APPLETON, Wis. — Lawrence University standout Brandon Boelter has been named the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association Freshman of the Week.

Boelter (Saginaw, Mich./Heritage) earned the honor after helping the Vikings to a pair of ties this past weekend against seventh-ranked Adrian College.

A first-year defenseman, Boelter had a goal and two assists on the weekend. Boelter had an assist in last Friday’s 5-5 overtime tie. He scored on the power play in the first period on Saturday, and then assisted on the game-tying goal in the 4-4 overtime tie.

Boelter’s key assist came on Saturday with the Vikings trailing by a goal with less than four minutes left. His blast from the left point was tipped into the net by Brad Scurfield to tie the game and force the overtime.

Boelter is the top-scoring defenseman in the conference at 1.13 points per game. He has five goals and 12 assists for 17 points.

Lawrence returns to action this weekend when it has a home-and-home series with the Milwaukee School of Engineering.