2012-13 UWEC Athletes of the Week - Week 26 (March 11-24)

March 25, 2013
Men's Tennis - Michael Roden, Sophomore, Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial
Roden was undefeated last week as the Blugolds competed on Spring Break. Roden played in four singles and four doubles matches, March 18-21. At No. 3 singles, he went 4-0 and lost just eight total games as he won all four in straight sets. Playing at No. 2 doubles, he partnered with David Stingley and the pair also went 4-0. As a team, the Blugolds finished Spring Break with a 4-1 record.

March 25, 2013
Softball - Pitcher: Zana Lorbetske, Righthanded Pitcher, 5-6, Freshman, Rhinelander, Wis./Three Lakes
Making six appearances in 10 games over Spring Break in Clermont, Fla., Lorbetske helped the Blugolds to a 9-1 record. She started one game, against SUNY-Geneseo and pitched 2.1 innings of a game the Blugolds went on to win 8-7. For the week, she gave up just 11 hits, five runs (only three earned) in 15.1 innings and recorded 18 strikeouts. Against Allegheny (Pa.) on March 22, she faced six batters over two innings and struck out all six of them. Facing eighth-ranked Tufts University (Mass.) on March 19, she pitched five innings in relief and recorded six strikeouts while allowing just four hits and one unearned run. Against Ramapo (N.J.) to end the week, Lorbetske struck out two of three batters in the seventh inning and the Blugolds scored one run in the bottom of the inning to win 3-2. She finished the week with a 2-0 record and an ERA of 1.37, which led the team.

March 25, 2013
Softball - Position: Sarah Fern, Firstbase, 5-9, Senior, Brooklyn Center, Minn./Park Center
Playing 10 games over Spring Break in Clermont, Fla., the Blugolds finished with a 9-1 record, falling only to eighth-ranked Tufts University (Mass.). Fern hit safely in eight out of 10 games, recording a total of 16 hits, a team-high, for a batting average of .533. Six of the hits were for extra bases (five doubles and a home run) while she was also walked five times and struck out only twice. Fern also led the Blugolds with 14 RBI. Against a Tufts’ pitcher who was an All-American last season, Fern was 1-for-2 while walking once without a strikeout. In the field for the week, Fern recorded 30 putouts and had two assists with no errors.

March 25, 2013
Women's Tennis - Colleen McCullough, Freshman, Maple Grove, Minn./Osseo
Competing in four No. 6 singles matches on Spring Break, McCullough was undefeated (4-0) while her team also won all four contests. She started the week winning three in a row in straight sets while only losing a total of four games. McCullough ended the week with a close match but came out on top 5-7, 6-3, 10-4, helping her team to a 5-4 victory over Allegheny (Pa.).