SLIAC Weekly - Oct. 25

SLIAC Weekly - Oct. 25

 

HEADLINES

Feature Friday with Olivia Wall (Oct. 20)
This week's Feature Friday interview is with MacMurray College volleyball standout Olivia Wall. Olivia talks about volleyball, why she wants to a nurse, and what her superpower would be......MORE

SLIAC Cross Country Championship Preview (Oct. 24, 2017)
Greenville University will look to defend their dual St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships this upcoming weekend. The men's team won its 13th title in program history last season thanks to a deep roster that returns three top ten finishers from last year's championship. The women's team will be looking to add to their conference high 16 titles with their top six finishers returning from last year's championship team......MORE

Spalding Wins Inaugural SLIAC Women's Golf Championship (Oct. 24, 2017)
The Spalding University women's golf team took home the inaugural St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Golf Championship. Playing at Aberdeen Golf Course in Eureka, Mo., a course designed after the Scottish links and style of play, the Golden Eagles battled through two windy and overcast days that truly represented the full Scottish golf experience......MORE

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Men's Soccer (Offensive) Kaleb Keller, Principia
Men's Soccer (Defensive) Nick Lucas, Spalding
Women's Soccer (Offensive) Melissa Kasper, Webster
Women's Soccer (Defensive) Lilly Brauer, Webster
Volleyball (Offensive) Anna Finch, Greenville
Volleyball (Defensive) Devon Marunde, Principia

AROUND THE SLIAC

Blackburn College

The Blackburn men's soccer team notched a 3-0 win over MacMurray on Tuesday for their 6th win of the season. The Beavers got on the board with a goal from Jordan Allen, his team-best 9th of the year. Lucas Rinderer and Bobby Nash each added goals in the second-half while Alex Hammerlinck recorded the shutout in net.

Eureka College

The Eureka volleyball team won their final home match of the season, defeating Fontbonne 3-0. The Red Devils will now close ou the year with four straight road contests, beginning with Spalding on Wednesday before then facing Blackburn and MacMurray in SLIAC games and ending the year with a non-conference game against St. Mary of the Woods.

Fontbonne University

It was quite a week for the Fontbonne soccer programs, with both clinching a spot in the 2017 SLIAC Tournament. The men's team secured their position on Saturday and currently have a conference-best seven wins. The women clinched their spot on Tuesday night after a win over Spalding. This marks the second straight year both programs will be playing in the postseason.

Greenville University

The Greenville women's soccer team is headed to the 2017 SLIAC Tournament for the first time since 2015. The Panthers are currently in a three-way tie for 2nd place in the standings and will close out the regular season with a road game against Blackburn on Saturday.

Iowa Wesleyan University

Iowa Wesleyan's Grace Alongi had a record-breaking performance in her team's win over Eureka. Alongi scored seven goals, a new school, and conference single-game record. She finished the game with 16 goals this season, also setting a new single-season program record. The win marked the Tigers first conference win and third overall win this season.

MacMurray College

The MacMurray volleyball team raised over $1,200 for Cystic Fibrosis. The Highlanders held their annual Cystic Fibrosis Awareness day on September 9th and presented a check for $1,204 to Jan Thompson of the Cystic Fibrosis Gateway Chapter in St. Louis last week. 

Principia College

Kaleb Keller continues to make his name known. The freshman scored five goals last week to push his season total to 17 goals. That mark is already a program record for goals in a season and with one more regular season game to go, he can further that record. Keller currently leads the conference in goals and total points (36) and is a three-time SLIAC Player of the Week winner.

Spalding University

Spalding freshman Kassidy Wallin had a memorable debut in the SLIAC Women's Golf Championship. Wallin was not only part of the conference title-winning team but took away First Team All-Conference honors as well as the SLIAC Player and Newcomer of the Year awards.

Webster University

The Webster women's soccer team will once again take home the SLIAC regular season title. This marks the sixth straight year the Gorloks have won the award and fifth consecutive outright title. The Gorloks will look to close out an undefeated regular season this Saturday which would be the program's 9th time of running the conference schedule.

Westminster College

While the Westminster women's soccer team clinched a spot in the SLIAC Tournament with a win on Tuesday, the men's team will face a win to continue situation on Saturday. With one game left on the schedule, the men's team sits just one game ahead of Spalding in the loss column, however, Spalding holds the tiebreaker by defeating Westminster earlier this fall. 

 

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