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Jake Schwarz (Sr.-Sheboygan, Wis.) and Leah Eisner (Jr.-Stevens Point, Wis.) are the latest Lakeland College athletes to be named Muskies of the Week.
Schwarz, a 6-5 forward for the Muskie men's basketball team, receives the award after being named the Northern Athletics Conference's player of the week on Monday. He averaged 21.5 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists over two games last week, shooting 48.3% from the field and 54.5% from three-point range.
Schwarz had 17 points and seven rebounds on Wednesday before leaving the game with 10 minutes left with a cut above his eye in an eventual 86-81 win over Concordia University Wisconsin on Wednesday. He received stitches for the cut and came back Saturday to pile up 26 points and 17 rebounds in the Muskies' 88-81 win over Marian. Schwarz also became the NAC's all-time scoring leader on Saturday by passing Ben Wisniewski of Edgewood College, breaking Wisniewski's record of 1,719 career points with a free throw in the second half for the 24th of his 26 points in the game.
Eisner, a 6-1 center, received the honor after with three straight double-doubles over three Muskie wins. She finished with career highs of 22 points and 21 rebounds in a 75-68 overtime win over Maranatha Baptist Bible College on Thursday and also added 18 points and 11 rebounds in a Tuesday win over Alverno College and 13 points and 13 rebounds Saturday in a victory over Marian University.
Eisner averaged 17.7 points and 15 rebounds over the three games and also added three assists, four steals and three blocks on the week. She shot 42.6% from the field and 66.7% from the free throw line as Lakeland improved to 4-5 overall and 4-2 in the NAC.