College Insider: Thomas having strong year with Lake Erie volleyball


Sophomore setter Alexis Thomas is among the top players for the Lake Erie College volleyball team this season.

The Fairfield High School graduate leads the Storm in assists (839) and ranks second in digs (238) and service aces (19). She also has 66 kills and 20 total blocks.

Lake Erie is 12-10 overall and 4-4 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Storm will travel to Central State on Tuesday, facing CSU at 5:30 p.m. and Urbana at 7:30 p.m.

Football: Senior defensive end Ben Bostick (Lakota East) has 21 solo tackles and five assists for Centre, which is 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the Southern Athletic Association.

Bostick also has 2.5 sacks, five tackles for loss and one forced fumble for the Colonels, who will host Sewanee for homecoming Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

• Senior outside linebacker Nick Szabados (Moeller) of Middletown is third in tackles (18 solos, nine assists) for Lake Erie, which is 0-7 overall and in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Szabados has also contributed 2.5 tackles for loss for the Storm, who will travel to Ferris State on Saturday at 1 p.m.

• Senior defensive back Anthony Wene (Lebanon) has 12 solo tackles and 13 assists for Otterbein, which is 3-3 overall and 3-2 in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

The Cardinals will visit Baldwin Wallace on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Women’s soccer: Freshman goalkeeper Mickey McClanahan (Fenwick) has a 4-2-1 record in eight starts for Walsh, which is 7-4-3 overall and 3-3-2 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

McClanahan is allowing 1.38 goals per game with a .744 save percentage for the Cavaliers, who will be back in action at Salem International on Tuesday at 2 p.m.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Fantasy football 2017: Five late picks worth a reach
Fantasy football 2017: Five late picks worth a reach

Most fantasy drafts follow a script. In standard-scoring leagues, the first three picks should be running backs — most likely David Johnson, Le'Veon Bell and Ezekiel Elliott. Then the trio of top receivers, Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham, Jr. and Julio Jones, will likely come off the board. In a points-per-reception, or PPR league, one or two of...
Father & son spend decade following D-backs to every ML park
Father & son spend decade following D-backs to every ML park

Frank Gennario lost his father to bone cancer when he was 16 years old, and more than anything else, he clings tightly to memories of their days together at Yankee Stadium.  As his son neared the same age three decades later, Frank made a decision: The ballpark bond between him and young Tony would have to be memorable — "something...
Spieth has suddenly made the PGA Championship a lot more interesting
Spieth has suddenly made the PGA Championship a lot more interesting

Now that the PGA Championship in Charlotte next month has gone from a big deal to a big-big deal because of Jordan Spieth, there is no telling where he might lead us. On Sunday, of course, he led us way up a dune. It has gone past curious and wound its way to amusing, the human contradiction Spieth presents in a world full of contradictory humans....
E-sports isn’t just a kids game; there’s big money for the best
E-sports isn’t just a kids game; there’s big money for the best

His father used to tell him that sitting in front of the computer, playing video games for hour after hour, was a waste of time.  So Cody Altman didn’t quite know what to think when a college from halfway across the country called to offer him a scholarship — for playing video games.  “Honestly,” he said, “I...
Fatherhood, illness rearrange a pitcher’s priorities
Fatherhood, illness rearrange a pitcher’s priorities

Life does not always give choices. Chad Bettis did not choose to receive a diagnosis of testicular cancer — not on his first wedding anniversary, not with his first child on the way in the spring, not after his best season as a starting pitcher for the Colorado Rockies. That is just what happened. But when his doctor called with the news in late...
More Stories