College Insider: NKU’s Hamblin repeats as Horizon Player of the Year


Northern Kentucky University junior forward Macy Hamblin has repeated as Horizon League Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year in women’s soccer.

The Fairfield High School graduate tallied an NKU Division I-era record 27 points (nine goals, nine assists) for the Norse, who went 13-7-1, won the Horizon tournament title and lost to West Virginia 3-0 in the NCAA tournament.

The 5-foot-8 Hamblin has 23 goals and 22 assists during her Northern Kentucky career.

Also for the Norse this year, sophomore midfielder Samantha Duwel (McAuley) of Hamilton had a goal and an assist while making seven starts. Junior midfielder Kayte Osterfeld (Fairfield) played in eight games off the bench and notched an assist.

• Ohio junior forward/midfielder Allie Curry (Fairfield) and sophomore defender Rianna Reese (Lakota East) have earned spots on the Mid-American Conference All-Academic team.

Curry marked three goals and two assists for the Bobcats (5-12-1), while Reese played in every game.

In addition, sophomore midfielder Madelyn Kah (Badin) contributed a pair of goals.

Men’s soccer: Ohio Northern senior Matt Kinkopf (Cincinnati Christian) has been named Ohio Athletic Conference Forward of the Year for the second straight time.

Kinkopf collected 16 goals and 17 assists for the Polar Bears (17-2-4), who advanced to the NCAA Division III tournament and lost to Calvin (Mich.) 1-0.

Volleyball: Ohio redshirt junior middle blocker Ali Lake (Lakota East) has been selected for the Mid-American Conference first team.

Lake ranked second in total blocks (50) and third in kills (293) for the Bobcats (16-14). She added 45 digs.

• Junior middle hitter Rachel Vidourek (Talawanda) had a team-leading 86 total blocks for Toledo.

Vidourek added 244 kills and 14 service aces for the Rockets, who finished 16-14.

Football: Sophomore inside linebacker C.J. Stalker (Lakota West) played in four games this season for Virginia, getting one solo tackle and two assists.

The Cavaliers were 2-10 overall and 1-7 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.


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