It's been a good past few days for the Kent State women's soccer program. The team opened MAC play with two home wins this past weekend over Ball State and Miami to improve their record to 6-3-0 and 2-0 in the MAC. Kent State sophomore goalkeeper Kelly Sherwood was named MAC Player of the Week for her back to back shutout effort over the weekend. Sherwood was also named the Kent State Athlete of the Week. Yesterday it was announced that Ron Zoeller, a letter winner for the KSU men's soccer program in the 1960's, is donating $125,ooo to the program that will kick start the rennovation of the Kent State soccer field.
Kent State football's kick returner Anthony Bowman and place kicker Freddy Cortez were both recognized by College Football Performance Awards. Each player earned Honorable Mention accolades. Cortez was also named MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week for his three field goal performance in a 29-19 win against Miami on Saturday.
It has been well documented that place kicking and special teams in general have haunted the Golden Flashes for the last several years. They hope they have found their kicker for the next four years. Not only has Cortez stepped in and given the team a nice option in the field goal kicking department, his kickoffs have been solid as well. Stephanie Storm has the story.
Doug Martin has said there is no quarterback controversy with Kent State. He also said Giorgio Morgan did not get hurt on Saturday and will start vs. Baylor this weekend. It appeared Morgan limped off in the third quarter but Martin remarked Morgan's ego was more hurt than anything.
Kent State comes in at #9 in The MAC Daily power rankings.
By now, most Kent State fans have heard that Baylor QB Robert Griffin will most likely be out for the season with a torn ACL that he suffered on Saturday during a 68-13 win over Northwestern State. Baylor also lost kick returner and defensive back Mikail Baker to a season ending knee injury in the game. Backup QB and former starter Blake Szymanksi also suffered a bruised right throwing shoulder injury in the big win. “If he can breathe, he’ll play,” Baylor coach Art Briles said. “He’s the kind of player who doesn’t need a lot of practice to get ready for the game. He’s always been about fighting for the team. He’s always stayed loyal and consistent with his emotions for the team.”
Baylor Head Coach Art Briles met the media as part of the Big 12 teleconference on Monday.