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The Midwest Collegiate Conference has announced its initial weekly honors for the 2011-12 school year. Award winners were: Mike Miroux (Men's Cross Country - Mount Mercy), Bea Foley (Women's Cross Country - Viterbo), Dino Ramic (Men's Soccer Offensive Player - Clarke), Daniel Valencia (Men's Soccer Defensive Player - Clarke), Jordyn Thompson (Women's Soccer Offensive Player - Grand View), Jerika Castillo (Women's Soccer Defensive Player - Ashford), Amy Braaksma (Volleyball Player - Viterbo), Jordan Blaken (Volleyball Libero - Viterbo), Stacie Hoffman (Volleyball Setter - Viterbo), Lacey Taylor (Volleyball Hitter - William Penn), Travis England (Men's Golf - St. Ambrose) and Lauren Lindsley (Women's Golf - Viterbo).

Men's Cross Country
Mike Miroux - Mount Mercy (Sr., from Spring Valley, Ill.)
Miroux placed ninth individually at the Iowa Intercollegiate Meet, finishing with a time of 27:44 on the 8K course.

Women's Cross Country
Bea Foley - Viterbo (Sr., from Greenville, Wis.)
Foley finished 25th of 272 runners at the National Catholic Collegiate Championships in South Bend, Ind., finishing first of all NAIA runners with a time of 18:22 in the 5K.

Men's Soccer Offensive Player
Dino Ramic - Clarke (Jr., Forward from Pasco, Wash.)
Ramic scored three goals in two matches last week, including two game winners, as the Crusaders defeated Cornell and #22 ranked Ashford.

Men's Soccer Defensive Player
Daniel Valencia - Clarke (Jr., Defender from Kennewick, Wash.)
Valencia was at the center of the Crusaders' defense in two wins last week, including an upset of nationally ranked Ashford on Saturday.

Women's Soccer Offensive Player
Jordyn Thompson - Grand View (Jr., Forward from Newton, Iowa)
Thompson scored all four of the Vikings' goals in a pair of wins last week, tallying two goals each in wins over previously undefeated Simpson and Viterbo.

Women's Soccer Defensive Player
Jerika Castillo - Ashford (Jr., Goalkeeper from Iowa City, Iowa)
Castillo recorded shutouts in a pair of matches last week, totaling 15 saves as the Saints defeated Trinity International and Clarke.

Volleyball Player

Amy Braaksma - Viterbo (Sr., Outside Hitter from Randolph, Wis.)
Braaksma had 53 kills, 27 digs and 12 blocks last week as the V-Hawks swept five matches, including a 4-0 record at the Ashford Tournament. She was named to the Ashford all-tourney team.

Volleyball Libero
Jordan Blaken - Viterbo (Jr., from Melrose, Wis.)
Blaken averaged 5.19 digs per game and had one service receipt error in 99 chances, leading the V-Hawks to five more wins last week. She also was named to the all-tourney team at the Ashford Tournament.

Volleyball Setter
Stacie Hoffman - Viterbo (Jr., from Mequon, Wis.)
Hoffman averaged 10.5 assists per game in five V-Hawk wins last week and was named to the Ashford Tournament all-tourney team. She has won the conference's volleyball setter award each of the first three weeks of this year.

Volleyball Hitter
Lacey Taylor - William Penn (Jr., Outside Hitter from Cedar, Iowa)
Taylor had 64 kills as well as 65 digs over five matches last week and was named an all-tournament selection at the Ashford Tournament.

Men's Golf
Travis England - St. Ambrose (Sr., from Moline, Ill.)
England placed second individually with a two-day score of three-over par at the Wisconsin-Green Bay Invitational, competing against golfers from seven NCAA Division I programs.

Women's Golf
Lauren Lindsley - Viterbo (Jr., from Green Bay, Wis.)
Lindsley won medalist honors at the Ripon College Invitational with rounds of 74 and 81 for a two-day score of 155.