IU EAST’S COLEMAN SELECTED FOR RSC MEN’S SOCCER DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University East defender Callum Coleman had a big week on both ends of the field and claimed River States Conference Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week Oct. 25-31. 

The sophomore from Darlington, United Kingdom, anchored the Red Wolves’ defense in two wins, and he also scored three goals on the week. Coleman scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory at Point Park (Pa.). He then scored two goals in a 7-1 victory at Carlow (Pa.).

The victories pushed the Red Wolves into the postseason at 5-4 RSC. IU East won four games in 10 days to secure their spot. The defense gave up only the one goal. IU East will travel to Oakland City (Ind.) for the RSC Championship quarterfinals Nov. 6. 

IU EAST’S ALVAREZ SCORES RSC MEN’S SOCCER OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University East senior Brian Alvarez keyed two road wins to earn River States Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 25-31. 

A senior winger from Liberal, Kan., Alvarez scored five points in the two games. He assisted on the only goal of a 1-0 win at Point Park (Pa.). He then scored two goals in a 7-1 victory at Carlow (Pa.).

The big weekend secured a playoff spot for the Red Wolves, who won four games in 10 days to make the postseason. IU East is 5-11-1 overall, 5-4 RSC and took the No. 6 seed in the RSC Championship. The Red Wolves will be at Oakland City (Ind.) for the quarterfinals Nov. 6. 

IU EAST’S MITCHUM SECURES RSC WOMEN’S SOCCER DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University East goalkeeper Gabby Mitchum posted a shutout in a big win to claim River States Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week Oct. 25-31. 

The junior from Brookville, Ind., made six saves in a 0-0, double-overtime shutout at Point Park (Pa.). That result secured the No. 3 playoff seed for the Red Wolves, who went on to go 2-0 in their trip to Pittsburgh. 

Mitchum played all 110 minutes in the stalemate and made some big stops to preserve the scoreless tie. She snagged a key save after a shot hit the crossbar to keep the ball in play and highlight her night. 

IU East is 10-6-1 overall, 8-2-1 RSC and will host Oakland City (Ind.) in the RSC Championship quarterfinals Nov. 6. 

RIO GRANDE’S SULLIVAN CLAIMS RSC WOMEN’S SOCCER OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — University of Rio Grande (Ohio) forward McKenna Sullivan had five goals in two games to claim River States Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week Oct. 25-31.

A sophomore from Canal Winchester, Ohio, Sullivan had two goals versus Oakland City (Ind.) and followed that up with a hat trick versus Brescia (Ky.). She had 10 points on the week to lead the RedStorm to a 2-0 showing. 

It was a 4-1 win over Oakland City and an 8-0 victory over Brescia. Sullivan had the game-winning goal each time. Her five goals came on eight shots and seven shots on goal. Rio Grande is 10-5-2 overall, 10-1 RSC and will be hosting an RSC Championship semifinal game Nov. 10.

POINT PARK’S LAKIN NAMED RSC VOLLEYBALL SETTER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Point Park University senior Star Lakin directed the Pioneers to a 3-0 week to pick up River States Conference Volleyball Setter of the Week for Oct. 25-31.

Lakin, from Titusville, Fla., had two matches with 30 or more assists and also had two double-doubles of assists and digs to power the week. She had 32 assists and 9 digs in a win over WVU Tech and also 31 assists and 10 digs the next day in a win over Rio Grande (Ohio).

Lakin started off her week with 14 assists and 10 digs in three sets over Ohio Valley (W.Va.). Lakin averaged 7.00 assists and 2.64 digs per set. She improved the Pioneers to 16-9 overall, 11-5 RSC. Point Park hosts Ohio Christian on Nov. 2. 

IU EAST’S SWIMM SNAGS RSC VOLLEYBALL ATTACKER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University East outside hitter Jessica Swimm had a big week of offense to snag River States Conference Volleyball Attacker of the Week for Oct. 25-31. 

The Hagerstown, Ind., native totaled 52 kills in just 11 sets played on the week for an average of 4.73 kills per set. She put together a .312 attack percentage and scored 54.5 points. That led the Red Wolves to a 2-1 week in conference.

A big match for Swimm was 26 kills in a win over Ohio Christian. Swimm also collected 28 digs on the week for an average of 2.55 digs per set. IU East is now 16-11, 11-4 RSC and will travel to WVU Tech on Nov. 2. 

IU KOKOMO’S ADAM GETS RSC VOLLEYBALL DEFENDER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University Kokomo middle hitter Erinn Adam added a River States Conference Volleyball Defender of the Week award to her list of accolades this season. She won the honor for her play Oct. 25-31. 

Adam, a senior from Bloomington, Ind., won the defensive side of things after being the conference attacker of the week twice previously this year. Adam made her defensive presence known with 21 total blocks in three matches and an average of 2.10 blocks per set. She also scored with 31 kills on the week as the Cougars went 3-0 to secure the RSC Regular Season Championship and an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship.

Adam had nine blocks in a win over IU Southeast. She then had eight blocks in a victory over Midway to clinch the RSC title. She earlier had four blocks in a sweep of Brescia. She also hit .390 for the week.  IU Kokomo is 23-8, 15-1 RSC and hosts Oakland City (Ind.) on Nov. 2.