Vikings of the Week

Matt Melchiori

Matt Melchiori

Men’s BasketballChris Braier turned in a trio of double-doubles, as Lawrence University split a pair of road games over the weekend and lost earlier in the week.

In last Friday’s 75-40 win at Monmouth, the former Wauwautosa East High School star scored 12 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, despite playing only 19 minutes in Lawrence’s blowout win. The following afternoon at Grinnell, Braier tied the school record with 45 points and also pulled down 23 rebounds in a 150-149 triple-overtime loss to the Pioneers. Braier also had 14 points and 10 rebounds in Lawrence’s 94-87 loss to Carroll last Tuesday.

Women’s Swimming

Jodie Primus turned in several solid performances at the Get to the Point Invitational last Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Primus swam to fifth place in the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 19.42 seconds. She also placed 12th in the 400 IM in 4:58.65 and 13th in the 200 breaststroke in 2:38.50.


Junior forward Matt Melchiori led Lawrence to a pair of wins over Northland this past weekend and was named the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association Player of the Week.

Melchiori, a former standout with Appleton United, had a goal and an assist in last Friday’s 6-4 win and added a pair of assists in Saturday’s 5-1 victory. The Vikings trailed 4-3 in Friday’s game when Melchiori scored to tie the game and assisted on the game-winning goal minutes later. In Saturday’s win, Melchiori assisted on the game1s first goal, a short-hander by his brother, Paul, and then helped cap the scoring by assisting on Aaron Graber’s goal in the third period.

Jodie Primus

Chris Braier