Van Sicklen, Macy honored

Men's soccer player named national player of the week

Senior tri-captain Nick Van Sicklen was named the National Player of the Week by College Soccer News Monday. It is the first such honor for the Madison native and complements his Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor, also announced Monday.

Van Sicklen scored five of Wisconsin's six goals and assisted the sixth in the Badgers' two games last week. Sunday Van Sicklen registered his first career hat trick and the game-winner in a 4-3 upset of No. 9 Penn State. Prior to the match-up PSU had not allowed more than two goals in any one game.

Playing short-handed and with urgency to avoid overtime, Van Sicklen preserved the win for the Badgers in dramatic fashion at 89:10, allowing little time for Penn State to retaliate.

Earlier in the week, against in-state rival UW-Milwaukee, Van Sicklen scored both of the Badgers' goals in a 2-1 win.

Van Sicklen now leads the Badgers in goals (7) and points (18). As of Oct. 11, he is ranked third in the Big Ten in points and goals scored.

Van Sicklen and the Badgers next travel to Indiana to take on the third-ranked team in the nation, Friday. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

Macy named WCHA player of the week

Sophomore Lindsay Macy earned the season's first Western Collegiate Hockey Association Offensive Player of the Week honors Monday after tallying eight points on the weekend.

Macy began her 2004-05 season with a goal and four assists Friday night. Three of her four assists went toward linemate Sara Bauer's first career hat trick. Macy registered the second Badger hat trick of the season and the second of her career Saturday night.

The Badgers open WCHA action Saturday and Sunday against Bemidji State. The puck drops at 2:05 p.m. both days.

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