Mackenzie Lund, St. Olaf

Mackenzie Lund, St. Olaf

Hudson, Wis. / Hudson

The St. Olaf men's soccer team got off to a great start in conference play last week as it defeated Bethel and Saint John's for a pair of MIAC victories. Senior Mackenzie Lund (Hudson, Wis.) led the Ole offense to six goals in the two games with two goals and one assist, including the game winner in a narrow 2-1 victory over Saint John's. For his performance, Lund was named the MIAC Men's Soccer Athlete-of-the-Week.

Lund's big week started Wednesday in St. Olaf's MIAC-opening 4-2 victory at home against Bethel. He had a goal and an assist to help the Oles get off to a good start in conference competition. The forward followed with his game-winner Saturday on the road at Saint John's when he got out on a breakaway in the second half. This season, Lund's four assists lead the MIAC, and he ranks fifth in points (10) and seventh in goals (three), sixth in shots (21) and fifth in shots on goal (11).

The two victories helped the Oles start out as one of only two teams to win their first two MIAC contests. St. Olaf is now 6-1 overall, and atop the MIAC standings at 2-0. Lund and the Oles hope to keep their winning ways alive Saturday with another conference contest on the road. St. Olaf travels to Moorhead to face Concordia for a 12 p.m. start.

2013 MIAC Men's Soccer Athletes-of-the-Week

DATE     NAME     SCHOOL    
11/11/2013   Will Corcoran   Carleton  
11/4/2013   David Wee   Saint John's  
10/28/2013   Branden McGarrity   Carleton  
10/21/2013   Branden McGarrity   Carleton  
10/14/2013   Peter Passalino   Carleton  
10/7/2013   Miles Stockman-Willis   St. Thomas  
9/30/2013   Neil Bartholomay   Carleton  
9/23/2013   Mackenzie Lund   St. Olaf  
9/16/2013   Miles Stockman-Willis   St. Thomas  
9/9/2013   Ben Henry   Augsburg  
9/3/2013   Michael Coborn   Saint John's