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.
Week of October 17-23, 2016
Philip Santiago, Football
Philip Santiago led Lawrence on a pair of 90-plus yard scoring drives to rally the Vikings from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit at Lake Forest. The freshman quarterback from Boynton Beach, Fla., completed 12-of-24 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown. Santiago also ran 14 times for 54 yards. The Vikings trailed 27-17 when Santiago led the Vikings on a 90-yard drive that ended in a field goal. The Vikings then put together a 92-yard drive that ended when Santiago hit Cole Erickson with a nine-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 27-27.
Paige Witter, Swimming
Paige Witter was among the top finishers from the Midwest Conference at the massive All-Wisconsin Showcase at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, Wis., and was named Midwest Conference Swimmer of the Week. Competing against several NCAA Division I teams and teams from the powerful Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Witter grabbed 10th place in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:21.99. The senior from Denver, Colo., also placed 19th in the 100 butterfly in 1:03.79. Witter then teamed with Danielle Millin, Emmi Zheng and Bridget Duero to grab eighth in the 200 medley relay in 1:57.72. This marked the second time Witter earned MWC Swimmer of the Week honors.