2011-12 UWEC Athletes of the Week - Week 3

September 18, 2011
Emily Swift, Senior, Onalaska, Wis.
Swift helped lead the Blugolds to a second place finish this weekend at the Division III Midwest Classic at The Jewel Golf Club. She recorded 155 strokes to tie for second place overall with teammate Sara Mattes. During the second round of competition, she had 76 strokes, the third best total of the day.

September 18, 2011
Offense: Paige LeGate, Forward, 5-5, Sophomore, Green Bay, Wis./Bay Port
LeGate recorded two goals and an assist this week as the Blugolds played two conference opponents. Facing Superior on Wednesday, LeGate scored two goals, one in each half, while also picking up an assist in the first half. She finished with four shots as the Blugolds beat the Yellowjackets 5-0.

September 18, 2011
Defense: Brittany Burant, Defender, 5-11, Senior, Stevens Point, Wis./SPASH
Burant scored two goals and helped the Blugolds finish with more shots than their opponents in two games against conference opponents this week. On Wednesday, Burant scored the game-winning goal on a long-range shot which can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8UnU5FHNEo#t=0m16s. She also scored another goal in the second half as the Blugolds beat the Yellowjackets 5-0. As a team, the Blugolds outshot Superior 26-2.

September 18, 2011
Singles: Maddie Johnson, Freshman, Lakeville, Minn./South
In two matches this week, Johnson won both times while losing only two games. Against UW-Stout on Thursday, she won 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 4 spot and picked up a 6-2, 6-0 victory Saturday facing Macalester College (Minn.). For the season, she is 4-1, playing primarily at No. 4.

September 18, 2011
Doubles: Maddie Johnson, Freshman, Lakeville, Minn./South & Gretchen Bachmeier, Junior, Eau Claire, Wis./North
Johnson and Bachmeier picked up two wins this week, defeating their UW-Stout opponents 8-1 on Thursday and their Macalester (Minn.) opponents 8-3 on Saturday in the No. 2 spot. The duo is now 5-1 on the season at No. 2 doubles.

September 18, 2011
Jamie Krula, Senior, Chippewa Falls, Wis./Chi-Hi
Krula helped guide the Blugolds to a fifth place finish at the 2011 Saint John’s Fall Invitational this weekend. After finishing with 154 strokes, he tied for 10th place overall. Krula moved up significantly over day one as he was tied for 40th after the first round.

September 18, 2011
Liz Amici, Middle Hitter, 6-1, Senior, Whitewater, Wis.
Amici led the Blugolds this weekend with 41 kills on her way to being named to the All-Tournament team at the UW-Oshkosh Invitational. Playing 15 sets, she finished with a .283 hitting percentage and led the team with 18 blocks. As a team, the Blugolds split over the weekend, winning the first two matches and falling in the next two.