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SLIAC Weekly Release - September 30th

SLIAC Weekly Release - September 30th

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
MacMurray Volleyball Raises Money for Cystic Fibrosis (September 24, 2015)
The MacMurray College volleyball team recently hosted a fundraising event to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This past August MacMurray College hosted Augustana College in a preseason scrimmage.....MORE

Feature Friday with Shontee Pant
(September 25, 2015)

In this week's Feature Friday we sat down with Shontee Pant, a cross country and track and field runner from Principia College. Learn more about what pushes Shontee on the course and in life.....MORE

Six SLIAC Programs Honored by NSCAA (September 28, 2015)
A total of six St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference soccer programs have been honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for their hard work in the classroom.....MORE

SLIAC Game of the Week: Webster at Greenville (September 29, 2015)
Greenville College will host Webster University on the volleyball court in this week's St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Game of the Week. The two teams were among the 2015 SLIAC preseason favorites, with Greenville taking the top spot and Webster picked second......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 Cross Country   Shane Witters-Hicks Principia College
Women's Cross Country   Valerie Martin
Webster University
Men's Soccer (Offensive) Jonny Madrid
Greenville College
  (Defensive) Richie Hershkowitz
Greenville College
Women's Soccer (Offensive) Christin Miller
Blackburn College
  (Defensive) Ellen Woolsey
Westminster College
Volleyball (Offensive) Hannah Marshall
Westminster College
  (Defensive) Erin Downs
Spalding University

Men's Cross Country l Women's Cross Country l Men's Soccer l Women's Soccer l Volleyball l Men's Golf

SLIAC FALL STANDINGS

MEN'S SOCCER
      WOMEN'S SOCCER
      VOLLEYBALL    
School SLIAC Overall   School SLIAC Overall   School SLIAC Overall
Westminster 1-0 7-1
  Webster 1-0 5-3
  Greenville 7-0 11-5
Blackburn 1-0 3-4-1   Spalding
1-0 4-3-1
  Webster 6-1 8-8
Greenville 1-0 4-6
  Greenville 1-0 4-3-2
  Spalding 7-2 7-10
Spalding 1-0 4-6
  Blackburn 1-0 4-4   Westminster
6-2 10-5
Principia 1-0-1 1-5-1
  Westminster 1-0 3-4-1   Fontbonne 6-2 8-12
Webster 0-0-1 1-7-2   Principia 1-1 3-6
  Principia
4-4 6-7
Eureka 1-2
5-3   Iowa Wesleyan
0-1-1 0-6-1   MacMurray 2-5 9-9
Fontbonne 0-1 2-7
  Eureka 0-2-1 3-7-1
  Eureka
1-7 2-12
MacMurray
0-1 0-9
  MacMurray 0-1 3-4
  Iowa Wesleyan
0-7 1-11
Iowa Wesleyan
0-2 2-6
  Fontbonne 0-1 4-6   Blackburn
0-9  0-16

AROUND THE SLIAC

Blackburn freshman Christin Miller was named the SLIAC Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week after recording all four of her team's goals in a 4-2 win over MacMurray College. Miller netted three first-half goals, including the game winner. It marked her second hat trick this season and gives her 11 goals on the year.
The Red Devil volleyball team is going through some growing pains. Eureka has just one junior and no seniors on their squad, with three of their top four hitters freshmen. Freshman Heather Robinson leads the team with 96 kills this season while second year players Meagan Hanney leads the team with 161 assists and Cassandra Beesley leads the team with 128 digs. Eureka is currently 2-12 overall and faces Robert Morris-Peoria, Principia, and Spalding this week.
The Fontbonne women's soccer team picked up a thrilling 2-1 overtime win over Millikin on Tuesday night. The Griffins took an early lead with a goal from Hannah Andrzejewski just six-minutes into the game. A second-half goal by Millikin tied the score up but the Griffins were able to pull out the win when Natalie Sipole scored from 30-yards out just seven minutes into the extra period. Taylor Pulvirenti made four saves in recording the win.
The Greenville men's soccer team swept the SLIAC Men's Soccer weekly awards; with Jonny Madrid being named Offensive Player of the Week and Richie Hershkowitz being named Defensive Player of the Week. Madrid recored a hat trick in his team's 7-0 win over Iowa Wesleyan while Hershkowitz helped his team blank the Tigers, limiting them to just two shots including just one shot on goal. It marks the third consecutive shutout for the Panthers.

The Tiger men's soccer team picked up their second win of the season last week with a 3-0 win over Fairhaven Baptist Bible College. It marked the first shutout of the season for the Tigers as goalkeeper Josh Bonilla recorded five saves in the win. Efrain Anaya, Gabriel Torres, and Ivan Bello-Ponce netted goals for the Tigers while Torres also added two assists.

MacMurray volleyball seniro Alycia Ferrari reached a milestone last week when she recorded her 1,000th career dig. Ferrari was recognized and presented with a game ball prior to her team's match against Fontbonne. Ferrari joins her teammate Alexa Boyer in the Highlanders 1,000 career dig club.
Principia junior Shane Witters-Hicks was named the SLIAC Men's Cross Country Player of the Week after a strong showing in the Brissman-Lundeen Invite hosted by Augustana College. Witters-Hicks completed the 8K course in a time of 25:42, with a 5:11 mile pace. He finished 36th out of 603 runners, setting a new personal best time.

Erin Downs, a senior on the Spalding volleyball team, was named SLIAC Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week. Downs tallied 14 total blocks over four matches, including three conference wins. Downs currently leads the SLIAC in both total blocks and blocks per set.

Webster junior Valerie Martin was named the SLIAC Women's Cross Country Player of the Week. Martin finished her 6K race in a time of 23:39, placing 46th overall. Martin maintained a 6:21 mile pace and finished with the best time in program history by a Gorlok at the long running event; the Brissman-Lundeen Invite.
Westminster senior Lexi Collier had a memorable night on Tuesday, breaking two Blue Jays volleyball career records. Collier become the programs career leader in both kills and blocks. She now has 851 career kills and 271 career blocks. Collier is currently averaging 1.86 kills per set while hitting .354 this season with 12 total blocks.

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.

The latest Feature Friday video was with Shontee Pant, a cross country and track and field runner from Principia College. . Watch the video HERE

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