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Centennial Conference Athletes of the Week - Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Centennial Conference Athletes of the Week - Sept. 26-Oct. 2

LANCASTER, Pa. -- The calendar has flipped to October, Centennial Conference competition is heating up and we are now just four weeks away from the first CC Championship of the fall season (cross country). 

Ryan Kredell of Haverford men's cross country and Oscar Horwitz of Franklin & Marshall men's soccer headline this week's award as the two repeat honorees of the group. Other weekly award winners include Sara Stephenson of Johns Hopkins women's cross country, Darby Klopp of F&M field hockey, Anna Scott of Hopkins field hockey, Anthony Pinto of Washington College men's soccer, Celia Page of Haverford women's soccer, Elise Fox of Gettysburg women's soccer, Gianna Mangiamele of F&M volleyball, and Chidinma Onukwugha of Hopkins volleyball. 

See below for more details on each of this week's award winners. 

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Athlete of the Week
Ryan Kredell, Sr., Haverford
Geneva, Ill. | Geneva Community
Kredell paced the Fords with a time of 23:59.9 at the Paul Short Run, good for a seventh place finish in the Brown Race. The time is an 8K personal best for Kredell, who previously logged a best of 25:02.1 at the NCAA Championships last season. As a team, the Fords scored a total of 187 points, finishing below just Carnegie Mellon and Emory, but ahead of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, the ninth-ranked team in the latest USTFCCCA Poll, as well as No. 14 Lynchburg. Haverford placed above 29 programs from Division I and Division II, including the squads from Wagner, American, Vermont, Rider, New Hampshire, and Duquesne.

Athlete of the Week
Sara Stephenson, Sr., Johns Hopkins
Weston, Mass. | The Rivers School
Stephenson helped JHU place 34th at the Paul Short Run as the only Division III team entered into the Gold Race. Stephenson placed 89th in a field of 427 entries as she posted a time of 20:44.6. Including the Brown and White Races, Stephenson's time was the third fastest by any Division III runner on the day.

Offensive Player of the Week
Darby Klopp, Sr., F, Franklin & Marshall
Lewes, Del. | Cape Henlopen
Klopp scored three goals and assisted on another as she had a hand in four of F&M's six goals during a 2-0 week. Klopp scored twice during the Diplomats' 3-1 Centennial Conference victory over Gettysburg before tallying the game-winning goal on Saturday versus Mary Washington. The senior captain also had an assist against UMW to give her seven total points for the week. The Diplomats are one of three undefeated teams remaining in Centennial Conference play as Klopp leads the team with four goals on the season following her offensive outburst.
Defensive Player of the Week
Anna Scott, Sr., D, Johns Hopkins
Ann Arbor, Mich. | Huron
Scott led the Blue Jay defense to a pair of shutout wins in Centennial Conference action last week. She and the JHU defense surrendered just one shot (not on goal) and no penalty corners at Dickinson on Wednesday. Scott and the Blue Jays then held Haverford to three shots, none on goal, and three corners on Saturday.

Offensive Player of the Week
Oscar Horwitz, Jr., D, Franklin & Marshall
Glen Rock, N.J. | Glen Rock
Horwitz scored two goals and assisted on another during a 2-0 week for the Diplomats as they remained undefeated in Centennial Conference play. Horwitz scored the opening goal at Muhlenberg during the 22nd minute to give F&M a lead it would never relinquish and did the same thing during the 15th minute at home against Dickinson. Horwitz leads the Diplomats in both goals (5) and points (11) on the season.
Defensive Player of the Week
Anthony Pinto, Jr., GK, Washington College
Matawan, N.J. | Christian Brothers Academy
Pinto did not allow a goal in a pair of victories last week. In Wednesday's 2-0 win at Haverford he made one save. On Saturday in a 2-0 victory at Ursinus, he made three saves, including a save on a penalty kick in the 69th minute to preserve the two-goal lead.


Offensive Player of the Week
Celia Page, Sr., M, Haverford
Wynnewood, Pa. | The Baldwin School
Page had a stellar week in a 2-0 stretch for the Fords. The senior tallied both game-winning goals as Haverford blanked Immaculata and Muhlenberg. In the non-conference contest with the Mighty Macs, she scored to open the floodgates in a 5-0 rout and added a helper on a goal from Liv McMillan. In the conference matchup on Saturday in Allentown, Page fired in from way outside the box for a highlight-reel strike to open the scoring as Haverford picked up a crucial three points on the road.
Defensive Player of the Week
Elise Fox, Fr., D, Gettysburg
Westfield, N.J. | Westfield
Fox anchored a backline that limited its two opponents to four total shots. In a 2-0 win over Lebanon Valley, the Bullets held the Dutchmen to two shots - neither on frame. In a 2-0 win over Bryn Mawr, Gettysburg held the Owls to two shots - one on goal. Fox also scored the first goal of the game against Bryn Mawr, blasting a free kick from just outside the box for her first collegiate goal.


Offensive Player of the Week
Gianna Mangiamele, So., OH/RS, Franklin & Marshall
Westfield, N.J. | Westfield
Mangiamele averaged 4.5 kills and 4.9 points per set during a 2-0 week for Franklin & Marshall. Mangiamele hit .400 on the week and racked up 14 kills in just 29 attempts during the Centennial Conference sweep of Gettysburg before adding 13 more kills in just 26 attempts without committing an error against Cabrini. The Diplomats have now swept each of their last four opponents in three consecutive games. She additionally contributed 10 digs and four blocks to the team's efforts.
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Defensive Player of the Week
Chidinma Onukwugha, So., MB, Johns Hopkins
Elkridge, Md. | Mount De Sales Academy
Onukwugha helped the Blue Jays to a 3-1 week that included Centennial Conference wins against Dickinson and Haverford, She collected 17 blocks (1.42/set) in the four matches, including a career-high 10 (3 solo / 7 assisted) in a four-set win over the Fords. In addition to the 10 blocks, she had a career-high 16 kills and hit .481 against Haverford and had 30 kills (2.5/set) on the week.