Every week for the rest of the 2012-13 school year, I'll be honoring Miami University's top athletes in a blog post titled "High Marx", which recognizes them for outstanding performances. Enjoy!
- Linebacker Pat Hinkel makes the list for the second straight week. He had an interception, his third of the season, and a fumble recovery against Boise State on Saturday. The senior ranks third in the country in interceptions through three games.
- After recording only 11 tackles all of last year, linebacker Chris Wade has stepped up so far this season and leads the RedHawks in total tackles with 27. The junior led Miami in tackles against Boise State with 13, adding one for loss.
- Defender Emilee Kaminski led Miami to a strong defensive effort in a pair of matches over the weekend, as the RedHawks allowed just one goal in two matches (197 minutes), which included a double overtime contest. The sophomore played all 107 minutes in Miami's double-overtime loss to IPFW Friday, consistently challenging the Mastodon midfielders down the flanks. Her solid defensive pressure also allowed her to be involved offensively, as she fired a career-high three shots in the match, including her first career shot on goal. In Sunday's 4-0 victory at Indiana State, Kaminski again started and played 70 minutes at outside back, helping Miami record its fourth shutout of the year. She helped limit the opposition to just eight shots on goal all weekend, including just three by Indiana State. The 177 minutes she played on the weekend was the second most of any RedHawk.
- Madison Hardy reached 1,000 digs in Miami's match against Valparaiso this weekend. The junior is the third libero and 13th player overall at Miami to reach the milestone.
- Sarah Mueller had a strong day in net against William & Mary on Sunday. The junior made 10 saves in the RedHawks' 2-1 loss.