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
- 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.
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