Greeneview exchange student scores first goal
JAMESTOWN — In the midst of a lopsided 65-11 win over their Jets, Springfield Northeastern fans might’ve been a bit confused when the Greeneview stands erupted in cheer late in Thursday’s game. They cheered because German foreign exchange student Laura Muetzel scored her first-ever goal as a Greeeneview Ram with 1:56 left in the contest.
“For somebody who hasn’t ever touched a basketball until Oct. 25th, she’s improving, she’s working hard, and her scoring is the big news of the night,” said Greeneview coach Gregg Haines.
Muetzel was in the Rams locker room enjoying some celebration cookies with her teammates, and wasn’t available for comment.
“All the girls are really happy for her. When you once didn’t even know what the game was, and then you score a basket tonight. That’s just terrific. The whole team is back there celebrating right now,” Haines said.
Cedarville students honored.
The National Christian College Athletic Association and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America recently announced the first and second team All-American teams for NCCAA D-I and D-II men’s and women’s soccer programs. Third team players and honorable mentions were also named.
The Cedarville men had two players named to the 2013 NCCAA Men’s D-I All-America Second Team. Sophomore keeper Ethan Dewhurst from Springfield and sophomore forward Connor Gilmour from Warren were both honored by the NSCAA.
Cedarville also had the most players named to the Men’s 2013 NCCAA Scholar-Athletes list, with nine total additions. These student athletes include Grant Kovac, Daniel Rigby, Zachary Gatlin, Mitchel Goodling, Eric Hoober, Ethan Lee, William McKinley, Ethan Shula and Timothy Waller.
The Lady Jackets were also well represented in the 2013 Women’s Soccer D-I Awards with one 2013 NCCAA Honorable Mention and four NCCAA Scholar-Athletes named. Sophomore defender Carly Gregory from Springfield was awarded Honorable Mention for her play in the 2013 season. Melissa Joy Ruhlman, Deanne Louise Bradshaw, Elizabeth Ann Cox and Jacoby Taylor Ziegler were all named to the All-Academic team.
NSCAA All-Americans and their accomplishments will be recognized at the NSCAA All-America Luncheon held at the 2014 NSCAA Convention from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 in Philadelphia. Players, coaches and family members can register online at www.nscaa.com/awards/aaregistration.
COLLEGE TRACK & FIELD
Harrison named Athlete of the Week
Maria Harrison, a senior shot put thrower on the track and field team, was named as the Horizon League Female Field Athlete of the Week for the week ending Dec. 8 on Tuesday.
Harrison (Troy) recorded two first-place finishes as the Raiders opened their indoor season at the Purple and White Invitational Saturday, Dec. 8 at Capital University in Columbus. She won the shot put with a distance of 12.14 meters and then set a school record by winning the weight throw with a mark of 16.22 meters.
The 16.22 meters in the weight throw betters the previous WSU record of 15.76 meters, set by Cortney Mann in 2006.
Wright State returns to action at the Buckeye Classic in Columbus on Friday, Jan. 10.