Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for May 6: Nicole Carty and Ilissa Hamilton

Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for May 6: Nicole Carty and Ilissa Hamilton

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Case Western Reserve University junior Nicole Carty, a first baseman on the softball team, and junior Ilissa Hamilton, a pitcher/outfielder on the softball team, have been named the Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for their performances this past week.

Carty batted .571 (four-for-seven) and drove in five runs, while also hitting two doubles, one home run and scoring two runs to help the Spartans sweep Ohio Northern University on Tuesday. During the Spartans’ 11-3 win in five innings, Carty led the Spartans at the plate with a three-for-four performance, including five RBI’s, two runs scored and one home run. For the season, Carty leads the team with a .422 batting average (54-for-128) and has hit a team-high seven home runs and tallied 27 RBI’s. She currently leads the University Athletic Association in both batting average and home runs. Case Western Reserve improved to 25-13 overall with the two wins.

Hamilton went 1-0 on the mound, allowing three runs (zero earned) in seven innings pitched, to lead the Spartans to a 6-3 win over Ohio Northern University in the first game of the doubleheader on Tuesday. Hamilton scattered eight hits throughout the game and struck out two batters. In addition, Hamilton went two-for-five at the plate during the doubleheader with one double and one run scored. For the season, Hamilton has a 13-6 overall record, including a team-high 13 complete games. She has totaled 121.1 innings pitched, allowing 52 earned runs on 125 hits. Hamilton currently leads the team with 115 strikeouts and ranks second in the University Athletic Association.

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.

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)

November 19th: Nathan Ekberg (men’s soccer) & Hillary Hellmann (women’s basketball)

November 26th: Ryan Newton (men’s basketball) & Kara Hageman (women’s basketball)

December 3rd: Isaac Collier (wrestling) & Suhan Mestha (women’s swimming and diving)

December 10th: Jonathan Haling (men’s track and field) & Cassandra Laios (women’s track and field)

January 7th: Jacob Frisch (wrestling) & Abbey Lawrence (women’s basketball)

January 14th: Michael Hollis (men’s basketball) & Kara Hageman (women’s basketball)

January 22nd: Sam Hansen (men’s basketball) & Olivia Picchione (women’s swimming and diving)

January 28th: Cassiel Yuzik (men’s swimming and diving) & Cassandra Laios (women’s track and field)

February 4th: Gavin Dersh-Fisher (wrestling) & Kara Hageman (women’s basketball)

February 11th: Adam Kates (wrestling) & Cassandra Laios (women’s track and field)

February 18th: Ananth Suresh (men’s track and field) & Suhan Mestha (women’s swimming and diving)

February 25th: Trey Razanauskas (men’s track and field) & Cassandra Laios (women’s track and field)

March 4th: Dominic Oddo (men’s track and field) & Shahed Eid (women’s track and field)

March 10th: Matthew Chen (men’s tennis) & Cassandra Laios (women’s track and field)

March 18th: Scott Kutschke (baseball) & Nicole Doyle (softball)

March 25th: Rocco Maue (baseball) & Suhan Mestha (women’s swimming and diving)

April 1st: Aaron Umen (men’s tennis) & Madeleine Paolucci (women’s tennis)

April 8th: Dominic Oddo (men’s track and field) & Dusstyn Reynolds (softball)

April 15th: Trey Razanauskas (men’s track and field) & Olivia Newman (women’s track and field)

April 22nd: Jake Ryan (baseball) & Nicole Carty (softball)

April 29th: Brian Holden (men’s track and field) & Cassandra Laios (women’s track and field)

May 6th: Nicole Carty (softball) & Ilissa Hamilton (softball)