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.
March 9-22, 2015
Matthew Holliday, Baseball
Matthew Holliday got Lawrence's spring break trip to Florida off to a stellar start by hitting .500 over the first four games. The freshman from Hong Kong went 9-for-18 with two doubles, a homer and 12 runs batted in. Holliday had a huge game in Lawrence's 21-1 victory over Crown on March 20. He went 3-for-5 with a double and his first collegiate homer and drove in eight runs, one shy of tying the Lawrence game record. Holliday went 3-for-4 in the second game of the doubleheader with Crown, a 9-5 Lawrence win, to finish the day 6-for-9 with 10 RBIs.
Amanda Jaskolski, Softball
Amanda Jaskolski got the season off to a hot start on Lawrence's spring break trip to Clermont, Fla. Through the first four games, the senior shortstop from Shawano, Wis., is hitting .545 with a double, a triple, a homer and five runs batted in. With 12 total bases in just 11 at-bats, Jaskolski has a 1.091 slugging percentage. Combined with her .643 on-base percentage, that adds up to a whopping 1.734 OPS. Jaskolski is 6-for-11 on the young season, smacked a solo homer vs. Kalamazoo on March 20 and has helped the Vikings to a 2-2 record.