April 3, 2012
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern's March Sports Performance Athletes of the Month are Katie Landgrebe of women's soccer and Scott Lakin of men's soccer, Director of Sports Performance Jason Pullara announced today (April 3).
"Our March Athletes of the Month are representatives from our soccer programs," Pullara said. "Freshmen Katie Landgrebe and sophomore Scott Lakin have been taking full advantage of their off-season training programs. Both of them have had a steady approach of continued improvement and this month was no different. These two athletes could be nominated each month but have truly gone above and beyond and their consistent work ethic has been a tremendous example for their teammates to follow. Scott and Katie are two underclassmen with bright futures ahead of them at Northwestern and we are excited to be a part of their development."
Katie Landgrebe (Women's Soccer)
Katie is a tremendous worker and leader in the sports performance facility. She brings a great attitude each day and a high level of energy to workouts and practices. Katie has a great appreciation for what sports performance is all about and how the hard work that she puts in translates into exceptional soccer play. Katie was a top performer in all categories of pre-offseason testing.
Sports Performance Coach Tyler Jorgensen says: "Katie showed great aspects of power, strength, quickness and acceleration which are all great attributes to perform at a high level on the soccer field, but most importantly it is the motivation and great work ethic that Katie has displayed throughout the year that has had such a great impact on her teammates." Great job Katie, keep up the good work!
Scott Lakin (Men's Soccer)
Scott Lakin is accustomed to success both on and off the field. As an Academic All-Big Ten player, Scott has always been one to put in the extra time to stay ahead. This same attitude and discipline has propelled him in the sports performance realm, finishing as one of the top performers this month. Scott hopes to carry over his successes in the weight room to the Spring Season.
Sports Performance Coach Derek Sulo says: "Scott is a hard worker not some of the time, but all of the time. It takes a consistent effort to succeed in the Big Ten."
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