SLIAC Players of the Week - April 8

SLIAC Players of the Week - April 8

SLIAC/Diamond Sports Baseball Hitter of the Week - April 8, 2019
Ryan Clavin, Westminster College

Ryan Clavin is this week's Diamond Sports Hitter of the Week after leading the Blue Jays to three conference wins. Clavin, a sophomore from St. Louis, Mo., hit .500 over four games on the week with two home runs while driving in nine. Clavin had multiple hits in three games with a high of three hits in a game one win over Iowa Wesleyan. That same game Clavin hit a home run and finished with six runs batted in. His numbers for the week included a .526 on-base percentage and a 1.063 slugging percentage.


SLIAC/Diamond Sports Baseball Pitcher of the Week - April 8, 2019
Luke Summers, Fontbonne University

Luke Summers receives the Pitcher of the Week award after a record-setting week for the Griffins. Summers, a junior from St. Louis, Mo., made two starts last week, going 1-1 with a 0.69 earned-run average. He totaled 16 strikeouts in 13 innings pitched, allowing just eight hits. Summers tied the program record for career wins with his 17th and became the school's career leader with 202 strikeouts.


SLIAC Softball Hitter of the Week - April 8, 2019
Morgan Ledbetter, Eureka College

Ledbetter, a junior from Hanna City, Ill., is the SLIAC Softball Hitter of the Week after hitting .500 with four home runs and 12 runs batted in over six games for the Red Devils last week. She had four multi-hit games including a four-hit outing in game one of a doubleheader against Fontbonne. She also had three multiple-RBI games with a high of five in a win over Rose-Hulman. On the week she totaled 11 hits and six runs scored while finishing with a 1.091 slugging percentage.


SLIAC Softball Pitcher of the Week - April 8, 2019
Erin Smith, Eureka College

Smith, a junior from Dunlap, Ill., went 2-1 in the circle last week for Eureka with a 3.65 earned-run average. She worked 23 innings while striking out 13. All three of her starts were complete games with two going extra innings. Her best outing was a win over Rose-Hulman in which she held the opponent to three hits over seven innings while striking out four and allowing just one earned run.


SLIAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week - April 8, 2019
Riley Muren, Webster University

Riley Muren tallied three wins for Webster last week playing at both the #1 singles and #1 doubles spots for the Gorloks. Muren, a junior from O'Fallon, Ill., notched a win over rival Fontbonne in singles, winning 6-4 and 6-3. He also picked up two more wins in doubles, coming over Fontbonne and Rose-Hulman.


SLIAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week - April 8, 2019
Maggie Federhofer, Webster University

Maggie Federhofer recorded three wins last week for the Gorloks. The sophomore from St. Louis, Mo. played at #2 doubles as well as bouncing between the #2 and #3 singles positions. Federhofer won both of her singles matches; defeating Greenville 6-4 and 6-3 and Westminster 6-0 and 6-0. She also teamed up with Emma Ferguson for an 8-2 win over Westminster in doubles play. 


SLIAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week - April 8, 2019
Corey Carter, Principia College

Carter, a sophomore from Cincinnati, Ohio, had a record-breaking day at the Millikin Big Blue Meet. While competing in the 100 and 200-meter dash, Carter set a pair of school records. He took 1st in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.55 seconds, which currently ranks him first in Division III. Carter finished the 200-meter dash in 21.38 seconds, garnering him another top finish and ranking him 3rd nationally.


SLIAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week - April 8, 2019
Chris Puduski, Principia College

Chris Puduski, a junior from Godfrey, Ill., had a career day for the Panthers at the Millikin Big Blue Meet. Puduski set a new personal best distance in the hammer throw with a mark of 50.59 meters. That broke his previous best by four meters, setting a new school record. That throw also gave him a first-place finish at the meet.


SLIAC Women's Track Field Athlete of the Week - April 8, 2019
Raven Venegas, Fontbonne University

Venegas, a junior from Racine, Wis., secured her second straight SLIAC weekly award after three top-two finishes at the SLU Billiken Invite. Venegas took first-place in both the shot put and discus. She recorded a mark of 12.61 meters in the shot put and 37.10 meters in the discus. Venegas finished 2nd in the hammer throw with a distance of 40.47 meters.


SLIAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week - April 8, 2019
Natalie Zmuda, Fontbonne University

Natalie Zmuda competed in four events for the Griffins last week, picking up weekly honors. Zmuda, a freshman from St. Louis, Mo., was a part of the Griffins 4x100 meter relay team that took first place with a time of 52.65 seconds; setting a school record. She also competed in the 100-meter dash and the 100-meter hurdles, setting a school record.

Other Notables

  • Clara Baldwin, Westminster College (Tennis) Recorded a pair of wins for Westminster last week.
  • Quenton Brownlee, Spalding University (Baseball) Hit .500 with four stolen bases and six runs batted in over three games.
  • Jeremiah Davis, Greenville University (Track and Field) Picked up a pair of first-place finishes at the McKendree Classic, competing in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash.
  • Alex Dickneite, Westminster College (Baseball) Struck out 10 batters in seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits in a win over Iowa Wesleyan.
  • Sean Green, Eureka College (Baseball) Had five hits and five stolen bases in the final two games of their series against Fontbonne.
  • Mitchell Hooten, Greenville University (Track and Field) Three top-five finishes at the McKendree Classic including a personal best throw in the discus.
  • Zach Jones, Spalding University (Baseball) Worked a complete game shutout against MacMurray, striking out six.
  • Emelia Modglin, Fontbonne University (Softball) Tallied nine hits with six RBI in six games last week.
  • Grace Sweat, Spalding University (Softball) Hit .615 with two home runs and eight RBI in four games last week.
  • Ben Swords, Webster University (Baseball) Delivered five hits in a doubleheader against MacMurray.
  • Hayden Thompson, Fontbonne University (Track and Field) Had personal bests in the discus and shot put.
  • Madison Washington, Westminster College (Softball) Finished with six hits and four RBI in a doubleheader against Greenville.