Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for Jan. 13: Cole Frilling and Kendall McConico

Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for Jan. 13: Cole Frilling and Kendall McConico

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Case Western Reserve University first-year Cole Frilling, a forward on the men’s basketball team, and senior Kendall McConico, a guard on the women’s basketball team, have been named the Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for their performances this past weekend.

Frilling matched his career-high in points to help lead the Spartans to an 88-81 win over Carnegie Mellon University in their University Athletic Association opener on Saturday afternoon. Making the first start of his collegiate career, Frilling finished the game with 27 points on a nine-of-16 shooting efforts, while draining a career-best four three pointers on six tries, and sinking all five of his free throw attempts. He added seven rebounds, four blocks an assist and a steal over his 35 minutes on the court. The 27 points and four blocks led all UAA players during the opening weekend of conference competition. For the season, Frilling is averaging a team-best 12.4 points per game to go along with 6.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists, while his 1.4 blocks per contest are third among UAA players in 2019-20. The Spartans improved to 8-4 overall with the win, including a 1-0 mark in UAA play.

McConico helped lead the Spartans to a dominating 78-51 win over Carnegie Mellon University in their opening contest of conference play on Saturday afternoon. McConico finished the game with 12 points on a three-of-five shooting effort from the floor, while making both of her three-point attempts and converting all four of her free throw tries. She added on two rebounds, an assist and a block during her 19 minutes on the court. For the campaign, McConico is averaging 6.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game, while shooting 44.2% from the floor. The Spartans have won four-straight games and stand at 6-6 overall this season, including a 1-0 mark in University Athletic Association play.

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: Brian Kent (wrestling) led the Spartans to a 27-24 victory over Thiel College on Wednesday. Kent claimed a 3-1 decision over Gage Gladysz at 197 pounds. Gladysz is currently listed as a contender in the most recent d3wrestle.com rankings. For the season, Kent leads the squad with 14-7 overall record. He has tallied nine pins, which currently ranks second on the team.

2019-20 Spartan Club Athletes of the Week:

September 3rd: Spencer Weigand (men’s cross country) & Anika Washburn (women’s soccer)

September 9th: Colt Morgan (football) & Haley Sims (volleyball)

September 16th: Nathan Ekberg (men’s soccer) & Kimberly Chen (women’s soccer)

September 23rd: Zachary Senft (men’s soccer) & Trisha Sundaram (women’s tennis)

September 30th: Cameron Brown (football) & Madeline Lindemann (women’s cross country)

October 7th: James Hopper (men’s tennis) & Matthew Chen (Men’s Tennis)

October 14th: Joshua Smith (football) & Katie Kaminski (volleyball)

October 21st: Matthew Chen and James Hopper (men’s tennis) & Anika Washburn (women’s soccer)

October 28th: Joshua Smith (football) & Laura Gorjanc (women’s soccer)

November 4th: Trey Razanauskas (men’s cross country) & Anika Washburn (women’s soccer)

November 11th: Travis Johnston (football) & Haley Sims (volleyball)

November 18th: Trey Razanauskas (men’s cross country) & Abbey Lawrence (women’s basketball)

November 25th: Colt Morgan (football) & Caitlyn VonFeldt (women’s swimming and diving)

December 9th: Calvin Tecson (men’s swimming and diving) & Caitlyn VonFeldt (women’s swimming and diving)

January 6th: Brian Kent (wrestling) & Abbey Lawrence (women’s basketball)

January 13th: Cole Frilling (men’s basketball) & Kendall McConico (women’s basketball)