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HCAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

April 1, 2014
Earlham College Broadcast Sports



Baseball Hitter - Kody Alayon, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Rose-Hulman's Kody Alayon (Hammond, Ind./Bishop Noll) led the Engineers to a
three-game sweep of Hanover over the weekend and has been named the Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter of the Week.  The sophomore infielder
finished 6-of-11 (.545) at the plate with four runs scored, one double, five RBI,
and four stolen bases as the Engineers swept Hanover in a three-game series.  Alayon
committed zero errors in 19 attempts at shortstop and turned five double plays in
the field.  Rose-Hulman (11-4, 6-0 HCAC) will return to action on Tuesday evening
against Franklin.

Baseball Pitcher - Braden Johnson, Transylvania University

Transylvania University's Braden Johnson (Crestwood, Ky./South Oldham) tossed a
nine-inning no-hitter in a 12-0 win over Defiance Sunday and has been named the
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week.  The freshman
right hander faced 28 batters and recorded five strikeouts in the victory.  The
effort was the first no-hitter in the modern era of Transylvania baseball and was
the first in the HCAC since 2005.  Transylvania (10-10, 4-2 HCAC) will face Hanover
and Earlham in Lexington this week.

Softball Hitter - Nichole Frazier, Anderson University

Anderson University's Nichole Frazier (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) led the
Ravens offense during a two-game sweep of Franklin Sunday and has been named the
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Softball Hitter of the Week.  The junior
shortstop finished the week 5-for-7 (.714) with four runs scored, two home runs, six
RBI, and a 1.714 slugging percentage as the Ravens defeated the Grizzlies 10-2 and
8-4.  Anderson (9-2, 2-0 HCAC) will face Manchester, St. Mary's, Defiance, and Hiram
this week.

Softball Pitcher - Sami Frazier, Anderson University

Anderson University's Sami Frazier (Greenfield, Ind./H.S.) led the Ravens to a 10-2
win over Franklin Sunday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic
Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week.  The sophomore tossed a complete game,
allowing five hits and one earned run with three strikeouts in the victory.  Frazier
finished the week 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA.  Anderson (9-2, 2-0 HCAC) will face
Manchester, St. Mary's, Defiance, and Hiram this week.

Men's Tennis - Brandon Benedict, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Rose-Hulman's Brandon Benedict (Indianapolis, Ind./Perry Meridian) led the Engineers
to league wins over Defiance and Hanover and has been named the Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week.  The freshman finished 2-0 at
the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles positions to help the Engineers defeat Defiance
6-3 and Hanover 9-0 in the first two matches of the HCAC regular season.
Rose-Hulman (2-4, 2-0 HCAC) will face Mount St. Joseph, Transylvania, and Franklin
in conference play this week.

Men's Golf - Sanders Park, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Rose-Hulman's Sanders Park (Alpharetta, Ga./Milton) placed second overall at the
Rose-Hulman Invitational over the weekend and has been named the Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Golfer of the Week.  The sophomore golfer fired
rounds of 74 and 73 to finish one stroke behind medalist Michael Marcagi of Thomas
More.  Rose-Hulman placed second in the team standings.

Men's Track Athlete - Leighton Gough, Franklin College

Franklin College's Leighton Gough (Connersville, Ind./H.S.) won the 5,000-meters at
the Hanover Invitational Saturday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week.  The senior won the
event with a personal-best time of 15:29.03, earning the top mark in the HCAC this
outdoor season.  The Grizzlies placed third at the 12-team event.

Men's Field Athlete - Cody Foster, Franklin College

Franklin College's Cody Foster (Martinsville, Ind./H.S.) had a pair of top-five
performances at the Hanover Invitational Saturday and has been named the Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week.  The
freshman won the long jump with a mark of 6.00 meters and placed fourth in the
triple jump with an effort of 11.85 meters.  The Grizzlies placed third at the
12-team event.

Women's Track Athlete - Anna Murdock, Franklin College

Franklin College's Anna Murdock (Trafalgar, Ind./Indian Creek) won two events at the
Hanover Invitational Saturday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic
Conference Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week.  The junior won the 400-meter
dash with a school-record time of 59.90 and earned the 800-meter title with a time
of 2:24.13.  Murdock's times in both events are the top mark in the HCAC this
outdoor season.  The Grizzlies placed third at the 11-team event.

Women's Field Athlete - Emily Young, Franklin College

Franklin College's Emily Young (Avon, Ind./H.S.) won the triple jump at the Hanover
Invitational Saturday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic
Conference Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week.  The sophomore won the event
with a winning effort of 9.80 meters, edging out teammate Ashley Myers for the
title.  The Grizzlies placed third at the 11-team event.

Men's Lacrosse - Luke Karnick, Hanover College

Hanover College junior midfielder Luke Karnick (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran) led the
Panthers offense in a narrow 8-7 loss to Benedictine and has been named the
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week.  The
junior scored three goals with three ground balls and one caused turnover in the
loss to Benedictine. Hanover will face Defiance and Elmhurst this week.

Women's Lacrosse - Samantha Hughes, College of Mount St. Joseph

College of Mount St. Joseph senior midfield Samantha Hughes (Cincinnati,
Ohio/Colerain) led the Lions to a 2-0 record last week and has been named the
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week.  The
senior scored 12 goals with one assist, eight ground balls, six caused turnovers,
and 19 draw controls as the Lions beat Dubuque and Loras.  Hughes broke the Mount's
single-season scoring record previously set in 2011 with 53 points so far this
season.  Mount St. Joseph will host Concordia (Wis.) and Fontbonne this weekend.


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