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.
November 16-22, 2015
Renato Engler, Hockey
Renato Engler had a six-point weekend as the Vikings split a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association series at Finlandia. In the series opener on Nov. 20, the senior forward from Davos, Switzerland, handed out a pair of assists in the Vikings' 4-3 overtime loss. In Lawrence's 7-2 win over the Lions on Nov. 21, Engler scored the first short-handed goal of his career and handed out three assists.
Jamie Nikitas, Basketball
Jamie Nikitas turned in a pair of big games in two tight losses. In an 88-80 overtime road loss at Ripon on Nov. 21, Nikitas scored a career-high 34 points to go along with nine rebounds, five assists, three steals and a block. A senior guard from Glenview, Ill., Nikitas scored 23 points, grabbed five rebounds, handed out five assists, had three steals and picked up one block in a 71-70 loss to Wisconsin Lutheran on Nov. 18. For the week, Nikitas averaged 28.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game while shooting 46.5 percent from the floor.