Pioneers name athletes of the week

Pioneers name athletes of the week

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Football - Offense - Brett Geisz, Junior (Eureka, Mo.) - Quarterback

Geisz was 28-34 for 317 yards and 3 passing touchdowns with one interception in Saturday's game. Geisz had 21 rushes for 51 yards and a rushing touchdown. Geisz was the focal point of the Pioneer offense. 

Football - Defense - Tyler Reinhardt, Junior (Slinger, Wis.) - Safety

Reinhardt had 4 total tackles in Saturday's game against UW La Crosse. Reinhardt also had 2 interceptions. Reinhardt continues to be the focal point on the Pioneer defense.

Men's Soccer - Offense  Braxton Rottinghaus, Junior (La Porte City, Iowa/Union) - Forward

Braxton  scored one goal in the 2-0 win vs Nort Central on Sunday. He scored the second goal of the game sealing the win with a counter attack with 3 minutes left to play.


Men's Soccer - Defense - Nate Miller, Junior (Racine, Wis./Park) - Goalkeeper

Nate played two games this week and had two shut outs in the 0-0 tie at Wartburg and 2-0 win vs North Central making some good saves in both games.


Women's Cross Country - Danielle Nelson, Senior (Augusta, Wis.)

Nelson ran as the number 5 runner on the Pioneers women's cross country team at the WIAC Cross Country Championships. Nelson finished the 6,000m race with a personal best time of 25:18.9.


Men's Cross Country - Jacob Harland, Freshman (Lodi, Wis.)

Harland established a new personal best time at the WIAC Cross Country Championships running a time of 26:41.6 on the 8,000m course. He was the number 6 runner on the UW-Platteville men's cross country team, and highest finishing freshman from the Pioneers. 


Women's Soccer - Offense - Caelyn Steffens*, Freshman (Normal, Ill.) - Forward

Steffens scored all three goals this week for the Pioneers. She scored the lone goal in UW-Platteville's 4-1 loss to Augustana and scored both goals in the 2-0 win over UW-Oshkosh to secure the number four seed in the WIAC Tournament. Steffens totals 26 goals on the season and 58 points.


Women's Soccer - Defense - Kylee Colwell, Freshman (Plainfield, Ill.) - Defender

Colwell was moved to center back for the Pioneers 2-0 victory over UW-Oshkosh. She anchored the defense that held the Titans to 7 shots on goal. Colwell's defensive wins and counter attacks through the middle helped aid in the Pioneers attack, leading to a 2-0 victory.

  *Also named WIAC Athlete of the Week