Phan, Crossey & Saxton Each Garner Weekly Conference Honors

Phan, Crossey & Saxton Each Garner Weekly Conference Honors

Case Western Reserve University senior wide receiver Justin Phan (offense) and junior safety Patrick Crossey (defense) were named the University Athletic Association Athletes of the Week for football, while freshman quarterback Drew Saxton was selected as the Presidents' Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week, following the team's 38-10 win over the University of Rochester to open the season on Saturday.

Phan 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 (third most among Division III players during the opening week of the season) 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.

Crossey finished the game with six tackles, five 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.

It marked the seventh career UAA Athlete of the Week Award for Phan, and the second for Crossey.

Playing in the first game of his collegiate career, Saxton started and completed 23-of-35 passes for 234 yards, while rushing an additional four times for 38 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

The Spartans will have a bye this weekend, before returning to action at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 15th against Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania.

The following Spartans have earned weekly awards during the 2018 season:

UAA Athlete of the Week
September 4th: Justin Phan (Offense), Patrick Crossey (Defense)

PAC Rookie of the Week
September 4th: Drew Saxton