CWRU’s Crossey Receives Honors from UAA & PAC

CWRU’s Crossey Receives Honors from UAA & PAC

Case Western Reserve University's Patrick Crossey earned a pair of weekly conference awards based on his performance during the team's 26-22 win at Westminster College on Saturday, as the freshman safety was named both the University Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week and the Presidents' Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week.

Crossey recorded a career-high 13 tackles and forced a key fourth-quarter fumble, helping the team come from behind for the win.  The 13 tackles (10 solo) were the most by a Spartan player in a game this season, and surpassed his previous career-high of ten tackles, set last week against Washington University.  In addition, he was part of a secondary that allowed just 62 passing yards to the Titans, and he forced a fumble with 11:36 remaining in the game that led to a touchdown and helped spur the CWRU comeback.

Crossey is second on the team this season with 55 total tackles (35 solo), has forced three fumbles and broken up five passes.  This marked the second time this season that he has been named the PAC Rookie of the Week, and the first UAA Athlete of the Week honor of his career.

With Saturday's win, Case Western Reserve remained undefeated on the season with a perfect 9-0 record, including a 7-0 mark in PAC games.  The Spartans will look to claim a share of the PAC Title and clinch sole possession of the UAA Championship on Saturday, November 12th at 2:00 p.m., when the team plays host to Carnegie Mellon University for the 31st-Annual Academic Bowl.

2016 CWRU Football Weekly Honors:

D3football.com Team of the Week
September 6thJustin Phan (Returner)
September 20thBrendan Lynch (Wide Receiver)
October 25thCameron Brown (Defensive End)
November 1stRyan Merlau, Ryan DeMarinis, Gage Blair, Dante Capicchioni, Steven Bachie (Offensive Line)

UAA Athlete of the Week
September 6thJustin Phan (Special Teams)
September 19thBrendan Lynch (Offense)
September 27thJacob Burke (Offense), Chanan Demery (Defense)
October 3rdChanan Demery (Defense)
October 10thCameron Brown (Defense), Justin Phan (Special Teams)
October 17thRob Cuda (Offense)
October 24thCameron Brown (Defense)
October 31stRob Cuda (Offense), Adrian Cannon (Defense)
November 7thPatrick Crossey (Defense)

PAC Player of the Week
October 24thCameron Brown (Defense)

PAC Rookie of the Week
September 19thPatrick Crossey
October 10thCameron Brown
November 7thPatrick Crossey