Henderson Named to D3football.com team of the Week; Saxton Secures Two Conference Honors

Henderson Named to D3football.com team of the Week; Saxton Secures Two Conference Honors

Case Western Reserve University senior defensive lineman Ian Henderson was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week, and freshman quarterback Drew Saxton was named both the University Athletic Association Offensive Athlete of the Week and the Presidents' Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week, after the duo helped the 18th-ranked Spartans to a 63-20 win over Thiel College at DiSanto Field on Saturday night.

This was the second time over his career that Henderson has been named to the D3football.com Team of the Week.  He finished the game with four tackles (two solo), including a career-high 2.5 sacks.  His play helped lead a Spartan defensive effort that held the Tomcats to -10 rushing yards in the game, and allowed CWRU to outgain Thiel by a 532 to 162 margin.

Saxton threw for five touchdowns without an interception for the second-straight week, completing 19-of-26 passes for 258 yards, all without taking a snap in the fourth quarter of the game.  In addition to a game-long 34 yard touchdown pass to Luke DiFrancesco, he also threw two 15 yard touchdown passes, and added scoring throws of 28 yards and 13 yards.

For the season, Saxton has completed 69.5% of his passes (eighth in Division III) for 853 yards and 10 touchdowns, with just one interception.   He has been named the PAC Offensive Player of the Week or the Rookie of the Week following each of the Spartans' three games this season.

Case Western Reserve improved to 3-0 overall with Saturday's win over Thiel, including a 2-0 record in PAC games.  The Spartans will be on the road next weekend, traveling to New Wilmington, Pennsylvania to face Westminster College (3-1, 3-0 PAC).

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

D3football.com Team of the Week
September 25th: Ian Henderson (Defensive Tackle)

PAC Athlete of the Week
September 17th: Drew Saxton (Offense)

UAA Athlete of the Week
September 4th: Justin Phan (Offense), Patrick Crossey (Defense)
September 17th: Drew Saxton (Offense)
September 24th: Drew Saxton (Offense)

PAC Rookie of the Week
September 4th: Drew Saxton
September 24th: Drew Saxton