Joshua Petro and Cassidy Santen Named DC Athletes of the Week
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

DEFIANCE, OHIO -- Junior throwers Cassidy Santen and Joshua Petro have been named Defiance College Athletes of the Week for their performances at a pair of track meets last weekend.

Cassidy Santen (Woodridge, Ill./Downers Grove North) brought home the shot put title in the Dick Small Invitational at the George M. Smart Center on Friday, Feb. 10 with a toss of 36' 11.75" to help lead the Defiance ladies to a fourth place finish in the team standings.

Joshua Petro (Ocala, Fla./The Villages) was one of three Yellow Jackets to qualify for the All-Ohio Division III Championship hosted by Otterbein University on Saturday, Feb. 11. Petro was the top DC finisher at the meet, placing home a fifth place finish in the weight throw with a launch of 50' 10.75". 

The Defiance College track and field teams will next compete at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Championships hosted by Rose-Hulman (Ind.) Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind. on Saturday, Feb. 18.

2016-17 Winners   Female   Male
Feb. 6-12   Cassidy Santen (Track & Field)   Joshua Petro (Track & Field)
Jan. 30-Feb. 5   Kelsey Tietje (Basketball)   Michael Parker (Basketball)
Jan. 23-29   Kelsey Tietje (Basketball)   Randall Aikins Jr. (Basketball)
Jan. 16-22   Kelsey Tiejte (Basketball)   Joshua Petro (Track & Field)
Jan. 9-15   Kelsey Tietje (Basketball)   Devin Mangas (Basketball)
Jan. 2-8   Kelsey Tietje (Basketball)   Devin Mangas (Basketball)
Nov. 28-Dec. 3   Kelsey Tietje (Basketball)   Michael Parker (Basketball)
Nov. 14-27   Kelsey Tietje (Basketball)   Jonathan Ragland (Basketball)
Nov. 7-13   Jordan Osborne (Football)   Keandre Gilmer (Football)
Oct. 31-Nov. 6   Marissa Windau (Volleyball)   Cody Wilson (Football)
Oct. 24-30   Makayla Dennis (Volleyball)   Cody Wilson (Football)
Oct. 17-23   Makayla Dennis (Volleyball)   Nick Kleptz (Soccer)
Oct. 10-16   Jordan Osborne (Football)   Jacob Diffenderfer-Gabbard (Soccer)
Oct. 3-9   Kassie Memmer (Soccer)   Matt DeVore (Football)
Sept. 26-Oct. 2   Meredith Shank (Volleyball)   Logan Scott (Football)
Sept. 19-25   Hannah Hesterman (Tennis)   Alex Miday (Golf)
Sept. 12-18   Allison Barron (Golf)   Jake Tinsley (Golf)
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