CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced today that Coe College tennis players Michelle Schupbach and Tai Lucero and University of Dubuque tennis player Nick Garcia (Leimen, Germany / Heidelberg) have been named IIAC Athletes of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. The Conference also recognized 13 Performers of the Week across the league's eight fall championship sports and men’s tennis, which held its fall individual tournaments last weekend.
University of Dubuque senior forward Nick McDonald (Cary, Ill./Cary Grove) repeated as IIAC Men’s Soccer Offensive Performer of the Week. McDonald scored two goals and assisted on another in the Spartans 7-1 win over Bethel. He followed that performance with another two goals in the 2-1 victory for UD over Wartburg. He currently leads the IIAC in points (25), points per game (3.12), goals (10) and game-winning goals (3) and ranks second in assists (5).
McDonald has now won the Iowa Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Performer of the Week award three times. In addition to his two wins this season, McDonald won the award as a Sophomore in 2010. With nine games remaining in the 2012 regular season, McDonald's ten goals is already the fifth highest single season total in UD history.
UP NEXT: The Spartans will put their four game winning streak on the line on Wednesday, September 26th when they hit the road to take on Grinnell College (2-4-1) at 4:00 pm. LIVE VIDEO/STATS for the game can be found at: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/grinnell.portal#
The complete IIAC Athlete of the Week release can be found at: