Cardinal’s Emily Kruse and Jake Revak and Independence’s Mallory Trombetta turned in strong performances during the week ending Oct. 12, 2015. For their efforts, Kruse, Revak and Trombetta were named Ward’s Lawn Care & Landscape Co. Players of the Week.
Kruse, a senior runner, won the George Gross Invitational at Cuyahoga Heights and also placed 19th at the Cardinal Invitational.
“Emily's confidence and determination led her to two top finishes, including running her personal best time her senior year,” said Cardinal coach Megan Cameron. “She had two strong back to back races where She ran confidently and ran her lifetime personal best as a senior. From the beginning of the season we have seen marked improvement and the results pay dividends to her hard work. I'm confident that out there during the middle of races she is encouraging and serves as a catalyst towards the best for our whole team.”
Kruse is a member of the Key Club, National Honor Society and Student Council. She also plays basketball and runs track for the Huskies.
Revak, a sophomore, scored all five of Cardinal’s goals in a 5-5 tie with Newbury. At the time, Revak’s feat was thought to have tied a school record. Later it was learned Bobby Ammons had scored six goals in a game.
Revak helped the Huskies erase deficits of 2-0, 3-1, 4-2 and 5-3 late in the game.
“Jacob Revak had a special night as he scored all five of Cardinal's goals in a 5 -5 tie with Newbury,” said Cardinal coach Mike Topalian. “The Huskies fell behind by two goals four different times during the game. Jacob refused to let his teammates give up and capitalized on opportunities. His hustle led directly to a few of the goals while his teammates found him with some nice crosses on the others.”
Revak also runs track for the Huskies and excels in the classroom.
Trombetta, a senior, recorded 46 digs in three matches for the Blue Devils. She had eight in a win over Perry, 17 in a sweep of Cuyahoga Heights and 21 in a three-set win over Wickliffe.
“Mallory helped her team earn three wins last week, two of them being in conference,” said Independence coach Megan Osysko. “She continues to lead our serve receive and defense with a mentality that the ball will not hit the floor.”
Trombetta, who is a member of the National Honor Society and student council, played a key role in leading the Blue Devils to a third straight league title this season.
“Mallory leads the team by example and shows her teammates what hard work means by doing everything she can to keep the ball up,” Osysko said. “Her ball control, scrappy nature, and will to win are all attributes a coach wants to see out of the libero position.”
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