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.
April 13-19, 2015
Liz Barthels, Softball
Liz Barthels posted a 3-0 record on the week, tossed her second shutout of the season and picked up a save. The senior pitcher from Sheboygan Falls, Wis., compiled a 1.31 earned run average in 21.1 innings. She struck out 11 and walked only two. Barthels started her week with a complete-game win in a 6-3 victory over UW-Stevens Point on April 14. She then got the final out with the bases loaded in a 10-7 victory at Ripon on April 16 to earn her first save of the season. In the second game at Ripon, she tossed a five-hit shutout in Lawrence's 8-0 victory. Barthels then finished her week with another complete game in Lawrence's 3-2 victory over Viterbo on April 17.
Amanda Jaskolski, Softball
Amanda Jaskolski hit .571 on the week and powered Lawrence to a 5-1 record. A senior shortstop from Shawano, Wis., Jaskolski went 12-for-21 with three doubles, two homers, 10 runs batted in and seven runs scored. Jaskolski compiled a .609 on-base percentage and 1.000 slugging percentage. Jaskolski's biggest game of the week was a 3-for-3 performance in an 8-0 win over Ripon on April 16. She had a double, a homer and drove in five runs in that contest. Jaskolski now leads the league in batting average (.489), RBIs (35), homers (10) and slugging percentage (.922).
Genna Matt, Track and Field
Genna Matt shattered her own school record in the hammer throw at the St. Norbert Invitational on April 18. The junior from Mount Horeb, Wis., launched the hammer 140 feet, 10 inches, to break her own record of 135-5, which she set at the 2014 Midwest Conference Championships. Matt finished fourth in the hammer at the meet and also took 10th in the discus (92-7) and 13th in the shot put (31-9.50).
Nigel Schuster, Golf
Nigel Schuster carded his two lowest rounds of the year to lead the Vikings at a pair of tournaments. At the Lawrence Invitational on April 18, Schuster fired a 6-over par 78 to grab fifth place on the par-72 layout at Eagle Creek Golf Club. At the Midwest Preview Meet at Aldeen Golf Club on April 19, Schuster, a sophomore from Dusseldorf, Germany, finished tied for 12th after shooting a 7-over par 79. Those were his first sub-80 rounds of the year and he led Lawrence in scoring in both events.