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SLIAC Weekly Release - Nov. 19

SLIAC Weekly Release - Nov. 19

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.


Emory Ends Webster's Season (November 14, 2014)
The Webster University volleyball team's 2014 season ended with a 3-0 loss to the #6 ranked and #1 seeded Emory University, in the first round of the NCAA III Regional.....MORE 

Webster Falls To Chicago In First Round (November 15, 2014)
The Webster University women's soccer team fell in first round NCAA III Regional play, losing to host University of Chicago, 1-0, on November 15.....MORE

Westminster Knocked Out By Loras (November 15, 2014)
The Westminster men's soccer team was knocked out of the NCAA Tournament by Loras College once again on Saturday, November 11. The Loras Duhawks will advance to the second round of the tournament with the 2-0 win.....MORE

Principia's Richards Headed To Nationals (November 17, 2014)
The Principia cross country teams closed out their season with a race at the Midwest Region; with men's runner Nate Richards qualifying for a spot at nationals.....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

Men's Basketball- Jeff Ross, Principia College
Women's Basketball- Kelsey Shoemake, Eureka College

Men's Basketball l Women's Basketball


Men's Basketball
Women's Basketball



School SLIAC Overall   School SLIAC Overall
Iowa Wesleyan
--- 1-0   Principia --- 1-0
Principia --- 1-0   Spalding --- 2-1
Eureka --- 1-1   Eureka --- 1-1
Spalding --- 1-1   Webster --- 1-1
Webster --- 1-1   Westminster --- 1-1
MacMurray --- 0-0   Blackburn --- 0-0
Greenville --- 0-1   Fontbonne --- 0-0
Blackburn --- 0-2   Iowa Wesleyan
--- 0-0
Fontbonne --- 0-2   Greenville --- 0-1
Westminster --- 0-2   MacMurray --- 0-3


The Blackburn men's basketball team opened their season with a pair of games in the Colorado College Tournament. The Beavers fell to the host 81-64 and dropped the second game of the tournament 136-112 against Grinnell. Five Beavers scored in double figures in the high scoring affair against Grinnell.

For the first time this season and the fifth time of her collegiate career, Eureka College senior forward Kelsey Shoemake was named St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week. Shoemake poured in 33 points and added 15 rebounds on the road against Knox College

Check out an interview with Fontbonne first year head coach Maureen Sias as she talks about the 2014-15 season. Watch the interview HERE The Griffins open their season on Wednesday night against Illinois College.

The Greenville hoops teams opened their 2014-15 season in a double header against Elmhurst. The women's team fell 71-64 with Claire Schmitt leading the way with 14 points. The Panther men's team lost 92-75 as Michael Hohm led the team with 15 points.

The Iowa Wesleyan men's basketball team got off to a strong start this season with an 85-76 win over Central Christian in their season opener. Last year the Tigers dropped their first two games of the season and finished the year with just six wins. The Tigers return to action with three more road contests over the next week as they will face Ozark Christian, Faith Baptist, and Knox.

The MacMurray women's basketball team got off to a busy start to the season, playing three games in a three day stretch. The Highlanders dropped all three contests; Hendrix, Rhodes, and Illinois College. Kaydee Carmody is off to a quick start and leads the team in scoring at 12.0 points per game.
Men's Basketball player Jeff Ross was named SLIAC Player of the Week after leading the Panthers to a win in their 2014-15 season opener. Ross scored a game high 24 points in the 81-50 win over Lincoln Christian. Ross was 8-of-11 from the field. He added 14 rebounds, four assists, and two blocked shots in the game while going 8-of-11 from the free-throw line. Six of his eight rebounds came on the offensive end while putting together a 2-to-1 turnover ratio.

The Spalding women's basketball team opened the season with a pair of wins before falling to Transylvania. The Golden Eagles defeated Bluffton and Dominican before having their win streak snapped in a 73-60 loss. Transfer Kayla Styles has led the team in scoring thus far, averaging 16.7 points per game while adding 9.0 rebounds per game.

The Webster men's basketball team started the year by splitting a pair of games in their first week; falling to Monmouth but rebounding with a win over Knox. Ahmad Smith poured in 30 points in the win for the Gorloks. The women's basketball team also went 1-1, defeating Dominican but falling to Bluffton.
The Westminster women's basketball team started their year with a 75-70 win over Millikin. Andrea Zalis led the Blue Jays with 17 points while Mackenzie Haddox chipped in with 14 points and Sadie Theroff added 12 points.


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


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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. This week we headed to MacMurray College, winner of the SLIAC Fall Canned Drive competition, to see why giving back to the community is so important. Watch the video HERE

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