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.
April 27-May 3, 2015
The Lawrence softball team finished second in the Midwest Conference Tournament on May 1-2. The Vikings downed Cornell 7-6 to open the tournament before falling to Lake Forest. Lawrence then defeated Carroll 4-1 to face Lake Forest in the championship game. The Foresters then defeated Lawrence 5-0 to claim the title. Lawrence won its first North Division title since 2005 and finished with a record of 28-12. The 28 wins is the second-highest win total in Lawrence history.
Nathan Ley, Golf
Nathan Ley finished in a tie for 10th place at the Midwest Conference Championships to earn a spot on the All-Midwest Conference team. The sophomore from Grayslake, Ill., carded rounds of 78, 78 and 83 on the par-72 layout at Aldeen Golf Club in Rockford, Ill. Ley finished with a 54-hole total of 239 to help Lawrence to fifth place in the team standings. The pair of 78s carded by Ley were the low rounds of his collegiate career by two shots.
Nigel Schuster, Golf
Nigel Schuster carded the lowest round of his collegiate career on his way to third place at the Midwest Conference Championships at Aldeen Golf Club in Rockford, Ill. The sophomore from Duesseldorf, Germany, earned a spot on the All-Midwest Conference team with his third-place finish and fired rounds of 81, 75 and 78 for a 54-hole total of 234. The 75 was the lowest round of his career, eclipsing a 77 he shot during the 2013-14 season. Led by Schuster, the Vikings finished fifth in the team standings.