October 8, 2012

Connaher, Goyke Honored to All-NAC Tennis Team

WAUKESHA, Wis. (SabreAthletics.com) -- Two representatives from the Marian University women's tennis team have been named to the All-Northern Athletics Conference, the league office announced today, Oct. 8. Juniors Reilly Connaher and Ann Goyke were both given All-NAC honors as singles players.

Connaher and Goyke were among the 13 members named to the All-NAC singles team, and for both, it was their first such honor.

Connaher finished the season 12-4 overall, while going 9-2 in the NAC. The Fond du Lac native competed mostly at #2 singles, going 12-3, while going 0-1 at #3 singles. Connaher dominated at the end of the season winning nine of her last ten regular season matches. During that time, she went on an eight match winning streak.

Goyke, who was named to the All-NAC Doubles Team as a sophomore, finished the season 7-9 overall, while going 6-5 in the NAC. Goyke competed as the #1 singles player for Marian. The Oshkosh native's best two outings were against Rockford and Mount Mary, sweeping the sets 6-1 and 6-0.

The Sabres will compete as the #5 seed in the NAC Team tournament, which will take place April 29-May 4.

2012 All-Northern Athletics Conference Women's Tennis Awards

Player of the Year: Kaitlyn Strenhlow, Wisconsin Lutheran

 
Freshman of the Year: Morgan Wilson, Edgewood  
Coach of the Year: Ben Oestreich, Edgewood  
 
First Team All-Northern Athletics Conference - Singles Players
Reilly Connaher Marian Jr. Fond du Lac, Wis.
Amber Cook Edgewood Jr. Oregon, Wis.
Ann Goyke Marian Jr. Oshkosh, Wis.
Kathryn Hendee Wisconsin Lutheran Sr. Rockton, Ill.
Chloe Madison Aurora Fr. Loves Park, Ill.
Laura Olsen Edgewood So. Green Bay, Wis.
Callie Reinke Concordia Wisconsin   Sr. West Alis, Wis.
Deanna Richardson Concordia Chicago
So. Bellwood, Ill.
Julie Spransy Concordia Wisconsin
Sr. Brown Deer, Wis.
Kaitlyn Strehlow Wisconsin Lutheran Sr. Hales corners, Wis.
Rachel Taddy Dominican Jr. Cary, Ill.
Jackie Ward Concordia Wisconsin Sr. Franklin, Wis.
Morgan Wilson Edgewood Fr. Verona, Wis.
 
All-Northern Athletics Conferece - Doubles Teams
Abby Matayka & Deanna Richardson Concordia Chicago
So., So.   Arlington Heights, Ill. Bellwood, Ill.
Julie Spransy & Jackie Ward Concordia Wisconsin
Sr., Sr. Brown Deer, Wis. Franklin, Wis.
Laura Olsen & Morgan Wilson Edgewood
So., Fr. Green Bay, Wis. Verona, Wis.
Lynn Pipke & April Schmitz Lakeland
Fr., Sr. Greenfield, Wis. Sheboygan, Wis.
Kendall Bonnin & Kathryn Hendee Wisconsin Lutheran
Fr., Sr. Kenosha, Wis. Rockton, Ill.
Stephanie Gengler & Kaitlyn Strehlow   Wisconsin Lutheran
So., Sr. Slinger, Wis. Hales Corners, Wis.