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Junior Erin Henk and sophomore Brett Kaczmarek have been named Lakeland College's Muskies of the Week for their performance in action last week. Read about their success below.
Junior Erin Henk did it all for the Lakeland College softball team and garnered Muskie of the Week honors for helping lead the team to a 5-1 record last week.
On the mound, the 5-foot-2 pitcher earned two wins to improve her record to 6-3 and she recorded her second save of the season. Lakeland's ace recorded 24 strikeouts in 25 innings pitched and posted a 1.40 ERA on the week, while only giving up nine runs on 24 hits.
The Hoopeston, Ill., native pitched a complete game in a 6-4 win against Edgewood College on April 7 and was nominated for NAC Player of the Week.
Offensively, Henk recorded a .412 batting average with seven hits including a triple and a double. She drove in eight runs and scored seven of her own.
See what Henk says about her performance: http://youtu.be/gm-QfI9p1_I
Henk is majoring sports studies and business administration.
Here's a look into Erin's personality:
TV: "That 70s Show"
Movie: "My Best Friend's Girl"
Q. You had a big week for Lakeland, how has your playing experience helped lead the team in clutch situations?
A: Coming in as a freshman pitcher I got put in situations, and I learned from them. I have confidence in myself to perform when needed and I think it trickles down to the team.
Q: What has been your favorite softball memory?
A: Throwing a complete and perfect game my freshman year of high school when my grandfather passed away.
Q: What has been your greatest accomplishment?
A: First team All-Conference and All-County all four years in high school.
Q: Who would win in a home run derby, you or assistant coach Elisa Waltz?
A: Me, because I can hit power on the right side. Coach E would win if it was in the park home runs.
Sophomore Brett Kaczmarek garnered Muskie of the Week honors after an impressive individual performance at the NCVF National Championship.
The 6-foot outside hitter was impressive throughout the tournament, leading the Muskies in kills in five of their seven matches.
The Kenosha, Wis., native tallied 62 kills, 27 digs and 10 blocks while leading Lakeland to a 2-5 record in the tournament, bowing out in the quarterfinals of the bronze division.
Kaczmarek has proven that he can be a strong compliment to freshman sensation Alec Redlich. He has put in the work and it's beginning to pay off.
See what Kaczmarek says about his performance:
Kaczmarek is majoring in accounting and business management.
Here's a look into Brett's personality: http://youtu.be/Wwdosh9CYTo
TV: "Blue Mountain State"
Movie: "Real Steel"
Music: Hip hop, rap and rock
Q. What was the highlight of your trip to the National tournament?
A: Having fun and hanging out with my teammates on the bus.
Q: What part of your game needs the most work?
A: My passing.
Q: What are your expectations for the team next season?
A: We all have high expectations, we know what are weakness' are and we will work to correct those and be a stronger team.
Q: What is your greatest volleyball achievement?
A: Beating No. 8 ranked Indiana University at the MIVA Championships this season.