Women's Basketball Archive Athlete of the Week
Kahrin Spear John Carroll Spear averaged 17 points and four assist-per-game last week to lead the Blue Streaks to a 2-0 record and the OAC Regular-Season title. Spear led JCU with a career-high 23 points against Otterbein on Wednesday and tallied 11 points and five assists in a road win at Wilmington.
February 11, 2019 Alexis Enoch Marietta Enochs helped the Pioneers to a 2-0 record last week, averaging 18 points, 13 rebounds and 2.5 assists-per-game. She scored 13 points, grabbed six rebounds, and tallied five blocks, in a 74-71 win over Mount Union. Enochs notched a double-double with 23 points and 20 rebounds in a 97-85 overtime win against Wilmington.
February 4, 2019 Alyssa Riley Heidelberg Riley led the Berg past Muskingum, 86-72, with career-high 31 points. Riley shot 10-of-17 (.590) from the floor, including 9-of-14 (.650) from three-point range. Her nine three-pointers set a new school record and tied an OAC record.
January 28, 2019 Ali Cartnal Otterbein Cartnal helped the Cardinals to two OAC victories this week, scoring 15 points in a 78-72 overtime win against Marietta and career-high 38 points in a 72-61 win at Capital. On the week, Cartnal averaged 26.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and three assists-per-game and tallied a total of four steals and two blocks.
January 21, 2019 Dani Kissel Otterbein Kissel helped the Cardinals to a pair of victories last week with 23 points in a 71-64 overtime win at Ohio Northern and 25 points in a 74-70 win over Heidelberg. On the week, Kissel shot 19-of-33 (.570), was 7-of-9 from the free-throw line and averaged three rebounds, two assists and two blocks-per-game. Kissel currently leads the OAC in scoring.
January 14, 2019 Nicole Heffington John Carroll Heffington averaged 26.5 points, eight rebounds and three assists-per-game to lead the Blue Streaks past Heidelberg (70-68) and Capital (67-45) last week. Heffington scored a career-hight 36 points, shooting 14-of-19 against Heidelberg and posted a team-high 17 points against Capital. On the week, Heffington shot 21-of-31 (.667) and was 8-of-9 (.889) from the free-throw line.
January 7, 2019 Nicole Heffington John Carroll effington averaged 20.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists-per-game to lead the Blue Streaks to a 3-1 record over the holiday break. Heffington highlighted the week with a season-high 25 points in a road win at Otterbein last Wednesday. On the week, she shot 28-of-48 (.583) from the field, including 8-of-13 (.615) from three-point range and was 17-of-23 (.739) from the free-throw line.
December 17, 2018 Kelly Noll Wilmington Noll poured in a career-high 27 points and add seven rebounds to lead the Quakers past Marietta, 79-72. Noll shot 9-of-12 (.750) from the field, including 6-of-8 from three-point range and was 3-of-4 from the free-throw line.
December 10, 2018 Erin Risner Capital Risner led the Crusaders past Muskingum (65-46) and Ohio Northern (63-56) with two double-double performances last week. Risner posted 15 points, 11 rebound and three steals against Muskingum and 18 points and 12 rebounds at Ohio Northern. On the week, Risner shot 14-of-22 from the floor (.636) and was 5-of-6 from the free-throw line.
December 3, 2018 Dani Kissel Otterbein Kissel led the Cardinals against Marietta and Capital last week, averaging 24 points and five rebounds-per-game. Kissel set a school single-game record for points with 44 against Capital. She also tied the program record with eight made three-point field goals. On the week, Kissel shot 19-of-35 from the field, including 8-of-14 from three-point range.
November 26, 2018 Rachel Tinkey Mount Union Tinkey led the Purple Raiders to victories against Ohio Wesleyan (87-62) and Kenyon (56-39. Tinkey averaged 22.5 points and 5.5 rebounds-per-game and was 15-of-35 (42.9%) from the field and a perfect 10-of-10 from the free-throw line.
November 19, 2018 Alexis Enochs Marietta Enochs led the Pioneers to wins over Salam College (89-36) and Washington & Jefferson (76-63) at the Washington & Jefferson Tip-off Tournament. Enochs averaged 14.5 points, six rebounds and 1.5 assists-per-game. She shot 11-of-18 from the field and 7-of-10 from the free-throw line. For her efforts, she was named tournament MVP.
November 12, 2018 Alyssa Riley Heidelberg Riley led Heidelberg to an 81-70 win over Olivet to open the season. Riley tallied 22 points, shooting 4-of-13 from the field and 12-of-13 from the free-throw line. She also had two rebounds, three assists and two steals on the day.
February 20, 2018 Nicole Heffington John Carroll Heffington averaged 19.5 points and 8.5 rebounds-per-game last week to lead the Blue Streaks past Heidelberg and Capital and secure a spot in the OAC Tournament. Heffington shot 13-of 27 (.481), including 3-of-5 (.600) from three point range and was 10-of-13 from the free-throw line. She also added five assists on the week.
February 12, 2018 Brooke Borich Marietta Borch became the just the 11th women's basketball player in program history to reach 1,000 career points. Borich led the Pioneers to a 2-0 record last week with 21 points against Capital and 18 points against Wilmington. On the week, Borich averaged 19.5 points and two rebounds and 1.5 assists-per-game. Borch became the just the 11th women's basketball player in program history to reach 1,000 career points. Borich led the Pioneers to a 2-0 record last week with 21 points against Capital and 18 points against Wilmington. On the week, Borich averaged 19.5 points and two rebounds and 1.5 assists-per-game.
February 5, 2018 Kiersten Taylor -Otterbein Taylor help the Cardinals to a 2-0 record last week to extend their winning streak to six-straight. Taylor averaged 18 points and 5.5 rebounds-per-game. She posted 21 points, shooting nine-of-11 with three rebounds against John Carroll and then added 15 points and eight rebounds against Baldwin Wallace.
January 29, 2018 Erin Risner-Capital Risner averaged 20 points, four rebounds, 4.5 assists and two steals-per-game to lead the Crusaders past Muskingum and nationally ranked Ohio Northern. Against Muskingum, Risner posted 21 points and added four rebounds, three assists and two steals to help Capital snap a three game losing streak. Versus ONU, Risner scored 19 points and added four rebounds, six assists and two steals.
January 22, 2018 Riley Schill Baldwin Wallace Schill helped the Yellow Jackets to 2-0 record last week, averaging 20.5 points, six rebounds and 5.5 assists pregame. In the win over John Carroll on Wednesday, Schill scored a career-high 17 points, grabbed a career-high six rebounds and dished out five assists, including shooting 11-of-14 from the free throw line. She backed up that performance by setting another career-high on Saturday in the win over Muskingum University, scoring 24 points along with a career-high tying six rebounds and six assists.
January 15, 2018 Amy Bullimore Ohio Northern Bullimore guided ONU to 14 consecutive victories with a 2-0 record last, averaging a double-double (20.5 points, 11 rebounds). In a 61-55 overtime victory over Baldwin Wallace, Bullimore tallied a game-best 22 points and grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds. She followed that performance up with a 19-points and nine rebounds to defeat Muskingum 73-66. Bullimore is now three points shy of tying the all-time leading scorer and only 30 rebounds shy of becoming ONU's all-time leading rebounder.
January 8, 2018 Amy Bullimore, Ohio Northern Bullimore averaged a double-double last week with 20. 5 points and 13 rebounds-per-game to lead ONU past Otterbein and No. 18 Marietta. Against Otterbein, Bullimore tallied a season-best 15 rebounds and a game-high 18 points. Bullimore followed that performance up with a season-high 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the No. 14-ranked Polar Bears handed No. 18 Marietta its first loss of the season.
January 2, 2018 Olivia Besancon, Muskingum Besancon led the Muskies to a 3-1 record over the holiday break by averaging 20.5 points-per-game. Besancon connected on 24-of-27 free throws, made 12 three-point shots, grabbed 15 rebounds and registered six assists and four steals. For her outstanding play, she was named to the Ohio Wesleyan Bishop Classic/Hoops for Hope All-Tournament team.
December 18, 2017 Amisha Herd, Marietta Herd led the Pioneers to an 87-72 win over Wilmington last week with 17 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and seven steals. The victory was Marietta's eighth straight to start the season equaling the best start in program history.
December 11, 2017 Kiersten Taylor-Otterbein Taylor posted a 23 point performance in the team's 62-60 victory at Capital this past Saturday. Taylor shot 10-of-16 from the field, was 3-of-4 at the free-throw line and tallied seven rebounds and two steals. She helped lead the Cardinals back from being down by double digits.
December 4, 2017 Brooke Borich, Marietta Borich helped the Pioneers to wins over Otterbein (97-74) and Baldwin Wallace (63-62). On the, Borich averaged 19 points and 1.5 rebounds per game. She shot 46.4% (13-of-28) from the floor and 50.0% (4-of-8) from three-point range. Borich hit 8-of-9 (88.9%) from the free-throw stripe.
November 27, 2017 Amy Bullimore, Ohio Northern
November 20, 2017 Alexis Enochs-Marietta Enochs led the Pioneers past Ardian College (Mich.) 84-60, and Transylvania 70-67. For the week, Enochs averaged 14.5 points and eight rebounds-per-game. She shot an impressive 13-of-16 (81.3%) from the field. Enochs also dished out three assists and blocked two shots.
February 20, 2017 Kiersten Taylor, Otterbein Taylor notched a pair of double-doubles last week after totaling 43 points and 22 rebounds while shooting 17-of-19 from the field (89.5pct). She began the week by posting a game-high 19 points and 12 rebounds in the Cardinals' loss to nationally ranked Ohio Northern, going 7-of-8 from the floor and 5-of-9 from the foul line.
February 13, 2017 Amisha Herd, Marietta Herd averaged 13.5 points, eight rebounds and two assists-per-game to help the Pioneers to two OAC victories ensuring the programs first winning season since 1994-95. Herd tallied 16 points in a 64-48 win over Capital and followed that up with her second double-double of the year, notching 11 points and 13 rebounds in a 57-42 win over Wilmington. Herd also recorded seven steals and three assists against WC. Herd was 11-of-19 (57.9%) from the floor.
February 6, 2017 Amy Bullimore, Ohio Northern Bullimore led the Polar Bears to a pair of wins last week, averaging a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds. She posted a game high 18 points and added 10 rebounds in a 68-43 win over Baldwin Wallace. Bullimore also posted a game-high 14 rebounds in 86-78 win over Muskingum. On the week, she shot 15-of-27 (.555) and was a 4-of-5 from the free-throw line.
January 30, 2017 Kiersten Taylor, Otterbein Taylor led the Cardinal last week, averaging 23.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, two assists and 3.5 steals-per-game. She scored a career-high 32 points at in a 73-72 win at Marietta. Taylor closes the week scoring 15 points in a loss against Heidelberg. On the week, Taylor shot 15-of-24 (.625) and was 17-of-22 (.773) from the free-throw line. Other nominees: Pryor, JCU...Wachtman, CAP...Campbell, WC...Bullimore, ONU...Parkman, MUSK...Colombo, BW...Bartoszewicz, MTU
January 9, 2017 Maggie Davault, Heidelberg Davault averaged 19.5 points, three rebounds and three assists over two games last week. In at win over John Carroll, Davault scored a career-high 26 points and added 13 more points in a win over Muskingum. She shot 16-of-27 (.593) on the week, including 7-of-15 from three-point range.
January 3, 2017 Mallory Taylor, Muskingum Taylor lead the Muskies, averaging 13.8 points and 11.5 rebounds-per-game. She recorded a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds in a 71-66 win over Otterbein. Against Carnegie Mellon, Taylor posted a team-high 11 rebounds. At Sewanee, Taylor recorded her second double-double of the season, scorning 19 points and pulling down 13 rebounds in the 88-77 victory.
December 19, 2016 Mackenzie Colombo, Baldwin Wallace Colombo helped the Yellow Jackets to wins over Heidelberg and Capital last week. She scored a career-high 25 points and dished out a game high four assists againt Heidelberg. On the week, Colombo averaged 15 points, two rebounds, 2.5 assists and shot 10-of-19 (.526) from the field and 9-of-11 from the free-throw line.
December 12, 2016 Katlyn Spahar, John Carroll Spahar led the Blue Streaks last week with a game-high 27 points in a win over Marietta and a game-high 26 points in an overtime loss at Mount Union. On the week, Spahar was 15-of-37 (.405) from the field, 16-of-17 from the free-throw line and averaged 4.5 rebonds, two assists and one steal-per-game.
December 5, 2016 Mackenzie Campbell, Wilmington Campbell led the Quakers past Mount Union, 76-56, with 25 points, eight rebounds and one assist. Campbell shot 7-of-11 (.636) from the field and was a perfect 10-of-10 from the free-throw line.
November 21, 2016 Britt Lauck, Ohio Northern Lauck led the Polar Bears to a 3-0 week to kick off the 2016-17 season at the Denison Tip-Off Tournament. On the week, Lauck averaged 17.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, three assists, 2.3 steals-per-game. Lauck posted a game-high 18 points in a 56-44 victory over Denison and added a career-best five steals in the contest. Lauck also scored a career-high 21 points in a 69-46 victory over Mount St. Joseph. She earned all-tournament honors for her efforts.
February 22, 2016 Mackenzie Campbell, Wilmington Wilmington freshman forward Mackenzie Campbell (Cincinnati/Turpin) averaged 18 points and 9.5 rebounds to help the Quakers to a pair of wins and a trip to the OAC Tournament. Campbell scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Mount Union for her fourth-career double-double. She shot 12-of-18 (.667) from the field and was 11-of-14 from the free-throw line. Other Nominees: Kristen Thompson, CAP…Britt Lauck, ONU…Katie Reed, MTU…Amisha Herd, MAR…Dani Kissel, OTT
February 15, 2016 Abby Miduri, Otterbein Otterbein sophomore guard Abby Miduri (North Royalton) led the Cardinals to a pair of wins last week, including a 55-53 win over No. 20 Capital. Miduri scored 12 points and had a game-high seven assists to go along with four rebounds and four steals at Wilmington. Against Capital, she scored a game-high 20 points, grabbed four rebounds and three steals. On the week, Miduri shot 11-of-26 from the floor and was four-of-five from the free-throw line.
February 8, 2016 Amariah Huck, Otterbein Otterbein senior forward Amariah Huck (Zanesville/Tri-Valley) averaged 19.5 points and eight rebounds-per-game last week to lead the Cardinals to a win over John Carroll and Baldwin Wallace in overtime. She shot 12-of-25 (.480) from the floor and 15-of-20 from the free-throw line. Huck has now reached 1,000 career points and is just the 17th player in program history to reach this plateau. Other Nominees: Amisha Herd, MAR…Jenna Erwin, CAP…Alexandra Carson, MUSK…Amy Bullimore, ONU.
February 1, 2016 Brittaney Jefferson Wilmington Wilmington junior guard Brittaney Jefferson (Chaminade-Julienne) led the Quakers in an upset over No. 13 Capital and in loss against Heidelberg, averaging 22 points, four rebounds and two assists. Jefferson shot 15-of-30 from the field, including five-of-12 from three-point range and was nine-of-13 from the three point line. Other Nominees: Kristen Thompson, CAP…Mackenzie Colombo, Kate Reed, MTU…Amy Bullomore, ONU…Dani Kissel, OTT
January 25, 2016 Annie Bova, Mount Union Mount Union Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) led the Purple Raiders to a 2-0 record last week. Bova scored a game-high 29 points and added six rebounds and three steals in a 64-61 win over Marietta. Against Otterbein, she tallied 18 points and three steals. On the week, Bova shot 14-of-33 and was a perfect 14-of -14 from the free-throw line. Other Nominees: Katlyn Spahar, JCU…Kristen Thompson, CAP…Amy Bullimore, ONU…Amisha Herd, MAR.
January 18, 2016 Katlyn Spahar, John Carroll John Carroll junior guard Katlyn Spahar (Willowick/Lake Catholic) averaged 33.5 points, six rebounds and 3.5 steals-per-game to help the Blue Streaks to a 2-0 record last week. Spahar shot 21-of-41 (.512), including 10-of-12 from three-point range and was 15-of-17 from the free-throw line. She helped JCU overcome a double-digit deficit against both Otterbein and Mount Union. She scored 42 points against Mount Union, which is the second most points scored in a game by a Blue Steak (45 pts.-Lee Jennings vs. Bethany 2010).
January 11, 2016 Sarah Cairnie, John Carroll John Carroll sophomore forward Sarah Cairnie (Wooster) recorded a double-double in each of the Blue Streak’s games last week, averaging 15 points and 11 rebounds-per-game. In an 80-79 loss to Case Western, Cairnie contributed 20 points, followed by a 10 point performance in a 65-62 win against Muskingum. Other Nominees: Colleen Fondessy, CAP…Brooke Espenschied, ONU
January 4, 2016 Kristen Thompson, Capital Capital senior forward Kristen Thompson (Cincinnati/Colerain) led the Crusaders to a pair of victories to defend their Marriott Columbus Airport Tournament title. Thompson averaged 25 points and 14.5 rebounds-per-game and shot 15-of-19 from the field. Against Misericordia, Thompson recorded the first of two double doubles with 17 points and 10 rebounds. In Capital's 79-70 overtime win over No. 11/12 Calvin College, Thompson scored a career high 33 points and tallied 19 rebounds. Other Nominees: Katlyn Spahar, JCU…Alexandra Carson, MUSK…Annie Bova, MTU…Karissa Steffas, ONU…Amariah Huck, OTT
December 21, 2015 Morgan Liedtke, Marietta Marietta junior guard Morgan Liedtke(Lowell/Fort Frye) led the Pioneers to a pair of victories last week with a 68-60 win at Baldwin Wallace and a 88-76 win against John Carroll. On the week, Liedtke averaged 15 points and 7.5 rebounds-per-game. She converted 66.7% (10-of-15) of her shots, including 57.1% (four-of-seven) from three-point range. Liedtke also recorded eight assists, two blocked shots and one steal. Other Nominees: Karissa Steffas, ONU…Mackenzie Campbell, WILM
December 14, 2015 Amy Billimore, Ohio Northern Ohio Northern sophomore forward Amy Bullimore (Morow/Little Miami) led the Polar Bears past no. 22 ranked Capital, 58-46. Bullimore recorded a team-high 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds. She shot five-of-six from the free-throw line in the contest, making a perfect four-for-four in the final :45 seconds of play. Other Nominees: Jenna Erwin, CAP… Rachel Tinkey, MTU… Sarah Cairnie, JCU… Clara Lemmon, BW
December 7, 2015 Marisa Liburdi, Heidelberg Heidelberg senior center Marisa Liburdi (Lapeer, Mich./Lapeer West) averaged 15.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and three blocks-per-game to lead the Berg past John Carroll and Muskingum to open OAC play. Against John Carroll, Liburdi recorded her third double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Other Nominees: Amisha Herd, MAR…Annie Bova, MTU…Kristen Thompson, CAP…Amy Bullimore, ONU
November 30, 2015 Amariah Huck, Otterbein Otterbein senior forward Amariah Huck (Zanesville/Tri-Valley) led the Cardinals to a 2-0 record last week, averaging 23 points and six rebounds-per-game. Huck shot 17-of-26 (.654) from the field and 12-of-14 (.857) from the free-throw line. Other Nominees: Katlyn Spahar, JCU…Jenna Erwin, CAP…Brit Lauck, ONU…Corrie Burkhardt, MAR
November 23, 2015 Annie Bova, Mount Union Mount Union senior guard Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) led the Purple Raiders to a 2-0 record last week. Bova scored a career high 31 points and added five rebounds in an 85-71 win over Elmira (N.Y.). She scored 14 points and had three rebounds and four assists in an 87-57 win over Waynesburg. Bova earned the MVP award of the M Club Classic. Other Nominees: Katlyn Spahar, JCU…Brittaney Jefferson, WC…Olivia Besancon, MUSK…Britt Lauck, ONU...Ashley Frasure, MAR….Abby Miduri, OTT…Sydney Clark, BW
November 16, 2015 Kristen Thompson, Capital Capital senior forward Kristen Thompson (Cincinnati/ Colerain) posted a pair of double-doubles over the weekend to lead the Crusaders to a 2-0 record at the Eastern Mennonite University Tip-Off Classic. She averaged 17.5 points and 13.0 rebounds per game. She also finished with six assists, two blocks and one steal. Thompson possessed the highest field goal percentage at .619 (13-of-21) and was nine-of-12 from the free-throw line. Other Nominees: Katlyn Spahar, JCU…Annie Bova, MTU
February 23, 2015 Katlyn Spahar, John Carroll John Carroll sophomore forward Katlyn Spahar (Willowick/Lake Catholic) led the Blue Streaks to 2-0 record last week with wins over Mount Union and Muskingum. Spahar averaged 28 points, 7.5 rebounds 2.5 steals and 3.5 blocks-per-game. She recorded her third double-double of the month with 24 points and 11 rebounds against Muskingum. On the week, Spahar shot 19-of-40 (.475) from the field, including five-of-nine (.556) from three point range and 13-of-17 from the free-throw line.
February 16, 2015 Beth Switzler, John Carroll
February 9, 2015 Kristen Thompson, Capital Capital junior forward Kristen Thompson (Cincinnati/Colerain) averaged 19.5 points and seven rebounds-per-game to lead the Crusaders past Marietta (67-55) and No.17/22 John Carroll (87-79). Thompson recorded her fifth double-double of the season with a career-high 25 points and 11 rebounds in the upset over John Carroll. On the week, she shot 14-of-26 from the field and 11-of-15 from the free-throw line.
February 2, 2015 Nina Napolitano, Capital
January 26, 2015 Katlyn Spahar, John Carroll
January 19, 2015 Janaya Feaster, Baldwin Wallace
January 12, 2015 Katlyn Spahar, John Carroll
January 5, 2015 Shmoo Pryor, John Carroll John Carroll freshman guard Shmoo Pryor (Niagara Falls, NY) had a career-high 21 points as the Blue Streaks outscored Case Western Reserve 50-29 in the second half to eventually defeat the Spartans 78-66. Pryor shot nine-of-13 from the field and three-of-four from the free-throw line. She also added three rebounds, two assists, three steals, and one block.
December 22, 2014 Audrey Smolik, Baldwin Wallace
December 15, 2014 Carli Patrick, Heidelberg
December 8, 2014 Jordan Kimes, Ohio Northern
December 1, 2014 Beth Switzler, John Carroll
November 24, 2014 Mary Moyer, Wilmington
November 17, 2014 Katlyn Spahar, John Carroll