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NACC Student-Athletes of the Week Announced for Oct. 1-7

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (naccsports.org) --- The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) has announced its Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of October 1-7, 2018. A total of 12 student-athletes were honored across the NACC's eight active fall sports.

The NACC Student-Athlete of the Week awards are selected by the league's sports information directors.
 
This week's winners are listed below with their respective achievements during last week's competition. 

NACC Football Offensive Player of the Week

Le'Anthony Reasnover, Eureka College

Reasnover, a senior running back from Momence, Illinois, scored six touchdowns -- including a single-game NACC record five rushing touchdowns (1, 1, 6, 35, 41) -- as part of a huge day in the Red Devils' 54-35 league win over Wisconsin Lutheran. He rushed 29 times for 207 yards. He also made two receptions for 76 yards, including a 56-yard catch-and-run to the end zone as time expired in the first half. This is Reasnover's second NACC Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season.

Other nominees -- Gavin Zimbelman, Aurora; Eric Hoff, Concordia Chicago; Aaron Nixon, Concordia Wisconsin; Brandon Hausladen, Rockford; Patrick Mathieson, Wisconsin Lutheran


NACC Football Defensive Player of the Week

Scottie Bobeck, Benedictine University

Bobeck, a junior linebacker from Kenosha, Wisconsin, accounted for three of Benedictine's six turnovers as the Eagles topped Rockford, 27-20. He led Benedictine defensively with 10 tackles, two tackles for loss, two interceptions, one pass break-up and a fumble recovery. The fumble recovery set up the Eagles' first touchdown of the game, while the second interception was one of two for Benedictine in the fourth quarter to help seal the victory.

Other nominees -- Thaddous Daniel Jr., Concordia Chicago; Dwayne Rackard III, Concordia Wisconsin; Austin McCarty, Eureka; Sam Bartlett, Lakeland; Octavio Galvez, Rockford


NACC Football Special Teams Player of the Week

Tanner Kuhne, Eureka College

Kuhne, a junior punter/placekicker from Princeton, Illinois, made six extra points and averaged 41.4 yards on five punts in Eureka's 54-35 NACC victory over Wisconsin Lutheran. He also drilled a career-long 67-yard punt in the fourth quarter and dropped two kicks inside the Warriors' 20-yard line.

Other nominees -- Grant Klaver, Benedictine; Jacob Mason, Concordia Wisconsin


NACC Volleyball Athlete of the Week

Shelby Welsh, Lakeland University

Welsh, a senior outside hitter from Ogallala, Nebraska, tied a career-high with 16 kills in a sweep of Illinois Tech and added 10 kills against Marian, averaging 4.33 kills per set over two sweeps. She also posted double-figures in digs in both matches for a pair of double-doubles.

Other nominees -- Katie Vondra, Aurora; Alyssa O'Boyle, Benedictine; Nicoletta Crowley, Concordia Chicago; Megan Mayer, Concordia Wisconsin; Stephanie Cole, Dominican; Erika Van Engen, Edgewood; Taylor Burton, Illinois Tech; Amber Yahr, Marian; Quinn Borchert, MSOE; Grace Tomhave, Wisconsin Lutheran


NACC Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week

Joey Schauer, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Schauer, a sophomore midfielder from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, scored a hat trick, including the game-winner in a 5-1 win over Marian Oct. 3, then tallied the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Wisconsin Lutheran Oct. 6. Schauer currently leads the NACC with 12 goals and is tied for the lead in scoring with 29 points. This is Schauer's second NACC weekly honor this season.

Other nominees -- Erik Stammer, Benedictine; Cristian Tyrpak, Concordia Wisconsin; Garrett Lee, Edgewood; Peter Fouchet, Illinois Tech; Juan Herrera, Marian; Carlos Montes, Rockford


NACC Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week

Nate Yeager, Concordia University Wisconsin

Yeager, a junior goalkeeper from Rio Rancho, New Mexico, opened the week with a shutout performance against Wisconsin Lutheran Oct. 3 before holding Dominican to a single goal in a 2-1 Concordia Wisconsin victory Oct. 6. The junior had four saves in each game as the Falcons improved to 6-5-1 overall and 3-2-1 in the NACC. He made four saves in each contest.

Other nominees -- Carson Hughes, Edgewood; Ian Chacon, Marian; Ron Marchionna, MSOE


NACC Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week

Tania Paez, Dominican University

Paez, a senior midfielder from Berwyn, Illinois, led the Stars to a pair of NACC shutout victories this past week, running the side's streak to 11 consecutive victories overall. She scored a late insurance goal in Dominican's 2-0 win at Benedictine Oct. 3, then scored the match's first two goals in a 3-0 win over Concordia Wisconsin Oct. 6. Paez now has eight goals and three assists this season.

Other nominees -- Alexis Abelove, Aurora; Abbie Graham, Benedictine; Esmeralda Torres, Concordia Chicago; Alexandra Tomich, Concordia Wisconsin; Mari Hubanks, Edgewood; Jamie Griggs, Illinois Tech; Olivia Meerdink, Marian; Veronica Mangio, MSOE


NACC Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week

Madeline Kroll, Concordia University Chicago

Kroll, a senior goalkeeper from Geneva, Illinois, posted a pair of clean sheets to keep the Cougars in contention for a NACC postseason berth. She posted four saves in a 2-0 win over regionally-ranked Illinois Tech Oct. 3, then added three more saves in a 2-0 victory over Edgewood Oct. 6.

Other nominees -- Taylor Joiner, Aurora; Abbey Brown, Dominican; Olivia Kindt, Concordia Wisconsin; Grace Wildeboer, Edgewood; Amy Birner, Marian; Allison Lessila, MSOE


NACC Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week

Wesley Schiek, Concordia University Wisconsin

Schiek, a freshman from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, placed third out of 188 runners at the Benedictine Eagle Invitational Oct. 5. He completed the 8-kilometer course in 25:59.0 - a pace of 5:13 per mile. The Falcons took fifth in the team event. 

Other nominees -- Joe Chavez, Benedictine; Jacob Leiden, Marian


NACC Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week

Emma Roberts, Benedictine University

Roberts, a junior from Sandwich, Illinois, collected her fourth runner-up individual finish of the season at the Benedictine Eagle Invitational Oct. 5. Covering the 6-kilometer course in 22:25.8, she was the highest-placing Division III runner at the event. Roberts finished behind a competitor from a Division I club program but bested the remainder of the 157-runner field while leading the Eagles to a seventh-place team finish.

Other nominees -- Mackenzie Dorth, Concordia Wisconsin; Alyssa Zuhlke, Marian


NACC Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week

Amanda Wietrzny, Wisconsin Lutheran College

Wietrzny, a freshman from Pewaukee, Wisconsin, posted a combined 4-0 record as WLC picked up two NACC wins Oct. 6, defeating Dominican and Concordia Chicago by 9-0 scores. She earned two wins at the No. 1 singles position, losing just one game on the day, and also collected two 8-0 wins at the No. 1 doubles position with Hannah Gerbing.

Other nominees -- Michelle Alexander, Alverno; Ashley Solberg, Concordia Wisconsin; Kai Heineman, Edgewood; Kylie Hance, Illinois Tech; Kristin Houle, Marian; Kate Clements, MSOE


NACC Men's Golf Athlete of the Week

Bryce Lindsley, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Lindsley, a sophomore from Green Bay, Wisconsin, tied for ninth place at the MSOE Invitational at Grand Geneva Resort with a 4-over-par 147. He fired a 2-over 73 on the par-71 Highlands course Sept. 30, when followed it up with a 2-over 74 on the par-72 Brute course Oct. 1. The Raiders finished seventh  as team in their final tune-up prior to the NACC Championships.

Other nominees -- Jensen Peck, Edgewood; Jake Sherwood, Marian