2011-12 UWEC Athletes of the Week - Week 22 (Jan. 30-Feb. 5)

  • Men's Hockey - Ross Andersen, Forward, 5-10, 172, Freshman, River Falls, Wis.
    February 06, 2012
    Men's Hockey - Ross Andersen, Forward, 5-10, 172, Freshman, River Falls, Wis. Andersen scored the only two goals for the Blugolds as they were defeated by one goal by the UW-River Falls Falcons Thursday night. He got things started by scoring the first goal of the night, a power-play goal at 9:41 in the first period. His second goal came in the first few minutes of the second period. Andersen leads the Blugolds in goals scored this season with 10.
  • Men's Indoor Field - Bart Mestelle, Senior, Sun Prairie, Wis.
    February 06, 2012
    Men's Indoor Field - Bart Mestelle, Senior, Sun Prairie, Wis. As the Blugolds won the UW-Stevens Point Pointer Invitational, Mestelle took second in the heptathlon. He scored 4,758 points as he won three heptathlon events while taking second in three others and fifth in another.
  • Men's Indoor Track - Cody Prince, Freshman, Appleton, Wis./North
    February 06, 2012
    Men's Indoor Track - Cody Prince, Freshman, Appleton, Wis./North Prince was part of two event victories as the Blugolds won the Pointer Invitational at UW-Stevens Point on Saturday. He won the 400-meter dash with a time of 50 seconds as the Blugolds swept the top four spots. Prince was also part of the winning 4x400-meter relay team that won by nearly five seconds with a time of 3:19.92.
  • Men's Tennis - Joe Meier, Sophomore, Hutchinson, Minn.
    February 06, 2012
    Men's Tennis - Joe Meier, Sophomore, Hutchinson, Minn. Meier went 2-0 in the No. 6 singles spot as the Blugolds opened the 2012 season in Iowa. He started the day with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over his Coe opponent while completing the day winning 6-0, 6-0 against Westminster.
  • Women's Basketball - Ellen Plendl, Center, 6-5, Senior, Chippewa Falls, Wis./McDonell
    February 06, 2012
    Women's Basketball - Ellen Plendl, Center, 6-5, Senior, Chippewa Falls, Wis./McDonell Plendl tied her own school record for most blocks in a game Saturday as she finished with 10 against UW-River Falls. In that game, which the Blugolds narrowly lost 60-59, she also finished with nine points and six rebounds. Wednesday, in a 68-49 victory over UW-Oshkosh, Plendl scored 18 points while pulling down nine rebounds. She also had two blocks, a steal and an assist against the Titans.
  • Gymnastics All-Around - Olivia Aschenbrenner, Sophomore, Cedarburg, Wis./Grafton
    February 06, 2012
    Gymnastics All-Around - Olivia Aschenbrenner, Sophomore, Cedarburg, Wis./Grafton In two meets this week, Aschenbrenner led the Blugolds in the all-around competition twice. At UW-Stout on Tuesday, she took third in the all-around with a season-high score of 36.675 while finishing seventh with a score of 35.775 at UW-La Crosse’s 31st Annual Gershon/McLellan Invitational on Friday.
  • Gymnastics Specialist - Michaela McCamey, Sophomore, Dayton, Ohio
    February 06, 2012
    Gymnastics Specialist - Michaela McCamey, Sophomore, Dayton, Ohio In two meets this week, McCamey competed in a total of six events. At Stout on Tuesday, she finished in fifth place on both the uneven bars and on the balance beam. She recorded a season-high score of 9.075 on the bars at Stout.
  • Women's Indoor Field - Julia Baranek, Senior, Port Washington, Wis.
    February 06, 2012
    Women's Indoor Field - Julia Baranek, Senior, Port Washington, Wis. With the Blugolds tying for second place this weekend at the Pointer Invitational, Baranek won the high jump with a school-record height of 5-7.75. The previous school record was 5-7.25, set by Arlene Meinholz in 1996. Baranek’s mark was also the third best in the nation so far this season.
  • Women's Indoor Track - Jordanne Greenup, Senior, Fridley, Minn.
    February 06, 2012
    Women's Indoor Track - Jordanne Greenup, Senior, Fridley, Minn. With the Blugolds tying for second place this weekend at the Pointer Invitational, Greenup was part of the winning 4x400-meter relay team while she also took second in the 200-meter dash. The 4x400-meter relay team finished with a time of 4:01.98, six seconds ahead of the rest of the field, while Greenup was second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.65 seconds.
  • Wrestling - Joe Pitsch, Heavyweight, Senior, Oshkosh, Wis./North
    February 06, 2012
    Wrestling - Joe Pitsch, Heavyweight, Senior, Oshkosh, Wis./North Pitsch finished the week undefeated, posting a 4-0 record. On Saturday at the Blugold Open, he won the heavyweight title, winning three straight matches. He won with a pin in 3:42 to start the day and then followed with an 8-0 major decision victory to advance to the championship match. In the final match, he won 6-5 against Carroll University's Nick Grady to take home the title. On Friday, he posted a win against Oshkosh’s Keith McLeod in a dual meet against the Titans. Pitsch won that match with a pin in 1:32.