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SLIAC Weekly Release - April 8

SLIAC Weekly Release - April 8

This week in the SLIAC is a weekly review of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. It recaps the prior weeks results and highlights upcoming events. You can also find the latest standings, statistics, schedules and awards.

Westminster's Hahn Sets School Record for Shutouts (April 1, 2015)
Westminster softball sophomore pitcher, Alyson Hahn, broke the Westminster career record for shutout wins on April 1, 2015......MORE

A Day in the Life...Breezy Walton (April 3, 2015)
This week MacMurray College's Breezy Walton, a three sport athlete, took us on a windy tour of campus......HERE

SLIAC Schools Join in D3 Week Celebration (April 7, 2015)
This week marks NCAA Division III Celebration Week, a week when schools promote D III athletics and student-athletes on their campuses and around their communities. Several SLIAC schools have joined in the celebration. To view each school's schedule click on adjoining link after their name: Fontbonne (HERE), Iowa Wesleyan (HERE), Webster (HERE), Westminster (HERE)

SLIAC Game of the Week: Greenville at Eureka (April 7, 2015)
This week's SLIAC Game of the Week features a pair of teams in middle of the softball postseason race; Eureka College and Greenville College......MORE


The SLIAC Players of the Week are honored for their performances during the week. Click on the sport link below to see the full list of 2014-15 Players of the Week. For this week's Player of the Week release - HERE

Baseball - Ray Vogel, Eureka College (Hitter)
                Josh Fleming, Webster University (Pitcher)
Softball -  Becca Mouser, Spalding University (Hitter)
                Alyson Hahn, Westminster College (Pitcher)
Men's Golf - Jonathon Gandia, Spalding University
Women's Tennis - Kelly Adams, Principia College
Men's Track and Field - Logan Shoemaker, Westminster College (Field)
                                     Bruce Gray, Greenville College (Track)
Women's Track and Field - Anna Houston, Westminster College (Field)
                                          Brier Skogsberg, Westminster College (Track)

Baseball l Softball l Men's Tennis l Women's Tennis l Men's Track & Field l Women's Track & Field


School SLIAC Overall   School SLIAC Overall
East Division       Fontbonne 8-0 15-9
Greenville 5-3 5-10
6-2 9-12
Spalding 5-4 9-6   Greenville 3-1
MacMurray 6-5
9-10   Eureka 3-1
Principia 4-8 3-11   Spalding
4-2 6-12
Blackburn 2-6 5-12
  Iowa Wesleyan
4-6 8-10
West Division

  MacMurray 3-5 7-14
Fontbonne 9-0 12-9
  Webster 3-7
Webster 5-3
9-5   Blackburn 2-6
4-4 10-9   Principia 2-8 5-16
Iowa Wesleyan

Eureka 3-8


The Blackburn golf team was in action this week, competing in the MacMurray College Spring Invitational. The Beavers placed fifth in the field of six teams, shooting a one day score of 333. Beaver Matt Liddell placed sixth in the event with a 75.
Eureka baseball took two of three games last weekend in a series against Iowa Wesleyan. The Red Devils won game one 6-5 and closed out the series with a 13-5 win. After falling behind 4-0 in game one the Red Devils plated two runs in the seventh and four in the eighth. Trevor Froehling led the way going 2-for-4 with three runs batted in while Cody Behrens picked up the win. The Red Devils pounded out 14 hits in the final game of the series with Nick Passini going 3-for-5 with three RBI.
The Griffins softball team is hitting their stride, having won seven straight games. They are coming off a double header sweep of Iowa Wesleyan last week to improve to 8-0 in SLIAC play. The Griffins are scheduled to face Westminster on Friday and Eureka on Saturday this week.
Tiffany Samsoe, a sophomore on the Greenville softball team, is pursuing the SLIAC Triple Crown this season. Samsoe is leading the conference in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in this year. She is currently hitting .545 with five home runs and 24 runs batted in. In addition Samsoe has a .592 on base percentage and an .879 slugging percentage.

Iowa Wesleyan recently hosted the Tiger Classic at Sheaffer Memorial Course in Ft. Madison, Iowa. The host Tigers placed fifth in the seven team field, with a team score of 317. Michael Neff led the Tigers in the event with a 78, tying for ninth individually in the event. Patrick Zielinski shot a 79 to tie for 14th while Trent Hoekstra and Tanner Travis each shot an 80 and tied for 17th.

The MacMurray golf team had a strong showing in their own event, the MacMurray Spring Invitational, this week. The Highlanders tied for 3rd with a 309 and placed two players in the top ten individually. Max Reiske and Cory Cooper tied for sixth with a 75, just three shots over par. Tarryn Link just missed the top ten with a 77, tying for 11th.
The Principia women's tennis team moved to 3-0 on the year with a 9-0 blanking of Westminster College on Tuesday. The Panthers' Hanne Anderson moved to 11-4 in singles action this season with a 6-0, 6-0 win at the top spot. Kelly Adams, this week's SLIAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week, also notched a 6-0, 6-0 win at #2 singles.

The Golden Eagle softball team has had a light schedule lately, playing just two games since March 28. Spalding split a double header against Transylvania last Wednesday and had their scheduled games against Eureka postponed. They make up for their slow schedule with games against Greenville, Iowa Wesleyan, Rose-Hulman, and Centre over the next week.

The Webster baseball team had an impressive series sweep of Westminster last weekend, winning 10-0, 5-4, and 5-0. The sweep moved Webster past Westminster to second place in the SLIAC standings in the West Division. Gorlok pitcher Josh Fleming earned SLIAC Pitcher of the Week honors after going nine innings and striking out 14 in game three of the series.
The Blue Jay track and field team had an impressive performance at the CMU Invitational. The Blue Jays took home three of four SLIAC weekly honors for their efforts. Logan Shoemaker was named Men's Field Player of the Week after placing third in the shot put. Anna Houston was named Women's Field Player of the Week after setting three school records and Brier Skogsberg was named Women's Track Player of the Week after a third place finish in the 5000 meter race.


To see a complete schedule of this week's SLIAC action click HERE


Be sure to keep up with the SLIAC using various social media tools. You can follow us on Twitter (@sliac) HERE or Facebook (St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) HERE

Be sure to check out the SLIAC You Tube Channel. There you will find our weekly Feature Friday series where we talk with student-athletes from around the conference and help you get to know them outside of athletics and give you an idea of what it is like to be a NCAA Division III student-athlete. Last week we talked with Breezy Walton, a three-sport athlete, from MacMurray College. You can watch the video HERE

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