Alexis McClain and Dwayne Adams Named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week

Alexis McClain and Dwayne Adams Named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Dec. 31, 2018) – Women's basketball sophomore Alexis McClain and Men's basketball freshman Dwayne Adams have been named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week for the week ending December 30, the Athletic Department announced on Monday.

The Wildcats of the Week honor is a weekly award given to the top performing student-athlete among the 11 intercollegiate sports sponsored at JWU. Awarded to the top male and female student-athlete each week by the JWU Athletic Department, those named the Wildcat of the Week will become eligible to be named the Sergio's Player of the Month for the corresponding month. 

McClain, a sophomore center, closed out 2018 averaging 12.5 points-per-game and 9.0 rebounds-per-contest in the Wildcat's final two games of the calendar year. The native of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, posted 12 points and eight boards versus No. 21 St. Xavier (12/18). McClain followed that performance with her fifth double-double of the season, scoring 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds versus Doane (12/20). She also registered three blocked shots versus the Tigers to increase her team-leading total to 17. On the year, McClain is averaging 11.7 points-per-game and 8.0 rebounds-per-contest (No. 6 in the conference and No. 48 in the nation) this season. She is also averaging 1.2 blocks-per-game (No. 6 in the conference and No. 47 in the nation). McClain is second on the team in shooting percentage, making 46.9 percent of her shots from the floor.

In the final two games of 2018, Adams, a freshman guard, averaged 20.5 points-per-game and 5.0 rebounds-per-contest. The native of Miami also registered 11 assists and five steals. The first-year Wildcat scored 17 points on 5-of-14 shooting with four assists and two steals versus Sterling (Kan.) (12/17). He followed that up with a career-high 24 points on 6-of-14 shooting from the floor and 11-of-13 shooting from the free-throw line versus Mitchell College (12/19) to end the calendar year. Adams grabbed a team-high seven boards while setting a career-mark in assists versus the Mariners (7). On the year, Adams is averaging 11.6 points-per-game (No. 18 in the conference) and 4.1 rebounds-per-contest while shooting 39.5 percent from the floor. He leads the team in assists (42), averaging 3.2 assists-per-game (No. 6 in the conference).  

Honorable mention: Tianna Ayulo (women's basketball) – Averaged 19.0 points-per-game and 6.5 rebounds-per-contest; JoNae Gonzales-Smith (women's basketball) – Posted 10.5 points-per-game and 7.0 rebounds-per-contest; Tristan Stephens (men's basketball) – Averaged 14.0 points-per-game and 5.0 rebounds-per-contest; Willem Vermylen (men's basketball) – Led the team with 5.5 rebounds-per-contest.

Wildcats of the Week
Week 18 (Dec. 31, 2018) – Alexis McClain (Women's Basketball); Dwayne Adams (Men's Basketball)
Week 17 (Dec. 17, 2018) – Dwayne Adams (Men's Basketball); JoNae Gonzales-Smith (Women's Basketball)
Week 16 (Dec. 10, 2018) Alexis McClain (Women's Basketball); Tristan Stephens (Men's Basketball)
Week 15 (Dec. 3, 2018) – Michael Stuart (Men's Basketball); Tianna Ayulo (Women's Basketball)
Week 14 (Nov. 26, 2018) – JoNae Gonzales-Smith (Women's Basketball); Dwayne Adams (Men's Basketball)
Week 13 (Nov. 19, 2018) – Dwayne Adams (Men's Basketball); Tianna Ayulo (Women's Basketball)
Week 12 (Nov. 12, 2018) – Tianna Ayulo (Women's Basketball); Michael Stuart (Men's Basketball);  
Week 11 (Nov. 5, 2018) – Fernando Arzeno (Men's Soccer); Savannah Jackson (Women's Soccer)
Week 10 (Oct. 29, 2018) – Vanessa Orozco (Volleyball); Fernando Arzeno (Men's Soccer)
Week 9 (Oct. 22, 2018)
Patricio Rolon (Men's Soccer); Kellie Fitzpatrick (Women's Soccer)
Week 8 (Oct. 15, 2018)Carissa Sanchez (Women's Soccer); Cody Booska (Men's Golf)
Week 7 (Oct. 8, 2018)Tim Petersen (Men's Soccer); Audrey Gant (Women's Soccer)
Week 6 (Oct. 1, 2018)Sharell Nairn (Volleyball); Fernando Arzeno (Men's Soccer)
Week 5 (Sept. 24, 2018)
Fernando Arzeno (Wen's soccer); Savannah Jackson (Women's Soccer)
Week 4 (Sept. 17, 2018) – Savannah Swenson (Volleyball)
Week 3 (Sept. 10, 2018) –
Valentin Salinas (Men's Soccer); Savannah Jackson (Women's Soccer)
Week 2 (Sept. 3, 2018) – Savannah Jackson (Women's Soccer); Rodrigo Doben (Men's Soccer)
Week 1 (Aug. 27, 2018) – Valentin Salinas (Men's Soccer); Sharell Nairn (Volleyball)