Senior trio earn NAC postseason honors
WAUKESHA, Wis. – Concordia University Wisconsin had three women's tennis student-athletes earn postseason honors from the Northern Athletics Conference on Monday morning, the league office announced.
Seniors Callie Reinke (West Allis, Wis.), Julie Spransy (Brown Deer, Wis.) and Jaclyn Ward (Franklin, Wis.) all were named to the All-NAC Singles Team, while the duo of Spransy and Ward were named to the All-NAC Doubles Team.
Reinke finished the regular season with a 9-2 record in singles play, primarily at the No. 5 position, and a 10-1 doubles record. She played nearly all of her doubles matches with junior Kristine Weber (Rochester Hills, Wis.). The award was the first of Reinke's career.
Spransy held down the No. 1 singles position and finished with a 7-2 record. During doubles play she paired with Ward to finish a perfect 9-0. It was the second postseason accolade for Spransy in both singles and doubles.
Ward played at the No. 2 singles spot all year and ended with an 8-1 overall record. During doubles play, Ward and Spransy didn't allow opponents to score more than three points in six matches. The honor was the first of Ward's career.
CUW ended the regular season with a 9-2 overall record and a 9-2 mark in NAC play. The Falcons earned the No. 3 seed for the conference tournament, which begins on Monday, April 29, 2013, in Kohler, Wis., at the Kohler Sport Core.
Player of the Year: Kaitlyn Strehlow, Wisconsin Lutheran College
Freshman of the Year: Morgan Wilson, Edgewood College
Coach of the Year: Ben Oestreich, Edgewood College
All-Northern Athletics Conference - Singles Players
Reilly Connaher (Jr.), Marian University
Amber Cook (Jr.), Edgewood College
Ann Goyke (Jr.), Marian University
Kathryn Hendee (Sr.), Wisconsin Lutheran College
Chloe Madison (Fr.), Aurora University
Laura Olsen (So.), Edgewood College
Callie Reinke (Sr.), Concordia University Wisconsin
Deanna Richardson (So.), Concordia University Chicago
Julie Spransy (Sr.), Concordia University Wisconsin
Kaitlyn Strehlow (Sr.), Wisconsin Lutheran College
Rachel Taddy (Jr.), Dominican University
Jackie Ward (Sr.), Concordia University Wisconsin
Morgan Wilson (Fr.), Edgewood College
All-Northern Athletics Conference - Doubles Teams
Abby Matayka (So.) and Deanna Richardson (So.), Concordia University Chicago
Julie Spransy (Sr.) and Jaclyn Ward (Sr.), Concordia University Wisconsin
Laura Olsen (So.) and Morgan Wilson (Fr.), Edgewood College
Lynn Pipke (Fr.) and April Schmitz (Sr.), Lakeland College
Kendall Bonnin (Fr.) and Kathryn Hendee (Sr.), Wisconsin Lutheran College
Stephanie Gengler (So.) and Kaitlyn Strehlow (Sr.), Wisconsin Lutheran College