Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for Sept. 30: Cameron Brown and Madeline Lindemann

Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for Sept. 30: Cameron Brown and Madeline Lindemann

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Case Western Reserve University senior Cameron Brown, a defensive end on the football team, and senior Madeline Lindemann, a member of the women’s cross country team, have been named the Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for their performances this past weekend.

Brown was a dominant force on defense for the Spartans on Saturday, helping lead the team to a 37-6 win over Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania.  Brown registered 3.5 sacks in the game (one shy of his own program single-game record) and 5.5 tackles for a loss.  He totaled a team-high eight tackles (six solo), while also forcing and recovering a fumble in the second quarter.  For the year, Brown leads all CWRU players with 4.0 sacks and 5.5 tackles for a loss, while totaling 11 tackles and two quarterback hurries.  Brown and the Spartans improved to 3-0 on the season, including a 2-0 mark in Presidents’ Athletic Conference games with Saturday’s win.

Lindemann was the top-finisher for the 25th-ranked Spartans at the All-Ohio Championships in Cedarville, Ohio on Saturday, helping the team to a second-place finish among Division III squads.  Competing for the first time in 2019, Lindemann finished the women’s 6K race with a time of 23:31.1.  She placed 38th overall out of 282 runners, and was fourth among Division III competitors in the event.  Case Western Reserve finished ninth out of 35 NCAA (Division I, II & III), NAIA and NJCAA teams at the All-Ohio Championships.

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) helped to pace the Spartans’ offense to a 37-6 road win at Thiel College on Saturday night.  Morgan caught nine passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns.  His first score came on a two-yard catch with 12:54 remaining in the opening half, extending the Spartans’ lead to 14-0 at the time.  He added a 23-yard scoring grab with 6:43 to play in the second quarter to push CWRU’s advantage to 21-0.  It marked the sixth 100-yard receiving day of Morgan’s career, and his second of the season.  In addition, the nine receptions moved him over the century mark for his career, giving him 108 during his time as a Spartan.  This year, Morgan leads all CWRU players with 22 catches for 317 yards and five touchdowns.

Trey Razanauskas (men’s cross country) helped lead the 30th-ranked Spartans to a second-place finish among Division III teams at the 2019 All-Ohio Championships in Cedarville, Ohio on Saturday afternoon.  Competing in his first race of the season, Razanauskas was the Spartans’ top-finishing runner, completing the 8K course in a time of 26:00.4.  He finished 15th overall out of the 301 runners in the race, and was sixth among Division III competitors.  The Spartans finished fifth out of all NCAA (Division I, II & III), NAIA and NJCAA teams competing at the All-Ohio Championships.

Anika Washburn (women’s soccer) led the 10th-ranked Spartans to two wins in as many games this week, as she gathered three goals for six points. In CWRU’s 3-1 win over Kenyon on Wednesday, Washburn scored the second goal of the game in the 55th minute as she took a pass from freshman Aniya Hartzler about 25 yards away from the goal and struck a line shot into the top corner of the goal. She followed that performance on Sunday with two more goals to lead the Spartans to a 3-1 win over John Carroll. Washburn scored in the 24th minute off an assist from Harzler and then tallied her second goal of the match in the 79th minute via an assist from sophomore Greta Lazzara. For the season, Washburn leads the team with 20 points on eight goals and four assists. She also currently leads all University Athletic Association players in points (20), ranks tied for first in goals (8), tied for fourth in assists (4) and second in shots (39). With the two wins, the Spartans (9-0-0) extended their winning streak to nine matches to start the season.

Lauren Unterborn (women’s soccer) played 180 minutes in net this past week to help CWRU improve to 9-0-0 on the season. Unterborn allowed just two goals and made seven saves throughout the week to improve to 8-0-0 on the campaign. For the season, Unterborn currently ranks in the UAA in goals against (5) and goals against average (0.65).

Seldon Magruder (men’s soccer) helped the Spartans post a 1-1-0 record this past week as he gathered two goals for four points. In Wednesday’s match against Marietta College, Magruder scored the Spartans lone goal as he received a cross from sophomore Sean Atwater and was able to head the ball into the back of the net. In the Spartans’ 2-0 win over Otterbein on Saturday, Magruder scored what would be the game-winning goal in the 58th minute of play when he received a ball from senior Zachary Senft and beat the Otterbein goalkeeper. For the season, Magruder leads the team with four goals and eight points. In addition, Magraduer’s four goals and eight points currently rank tied for first among all University Athletic Association players. CWRU moved to 5-3-2 on the season.

Nathan Ekberg (men’s soccer) led a Spartan defense that allowed only two goals throughout the week, including a 2-0 shutout victory over Otterbein University on Saturday. In addition to his defensive play, Ekberg scored his first goal of the season on Saturday as he received a cross from junior Connor Weber and headed the ball past the Otterbein goalkeeper.

Haley Sims (volleyball) led the Spartans to a 3-1 win over Oberlin College on Saturday. Sims tallied 15 kills on 26 total attempts for a .538 hitting percentage. In addition, she registered three blocks and two service aces throughout the match. For the season, Sims ranks third on the team with 135 kills (2.21 per set) and leads the squad with 54 total blocks (0.89 per set). The Spartans improved to 5-11 on the season with the victory.

Sara Rogers (volleyball) set up the Spartans offense on Saturday as she tallied a season-high 23 assists in CWRU’s 3-1 victory over Oberlin. In addition to her assists, Rogers gathered 10 digs and a season-best five kills. For the season, Rogers has totaled 133 assists (4.29 per set).

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)