CLEVELAND, OH (Sept. 26) - Miami's Brian Godsey (cross country) and Bowling Greens
Erika Flanders (soccer) were named the MAC Scholar Athletes of the Week
on Sept. 26.
Godsey (So., 3.68, physics, West Chester, Ohio) led Miami to a
first-place finish at the Miami Fall Classic, which featured Ohio State,
Eastern Kentucky, Louisville and IUPUI, with his dominant first-place
individual finish. He has two first-place finishes and one second-place
finish this season and has led Miami in all three of its meets during
the 2000 campaign, including two team titles. There was no team scoring
in the first meet of the season. He won the Purdue Invitational in the
RedHawks' first meet of the season, and led the Red and White at the
Miami Invitational to a first-place team finish two weeks ago.
Flanders (So., 3.53, art education, Mason, Ohio) led the Falcons to a
pair of road wins last weekend. She made seven saves in a 2-1 win at
arch-rival Toledo, then made 10 saves in a 1-0, overtime shutout of
preseason league-favorite Eastern Michigan. In the EMU match, her save
total included a diving stop of a penalty-kick attempt by Brandy Jones.
She also stopped a point-blank shot with 30 seconds left in regulation.
Flanders has led the Falcons to their first-ever 3-0 league start. Just
a sophmore, she already holds the school career records in victories,
saves and shutouts.
The MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week honor is presented to a MAC male and
female student-athlete who has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0
or better and performs well during that week's competition. The winners
are selected by one of the conference's faculty athletic
Akron: Katie Kuzior (volleyball, So., 3.48, biology, Tallmadge, Ohio)
posted a triple-double against NIU with 23 kills, 10 digs and 14
blocks. Her four solo blocks were a career high. She followed that
game with a career-high 25 kills in a win over Bowling Green on
Saturday. Kuzior also had five blocks and 10 digs at BGSU.
Buffalo: Paula Listrani (soccer, Jr., 3.26, social sciences, Rochester,
N.Y.) scored one goal and added an assist in UB's 2-0 win over Marshall
Sunday. Listrani scored the goal in the 88th minute to seal the win for
the Bulls. She leads the team with seven goals and 17 total points this
season and is in the all-time top four in career goals, assists and
Central Michigan: Melissa Lazarevski (field hockey, Jr., 3.81,
business, Rochester, N.Y.) scored four goals in CMU's 5-1 win over Ball
State, marking her second straight multi-goal game. She also scored
three goals against Saint Louis on Sept. 16. Lazarevski leads CMU with
10 goals and 20 points.
Eastern Michigan: Sarah Willis (soccer, Sr., 3.13, special education,
Milan, Mich.) posted a shutout and a 0.45 goals against average in
helping EMU to a 1-1 record in MAC play for the week. Willis made 18
saves, posting nine saves in each contest.
Toledo: Kacy Stevens (volleyball, So., 3.869, recreation/leisure
studies, Archbold, Ohio) collected 53 assists in the Rockets' only match
of the week, a 3-1 victory at Marshall to open the MAC season. She also
registered one kill (.500 ATK%), two digs and one block.
Western Michigan: Megan Ramey (soccer, Jr., 3.81, psychology, Sylvania,
Ohio) set a school record with aherfourth consecutive shutout. Her 374
consecutive shutout minutes are also a school record. She sports a
goals against average of 1.04. Ramey collected 13 saves in 2-0 shutouts
over Ball State and Miami for the weekend.
Akron: Kyle Milligon (soccer, Jr., 3.151, physical therapy,
Independence, Ohio) posted his third shutout of the season and recorded
three saves in the Zips' 3-0 win over Buffalo to open the MAC season.
It was Milligon's third shutout in his last four regular-season MAC
games, dating back to the 1999 season.
Bowling Green: Craig Jarret (football, R-Fr., 4.00, biology, Bellevue,
Ohio) saw his first-ever action on offense against Buffalo, and
responded with 42 yards rushing on seven carries, an average of 6.0
yards per carry. He had a long run of 12 yards in the loss to the
Buffalo: Marquis Dwarte (football, R-Fr., 3.20, psychology, Baltimore,
Md.) scored the winning touchdown in UB's 20-17 win over Bowling Green
to break UB's string of 18 consecutive losses. His 27-yard burst gave
the Bulls the lead with just 1:27 left in the game. Finished with 23
yards on three carries after replacing the injured Bam McDonald in the
backfield in the second half.
Eastern Michigan: Kenny Christian (football, Jr., 3.04, criminal
justice, Arcadia, Fla.) set a new school and MAC record with 20 catches
at Temple Saturday night. The 20 catches are also fifth-best all-time in
the NCAA Division I record books, while his 198 yards are the third best
ever by an EMU receiver.
Marshall: Wayne Bennet (soccer, Jr., 3.16, psychology, Boksburg, South
Africa) scored one goal and one assist to help Marshall to a 2-0 record
for the week. Bennet scored a goal in the Herd's 3-2 victory over
Western Michigan and added an assist to help Marshall to a 2-1 win over
Ohio: Tom Weilbacher (football, So., 3.07, education, Columbus, Ohio)
posted 14 tackles in game against Akron. He also added a pair of
Toledo: Kevin Kornowa (golf, Jr., 3.905, accounting, Sylvania, Ohio) led
the Rockets to a second-place finish at the Wolverine Invitational by
shooting a two-under par 211 (73-69-69) to finish in third place
overall. Minnesota finished first with 869, four strokes better than
Western Michigan: Mike Bravo (soccer, So., 3.04, psychology, Lake
Zurich, Ill.) scored both of WMU's goals against Marshall on Friday.
They were his first collegiate goals. Bravo now ranks second on
Broncos' team with seven total points (two goals and three assists).
Previous Winners Female
Week 1 (Sept. 5) Ashlie Case, Akron (volleyball)
Week 2 (Sept. 11) Julie Zylka, BSU (volleyball)
Week 3 (Sept. 19) Sara Schaub, EMU (volleyball)
Week 4 (Sept. 26) Erika Flanders, BGSU (soccer)
Previous Winners Male
Week 1 (Sept. 5) Jim Harding, Toledo (football)
Week 2 (Sept. 11) Eddie Tillitz, Miami (football)
Week 3 (Sept. 19) Todd France, UT (football)
Week 4 (Sept. 26) Brian Godsey, MIA (cross country)