Ball State, Marshall and Ohio Student-Athletes Named MAC Players of the Week

Updated 10/23/2000

  • Week 9 Notes

    CLEVELAND, Ohio (Oct. 23, 2000) -- Wide receiver Sean Schembra of Ball State, Marshall defensive end Ralph Street and Ohio placekicker Kevin Kerr were honored as this week's Mid-American Conference Players of the Week for the eighth week of the season.

    MAC Offensive Player of the Week

    Sean Schembra

    Ball State wide receiver Sean Schembra (So., Beech Grove, Ind.)
    Schembra caught a career-high eight passes for 181 yards and a touchdown in Ball State's 44-35 win at Buffalo. The win was the Cardinals' third consecutive after breaking a 21-game losing streak. Schembra's touchdown came with 3:22 left in the third quarter and gave BSU a 44-14 lead.

    Also nominated:Akron TB Brandon Payne (207 yards, 31 att., 1 TD vs. UConn); Buffalo WR Zeke McKine (3 rec., 2 TDs, 78 yards vs. Ball State); Marshall WR David Foye (school-record 15 rec., 132 yards versus Kent State); NIU TB Thomas Hammock (148 yards, 21 att., 70-yd. TD run vs. Western Michigan); Ohio QB Dontrell Jackson (141 rushing yards, 10 att., 1 TD); WMU RB Robert Sanford (172 yards, 32 att., 2 TDs vs. NIU).

    MAC Defensive Player of the Week

    Ralph Street

    Marshall defensive end Ralph Street (Jr., Mims, Fla.)
    Street had nine tackles, including four solos and five assists, in a 34-12 win versus Kent State that snapped Marshall's two-game losing streak. Street had four tackles for a loss of 16 yards with two of those sacks for minus 11 yards. He was also credited with five quarterback hurries.

    Also nominated: Buffalo FS Craig Rohlfs (career-high 15 tackles, 12 solos, 2 tackles for loss, 2 fumble recoveries vs. Ball State); BGSU FS Sergio Lund (9 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble vs. Eastern Michigan); NIU FS Buster Sampson (career-high 16 tackles, 12 solos vs. Western Michigan); Ohio SS Chris London (1 interception, 2 pass break ups vs. Central Michigan); WMU OLB Terrence Moore (7 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 caused fumble vs. Northern Illinois).

    MAC Special Teams Player of the Week

    Kevin Kerr

    Ohio placekicker Kevin Kerr (So., Cincinnati, Ohio)
    Kerr scored 10 points in a 52-3 win over Central Michigan. His performance included a perfect 7-of-7 PATs and a 44-yard field goal. Kerr has made 30 consecutive PATs and his 60 points this season is just two points shy of the best kick-scoring season in school history.

    Also nominated: BGSU P Pat Fleming (6 punts, a season-high 43.5 ypk and 2 inside the 10 vs. Eastern Michigan); Kent State P Jared Fritz (6 punts, 48.5 avg. vs. Marshall); Western Michigan PK Brad Selent (10 points, 7-of-7 PATs, 1 FG vs. Northern Illinois).