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SLIAC Weekly Release - January 20

SLIAC Weekly Release - January 20

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

HEADLINES
Webster To Host NCAA Baseball Regional (January 13, 2016)

Webster University has been approved as host for the Central Regional of the 2016 NCAA Division III Baseball  Championship.  The Central Regional will take place at GCS Ballpark in Sauget, IL, on May 18-22, 2016.....MORE

Iowa Wesleyan's Massner Breaks School Record (January 14, 2016)
Iowa Wesleyan took on Blackburn College in a SLIAC matchup last night in Carlinville, Illinois. The Tigers looked to continue their winning streak and remain unbeaten in conference play.....MORE

SLIAC Game of the Week: Principia at Greenville (January 19, 2016)
This week's SLIAC Game of the Week features Spalding University and Westminster College in a women's basketball battle for position in the conference standings.....MORE

SLIAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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 2015-16 Players of the Week. For this week's Player of the Week release - HERE

Men's Basketball

Tim Daniel
Greenville College
Women's Basketball

Kara Johnson
Principia College

Men's Basketball l Women's Basketball

SLIAC WINTER STANDINGS

MEN'S BASKETBALL
      WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
     
School SLIAC Overall   School SLIAC Overall  
Iowa Wesleyan
6-2
10-5   Iowa Wesleyan
7-1 12-3
 
Westminster 6-3
6-9   Greenville 7-1 11-4
 
Fontbonne
5-3
7-8   Westminster 7-2 11-4  
Spalding 5-3 7-8   Spalding 5-3 11-4  
MacMurray 4-4 7-8   Webster 5-3 8-7
 
Webster 4-4 7-8   Fontbonne 4-4 5-9  
Eureka 4-4
6-9   Eureka 3-5 4-11
 
Greenville 4-4 5-10   Blackburn 2-6 2-13
 
Blackburn 3-5
4-11
  Principia 1-8 1-13  
Principia 0-9 3-11   MacMurray 0-8 0-15
 

AROUND THE SLIAC

The Blackburn men's basketball team nearly pulled off an upset over Iowa Wesleyan last week, coming up short 82-81. The Beavers trailed by just one with 41-seconds left. The Beavers had three possessions at the end but were unable to get a shot off on any of their trips. Jamie Moore led the Beavers with 22 points and six rebounds.
Eureka's Shea Feehan helped lead the Red Devils to an 83-75 win over Blackburn last Saturday at home, extending the Red Devils home record to a perfect 6-0 on the season. Feehan finished the game with 19 points in just 18 minutes off the bench, going 10-of-11 from the free-throw line. Feehan was honored by Hero Sports as their Hero of the Week for his efforts the previous week. 
The Fontbonne men's and women's soccer teams will hold their annual Trivia Night on Saturday, February 27th. The event will be just $20 per person for tables with 8-10 people. Admission includes drinks and light snacks and participants may bring their own food but no outside alcohol. To RSVP or for more information email bhoener@fontbonne.edu
The Greenville women's basketball team has won five straight games, the longest active streak in the SLIAC, to improve to 11-4 overall and 7-1 in conference play. The Panthers are on the road this week against Eureka (Wednesday) and Webster (Saturday). The five game winning streak is the team's longest since winning five in a row early in the 2012-13 season.

The last remaining undefeated women's basketball team in conference play fell last weekend when Iowa Wesleyan fell 72-63 to Greenville. The Tigers fell behind 10-0 to start the game and were never able to recover. The Tigers shot just 37-percent in the game and were out rebounded by 15. Rachel Williams was the lone Tiger to score in double figures with 26 points. The Tigers return to action against Webster and MacMurray this week.

Last weekend the MacMurray volleyball team held their annual awards banquet, remembering the 2015 season and honoring several players. This past fall marked the first time in program history the Highlanders had back to back double digit win seasons since 1998-99. Morgan Hauser (kills), Alexa Boyer (assists), and Aly Ferrari (digs) all made their mark in the Highlander record books. For a full list of team award winners click HERE
The Principia women's basketball team nearly knocked off Westminster on Tuesday night, falling 65-55. The Panthers welcomed back Rachel Perera and used that return to spark the team to an early lead. The Panthers led 15-11 after the first quarter but saw their lead evaporate in the third quarter. Kara Johnson led all players with 27 points and 13 rebounds while Perera finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The Spalding men's basketball team has won three in a row, after topping Principia, MacMurray, and Webster over the last week and a half. The Golden Eagles are now 7-8 overall and 5-3 in the SLIAC with their longest winning streak of the season. They have a pair of road games this week as they look to continue their winning streak. They face Blackburn on Thursday and will travel to Westminster on Saturday.

Webster University's Kyle Uhrich has been named to the D3baseball.com's preseason All-American team.  Uhrich, a first baseman from Webster Groves, MO (Webster Groves HS), was named to the All-American Second Team after leading NCAA Division III in home runs last year with 17 and adding 63 runs batted in while hitting .354. 
The Westminster women's soccer team is set to host the second annual Winter ID Camp on February 7, 2016, at 1:30-3:30 pm. The 2016 Winter ID Camp is a collegiate run camp for U15-U18s, including goalkeepers, at the Moohlah Shriner Facility in St. Louis, Missouri. To register or for more information, please visit here.

THIS WEEK'S SLIAC SCHEDULE

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

KEEP UP WITH THE SLIAC ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Be sure to keep up with the SLIAC using various social media platforms. You can follow us on Twitter (@sliac) HERE or Facebook (St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) HERE Don't forget to share your game day photos from around the conference by using #SLIACtion on your tweets.

Be sure to check out the SLIAC You Tube Channel. Each Friday is the Feature Friday series featuring interviews with student-athletes, coaches, and administrators from around the SLIAC. You can also view our previous feature videos, where you can get to know our student-athletes outside of athletics and get an idea of what it is like to be a NCAA Division III student-athlete, as well as conference tournament highlight videos. Check out all of our YouTube Videos HERE


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