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.
March 23-29, 2015
Jake Gordon, Baseball
Jake Gordon hit .471 and led Lawrence to a 3-2 mark during its final games on the spring break trip to Florida. A senior outfielder from Winnetka, Ill., Gordon went 8-for-17 with a pair of triples and drove in three runs. Gordon posted a .706 slugging percentage and had an impressive 1.277 OPS. Gordon, who picked up four walks and posted a .571 on-base percentage, had three consecutive multi-hit games, including a 3-for-4 performance against Colby in the opening game of the doubleheader with the Mules.
Kara Vance, Softball
Kara Vance posted a 4-0 record during the past week on Lawrence's spring break trip to Florida and was named the Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Week. A senior pitcher from Racine, Wis., Vance pitched 26.2 innings and posted a 1.31 earned run average. She struck out seven and walked just one. Vance finished her week with a complete-game, two-hit shutout in a 5-0 win over Colby on March 27. On March 26, Vance went the distance again, allowing six hits, in a 5-1 win over Colby. Vance pitched all eight innings in a 5-4 victory over RIT on March 24 and then pitched 4.2 innings of one-run relief in a 5-4 win over D'Youville on March 23.