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Case Western Reserve University sophomore Colt Morgan, a wide receiver on the football team, and junior Kimberly Chen, a forward on the women’s soccer team, have been named the Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for their performances this past week.
Morgan recorded career-highs with 13 receptions and 190 yards, while matching his own program-record with four touchdowns during the 19th-ranked Spartans’ 44-36 loss at 12th-ranked Washington & Jefferson College on Saturday. Morgan caught touchdown in each quarter of the game, starting with a 25-yard catch with 9:24 to play in the opening period, giving CWRU a 7-0 lead. A six-yard touchdown catch five seconds into the second quarter put CWRU ahead 14-7 at the time. In the second half, he registered scoring catches of 37 yards (his longest reception of the day) with 6:02 to play in the third quarter and four yards with 8:42 to play in the game. For the year, Morgan leads the team with 37 receptions and 477 yards, and is ranked third in Division III with 11 receiving touchdowns (two shy of the program’s single-season record). The Spartans fell to 4-1 on the year and to 3-1 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference following the loss.
Chen led the Spartans to a 3-0 win over Allegheny College on Tuesday evening. Chen gave CWRU a 2-0 lead when she gathered a shot from senior forward Maggie Tyma that was saved by the Allegheny keeper and hit it just past keeper for her third goal of the season. She followed that with her second goal of the game in the 80th minute when she launched a shot off of a free kick from approximately 30 yards out that just got past the fingertips of the goalkeeper. During Saturday’s game against New York University, Chen recorded two total shots and one shot on goal. For the season, Chen ranks second on the team in points (12), goals (4) and assists (2). Case Western Reserve moved to 6-5-0 overall on the 2018 season.
The Spartan Club Athletes of the Week are selected by the CWRU Department of Athletics each Monday, based on their performance during the previous week of competition.
Honorable Mention: Seldon Magruder (men’s soccer) led the Spartan men to a 3-1 win over Hiram College on Wednesday night. Magruder scored two goals to run his season total to six. His first goal came at the 15:01 mark when he received a pass from sophomore midfielder Connor Weber and struck the ball into the top right of the goal. Magruder then came back a little over three minutes later and laced a shot from approximately 25 yards out that snuck underneath the goalkeeper’s hands. Magruder currently ranks tied for first on the team with six goals, while also ranking tied for fourth in the UAA in goals.
Haley Sims (volleyball) led the Spartans to a 3-0 win over Thiel College on Wednesday. Sims finished with a team-leading eight kills, while adding a .615 attack percentage. For the season, Sims ranks third on the team with 153 kills (2.15 per set), and leads the squad with 95 total blocks (1.34 per set). Her 1.34 blocks per set currently ranks second among all University Athletic Association players.
Anna Jaskoviak (volleyball) Anna Jaskoviak helped CWRU to a 3-0 win over Thiel College after notching a Spartan-best 16 digs during the match. Jaskoviak leads the squad with 343 digs (4.76 per set) for the season. Her 343 digs and 4.76 digs per set currently ranks third among UAA players.
Lauren Metz (women’s soccer) helped the Spartans to a 1-1-0 record this past week. On Tuesday against Allegheny, Metz played 90 shutout minutes to earn the win. She made four saves during the match. During Saturday’s loss to NYU, Metz allowed two goals and made eight saves. Metz currently leads all University Athletic Association players with 50 saves, and ranks second with a .847 save percentage.
2018-19 Spartan Club Athletes of the Week:
September 4th: Andrew Green (men’s cross country) & Karley King (volleyball)
September 10th: Garrett Winter (men’s soccer) & Brianna Lemon (volleyball)
September 17th: Drew Saxton (football) & Christina Hickson (women’s soccer)
September 24th: Ian Henderson (football) & Jessica Liu and Madeleine Paolucci (women’s tennis)
October 1st: Charlie Fink (men’s soccer) & Madeline Lindemann (women’s cross country)
October 8th: Colt Morgan (football) & Kimberly Chen (women’s soccer)