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Carr Tabbed Maple Leaf And Crossroads League Player Of The Week
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Baseball - Mon, May 15, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — Senior outfielder Preston Carr of the Goshen College baseball team has claimed the final Crossroads League baseball player of the week honor of the 2017 season, the league office announced Monday.

Carr, who was also named the Springer Design Maple Leaf Athlete of the Week, went 9 for 12 at the plate in conference tournament play last Monday and Tuesday as the Maple Leafs came within one win of advancing out of the conference tournament for the first time since 1995. The St. Thomas, Ontario, native ignited his team's offense during the tournament, going 13 for 17 with seven runs scored, four home runs and eight runs batted in.

Carr, who was an honorable-mention all-Crossroads League pick at the end of the regular season, batted .340 with 72 hits and 47 runs. All three of those figures were second on the team; in hits and runs, he broke the old school record but fell short of new GC records set by Clinton Stroble II and Brad Stoltzfus, respectively. He graduates as Goshen's all-time leader in career games played with 209; his 40 doubles, 131 runs and 187 hits are second, third and fourth respectively.

Goshen finished 26-31-1 this season, posting the second-most wins in school history, and 11-16 in Crossroads League play. Carr is the third GC player to win CL baseball player of the week recognition this season, following Stroble and classmate Vincent Caschera.

The Crossroads League selects one or more players of the week each week in the league's 15 sponsored sports, based on nominations from each of the league's 10 member schools. Winners are eligible for NAIA national player of the week consideration. The Maple Leaf Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Springer Design, Inc., and is chosen each Monday by a panel of Goshen College athletic personnel.

Previous winners of the Springer Design Maple Leaf Athlete of the Week include:
May 8 – Donnae Lipinski (women's track and field)
May 1 – Isaiah Friesen (men's track and field)
April 24 – Ryan Smith (men's track and field)
April 17 – Clinton Stroble II (baseball)
April 10 – Ryan Smith (men's track and field)
April 3 – Connor Clemens (baseball)
March 27 – Sandra Rodriguez (softball)
March 20 – Michael Walker (baseball)
March 13 – Braedon Evans (baseball)
March 6 – Ryan Smith (men's track and field) 
Feb. 27 – Brooke Maes (softball)
Feb. 20 ­– 4x800 relay team (women's track and field)
Feb. 13 – Ryan Smith (men's track and field)
Feb. 6 ­– 4x800 relay team (men's track and field)
Jan. 30 – Caitlin Hughey (women's track and field)
Jan. 23 – Lindon McDonald (men's track and field)
Jan. 16 – Sydney Stein (women's basketball)
Jan. 9 – Lynnia Noel (women's basketball)
Jan. 2 – Conner Funkhouser (men's basketball)
Dec. 24 – Lynnia Noel (women's basketball)
Dec. 16 – Devin Heath-Granger (men's basketball)
Dec. 5 – Sophia Sears (women's basketball)
Nov. 28 – Kevin Phillips (men's basketball)
Nov. 21 – Ryan Smith (men's cross country)
Nov. 14 – Xavier Newson (men's basketball)
Nov. 7 – Ryan Smith and Steven Cranston (men's cross country)
Oct. 31 – Hallie Vanitvelt (women's volleyball)
Oct. 24 – Ryan Smith (men's cross country)
Oct. 17 – Kylie Giger (women's volleyball)
Oct. 10 – Chelsea Foster (women's cross country)
Oct. 3 – TJ White (men's soccer)
Sept. 26 – Ginyce Haywood (women's soccer)
Sept. 19 – Ryan Smith (men's cross country)
Sept. 12 – Nate Nussbaum (men's soccer)
Sept. 5 – Johan Escalante (men's soccer)
Aug. 29 – Asia Green (women's soccer)
Aug. 22 – Lexa Magnuson (women's volleyball)