2012-13 UWEC Athletes of the Week - Week 1 (Aug. 27-Sept. 2)

September 4, 2012
Football - Defense: Nick Slade, Linebacker, 6-2, 223, Senior, St. Cloud, Minn./Tech
Slade recorded five tackles (four solo, one assist) facing eighth-ranked University of St. Thomas (Minn.) on Saturday in the season opener. He started the game at inside linebacker.

September 4, 2012
Football - Offense: Paul Santi, Offensive Line, 6-1, 282, Junior, Kingsford, Mich.
Santi started at center Saturday in the Blugolds' season and home opener against eighth-ranked University of St. Thomas (Minn.). The Blugolds led much of the game but fell at the very end 27-24. Santi was part of an offensive line that allowed running back Joel Sweeney to finish with a game-high 104 rushing yards. Quarterback Austin Neu also passed for 196 yards.

September 4, 2012
Football - Special Teams: Killy Kitzmann, Long Snapper, 6-1, 223, Freshman, Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial
Kitzmann served as the Blugolds' long snapper this weekend as Eau Claire opened the 2012 season against eighth-ranked University of St. Thomas (Minn.).

September 4, 2012
Women's Golf - Kate Engler, Sophomore, Beloit, Wis./F.J. Turner
Engler led the Blugolds at their season-opening Doug Georgianni Memorial Invitational, an event where the Blugolds finished in fourth place out of 20 teams. Engler tied for the best score of the two-day tournament, a 155, but medalist honors went to Washington-St. Louis' Olivia Lugar because of a lower second round score (Engler had 79, Lugar had 78).

September 4, 2012
Soccer - Defense: Megan Hanson, Defender, 5-8, Freshman, Verona, Wis./Verona Area
Hanson began her collegiate career this weekend facing two ranked opponents in New York. Hanson and the rest of the Blugold defense allowed just one goal against 19th-ranked Ithaca College (N.Y.) Friday to start the season and facing second-ranked William Smith College (N.Y.), they played strong in the first half, allowing just one goal but gave up three in the second half. For the weekend, the Blugolds allowed just 13 shots-on-goal.

September 4, 2012
Women's Tennis - Doubles: Katie Gillman, Junior, Red Wing, Minn. & Taylor Heltne, Senior, Inver Grove Heights, Minn./Simley
At the Warhawk Invitational on Saturday, Gillman and Heltne won the No. 1 double draw. They opened the day with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Augustana and followed with a 6-7 (4), 6-1, 10-6 win over UW-Whitewater opponents. In the championship match, the pair went on to defeat UW-La Crosse 7-5, 6-0.

September 4, 2012
Women's Tennis - Singles: Colleen McCullough, Freshman, Maple Grove, Minn./Osseo
McCullough began her collegiate career with a win at No. 6 singles as the Blugolds opened the season at UW-Whitewater on Friday. She defeated Whitewater's Erika Williams 6-1, 6-4, a player who then went on to win the No. 3 single draw at the Warhawk Invitational the following day.

September 4, 2012
Volleyball - Amy Bomgren, Outside Hitter, 6-0, Senior, Woodbury, Minn.
Bomgren helped lead the Blugolds to a 3-1 record this weekend as they opened the season with the UW-Eau Claire Labor Day Classic. She finished with 58 kills in four matches to lead the team and was named to the All-Tournament team at the conclusion of the event. Bomgren also had 40 digs, third most on the team, and seven blocks, fourth most on the team, as she competed in 14 out of 15 sets over the course of the weekend. In the Blugolds' match against Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.) on Friday, Bomgren finished with a match-high 24 kills, just five short of a school record.

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