It was a good week for the Arend family as Elly and Brock, both soccer players for Luther College, were recognized by the Iowa Athletic Conference.

Elly was named the female athlete of the week while Brock was named the men's soccer offensive player of the week.

Elly, a junior forward for the women's soccer team, tallied two goals and four assists as the Norse posted a pair of victories last week. The 2011 graduate of Decorah High School scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Saint Mary's (Minn.) Sept. 25, then tied a Luther single-match record with four assists as the Norse opened IIAC play with an 8-1 over Buena Vista Sept. 28.

Brock, a senior forward for the men's soccer team, scored six points as the Norse posted a trio of victories. A 2010 graduate of DHS, Brock scored a goal and an assist in a 2-1 win over Saint Mary's (Minn.) Sept. 25 and then netted another goal in a 5-1 win over Waldorf the following day. In Luther's 7-0 conference-opening win over Buena Vista, he contributed an assist.

Brock and Elly are the children of Karl and Kristi Arend of Decorah.