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WIAC Men's and Women's Basketball Athletes of the Week and Standings: January 1-7

01/10/2024, 10:30am CST

From the WIAC --

WIAC Kwik Trip Athletes of the Week
(Week of January 1-7)


Max Love, Sophomore (St. Charles, Ill./North), Forward of UW-Platteville

Love helped the Pioneers start WIAC action with a pair of wins by averaging 23.0 points and 6.5 rebounds across the week, while shooting 53.1 percent (17-of-32) from the floor and 52.4 percent (11-of-21) from three-point range. He opened the week with 19 points, six rebounds, and two assists in a 74-69 win at UW-Eau Claire on Jan. 3, before scoring a career-high 27 points with seven rebounds, two blocks, and one steal against UW-River Falls on Jan. 6. Love made six threes against the Falcons.

Also nominated:

UW-Eau Claire, Carter Huschka, Senior, Forward, Farmington, Minn. (Farmington)
UW-La Crosse, Dustin Derousseau, Sophomore, Guard, Tomah, Wis. (Tomah)
UW-Oshkosh, Michael Metcalf-Grassman, Freshman, Guard, Shawano/Waukesha, Wis. (Shawano)
UW-River Falls, Noah Hanson, Senior, Guard, Eau Claire, Wis. (North)
UW-Stevens Point, Josiah Butler, Freshman, Guard, Appleton, Wis. (Fox Valley Lutheran)
UW-Stout, Brody Fox, Junior, Guard, Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi)
UW-Whitewater, Miles Barnstable, Sophomore, Guard, Sheboygan, Wis. (Howards Grove)


Kacie Carollo, Junior (Whitewater, Wis./Whitewater), Guard of UW-Whitewater

Carollo averaged a double-double to lead UW-Whitewater to a pair of wins during the week. She registered a strong performance to help the Warhawks open conference play with a 79-71 triumph at UW-Oshkosh on Jan. 3, with 19 points and 16 rebounds. She added 14 points and eight boards in a 66-53 win at UW-Eau Claire on Jan. 6. In the pair of victories, Carollo added nine steals, eight assists and a blocked shot. For the week, she shot 44 percent from the floor, averaging 16.5 points and 12.0 rebounds in over 36 minutes played per outing.

Also nominated:

UW-La Crosse, Lauryn Milne, Junior, Guard, Lodi, Wis. (Lodi)
UW-Oshkosh, Mackenzie Tlachac, Senior, Guard, Kewuanee, Wis. (Kewaunee)
UW-Platteville, Sarah Mueller, Senior, Forward, Stevens Point, Wis. (Pacelli)
UW-River Falls, Zoey Buchan, Sophomore, Guard, Johnston, Iowa (Johnston)
UW-Stevens Point, Courtney Krueger, Junior, Guard, Merrill, Wis. (Merrill)
UW-Stout, Raegan Sorensen, Junior, Guard, Centuria, Wis. (Unity)

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