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Centennial Conference Athletes of the Week - Sept. 12-18

Centennial Conference Athletes of the Week - Sept. 12-18

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Week three of the fall 2022 is now complete as conference play opened up in men's and women's soccer. Centennial action begins this week in field hockey and volleyball. 

Last week's award winners were headlined by a pair of repeat winners from Johns Hopkins - Alex Ross of women's cross country and Alex Morgret of men's soccer. Other honorees from Sept. 12-18 included Ryan Kredell of Haverford men's cross country, Hazel Miller and Maggie Titus of Bryn Mawr field hockey, Oscar Horwitz of Franklin & Marshall men's soccer, Katie Sullivan of Johns Hopkins women's soccer, Hailey Sharpe of Washington College women's soccer, Kaylee Zhang of Swarthmore volleyball and Mary Huegel of Gettysburg volleyball. 

Scroll below for more details on each award winner. 

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Athlete of the Week
Ryan Kredell, Jr., Haverford
Geneva, Ill. | Geneva Community
Kredell was the fifth runner overall to toe the line and the top Division III finisher at the Main Line Invitational on Friday. Kredell completed the four-mile race in 19:30.5 for a mile pace of 4:53. In the team standings, Haverford beat out Division I Penn and was second to only to the 16th-ranked team in Division I, Villanova. 

Athlete of the Week
Alex Ross, Gr., Johns Hopkins
Glastonbury, Conn. | Glastonbury
Ross earned Athlete of the Week honors for the second time this year after finishing sixth overall and first among Division III runners at Michigan State's 19-team Spartan Invitational. Ross finished with a time of 21:33.69 to help lead the Blue Jays to fourth place in the team standings. JHU was one of just four Division III teams to compete and only four runners from Michigan State and one from Division II Grand Valley State finished ahead of Ross in the 231-person field.

Offensive Player of the Week
Hazel Miller, So., F, Bryn Mawr 
Newport, Pa. | Newport
Miller registered two goals and two assists in an impressive 3-0 week for the Owls that featured wins over Delaware Valley, Christopher Newport and Mary Washington. Miller opened the week with an assist on an insurance goal during a 2-0 home victory over Delaware Valley. Against 18th-ranked Christopher Newport on Saturday, the sophomore scored the game's second goal and assisted on the eventual game-winner, helping Bryn Mawr to its first-ever victory against a nationally-ranked team. On Sunday at Mary Washington, Miller capped off the week with what would prove to be the game-winner in the 49th minute of play. Miller is tied atop the Centennial in both goals (4) and points (11) this season. 
Defensive Player of the Week
Maggie Titus, Sr., GK, Bryn Mawr
Mansfield, N.J. | Warren Hills
Titus tallied 27 saves and a .900% save percentage in an undefeated week for the Owls. Titus's top performance came in Bryn Mawr's 3-2 triumph over 18th-ranked Christopher Newport, as the senior goalkeeper stopped 17 shots, the second-most of her career. Titus also earned a shutout win vs. Delaware Valley and made nine saves against Mary Washington. 

Offensive Player of the Week
Oscar Horwitz, Jr., D, Franklin & Marshall
Glen Rock, N.J. | Glen Rock
Horwitz scored a goal during both of Franklin & Marshall's victories this week. His goals were highlighted by his game-winning effort against defending Centennial Conference champion Washington College during the 51st minute of Saturday's Centennial Conference opener. The junior also found the back of the net in F&M's 2-1 triumph over Penn State Harrisburg. 
Defensive Player of the Week
Alex Morgret, Sr., GK, Johns Hopkins
Hummelstown, Pa. | Hershey
Morgret repeated as Defensive Player of the Week following a pair of shutout wins in net last week. He posted three saves in Hopkins' 2-0 win over Stevenson on Wednesday and followed that with a two-save performance in JHU's 1-0 win at Swarthmore in the Centennial opener on Saturday night.


Offensive Player of the Week
Katie Sullivan, So., F, Johns Hopkins
Yardley, Pa. | Villa Joseph Marie 
Sullivan led the Blue Jays to wins over Randolph-Macon (3-0) and Bryn Mawr (6-0) as she totaled three goals and two assists in the two wins. Against previously unbeaten Randolph-Macon, she scored twice in a span of less than two minutes early in the second half to give the Blue Jays a 2-0 lead. She then had a hand in Hopkins' first three goals (1g, 2a) in the win at Bryn Mawr.
Defensive Player of the Week
Hailey Sharpe, Fr., GK, Washington College
Holmdel, N.J. | Holmdel
Sharpe made eight saves to set a personal-best in her first career shutout as the Shorewomen played to a scoreless tie with No. 25 Franklin & Marshall on Saturday. She made five saves in the first half and three in the second half. Her last two saves came in a three second stretch in the 83rd minute to preserve the draw.


Offensive Player of the Week
Kaylee Zhang, Jr., OH, Swarthmore
San Jose, Calif. | Valley Christian 
Zhang tallied 27 kills (4.50 kills/set) with a superb .524 hitting percentage in two victories this week for Swarthmore. Zhang also contributed 2.83 digs per set. The Garnet, winners of six straight, swept past Rutgers-Camden and McDaniel in their conference opener. 
Defensive Player of the Week
Mary Huegel, Fr., MH, Gettysburg
Marlboro, N.J. | Colts Neck
Huegel had another big weekend at the net in her rookie season, helping the Bullets to a 3-0 weekend at the Knights Invitational hosted by Neumann. She contributed 16 total blocks (1.45 bps) to go with 13 kills, three aces and six digs. She recorded no fewer than four blocks in each match and put down six against both Neumann and Stockton.