Section: Sports

Top performers

Tony Amolo ’17

With fall sports winding down and the various end-of-season tournaments quickly approaching, the Collegian has decided to highlight the performances of some student-athletes who have performed exceptionally well this season.

Tony Amolo ’17

Tony Amolo ’17In the 15 games Amolo has played this year — prior to  Wednesday night — he has scored 15 goals out of 29 shots on goal. Additionally, Amolo’s timing has been near-perfect on many of these goals, with six of them being game-deciding. One of Amolo’s strongest performances was against Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh) on Sept. 12, when he scored two goals and dished out an assist in Kenyon’s 4-3 victory. The Lords, who stood undefeated until their Oct. 3 loss to DePauw University, now have a 13-1 overall record with one game remaining in their regular season.

Maddie Breschi ’16

Breschi, as part of last year’s North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) championship squad, was named both a National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) First Team All-American and the NCAC Defensive Player of the Year. This season, Breschi has continued her outstanding play, leading the team with 14 goals while exhibiting a strong brand of defense. On Oct. 12, Breschi was named NCAC Field Hockey Player of the Week for the fifth time in her career. She also holds Kenyon career records with her 50 goals and 26 assists. The Ladies have a 14-2 overall record and an 11-1 conference record.

Gillian Blackwell ’18

Blackwell has been an offensive force for the Ladies so far this year with six goals and three assists on the season. Blackwell’s six goals and 15 points are second-best among the Ladies, and her three assists tie her for first on the team. Blackwell also went on an offensive tear over the first two weeks of October, receiving the NCAC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week award both weeks. Two of Blackwell’s strongest performances came during that stretch, including a 2-0 win at the College of Wooster in which she assisted on one goal and scored the other.


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