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 November 14-20, 2016
Lawrence won a pair of games in its opening week of the season to post its first 2-0 start to a season since 2005-06. The Vikings opened the season with a 61-51 victory on the road at Maranatha Baptist. Nicole Cummins scored 15 points to pace Lawrence, and Aubrey Scott added 11 points for the Vikings. Grace Minogue hit a 3-pointer to start a 10-0 Lawrence run in the third quarter that turned a 33-26 deficit into a 36-33 lead, and the Vikings finished the game on an 8-0 to seal the victory. Lawrence then won its home opener 51-48 over Marian two days later and did it in thrilling fashion. Lauren Deveikis buried a 3-pointer with 4.2 seconds left to break a 48-48 tie and lift the Vikings to the win. Olivia Hoesley led Lawrence and all scorers with a career-high 19 points for the Vikings. Leah Reeves added nine points and a team-high eight rebounds for the Vikings, and Minogue chipped in with seven points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals.