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 September 19-25, 2016
Josh Janusiak, Cross Country
Josh Janusiak turned in the fastest time in the Midwest Conference this season over 8,000 meters and was the top league finisher at the massive Brissman-Lundeen Invitational in Rock Island, Ill. A sophomore from South Milwaukee, Wis., Janusiak raced to a 15th-place finish in 25:55.6 in oppressive heat and humidity at Saukie Golf Course. Led by Janusiak, who was named the Midwest Conference Performer of the Week, Lawrence finished 18th in the team standings.
Terrell Myers Jr., Football
Terrell Myers turned in an electric kickoff return for a touchdown in Lawrence's loss to Illinois College and was named the Midwest Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. The 100-yard return ties the record for the longest kickoff return in a Midwest Conference game and ranks as the second-longest in Lawrence history, eclipsed only by a 102-yard return by College Football Hall of Famer Scott Reppert back in 1982. Myers, who was returning a kickoff for just the third time, didn't start the return. The ball was caught at the goal line by Dan Rothbauer, and the ball was handed to Myers just a few yards up the field. Myers, a freshman from Marietta, Ga., cut left past one defender and then back right, stepped out of a tackle and went untouched the rest of the way.
Sydney Nelson, Volleyball
Sydney Nelson set a pair of career highs in leading Lawrence to a split of a pair of nonconference matches. The junior setter from Crystal Lake, Ill., posted a career-best 11 kills and picked up a career-high 27 assists for a four-set match in Lawrence's 3-1 victory over MSOE. For the week, Nelson finished with 16 kills, an average of 2.0 per set, and a .234 hitting percentage. She also had 43 assists, an average of 5.4 per set, which is a nice total considering she splits time with another setter. Nelson also picked up four aces and 20 digs in the two matches.
Week of September 12-18, 2016
Mike Deremo, Men's Soccer
Mike Deremo picked up two goals and two assists as Lawrence split a pair of matches. The senior forward from Evanston, Ill., scored a pair of goals and added an assist in Lawrence's 6-0 rout of Edgewood. He scored in the 50th minute for a 2-0 lead, assisted on Keanan Wilson's goal and added a second goal in the final minute. Deremo also assisted on Lawrence's only goal in a 2-1 loss to UW-Platteville in which the difference was an own goal.
El Goblirsch, Women's Tennis
El Goblirsch was perfect on the week for Lawrence while playing No. 5 and No. 6 singles. In an 8-1 win at Marian, Goblirsch posted a 6-0, 6-3 victory at No. 6 singles. The sophomore from Minneapolis, Minn., then won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 6 in a 5-4 loss to Lake Forest and followed that with a 6-0, 6-0 victory in a 9-0 win against Beloit. With the victories, Goblirsch improved to 5-3 on the season.