LEPPER SELECTED RSC VOLLEYBALL ATTACKER OF THE WEEK FROM IU EAST

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University East freshman Brooke Lepper earned all-tournament honors at the Red Wolves’ home weekend to get River States Conference Volleyball Attacker of the Week Sept. 6-12. 

Lepper, from Decatur, Ind., had a career-high 15 kills in a win over Indiana Tech to highlight the weekend. She had 26 total kills in three matches for an average of 2.17 kills per set. Lepper also moved over to setter during the last match of the week where she put up 22 assists, six more kills and five blocks in that match alone. Lepper totaled 22 digs and seven blocks in the three matches. 

FISHER CHOSEN RSC VOLLEYBALL DEFENDER OF THE WEEK FOR IU SOUTHEAST

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University Southeast’s Lexie Fisher led the back row on her way to River States Conference Volleyball Defender of the Week Sept. 6-12.

Fisher, a junior from Mt. Washington, Ky., amassed 65 digs in four matches on the week. In 15 sets played, she averaged 4.33 digs per set. She also got in on the offense with 20 assists. The Grenadiers played Campbellsville (Ky.) and also went to the IU East Tournament for three more matches. 

MCCLANAHAN NAMED RSC VOLLEYBALL SETTER OF THE WEEK FROM WVU TECH

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — WVU Tech’s Julia McClanahan had over 100 assists in three matches last week to get River States Conference Volleyball Setter of the Week for Sept. 6-12. 

The sophomore from Charleston, W.Va., put up 111 assists in the Golden Bears three matches on the week. That covered 13 sets for an average of 8.54 assists per set. She also totaled 10 digs, three kills and two aces on the week as WVU Tech went 1-2. There was a five-set win over Concord (W.Va.), a five-set loss to Montreat (N.C.) and a sweep at the hands of Keiser (Fla.).

CAMPBELL WINS RSC WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE WEEK FOR POINT PARK (PA.)

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Point Park (Pa.) University senior Alyssa Campbell started her year with a weekly honor as River States Conference Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week Sept. 6-12. 

Campbell, from New Brighton, Pa., took runner-up honors at the Bethany (W.Va.) Invitational. Her time of 22 minutes, 48 seconds in the 6,000-meter race was second of 108 runners in the field. She was one of two runners under 23 minutes and led Point Park to second place of 13 teams in the standings. 

MORTON RECEIVES RSC MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE WEEK FROM WVU TECH

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — WVU Tech senior Nathan Morton got off to a great start to the year and earned River States Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week Sept. 6-12. 

Morton, from Christiansburg, Va., placed second overall at the Golden Bear Classic. WVU Tech won first place as a team led by Morton running the 4,000-meter race in 14 minutes, 28 seconds. There were 24 runners in the race all together. Next up for the Golden Bears is the Adidas XC Challenge Sept. 17 in Cary, N.C.

OFFENBERGER TAKES HOME RSC WOMEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK FROM OHIO VALLEY

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Ashley Offenberger from Ohio Valley (W.Va.) University was selected the River States Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week for her play Sept. 6-12.

Offenberger, a sophomore from Waterford, Ohio, tied for first place at the Mt. Union Fall Invitational to win the award. In a field of 70 players, she shot an 83 to tie for the top spot. That led the Fighting Scots to second place out of 11 teams at Tannenhauf Golf Course, a par-72 layout. 

STARIHA SCORES RSC MEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK FOR CARLOW (PA.)

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Carlow (Pa.) University senior Jake Stariha was named River States Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week for his performance Sept. 6-12. 

The Leechburg, Pa., native led the Celtics at the Grove City Invitational last Thursday. Stariha shot an 85 to placed 41st out of 85 golfers in the 18-team event. The tournament was played at Grove City Country Club, which is a par 72. 

PARAMIO REPEATS AS RSC MEN’S SOCCER DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR WVU TECH

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — WVU Tech goalkeeper Lucas Rivera Paramio made it two straight weeks as River States Conference Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, this time for his play Sept. 6-12. 

The sophomore from Zaragoza, Spain, played goalkeeper in two games, one of which was a 2-1 win over No. 10-ranked Cumberlands (Ky.). Rivera Paramio had 10 saves on the week and allowed just one goal each game. Playing all 191 minutes on the week, the first game was a 1-0 loss to Mt. Vernon Nazarene in double overtime. 

SHAJANI SELECTED RSC MEN’S SOCCER OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR MIDWAY (KY.)

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Midway (Ky.) University freshman Unaiz Shajani had a four-goal game to take home River States Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 6-12. 

The forward from Nairobi, Kenya, had all four of his goals on the week in a 7-1 victory over Mount St. Joseph (Ohio). The goals came on six shots in the only game of the week for the Eagles. He got off five shots on goal with four of them finding the back of the net. Shajani also got the game-winning goal in the contest. 

MELGAR NETS RSC WOMEN’S SOCCER OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR OAKLAND CITY (IND.)

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Oakland City (Ind.) University freshman Claudia Melgar had 13 points in two games to claim River States Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 6-12.

A midfielder, Melgar had five goals and three assists in the 2-0 week for the Mighty Oaks. Oakland City brought home wins of 20-1 over Lincoln Christian and 5-3 over Berea (Ky.). Melgar had two goals and three assists in the opener. She wasn’t done there as she followed up with a hat trick to push the Mighthy Oaks to another win. 

KNIGHT GETS RSC WOMEN’S SOCCER DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR CARLOW (PA.)

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Carlow (Pa.) University goalkeeper Elizabeth Knight was named River States Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 6-12. 

A sophomore from Pittsburgh, Pa., Knight made a combined 30 saves in two games for the Celtics. Playing all 180 minutes on the week, she had a busy week in a 4-0 loss to Westminster (Pa.) and an 8-0 defeat to unbeaten Madonna (Mich.).