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Case Western Reserve University junior Andrew Green, a runner on the men’s cross country team, and junior Karley King, an outside hitter on the volleyball team, have been named the Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for their performances this past weekend.
Green paced the Spartans to a first-place finish at the Sudeck Sunset Classic Stampede with a win in the men’s 6K at the meet. Green notched a time of 19:38.2 seconds to win the race for the first time in his career. His performance helped the Spartans win the team portion of the meet for the first time since 2015.
King helped the Spartans to two wins during the Ohio Northern University Tournament this past weekend. King was named to the All-Tournament team, after recording a team-high 44 kills during the four matches. She added 23 digs and five total blocks, while hitting .276. During the Spartans’ 3-1 win over Defiance on Friday, King posted a team-high 12 kills and also tallied six digs and five assists. King currently leads all University Athletic Association players with 44 kills. The Spartans opened its 2018 season with a 2-2 record during the first weekend of competition.
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: Patrick Crossey (football) helped key a strong defensive effort for the 22nd-ranked Spartans during their season-opening 38-10 win over the University of Rochester. Crossey finished the game with six tackles, all solo, and notched a career-high three pass breakups on Saturday. The team captain helped limit Rochester to just 248 total yards of offense, including just 40 on the ground, and shut out the Yellowjackets over the second half of the game.
Justin Phan (football) came just one reception shy of matching his own school single-game record during the 22nd-ranked Spartans’ 38-10 win over the University of Rochester to open the season on Saturday. Phan caught 14 passes for 116 yards in the game, despite not playing in the fourth quarter with the game in hand. It marked the third game of his career with 10 or more receptions, and his fourth career contest of 100 or more receiving yards. He accounted for six first downs in the game, while adding a run for 10 yards and a pair of punt returns for 31 yards, including a 28-yard return.
Madeline Lindemann (women’s cross country) led the Spartans to a team win at the Sudeck Sunset Classic Stampede, finishing first in the women’s 4K at the event. Lindemann won the race with a time of 15:23.0, completing the course over 22 seconds faster than the second-place finisher. Her time helped pace the Spartans to a first-place finish out of three teams at the meet.
Faith Ellis (volleyball) led CWRU with 86 assists (5.38), and also tallied 30 digs and one service ace throughout the weekend. During the match against #19 Ohio Northern on Saturday, Ellis gathered a season-high 30 assists.
Maximillian Klemm (men’s soccer) scored the game-winning goal against Marietta College on Friday evening. Klemm received the ball off of a deflection and a drilled a shot into the lower left side of the goal. It was Klemm’s first collegiate goal of his career. The Spartans opened its 2018 season with a 1-1-0 record during the first week of competition.
Charlie Fink (men’s soccer) helped the Spartans shut out Marietta College on Friday evening. Fink played all 90 minutes and made three saves to earn his first shutout of the 2018 campaign. On Sunday against the University of Mount Union, Fink went all 90 minutes and only allowed one goal.
Christina Hickson (women’s soccer) helped the Spartans post a 1-1 record during their first weekend of competition. On Friday against Kenyon, Hickson scored her first collegiate goal of her career. During Sunday’s 3-0 win over John Carroll, Hickson scored the Spartans’ third goal of the game after senior Melanie Kukura made a perfect pass to Hickson sprinting down the middle of the field. For the season, Hickson ranks tied for first in the UAA in goals (2) and tied for third in points (4).
Lauren Metz (women’s soccer) allowed two goals and made three saves during the loss against Kenyon on Friday evening. Metz followed that performance with a 3-0 shutout victory over John Carroll on Sunday. She made five saves throughout her 75 minutes in net. Metz currently ranks second among all University Athletic Association players in saves (8) and ranks fourth in save percentage (.800).
2018-19 Spartan Club Athletes of the Week:
September 4th: Andrew Green (men’s cross country) & Karley King (volleyball)