SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Mercer women’s lacrosse player Lindsey Zeltwanger has been named the General Shale Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for competition held May 2-8, the league office announced Wednesday.
A midfielder, Zeltwanger totaled 13 points in the SoCon semifinals and finals to help lift the Bears to the inaugural women’s lacrosse championship. A member of the All-SoCon first team, Zeltwanger scored three goals and three assists in Thursday’s 18-17 upset win over No. 1 Detroit Mercy. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native would better her performance in the championship, scoring five goals and handing out two assists as Mercer downed No. 3 Furman 18-8 to claim the league’s first ever women’s lacrosse championship on Saturday. A senior captain, Zeltwanger was named to the all-tournament team for her performance, adding six ground balls and three draw controls in the pair of victories.
A business marketing major, Zeltwanger holds a 3.83 grade point average.
With the win, Mercer advanced to the 2018 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship, traveling to Wagner for the play-in game on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Also nominated for SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week: Chris Cook (ETSU baseball), Jordan Gontram (UNCG softball) and Spencer Holcomb (Western Carolina baseball).
General Shale SoCon Student-Athletes of the Week
Sept. 6 Lauren Greenspoon, Chattanooga, Volleyball
Sept. 13 Paige Alsten, Mercer, Volleyball
Sept. 20 John Payne, Chattanooga, Men’s Cross Country
Sept. 27 Austin Herink, ETSU, Football
Oct. 4 Andy Schumpert, Furman, Football
Oct. 11 Eleonora Goldoni, ETSU, Women’s Soccer
Oct. 18 Megan McCallister, Western Carolina, Women’s Soccer
Oct. 25 Tee Mitchell, Mercer, Football
Nov. 1 Allie Buchalski, Furman, Women’s Cross Country
Nov. 8 Cienna Rideout, UNCG, Women’s Soccer
Nov. 15 Catie Cronister, Wofford, Volleyball
Nov. 22 Allie Buchalski, Furman, Women’s Cross Country
Nov. 29 Andy Schumpert, Furman, Football
Dec. 6 Amanda Thompson, Mercer, Women’s Basketball
Dec. 13 Sherae Bonner, Western Carolina, Women’s Basketball
Jan. 3 Sydni Means, Mercer, Women’s Basketball
Jan. 10 Desmond Ringer, Mercer, Men’s Basketball
Jan. 17 Bethany King, VMI, Women’s Track and Field
Jan. 24 Savannah Carnahan, Furman, Women’s Track and Field
Jan. 31 Nadine Soliman, UNCG, Women’s Basketball
Feb. 7 Willem van Zyl, The Citadel, Men’s Tennis
Feb. 14 Jacquelyn Crow, Furman, Women’s Track and Field
Feb. 21 Brandon Barbery, VMI, Baseball
Feb. 28 Savannah Carnahan, Furman Women’s Track and Field
March 7 Megan Woods, Chattanooga, Women’s Golf
March 14 Sawyer Gipson-Long, Mercer, Baseball
March 21 Jordan Gontram, UNCG, Softball
March 28 Stella Preston, Mercer, Softbal
lApril 4 David Gonzalez, ETSU, Men’s Tennis
Apil 11 Geuntae Kim, ETSU, Men’s Golf
April 18 Reona Hirai, Furman, Women’s Golf
April 25 Danni Vines, Furman, Women’s Tennis
May 2 Jasmine Palmer, UNCG, Softball
May 9 Lindsey Zeltwanger, Mercer, Women’s Lacrosse