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!
- Freshman running back Jamire Westbrook topped the 100-yard mark for the first time in his career during last week's 27-16 win against Massachusetts. The 5-foot-9, 198-pound starter ran for 105 yards on 13 carries. He has 34 carries for 158 yards on the season.
- Junior defensive end Wes Williams had a breakout game against UMass on Saturday. The starter tallied 10 total tackles with a half a tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry.
- Sophomore Ramona Costea is off to a great start this season. She won her flight at the BGSU Invitational last weekend and is a perfect 7-0 on the season.
- Junior midfielder Kayla Zakrzewski led Miami to a 2-0 start to MAC play, tallying two goals and two assists for six points in a pair of matches last weekend. She entered the weekend with just two goals and three assists all season. In Friday's 4-1 MAC-opening victory over Akron, Zakrzewski stole the show as she had a hand in each of Miami's first three goals, scoring two and assisting on the other. She scored Miami's first goal of the match in the 51st minute to break a scoreless deadlock, then assisted on the RedHawks' second goal, which was the game-winner, and capped her outburst with an unassisted goal. She tallied all her points in a 12-minute stretch in the second half. It was her first multi-goal game this year and third of her career, tying a career high for goals, while her five points in the match were a season high, one shy of her career high. In Sunday's 2-0 shutout of Buffalo, Zakrzewski assisted on Miami's second goal. She earned MAC Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts.
- Freshman midfielder Katee Wensinger had a big game for the RedHawks last Friday in a 4-1 MAC-opening win over Akron. Entering the match with a goal and an assist in five games this season, she equaled her output in a four-minute stretch in the second half. Coming off the bench, she set up Miami's first goal against in the Zips in the 51st minute with a perfect through ball to put Miami ahead 1-0. Wensinger then scored a goal of her own just over three minutes later, which turned out to be the game-winning goal.