Dec. 4, 2013
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern's November Sports Performance Athletes of the Month are Nancy Dunbar, a sophomore on the lacrosse team and Joe Hoscheit, a freshman on the baseball team, Assistant A.D. for Sports Performance Jason Pullara announced Wednesday.
"The Sports Performance staff is thrilled to recognize these two underclassmen for the progress they have made in their off-season programs. Nancy and Joe have worked with great consistency the past months and their efforts are reflected in the progress they have made and the impact they have had on their teammates," Pullara said.
Nancy Dunbar (Lacrosse)
Dunbar made significant contributions on the lacrosse team as a freshman, playing in 21 of 22 games and handing out nine assists as the Wildcats posted a 19-3 record and a ninth straight appearance in the NCAA semifinals.
"Nancy is a quiet worker and is constantly looking to improve in all aspects of her training. Her consistency each day is a stabilizing factor for her and her teammates. Nancy's attitude is exactly what we have been looking for during this off-season, a staunch effort during every workout and grasping every opportunity she has to compete and win. She is fearless in her approach and expects the best out of herself during every rep," Pullara said.
Hoscheit, a true freshman on the baseball team, has yet to play a game as a Wildcat but has already exhibited the same discipline and hard work that helped him earn honors as team captain and team MVP in baseball and football in high school. "Joe is naturally gifted and extremely hard working. He consistently pushes himself and his teammates out of their comfort zones. His determination, positive attitude and work ethic are simply awe-inspiring," Assistant Director of Sports Performance Joe Nudo said. "Joe is just getting started. As a freshman, he has already raised the bar for the other position players."
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