Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for Jan. 21: Andrew Hoover and Abbey Lawrence

Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for Jan. 21: Andrew Hoover and Abbey Lawrence

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Case Western Reserve University senior Andrew Hoover, a 149-pounder on the wrestling team, and sophomore Abbey Lawrence, a guard/forward on the women’s basketball team, have been named the Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for their performances this past week.

Hoover led the Spartans this past week as he posted a 5-1 record, including three wins by pin. On Wednesday, Andrew Hoover pinned Ohio Wesleyan’s Max Beard in 2:27 and then pinned Otterbein’s Jacob Williams in 3:47. He followed that performance on Saturday by placing second in the 149-pound weight class at the Al Hanke Invite in Elmhurst, Ill. Hoover paced the Spartans to a seventh-place finish at the meet, as he went 3-1 and contributed 16.0 points towards the team total. For the season, Andrew Hoover has posted a 16-9 overall record, including nine pins.

Lawrence was the team’s leading scorer in both games of the Spartans’ sweep of a pair of University Athletic Association games over the weekend. Lawrence averaged 19.0 points per game during the two victories, the most of any UAA player over the weekend. She shot 42.4% (14-of-33) from the floor overall and made three-of-eight (37.5%) three-point attempts, while also going a perfect seven-of-seven from the free throw line. Lawrence also chipped in 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game, to go along with one assist. During Friday night’s 74-73 win over Washington University (just the second win over the Bears in program history), she led all scorers with 21 points, while shooting eight-of-17 overall, making two-of-five three-point attempts, and converting all three of her free throw tries. She finished the game with two rebounds, two steals and one assist. Lawrence followed that with a team-leading 17-point effort during CWRU’s 77-71 upset win over 14th-ranked Chicago on Sunday, shooting six-of-16 overall, one-of-three on long-range attempts, and four-of-four from the charity stripe. She also tallied four rebounds and a steal in the game. For the season, Lawrence is averaging 17.2 points (second among UAA players) and 3.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 45.6% overall and 36.1% from behind the three-point line. The Spartans have now won six games in a row to improve to 8-6 overall, and are tied for the lead in the UAA standings with a 3-0 league record.

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: Cole Frilling (men’s basketball) averaged a team-best 18.0 points per game during the Spartans’ two University Athletic Association games last weekend, and was the squad’s leading scorer in each game. He averaged 32.5 minutes per contest, shooting 46.2% overall and 30.0% from three-point range, while making nine-of-10 free throw tries. In addition, he collected three rebounds, dished out a pair of assists and registered three steals. Frilling paced all players with 25 points during the Spartans 78-65 loss to Chicago on Sunday, shooting nine-of-16 overall, two-of-five from behind the three-point line and making five-of-six free throws. He added three rebounds and an assist during the contest. On Friday night, Frilling scored 11 points with three rebounds, an assist and three steals during an 88-66 loss to Washington University, shooting three-of-10 overall, one-of-five from long range, and making all five free throw tries. Frilling is averaging a team-leading 13.2 rebounds per game this season to go along with 5.9 rebounds per contest, while also pacing the squad with 21 steals and 17 blocks. In addition, his 21.0 points per game through the first three UAA games of the campaign lead all conference players. The Spartans stand at 8-6 overall on the season, including a 1-2 record in UAA games.

Nicholas Schoenig (men’s swimming & diving) led the Spartan men to a 179.5-114.5 victory over SUNY-Geneseo on Saturday. Schoenig claimed victories in the 100-yard freestyle (48.37) and the 100-yard backstroke (52.18). In addition, he was a member of the 400-yard freestyle relay team that won the event with a time of 3:13.14. Schoenig also was a member of the 200-yard medley relay team that added a first-place finish with a time of 1:35.81.

Caitlyn VonFeldt (women’s swimming & diving) led the Spartan women on Saturday against SUNY-Geneseo. VonFeldt won the 100-yard backstroke (59.71) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:09.06). In addition she was a member of the 200-yard medley relay team that placed first in the event with a time of 1:49.61. VonFeldt also was a member of the 400-yard freestyle relay team that added a first-place finish with a time of 3:39.05.  

Dominic Oddo (men’s track & field) led the Spartan men at the Snow Globe Invitational this past weekend. Oddo placed first in the long jump with a mark of 6.69 meters. In addition, he also earned a fourth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.75. His mark of 6.69 meters in the long jump ranks first among University Athletic Association competitors this week, while his time of 8.75 in the 60-meter hurdles ranks eighth in the UAA.

Juan Perez (men’s track & field) notched a time of 7.06 in the preliminaries of the 60-meter dash on Saturday at the Snow Globe Invitational. His time currently ranks fourth-best among UAA competitors.

Taylor Jackson (women’s track & field) led the Spartan women at the Snow Globe Invitational this past weekend. Jackson earned a fourth-place finish in the weight throw with a toss of 14.15 meters. Her mark of 14.15 meters currently ranks first among all University Athletic Association competitors.

Madison Vargo (women’s track & field) finished second in the 800-meter run at the Snow Globe Invitational on Saturday. Vargo crossed the finish line with a time of 2:32.52. That time ranks 14th-best among UAA competitors.

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)

January 21st: Andrew Hoover (wrestling) & Abbey Lawrence (women’s basketball)