BC senior named top special teams player in KCAC
— With 200 yards in total returns, Bethel College senior Mervin Brookins was named Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference special teams player of the week.Brookins, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound, kick returner, punt returner and defensive back from Stockton, Calif., had five punt returns for 160 yards and a touchdown. He had another kickoff return to the one. His long was 86 yards.Brookins had two kickoff returns for 40 yards with a long of 27.It was the second time this season Brookins has been named special teams player of the week. It was the third straight week a Bethel player has received the honor and fourth time overall.Audrey Schellenberg of Tabor was named setter of the week in volleyball. Schellenberg, a 5-6 senior from Wichita, played in eight games during two matches with 46 assists, 16 digs and two aces.Tabor’s Jessica Burden was named women’s soccer offensive player of the week. Burden, a junior forward from Little Elm, Texas, scored three goals in two games.Peabody-Burns grad Andrew Topham of Southwestern was named men’s cross country runner of the week. Topham, a sophomore, finished eighth at the Southwestern College National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Mid-States Classic Saturday in Winfield with a time of 25:48 for 8,000 meters. He was the highest finishing KCAC runner in the race.Other KCAC players are listed below:FootballCo-offensive — Chad Tormey, Friends, 6-2, 290, sr., OL, Valley Center (helped Friends to 387 yards total offense in win over Southwestern; had grade of 95 percent); Ethan Haller, Ottawa, 6-0, 195, jr., QB, Anaheim, Calif. (39-50-2 passing, 4 TDs, 456 yards; 3 rushes, 0 yards, 1 TD; set school records for passing yards in a game, total offense, passing attempts and completion percentage at 78 percent).Defense — Art Rubio, Ottawa, 6-3, 210, jr., LB, Filmore, Calif. (13 total tackles, 3 solo, 2.0 tackles for loss of 4 yards; 1 interception).VolleyballHitter — Sarah Claborn, Kansas Wesleyan, 5-8, sr., OH, Aurora, Calif. (6 games, 2 matches, 32 kills, 2 assists, 10 digs, 7 aces, 1 block assist).Libero-defensive specialist — Laura Jeanin, Ottawa, 5-5, sr., L, Tonganoxie (5 games, 1 match, 34 digs, 1 ace).Men’s soccerOffensive — Jose Garay, Kansas Wesleyan, jr., MF, Palmdale, Calif. (2 games, 4 goals).Defensive — Juan Mundo, Kansas Wesleyan, sr., D, Sun Valley, Calif. (2 games, defense allowed one goal in two games).Women’s soccerDefensive — Marisa Brownell, Kansas Wesleyan, sr., D, Mission Viejo, Calif. (2 games, defense allowed 3 goals, 1 by PK).Cross countryWomen — Ericka Joiner, Southwestern, sr., Loveland, Colo. (at Southwestern NAIA Mid-States Regional finished fourth in 17:56 for 5,000 meters. Top finishing KCAC runner).