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2018-19 Wildcats of the Week

2018-19 Wildcats of the Week

2018-19 Wildcats of the Week

Entering its fourth year, the Wildcat of the Week award focuses on individual performances on the field/court/course over the past seven days. Every Monday, two student-athletes (one male and one female) will be selected and featured on the home page as this week's Wildcat of the Week.

Monday, January 7, 2019:

Male – Jermaine Head – R.Jr. – Men's Basketball:
The guard carried the Wildcats to a 1-1 CACC record last week, scoring 54 points while adding 19 rebounds, 11 assists, and five steals in the games. In an 89-77 win at Georgian Court, Head scored 19 points in the second half, shooting a perfect 11-of-11 from the foul line. He also grabbed eight rebounds in the second half alone, finishing with 25 points (12-of-13 from the line) to go with nine rebounds, seven assists, and two steals. He came back and scored 18 points in the second half against Nyack, shooting 7-of-10 from the floor. He totaled 29 points against the Warriors, shooting 10-of-20 from the floor to go with 10 rebounds for a double-double. He added four assists, three steals, and a block as well. He averaged 27 points, 9.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 2.5 steals a game last week.

Female – Nyree Grant – Sr. – Women's Basketball:
The senior forward averaged a double-double in three games last week, grabbing double-doubles in both of the team's CACC victories. She averaged 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 2.0 steals a game, all while shooting 65.6 percent from the floor. Grant's week started with a 20 point (6-of-7 shooting), seven rebound contest against Lincoln on New Year's eve before she went on the road to lead the Wildcats to a victory over Georgian Court with 24 points (9-of-13 shooting), 10 rebounds, and three steals. The week ended with a 16-point, 13 rebounds performance against Nyack, shooting 6-of-12 from the floor while adding two blocked shots and three steals. She also went 18-of-19 from the foul line for the week, including 8-of-8 from the stripe against Lincoln and 6-of-6 at Georgian Court.

Monday, December 10, 2018:

Male – Tyler Norwood – Fr. – Men's Basketball:
The freshman scored in double figures in both games last week, averaging 13.5 points, four rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. In the Wildcats' 69-62 victory over Jefferson, Norwood scored 12 points to go with four rebounds, an assist, and a blocked shot. He hit a pair of three-pointers early in the contest against the Rams. He followed that game up with a team high 15 points against Goldey-Beacom, hitting three three-pointers while also grabbing four rebounds and adding two assists and a steal in the loss. He is second on the team in scoring 15.3 points per game, adding 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game on the year.

Female – Nyree Grant – Sr. – Women's Basketball:
Nyree Grant nearly completed a triple-double in the Wildcats' first Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference contest of the season on Tuesday against Jefferson and finished the week averaging 11.5 points and nine rebounds a game. In the CACC opener against #19 Jefferson, Grant scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the double-double, and nearly completed the triple-double with seven assists in the game. She backed that up with a 10-point, six rebound effort against Goldey-Beacom on Saturday. She is fourth on the team in scoring 9.7 points per game, but leads the team with 6.4 rebounds a contest on the season.

Monday, December 3, 2018:

Male – Denzil Haynes – Jr. – Men's Basketball:
In the Wildcats' lone game last week, Denzil Hayne helped the team to a 77-71 come-from-behind victory over Millersville in the team's final nonconference contest before CACC play begins. He secured his second double-double of the year in the win, scoring 11 points to go with 11 rebounds. Ten of his 11 rebounds came on the defensive glass, while he also helped the defense out with three steals and a block in the win. He is averaging 10.0 points and 8.8 rebounds per game in his first season with the Wildcats.

Female – Macy Robinson – Gr. – Women's Basketball:
In the Wildcats' lone game last week, and final contest before CACC play begins, Macy Robinson stuffed the stat sheet in a game at Molloy. She led the Wildcats with 14 points, shooting 6-of-12 from the floor while also leading the team with eight rebounds and four steals. She was one assist off the team high as well, dishing out four helpers in the loss. Robinson was a perfect 5-of-5 in shooting two-point field goals against the Lions. She is averaging 11.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game this season.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Male – Danny Walsh – Men's Basketball:
Danny Walsh averaged 14 points per game this past week for the Wildcats, helping them to a 1-1 record. Walsh recorded a season-high 16 points against Shippensburg, while shooting 55 percent from the floor and going 4-8 from behind the arc. He came up big in the Wildcats win against West Chester, after knocking down two three-pointers in a close game. The red-shirt sophomore collected 12 points, four rebounds, one steal, and one assist against the Rams. In both games he shot an average 53 percent from the floor and 46 percent from behind the three-point line.  

Female – Jadyn Whitsitt – Women's Basketball:
Jadyn Whitsitt recorded a season-high 21 points when the Wildcats faced-off with Lock Haven last week. Whitsitt went 6-12 from the floor for a 50 percent shooting percentage, and 8-11 from the line. She grabbed eight rebounds, four defensive and four offensive, while making three assists and three steals. The sophomore guard has started in all six games for Wilmington, but played all 40 minutes for the first time this season against the Bald Eagles. She is sixth in the CACC averaging 6.7 rebounds a game, eighth in the league with 3.3 assists per game, eighth in the conference with 2.2 steals a contest, and fifth in the CACC averaging 35.5 minutes a game.

Monday, November 12, 2018:

Male – Sam Jester – Sr. – Men's Soccer:
Sam Jester ended his career by collecting at least one point in five of his final seven games, including the game-winning goal in the CACC Tournament Semifinals against Jefferson and the game tying goal in the NCAA Tournament Second Round contest against Adelphi. He also assisted on the game-winning goal to Fredrik Bentdal in the 59th minute in the NCAA Tournament First Round contest against Le Moyne. He finished his senior season with eight goals and four assists for 20 points, scoring 14 goals to go with seven assists for 35 points in his three-year career as a Wildcat.

Female – Jenna Brown – Gr. – Volleyball:
The graduate student was named the CACC Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-CACC during her final season. She led the CACC with 622 digs this year, ranking second overall in getting to 5.14 digs per set. She also accumulated 27 aces this year, averaging 0.22 aces per set. Brown tied the program's single match record with 41 digs in a thrilling five set victory over Nyack on Homecoming at the WU Athletics Complex. She also tallied 30 digs in a 3-2 loss to Caldwell this season.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Male – Vinny Tasca – Sr. – Men's Soccer:
Tasca helped men's soccer to a 2-0 record, while only giving up one goal for the Wildcats. The senior goalkeeper made eight saves in the net, including four against Georgian Court to secure the shutout, and four against Dominican throughout double-overtime. He had a .889 save percentage with a .47 goals against average. He leads the CACC with a .87 goals against average, while ranking fourth in the league with a .750 save percentage.

Female – Kate Tubo – Sr. - Women's Soccer:
Tubo made 17 saves in goal for the Wildcats this past week. She made 12 saves in the Wildcats double-overtime tie with Georgian Court to keep the game locked at 2-2. She also recorded five saves to secure the shutout in Wilmington's 2-0 victory over Dominican. The senior finished the week with a .895 save percentage and a .90 goals against average. She is currently fifth in the CACC with a 1.57 goals against average, fifth in the league with 94 saves, and sixth in the conference with a .790 save percentage.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Male – Will Stone – Sr. – Men's Soccer:
Stone helped the Wildcats to a 2-0 week, defeating LIU Post, 2-1, for the first time in program history. His penalty kick goal was the difference maker, coming back form a 1-0 deficit. He scored in the 85th minute for the game-winner. He then scored an insurance goal against Bloomfield on Saturday, helping the team to a 2-0 victory. Stone is now second in the CACC with 10 assists and fifth overall with 22 points.

Female – Tess Paya – Sr. – Women's Tennis:
Paya went undefeated in four matches last week, not losing a single set in either singles or doubles. She went 2-0 at No. 4 singles last week, defeating District of Columbia and Holy Family in straight sets. She also played two matches at No. 5 singles, defeating Post and Chestnut Hill without giving up a single point. In doubles, she teamed up with Marie Rondot to go 3-0 at No. 3 doubles, while also teaming up with Sabrina Blasi-Smith to defeat Holy Family at No. 3. She won by an average score of 6-2 in the four doubles matches last week.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Male – Mark Corrigan – Sr. – Cross Country:
Mark Corrigan won his first race of the 2018 season, racing to victory at the UD Blue & Gold on Saturday at the White Clay Creek State Park. He beat the field by nearly 36 seconds, finishing the 8K event in 27:01.3. His time this year was 18 seconds faster than his time at the same event and course last season. He was also named the CACC Co-Runner of the Week for his efforts.

Female – Angel Oliver – Fr. – Volleyball:
Angel Oliver helped the Wildcats to a 1-1 week by anchoring the defense at the net. She led the team with 14 blocks in two matches, denying one attempt with a solo block and adding 13 block assists. She tied a season high with eight block assists against Holy Family, adding a solo block and five block assists at Felician on Saturday. She also had five kills against the Tigers and four more against the Golden Falcons. She averaged 1.56 blocks per set for the week.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Male – Ryan Rucinski – Sr. – Golf:
The senior finished third in the 2018 CACC Golf Championship on Monday, shooting a 74-71 for a 145 (+5). He was off the top of the leaderboard by three strokes, but was the low finisher for the Wildcats. He helped lead the Wildcats to a third place finish in the tournament. Rucinski led the tournament by going two-under par on the par five holes throughout the two rounds.

Female – Jasmine Brake – Fr. – Women's Soccer:
The freshman scored her first two collegiate goals last week, earning the game-winner with her first collegiate goal against Concordia. Scored two goals against the Clippers on Homecoming on five shots.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Male – Fredrik Bentdal – Jr. – Men's Soccer:
The junior led the Wildcats to a 2-0 week by posting two goals and an assist. He tied the game, 1-1, against NYIT in the 23rd minute before helping the Wildcats take the lead for good with an assist on Dimitrios Topouzlis' goal in the 31st minute. His goal at Felician put the Wildcats up, 2-0, with a set piece form just outside the 18-yard box. It would be the eventual game-winner. He currently leads the team with 10 points this season, scoring four goals with two assists.

Female – Mandy Behiels – So. – Volleyball:
Despite only playing in two of the three matches last week, Behiels led the team with 31 kills and 34.5 points, leading the team to a 3-0 victory over Post on Saturday. She put down 16 kills in four sets at Georgian Court with nine digs before returning home and collecting 15 kills in three sets against Post. She hit .308 against Post with only three errors on 39 attempts, finishing the week with a .274 attack percentage. She averaged 4.43 kills, and 2.00 digs per set, adding two aces and two blocks.