Coppage, Warhawk athletes honored
Finding the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference offensive player of the week in football was not a difficult job after games Saturday.
UW-Whitewater Levell Coppage ran away with that honor after he gained 382 of the Warhawks’ 409 yards rushing in a 38-14 victory over UW-Eau Claire.
Coppage, who is only a sophomore, set a UW-Whitewater record, smashing the mark of 286 set by Justin Beaver against UW-La Crosse in 2006. Coppage missed setting a WIAC record by just four yards. That record of 391 yards is held by UW-La Crosse’s Andrew Mocadlo and was set against Stout in 2003.
Coppage finished with three TDs and averaged 9.3 yards on 41 carries.
Dan Montanye, a junior midfielder at UW-Whitewater, earned the WIAC offensive player of the week honors in men’s soccer.
The Mukwonago High graduate led the Warhawks to victories over Finlandia (Mich.) University and regional power Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) College.
Montanye had a goal and an assist in each of the victories. The Warhawks beat Finlandia, 7-0, and Gustavus Adolphus, 2-0.
Jenna Samp, a junior defender, earned WIAC defensive player of the week honors in women’s soccer.
Samp led the Warhawks’ back line. Whitewater shut out Finlandia (Mich.) University, and Samp scored a goal.
Samp then helped Whitewater hold UW-Eau Claire to one goal in a 1-1 double-overtime draw.
Kalla Schaefer went 3-0 at No. 1 singles to earn WIAC women’s tennis player of the week honors.
The sophomore out of Madison Memorial High won all three matches in straight sets. She beat opponents from UW-Stevens Point, UW-La Crosse and UW-Eau Claire.
Schaefer’s victories helped the Warhawks finish the regular season undefeated.