SLIAC Weekly Release - April 5

SLIAC Weekly Release - April 5

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

SLIAC Schools Prepare To Celebrate Division III Week (March 30, 2017)
Beginning on Monday, April 3 the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) and its ten member institutions will proudly join in celebrating the annual NCAA Division III week. This marks the sixth year that the NCAA will celebrate student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and all individuals associated with an NCAA Division III institution or conference. Division III week will run from April 3-10 and will include various events on campuses across the country.....MORE

Feature Friday with Luke Jarvis (March 31, 2017)
This week's SLIAC Feature Friday is with MacMurray College student-athlete Luke Jarvis. Jarvis talks about playing two sports in college and what last year's run to the baseball conference tournament was like.....MORE

SLIAC Game of the Week: Principia at Eureka (April 4, 2017)
This week's SLIAC Game of the Week is a baseball doubleheader between Principia College and Eureka College. The doubleheader will take place on Friday, April 7 with games set for a 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. start in Eureka, Illinois.....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 2016-17 Players of the Week. For this week's Player of the Week release - HERE

Baseball Hitter
Connor Coyne
Principia College
Baseball Pitcher
Sam Huesgen
Westminster College
Softball Hitter Aubrie Vaughn
Westminster College
Softball Pitcher Alyson Hahn
Westminster College
Men's Field
Austin Lawrence
Fontbonne University
Men's Track Daniel Kaiser
Spalding University
Women's Field Raven Venegas Fontbonne University
Women's Track Shannon McCaul
Westminster College
Men's Tennis Jules Kitchingman Principia College
Women's Tennis Monica Behrle Webster University
Men's Golf Michael Neff
 Iowa Wesleyan University

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FINAL SLIAC WINTER STANDINGS

BASEBALL
      SOFTBALL      
East Division              
School SLIAC Overall   School SLIAC Overall  
Spalding
6-1
16-7
  Westminster 4-0 11-9
 
Principia
2-1
11-6
  Eureka 2-0
9-5
 
Greenville
3-3 11-11
  Greenville 2-0
9-8
 
MacMurray 4-5
12-10
  Iowa Wesleyan
2-0
5-9
 
Blackburn 1-4
4-15
  Webster
3-1
15-8
 
West Division       Spalding
1-3
6-7
 
Webster 4-0
13-7
  Fontbonne
0-0
2-10
 
Westminster 4-3
9-6
  MacMurray
0-2
1-16
 
Fontbonne
2-3
7-14
  Blackburn 0-4
4-8
 
Eureka
2-3 4-12
  Principia 0-4 0-6
 
Iowa Wesleyan
3-8
9-16
 
 
 

AROUND THE SLIAC

Blackburn College is joining in the celebration of the nation-wide NCAA Division III Week. You can view a video of Blackburn student-athletes talking about their D3 experience HERE
The Eureka baseball team had a thrilling 6-5 extra inning win over Fontbonne on Sunday, to wrap up their three game series against the Griffins. Eureka will look to carry that momentum into this weekend's action as they host Principia and Spalding in a pair of conference doubleheaders.
Former Fontbonne University pitcher Vinny Santarsiero was promoted to the Single A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization earlier this week. Santarsiero, who pitched for the Griffins before signing a deal to play professional baseball, was placed on the Great Lakes Loons roster. For the full story click HERE
The Greenville baseball team picked up a doubleheader sweep of Fontbonne on Tuesday, winning game one 3-2 and game two 7-5. The Panthers needed two runs in the bottom of the seventh to secure the game one win and held off a late push by the Griffins, who plated four runs in the final two innings, in game two for their third conference win of the year. Greenville will face Blackburn in a three-game series this weekend.

Steve Williamson, Athletic Director and Head Women's Basketball Coach at Iowa Wesleyan, has announced he will be stepping down from both positions and taking the head coaching position at William Penn University. Williamson, a 2000 graduate of Iowa Wesleyan, has led the women's program for the last 13 seasons and served as athletic director for the last three years. For the full story click HERE

MacMurray was able to salvage one game of their scheduled three-game series against Blackburn last week, with Wednesday's doubleheader being postponed. The Highlanders won the only game 7-5, tallying a run in each of the final three innings to secure the win. MacMurray is 12-10 on the season and faces Fontbonne in a conference doubleheader on Saturday and Knox in a non-conference game on Sunday.

The Panthers women's tennis team defeated Westminster 6-3 to move to 2-0 in conference action this spring. Principia took two of three doubles matches on the day. Paige Cooley, Caitlin Carney, Nathalie DeLoach, and Anh Vu all picked up wins in singles action. The Panthers will have three matches next week includin a show down against Webster on Thursday.

After winning four straight games, all conference contests, the Spalding baseball team has improved to 6-1 in SLIAC action and are in first-place in their division. Spalding puts their streak on the line with a pair of road doubleheaders this weekend as they face Eureka on Saturday and Fontbonne on Sunday.

The Gorlok softball team has won three straight games including a sweep of Principia earlier this week. The Gorloks won 9-0 and 12-1 to move to 3-1 in conference play this season. Morgan Mansur picked up the shutout in game one while Alexis Spriggs recorded the win in game two. Webster finished with 25 combined hits in the two games. The Gorloks will start an eight game home stand on Saturday against Iowa Wesleyan.
The Westminster softball team won all four conference games last week, sweeping MacMurray and Spalding, to move atop the SLIAC standings. The Blue Jays also swept the SLIAC weekly softball awards with Aubrie Vaughn being named Hitter of the Week and Alyson Hahn winning Pitcher of the Week. Westminster is set to face Eureka in a doubleheader on Saturday.

 

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
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Be sure to check out the SLIAC Feature Friday interview series. Each Friday we will feature 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.

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