Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for Nov. 12: Zachary Senft and Madeline Lindemann

Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for Nov. 12: Zachary Senft and Madeline Lindemann

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Case Western Reserve University junior Zachary Senft, a forward on the men’s soccer team, and junior Madeline Lindemann, a runner on the women’s cross country team, have been named the Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for their performances this past weekend.

Senft scored three goals and tallied one assist to lead the 19th-ranked Spartans to the sectional round of the 2018 Division III Men’s Soccer Championship this past weekend. Senft led the squad with 14 shots throughout the two games, including five of those shots on goal. In Saturday’s first round game against Keystone College, assisted on the first goal of the game that was scored by senior Alex Besl. Senft then scored what would be the game-winning goal in the 79th minute when he received a pass from junior Garrett Winter and poked it past the keeper. He then added an insurance goal in the 89th minute off of a free kick that was just outside the 18-yard box that ticked off the bottom of the crossbar and into the net. In Sunday’s 3-0 shutout against Capital University, Senft scored the second goal of the game when he launched a shot into the lower right corner of the net for his team-leading 10th goal of the season. For the season, Senft leads the team with 28 points on 10 goals and eight assists. In addition, he ranks tied for first in the UAA with eight assists, tied for third with 10 goals and third with 28 points. Case Western Reserve improved to 16-3-1 overall with the two wins, and will now host the sectional round of the 2018 NCAA Division III Championship this weekend. CWRU will welcome 10th-ranked Kenyon College, fourth-ranked Calvin College and Penn State Behrend to DiSanto Field on Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th. The Spartans are scheduled to face Kenyon at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, while Calvin will take on Penn St. Behrend at 7:30 p.m. The winners will then face each other on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

Lindemann ran her way into the field for the NCAA Division III Championships as an individual qualifier with her performance at the 2018 Great Lakes Region Championships on Saturday.  Lindemann was the team’s top finisher for the sixth time in as many races this season, earning all-region honors for the first time in her career with a 10th-place finish out of 240 competitors in the 6,000-meter race.  Her time of 22:07.3 was the fastest of her career at the distance.

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: Colt Morgan (football) caught nine passes for 128 yards and a touchdown during the Spartans’ 29-23 overtime loss to Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday.  Morgan finished the campaign with a school-record 18 touchdown receptions, while his 79 total receptions and 1,094 receiving yards were each the second-highest totals in CWRU program history.  The Spartans finished the 2018 season with an 8-2 record, and placed second in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference with a 7-1 league mark.

Kevin Chrissis (football) picked off a pair of passes, returning one for a touchdown, during the Spartans’ 29-23 overtime loss to Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday.  Chrissis’ first interception came with 14:06 remaining in the first half, as he picked off a pass in the flat and returned it 43 yards for a touchdown.  He notched his second interception of the day at the Carnegie Mellon 46-yard line with 12:03 left in the third quarter, returning it 11 yards to the Tartans’ 35-yard line.  He finished the season tied for the team lead with three interceptions, and added one tackle in the game to raise his season total to 12. 

Robertson Albrecht (football) made all three of field goals and accounted for 11 points during the Spartans’s 29-23 overtime loss to Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday.  Albrecht kicked field goals of 21-yards and 31-yards in the first quarter, and added a game-tying 18-yard field goal with 5:50 remaining in regulation that helped send the game into overtime.  He also made both of his extra point tries during the game.  He finished the season with 75 points scored (the fourth-most in program history by a kicker), and went nine-for-nine on field goal tries, the most successful attempts in program history without missing a field goal. 

Charlie Fink (men’s soccer) helped the Spartans earn two wins this past weekend as they advanced to the sectional round of the 2018 NCAA Division III Championship. Fink played all 180 minutes in net over the two games, allowing only one goal and making seven saves. In Sunday’s 3-0 win over Capital University, Fink was exceptional as he made six saves and recorded his sixth individual shutout of the campaign. For the season, Fink ranks third in the UAA with 62 saves and fifth with a .785 save percentage.

Trey Razanauskas (men’s cross country) earned all-region honors with a 13th-place finish at the 2018 NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region Championships.  Razanauskas completed the 8,000-meter race with a time of 25:25.0 to place 13th overall out of 265 total competitors.  He was the team’s top finisher for the second-straight week and the second time overall this season.

Michael Hollis (men’s basketball) led the Spartans to a season-opening 89-80 win over Albion College with a perfect shooting day from the floor.  Hollis scored a career-high 23 points, shooting seven-for-seven from the floor and nine-for-nine from the free throw line.  He also paced the squad with nine rebound and three assists, while collecting a steal and a block during his 27 minutes of action.  Hollis did the majority of his damage in the second half of the game totaling 17 points and six rebounds over the game’s final 20 minutes, including 10 points in the last five minutes to help CWRU cement its lead late.

Isaac Collier (wrestling) led the Spartans at the 2018 Ohio Intercollegiate Open as he earned a fifth place finish in the White Division 165 weight class. Collier posted a 5-1 record throughout the day, including a pin and a major decision victory. He earned a 9-2 decision over John Carroll's Luke McKeon, claimed a pin over West Liberty's Jacob Ramsey in 4:24, and then won an 8-0 major decision over JCU's Aidan Whitis. Collier closed out his day with decision victories over JCU's Seth Winkle (5-3) and Luke Reicosky (7-2).

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)

October 15th: Nathan Ekberg (men’s soccer) & Madeline Lindemann (women’s cross country)

October 22nd: Cameron Brown (football) & Kimberly Chen (women’s soccer)

October 29th: Alex Besl (men’s soccer) & Caitlyn VonFeldt (women’s swimming and diving)

November 5th: Drew Saxton (football) & Suhan Mestha (women’s swimming and diving)

November 12th: Zachary Senft (men’s soccer) & Madeline Lindemann (women’s cross country)