(WNFL) - U-W Whitewater has the top seed in the W-I-A-C women's soccer tournament that begins today. The Warhawks have a first-round bye, along with second-seeded Oshkosh. Number-four Eau Claire hosts fifth-seeded Platteville in a first-round contest this afternoon. Tonight, third-seeded Stout is at home against Number-six La Crosse. Tonight's winners will advance to the semi-finals on Thursday night. The title match is set for Saturday.Madison Edgewood will play at top-seeded Dominican tonight in the semi-finals of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference men's soccer tourney. Edgewood, with the Number-six seed, surprised third-seeded Aurora on Sunday by winning an 8-7 shootout. This afternoon, fourth-seeded Concordia Mequon is at Number-two Dominican. Today's winners will play each other on Saturday for the tournament crown.Katie Gillman of U-W Eau Claire has been named the W-I-A-C women's tennis player-of-the-year. The league's coaches selected Gillman, after she finished second in both the Number-One singles and Number-One doubles categories at her recent conference tournament. She went 13-and-3 overall in singles this fall, and 15-and-4 in doubles.Luke Barthelmess of Lawrence University in Appleton has been named the offensive player-of-the-week in the Midwest Conference. Barthelmess, a senior quarterback, passed for a season-high 337 yards and ran for a season-high 131 yards in Lawrence’s loss to Grinnell. Barthelmess made three touchdown passes, bringing his career total to 57 – just short of breaking the Lawrence record of 59 set by Jim Petran. Grinnell linebacker David Ternes is the Midwest defensive player-of-the-week. Joey Kropp of Lake Forest received the honors on special teams. Also, Sidney Blodgett of Ripon College has again been named the Midwest women’s soccer defensive performer-of-the-week. The sophomore goal-keeper gave up two goals in 180 minutes of two matches last week.David Gonzalez of Concordia-Wisconsin is the special teams player-of-the-week in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference. Gonzalez, a junior kicker, went 7-for-7 in extra points and kicked a pair of field goals in the Mequon school's 48-to-27 victory at Concordia-Chicago. Alex Davis and Artie Monaco, both of Benedictine, received the league's weekly honors on offense-and-defense.Also, Sara Travia of Milwaukee Engineering is the N-A-C-C women's soccer player-of-the-week. She scored a hat trick in a 4-to-3 win over Concordia-Wisconsin in the first round of the league tournament last Sunday. Chad Stivers of Madison Edgewood is the men's soccer player-of-the-week
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