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Case Western Reserve University senior Cameron Brown, a defensive end 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 weekend.
Brown matched his career high with 10 tackles (five solo) and added a pair of sacks during the 22nd-ranked Spartans’ 27-14 win at Geneva College on Saturday night. Brown totaled 2.5 tackles for a loss for 19 yards, including the two sacks (for 17 yards) and forced a fumble on the opening drive of the third quarter. For the season, he has 39 tackles (20 solo) with four quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles, and ranks second among all Division III players with 1.57 sacks per game (11.0 total) and 17th with 2.0 tackles for a loss per game (14.0 total). The Spartans improved to 6-1 overall and 5-1 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference with the win.
Chen led the Spartans to a 3-0 win over Oberlin College on Friday evening. Chen was at the center of all three goals for the Spartans, finishing the contest with a goal and two assists. She opened the scoring for CWRU in the 26th minute of play, beating the Oberlin keeper to the near post on a free kick from 29 yards out. The goal was the fifth of the season for Chen. The Spartans extended their lead just over five minutes later, when a pass from Chen sent freshman Christina Hickson on a breakaway up the field. A quick move around a defender setup a one-on-one with the keeper, and Hickson was able to finish for her team-leading seventh goal of the season. The score remained 2-0 until the final minute of the game, when a corner kick by Chen was knocked in by sophomore Lizzy Barna for her second goal of the campaign. The assist was the team-leading fourth of the season for Chen, who is tied with Hickson for the team lead with 14 points in 2018. Case Western Reserve raised their record to 7-7-0 overall, and concluded its home schedule with a 5-4 record at DiSanto Field.
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: Drew Saxton (football) set a program single-season record for passing yards by a freshman during the team’s 27-14 win at Geneva College on Saturday night. Saxton completed 14-of-28 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns with one interception. For the year, he has completed 67.0% of his passes with 26 touchdowns and five interceptions, and his 2,177 yards are the 10th-most in a single season ever by a Spartan player, and surpassed Nick Leskiewicz’s freshman record of 1,988 in 1994.
Katie Kaminski (volleyball) led the Spartans to two wins in as many matches this weekend, as CWRU defeated Allegheny College 3-0 and then earned a 3-1 victory over Ohio Wesleyan University. Kaminski finished with 26 kills, while adding a team-leading .676 attack percentage. In the Spartans’ win over Ohio Wesleyan, Kaminski recorded a team-best 18 kills. For the season, she leads the squad with a .361 hitting percentage.
Anna Jaskoviak (volleyball) helped the Spartans pick up two wins this past weekend, as she tallied a team-high 34 digs (4.86 per set). In CWRU’s 3-1 victory over Ohio Wesleyan, Jaskoviak recorded a team-best 22 digs. For the season, she ranks second in the UAA with 442 digs and third with an average of 4.75 digs per set.
Lauren Metz (women’s soccer) helped the Spartans earn a 3-0 shutout victory over Oberlin College on Friday evening. Metz made five saves in the game, and played all 90 minutes to record her fourth individual shutout of the season. She improved to 7-7-0 individually with the win, while lowering her goals-against average to 1.26 and raising her save percentage to .818. Metz currently ranks first among all University Athletic Association players with 72 saves and fourth with a .818 save percentage.
Suhan Mestha (women’s swimming and diving) claimed wins in multiple events on Saturday to help the women earn a 216-80 win over John Carroll University. Mestha won the won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.63 seconds and the 100-yard freestyle with a mark of 53.96 seconds. Her time in the 50 Free currently ranks fifth in the UAA, while her mark ion the 100 Free ranks eighth.
Adi Alkalay (women’s swimming and diving) earned a win in the one-meter dive on Saturday to help the women claim a 216-80 win over John Carroll University. Alkalay won the one-meter dive with a score of 167.35. That score also ranks 10th best in the UAA this season.
Sean Twomey (men’s swimming and diving) claimed wins in multiple events on Saturday to help the men earn a 153-147 victory against the John Carroll University Blue Streaks. Twomey won the 200-yard breaststroke with a mark of 2:11.87 and the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:59.78. His time in the 200 Breast currently ranks fifth-best in the UAA, while his mark in the 200 IM ranks 11th-best.
2018-19 Spartan Club Athletes of the Week:
September 4th: Andrew Green (men's cross country) & Karley King (volleyball)