Entries tagged with ‘miac athlete of the week’
Mae Meierhenry (Sr., Sioux Falls., S.D.) guided the Gustavus women's golf team to a successful weekend at the Battle at the Creek at Pebble Creek Golf Course to earn her second-consecutive Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Athlete of the Week award.
Mae Meierhenry led the Gustavus women's golf team to a second place finish over the weekend at the Washington University in St. Louis Spring Invitational en route to earning Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Golf Athlete of the Week.
Gustavus men's tennis player Yassine Derbani (Fy., Casablanca, Morocco) played a role in seven of the Gusties' 17 team points last week as Gustavus competed against stiff competition during its spring trip in Texas. Derbani participated in four of the team's six matches, going 3-1 in singles while being undefeated at 4-0 during doubles play, all against ranked opponents.
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Monday announced Gustavus catcher Nolan Lepel (Jr., Plato, Minn.) as its Baseball Player-of-the-Week. Lepel has had an immediate impact on the Gustavus baseball team as a transfer student, cementing his role as the starting catcher and cleanup hitter in the lineup. This past week in six games, Lepel hit .474, going 9-for-19 with seven runs, 11 RBI, five walks, a double, and a home run. His slugging percentage was .684, helped in part by a grand slam against Carleton, which tied the game in the seventh inning and eventually led to an extra inning victory.
Patrick Whaling went 4-0 on the weekend and helped the Gusties win their 17th-straight match before the impressive streak was finally snapped by NCAA Division I opponent North Dakota. Whaling won both singles matches at the No. 3 position and both at the No. 1 doubles, including helping guide the team to a win over No. 36-ranked Coe College. He was a 6-3, 6-4, singles winner and an 8-4 doubles winner against Coe, and he also helped Gustavus score a 9-0 sweep of conference foe Saint John's with a 6-1, 6-1, singles win and an 8-4 doubles win.
Katie Aney and her teammates spent the weekend facing Division II and I opponents, with a great deal of success for the Division III squad. The Gusties went 2-1 while playing up, with wins over D-II Southwest Minnesota State (9-0) and Minnesota State-Mankato (7-2) while losing a hard-fought 5-2 match to Division I Drake to snap the team's season-opening, 11-match winning streak. Aney won both her singles (6-3, 7-6) and doubles (8-1) matches against Southwest Minnesota State, and she won her doubles match (8-1) against Minnesota State-Mankato. Against Division I Drake she picked up the lone singles victory in a three-set thriller, 3-6, 6-2, 1-0.
The No. 23-ranked Gustavus Adolphus College men's tennis team won a pair of big matches Saturday behind a perfect 4-0 day from Mohanad Alhouni (Jr., Tripoli, Libya). The Gusties are now winners of 11-straight matches, and 11-2 overall and 3-0 in conference play. First, Gustavus took down No. 17-ranked UW-Whitewater 8-1, with Alhouni winning 6-3, 6-4, at No. 1 singles and 8-4 at No. 1 doubles. Then, the team earned a 9-0 MIAC sweep of Macalester, with Alhouni contributing a No. 1 singles win by the score of 8-3, and he avenged a 2016 singles loss against the Scot's Josh Doyle at No. 1 singles (6-2, retired).
Gustavus forward Kaitlyn Klein helped guide the Gusties to a series sweep over Bethel over the weekend to push Gustavus into sole possession of first place in the MIAC.
Gustavus men's tennis player Mohanad Alhouni got off to a great start in 2017 as the Gusties opened against three nationally-ranked opponents. Alhouni went 2-1 in singles play, including a pair of straight-sets wins against nationally-ranked foes, and he also went 2-1 in doubles matches against No. 24 Whitman, No. 31 Pacific and No. 9 Pomona-Pitzer. Alhouni's singles wins were 6-4, 6-2, against Whitman's No. 40-ranked player, and 7-6, 6-1, against the nation's No. 38-ranked player from Pomona Pitzer.
Erica Power helped her team take three of four points from Concordia over the weekend in a huge MIAC series, as her team pulled even with the Cobbers in third place, just a point out of first.