Vikings of the Week
Vikings of the Week are chosen throughout the school year by Lawrence University Director of Athletic Media Relations Joe Vanden Acker. The honor is given to a student-athlete for his or her outstanding play, contributions to the team, significant achievements, record-setting performance, etc. On occasion, the honor is given to an entire team.
January 25-31, 2016
Hayley Cardinal, Women's Swimming
Hayley Cardinal won three individual titles to lead Lawrence to third place at the Wisconsin Private College Championships at Carthage on Jan. 30. The senior from Lombard, Ill., took the crown in the 100-yard breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 200 individual medley. She won the 100 breaststroke in 1:09.50 and took the 200 breaststroke in 2:31.45. She won the 200 IM in 2:19.05. The 200 medley relay team of Cardinal, Paige Witter, Lizzy Garcia and Emily Flack was second in 1:55.58.
Jamie Nikitas, Men's Basketball
Jamie Nikitas posted two 20-point scoring games as he led Lawrence to a pair of Midwest Conference road victories. In a 69-67 victory at Lake Forest on Jan. 26, the senior guard from Glenview, Ill., scored 24 points, grabbed four rebounds and picked up one assist and one steal. He also hit a big jump shot and made some key free throws down the stretch to seal the win. In a 71-57 win at Knox on Jan. 30, Nikitas scored 22 points, pulled down seven rebounds and added four assists and four steals. On the week, Nikitas shot 50 percent (12-24) from the floor, including 50 percent (3-6) from 3-point range and went 17-for-23 (73.9 percent) from the foul line. He also averaged 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.5 assists per game.