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Record-breaking Fox named MIAA Athlete of the Week

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Apr 4, 2018 at 3:00 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kaylee Fox, a 2014 Edison graduate, continues to put together a big season and career at NCAA Division III Trine University.

On Monday, it was announced the senior was named this week’s Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Co-Position Athlete of the Week.

Fox led the way for the Thunder offensively as they went 3-1 to start conference play. She finished the week with a .600 batting average, a .750 on-base percentage and a 2.100 slugging percentage.

In Trine's opening doubleheader against Alma College, Fox was 2 for 6 with a home run and two RBIs.

Fox then caught fire in the Thunder's doubleheader against Olivet College. She went 4 for 4 in the two games — with all four hits going for home runs that totaled nine RBIs.

In Game 1, Fox hit three home runs, including a walk-off effort to end the game early in the fifth inning. In Game 2, after hitting a lead-off home run in her first at-bat, she was intentionally walked a school-record three times, including one which came with bases loaded in the top of the sixth.

Through 24 starts, Fox is batting .488 with 12 doubles, 12 home runs and 49 RBIs for the Thunder, which is off to a 20-4 start.

On March 23, Fox became the career RBIs leader in program history. Her two home runs and six RBIs helped the Thunder to a sweep at Anderson University. She has 192 RBIs for her collegiate career so far, surpassing the previous mark of 187.

Also the home runs leader, her 57 career home runs entering Tuesday’s scheduled doubleheader also ranks fifth all-time in Div. III history. Fox is also nearing the career total bases mark record at the school.

Prior to the season, Fox was named to the Schutt Sports/National Fastpitch Coaches Association NCAA Div. III Player of the Year watch list.

She is on track to be a four-time All-MIAA first team selection, and was All-Region first team a year ago as well.

At Edison, Fox hit 15 home runs as a junior — unofficially the fourth-most in a single-season in OHSAA history. Her 29 career home runs for the Chargers are the 11th-most in a career, and her 145 RBIs are 19th-most in Ohio history.

Fox was also a key member of Edison’s 2012 team that reached the Div. III state semifinals — the first area softball team to ever advance to state.

Emmalee Cooke (Western Reserve 2017) is off to a fast start as a freshman on the College of Wooster softball team.

The catcher his batting .391 in 20 starts for the Fighting Scots (7-13), which includes two doubles, one triple, four RBIs and 14 runs scored. Cooke has eight multi-hit games this season.

Kennedy Conney (Norwalk 2016) has made six appearances and three starts for the Heidelberg University softball team this season.

She registered her first hit of the season on March 9 and also came around to score in the game for the Student Princes (13-7). Conney has an RBI and has walked once in six at-bats.

Erica Leber (Norwalk 2015) is also on the Heidelberg roster and made her fourth appearance of the season at infielder and has scored one run in four plate appearances.

Lauren Wolf (Edison 2017) rounds out the area contingent on the Heidelberg softball roster.
For the year, the freshman has walked once scored three runs.


Adam Wolf (Edison 2015) has made seven starts for the nationally-ranked University of Louisville baseball team this season.

Wolf is 3-2 with a 2.68 ERA for the Cardinals. He has struck out 49 batters in 40 1/3 innings of work, allowing 12 earned runs on 32 hits with 15 walks while holding opponents to a .211 batting average.

Wolf, who also pitched in the College World Series for U of L last June,

Michael Finch (Norwalk 2013) is a fifth-year senior pitcher for the Div. II Wheeling Jesuit University baseball team.

For the season, Finch is 0-4 with 25 strikeouts and a 4.60 ERA through 31.1 innings in eight appearances and six starts.

Clay Cooper (Edison 2017) had three strikeouts and allowed one hit and one earned run in a four-inning effort at starting pitcher for Malone University (19-9) in an 8-4 win against Ohio Valley College on March 24 in Massillon.

For the year, the freshman is 3-1 with a 6.85 ERA in six appearances (five starts). He’s allowed 17 earned runs and has struck out 19 with seven walks in 22 1/3 innings of work.

Vince Lonigro (Western Reserve 2016) had three RBIs and scored two runs after finishing 2 for 4 at catcher for the Hiram College baseball team (3-11) in a 10-2 loss at Chatham University on March 25 in Chatham, Pa.

For the year, the sophomore's hitting .241 with one triple and four RBIs. He's also scored three runs.


Luke Landis (Norwalk 2015) placed fifth for Ohio State University in the 1500-meter run at the USC Power 5 Challenge with a time of 3:55.1 en route to helping the Buckeyes to sweep the field of five teams from March 23-24 in Los Angeles.

Caden Foos (Norwalk 2015) recently finished 23rd in the 1500 in a time of 3:39.62 for Mississippi State University at the University of Florida Relays on March 31 in Gainesville, Fla.

Dylan Kipp (New London 2016) was 10th in the javelin at the University of South Carolina Weems Baskin Relays with a launch of 172-feet-10.75 for Div. II Ashland University.

Bryce Ostheimer (Edison 2017) was fourth in the 110-meter hurdles (15.86 seconds) and with the 4x400-meter relay (3:33.37) at the University of California of Pennsylvania Early Bird Invitational with a time of 15.86 seconds for Walsh University on March 24 in California, Pa.

Matt McKenzie (Plymouth 2015) was 30th for Mount Vernon Nazarene University in the mile at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington Seahawk Invitational with a time of 6:10.62 from March 9-10 in Wilmington, N.C.

Daren Gies (Plymouth 2015) finished 23rd for Defiance College in the 800run at the Indiana Wesleyan University Polar Bear Invitational on March 23 in Marion, Ind.

Dan Stoll (Edison 2016) placed seventh for Heidelberg University with the 4x400-meter relay (3:23.22) and 17th with the 4x100-meter relay (44.51) at the Coastal Carolina University Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational from March 15-17 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The Div. III Student Princes ended 14th in a predominantly larger-school field.

Among Div. III, the 4x400-meter relay for the Student Princes hold the No. 10 performance for the event for the season.

Wes Fritz (St. Paul 2015) was sixth in the long jump (20-feet-8.5 inches) for Heidelberg and eighth in the high jump (6-feet-4.75) at the Coastal Carolina University Alana Connie Shamrock Invitational.


Syndie Fetherolf (Norwalk 2014) had another big performance running distance for the University of Detroit Mercy track and field program on Sunday.

Participating at the Stanford University Invitational in Calif., Fetherolf placed 11th in the 1500-meter run in a time of 4:32.46. The time is a personal-best for Fetherolf in the event, and is the fourth-best in UDM program history.

Fetherolf also won the Outstanding Performer at the Horizon League Indoor Championships recently.

Brooke Buckhannon (Western Reserve 2016) won an event title while throwing for Baldwin Wallace University in the discus (134-feet-2 inches) at the Muskingum University Invitational on March 23-24 in New Concord.

She was also runners-up in the hammer throw (150-feet-11) and third in the shot put (38-feet-2.25) in leading the Yellow Jackets to place second among the field of 14 teams.

Victoria Stallkamp (Edison 2015) was fifth with the 4x4300-meter relay (4:12) and 11th in the 800 run (2:27.73) for the University of Dayton at the Butler University Invitational on March 17 in Indianapolis.

Lydia Ott (St. Paul 2014) was 15th finish with the Ashland 4x400 relay at the University of South Carolina Invitational.

Morgan Luedy (New London 2017) placed third with Cornerstone University 4x100 relay (50.02 seconds) and 10th in the 200 dash (26.03 seconds) at the Coastal Carolina University Invitational from March 9-10 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

In the javelin, Luedy added a 16th-place finish with a launch of 73-feet-5.75.

Madison Phillips (St. Paul 2014) was seventh for Baldwin Wallace in the javelin (94-feet-4) and 10th in the hammer throw (116-feet-10) at the Muskingum University Invitational on March 23-24 in New Concord.

Oliva Hipp (St. Paul 2014) was 11th in the high jump for Heidelberg University at the Coastal Carolina University Invitational with a leap of 5-feet-3 from March 15-17 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Marie Thornton (Willard 2014) earned a fourth-place finish in the shot put for Otnerbein University at the Indiana Wesleyan University Invitational with a launch of 40-feet-6.75 for on March 23 in Marion, Ind.

Michaela Fox (Bellevue 2015) was fourth with the 4x400 relay at the Indiana Wesleyan University Invitational for Ohio Northern University on March 23 in Marion, Ind.

Hannah Doore (Bellevue 2014) was third in the pole vault at host Muskingum University Invitational with a leap of 9-feet-0.25. The senior followed by placing 24th in the 200 (30.56 seconds) and shot put (24-feet-3) as the Muskies placed fourth.


Sara Stoll (Norwalk 2014) is a senior for Geneva College, which returns to action against Carlow College on April 4 in Beaver Falls, Pa.

For the season, she is 11-3 overall in singles action and 10-3 in doubles play.

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