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Cardinals announce Best In The Nest award winners

September 21, 2020

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WINONA, Minn. — It was a year to remember for Saint Mary’s University’s Kyle Lichttenegger (De Pere, Wis.) and Jordyn Matthews (Seattle, Wash.)

Lichttenegger took the track and field world by storm, earning a pair of All-American honors during the indoor track and field season, while Matthews raised more than a few eyebrows during her inaugural campaign with the Saint Mary’s women’s soccer team.

And Friday evening, the duo were rewarded for their efforts during the 2019-20 season, as Matthews was named Saint Mary’s Outstanding Female Athlete and Lichttenegger was selected Outstanding Male Athlete as part of Saint Mary’s athletic department’s Virtual Best of the Nest awards ceremony.

Lichttenegger and Matthews weren’t the only Cardinal student-athletes recognized during the virtual evening of celebration, either.

Dual-sport athlete Hallie Schmeling (Onalaska, Wis.) of the women’s basketball and softball teams, and men’s basketball’s Sawyer Rosner (Phelps, Wis.) were named Outstanding Female and Male Scholar Athletes, respectively, while Matthews picked up her second award of the night, being named Newcomer of the Year, and the Cardinal men’s basketball team took home Team of the Year honors.

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