Aney, Lepel Named March Student-Athletes-Of-The-Month

Posted on April 1st, 2017 by

ST. PETER, Minn. – Women’s tennis player Katie Aney (Jr., Rochester, Minn.) and baseball catcher Nolan Lepel (Jr., Plato, Minn.) have been selected as the Gustavus Adolphus College March Female and Male Student-Athletes-of-the-Month, presented by Thrivent Financial and voted on by the Gustavus Sports Information Department.

Katie Aney

Women’s Tennis

Hometown: Rochester, Minn.

High School: Rochester Century

Majors: Biology, Math, Chemistry

Parents: Tom and Karen Aney

Aney had an impressive month of March, going undefeated in singles play and losing just one match in doubles action. Aney posted a singles record of 7-0, primarily at the No. 5 spot, highlighted by a three-set victory against Division I Drake on March 19. Three of her singles matches went to three sets, while the other four were won in two sets. In doubles action, Aney went 6-1 with the lone loss coming against DePauw. Aney has played the entire season with doubles partner Lilly Hartman, primarily at the No. 3 slot. Throughout the month of March, Aney helped guide the Gusties to a 5-3 overall record and 2-0 mark in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Rochester native won MIAC Athlete of the Week on March 21 for her performances against Division II Southwest Minnesota State and Minnesota State University-Mankato, and Division I Drake.

Nolan Lepel


Hometown: Plato, Minn.

High School: Glencoe-Silver Lake

Major: Business Management

Parents: Tim and Lisa Lepel

Lepel has busted onto the scene as a transfer student, solidifying the starting catcher position as well as the cleanup spot in the batting lineup. After missing the first two games of the season due to injury, Lepel has since hit .400, going 16-for-40 at the plate. The Plato native has six multi-hit games, 16 RBI, 13 runs, five doubles, two home runs, and eight walks in 12 games played. The Gusties are 6-2 when Lepel has an RBI. The Glencoe-Silver Lake product has a .675 slugging percentage (5th/MIAC) and .500 on-base percentage (7th/MIAC). He leads the team in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, RBI, doubles, home runs, total bases, and walks. Behind the plate, Lepel has a .962 fielding percentage with 44 putouts, seven assists, and just two errors.


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