Vikings of the Week

R.J. Rosenthal

R.J. Rosenthal

Women’s Volleyball

Bridget Griesbach led the Lawrence University volleyball team to a 5-0 record during the past week, including a 4-0 mark at last weekend’s Lawrence Invitational. For the week, she had 198 assists and six service aces.Griesbach, a sophomore setter from Hortonville, started her week with 63 assists and two aces in a five-game win over Concordia University of Wisconsin. The former Hortonville High School star then helped Lawrence win all 12 games it played at its own invitational, as the Vikings posted 3-0 victories over Milwaukee School of Engineering, Finlandia University, Hamline University, and Alverno College. For the tournament, Griesbach had 135 assists, four aces, and nine kills.

Griesbach, who leads the Midwest Conference in assists, now has 1,078 on the season and became the second player in school history to record 1,000 assists in a season.


R.J. Rosenthal led the Lawrence University football team to a 25-12 victory at Lake Forest College last Saturday. The sophomore quarterback from Scandinavia, Wisconsin completed 13 of 24 passes for 203 yards and a touchdown.

Rosenthal’s numbers are phenomenal, considering the game was played in a driving rainstorm that saw several inches of rainfall during the contest. By comparison, Lake Forest quarterbacks completed just 6 of 23 passes for 66 yards and four interceptions.

Rosenthal, a former standout at Iola-Scandinavia High School, hooked up with tight end Chris McGinley for a 17-yard touchdown pass on the game’s opening drive and ran for a one-yard score that put the game away early in the fourth quarter.

Bridget Griesbach