogs’ 3-1 home win over North Carolina-Greensboro last Saturday; notes: 12 digs and six assists in Samford’s 3-1 home win over Elon last Friday. The victory clinched the Southern Conference North Division title for the second year in a row for the Bulldogs; team records: 20-8 overall, 12-2 Southern Conference.

Weekly stats are from last Thursday to Wednesday. If you have any information on an area college athlete, contact Kevin Harris at kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com.