2016-17

Week of February 27-March 5, 2017

Josh Janusiak, Track and Field

Josh Janusiak narrowly missed a school record at the Pointer National Qualifier at UW-Stevens Point. Running against an elite field, Janusiak finished eighth in the 3,000 meters in 8:47.97, just shy of Cam Davies’ school record of 8:46.71. It was a personal record for Janusiak, a sophomore from South Milwaukee, Wis., and the fastest time in the Midwest Conference this season.

Kate Kilgus, Track and Field

Kate Kilgus set a personal record and nearly broke the Lawrence record in the mile at the Pointer National Qualifier at UW-Stevens Point. Running against an oustanding field, Kilgus, a senior from Carmel, N.Y., finished 10th in the mile with a time of 5:22.68. She was less than a second from breaking Erin Schrobilgen’s school record of 5:21.84. Kilgus' time is the ninth-fastest in the Midwest Conference this season.


Week of February 20-26, 2017

Hannah Kinzer, Track and Field

Hannah Kinzer earned all-conference honors and posted two top-four finishes at the Midwest Conference Championships at Illinois College. The junior from New Berlin, Wis., grabbed all-conference honors in the 5,000 as she raced to third place in personal-best time of 18:54.54. Kinzer came back on the second day of the championships and ran another personal best to place fourth in the 3,000 meters in 10:54.28.

Noah Shea, Track and Field

Noah Shea captured his first league title and was named Newcomer of the Year at the Midwest Conference Championships at Illinois College. The freshman from Chaseburg, Wis., won the triple jump with a career-long jump of 44 feet, 4 inches. Shea's winning jump, which came on his last attempt in the finals, won the title by more than nine inches. Beloit College’s Dewight Walker was second at 43-7.75. Shea, who also ran on all four of Lawrence's relays, was the only freshman to win an individual title at the conference championships.


Week of February 13-19, 2017

William Nichols, Track and Field

Will Nichols shattered the Lawrence record in the 200 meters at the UW-Oshkosh Titan Challenge. The freshman from Aldie, Va., raced to the finish in 22.81 seconds, cruising past the 13-year-old school record of 23.06. The mark was set by Adrell Bullock back in 2004. Nichols, who owns the fifth-fastest time in the Midwest Conference, was edged in the race by UW-Eau Claire's Aaron Zmolek, who won in 22.39.

Emmi Zheng, Swimming

Emmi Zheng was the top individual finisher for Lawrence as she posted pair of seconds at the Midwest Conference Championships in Grinnell, Iowa. The sophomore from St. Louis Park, Minn., battled Lake Forest's Lauren Dalecky in both breaststroke events. Zheng was second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.49, less than a second behind Dalecky, who took the title in 1:06.53. Zheng, who also took fifth in the 500 freestyle, was second in the 200 breaststroke in 2:28.35, and Dalecky grabbed first in 2:24.15.


Week of February 6-12, 2017

Josh Janusiak, Track and Field

Josh Janusiak grabbed second place in the 5,000 meters in 15:22.20 and raced to the fastest time in the Midwest Conference in the process. A sophomore from South Milwaukee, Wis., Janusiak battled UW-Whitewater’s Noah Stamsta, who edged Janusiak with a time of 15:19.78. Janusiak’s time is the fastest in the conference by more than 21 seconds.

Lane King, Hockey

Lane King posted the second-highest assist total in a game in Lawrence's 6-5 overtime victory over Northland in the series finale. King handed out four assists and scored a goal in the win over the Lumberjacks. King assisted on Lawrence's first two goals and his goal early in the third period gave Lawrence a 4-3 lead. He assisted on the final two goals, including Brad Mueller's overtime game-winner. King also picked up an assist in the series opener.


Week of January 30-February 5, 2017

Kate Kilgus, Track and Field

Kate Kilgus grabbed a second-place finish in the mile to lead Lawrence at the Pointer Invite at UW-Stevens Point. A senior from Carmel, N.Y., Kilgus raced to second in a time of 5:30.73, and UW-Stevens Point’s Emily Scheibecker took first in 5:22.30. The second-place finish is the best of Kilgus' career, and her time ranks seventh in the Midwest Conference.

Ben Peterson, Men's Basketball

Ben Peterson posted the third-highest number of 3-pointers in a game in Lawrence history as he went 7-for-8 from beyond the arc in Lawrence's 101-67 victory over Beloit. Peterson, who fell two shy of the school record of nine 3-pointers in a game, scored 25 points on 8-for-10 shooting and finished with five rebounds and two assists. The junior forward from River Forest, Ill., had 10 points at Cornell earlier in the week and averaged 17.5 points while shooting 57.9 percent from the floor, including 56.3 percent on 3-pointers.


Week of January 23-29, 2017

Josh Janusiak, Track and Field

Josh Janusiak raced to an impressive win in the 5,000 meters at the Pioneer Open at UW-Platteville. A sophomore from South Milwaukee, Wis., Janusiak cruised to the win in 15:34.23, 17 seconds faster than the second-place finisher from UW-Platteville. Janusiak's time is the fastest in the Midwest Conference this season by nine seconds.

Danielle Millin, Women's Swimming

Danielle Millin won one event and placed in the top four in two others to lead Lawrence at the Wisconsin Private College Championships. A senior from Monona, Wis., Millin won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:18.72 and grabbed fourth in the 100 backstroke in 1:04.89. Millin, who also took 10th in the 50 freestyle, was part of the 400 medley relay team that placed second in 4:12.12. The Vikings placed third in the team standings.


Week of January 16-22, 2017

Jeremy Stephani, Men's Basketball

Jeremy Stephani put together two good games as the Vikings split a pair of Midwest Conference games. In a 62-58 victory at Beloit, the junior guard from Arlington Heights, Ill., scored 17 points and grabbed a season-best seven rebounds. Stephani hit 6-of-10 shots from the floor, including 3-of-5 from 3-point range. In a 66-53 loss to Lake Forest, Stephani scored 14 points and grabbed three rebounds.


Week of January 9-15, 2017

Pete Winslow, Men's Basketball

Pete Winslow shot a blistering 76.9 percent from 3-point range to lead Lawrence to a pair of Midwest Conference victories. The senior from Evanston, Ill., went 10-for-13 from beyond the arc, hitting a career-high five 3-pointers in both games, as Lawrence defeated Cornell and Illinois College. In a 60-56 win over Cornell, Winslow went 5-for-6 on 3-pointers and finished 7-for-10 overall on his way to 19 points. In a 63-54 win over Illinois College, Winslow was 5-for-7 on 3-pointers and 6-for-10 overall as he scored 17 points. For the week, he averaged 18 points and five rebounds and was named the Midwest Conference Player of the Week.

Emmi Zheng, Women's Swimming

Emmi Zheng won a pair of events to lead Lawrence in a tight loss to Illinois Tech. Zheng, a sophomore from St. Louis Park, Minn., grabbed first in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:11.41 and teamed with Danielle Millin, Paige Witter and Eryn Blagg to win the 400 medley relay in 4:13.40. Zheng also swam to fourth in the 200 individual medley in 2:23.70.


Week of January 2-8, 2017

Ben Peterson, Men's Basketball

Ben Peterson averaged double figures in points and shot better than 50 percent from the floor as Lawrence swept a pair of Midwest Conference games. Peterson averaged 11.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game while shooting 53.3 percent from the floor, including 53.8 percent on 3-pointers. Peterson scored nine points, including a critical 3-pointer down the stretch, as Lawrence downed Knox 68-61. Peterson then scored 14 points, going 4-for-6 from 3-point range, as Lawrence won 66-62 at Monmouth.

Paige Witter, Women's Swimming

Paige Witter won a pair of events and showed off her versatility as Lawrence tied UW-Oshkosh in a dual meet. A senior from Denver, Colo., Witter was named the Midwest Conference Swimmer of the Week for the second time this season. Against the Titans, Witter won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:02.28 and took the top spot in the 500 freestyle in 5:28.33. Lawrence finished all even with UW-Oshkosh at 115-115.


Week of December 9-15, 2016

Christian Bell, Men's Swimming

Christian Bell took one first and posted two other top-three finishes at the Fun in the Sun Classic in Venice Fla. A senior from Farmington, Minn., Bell tied for first place in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.10 seconds. Bell, who was named the Midwest Conference Swimmer of the Week, also was part of the 200 medley relay team that placed second in 1:46.66 seconds. He also grabbed third in the 50 butterfly in 26.93 seconds. Lawrence was edged at the meet by Urbana 62.33-38.67.

Danielle Millin, Women's Swimming

Danielle Millin won two events and took second in another at the Fun in the Sun Classic in Venice, Fla. A senior from Monona, Wis., Millin won the 50-yard backstroke in 30.58 seconds and swam on the winning 200 medley relay team, which took first in 1:59.09. Millin, who was named the Midwest Conference Swimmer of the Week, also grabbed second in the 50 freestyle in 26.69 seconds. Led by Millin, Lawrence defeated Urbana 71-41.


Week of December 5-11, 2016

Shonell Benjamin, Women's Basketball

Shonell Benjamin recorded her first career double-double in the Vikings' loss to visiting Grinnell. The rookie guard from Brooklyn, N.Y., scored 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, both season highs, vs. the Pioneers. Benjamin hit 4-of-8 shots from the floor and went 7-for-10 from the foul line in addition to picking up two steals, a block and an assist.

Josh Koepplinger, Hockey

Josh Koepplinger scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in Lawrence's 5-3 victory over No. 6 Augsburg in the Vikings' only action of the week. The sophomore forward from Saginaw, Mich., was named the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Offensive Player of the Week. Koepplinger staked Lawrence to an early 1-0 lead with his goal at 11:29 of the first. Augsburg had just tied the game at 3-3 in the third period, when Koepplinger struck back just 30 seconds later, at the 13:30 mark to give Lawrence the lead for good. The victory over a ranked opponent was the first for the Vikings since a 3-2 win over No. 15 St. Scholastica on Jan. 25, 2014.

Mattias Soderqvist, Hockey

Mattias Soderqvist stopped a season-best 42 shots as Lawrence knocked off a ranked opponent for the first time since January 2014. The senior goaltender from Stockholm, Sweden, was chosen as the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Defensive Player of the Week for the sixth time in his career. Soderqvist stopped 18 of 19 shots in the final period as Lawrence rallied from a 2-1 deficit to defeat No. 6 Augsburg 5-3. It was Lawrence's first win over a ranked team since the Vikings defeated No. 15 St. Scholastica on Jan. 25, 2014.

Mitch Willer, Men's Basketball

Mitch Willer posted a career game in Lawrence's 133-125 overtime loss to Grinnell and recorded career highs in points, rebounds and blocks. The senior forward from Sussex, Wis., scored 30 points, topping his previous high of 17. He also grabbed 15 rebounds, and that eclipsed his previous high of 12 set last season at St. Norbert. His four blocks also matched his career high, which he set earlier this season vs. UW-Stevens Point. Willer hit 15-of-17 shots from the floor against Grinnell to improve to 67.7 percent shooting on the season. For the week, Willer averaged 21 points and 11.5 rebounds per game while shooting 70 percent from the floor.


Week of November 28-December 4, 2016

Ben Peterson, Men's Basketball

Ben Peterson was a super sixth man as he came off the bench to shoot nearly 70 percent from the floor as Lawrence swept a pair of Midwest Conference road games. The junior forward from River Forest, Ill., averaged 20.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in the two games. Peterson scored a career-high 29 points, eclipsing his previous best of 14 points earlier this season, and posted his first career double-double with 10 rebounds in a 90-65 win at Knox. Peterson hit 9-of-13 shots from the floor and was 7-of-10 from 3-point range against the Prairie Fire. He picked up 11 points and five rebounds in a 78-70 win at Illinois College the night before. For the week, Peterson shot 66.7 percent from the floor (12-18) and connected at a 71.4 percent (10-14) clip from behind the arc.

Paige Witter, Women's Swimming

Paige Witter placed in the top three in seven events at the Pioneer Classic at Grinnell. The senior from Denver, Colo., had two individual runner-up finishes and a third in other event. She took second in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:18.58 and was second in the 500 freestyle in 5:22.11. Witter also grabbed third in the 100 butterfly in 1:02.34. Witter also swam on four relay teams, including the second-place 800 freestyle relay, which finished in 8:18.95. She also was part of the 200 medley (1:56.31), 400 medley (4:14.64) and 400 freestyle (3:52.20) relays, which all finished third. Led by Witter, Lawrence finished third in the team standings.


Week of November 14-20, 2016

Women's Basketball

Lawrence won a pair of games in its opening week of the season to post its first 2-0 start to a season since 2005-06. The Vikings opened the season with a 61-51 victory on the road at Maranatha Baptist. Nicole Cummins scored 15 points to pace Lawrence, and Aubrey Scott added 11 points for the Vikings. Grace Minogue hit a 3-pointer to start a 10-0 Lawrence run in the third quarter that turned a 33-26 deficit into a 36-33 lead, and the Vikings finished the game on an 8-0 to seal the victory. Lawrence then won its home opener 51-48 over Marian two days later and did it in thrilling fashion. Lauren Deveikis buried a 3-pointer with 4.2 seconds left to break a 48-48 tie and lift the Vikings to the win. Olivia Hoesley led Lawrence and all scorers with a career-high 19 points for the Vikings. Leah Reeves added nine points and a team-high eight rebounds for the Vikings, and Minogue chipped in with seven points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals.


Week of November 7-13, 2016

Josh Janusiak, Cross Country

Josh Janusiak raced to all-region honors at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional at Lake Breeze Golf Club in Winneconne, Wis., and posted one of the fastest times in school history. The sophomore from South Milwaukee, Wis., placed 26th at the regional championships and covered the 8,000 meters in 25:26, which is the fourth-fastest time in school history. Led by Janusiak, who narrowly missed a berth in the NCAA Division III Championships, Lawrence placed 20th in the team standings.

Joe Kortenhof, Cross Country

Joe Kortenhof turned in one of the top performances by a freshman runner at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional at Lake Breeze Golf Club in Winneconne, Wis. The rookie from Portland, Ore., placed 49th and covered the 8,000 meters in 25:55. Kortenhof, who was less than 20 seconds from earning a spot on the all-region team, placed third among all freshmen in the 226-man field. Spurred by Kortenhof's effort, Lawrence finished 20th in the team standings.

 

Week of October 31-November 6, 2016

Evan Cline, Hockey

Evan Cline led Lawence to a victory in his collegiate debut and helped the Vikings reclaim the Battle of Highway 41 trophy in the process. The freshman goaltender from Freeland, Mich., stopped 38 shots in Lawrence's 2-1 victory over Marian at the Appleton Family Ice Center. Lawrence's win forced a shootout to determine who would get possession of the traveling trophy, and Cline stopped seven of eight shots in the shootout, which Lawrence won 2-1.

Danielle Millin, Swimming

Danielle Millin won two events and swam on a winning relay team to lead Lawrence to a 157-31 victory over Beloit at Boldt Natatorium. The senior from Monona, Wis., won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:04.80 and took the top spot in the 50 freestyle in 26.57 seconds. Millin teamed with Paige Witter, Emmi Zheng and Lizzy Garcia Creighton to win the 200 medley relay in 1:56.63.

 

Week of October 24-30, 2016

Ryan Berkley, Women's Soccer

Ryan Berkley scored both of Lawrence's goals in a 2-2 overtime tie at Beloit in the Vikings' only action of the week. The junior forward from Evanston, Ill., scored just three-plus minutes into the second half when she came up with a turnover, beat two Beloit defenders and deposited the ball into the upper corner of the goal. She scored again seven minutes later when she stole the ball from a Beloit defender and beat the goalkeeper one-on-one to give Lawrence a 2-0 lead.

Josh Janusiak, Cross Country

Josh Janusiak put on a dominating performance on his way to winning the individual title at the Midwest Conference Championships. The sophomore from South Milwaukee, Wis., covered the 8,000-meter course at the Beloit Club in 25:42 to win by a whopping 27 seconds over second-place finisher John Lennon of Grinnell College. Janusiak’s time was the eighth-fastest in Lawrence history, one tick faster than Peter Levi. Janusiak is Lawrence’s first individual champion in cross country since Sam Stevens won the title in 2011 and is the ninth runner in Lawrence history to win the crown. Led by Janusiak and rookie Joe Kortenhof, the Vikings finished fourth in the team standings with 95 points.

Dan Rothbauer, Football

Dan Rothbauer posted career highs in tackles and tackles for loss as Lawrence defeated Grinnell 53-7. The junior linebacker from Appleton, Wis., collected 19 tackles, eclipsing his previous best of 11 tackles vs. Macalester in 2015. The 19 tackles ties for the second-highest game total in the Midwest Conference this season. Rothbauer also had 3.0 TFLs, topping the 2.5 he had in the 2016 season opener at Presentation.


Week of October 17-23, 2016

Philip Santiago, Football

Philip Santiago led Lawrence on a pair of 90-plus yard scoring drives to rally the Vikings from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit at Lake Forest. The freshman quarterback from Boynton Beach, Fla., completed 12-of-24 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown. Santiago also ran 14 times for 54 yards. The Vikings trailed 27-17 when Santiago led the Vikings on a 90-yard drive that ended in a field goal. The Vikings then put together a 92-yard drive that ended when Santiago hit Cole Erickson with a nine-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 27-27.

Paige Witter, Swimming

Paige Witter was among the top finishers from the Midwest Conference at the massive All-Wisconsin Showcase at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, Wis., and was named Midwest Conference Swimmer of the Week. Competing against several NCAA Division I teams and teams from the powerful Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Witter grabbed 10th place in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:21.99. The senior from Denver, Colo., also placed 19th in the 100 butterfly in 1:03.79. Witter then teamed with Danielle Millin, Emmi Zheng and Bridget Duero to grab eighth in the 200 medley relay in 1:57.72. This marked the second time Witter earned MWC Swimmer of the Week honors.


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.


Week of October 3-9, 2016

Cyra Bammer, Volleyball

Cyra Bammer led Lawrence to a pair of wins and was named the Midwest Conference Defensive Player of the Week. The junior from Zionsville, Ind., also passed 1,000 career digs in the process. Bammer posted a career high in digs to lead the Lawrence defense as the Vikings posted straight-sets victories over Monmouth and Knox. Bammer, who has 1,060 digs for her career, collected 64 digs in the two matches and averaged 12.8 digs per set. Bammer picked up a career-best 35 digs in Lawrence's 3-0 win over Knox, eclipsing her previous high of 32 vs. UW-Superior back in 2014. Bammer collected 29 digs in Lawrence's 3-0 win over Monmouth. She also added four service aces in the two matches. Led by Bammer, Lawrence held Knox and Monmouth to a .090 hitting percentage.

Josh Janusiak, Cross Country

Josh Janusiak won his first individual collegiate title and was named the Midwest Conference Performer of the Week for the second time this season. The sophomore from South Milwaukee, Wis. took first place at Lawrence’s Gene Davis Invitational and covered the 8,000 meters at Reid Golf Course in 25:48 to win by nine seconds. Janusiak also set the fastest time in the Midwest Conference this season, bettering the mark he had set Sept. 24 by six seconds. Led by Janusiak, Lawrence finished fourth in the team standings, and the Vikings were the top finishers among the three Midwest Conference schools taking part.


Week of September 26-October 2, 2016

Offensive Line, Football

The Lawrence offensive line led the push as the Vikings rushed for 348 yards in a 36-22 Midwest Conference win over Beloit. The Vikings ran 49 times and averaged 7.1 yards per carry as a pair of Lawrence players topped 100 yards rushing. The offensive line of Jackson Straughn, Jason Regulski, Juan Marin, Gabiel Baker and Andrew Owens helped the Vikings pile up the most rushing yards since Lawrence had 370 vs. Grinnell back in 2006. Quarterback Ryan Butterfield ran 13 times for 132 yards for a whopping 10.2-yard average, and he had an 82-yard touchdown run, the second-longest in school history. Running back Wasonu Allen carries 17 times for 107 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the first 100-yard game of his career.

Week of September 19-25, 2016

Josh Janusiak, Cross Country

Josh Janusiak turned in the fastest time in the Midwest Conference this season over 8,000 meters and was the top league finisher at the massive Brissman-Lundeen Invitational in Rock Island, Ill. A sophomore from South Milwaukee, Wis., Janusiak raced to a 15th-place finish in 25:55.6 in oppressive heat and humidity at Saukie Golf Course. Led by Janusiak, who was named the Midwest Conference Performer of the Week, Lawrence finished 18th in the team standings.

Terrell Myers Jr., Football

Terrell Myers turned in an electric kickoff return for a touchdown in Lawrence's loss to Illinois College and was named the Midwest Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. The 100-yard return ties the record for the longest kickoff return in a Midwest Conference game and ranks as the second-longest in Lawrence history, eclipsed only by a 102-yard return by College Football Hall of Famer Scott Reppert back in 1982. Myers, who was returning a kickoff for just the third time, didn't start the return. The ball was caught at the goal line by Dan Rothbauer, and the ball was handed to Myers just a few yards up the field. Myers, a freshman from Marietta, Ga., cut left past one defender and then back right, stepped out of a tackle and went untouched the rest of the way.

Sydney Nelson, Volleyball

Sydney Nelson set a pair of career highs in leading Lawrence to a split of a pair of nonconference matches. The junior setter from Crystal Lake, Ill., posted a career-best 11 kills and picked up a career-high 27 assists for a four-set match in Lawrence's 3-1 victory over MSOE. For the week, Nelson finished with 16 kills, an average of 2.0 per set, and a .234 hitting percentage. She also had 43 assists, an average of 5.4 per set, which is a nice total considering she splits time with another setter. Nelson also picked up four aces and 20 digs in the two matches.


Week of September 12-18, 2016

Mike Deremo, Men's Soccer

Mike Deremo picked up two goals and two assists as Lawrence split a pair of matches. The senior forward from Evanston, Ill., scored a pair of goals and added an assist in Lawrence's 6-0 rout of Edgewood. He scored in the 50th minute for a 2-0 lead, assisted on Keanan Wilson's goal and added a second goal in the final minute. Deremo also assisted on Lawrence's only goal in a 2-1 loss to UW-Platteville in which the difference was an own goal.

El Goblirsch, Women's Tennis

El Goblirsch was perfect on the week for Lawrence while playing No. 5 and No. 6 singles. In an 8-1 win at Marian, Goblirsch posted a 6-0, 6-3 victory at No. 6 singles. The sophomore from Minneapolis, Minn., then won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 6 in a 5-4 loss to Lake Forest and followed that with a 6-0, 6-0 victory in a 9-0 win against Beloit. With the victories, Goblirsch improved to 5-3 on the season.


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.


Week of August 29-September 4, 2016

Josh Janusiak, Cross Country

Josh Janusiak raced to a third-place finish to lead Lawrence to a great finish at the Tom Barry Invitational on Sept. 3 at Colburn Park in Green Bay, Wis. The sophomore from South Milwaukee, Wis., covered the four-mile course in 20:54.7, which was just nine second behind the winner. Led by Janusiak, the Vikings finished fourth in the team standings as three Lawrence runners finished in the top 20.

Rachel Barthel, Volleyball

Rachel Barthel helped Lawrence pick up one victory and was named to the all-tournament team at the Captains Classic at Christopher Newport in Newport News, Va. The freshman outside hitter from Salem, Wis., picked up 23 kills over the four matches and posted a .120 hitting percentage. Barthel also had 31 digs, including 10 in Lawrence's win over UW-Platteville, and had three service aces.

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