SouthtownStar Athletes On Campus: Lewis’ Pickett earns back-to-back GLVC honors
By Mike Walsh For Sun-Times Media October 18, 2013 5:30PM
Alec Pickett, Lewis University | Suppled photo
Updated: November 21, 2013 6:47AM
Lewis University goalkeeper Alec Pickett was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference’s Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the timeframes ending Sept. 15 and Sept. 22.
In winning the award for the first time this season, the senior helped Lewis go 1-0-1 in two contests. He allowed one goal in 200 minutes, holding opponents to 0.45 goals-per-game.
Pickett, who prepped at Providence, made seven saves in a 1-1 double-overtime tie against visiting University of Indianapolis on Sept. 13. Two days later, the Mokena native made two saves in earning his second shutout of the season in a 1-0 victory over host Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind.
Pickett was lauded again by the GLVC the following week as he backstopped the Flyers to a 2-1 double-overtime win over host Truman State on Sept. 20 and a 1-0 shutout of host Quincy on Sept. 22.
At the time, Pickett helped Lewis extend its unbeaten streak to six matches and increase its road winning streak to seven. He allowed one goal (on a penalty kick) in nearly 196 minutes.
Pickett has started 12 matches this season for the Flyers, posting a record of eight wins and four ties. He has allowed six goals, giving him a 0.46 goals-against average. Pickett has recorded six shutouts.
Reynolds wraps it up
Elmhurst College’s Megan Reynolds (Marian Catholic) was chosen the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin’s Volleyball Player of the Week for the period ending Sept. 17.
The senior middle hitter averaged 2.71 kills per game and hit .500 with only one hitting error at the University of La Verne Tournament. The Thornton native totaled 27 blocks, averaging nearly two blocks (1.93) per set.
Reynolds had 11 kills and six blocks with a .611 attack percentage in the Bluejays’ 3-0 win over Whitman. She added six kills and six blocks in Elmhurst’s loss to UC-Santa Cruz. Reynolds had a double-double with 10 kills and 10 blocks (.360 attack percentage) in Elmhurst’s 3-2 win over then-24th-ranked Clarkson. She closed the tournament with an 11-kill and five-block performance in a 3-0 sweep of La Verne in which she had an attack percentage of .611.
Post with the most
Carthage College’s Rachel Post (Lincoln-Way Central) was named the CCIW’s Women’s Soccer Player of the Week for the period ending Sept. 17.
Post, a sophomore forward, finished with two goals and an assist as the Lady Reds went 2-0-0. She scored the go-ahead goal in a 4-1 win over Lake Forest on Sept. 14 at Carthage’s Battle on the Border Tournament.
The New Lenox native had a goal and an assist in a 3-0 shutout of Wisconsin Lutheran in the tournament finale on Sept. 15.
On the season, Post has started 12 matches, ranking first on the Carthage roster in assists with seven. She is second in goals (7), points (21) and game-winning goals (4).