Kristen Boros Butler Softball
Hometown: Elyria, Ohio
Going 6-for-14 on the week, Boros led Butler to a series-opening win over UIC, recording two hits, including her first career home run, in the Bulldogs’ 4-3 victory on Friday afternoon. The next day, Boros helped Butler clinch the series, going 2-for-2 with three runs scored in a 9-0 win. On the week, Boros posted a 1.243 OPS.
Tristan Moore Wright State Baseball
Hometown: New Albany, Ohio
Moore batted .625 with a slugging percentage of 1.375 last week. He scored 11 runs and drove in 14 more. In the victory over Xavier, Moore was 4-5, including a three-run home run in the seventh inning to break a 1-1 tie. He continued his hot streak against Youngstown State. In the series opener, Moore hit two home runs, drove in six runs and scored six himself as the Raiders set a program-record with 32 runs. On Friday, Moore was 2-3 with a triple, five RBIs and three runs scored as WSU won 18-2
Brittany Gardner Loyola Softball
Hometown: Orland Park, Ill.
As Loyola went 4-2 last week, Gardner compiled a 4-1 record with a 1.67 ERA. The sophomore struck out 29 in 29.1 innings of work.
Gardner tossed a three-hit shutout and struck out five in a 1-0 victory over a DePaul team that has been receiving votes in the national polls, then tossed 17.0 total innings over three games, earning the win in each contest, while striking out 17, in a three-game sweep of Youngstown State.
Danny Docherty Loyola Track and Field
Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.
Docherty won his second Athlete of the Week award after racing in the 10,000-meter run at the Stanford Invite. The senior moved into second place on Loyola’s all-time list in the 10K after posting a time of 29:16.46 to take sixth place out of 43 competitors. His time is the top in the Horizon League so far this year and ranks 16th in the national rankings.
Kevin Wild Valparaiso Baseball
Hometown: Brown Deer, WIs.
Wild picked up his second Pitcher of the Week honors this season after tossing his first collegiate complete game in Valparaiso’s 3-2 win over UIC on Friday. His complete game was crucial after Valpo used five pitcher in Thursday night’s 15-inning win over the Flames. He scattered seven hits over the nine innings and did not allow any free passes while striking out five as the win clinched the series for the Crusaders.
Matt Marzahl UIC Track and Field
Hometown: Richmond, Ill.
Marzahl earns his first Athlete of the Week honor in his collegiate career after competing in the decathlon at the Chicagoland Championships. The freshman scored 5,351 points to take second place out of nine competitors. He won the high jump event (1.86m) and took second in both the shot put and discus, throwing 10.72m and 32.32m, respectively.
Gina Valgoi Loyola Track and Field
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
Valgoi made Loyola history on Saturday when she competed in the 10,000-meter run at the Stanford Invite. She broke All-American Leigh Anne Renk’s school record with a time of 33:51.81. Renk’s record of 34:26.10 had stood since 1992. The time is also a provisional qualifying mark and currently ranks 21st in the country. In addition, Valgoi’s time is a solid two-plus minutes faster than her Horizon League competitors.
Candice Carajohn Loyola Track and Field
Hometown: Seneca, Ill.
Carajohn competed at the Chicagoland Championships where she finished first in both the long jump and triple jump out of more than 20 competitors. The junior set new school records in both events with leaps of 6.08m (long jump) and 12.15m (triple jump). Carajohn bettered her own school record in the long jump (previously 5.35m) and topped Michelle Bellford’s 2004 mark (11.91m) in the triple jump.
Paul Swanson Green Bay Tennis
Hometown: Coon Rapids, Minn.
On Green Bay’s road trip to Youngstown State and Cleveland State, Swanson collected two wins at No. 1 singles, the first coming in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0 against YSU. The following day, Swanson came back to post a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory against CSU’s Yannick Goossens, who was a 2011 All-League First Team pick.
Cesar Escobar Serrano Detroit Tennis
Hometown: Merliot, El Salvador
Playing both matches at No. 2 singles, Serrano knocked off his opponent from Valparaiso, 7-5, 6-4, on Friday, before rallying for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory on Saturday against UIC. Serrano now has wins in nine of his last 10 singles matches and leads the Titans with a 14-5 record on the year. The junior is 5-1 in Horizon League singles play.
Kara Sherwood Cleveland State Tennis
Hometown: Mentor, Ohio
Sherwood combined with teammate Nicole Janek to record two perfect 8-0 doubles wins for Cleveland State before rolling to two victories at No. 3 singles. Against Green Bay, Sherwood tallied a 6-1, 6-2 triumph before collecting a 6-3, 6-1 win the following day against Milwaukee. Sherwood has won three straight matches and four of her last five.
Sarah Heimlich Youngstown State Golf
Hometown: Elizabeth Twp., Pa.
Heimlich won the Women’s Golfer of the Week award after finishing in a tie for first-place at the Niagara Purple Aces Invitational. The junior shot an opening round 85 and a final round 78, the lowest round of the tournament, to finish with a two-round total of 163. The Penguins won the Niagara Invitational by 13 strokes.
Erik Hoops Loyola Golf
Hometown: Perrysburg, Ohio
Hoops finished in a tie for second out of 29 golfers at the Hotels at Grand Prairie Invite at the WeaverRidge Golf Club in Peoria, Ill. Hoops shot an opening round 70 and a second round 71 before finishing the tournament with a final day score of 75 to finish one stroke behind the winner. The Ramblers won the five-team event by 14 strokes.