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NACC Student-Athletes of the Week Announced for Sept. 10-16

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (naccsports.org) --- The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) has announced its Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of September 10-16, 2018. A total of 13 student-athletes were honored across the NACC's nine fall sports.

The NACC Student-Athlete of the Week awards are selected by the league's sports information directors.
 
This week's winners are listed below with their respective achievements during last week's competition. 

NACC Football Offensive Player of the Week

Le'Anthony Reasnover, Eureka College

Reasnover, a senior running back from Momence, Illinois, had a huge day for the Red Devils, scoring all five Eureka touchdowns in a 34-12 victory over Finlandia. He racked up 178 yards and four scores on 17 carries and also hauled in a career-long 80-yard touchdown reception despite not playing during the fourth quarter. 

Other nominees -- Lance Moise, Concordia Chicago; Josh Sanders, Concordia Wisconsin


NACC Football Defensive Player of the Week

Josiah McDermit, Concordia University Wisconsin

McDermit, a defensive back from Kansasville, Wisconsin, helped the Falcons win the turnover battle in Saturday's 26-15 win over Alma. The sophomore intercepted a pair of passes and finished the game with five tackles. His first interception came with the Scots driving in Falcons territory late in the first half, allowing CUW to take a 12-0 lead into the break. His second came late in the fourth quarter to seal the win for the Falcons. 

Other nominees -- Scottie Bobeck, Benedictine; Caleb Casey, Concordia Chicago; Antonio Greenwood, Eureka; Malik Johnson, Rockford


NACC Football Special Teams Player of the Week

Jacob Mason, Concordia University Wisconsin

Mason, a defensive back/placekicker/punter from Slinger, Wisconsin, made his impact felt in the punting game in Saturday's 26-15 victory over Alma. The senior punted four times for an average of 47.3 yards per kick with a long of 52 yards while playing a key role in the battle for field position. 

Other nominees -- Keion Adams, Aurora; James Douglas III, Eureka; Octavio Galvez, Rockford


NACC Volleyball Athlete of the Week

Megan Mayer, Concordia University Wisconsin

Mayer, a junior outside hitter from Downers Grove, Illinois, led the Falcons to a 4-0 week, including a 2-0 Saturday where CUW defeated No. 19 Carthage and Chicago - a team receiving votes in the latest national poll. Mayer averaged 3.82 kills per set and posted a double-double in each match in terms of kills and digs. The week began with the junior registering 17 kills and 22 digs in a thrilling 3-2 NACC-opening win at Lakeland. Mayer then posted a 14-kill, 13-dig line in a 3-1 win over Saint Mary's (Minn.). She totaled 34 kills and 35 digs in the Saturday wins, including hitting .343 in the win over the Maroons.

Other nominees -- Emily Lines, Aurora; Molly Stock, Benedictine; Stephanie Cole, Dominican; Sarah Uczen, Edgewood; Jamie Schrauth, Marian; Emily Johannes, Rockford; Cassidy Johnson, Wisconsin Lutheran


NACC Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week

Garrett Lee, Edgewood College

Lee, a senior forward from Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, registered eight points on three goals and a pair of assists to lead Edgewood to a 3-0 week. He posted an assist in a 6-0 win at Beloit on September 11, then exploded for three goals and an assist in an 8-1 win at Ripon. Lee now has 38 career goals, breaking the program record of 37 held by Jeff Ornes since 1995.

Other nominees -- Hayden Van Son, Benedictine; Juan Herrera, Marian; Joey Schauer, MSOE; Ryan Munch, Rockford


NACC Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week

Luke Holzman, Illinois Institute of Technology

Holzman, a sophomore center back from Downers Grove, Illinois, registered a goal in each of Illinois Tech's outings last week as the Scarlet Hawks posted shutouts over Grace Christian (5-0) and MacMurray (2-0). He was also part of a defensive unit that allowed just six shots total and four shots on goal over 180 minutes of action this week. Holzman's goal against Monmouth was the game-winner.

Other nominees -- Shawn Chervets, Benedictine; Nate Yeager, Concordia Wisconsin; Tyler Nelson, Edgewood; Ian Chacon, Marian; Ron Marchionna, MSOE; Edgar Gomez, Rockford


NACC Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week

Josseline Williams, Dominican University

Williams, a junior forward from Kaysville, Utah, continued her scoring tear, posting seven goals in three matches last week - including two game-winners. She had four goals on 14 shots (seven on goal) in a win over Rockford, then tallied both goals in a 2-0 win over Greenville and the game-winner in a 2-0 victory at Albion. Through seven games, Williams has 23 points on 11 goals and an assist with four game-winners. She has pulled into a tie with former Alverno standout Ellie LaFond for 10th place on the NACC's career goals chart with 55 and is now 16th on the league's career scoring list with 119.

Other nominees -- Katy Fredericksen, Benedictine; Janette Moreno, Concordia Chicago; Ally Hull, Concordia Wisconsin; Katie Hoefgen, Illinois Tech; Olivia Meerdink, Marian; Abbie Lorenz, MSOE; Helen Joyce, Wisconsin Lutheran


NACC Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week

Danielle Mason, Dominican University

Mason, a freshman center back from Noblesville, Indiana, played every minute in a trio of shutouts last week for Dominican. She was the cog in a defense that allowed just 10 shots (five on goal) in 270 minutes as the Stars topped Rockford (14-0), Greenville (2-0) and Albion (2-0).

Other nominees -- Anessa Munoz, Aurora; Sammie Sarles, Benedictine; Grace Wildeboer, Edgewood; Kimi Casupang, Illinois Tech; Danielle Deltgen, Marian; Jill Ruark, MSOE


NACC Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week

Brandon Estrada, Aurora University

Estrada, a junior from Santa Clarita, California, finished 46th in a highly-competitive field at the Gil Dodds Invitational hosted by Wheaton College. He covered the 8-kilometer course in 26:34.5 while leading the Spartans to a 10th-place team finish. 

Other nominees -- Lucas Caminiti, Edgewood; Evan Balizado, Illinois Tech


NACC Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week

Jackie Schane, Aurora University

Schane, a senior from Plano, Illinois, finished 13th out of 260 runners while making her 2018 debut at the Gil Dodds Invitational hosted by Wheaton College. She covered the 6-kilometer course in 23:05.9 while leading the Spartans to a 10th-place team finish.

Other nominees -- Taylor Mair, Edgewood; Erin Nelson, Illinois Tech


NACC Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week

Meg Hartzell, Marian University

Hartzell, a senior from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, had a perfect week as Marian defeated UW-Stevens Point (8-1) and Lakeland (9-0). The win over UWSP marked the program's first over a WIAC program, while the Lakeland victory kept the Sabres unbeaten in NACC play. Hartzell paired with Emma Lewandowski for a pair of wins at No. 1 doubles, then won both of her matches at No. 1 singles. She conceded just four games in singles play - three against UWSP and one against Lakeland.

Other nominees -- Bailey Kelly, Concordia Wisconsin; Lydia Dean, Edgewood; Mouna Chahin, Illinois Tech; Hannah Marron, MSOE


NACC Men's Golf Athlete of the Week

Matthew Davidson, Edgewood College

Davidson, a sophomore from McFarland, Wisconsin, opened his week with a third-place 3-over-par 146 at the UW-Eau Claire Frank Wrigglesworth Blugold Invitational after firing back-to-back rounds of 73. He then posted rounds of 74 and 79 en route to a tie for 14th place at the Midwest Region Classic at Eagle Ridge Resort near Galena, Illinois. The Eagles took third overall at UW-Eau Claire and fourth in a deep field of 32 teams at the Midwest Region Classic.

Other nominees -- Vincent Martin, Aurora; Sam Schlosser, Concordia Wisconsin; Jake Sherwood, Marian; Nick Redmon, MSOE


NACC Women's Golf Athlete of the Week

Kelly Barker, Benedictine University

Barker, a senior from Orland Park, Illinois, posted a pair of top-10 individual finishes last week. She carded a career-best 82 to tie for second place at the Elmhurst Fall Invitational, then had back-to-back 87s to place 8th at the Benedictine Fall Invitational. The Eagles took third as a team in both events.

Other nominees -- Hannah Schulz, Aurora; Kayla Haen, Concordia Wisconsin; Sarah Pophal, Edgewood; Allison Grosenick, Marian