Schwindel Named Athlete of the Week


By Brian Kuppelweiser for WVUsports.com
October 08, 2012 12:06 PM
Schwindel Named Athlete of the Week

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Women’s soccer player Kate Schwindel has been named West Virginia University’s Athlete of the Week for her effort in WVU’s two Big 12 road wins over the weekend.

The Livingston, N.J., native helped the Mountaineers remain in first place in the Big 12 standings with a five-point weekend. Against Kansas, Schwindel scored the game-winner for her eighth of the season.

On Sunday, Schwindel was brilliant in dishing out assists on all three goals in WVU’s 3-2 win at Iowa State.

The three-assist day is the second of her career, matching her three-helper day against High Point earlier this season.

The three assists tie a school record for assists in a single game.

WVU Student-Athletes of the Week
Week 1: Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer
Week 2: Frances Silva, Women’s Soccer
Week 3: Evyn McCoy, Volleyball
Week 4: Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer
Week 5: Kate Schwindel, Women’s Soccer
Week 6: Frances Silva, Women’s Soccer
Week 7: Jordan Hamric, Cross Country
Week 8: Kate Schwindel, Women’s Soccer

Women's Soccer
- This Week in Women’s Soccer
With three regular-season matches remaining, West Virginia plays host to Baylor on Friday, Oct. 12, at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium … kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. for “Senior Night” for Nicolette DeLaurentis, Bry McCarthy, Bri Rodriguez and Mallory Smith.

- Last Week in Women’s Soccer
Forward Kate Schwindel’s first-half goal and a strong outing from goalkeeper Sara Keane pushed No. 16 West Virginia past host Kansas, 1-0, on Oct. 5, at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex … despite playing into a strong wind during the opening half, Schwindel scored the game-winner in the 43rd minute on a blast inside the left post … Bri Rodriguez and Amanda Hill each notched their first assists of the season on the game-winner … in the 80th minute, Keane came up with a brilliant diving stop to preserve the shutout – her sixth of the season … Kansas outshot West Virginia, 23-14, as WVU was paced by Schwindel’s game-best seven shots … on Oct. 7, Silva scored a pair of second-half goals to lead WVU past Iowa State, 3-2, at Cyclone Sports Complex … after Iowa State scored a goal in the first 73 seconds of the match, WVU answered with a score from forward Kelsie Maloney in the 28th minute … West Virginia increased its lead with goals from Silva in the 57th and 70th minutes, with Schwindel picking up assists on both scores … Silva’s two goals give her 10 on the season to lead the Mountaineers … the Mountaineers finished with a 21-13 shot advantage, including 13 shots on-goal – tying a season high.

- Notes & Quotes
WVU has outscored its opponents 21-5 over the last seven games … West Virginia has lost only once since knocking off top-ranked Stanford on Aug. 26 … WVU and Texas remain the only two undefeated teams in league play … WVU’s seven-match win streak is the longest current streak in the Big 12 … Kansas was held scoreless for only the third time this season … the three-assist day is the second of Kate Schwindel’s career, matching her three-helper day against High Point earlier this season … the three assists tie a school record for assists in a single game.

“This was a big weekend for us, to complete a three game road swing in conference play. To get three winning results, it says a lot about the character of this team.” - Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown

Men's Soccer
- This Week in Men’s Soccer
The WVU men’s soccer team will play host to Mid-American Conference foe Hartwick on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium … the match is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.

- Last Week in Men’s Soccer
The Mountaineers went 1-1 last week with a 3-2 loss to Elon last Tuesday and a 2-0 win over MAC opponent Buffalo on Sunday … both matches were held at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

- Notes & Quotes
West Virginia held a 2-1 lead over Elon before allowing two goals in the final three minutes to fall 3-2 at home … senior Eric Schoenle and freshman Jamie Merriam each scored goals in the match, senior Peabo Doue, sophomore Andy Bevin and freshmen Zak Leedom and Majed Osman added assists … Bevin scored the eventual game-winning goal against Buffalo on a turnaround 10-yard shot, while Schoenle scored less than six minutes later on a penalty kick … Osman and junior Craig Stephens recorded assists against Buffalo … senior keeper Yale Tiley recorded his first career shutout, making one save against the Bulls.

Volleyball
- This Week in Volleyball
The West Virginia University volleyball team travels to Ames, Iowa, for a mid-week matchup against Iowa State on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m., at the Hilton Coliseum … the Mountaineers return home and continue Big 12 play against Texas Tech on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 5 p.m.

- Last Week in Volleyball
WVU played host to Kansas in a mid-week match and its last non-conference foe, Duquesne on Oct. 6 … the Mountaineers dropped both matches to the Jayhawks (1-3) and Dukes (2-3) and fell to 8-11 on the season and 0-5 in Big 12 Conference play.

- Notes & Quotes
In the match against Kansas, WVU took a set from a ranked opponent for the first time this season … the last time the Mountaineers took a set from a ranked opponent was in 2010, when WVU went five sets with then-No. 23 Cincinnati … freshman outside hitter Hannah Sackett led WVU over the two matches this past week with 22 kills, 2.44 digs per set and a .358 hitting percentage … Sackett’s 20 kills against Duquesne was a match high and was the fifth time this season that she led the team in kills … the Somers, Mont., native is currently first on the team with 187 kills and 2.67 kills per set … sophomore middle blocker Evyn McCoy posted three service aces in both matches to bring her total up to 26 service aces for the season … McCoy is ranked No. 2 in the Big 12 in service aces (26) and No. 5 in service aces per set (0.36) … freshman setter Brittany Sample posted her 10th double-double of the season against Duquesne with 45 assists and 13 digs … the Lewisville, Texas native is currently tied for first in the Big 12 in double-doubles.

Cross Country
- This Week in Cross Country
The West Virginia University cross country team travels to Louisville, Ky., for Pre-Nationals on Oct. 13 … the race is slated to begin at 10:15 a.m. at the E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer State Park.

- Last Week in Cross Country
The Mountaineers were idle.

- Notes & Quotes
This is the second consecutive meet in Louisville, Ky., at the E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer State Park for the Mountaineers … the last time the team traveled there, WVU had a first-place finish in the Blue Race at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic on Sept. 28 … junior Jordan Hamric led WVU with a third-place finish at the classic … Hamric ran a personal-best time of 17:57.60 … junior Sarah Martinelli and sophomore Savanna Plombon were the next to finish for the Mountaineers in sixth and ninth place, respectively … sophomore Kelly Williams finished in 11th place and senior Aubrey Moskal in 12th place to be the last scoring runners for WVU … along with Hamric, Martinelli and Moskal also ran 5k personal-best times … Martinelli ran the 5k in 18:00.34 while Moskal crossed the line at 18:14.88 … redshirt senior Hallie Portner, freshman Megan Yuan and redshirt junior Chelsea Jarvis also competed at the race … Portner ran a personal-best time of 18:43.63 for a 36th place finish while Yuan and Jarvis crossed the line in 18:54.66 and 20:27.48, respectively.

Women's Tennis
- This Week in Women’s Tennis
West Virginia is idle.

- Last Week in Women’s Tennis
The Mountaineers competed in the Wake Forest Invitational in Wake Forest, N. C … it was the second consecutive season that WVU competed in the tournament, which featured competition from Winthrop, Radford, Richmond, Davidson, Louisville, Elon, Wake Forest, UNC-Greensboro, East Tennessee State, Stetson, Charlotte, Appalachian State, College of Charleston, Navy, Campbell.

- Notes & Quotes
Three players placed at the invitational … senior Emily Mathis and freshman Hailey Barrett placed third in their singles brackets, while sophomore Ikttesh Chahal placed fifth her bracket … senior Audrey Wooland won the consolation portion of her bracket in dominating fashion, as she closed out the tournament with two flawless performances (6-2, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-0) … Mathis holds the team lead with seven singles wins … in total, Mathis has team-high 11 overall victories this season … as a team, the Mountaineers own a 36-36 record in all matches played this fall, after a weekend in which they were 11-7 overall.

Rowing
- This Week in Rowing
West Virginia is idle this week.

- Last Week in Rowing
The Mountaineers opened their fall season at the Head of the Ohio Regatta in Pittsburgh.

- Notes & Quotes
Three Mountaineer crews had top five finishes this weekend ... the 8+ ‘A’ crew of Karen Verwey, Rachelle Purych, Jessica Hurlbert, Kelly Kramer,Brianna Dendler, Mollie Rosen, Lisa Deklau, Hiilary Meale and coxswain Ellen Shular crossed the finish line in 15:22.51, earning them a fourth-place finish ... the 8+ ‘B’ crew of Enya Messersmith, Tamyra Roberts, Bethany Anne Sapen, Melinda Sharon, Rachel Cokeley, Danielle Widecrantz, Elizabeth Kantak,Mary Ignatiadis and coxswain Mallory Fisher finished eight seconds behind, in fifth place, with a time of15:30.75 ... the Varsity 4+ ‘A’ boat of Verwey, Purych, Kramer, Rosen and coxswain Fisher, led the Mountaineers with a second-place finish out of 27 schools ... the 4+ ‘B’ crew of Cokeley, Widecrantz, Danika Rencken, Jessica Hurlbert and coxswain Shular finished 15th ... the 4+ ‘C’ crew of Sapen, Sharon, Elizabeth Duarte, Kaitlyn Eason and coxswain Caitlin Madamba finished 21st ... the Mountaineers will continue their fall season on Saturday, Oct. 27, in Philadelphia at the Head of the Schuylkill.

Rifle
- This Week in Rifle
WVU is on the road again to shoot against No.10 Ohio State and Akron on Oct.13, at OSU’s Converse Hall and French Field House, in Columbus, Ohio.

- Last Week in Rifle
The West Virginia University rifle team (1-0, 1-0 GARC) opened up their 2012-2013 season by defeating No.5 Army 4709-4631 in both guns. WVU won smallbore with a score of 2348-2303 and air rifle with a score of 2361-2328.

- Notes & Quotes
The Mountaineers shot a school record of4709 ... the previous record was 4704, and was last shot at the GARC Championships in 2011 ... a school smallbore record of 2348 was set as well ... the previous smallbore full course record of 2337 was set at the 2011 GARC Championships ... six Mountaineers combined for the team total record: senior Petra Zublasing, junior Daniel Sojka, sophomores Thomas Kyanko (smallbore score only), Meelis Kiisk (air rifle score only) and Taylor Ciotola, and freshman Garrett Spurgeon ... Zublasing won both individual titles with an aggregate total of 1183, shooting a 592 in airrifle (99-97-99-99-98-100) and 591 in smallbore (198 prone, 194 standing, 199 kneeling) ... the senior matched the kneeling school record ... Kyanko finished second overall with a personal-best score of 1182, while Spurgeon finished third in his Mountaineer debut with a total of 1179 ... Kiisk and Sojka tied for fifth place with totals of 1167; the mark was a personal best for Kiisk ... this was West Virginia’s 33rd win against Army since 1957.

Swimming & Diving
- This Week in Swimming & Diving
The squads open up their respective seasons with the Second Annual West Virginia State Games from Oct. 12-13 in Huntington, W.Va.

- Last Week in Swimming & Diving
The teams held the annual Blue-Gold Meet last Saturday at the WVU Natatorium.

- Notes & Quotes
West Virginia was the host for the inaugural West Virginia State Games last season … the games will be at Marshall this season … both the men’s and women’s squads finished in first place last season after the two-day meet … participating teams in this year’s meet include Davis and Elkins College, Fairmont State, Marshall, West Virginia Institute of Technology, West Virginia, West Virginia Wesleyan and Wheeling Jesuit.

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