Pioneers name athletes of the week

Pioneers name athletes of the week

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Volleyball - Kaite Asche, Sophomore (Pecatonica, Ill./Durand) - Middle Blocker

Asche totaled 37 kills (2.18 per set), averaged a .346 hitting percentage and had 15 blocks (.88 per set) in the Pioneers' 2-2 week. Asche had 10 kills, hit .474 and had three blocks in the win over Dubuque on October 16th. On October 19th, Asche had six kills, zero errors (.429 hitting percentage) and added three blocks in the loss to UW-La Crosse. On October 19th, Asche had nine kills (.217 hitting percentage), five service aces and six blocks in the win over Augustana and finished with 12 kills and a .320 hitting percentage in the loss to Luther.

Women's Cross Country - Claudia De Valk, Senior (Kimberly, Wis./Kimberly)

De Valk ran a personal best time of 27:16.6 in the 6,000m race Drews/Neubauer Invitational on Saturday, October 19th in Ettrick, Wis.

Women's Cross Country - Caitlyn Ifft, Junior (Fairbury, Ill./Prairie Central)

Ifft finished first for the Pioneer women in the Drews/Neubauer Invitational on Saturday, October 19th in Ettrick, Wis. Ifft finished 62nd overall with a time of 24:00.7 which was her season best by nearly 20 seconds.

Volleyball - Stephanie Kalinowski, Freshman (South Lyon, Mich./South Lyon) - Libero

Kalinowski totaled 103 digs (6.06 per set) in a 2-2 week for the Pioneers. Kalinowski started her week with 34 digs in the 5-set win over Dubuque on October 16th and followed up with 18 digs in the 3-set loss to UW-La Crosse on October 18th. On October 19th, Kalinowski had 29 digs and three aces in the 5-set win over Augustana and 22 digs and two aces in the 4-set loss to Luther.

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

Harland ran a personal best time of 26:26.0 in the 8,000m race and was the No. 2 runner from our team to finish at the Drews/Neubauer Invitational on Saturday, October 19th in Ettrick, Wis.

Football - Defense - Antonio-Jose Ramos, Senior (Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead) - Defensive Back

Ramos led the Pioneer defense with six tackles and one broken up pass in the 33-27 homecoming win over UW-Stout on October 19th.

Football - Special Teams - Andrew Schweigert, Freshman (Sussex, Wis./Hamilton) - Kicker

Schweigert scored nine points for the Pioneers in the 33-27 win over UW-Stout on October 19th. Schweigert made both of his field goal attempts (36 and 28-yards) and was 3/3 on extra point attempts.

Football - Offense - Wyatt Thompson, Senior (Mt. Horeb, Wis./Mt. Horeb) - Running Back

Thompson totaled 125 yards on 21 carries (6.0 yard average) and scored one touchdown to lead the offense in the Pioneers' 33-27 homecoming win over UW-Stout on October 19th. Thompson's 21-yard touchdown came in the fourth quarter and extended the lead to 33-20 to seal the game.