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WIAC Men's and Women's Basketball Athletes of the Week and Standings: January 8-14

01/17/2024, 2:30pm CST

From the WIAC --

WIAC Kwik Trip Athletes of the Week
(Week of January 8-14)


Jack Leifker, Sophomore (Blaine, Minn./Spring Lake Park), Center of UW-River Falls

Leifker helped lead the Falcons to a pair of WIAC wins at home over UW-Eau Claire and UW-Oshkosh, averaging 22.0 points per game off 19-of-34 shooting from the field. He also collected a team-high 8.0 rebounds per game and tied his career-high with 25 points against the Blugolds on Jan. 10.

Also nominated:

UW-Eau Claire, Drew Maloney, Junior, Guard, St. Charles, Minn. (St. Charles)
UW-La Crosse, JJ Paider, Sophomore, Forward, Neenah, Wis. (Neenah)
UW-Oshkosh, Michael Metcalf-Grassman, Freshman, Guard, Shawano/Waukesha, Wis. (Shawano)
UW-Platteville, Ben Probst, Senior, Guard, Madison, Wis. (La Follette)
UW-Stevens Point, Josiah Butler, Freshman, Guard, Appleton, Wis. (Fox Valley Lutheran)
UW-Stout, Brody Fox, Junior, Guard, Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi)
UW-Whitewater, Trevon Chislom, Senior, Forward, McFarland, Wis. (McFarland)


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

Carollo averaged a double-double and hit two career milestones in a pair of UW-Whitewater wins during the week that helped the Warhawks to the best start in program history at 15-0. She registered 18 points and 13 rebounds in a 53-44 win against UW-Stevens Point before dropping 30 points, a career high, and adding eight boards in an 80-70 victory over UW-Stout. Carollo reached the 500 career rebounds and 1,000 career points milestones against the Blue Devils. For the week, she shot over 50-percent from the floor (17-of-33), over 60-percent from three-point range (5-of-8) and was perfect from the free throw line (9-of-9). Carollo averaged 24 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3 steals and 2.5 assists in 38.5 minutes played.

Also nominated:

UW-Eau Claire, Kylie Strop, Junior, Guard, River Falls, Wis. (River Falls)
UW-La Crosse, Lauryn Milne, Junior, Guard, Lodi, Wis. (Lodi)
UW-Oshkosh, Kennedy Osterman, Senior, Guard, Pewaukee, Wis. (Pewaukee)
UW-Platteville, Sarah Mueller, Senior, Forward, Stevens Point, Wis. (Pacelli)
UW-River Falls, Olivia Miron, Junior, Forward, Dresser, Wis. (St. Croix Falls)
UW-Stevens Point, Gabby Gawlitta, Junior, Forward, Franklin, Wis. (Franklin)

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