Sport club awards and honors

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2018- 2019 SPORT CLUB TEAM AWARDS

Messy Pod Award

This award is given to the team that has the messiest storage area during the academic year. This year’s award winner is the W. Hockey Team.

 

AT Tape Award

This award is given to the team that uses the most athletic tape throughout the academic year and is determined by our Athletic Trainers. This year’s winner is the W. Ultimate Team.

 

Go the Distance Award

The Go the Distance Award is given to the team that travels the furthest for one given competition. This year's award winner traveled to :Las Vegas, Nevada. This year's award winner is the Weightlifting team.

 

Fundraiser of the Year Award

This award is given to the team that organizes a home fundraiser event for their club. We know how many hours go into planning these events. From working to reserve the facility with the sport club office to finding fun creative ideas to market the event to family & friends- hosting a home fundraiser is no easy task. This year’s recipient has been trying to host this event for multiple years on campus. The team spent countless hours working with the Rec Sports pro staff and navigating multiple concerns, policies, and risk management discussions brought to their attention. Bringing in a total of $1,170 the 2019 Fundraiser of the Year award goes to the Driftless Showdown hosted by the Olympic Weightlifting team!

 

Team of the Year Award

This award is for the team who meets all requirements on the point system, goes above and beyond the club expectations, and who is setting a high bar of excellence for those around them. This year’s award winner is known for their dedication to both their sport and their studies. Often sharing videos of them studying in the library on social media or of them taking home titles at competitions, this team is dedicated to be the best team they can be. This team meets challenges head on and works to keep their team connected every step of the way. They also took home 12th in division one at nationals this year. The 2019 Team of the Year goes to Waterski & Wakeboard!

2018-2019 SPORT CLUB INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Sport Club All Star Team

This team is made up of Sport Club members who demonstrate a strong dedication to their team, the sport club program, and their sport. They were nominated for the Athlete of the Year award and have demonstrated their dedication to high standards during competition. The 2019 Sport Club All Star Team members are Adam Baltz (M. Volleyball), Evan Marcus (Waterski & Wakeboard), Gabby Storin (W. Lacrosse), Hunter Duffy (Waterski & Wakeboard), Matthew Pook (Table Tennis), & Rachel Barthel (W. Volleyball)! Photo left to right: Evan Marcus, Adam Baltz, & Rachel Barthel. Not pictured: Gabby Storin, Hunter Dufft, and Matthew Pook. 

 

Coach of the Year Award

Coaches our known to push us to do our best and their dedication to our teams is something we are forever grateful for. Team members from this year’s recipient said that this coach stepped up when needed and demonstrated strong leadership. A direct quote about this coach is “He is actually a freshmen here at UWL and took his time in his first year here to coach a group of girls he didn't know because he had a passion for coaching and wanted to take our team to Nationals. We had the best record we had in years and he made practices very fun but kept the competitive edge needed to win alive.” The 2019 Coach of the Year is Ben Horzewski form the Women’s Hockey team! 

 

RMO of the Year Award

Risk Management Officers are asked to look out for their team and respond to any emergencies that might happen at practices or competitions. This year’s recipient had multiple injuries that she had to respond to this year. She did her best in each situation and protected her team. Some of her injuries were more serious than others and she handled the situation well and kept her teammates in good spirits. She also attended all training's and checked out the first aid kit/ med cards when necessary. The 2019 RMO of the Year Award goes to Allison Henderson from the Women’s Rugby Team!

 

Treasurer of the Year Award

Treasurers are asked to keep track of all of the clubs finances from check reimbursements to fundraisers! Team members from this year’s recipients said that that she is amazing. Everything was punctual and she rocked. She made sure to do the right thing when challenge and held herself to a high standard. The 2019 Treasurer of the Year Award goes to Greta Truttschel from the Women’s Lacrosse Team!

 

Secretary of the Year Award

Secretary of the Year Award- The responsibilities of the secretary position can vary from club to club, but their work is always appreciated! Team members from this year’s recipient said that she is a great leader and successfully accomplished the secretary position. She communicated well with the team, organized the team and always worked well with the rec to get every form and task completed on time and correctly. She allowed the team to have a great year working together and allowed our trips to be easily planned. For home games she worked hard to find great knowledgeable volunteers to work the penalty boxes and scoreboards. All around she was a great secretary and leader on the team. The 2019 Secretary of the Year Award goes to Rachel Pawlak from the Women’s Hockey Team!

 

Vice President of the Year Award

The Vice President often handles a lot of the team paperwork and scheduling, and works alongside the president closely. Team members from this year’s recipients said that she was the most positive leader we’ve ever had. She attended every meeting and was a strong leader on and off the court. The 2019 Vice President of the Year goes to Caitlin Supple from the Women’s Volleyball Team!

 

President of the Year Award

The President serves as the main line of communication for their team. They work with the clubs association, the sport club office, and team members regularly. Team members from this year’s recipient said “he goes above and beyond for our team putting everyone else before himself on and off the field. I couldn’t draw up a better President if I tried, and I’m truly grateful for everything he does. He is an exceptional leader on and off the field. He is a prime example of making the best out of a tough situation. He is a great communicator and keeps the entire team in the loop with what is going on. He has put everything into this team this year.” The 2019 President of the Year goes to Adam Krause from the Baseball Team!

 

Athlete of the Year Award

The Sport Club Executive Council reviews all nominations and selects the winner based off of your comments. Nominations for each of these individuals touched on their leadership on and off the field of competition, their attitude, dedication, and how they embody the values set forth by their team and the Sport Club Organization as a whole. This year’s recipients' teammates said he can do anything on the court and is a wonderful individual. He has dedicated his time and love for his sport and to this program for four year. He is not only an amazing athlete but a very humble and supportive teammate. Recently being named to the first team all-tournament at nationals and helping his team bring home third at nationals. Our 2019 Athlete of the Year is Adam Baltz from the Men’s Volleyball team!

Individual and Team Accomplishments

Community Service Recognition 

  • Being part of a sport club is also more than just the competitions and practices. It is about having fun AND about holding yourself to a higher standard. The teams in our program give back to our community and make an impact on those around them. From volunteering at Turkey Trot to working with a local youth team, community service is important to our program. The following teams completed 40 volunteer hours or more this past year: Archery, W. Rugby, W. Soccer, W. Ultimate, W. Volleyball, and Olympic Weightlifting!

National Qualifiers:

  • Archery, Bowling, Fishing, Triathlon, Men’s Volleyball, Women’s Volleyball, Waterski & Wakeboard, Weightlifting

Regional or State Qualifiers:

  • Bowling, Equestrian, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Lacrosse, Women’s Rugby, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Men’s Volleyball, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Ultimate, Women’s Ultimate, Waterski & Wakeboard, Weightlifting

Archery- 6 have qualified for outdoor nationals in Ohio, Andrina Savors & Owen McCann 1st place Bowhunter team at nationals, Andrina 4th place Female Bowhunter at nationals, and Owen McCann 6th place Male Bowhunter at nationals

Bowling- 2nd at nationals

Equestrian- 3rd in novice over fences, 1st in novice hunt seat on the flat, and 3rd in intermediate hunt seat on the flat at regionals. 5th in novice hunt seat on the flat at zones

Fishing- Two students (one team) have qualified for Nationals later this summer

W. Hockey- 7th in Region 

M. Lacrosse- Great Lakes Lacrosse League Division Two champions

M. Ultimate- Five Star ACE program ranking, 6th at conference

W. Ultimate- Tied for 5th at conference

M. Volleyball A- 4th in division one at state

M. Volleyball A- 3rd in division two at nationals

M. Volleyball B- 3rd in division two at state

W. Volleyball A- 3rd in division one at state

W. Volleyball A- 9th in division two at nationals

W. Volleyball B- 1st in division two at state

Waterski & Wakeboard- 12th in division one at nationals 

Weightlifting- 3rd place women's team at state, Rachel Jenkins - Snatch and Total WI State Junior Records Justin Maroney - Snatch, Clean and Jerk, and Total WI State Junior Records Luke Hutterer - Snatch and Total WI State Junior Records Lucy Bergenthal - Snatch, Clean and Jerk, and Total WI State Senior Records Qualification for University Nationals by Bailey Ebben, Lizet Moreno, Luke Hutterer, Lucy Bergenthal Qualification for Senior Nationals by Lucy Bergenthal

 

2017-2018 SPORT CLUB TEAM AWARDS

Messy Pod Award

This award is given to the team that has the messiest storage area during the academic year. This year’s award winner is the M. Hockey Team.

AT Tape Award

This award is given to the team that uses the most athletic tape throughout the academic year and is determined by our Athletic Trainer. This year’s winners are the W. Volleyball Team.

Go the Distance Award

The Go the Distance Award is given to the team that travels the furthest for one given competition. This year's award winner traveled to Baton Rouge, LA. This year's award winner is the Waterski & Wakeboard team.

 2017-2018 SPORT CLUB INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Female Athlete of the Year: Caitlin Supple, W. Volleyball

 

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Caitlin was named to the All American team at the NCVF. She helped her team recive third place at nationals and third place at regionals. Her teammates said that, " Cait is a team leader that constantly works hard and keeps our team on course. She is a leader in our program and is one of the best people I have ever met. She is an awesome teammate and a great person. She made the season so fun with her positive attitude. She's a great libero and motivates the entire team." Congrats Caitlin! 

Male Athlete of the Year: Hunter Duffy, Waterski & Wakeboard

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This year Hunter placed 4th at division two nationals in slalom, trick, and overall. He placed 3rd in trick in the Great Plains Conference, was the Midwest region slalom runner up, Midwest region overall 4th place, and will be traveling back to Monroe, LA to represent UWL as one of the top skiers from the region at the National Collegiate Waterski Association All Star tournament. His teammates awarded him with the team most valuable male skier and hardest worker awards. 

 

His teammates said that, "during the season, he spent every afternoon and evening on the water, driving and coaching countless skiers. He exercised an extreme amount of patience after hearing "Hunter, what can I do to improve this?" and "what did I do wrong?", over and over again from all our team members. He always pushed our members to work harder and try new things, helping our team grow and improve. He helped lead our team to nationals not only with his skiing, but also with his commitment to others on the team. He could consistently be found driving the team trailer to tournaments and helping out in the boat or with scoring. He pushed himself on the water, but also in school, understanding the importance of both despite how tough either of them became." Congrats Hunter!

National Qualifiers

  • Archery
  • Fishing
  • Triathlon
  • W. Rugby
  • M. Volleyball
  • W. Volleyball
  • Waterski & Wakeboard
  • Weightlifting

Regional Qualifiers

  • Alpine Ski
  • Bowling
  • Equestrian 
  • M. Lacrosse
  • W. Rugby
  • M. Volleyball
  • W. Volleyball
  • M. Ultimate
  • W. Ultimate
  • Waterski & Wakeboard

Individual and Club Accomplishments

Bowling: 79th in the nation

Equestrian: McKenna Reed 3rd at regionals, Sydney Filer 5th at regionals. Ivory Knutson 8th at zones, Wendy Peotter 9th at zones

Fishing: Colby Wolff and Erich Ulry national qualifiers

W. Hockey: 7th place in the West Region of the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division 2

W. Rugby: 1st place in the Great Waters Conference, 10th in the USA Rugby Division Three, Six players selected for 2018 Wisconsin U-24 Select Side Team

Table Tennis: 4th in NCTTA Minnesota division 

Triathlon: 69/102 Overall Men's Team at USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals

M. Ultimate Frisbee: USA Ultimate Four- Star Club program, 7th in USA Ultimate Lake Superior conference

W. Ultimate Frisbee: 3rd in USA Ultimate Lake Superior conference

M. Volleyball: Wisconsin Volleyball Conference (WVC) Men's Program of the Year, Adam Baltz WVC Division 1 Most Valuable Player, Mitchell Burbach WVC Division 3 All Conference team, Jack Heller WVC Division 3 All Conference team, Griffin Kotarek WVC Division 3 All Conference Team

W. Volleyball (A): 3rd in conference for the Wisconsin Volleyball Conference (WVC), 3rd in conference for the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation (NCVF), Ali Duley WVC All Conference team, Mandy Kind, WVC All Conference team, Sarah Jacobs WVC All Conference Honorable Mention, Mandy Kind NCVF All American Honorable Mention

W. Volleyball (B): 1st in conference for the Wisconsin Volleyball Conference (WVC), Rachel Carom WVC All Conference team, Keri Hartmann WVC All Conference team, Laura Keyser WVC All Conference team, Natalie Patton WVC All Conference team, Hailey Weyenberg WVC All Conference team

Waterski & Wakeboard: 3rd in the Great Plains conference, 5th in Midwest region, 4th in the National Collegiate Waterski Association D2, Jenna Meyer Team Midwest Female Rookie of the Year, Hunter Duffy All Star Teams: Slalom, Trick, and Jump, Natalie Marcus: All Star Team: Jump

Weightlifting: Lucy Bergenthal 3rd place overall at USA Weightlifting University & U25 Nationals, Lucy Bergenthal 3rd place in clean and jerk at USA Weightlifting University & U25 Nationals, Bailey Ebben 10th place overall at USA Weightlifting University & U25 Nationals, Bailey Ebben 21st place in snatch at USA Weightlifting University & U25 Nationals, Bailey Ebben 7th place in clean and jerk at USA Weightlifting University & U25 Nationals, Becca Mehling 9th place overall at USA Weightlifting University & U25 Nationals, Becca Mehling 9th place in snatch at USA Weightlifting University & U25 Nationals, Becca Mehling 11th place in clean and jerk at USA Weightlifting and U25 Nationals