Crossroads League Announces Athletes of the Week | Nov. 16-22
AVON, Ohio – The Crossroads League Athletes of the Week were announced on Monday, recognizing the top athletes from November 16 through 22. Sports Information Directors from the league nominate student-athletes for the award and vote on each week’s winners.
Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
Abby Downard, Marian
Downard led No. 3 Marian past IU East and Taylor with 21.5 points, 5.5 assists and 4.5 steals per win. The senior shot 58.6 percent from the floor and went seven-of-13 from downtown to pace the Knights.
Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Kyle Mangas, Indiana Wesleyan
Mangas led No. 3 Indiana Wesleyan to an 84-76 win over No. 12 Marian in a key early-season battle, scoring 32 points to go with eight rebounds, four assists and two steals. Mangas shot 11-of-19 from the field and did not miss a free throw in nine trips to the line.
Women’s Indoor TF Track Athlete of the Week
Emma Wilson, Huntington
Wilson started indoor season strong for Huntington, winning four events while hitting NAIA A-standard marks and setting new meet records in each race. In addition to her showings in the 1,000, 3,000, 5,000 and mile, Wilson anchored HU’s 4×800-relay win that also hit the NAIA A standard.
Men’s Indoor TF Track Athlete of the Week
Adrien Gentie, Huntington
Gentie highlighted Huntington’s season-opener by winning the 3,000-meter race with a program-record and NAIA A-standard time of 8:28.41. Gentie also finished second and hit the NAIA B-standard in the 5,000-meters.
Men’s Indoor TF Field Athlete of the Week
Simon Graber Miller, Goshen
Graber Miller tied his own Goshen program record and automatically qualified for the NAIA Indoor National Championships with a leap of 2.04 meters to finish second in the high jump at the Strive for Greatness Invite.