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 5-11, 2016
Katie Frankel, Women's Tennis
Katie Frankel posted a perfect week at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles and was named the Midwest Conference Player of the Week. The senior from Deerfield, Ill., went 6-0 with three wins apiece in singles and doubles. In a 5-4 win at Knox on Sept. 9, Frankel won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles and teamed with Lindsay Holsen for an 8-1 win at No. 1 doubles. In a 9-0 win at Monmouth on Sept. 10, Frankel won 6-1, 6-2 in singles and was an 8-1 winner in doubles. Frankel then capped her week with two more wins later the same day. In a 9-0 victory at Illinois College, Frankel posted a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles and an 8-2 victory at No. 1 doubles.
Jake Gostisha, Football
Jake Gostisha made two highlight-reel interceptions and led Lawrence in tackles in the Vikings' 14-5 victory over Finlandia on Sept. 10. Along with the two interceptions, Gostisha finished with a team-high seven tackles, including a tackle for loss, and a pass breakup. Gostisha's first interception came deep in Lawrence territory in the first quarter with the Finlandia quarterback attempting to heave the ball out of bounds. Gostisha covered about 15 yards while the ball was in the air and made an over-the-shoulder diving catch at the Lawrence 11-yard line. Gostisha made another diving interception on a tipped ball with Finlandia deep in Lawrence territory in the second quarter. Led by Gostisha, the Vikings held Finlandia to just 173 yards, marking the second consecutive week Lawrence held the opposition under 200 yards.