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.
Feature Friday with Emelie Fredrickson (October 16, 2015)
In this week's Feature Friday we sat down with Emelie Fredrickson, a women's soccer player from Principia College. Learn all about Emelie's involvement in volunteering in Columbia this past summer.....MORE
Belman Ties Westminster Career and Season Win Marks (October 18, 2015)
Westminster's goalkeeper Raul Belman tied the career and season goalkeeper wins record during today's 2-0 shutout over Blackburn.....MORE
Greenville Rededicates Scott Burgess Memorial Tennis Courts (October 19, 2015)
On October 16 as part of homecoming festivities, Greenville College rededicated the Scott Burgess Memorial Tennis Courts. With the completion of the project Greenville now has six full courts for use in not only intercollegiate athletics but will also serve as a site for local high school competition and the Greenville community.....MORE
Greenville Alum and NBA Executive John Hammond Returns To Campus (October 20, 2015)
Greenville College alum and NBA Executive John Hammond returned to campus last week and sat down with local media and Greenville students to discuss his journey to the NBA and what makes a good leader.....MORE
SLIAC Game of the Week: Westminster at Spalding (October 20, 2015)
This week's SLIAC Game of the Week will feature two teams in the middle of the SLIAC Volleyball Postseason race with Westminster College facing Spalding University.....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
|Women's Cross Country||Moly Works
|Men's Soccer||(Offensive)||Alex Phillips
|Women's Soccer||(Offensive)||Dani Pearce
SLIAC FALL STANDINGS
AROUND THE SLIAC
The Blackburn men's soccer team recorded their first conference victory of the season last week, a 1-0 win over Eureka. The Beavers won the defensive battle which featured just four combined shots on goal, out shooting the Red Devils 9-8. The only goal of the contest came off the foot of Sam Lomanto at the 65-minute mark while Jordan Greene made one save in picking up the shutout win.
The Red Devil volleyball team got back into the win column for the first time in a month when they defeated Robert Morris-Springfield 3-0 at home in a non-conference match. Eureka was led by Heather Robinson with six kills and five assists as the Red Devils took the match by the scores of 25-19, 25-14, and 25-18. Beth Mickna added six kills while Meagan Hanney finished with a team high eight assists.
The Fontbonne cross country programs fielded full teams this past weekend as they competed in the Evansville Invitational. On the men's side Chris Brown set a personal best with a time of 28:50 while on the women's side Olivia Beggs finished 37th overall with a time of 20:28. Both teams finished ninth in the field of ten teams at the race.
Last week Greenville senior Jamie Schollenbruch was recognized for reaching the 2,000 career dig mark. She accomplished the feat against Spalding on October 8th and currently has 2,074 career digs. The Greenville career record is held by Kerry Hammer with 2,261. Schollenbruch and the Panthers are currently in first place in the SLIAC and have won at least a share of the SLIAC regular season title for six consecutive years.
The Iowa Wesleyan golf team wrapped up their fall season last week with a performance in the William Penn Univeristy Fall Classic. The Tigers finished fifth in the field with a team score of 629. Kiley Miller paced the Tigers with a two day score of 155, placing 36th overall. Tanner Travis and Patrick Zielinski each shot a 156 and finished tied for 40th place.
Highlander senior Morgan Hauser was named the SLIAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week after two strong performances last week. Hauser totaled 40 kills in two matches including 21 kills against Principia. On the week she averaged 4.4 kills per set, hitting .330 with just seven errors. She averaged 4.8 points per set and added 21 digs.
It has been quite the season for Principia's Shane Witters-Hicks as he claimed his third SLIAC Men's Cross Country Player of the Week award this week. Witters-Hicks finished second out of 65 runners at the Illinois College Inviational last weekend. He completed the 8K course in a time of 26:44.
The Spalding men's and women's soccer teams recently visited the Bluegrass Center for Autism last week, spending time with over 30 special needs kids. The Spalding student-athletes spent time playing soccer and tag with the children. For more information on the Golden Eagles visit click HERE
The Gorlok men's soccer team has won four of their last five games and are coming off a win over MacMurray. The Gorloks are now 4-1-1 in SLIAC play and sit in third place in the conference standings, just ahead of Spalding. The Gorloks will face Spalding in a mid-week contest before closing out the week with a game against Iowa Wesleyan.
The Westminster volleyball team had their 11 match win streak snapped in a 3-1 loss to #1 ranked Washington University-St. Louis on Tuesday night. The Blue Jays took the opening set of the match 25-18 but fell 25-16, 25-18, and 25-21 in the next three. After hitting .276 in the opening set the Blue Jays finished the match hitting just .116. During the match Hannah Marshall recorded her 100th career service ace.
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 Emelie Fredrickson, a women's soccer player from Principia College. Watch the video HERE