2013-14

May 5-11, 2014

JP Ranumas, Track and Field

JP Ranumas had the highest finish of any Lawrence athlete at the Midwest Conference Championships in Grinnell, Iowa. The sophomore from Winnetka, Ill., ran a season-best time of 15.59 seconds to take second place in the 110-meter hurdles. He also palced 12th in the 400 hurdles in 1:05.43 and ran on both of Lawrence's relay teams. Ranumas helped the Lawrence men place seventh in the team standings.

Sofie Yang, Track and Field

Sofie Yang placed in three events to lead the Vikings at the Midwest Conference Championships in Grinnell, Iowa. The sophomore from Whitefish Bay, Wis., grabbed third in the pole vault with a season-best height of 10 feet, 0.50 inches. Yang then ran a season-best time of 16.79 seconds in the preliminaries of the 100-meter hurdles, and she followed that by finishing seventh in the finals with a time of 17.49 seconds. Yang also grabbed eighth place in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:11.84.

 

April 28-May 4, 2014

Clare Bruning, Track and Field

Clare Bruning ran the fastest 5,000 meters for Lawrence in more than a decade as she won the event at the Lawrence Invitational. The sophomore from Mondovi, Wis., took first in 18:49.94, which is the fifth-fastest time in the league this season. It's the fastest time for a Lawrence runner in that event since Sally Schonfeld (18:43.51) and Valerie Curtis (18:43.61) swept the top two places in the event at the Midwest Conference Championships in 2002.

Anton Olsson, Golf

Anton Olsson earned all-conference honors and led his team at the Midwest Conference Championships in Rockford, Ill. The junior from Stromstad, Sweden, tied for sixth place and helped the Vikings to a fourth-place finish. Olsson carded rounds of 78, 79 and 80 on the par-72 layout at Aldeen Golf Club for a 54-hole total of 237. It was the first time Olsson made the all-conference team, which consists of the top-10 finishers at the championship. Lawrence finished with a team score of 1,005.

JP Ranumas, Track and Field

JP Ranumas won one event and placed third in two more at the Lawrence Invitational. The sophomore from Winnetka, Ill., grabbed first in the 110-meter hurdles in 15.83 seconds and was named the Midwest Conference Track Performer of the Week. Ranumas also took third in the 100 meters in 11.60 seconds. Competing in the collegiate long jump for the first time, Ranumas took third with a leap of 19 feet, 11.75 inches. He also ran on both of Lawrence's relay teams.

 

April 21-27, 2014

Jamie Brisbois, Track and Field

Jamie Brisbois turned in a strong performance in the 10,000 meters at the prestigious Gina Relays at Hillsdale College. The senior from Falcon Heights, Minn., grabbed fifth place in the event. Brisbois completed the event in 32:37.80, which is the third-fastest time in the conference this season. Toledo’s Jake Kasperski won the event in 31:31.57.

Kara Vance, Softball

Kara Vance turned in a pair of big performances in must-win games for the Vikings. The junior from Racine, Wis., tossed a three-hit shutout over eight innings in Lawrence's 3-0 victory at St. Norbert. Vance followed that with a gritty 6-5 win over Beloit in another must-win game. She struck out four and did not walk a batter to earn the win over the Bucs. For the week, Vance went 2-0 with a 1.87 earned run average.

 

April 14-20, 2014

Liz Barthels, Softball

Liz Barthels went 2-0 on the week and tossed her first shutout of the season. In a 2-0 win at Carroll, the junior pitcher from Sheboygan Falls, Wis., went the distance and allowed only five hits. She struck out one and did not walk a batter. In a 5-3 win over Ripon, Barthels went six innings, gave up six hits and allowed only one earned run. For the week, Barthels tossed 13 innings and posted a 0.54 earned run average.

Sam Kossow, Baseball

Sam Kossow hit .692 in three games during the week and set a Lawrence game record. A senior first baseman from Greenville,Wis., Kossow went 9-for-13 with a pair of doubles, three runs batted in and seven runs scored. In Lawrence's 24-11 win at Carroll, Kossow went 4-for-4 and scored a school-record six runs.

 

April 7-13, 2014

Cam Davies, Track and Field

Cam Davies raced to victory in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Wisconsin Lutheran Invitational on April 12. Davies, a sophomore from Grosse Pointe, Mich., ran the first steeplechase of his career in just 9:45.05 to claim victory in the event. Davies now owns the second-fastest time in the steeplechase in the Midwest Conference this season.

Sam Belletini, Softball

Sam Belletini hit .444 over eight games, tied a school record and led Lawrence to a 5-3 record. Belletini pounded out five extra-base hits with four doubles and a triple as she went 12-for-27 with 10 runs batted in. The freshman catcher from Gurnee, Ill., also tied a Lawrence record with five hits in a game against Mount Mary. Bellitini has a 1.134 OPS for the week and improved her batting average to .417 on the season.

 

March 31-April 6, 2014

David Jumes, Men's Tennis

David Jumes was unbeaten in singles as Lawrence posted a 1-1 dual match record for the week. In a 5-4 victory over Wisconsin Lutheran, Jumes defeated Ryan Sallmann 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2 singles. The freshman from Appleton, Wis., also teamed with Sam Wiener for an 8-6 victory at No. 2 doubles. In a 5-4 loss to Lake Forest, Jumes rallied for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Ellis Lora Arceo at No. 2 singles.

Genna Matt, Track and Field

Genna Matt shattered her own school record in the hammer throw in Lawrence's first outdoor meet of the season. Competing in the Rex Foster Open at UW-Whitewater, the sophomore from Mount Horeb, Wis., had a record-setting throw of 135 feet, 3 inches. She broke her own record of 121-7.25, which was set in 2013, by nearly nine feet.

 

March 24-30, 2014

Jake Gordon, Baseball

Jake Gordon hit .550 during five games of Lawrence's spring break trip to Arizona. The junior outfielder from Winnetka, Ill., went 11-for-20 with a double and four runs batted in. Gordon, who scored six runs, posted a .583 on-base percentage and compiled a 1.183 OPS. Gordon had at least two hits in four of the five games and had three-hit games against both Middlebury and Lewis and Clark.

Amanda Jaskolski, Softball

Amanda Jaskolski batted .500 over the course of eight games during Lawrence's spring break trip to Florida. The junior shortstop from Shawano, Wis., went 13-for-26 and drove in 14 runs. Of Jaskolski's 13 hits, eight went for extra bases with four home runs, three doubles and a triple for an impressive 1.154 slugging percentage. Jaskolski also scored 10 runs in leading Lawrence to a 5-3 record.

 

March 17-23, 2014

Aaron Benz, Baseball

Aaron Benz got off to a strong start in Lawrence's spring break trip to Arizona. The senior outfielder from Oconomowoc, Wis., hit .667 in Lawrence's first five games of the season. Benz went 12-for-18 with three doubles and two home runs. Benz, who posted a 1.167 slugging percentage, also drove in eight runs and compiled a 1.000 fielding percentage.

Kara Vance, Softball

Kara Vance picked up a pair of wins in Lawrence's opening two days of its spring break trip to Florida. The junior pitcher from Racine, Wis., went 2-1 with a 0.93 earned run average in three appearances that spanned 15 innings. Vance, who was named the Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Week, got her first win of the season with two innings of hitless relief in Lawrence's 8-7 comeback win over SUNY-Fredonia. She also went the distance, allowing six hits and one run, in Lawrence's 3-1 victory over Bethel (Minn.). In Vance's only loss thus far this season, she went the distance and allowed only five hits and one earned run in a 2-1 loss to SUNY-Geneseo.

 

February 24-March 2, 2014

Cam Davies, Men's Track

Cam Davies won his first individual title when he raced to victory in the 3,000 meters at the Midwest Conference Championships in Mount Vernon, Iowa, on Feb. 28-March 1. The sophomore from Grosse Pointe, Mich., won the 3,000 in a school-record time of 8:46.71. Davies shattered the record of 8:50.83, set in 2012 by Sam Stevens. Davies took the lead in the final laps and pulled away for a victory of nearly seven seconds over Grinnell's Ben Taylor.

JP Ranumas, Men's Track

JP Ranumas broke his own school record and took second place in the 60-meter hurdles at the Midwest Conference Championships in Mount Vernon, Iowa, on Feb. 28-March 1. The sophomore from Winnetka, Ill., took second in the hurdles with a time of 8.66 seconds, breaking his own mark of 8.67 he set in 2013. Ranumas also ran on three relay teams that scored points for the Vikings. He ran on the fifth-place 1,600 relay team, the sixth-place sprint medley relay team and the eighth-place 800 relay team.

 

February 17-23, 2014

Genna Matt, Women's Track

Genna Matt broke the school record in the weight throw at the UW-Stevens Point Eastbay Invitational on Feb. 22. A sophomore from Mount Horeb, Wis., Matt posted a throw of 42 feet, 3.50 inches, which translates to 12.89 meters. Matt broke the record of teammate Brielle Bartes, who had set the mark at 40-8.25 earlier on Feb. 8. Bartes broke the record of Matt, who had the mark entering the 2014 season.

Jamie Nikitas, Men's Basketball

Jamie Nikitas turned in a pair of strong games as Lawrence finished the season by splitting a pair of Midwest Conference contests. For the week, the sophomore guard from Glenview, Ill., averaged 18 points and 4.5 rebounds per game while shooting 64.7 percent from the floor (11-17) and 86.7 percent from the foul line (13-15). Nikitas scored 18 points, grabbed seven rebounds, handed out three assists and picked up three steals in Lawrence's 84-76 win over Lake Forest on Feb. 19. In a 122-111 loss at Grinnell on Feb. 22, Nikitas scored 18 points, had two rebounds, two assists and a steal.

 

February 10-16, 2014

Ryan DePouw, Men's Basketball

Ryan DePouw led Lawrence to a pair of victories and was named the Midwest Conference Player of the Week. The junior forward from Oconto, Wis., averaged 24 points and eight rebounds per game in the two wins. DePouw shot 65.2 percent (15-23) from the floor, including 57.1 percent (4-7) from 3-point range, and 93.3 percent (14-15) from the foul line in the two games. DePouw scored a career-high 27 points in Lawrence’s 77-68 win over Cornell on Feb. 15 and posted a double-double with 12 rebounds. DePouw scored 21 points, grabbed four rebounds, handed out five assists and picked up three steals in Lawrence’s 97-83 win at Beloit on Feb. 12.

Taylor Winter, Women's Swimming

Taylor Winter won a pair of individual titles to lead Lawrence at the Midwest Conference Championships at Grinnell, Iowa. The junior from Bayside, Wis., grabbed first place in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:09.48 and took the title in the 1,650 freestyle in 17:40.75. Winter also took fourth in the 200 freestyle in 1:57.46. Winter also swam on three relays, helping the Vikings to second place in the 800 freestyle relay, fifth place in the 400 freestyle relay and fifth place in the 200 freestyle relay.

 

February 3-9, 2014

Brielle Bartes, Women's Track

Brielle Bartes broke her own school record in the weight throw at the UW-Stevens Point Invitational on Feb. 8. A senior from Waukesha, Wis., Bartes recorded a throw of 40 feet, 8.25 inches, which translates to 12.40 meters, to set the new mark. Bartes had held the record at 38-10.5.

Chris Siebert, Men's Basketball

Chris Siebert led Lawrence to a key 82-79 road victory at Illinois College on Feb. 8. The senior guard from Baraboo, Wis., matched his season high with 26 points in a win that kept alive Lawrence's hopes for a berth in the Midwest Conference Tournament. Siebert hit 7-of-11 shots from the floor, including 6-of-9 from 3-point range. Siebert also added four rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block. Siebert also knocked down three free throws in the final 20 seconds to help seal the victory.

 

January 27-February 2, 2014

Ryan DePouw, Men's Basketball

Ryan DePouw averaged 18 points as Lawrence split a pair of games. The junior forward from Oconto, Wis., shot 61.9 percent from the floor (13-21), including 66.7 percent (6-9) from 3-point range. In a 67-53 win over Monmouth on Feb. 1, DePouw posted his second-highest scoring game of the season with 20 points as he went 6-for-10 from the floor. DePouw scored 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting in an 84-78 loss at Carroll on Jan. 28. He also averaged 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in the two games.

Elin Karlsson, Women's Track

Elin Karlsson turned in the best finish of her young career at the UW-Stout Warren Bowlus Invitational on Feb. 1. The freshman from Stockholm, Sweden, raced to second place in the 5,000 meters in 19:44.75. Karlsson led a contingent of Lawrence runners that swept the second through fifth places.

 

 

January 20-26, 2014

Hayley Cardinal, Women's Swimming

Hayley Cardinal won a pair of events to lead Lawrence to second place at the Wisconsin Private College Championships on Jan. 25 at Carthage. The sophomore from Lombard, Ill., won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:09.75. She swept the breaststroke events by winning the 200 breaststroke in 2:32.85. Cardinal also took third in the 200 individual medley in 2:22.50 and swam on the 200 medley relay team that placed third.

Huck Saunders, Hockey

Huck Saunders led Lawrence to a win over No. 15 St. Scholastica and was named the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Offensive Player of the Week. The senior forward from Seattle, Wash., scored three goals during the two-game series. In a 3-2 victory on Jan. 25, Saunders scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner. The victory gave Lawrence its second victory over a ranked opponent this season, and that is a first for the program. Saunders also scored Lawrence’s lone goal in a 4-1 loss to the Saints on Jan. 24.

 

January 13-19, 2014

Brielle Bartes, Women's Indoor Track and Field

Brielle Bartes set the school record in the weight throw as Lawrence opened its season with a dual meet at national power UW-Oshkosh on Jan. 18. The senior from Waukesha, Wis., broke the record with a toss of 38 feet, 10.5 inches. Bartes set the new mark just minutes after teammate Genna Matt had broken her old record of 38-2.25 with a toss of 38-4.

Taylor Winter, Women's Swimming

Taylor Winter showed her endurance and speed at the Lawrence Triangular on Jan. 18. The junior from Bayside, Wis., posted three top-four finishes and earned one victory. Winter grabbed first place in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:23.91. Winter also took second in the 1,000 freestyle in 10:58.10 and took fourth in the 100 freestyle in 58.74 seconds.

 

December 16-22, 2013

Ryan DePouw, Men's Basketball

Ryan DePouw turned in a very consistent week as Lawrence posted a 2-1 record on the week. The junior forward from Oconto, Wis., averaged 14.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists while shooting 63.6 percent from the floor. DePouw scored 12 points and had three rebounds and three assists in Lawrence's 88-64 Midwest Conference victory over Illinois College on Dec. 16. DePouw then had a team-high 15 points, three rebounds and three assists in the Vikings' 82-59 victory over Mount St. Vincent in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Dec. 18. DePouw picked up a team-high 17 points while adding four rebounds and two assists in Lawrence's 73-56 loss to No. 12 UW-Whitewater on Dec. 20 in Fort Lauderdale.

 

December 9-15, 2013

Katie Schumacher, Women's Basketball

Katie Schumacher posted her first double-double of the season and had career highs in points and rebounds in Lawrence's 93-92 comeback win at Knox on Dec. 14. The sophomore forward from Little Chute, Wis., was named the Midwest Conference Player of the Week. Schumacher had game highs with 26 points and 16 rebounds, surpassing her previous career highs of 17 points and 15 boards. Lawrence, which rallied from an 18-point second-half deficit, won its first road game in conference play since Feb. 10, 2007, a streak of 54 games.

Paige Witter, Women's Swimming

Paige Witter won a pair of events and was part of a winning relay team in Lawrence's 124-107 dual meet victory over UW-Oshkosh at Boldt Natatorium on Dec. 13. The freshman from Denver, Colo., raced to victory in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:01.82 and grabbed first in the 500 freestyle in 5:22.00. Witter, who was named the Midwest Conference Swimmer of the Week, also swam on the winning 200 medley relay team, which took first in 1:56.57.

 

December 2-8, 2013

Hockey Team

The Vikings rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the third period to beat No. 2 St. Norbert 5-4 in an epic game at the Cornerstone Community Center on Dec. 7. The Green Knights led 4-1 at 1:08 of the third, but Lawrence started the rally with a goal just 27 seconds later. Gustav Lindgren scored off assists from William Thoren and Ryan Eardley to cut the defict to 4-2. Lawrence’s Renato Engler then picked up his first goal of the season off assists from Rudi Pino and Paul Zuke at the 11:24 mark and the deficit was only 4-3. Matt Moore then tied it for the Vikings with a goal with just 1:28 left on the clock. Brandon Boelter and Ryan Rumble, who had scored Lawrence’s first goal, picked up helpers on Moore’s tally.The Vikings completed the comeback when freshman Blake Roubos scored with just 22 seconds left off assists from Boelter and Logan Lemirande. Goaltender Anton Olsson stopped 25 shots to pick up the win for Lawrence.

 

November 25-December 1, 2013

Blake Roubos, Hockey

Blake Roubos had a big game and a huge goal to lead Lawrence to a 6-6 tie with Gustavus Adolphus in the NCHA-MIAC Thanksgiving Showdown. The freshman forward from Niagara Falls, Ontario, piled up five points with two goals and three assists in Lawrence’s tie with Gustavus Adolphus on Nov. 29. Roubos scored one goal and assisted on three more to help Lawrence build a 5-1 lead against the Gusties. Gustavus bounced back to take a 6-5 lead, but Roubos lifted his team in the final seconds of regulation. With an extra attacker on the ice, Roubos scored the game-tying goal with just nine seconds left to force overtime. The five points ties for the fifth-highest game total in Lawrence history. Roubos also ran his consecutive games point streak to seven to start his career.

 

November 18-24, 2013

Kanae Nishitani, Women's Basketball

Kanae Nishitani recorded her first career double-double in just her second collegiate game. The freshman guard from Kanagawa, Japan, scored 10 points and handed out 10 assists in Lawrence's 78-44 victory at Mount Mary on Nov. 22. Nishitani's 10 assists was just two shy of tying the Lawrence game record. Through two games, Nishitani is averaging 5.5 assists per contest.

Kassidy Rinehart, Women's Basketball

Kassidy Rinehart turned in her first career double-double in Lawrence's 78-44 nonconference victory at Mount Mary on Nov. 22. The junior guard from Hortonville, Wis., hit career highs with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Rinehart also picked up career highs with six assists and six steals in the victory over the Blue Angels. Rinehart had set career highs with 15 points, nine rebounds, four assists and five steals in four different games last season.

 

November 11-17, 2013

Emily Flack, Women's Swimming

Emily Flack won a pair of events to help lead a Lawrence rout of Ripon in a dual meet on Nov. 16. Flack swam to victory in two events and swam on two winning relays in the Vikings' 190-59 win over Ripon at Boldt Natatorium. The sophomore from Edina, Minn., won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:02.56 and took first in the 200 backstroke in 2:18.80. She also swam legs on the winning 200 medley relay team (1:58.17) and the winning 200 freestyle relay team (1:49.00).

Chris Siebert, Men's Basketball

Chris Siebert averaged 22.5 points and matched his career scoring high as Lawrence split a pair of games to open the season. The senior guard from Baraboo, Wis., scored 30 points in Lawrence's season-opening 92-77 win over Wisconsin Lutheran on Nov. 15. He hit 11 of 15 shots from the floor, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, to match his career high for points he set last season at Monmouth. Siebert followed that performance with 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists in Lawrence's 99-73 loss at No. 4 UW-Stevens Point on Nov. 16.


November 4-10, 2013

Luke and Isaac Barthelmess, Football

Luke and Isaac Barthelmess connected on the biggest play of the season for the Vikings. Trailing 20-17 with three seconds left and the ball at the Knox 17-yard line, Luke connected with his brother, Isaac, for a dramatic game-winning touchdown with no time left on the clock. Lawrence drove the ball 69 yards in the final 49 seconds to pull out the 23-20 victory over the Prairie Fire. Luke Bartheless, a senior quarterback, completed 30 of 47 passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns. He also tied Lawrence's career touchdown pass record of 59. Isaac Barthlemess, a freshman running back, touchdown catch was his second catch of the day and it was his fifth touchdown this season.

 

 

October 28-November 3, 2013

Luke Barthelmess, Football

Luke Barthelmess rushed for more than 100 yards and threw for more than 300 in Lawrence's tough 24-21 loss to Grinnell on Nov. 2. Barthelmess was chosen for the USA College Football national Team of the Week and was selected as the Midwest Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. A senior quarterback from Appleton, Wis., ran 17 times for a season-high 131 yards. He also completed 32 of 50 passes for a season-high 337 yards and three touchdowns. It was Barthelmess' fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season and the sixth of Barthelmess' career. He was just one yard shy of tying his career high of 132 rushing yard, which he set in the 2012 season opener against Cornell.

Jamie Brisbois, Cross Country

Jamie Brisbois earned All-Midwest Conference honors for the second time in his career and led Lawrence to a second-place finish at the Midwest Conference Championships in Grinnell, Iowa, on Nov. 2. The senior from Falcon Heights, Minn., raced to a third-place finish and covered the 8,000-meter course in 26:04.14. Led by Brisbois, who also was an all-conference runner in 2011, Lawrence finished with 58 points.

Clare Bruning, Cross Country

Clare Bruning earned All-Midwest Conference honors for the second consecutive season and led Lawrence to a third-place finish at the Midwest Conference Championships in Grinnell, Iowa, on Nov. 2. The sophomore from Mondovi, Wis., ran to sixth place and covered the 6,000-meter course in 23:22.35. Bruning, who earned all-conference honors as a freshman in 2012, led Lawrence to third place, up five spots from 2012, with 75 points.

 

October 21-27, 2013

Hayley Cardinal, Swimming

Hayley Cardinal won two events and swam on a winning relay team as Lawrence opened its season with an impressive 143-54 dual meet victory over Beloit on Oct. 26. The sophomore from Lombard, Ill., won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:10.78 and took first in the 200 individual medley in 2:24.94. Cardinal, who was named the Midwest Conference Swimmer of the Week, also was part of the winning 200 medley relay team, which took first in 1:56.55.

Evan Flack, Swimming

Evan Flack won two events and swam on a winning relay team in Lawrence’s meet against Beloit on Oct. 26. The senior from Edina, Minn., won the 100-yard freestyle in 51.32 seconds and took first in the 200 freestyle in 1:56.04. Flack, who was named the Midwest Conference Swimmer of the Week, also swam on the winning 200 freestyle relay team, which posted a time of 1:33.56. Beloit edged a short-handed Vikings squad 87-77.

 

October 14-20, 2013

Jamie Brisbois, Cross Country

Jamie Brisbois turned in his best performance of the season to pace Lawrence at UW-Oshkosh's Brooks Invitational on Oct. 19. The senior from Falcon Heights, Minn., covered the 8,000-meter course in 26:22.25, and that ranks as the sixth-fastest time in the conference this season. Led by Brisbois, Lawrence tied Carroll for 23rd place at the massive 37-team meet.

Clare Bruning, Cross Country

Clare Bruning posted her best performance of the season to lead Lawrence at UW-Oshkosh's Brooks Invitational on Oct. 19. The sophomore from Mondovi, Wis., raced to a 90th-place finish and covered the 6,000-meter course in 23:27.37, which is the 10th-fastest time in the conference. Bruning, who was the top Midwest Conference finisher among the three league schools participating, led Lawrence to 20th place in the massive 37-team meet.

Sam Wagner, Football

Sam Wagner posted a career-high 14 tackles and a career-best 4.0 tackles for loss in Lawrence's 17-6 loss to conference leading St. Norbert on Oct. 19. A senior safety from Salem, Wis., Wagner had 10 solo tackles and eclipsed his previous career high of 13 tackles, which dated back to 2010. Wagner had never had more than 1.0 TFLs in a game before picking up 4.0 for a total of 13 yards vs. the Green Knights.

 

October 7-13, 2013

Zach Eichhorst, Football

Zach Eichhorst scored his first career touchdown and got his second career interception on the same play in Lawrence's loss at Carroll on Oct. 12. A sophomore cornerback from Brillion, Wis., Eichhorst finished the day with nine tackles. On the interception, Eichhorst stepped in front of a pass at the Carroll 41-yard line and raced down the right sideline. He made one tackler miss and then broke a tackle inside the five-yard line to score Lawrence's first touchdown of the day. It was the first time the Vikings had returned an interception for a touchdown since Brian Janssen did it against Lake Forest in 2009.

Diane McLeod, Volleyball

Diane McLeod led Lawrence to a pair of Midwest Conference victories in the Vikings' only action of the week. A senior setter from Hartland, Wis., McLeod picked up 75 assists as Lawrence won in straight sets at Ripon on Oct. 8 and again in straight sets at home against Illinois College on Oct. 12. In the Vikings' 25-22, 25-13, 25-22 win at Ripon, McLeod had 39 assists, four digs, three blocks and two kills. In a 25-16, 25-14, 25-17 win over the Lady Blues, McLeod picked up 36 assists, seven digs and two blocks. For the week, McLeod averaged 12.5 assists per set and helped the Vikings hit .281 as a team.

 

September 30-October 6, 2013

Dani Glass, Women's Soccer

Dani Glass made a career-high 19 saves and posted the first shutout of her career in Lawrence's 3-0 victory over Carroll on Oct. 6. The junior goalkeeper from Deerfield, Ill., faced a barrage of 33 shots from the Pioneers but nothing got past her. Glass, who had never made more than 12 saves in a match, improved her save percentage to .774 and lowered her goals against average to 2.61 on the season.

Andy Paider, Football

Andy Paider recorded a career-high 7.0 tackles for loss on his way to a season-best 14 tackles in Lawrence's game against Illinois College on Oct. 5. The senior linebacker from Denmark, Wis., picked up 2.0 sacks as part of his 7.0 TFLs against the Blueboys. The 7.0 TFLs is the highest total in the conference this season and gives Paider 12.0 TFLs on the season. Paider now has 30.0 TFLs for his career and is now tied for fifth on Lawrence's career list. Paider, who had 10 solo tackles, was named the Midwest Conference Defensive Player of the Week and received honorable mention on the national team of the week from USA College Football.

 

September 23-29, 2013

Michael Deremo, Men's Soccer

Michael Deremo scored two goals and assisted on another as Lawrence defeated Monmouth 4-1 on Sept. 28. A freshman forward from Evanston, Ill., Deremo scored a pair of goals in the first half to stake the Vikings to a 2-0 edge at the break. Deremo scored off a pass from fellow freshman Jack Blodgett to give the Vikings a 1-0 lead at the 28:06 mark. Deremo got his second goal at 38:32 when he fielded a punt from goalkeeper Joe Krivit, beat several Monmouth defenders and scored. Charlie Mann scored off an assist from Deremo at 56:41 to give Lawrence a 3-0 edge.

Amy Hutchings, Cross Country

Amy Hutchings was Lawrence's top finisher at the Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota on Sept. 28 and led the Vikings to a 14th-place finish in the massive meet. A freshman from Ripon, Wis., Hutchings finished 70th and covered the 6,000-meter course in 24:51.8. Led by Hutchings, Lawrence finished with 428 points, and one of the teams the Vikings defeated was UW-Oshkosh, which was ranked in the Midwest Region.

 

September 16-22, 2013

Keli Muchowski, Women's Soccer

Keli Muchowski recorded her first career hat trick to lead Lawrence to a 3-1 Midwest Conference victory over Knox on Sept. 22. Lawrence took a 1-0 lead when Muchowski, a junior forward, scored off an assist from Anita Babbitt at the 20:18 mark. The score stayed that way until early in the second half when Muchowski scored off a pass from Casey Merkle for a 2-0 Lawrence lead. The Prairie Fire cut the lead to 2-1 in the 60th minute, but Lawrence answered. Muchowski completed the hat trick when she took a pass from Merkle and scored at 65:56 to put the Vikings up 3-1.

Kelson Warner, Men's Soccer

Kelson Warner’s goal in the 96th minute gave Lawrence a 2-1 overtime victory over Concordia University Chicago in a nonconference game on Sept. 17. A senior defender from Fish Creek, Wis., Warner headed a cross from Dan O’Mahoney past Concordia goalkeeper Roberto Aragon with 4:30 left in the overtime to give Lawrence the dramatic victory. The goal was the first of the season for Warner.

 

September 9-15, 2013

Luke Barthelmess, Football

Luke Barthelmess ran for more than 100 yards and threw for nearly 300 in Lawrence's 14-13 loss to Lake Forest on Sept. 14. The senior quarterback from Appleton, Wis., ran 21 times for 124 yards for a 5.9-yard average. Barthelmess has now run for more than 100 yards in both games this season. Barthelmess completed 24 of 36 passes for 284 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. Barthelmess was named the Midwest Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

Hannah Geoffrey, Women's Tennis

Hannah Geoffrey went 3-0 on the week at both No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles as Lawrence defeated three Midwest Conference rivals. In the first match of the week, the junior from Lombard, Ill., posted a 6-0, 6-3 at No. 2 singles and teamed with Ali Heiring for an 8-1 win at No. 1 doubles. Those victories were part of Lawrence's 8-1 win over Ripon on Sept. 11. In a 9-0 win over Monmouth on Sept. 14, Geoffrey posted a 6-1, 6-1 singles win and teamed with Heiring for an 8-1 victory in doubles. Geoffrey wrapped up the week with a 6-2, 6-1 singles win and an 8-1 doubles victory as part of a 7-2 win over Knox on Sept. 14.

Liz Landes, Cross Country

Liz Landes turned in the finest race of her career and led Lawrence to the team title at the Concordia (Wis.) Falcon Invitational on Sept. 14. The sophomore from Westmont, Ill., was the top finisher from the Midwest Conference and took fourth place overall in 23:52. The time was a personal record for Landes, topping her previous best by 2 minutes, 10 seconds. Led by Landes, Lawrence won the team title with 66 points, easily besting second-place Carroll, which finished with 92.

 

September 2-8, 2013

Kathleen Rowland, Volleyball

Kathleen Rowland helped Lawrence to a pair of victories and was named the Midwest Conference Defensive Player of the Week. A senior defensive specialist from Champaign, Ill, Rowland piled up 51 digs in two matches at the MSOE Triangular on Sept. 4. In a 3-1 win over Wisconsin Lutheran, Rowland had a season-high 29 digs and added a season-high five service aces. Rowland then picked up 22 digs and had a pair of service aces in Lawrence’s 3-1 win over MSOE.

Terese Swords, Volleyball

Terese Swords led Lawrence to a pair of wins at the MSOE Triangular on Sept. 4 and was named the Midwest Conference Offensive Player of the Week. A sophomore outside hitter from Evanston, Ill., Swords hit .380 and piled up 30 kills in two matches. In a 3-1 victory against MSOE, Swords had 20 kills and only one attack error in 38 attempts for an impressive .500 hitting percentage. In Lawrence's 3-1 win over Wisconsin Lutheran, Swords had 10 kills and a solid .242 hitting percentage. She also added eight digs and a pair of blocks in the two matches.

 

August 26-September 1, 2013

Jonah Laursen, Cross Country

Jonah Laursen finished second at the Tom Barry Invitational on Aug. 31 and was named the Midwest Conference Performer of the Week. A sophomore from Traverse City, Mich., Laursen covered the four-mile course at Colburn Park in Green Bay, Wis., in 20:52.6. He ran nearly a minute faster than he did at the same meet as a freshman in 2012. Led by Laursen, Lawrence finished fourth in the team standings with 111 points. This marks the first time in his career that Laursen has earned the conference’s weekly honor.

Anna Ratliff, Cross Country

Anna Ratliff posted the second-best finish of her career to lead Lawrence at the Tom Barry Invitational on Aug. 31. A senior from Elmhurst, Ill., Ratliff finished 16th and covered the 5,000-meter course in 20:20.7. Ratliff ran more than a minute faster at this meet than she did in 2012. Ratliff led a pack of the five scoring runners for Lawrence that were separated by just seven places.

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