Last week in review: LU sports

The winter season has been up and running and we have a lot of excitement from several LU teams. This season promises a lot more than last year, given that many of the sports did not have a season this past year due to COVID regulations. Nonetheless, the Vikes have came back with all they have, here is a recap of this past week.

Wonder Oliver

Cristyn Oliver is a sophomore that participates in the Lawrence Cross Country and Lawrence Track and Field women’s team. If you have not heard about her by now, chances are you are not connected to Lawrence. It apparently was not enough for this fantastic athlete to make the NCAA Division III Championship this past fall, but she has came back with even more hunger for success. This week marks the third, straight week that Oliver takes away the MWC performer of the week. Not only has she been amounting these POTW prizes, but she has also been breaking several school records as of late. This only leaves us in awe as we watch the track star face another meet this upcoming Friday.

Kenya Earl: Record Breaking Forward

Kenya Earl holds the following season highs thus far: Points per game, FG attempts, free throws made, rebounds, blocked shots, and has the lowest assist/turnover ratio. Earl is NOT the player with more minutes per game for the Vikings, and is absolutely dominant force on the court, alongside star guard Ashley Batac. The Vikings have quite literally never seen a force as dominant as Earl, and she is absolutely a player that has broken record with strength and grace. The LU WBB team looks to take against Cornell College (twice) this weekend, finishing off the week at Alexander Gymnasium.

OT Scott

It seemed as if the Men’s Ice Hockey Team was going to lose against the UW Eau-Claire team this past weekend, but three goals in crunch time, with two assists from Kyle Gierman, allowed the Vikings to continue their 7-game streak being undefeated. In the third period, James Scott shot an absolute dart to tie the game. The Vikings, who have improved their record tremendously, will now finish the regular season this Friday, when they face Trine University in the Appleton Ice Center.

Silent Larson

The Men’s Tennis Team has started to resume play after an extremely long break. The Vikings have dropped the two contests that they have been in thus far. Despite an extremely young team, filled with energy and good play, the Vikings are happy with number 1 in the lineup first year, Andrew Larson, who has picked up victories in both of the last contests in rather dominant fashion. This team is definitely one to watch in the close future, as most of the players are fresh, full of energy faces. The Vikings will play again this upcoming Friday at home, against Wisconsin Lutheran College.

More Viking Events:

The Men’s Basketball team, with a new coach this year in Casey Korn, will be facing conference giant this season, Cornell College this weekend at Iowa.

The Women’s Hockey team will be hitting the ice again this Friday, as they take Concordia Wisconsin first away, and Saturday at home.

Vikings, these are your team events for this week! Never forget to come out and support all of our student-athletes.