Three Ottawa University athletes were honored for their weekly performance by the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Jean-Claude Swartz, freshman defender on the OU men’s soccer team, was named KCAC Defensive Player of the Week. He is from Pretoria, South Africa, and was a key component of a Braves defense that allowed just one goal on the week. The OU defense kept Friends University, ranked No. 25 in the NAIA in goals per game (3), to only one goal last week. In a shutout out victory against Southwestern, the Braves defense only allowed seven shots with two of them being on goal.
Samantha Mendoza, senior forward on the OU women’s soccer team, was named KCAC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring four goals. She scored twice in both of the team’s matches on the week, victories against Friends and Southwestern.
Morgan Berry, freshman setter on the OU women’s volleyball team, was named KCAC Setter of the Week for the second consecutive week. This marks the third time Berry has earned the honor this season.
A freshman from Shawnee, Berry finished with 99 assists, six kills, 11 digs, and two blocks in two matches last week. She averaged 49.5 assists per match and 12.3 assists per set. Berry had 57 assists in OU’s 3-2 loss to no. 22 McPherson and 42 assists in the Braves 3-0 win over Friends.