June 19, 2013
Ohio Wesleyan University junior James Huddleston (Pontiac, Mich./Saint Marys Preparatory) and junior Jessie Huschart (Columbus/Hilliard Davidson) have been named North Coast Athletic Conference Players of the Week for the week of Nov. 7, it was announced by the NCAC.
Huddleston, a defensive end, was named Football Defensive Player of the Week. In Ohio Wesleyan’s 30-23 win over Oberlin on Saturday, he compiled 11 tackles, including 3 sacks and 6 tackles for loss, along with a fumble recovery. The 6 tackles for loss ties the school record set by Jeff Markley vs. Allegheny on Oct. 10, 1987, and tied by Bo Smith at Denison on Oct. 15, 1988, and Owen Case at Wittenberg on Oct. 29, 2005.
Huschart, a midfielder, was named Women’s Soccer Player of the Week. She scored the game-winning goal as Ohio Wesleyan defeated Kenyon, 1-0, in an NCAC tournament semifinal game on Wednesday. In the NCAC tournament championship game on Saturday, she set up the game-winning goal with a corner kick in the 87th minute of Ohio Wesleyan’s 1-0 win over Allegheny. The win gives Ohio Wesleyan its first NCAC tournament title since 2005, and gives the Bishops the NCAC’s automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division III tournament.
Women’s soccer heads to St. Louis
Ohio Wesleyan will face Wisconsin-Oshkosh in a first-round game of the NCAA Division III tournament. The other first-round game at the site matches Thomas More (Ky.) against host Washington (Mo.). Game dates and times will be posted when available.
Men’s soccer receives first-round bye
Ohio Wesleyan has received a first-round bye in the NCAA Division III tournament, and the Bishops will host a second-round game at 6 p.m. on Sunday against the winner of Thursday’s contest between Washington (Mo.) and Wisconsin-Whitewater.