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!
• Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Allison Norenberg pitched her eighth shutout of the season in Sunday's 1-0 MAC Quarterfinal win over rival Ohio, tying the school's single-season record. She has combined for two more shutouts this year as Miami's 10 shutouts on the season also tie a program single-season record set in 2002. Her 12 career shutouts are second most in Miami history.
Men's Cross Country
• Redshirt senior Steve Kiplagat was Miami's top finisher for the third time this year Saturday, as he placed fourth at the MAC Cross Country Championship in Buffalo, helping Miami tie for third. The transfer clocked 24:56.5 in his first MAC race to lead the way. He earned First-Team All-MAC honors by finishing in the top seven.
• Freshman goaltender Jay Williams played in both games last weekend at No. 6 Michigan, logging all but five minutes of the action. He was forced into the game early on Friday when starter Ryan McKay was injured. Williams made a career-high 30 saves while helping Miami go 6-for-7 on the penalty kill. Saturday, he led Miami to a 4-3 win, just the program's sixth ever at Yost Ice Arena in 53 tries, as he topped his previous night's career high with 37 saves. Williams was named the game's No. 2 star for his performance.