Vikings UNDEFEATED in conference play over the weekend

The Lawrence University athletic teams had an excellent 2 days of conference play this past weekend.  The teams went undefeated in conference action!

The football team managed to dominate the Beloit College Bucs in only the 4th ever night game in the Banta Bowl on Saturday.  The effort allowed our Vikings to post a 38-14 vitory, their first of the season.

The women’s soccer team racked up two victories.  On Saturday, they played very well and knocked off a spirited Illinois College team by the score of 3-0 with senior Cassie Burke getting the shutout.  They continued their stellar play with a 4-1 win over Knox College the next afternoon.  The team is now 2-0 in MWC competition.

The men’s soccer team went 1-0-1 over the weekend by defeating Illinois College before managing a tie with Knox. 

The women’s tennis team also defeated Beloit this weekend on the road.  They battled to a 5-4 win over the Beloit squad.

Congratulations to all of the teams – and GO VIKINGS!!!

Women’s Soccer to Hold Benefit Clinic

SOCCER CLINIC (ages 6-14)

Date: May 19, 2012 Time: 9am-11am




1100 Southeast River Road Appleton 54915

The clinic will be led by Lawrence University Women’s Soccer Team and sponsored through KidsGive, an organization awarding scholarships to students in Sierra Leone.  KidsGive has developed a connection with the St. Mary’s Girls Soccer Team.  We hope you join us for this opportunity to connect with the St. Mary’s girl’s team who will be greatly appreciative of any support toward improving their team while improving your own soccer skills!

Please contribute a donation of first aid materials &$2 to help with shipping costs of equipment. Greater donations are appreciated.

Contact with any questions and to reserve your spot – please include the name and age of participants.



Hockey takes home the hardware!

Last weekend marked the first time since the inception of the award that the Lawrence University Hockey team took home the Battle of Highway 41 trophy. The award is presented to the team that sweeps the Maian/Lawrence series each year. If the teams split the series, then a shoot out is conducted. Lawrence was victorious in an overtime thriller 3-2 on Friday night and then followed that up in convincing fashion with a 6-2 victory on Saturday. The traveling trophy (that weighs in at 40 lbs!) will be proudly displayed at the Appleton Family Ice Center.

Softball and Baseball Join the Paint Crew to Shape Up Alexander Gym

The Lawrence University Softball team recently took it upon themselves to finish a job that had been started by the Hockey team.  They volunteered their time to complete painting the hallway in the basement of Alexander Gym that leads to the Study Lounge.  The Baseball team also aided the process during the week.  Their efforts have helped to enhance the facility and continue the positive progress in improving Alexander Gym.  The ladies did an outstanding job … and a their efforts will be enjoyed by all who utilize Alexander Gym.

The Viking Department of Athletics thanks you all for you time, effort, and obvious desire to make Alexander Gym a great place to be!

Volleyball Team Supports “Play for the Cure”

Not only are the Vikings play some great volleyball on the court, they are also serving the community and helpuing in a big way.

Over the past few weeks, members of the Lawrence University Volleyball Team worked to assist in the effort to fight cancer.  By selling T-shirts throughout campus, the team managed to raise $425!  This money will be donated to the Appleton Medical Center – Cancer Center.

Congratulations to the team on their efforts!

Hockey team volunteers time to spruce up Alexander Gym!

The Lawrence University Men’s Hockey team took some time away from the rink this fall to lend a hand at Alexander Gym. They volunteered to do some painting in a hallway that will soon become a wall of tribute and recognition honoring Lawrence teams of the past. The initial stage of this renovation includes painting this area. The guys did a fantastic job and we appreciate their time!

Second Viking signs Professional Contract this Summer!!!

Lawrence University graduate Corey Garret ’11(Wasau, WI) has signed a professional contract in the Finish third division.  The contract guarantees Garrett a minimum of 2 professional games before it is extended or terminated.  Garrett, a four year varsity letter winner, was a reliable defenseman for the Vikings during his four seasons in Navy and Silver.  He becomes the second former Viking to sign a professional contract this summer and fifth in the past four summers.  Jonathon Sheridan ’11 recently signed a professional tryout offer with the Knoxville Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League.

Garrett is already on site in Finland, and will start skating with the team Lämärit immediately.

We want to congratulate Corey and wish him all the best!!!

Football reaching out to Appleton Community

The 2011 Viking Football Team is reaching out to the community of Appleton hoping to create an even greater buzz about this year’s squad.  The team will be hosting the following events this year:

October 1st will be Appleton Youth Football Day at the Banta Bowl.  All area youth football players are encouraged to come out to the Banta Bowl when Lawrence hosts Illinios College at 1 pm.  Each youngster who wears their team jersey will be granted FREE ADMISSION!!!

On October 22nd, the Vikings will be hosting area Boys Scouts.  All Boy Scout who are in uniform will also be receiving FREE ADMISSION to the 1pm game against Lake Forest College.

Come on out to cheer on this year’s Lawrence Football Team as they look to regain elite status within the Midwest Conference!

Athletes Return to Campus

The 2011-2012 academic year is still a few weeks away … but the 2011-2012 Viking Athletics season has already begun! 

On Saturday, August 13th, the Viking Football Team returned to campus to begin its pre-season training camp.  58 student-athletes have begun preparing for the opening contest against The College of St. Scholastica in the Banta Bowl on September 3rd.

The Women’s Tennis Team will make their return to campus on August 18th before heading to Bjorklunden for a few days of team building and practice.  They are scheduled to compete for the first time this year on September 1st when they visit Carthage.

Both Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams are set to come back on August 20th.  The Women will look to return to the NCAA Championship Tournament again this year while the Men will be looking to battle their way to a conference title as well.  Both squads open their seasons at Edgewood on September 2nd.

The Viking Cross Country runners, both men and women, will be back in Appleton on the 21st.  Head Coach Jason Fast will be looking to lead both teams to the top of the conference.  September 3rd will be the team’s first meet in De Pere at the St. Norbert Invitiational.

Finally, the Men’s Golf Team is set to return on September 6th.  They have added 7 golfers this fall and will look to improve on last year’s finish.  Their first tournamnet will take place on September 18th in Beloit.

Best of luck to all the teams and their athletes!!!

Sheridan to Get Professional Opportunity

Jonathon Sheridan ’11, last season’s Lawrence University Ice Hockey Team Captain, has obtained an opportunity to play professional hockey this coming season.  Sheridan recently signed an official Tryout Agreement with the Knoxville (Tennessee) Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League.

This marks the frouth Viking Hockey Alumnus to earn a professional opportunity over the past four seasons:

Josh Peterson ’08 (Flint Generals – United Hockey League)

Nick Jennette ’09 (Huntsville Channelcats – Southern Professional Hockey League)

Billy Siers ’10 (Elmira Jackals – East Coast Hockey League)

We wish Jonathon the best of luck as he persues his dream of playing professional ice hockey!