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.
September 21-27, 2015
Josh Janusiak, Cross Country
Josh Janusiak led Lawrence to the best finish among all Midwest Conference teams at the massive Brissman-Lundeen Invitational on Sept. 25. The freshman from South Milwaukee, Wis., finished 70th and covered the 8,000-meter course at Saukie Golf Course in Rock Island, Ill., in 26:14.4. It was Janusiak's fastest time of the season by a minute and ranks as the third-fastest time in the conference. Led by Janusiak, who was named the Midwest Conference Performer of the Week, Lawrence finished 19th in the 50-team meet, and the Vikings were tops among the eight MWC teams in the meet.
Casey Merkle, Women's Soccer
Casey Merkle either scored or assisted on all but one goal that Lawrence had in sweeping a pair of road matches. A junior from Tower Lakes, Ill., Merkle picked up a pair of assists as Lawrence won 3-1 at Wisconsin Lutheran on Sept. 22. Merkle, who was named the Midwest Conference Offensive Player of the Week, then scored the first goal and assisted on the other as Lawrence won 2-0 at Finlandia on Sept. 26.