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 10-16, 2016
Cyra Bammer, Volleyball
Cyra Bammer collected 61 digs and led the Lawrence defense to three consecutive Midwest Conference wins this week. A junior defensive specialist from Zionsville, Ind., Bammer picked up 18 digs as the Vikings swept Beloit 3-0. She then had 15 digs in a 3-1 win over Lake Forest. Bammer, who was named the MWC Defensive Player of the Week for the second straight week, finished the week with 28 digs in a 3-1 victory over Ripon. For the week, Bammer and the Vikings limited the opposition to a .095 hitting percentage.
Josh Janusiak, Cross Country
Josh Janusiak was the top Midwest Conference finisher at the massive Kollege Town Invitational at Lake Breeze Golf Club in Winneconne, Wis. The sophomore from South Milwaukee, Wis., finished 55th in a field of 550 runners and covered the 8,000 meters in 26:11 to finish 19 seconds ahead of the next-closest league finisher. Janusiak was named the Midwest Conference Performer of the Week for the third time this season. He was won the honor after each of his last three races.
Arianna Neumeyer, Volleyball
Arianna Neumeyer piled up 49 kills for the week as the Vikings swept a trio of Midwest Conference matches. Lawrence, which has won five straight, topped Beloit in straight sets and defeated both Lake Forest and Ripon in four sets. A sophomore outside hitter from Manitowoc, Wis., Neumeyer had a .289 hitting percentage for the three matches in addition to collecting six aces, 40 digs and a pair of blocks. Neumeyer, who was named MWC Offensive Player of the Week, started her week with a match-high nine kills and 11 digs as the Vikings rolled past Beloit. She then picked up 18 kills, two aces and 11 digs in Lawrence's win over Lake Forest. Neumeyer finished the week by matching her career high with 22 kills to go along with four aces and 18 digs in a victory over Ripon.