Ericson, O’Neil, Fouchier Named September Athletes of the Month

Posted on October 3rd, 2019 by

SAINT PETER, Minn. – Women’s golfer Erin Ericson (So., Onalaska, Wis.) and men’s tennis players Michael O’Neil (Sr., Edina) and Daneil Fouchier (Fy., Nootdorp, Netherlands) have been named Gustavus Female and Co-Male Student-Athletes of the Month, which is voted on by the Gustavus Sports Information Department and presented by Thrivent Financial.

Erin Ericson

Women’s Golf

Hometown: Onalaska, Wis.

Major: Public Accounting

Parents: Todd and Kimberly Ericson

Erin Ericson had a solid start to the season for the women’s golf team, posting medalist honors and two top-five finishes in the team’s first five meets. Ericson started her season finishing in third place, shooting 77-78-155 at the Saint Ben’s Invite. Ericson posted a 75-72-147 at the Division III Classic in Hastings, which earned her medalist honors. She was the first Gustie to win a tournament since Morgan Bleyhl and McKenzie Swenson shared medalist honors at the 2017 Georgianni Blugold Invite. Ericson’s second round of 72 tied for the third lowest 18-hole score in program history, while the 147 over 36 holes tied for second. Ericson then earned All-Championship Team honors at the MIAC Championships, finishing in a tie for sixth place at 82-78-75-235. 

Michael O’Neil | Daniel Fouchier

Men’s Tennis

Hometown: Edina, Minn. | Hometown: Nootdorp, Netherlands

 Major: Philosophy and Economics | Major: Undeclared

Parents: Brooks and Patty O’Neil | Rolf and Marleen Fouchier

Michael O’Neil and Daniel Fouchier won all five of their matches at the ITA Midwest Regional en route to claiming the championship and All-America status. The duo won its first two matches 8-3 and 8-2 before a tough match against Rami Hemaidan and Bo Wilson of Coe, but eventually won 8-6. O’Neil and Fouchier found themselves in the semifinals against No. 2 seed Leo Vithoontien and Varun Iyer of Carleton and made quick work of the higher seed, 8-2 ,and advanced to the championship. The pair then lost the first set, 6-3, in the championship to Cole Schneider and Nyathi Motlojoa of Luther before rebounding and taking the second set 6-3. The Gusties went on to win breaker 10-2 and claimed All-America status. The duo will now travel to Berry College’s Rome Tennis Center in Rome, Ga. to participate in the ITA Cup, held Oct. 17-20.

 

 

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