2011-12 UWEC Athletes of the Week - Week 4

September 26, 2011
Football - Defense: Pat Hendricks, Defensive Line, 6-0, 299, Junior, Clintonville, Wis.
As the Blugolds defeated UW-River Falls 38-17 this weekend in a non-conference game, Hendricks made one sack and recorded another tackle-for-loss. His first tackle-for-loss came on the Falcons’ second drive of the game while his second, which was a sack for a six yard loss, came near the end of the second quarter.

September 26, 2011
Football - Offense: Matt Withrow, Offensive Line, 6-4, 281, Senior, Platteville, Wis.
Starting at left tackle, Withrow played a key row in the Blugolds’ success Saturday as they beat UW-River Falls 38-17 in a non-conference game. All five of the Blugolds’ touchdowns came on the ground and Withrow helped clear the way for the Blugolds to rack up 177 yards of rushing. He also helped keep the backfield clear, allowing quarterback Austin Neu to throw for 194 yards.

September 26, 2011
Football - Special Teams: Mitch Olson, Safety, 6-1, 193, Sophomore, New Auburn, Wis./Chi-Hi
Olson recovered a fumble on a kickoff and also recorded one tackle on special teams as the Blugolds beat UW-River Falls 38-17 in a non-conference matchup Saturday. In the first quarter after the Blugolds scored their second touchdown, Olson got down the field quickly on the following kickoff and was able to pick up a loose ball. The drive ended the with a field goal to give the Blugolds a 17-0 lead.

September 26, 2011
Men's Cross Country - Aaron Easker, Junior, Wittenberg, Wis./Birnamwood
Easker led the Blugolds to a fifth place finish out of 32 teams at the University of Minnesota’s Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday. He placed 11th overall with an 8K time of 26:05.2.

September 26, 2011
Women's Cross Country - Steph Sjostrom, Junior, Champlin, Minn./Park
Sjostrom helped lead the Blugolds to a first place finish out of 32 teams at the University of Minnesota’s Roy Griak Invitational. She was the Blugolds’ second runner, placing 11th overall in a field of 375 competitors with a 6K time of 23:06.3. Her Griak performance this year was one minute and 46 seconds faster than her time last year when she competed at Griak for Winona State University.

September 26, 2011
Women's Golf - Catherine Wagner, Junior, Austin, Minn.
Wagner took home medalist honors, helping guide the Blugolds to a second place finish at the NCAA Division II Southwest Minnesota State University Mustang Invitational this weekend. She finished with 144 strokes for the tournament, an even score, and had 70 strokes on day two, the lowest single-day total of the weekend.

September 26, 2011
Soccer - Defense: Emily Moore, Defender, 5-10, Junior, Brookfield, Wis./Central
Playing in three games this week, Moore and the Blugold defense allowed just four goals as the team went 1-1-1. Wednesday against St. Olaf College (Minn.) the Blugolds allowed just three shots as the teams tied, ending a six-game Ole winning-streak. Saturday against UW-Oshkosh, the Blugolds gave up 12 shots while finishing with 20 of their own and held Luther College (Iowa) to one goal in 11 shots on Sunday.

September 26, 2011
Soccer - Offense: Rachel Nerison, Forward, 5-5, Senior, Maple Grove, Minn.
Nerison played in two games this week and scored two goals while picking up one assist. Against Luther College (Iowa) on Sunday, Nerison put the Blugolds on the board less than three minutes into the game. She then assisted on the eventual game-winner less than a minute later, helping the Blugolds to a 2-1 win. Saturday she scored the Blugolds loan goal 40 seconds into the second half but the Blugolds dropped the match 3-1 at UW-Oshkosh. For the week, she finished with three shots.

September 26, 2011
Women's Tennis - Doubles: Maddie Johnson, Freshman, Lakeville, Minn./South & Gretchen Bachmeier, Junior, Eau Claire, Wis./North
Winning five straight matches, Bachmeier and Johnson won the 2011 Gustavus Adolphus College Fall Invitational Doubles competition this weekend. After playing four close matches – two were won by results of 9-8 and 9-7 – the pair defeated a UW-La Crosse team 8-2 for the championship.

September 26, 2011
Women's Tennis - Singles: Maddie Johnson, Freshman, Lakeville, Minn./South
Johnson won the No. 3 flight at the 2011 Gustavus Adolphus College Fall Invitational this weekend, winning four straight matches. After beating three opponents fairly quickly – she gave up just four games in the first two matches – Johnson battled a Luther College (Iowa) opponent for the championship. Johnson dropped the first set 7-5, but rallied to take the remaining sets 7-5, 10-6.

September 26, 2011
Volleyball - Liz Amici, Middle Hitter, 6-1, Senior, Whitewater, Wis.
With the Blugolds going 2-1 this week in conference matches, Amici played in 11 sets. She led the Blugolds with 28 kills and a hitting percentage of .312. She also led the team with 13 blocks (four solo and nine assists) and came away with six digs. She finished with no fewer than eight kills in each match and reached double-figures once. Against UW-Whitewater on Saturday, she had eight kills in 11 attempts for a hitting percentage of .636.

Eligibility Information for Incoming Student-Athletes
S M T W T F S
8/29/14 3:30 PM
Women's Tennis
UW-Eau Claire
at UW-Whitewater
8/29/14 3:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
UW-Eau Claire
vs. Univ. of Northwestern-St. Paul
@ St. Joseph, MN
Saint Benedict Labor Day Tournament
8/29/14 5:00 PM
Women's Soccer
UW-Eau Claire
at Hamline University (Minn.)
8/29/14 7:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
UW-Eau Claire
at Saint Benedict (Minn.)
Saint Benedict Labor Day Tournament
8/30/14 1:00 PM
Women's Golf
Georgianni Memorial Invite
Eau Claire - Wild Ridge Golf Course
8/30/14 9:00 AM
Women's Tennis
at UW-Whitewater Tournament
8/30/14 1:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
UW-Eau Claire
vs. Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.)
@ St. Benedict
Saint Benedict Labor Day Tournament
8/30/14 3:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
UW-Eau Claire
vs. Augsburg (Minn.)
@ St. Joseph, MN
Saint Benedict Labor Day Tournament
8/31/14 8:30 AM
Women's Golf
Georgianni Memorial Invite
Eau Claire - Mill Run Golf Course
9/3/14 4:00 PM
Women's Soccer
UW-Eau Claire
at Bethel Univ. (Minn.)
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