2012-13 UWEC Athletes of the Week - Week 10 (Oct. 29-Nov. 4)

November 5, 2012
Football - Defense: Nick Slade, Inside Linebacker, 6-2, 223, Senior, St. Cloud, Minn./Tech
Slade tied for a team-high in tackling as the Blugolds faced UW-Whitewater on Saturday, falling just short 19-10. He tied two other teammates with 11 tackles, six solos and five assists. One of his tackles was for a loss. Slade also intercepted a pass in the first quarter and Eau Claire got on the board on the ensuing drive with a field goal.

November 5, 2012
Football - Offense: Cody Gerver, Wide Receiver, 6-4, 182, Sophomore, Mahtomedi, Minn.
Gerver caught three passes this weekend, one of which was a touchdown, against UW-Whitewater. He caught a 23-yard touchdown late in the second quarter to get the Blugolds to within three points by halftime (13-10). For the game, he finished with 44 receiving yards. The Blugolds stuck right with the Warhawks but came up short in the end 19-10.

November 5, 2012
Football - Special Teams: Tyler Janus, Cornerback, 5-11, 190, Senior, Sussex, Wis./Hamilton
Janus provided great coverage on special teams this weekend against UW-Whitewater, a game the Blugolds lost 19-10. He recorded two tackles covering Blugold punts and finished with a total of 10 tackles on the day.

November 5, 2012
Men's Hockey - Andrew McCabe, Forward, 5-10, 204, Senior, Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial
McCabe helped the Blugolds stay perfect on the season as the team won twice this weekend to push the season record to 4-0. He scored two goals and picked up two assists against MIAC opponents on the road. Facing Hamline University (Minn.) on Friday, McCabe scored the Blugolds’ third goal of the game at 16:05 in the second period and assisted on the team’s fourth goal. Eau Claire went on to win that game 5-4. Saturday in a 3-2 win over Bethel University (Minn.), McCabe got the Blugolds on the board as he scored at 8:59 in the first period and then assisted on what proved to be the game-winner at 19:30 in the second period. McCabe leads the Blugolds this season with seven points (three goals, four assists).

November 5, 2012
Women's Hockey - Paige Turner, Goalie, 5-3, Freshman, Iron River, Wis./Duluth East
In two games this weekend, Turner stopped 59 shots as the Blugolds split with eighth-ranked UW-Superior. Friday night, the Blugolds won their first game of the season, 5-4, and Turner had 31 saves playing the entire game in-goal. Saturday, she stopped 28 shots playing the full game, but the Blugolds fell 6-1.

November 5, 2012
Women's Diving - Amanda Baker, Freshman, Hudson, Wis.
Baker took second on both the one and three-meter boards as the Blugolds competed at NCAA Division II Northern Michigan University on Saturday. She finished with 215.85 points in the one-meter dive and scored a season-best 230.10 in the three-meter.

November 5, 2012
Women's Swimming - Lisa Reed, Sophomore, Duluth, Minn./East
Reed was runner-up in two events and took third in another as the Blugolds competed at NCAA Division II Northern Michigan University on Saturday. She was part of the 400-yard freestyle relay team that took second with a time of 3:55.59 and claimed second in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:34.63. Reed also finished third in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 11:20.19.