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March 18, 2014

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: March 18, 2014

New Albany grad named athlete of the week

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

• Sean Godfrey (Ball State baseball, New Albany graduate, Sr.) — weekly stats: 13-for-27, eight RBIs, seven runs scored, four doubles, two home runs, two stolen bases; top performance: 5-for-5 with four RBIs, two runs scored and a double in the Cardinals’ 15-2 home victory over IPFW on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader; team record: 13-8.



CHARLESTOWN

• Chris Braun (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) — notes: No. 6 singles loss (3-6, 6-4, 6-3) and No. 2 doubles setback (8-3) in the Grenadiers’ 8-1 loss at Bellarmine last Friday; team records: 2-3 overall, 1-0 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

• Taylor Thrasher (Kentucky Christian women’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: one assist in the Knights’ 69-54 victory over North Central (Minn.) in the first round of the National Christian College Athletic Association Division II National Championship Tournament last Thursday in Joplin, Mo.; team record: 19-11.

• Alli Webster (Wabash Valley softball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 2-0 record, 11 1/3 innings pitched, six runs allowed (five earned), 11 hits, 18 strikeouts, five walks; top performance: winning pitcher in a starting role in the Warriors’ 5-4 home win over Olney Central on Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader, 6 1/3 innings pitched, three runs allowed (two earned), six hits, 11 strikeouts, three walks; team records: 14-5 overall, 4-0 Great Rivers Athletic Conference; Webster’s record: 4-2.

• Tyler Willinger (Calhoun Community College baseball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 5-for-9, three runs scored, two RBIs; top performance: 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored in the Warhawks’ 4-2 home victory over Wallace State Community College-Hanceville on Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team records: 14-10 overall, 5-1 Alabama Community College Conference.



CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

• Aaron Hayes (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Fr.) — season-ending stats: 2.6 points per game; team records: 26-5 overall, 17-0 KIAC.



CLARKSVILLE

• Nathaniel Jones (Southeastern Illinois baseball, Fr.) — notes: 1-for-3 with an RBI in the Falcons’ 12-4 home loss to John A. Logan on March 10 in the first game of a doubleheader; team records: 7-9 overall, 1-5 GRAC.

• Drew Kissel (St. Catharine (Ky.) baseball, So.) — weekly stats: 4-for-10, two RBIs, one run scored, one double; top performance: 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the Patriots’ 7-4 home win over Cumberland (Tenn.) on Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader; team records: 11-13 overall, 5-4 Mid-South Conference.

• Deahna Welcher (Lipscomb women’s tennis, Jr.) — weekly stats: 1-2 singles record, 0-3 doubles record; notes: No. 1 singles win (5-0, ret.) and No. 1 doubles loss (8-7) in the Bisons’ 4-2 loss at Mercer last Friday; team records: 7-5 overall, 1-1 Atlantic Sun Conference.



FLOYD CENTRAL

• Jordan Batliner (IU Southeast softball, Jr.) — notes: 1-for-3 with an RBI in the Grenadiers’ 4-3 home victory over Concordia (Mich.) on Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader; team records: 6-5 overall, 1-1 KIAC.

• Justin Batliner (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) — notes: No. 1 doubles loss (8-6) in the Grenadiers’ 8-1 setback at Bellarmine last Friday; team records: 2-3 overall, 1-0 KIAC.

• Olivia Boesing (Louisville women’s tennis, Fr.) — top performance: No. 3 doubles triumph (8-4) in the Cardinals’ 5-2 victory at San Diego State last Friday; team records: 9-2 overall, 2-0 American Athletic Conference.

• Janice Heffernan (St. Mary’s women’s golf, Jr.) — notes: 19th at the SMSU Invitational last Friday in Daytona Beach, Fla., with a two-round score of 179 (96 in the first round, 83 in the final).

• Jay Holderman (IUPUI men’s golf, So.) — notes: 48th at the Talis Park Challenge Sunday and Monday in Naples, Fla., with a three-round score of 238, 22-over-par (76 in the first round, 83 in the second, 79 in the final).

• Devin Jenkins (IPFW men’s golf, Fr.) — notes: 87th at the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular this weekend in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., with a three-round score of 254, 38-over-par (84 in the first round, 83 in the second, 87 in the final).

• Alex Martin (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) — notes: No. 5 singles loss (6-4, 6-0) and No. 2 doubles setback (8-3) in the Grenadiers’ 8-1 loss at Bellarmine last Friday; team records: 2-3 overall, 1-0 KIAC.

• Samantha McClure (Tennessee-Martin softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 2-for-6, five stolen bases, three RBIs, one run scored; notes: 1-for-1 with three RBIs and two stolen bases in the Skyhawks’ 7-2 home victory over Saint Louis in the first game of a doubleheader; team records: 11-13-1 overall, 2-0 Ohio Valley Conference.

• Brigid Morrissey (Furman women’s basketball, Sr.) — notes: Morrissey and the Paladins are an automatic qualifier to play in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament later this month; team records: 18-12 overall, 12-6 Southern Conference.

• Katie Perkins (South Florida women’s track, So.) — top performance: fourth in the 3,000-meter run at the University of South Florida Invitational last Thursday and Friday, 10:33.5.

• Matt Powers (Hanover baseball, So.) — weekly stats: 0-0 record, three innings pitched, no runs allowed, two hits, two strikeouts, no walks; notes: no-decision relief outing in the Panthers’ 10-3 victory over DePauw on Saturday in Westfield in the second game of a doubleheader, two innings pitched, no runs allowed, two hits, one strikeout, no walks; team record: 4-6; Powers’ record: 0-1.

• Daniel Shepard (IPFW men’s golf, Fr.) — notes: 32nd at the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular this weekend in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., with a three-round score of 234, 18-over-par (74 in the first round, 79 in the second, 81 in the final); Shepard’s first-round 74 was a season-low for 18 holes.

• Jacob Snodgrass (Olney Central baseball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 9-for-18, seven RBIs, six runs scored, one double, one triple, one stolen base; top performance: 3-for-5 with a triple, three RBIs and two runs scored in the Blue Knights’ 6-1 victory at Southeastern Illinois in seven innings on Saturday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 14-2 overall, 2-1 GRAC.

• Jordan Thompson (IU Southeast men’s basketball, So.) — season-ending stats: 2.2 rebounds per game, 1.8 points per game; team records: 26-5 overall, 17-0 KIAC.



HENRYVILLE

• Ashley Dickerson (Indiana State softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 2-for-4, two runs scored; notes: 1-for-2 with two runs scored in the Sycamores’ 8-0 victory in five innings over Howard at the Rebel Games last Thursday in Orlando, Fla.; team records: 14-9 overall, 1-1 Missouri Valley Conference.

• Katie Guernsey (St. Joseph’s (Ind.) women’s tennis, Sr.) — weekly stats: 1-2 singles record, 2-2 doubles record; top performance: No. 2 singles win (6-2, 4-6, 12-10) and No. 1 doubles victory (8-2) in the Pumas’ 9-0 triumph over Roosevelt (Ill.) last Thursday in Hilton Head, S.C.; team record: 6-7.

• Sarah Richey (IU Southeast softball, So.) — notes: Richey played second base in a reserve role in the Grenadiers’ 7-0 home loss to Concordia (Mich.) on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader; team records: 6-5 overall, 1-1 KIAC.



JEFFERSONVILLE

• Trent Astle (Xavier baseball, Fr.) — top performance: winning pitcher in a starting role in the Musketeers’ 6-5 victory at Miami (Ohio) last Tuesday, 6 2/3 innings pitched, one run allowed (earned), three hits, three strikeouts, one walk; team record: 10-6; Astle’s record: 1-0.

• Shane Burke (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Jr.) — notes: No. 3 doubles loss (8-3) in the Grenadiers’ 8-1 setback at Bellarmine last Friday; team records: 2-3 overall, 1-0 KIAC.

• Kegan Clark (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 4.5 points per game, 4-8 field goals, 0-of-1 3-pointers, 1-4 free throws, nine rebounds; notes: six points and four rebounds in the Grenadiers’ 71-66 loss Robert Morris (Ill.) in the second round of the NAIA Division II National Championship last Friday; season-ending stats: 10.4 points per game, 5-4 rebounds per game, 59 assists, 46 steals; team records: 26-5 overall, 17-0 KIAC.

• Marley Edwards (Harding softball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 6-for-18, two runs scored, one double; top performance: 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the Bisons’ 3-2 home victory in eight innings against Delta State last Tuesday in the second game of a doubleheader; notes: Edwards smacked the game-winning single in the bottom of the eighth; team records: 15-14 overall, 7-9 Great American Conference.

• Patrick Elliott (Ball State men’s tennis, Jr.) — weekly stats: 1-1 singles record, 2-0 doubles record; top performance: No. 1 singles victory (6-3, 6-0) and No. 2 doubles win (8-2) in the Cardinals’ 7-0 triumph over North Dakota last Friday in Las Vegas; team record: 7-8.

• Evan Maschmeyer (St. Joseph’s (Pa.) men’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: 0-of-1 from the field in the Hawks’ 67-48 victory over St. Bonaventure in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament on Saturday in Brooklyn, N.Y.; Maschmeyer and St. Joseph’s won the Atlantic 10 tournament title on Sunday with a 65-61 victory over Virginia Commonwealth in the championship game; the Hawks earned an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament; they will play Connecticut in the second round on Thursday in Buffalo, N.Y.; team records: 24-9 overall, 11-5 Atlantic 10.

• Jalynn McClain (Western Kentucky women’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 1.3 points per game, 2-12 field goals, nine rebounds, four assists; notes: five rebounds, two points and two assists in the Hilltoppers’ 66-62 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock last Friday at the Sun Belt Conference tournament in New Orleans; McClain and WKU defeated Arkansas State on Saturday in the Sun Belt tournament final, earning an automatic berth in this week’s NCAA tournament; team records: 24-8 overall, 14-5 Sun Belt.

• Mark Meyer (Parkland baseball, Fr.) — notes: losing pitcher in a starting role in the Cobras’ 8-1 loss against Gloucester County College 10-1 loss last Wednesday in Florida, 4 1/3 innings pitched, six runs allowed (four earned), seven hits, four strikeouts, three walks; team record: 7-7; Meyer’s record: 0-1.

• Ryan Pierce (Bellarmine baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 0-for-2; notes: 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter in both the Knights’ 3-2 home loss to William Jewell on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader and their 4-0 home setback to William Jewell on Sunday in Game 2 of a twinbill; team record: 6-7.

• Morgan Reilly (Evangel (Mo.) women’s tennis, Fr.) — weekly stats: 1-0 singles record, 2-0 doubles record; top performance: No. 6 singles victory and No. 3 doubles win in Evangel’s 6-3 home triumph over Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) on Saturday; team record: 5-3.

• Kayleigh Thomas (Southern softball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 0-2 record, seven innings pitched, 10 runs allowed (five earned), 12 hits, five strikeouts, three walks; notes: losing pitcher in a starting role in the Jaguars’ 6-5 loss at Southeastern Louisiana last Wednesday, 2 1/3 innings pitched, three runs allowed (all earned), five hits, two strikeouts, one walk; team record: 0-17; Thomas’ record: 0-9.



NEW ALBANY

• Maddy Bellew (Ottawa women’s tennis, So.) — notes: No. 2 singles loss (6-2, 6-4) and No. 2 doubles setback (8-5) in the Braves’ 7-2 loss at Baker (Kan.) last Tuesday; team record: 0-5.

• Ashley Cochran (Hanover softball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 0-0 record, 3 1/3 innings pitched, three runs allowed (all earned), six hits, one walk, no strikeouts; notes: no-decision relief outing in the Panthers’ 11-5 loss at Wilmington (Ohio) last Friday in Game 1 of a doubleheader, one inning pitched, one run allowed (earned), two hits, no strikeouts, no walks; team record: 6-6; Cochran’s record: 1-1.

• Donnie Hale (Bellarmine men’s basketball, So.) — notes: three rebounds and two points in the Knights’ 80-75 loss to Indianapolis in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Championship’s Midwest Regional on Saturday in Springfield, Mo.; season-ending stats: 4.7 points per game, 2.1 rebounds per game; team records: 23-8 overall, 12-6 Great Lakes Valley Conference.

• Parker Henes (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: 0-of-1 from the field in the Grenadiers’ 71-66 loss to Robert Morris (Ill.) last Friday in the second round of the NAIA Division II National Championship in Point Lookout, Mo.; season-ending stats: 2.2 points per game; team records: 26-5 overall, 17-0 KIAC.

• Marin Kanii (Ball State women’s tennis, Fr.) — top performance: No. 6 singles victory (6-0, 6-0) and No. 3 doubles win (8-1) in the Cardinals’ 7-0 home triumph over Western Illinois last Friday; team record: 9-6.

• Kyle Landrum (Southern Indiana men’s tennis, Fr.) — notes: No. 6 singles win by default in the Screaming Eagles’ 9-0 victory at Fort Valley State on March 10; team record: 10-5.

• TeNale Roland (Utah State men’s basketball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 7.5 points per game, 5-8 field goals, 4-6 3-pointers, 1-2 free throws, four rebounds, three assists, two steals; top performance: 14 points, shooting 5-of-7 from the field and 4-of-5 from 3-point range, four rebounds and three assists in the Aggies’ 73-69 victory over Colorado State last Wednesday in first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament in Las Vegas; team records: 18-14 overall, 7-11 Mountain West.

• Garrett Sherrell (Arkansas-Little Rock baseball, Fr.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Trojans’ 9-3 home win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff last Wednesday, one run allowed (earned), one hit, two strikeouts, one walk; team records: 11-8 overall, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference; Sherrell’s record: 0-0.

• Alex Stewart (Western Kentucky men’s tennis, So.) — weekly stats: 0-2 singles record, 1-1 doubles record; notes: No. 3 doubles win (8-4) and No. 6 singles loss (6-3, 6-3) in the Hilltoppers’ 5-2 home loss to Northern Kentucky last Thursday; team record: 2-6.

• Brandy Stover (William and Mary gymnastics, Jr.) — top performance: second in the balance beam in a home quadrangular meet last Friday against Rutgers, North Carolina and Brown, 9.800; notes: quad meet, last Friday — 19th in the floor exercise, 9.425; home dual-meet victory versus Temple, Sunday — second in the beam, 9.750.

• Brittany Stover (William and Mary gymnastics, So.) — top performance: first in the all-around in a home quadrangular meet last Friday against Rutgers, North Carolina and Brown, 39.100; notes: Stover won Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Gymnast of the Week honors last Wednesday; it was the sixth time she has earned the award this season; quad meet, last Friday — first in the vault, 9.825; fourth in the uneven parallel bars, 9.775; sixth in the floor exercise, 9.750; eighth in the balance beam, 9.750; Stover’s all-around score is the third-highest in program history; home dual-meet win against Temple, Sunday — first in the all-around, 38.975; second in the vault, 9.800; second in the uneven parallel bars, 9.700; third in the balance beam, 9.725; fourth in the floor exercise, 9.750.

• Jordan Striegel (Louisville baseball, Fr.) — notes: 0-for-1 in the Cardinals’ 20-10 home victory over Samford last Friday; team record: 15-4.

• Chris Whitehead (Fordham men’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: one assist in the Rams’ 70-67 victory over George Mason last Wednesday in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament in Brooklyn, N.Y.; season-ending stats: 2.5 points per game, 1.3 rebounds per game; team records: 10-21 overall, 2-14 Atlantic 10.



NEW WASHINGTON

• Josh Sampson (Wabash wrestling, Sr.) — notes: 1-2 record in the 165-pound division at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships this weekend in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.



NORTH HARRISON

• Johnnie Guy (Southern Indiana men’s track, So.) — top performance: fourth in the 5,000 at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships last Friday and Saturday in Winston-Salem, N.C., 14:10.49; notes: ninth in the 3,000, 8:23.4; Guy earned All-America honors in the 5,000; it was the fourth time in his college career that Guy has been named an All-American; his time in the 5,000 was the second-fastest in program history.

• Josh Guy (Southern Indiana men’s track, Fr.) — top performance: ninth in the 5,000 at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships last Friday and Saturday in Winston-Salem, N.C., 14:32.26.



PROVIDENCE

• Ryan Dixon (Bellarmine baseball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 0-0 record, 5 1/3 innings pitched, no runs allowed, five hits, three strikeouts, one walk; notes: no-decision start in the Knights’ 4-3 home loss to Lincoln Memorial last Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader, four innings pitched, no runs allowed, three hits, one strikeout, one walk; team record: 6-7; Dixon’s record: 0-0.

• Katy Flanagan (Spalding softball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 1-for-4, two runs scored; notes: 1-for-3 with a run scored in the Golden Eagles’ 4-3 home loss to Blackburn on Saturday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 2-7 overall, 1-1 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

• Andrew Hunt (Bellarmine baseball, Fr.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Knights’ 4-3 home setback to Lincoln Memorial last Tuesday in Game 1 of a doubleheader, 2/3 innings pitched, no runs allowed, one hit, one walk, no strikeouts; team record: 6-7; Hunt’s record: 0-0.

• Bryce Very (IUPUI men’s golf, So.) — notes: 67th at the Talis Park Challenge Sunday and Monday in Naples, Fla., with a three-round score of 248, 32-over-par (83 in the first round, 84 in the second, 81 in the final).



SILVER CREEK

• Jacob Armstrong (UAB baseball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 2-for-4, three RBIs; top performance: 2-for-3 with three RBIs in the Blazers’ 14-9 victory at Jacksonville (Ala.) State last Wednesday; team records: 16-5 overall, 4-2 Conference USA.

• Brooke Barnett (IU Southeast softball, Fr.) — notes: 1-for-2 with two runs scored in the Grenadiers’ 4-3 home win over Concordia (Mich.) on Saturday in the nightcap of a doubleheader; team records: 6-5 overall, 1-1 KIAC.

• Lucas Barnett (Lee baseball, Fr.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Flames’ 7-0 home victory over Purdue Calumet last Thursday in Game 2 of a doubleheader, no runs allowed, one hit, three strikeouts, one walk; team records: 19-7 overall, 7-5 Gulf South Conference; Barnett’s record: 0-0.

• Kyle Briner (Lee baseball, Jr.) — top performance: second save of the season in the Flames’ 1-0 home win over Tiffin on Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader, one inning pitched, no runs allowed, no hits, one strikeout, no walks; team records: 19-7 overall, 7-5 Gulf South Conference; Briner’s record: 2-0.

• Morgan Coquerille (Southern Indiana women’s tennis, Sr.) — weekly stats: 0-4 singles record, 1-3 doubles record; notes: No. 1 doubles win (8-4) and No. 1 singles loss (7-5, 7-6(7-5)) in the Screaming Eagles‘ 6-3 triumph versus Bentley (Mass.) on March 10 in Cocoa Beach, Fla.; team record: 5-8.

• Megan Pennington (Oakland City softball, Jr.) — notes: Pennington came off the bench to pinch-run and play catcher in the Oaks’ 9-0 loss at Kentucky Wesleyan last Thursday in the nightcap of a doubleheader; team record: 1-9.

• Jacob Perkins (Southern Illinois-Edwardsville men’s tennis, So.) — weekly stats: 0-2 singles record; notes: No. 2 singles loss (6-4, 7-5) in the Cougars’ 4-3 win at Morehead State on Sunday; team records: 7-6 overall, 1-1 Ohio Valley Conference.



SOUTH CENTRAL

• Chip Hockenbury (Hanover baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 0-0 record, 2 2/3 innings pitched, two runs allowed (both earned), four hits, three strikeouts, one walk; notes: no-decision relief outing in the Panthers’ 10-3 victory versus DePauw on Saturday in Westfield in the nightcap of a doubleheader, one inning pitched, no runs allowed, one hit, one strikeout, no walks; team record: 4-6; Hockenbury’s record: 0-1.



MISCELLANEOUS

• Brooke Conder (Spalding softball, Jeffersonville native, Louisville Presentation Academy graduate, Sr.) — notes: 0-for-1 in the Golden Eagles’ 4-3 home loss to Blackburn on Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader; team records: 2-7 overall, 1-1 SLIAC.

Weekly stats are from Monday, March 10 to Sunday. If you have any information about an area college athlete, contact Kevin Harris at 812-206-2117 or kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com.