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NACC Student-Athletes of the Week Announced for Oct. 29-Nov. 4

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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 29-November 4, 2018. A total of eight student-athletes were honored across the NACC's four fall sports in action last week.

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

Tyran Bailey, Aurora University

Bailey, a sophomore running back from Oswego, Illinois, set an Aurora single-game with 295 rushing yards in the Spartans' 41-24 victory at Benedictine. The total came on just 29 carries, leaving Bailey with an average of 10.2 yards per rush. He also scored three times. Aurora's previous single-game mark was 276 yards set by Geary Pryor against Benedictine on Oct. 5, 2002.

Other nominees -- Brandon Moore, Benedictine; Le'Anthony Reasnover, Eureka; Larry Rivers, Lakeland; Eric Mackey, Rockford


NACC Football Defensive Player of the Week

Dylan Peterson, Rockford University

Peterson, a junior defensive back from Reynolds, Illinois, was a presence all over the field in Saturday's 24-0 win over Concordia Wisconsin, intercepting a pair of passes, recording one sack, forcing a fumble and making four tackles. His second interception came at a crucial point in the game with less than a minute remaining in the first half and the Regents holding a 10-0 lead. Peterson made a diving interception at the Rockford 3-yard line to end CUW's lone trip into the red zone. The shutout win was Rockford's first since the 2008 season.

Other nominees -- Scottie Bobeck, Benedictine; Jon Jackson, Eureka; Washington Vivanco, Lakeland; Joe Styczynski, Wisconsin Lutheran.


NACC Football Special Teams Player of the Week

Sasha Bornschlegl, Wisconsin Lutheran College

Bornschlegl, a senior punter/placekicker from Rochester, Minnesota, connected on three field goals, including what proved to be proved to be the game-winning 44-yarder with 3:31 to play in WLC's 30-27 win over Concordia Chicago. His other field goals came from 24 and 36 yards out. Bornschlegl also punted three times for an average of 48 yards with a long of 62, dropping two kicks inside the Cougars' 20-yard line. This is Bornschlegl's second NACC Student-Athlete of the Week award this season.

Other nominees -- Tanner Kuhne, Eureka; Paul Saucedo, Lakeland; Cody Kupsik, Rockford


NACC Volleyball Athlete of the Week

Katie Vondra, Aurora University

Vondra, a senior outside hitter from Downers Grove, Illinois, led Aurora to the 2018 NACC Tournament title with a pair of wins - a 3-1 win over Lakeland and a thrilling 3-2 come-from-behind win over Concordia Wisconsin. She posted 27 kills and 18 digs against Lakeland and 18 kills and 22 digs against CUW, 5.0 kills and 4.4 digs per set. This is Vondra's second NACC Student-Athlete of the Week award this season.


NACC Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week

Josh Prindle, Dominican University

Prindle, a junior midfielder from Wheeling, Illinois, was credited with the game-winner in both of Dominican's NACC tournament matches last week, including an OT game-winner in a 3-2 semifinal win over Aurora. Prindle's other goal came in on his only shot in the Stars' 4-1 victory over MSOE in the NACC Tournament final.

Other nominee -- Rade Novakovich, MSOE


NACC Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week

Daniel Dominguez, Dominican University

Dominguez, a freshman goalkeeper from Elgin, Illinois, made a total of 10 saves as Dominican picked up a couple of victories en route to the program's 10th NACC Tournament title. He recorded six saves - including a pair of huge stops in overtime - as the Stars outlasted Aurora, 3-2, in the semifinals, then added four more in a 4-1 win over MSOE in the championship match. This is Dominguez's second NACC Student-Athlete of the Week honor this season.


NACC Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week

Josseline Williams, Dominican University

Williams, a junior forward from Kaysville, Utah, scored three goals - including two game-winners - in the NACC Tournament as the Stars captured the title for the second consecutive season. She scored two goals 44 seconds apart in the second half of Dominican's 4-1 semifinal victory over Concordia Wisconsin, then headed in the overtime game-winner in the championship match against Illinois Tech. Williams now ranks third on the NACC's career goal-scoring list with 70. This is Williams' fourth NACC Student-Athlete of the Week honor this season.

Other nominees -- Alexis Peterson, Marian


NACC Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week

Danielle Mason, Dominican University

Mason, a freshman defender from Noblesville, Indiana, helped the Stars to the 2018 NACC Tournament Championship, including a shutout in the title match against Illinois Tech. Dominican's back line allowed just six shots total, three in each match, and just two on frame in Dominican's games last week. This is Mason's third NACC Student-Athlete of the Week honor this season.

Other nominees -- Amy Birner, Marian