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SLIAC Weekly Release - September 21

SLIAC Weekly Release - September 21

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
Feature Friday with Connor Hanley (September 16, 2016)
In this week's SLIAC Feature Friday we sat down with St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference fall intern Connor Hanley, a Fontbonne University student-athlete, and where he wants to go in his career.....MORE

Spalding Men's Soccer Participates In Community Soccer Clinic (September 16, 2016)
The Spalding University Men's Soccer traveled to the Walden School this past week for a community soccer clinic. The Walden School's athletic department is headed by former Spalding Soccer player and SU alum David Gross, who invited the SUMS staff and players out for an afternoon with their players.....MORE

SLIAC Game of the Week: MacMurray at Eureka - Men's Soccer (September 20, 2016)
The Game of the Week will take place Saturday, September 24 in Eureka, Illinois at 4 p.m. MacMurray enters the game with a 2-4 overall record while Eureka is currently 2-0-1. Saturday's game will feature the top two scorers in the SLIAC; Eureka's James Bowen and MacMurray's Bernardo Oseguera going against each other.....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

Men's Cross Country   Glenn Teubner
Westminster College
Women's Cross Country   Jessie Kuykendall
Westminster College
Men's Soccer (Offensive) Bernardo Oseguera
MacMurray College
  (Defensive) Charles Dalton Greenville College
Women's Soccer (Offensive) Lyndi Saccaro
MacMurray College
  (Defensive) Tayler Pulvirenti
Fontbonne University
Volleyball (Offensive) Hannah Marshall
Westminster College
  (Defensive) Cierra Howard
Iowa Wesleyan 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
-- 4-2
  Spalding -- 4-2-1
  Greenville 5-0 9-2
Eureka -- 2-1-1   Eureka -- 1-1
  Westminster 5-0 8-3
Greenville -- 3-4-1
  MacMurray -- 3-3   Webster 5-1 9-4
Blackburn
-- 2-3-2
  Fontbonne -- 3-4-1   Iowa Wesleyan
3-2 4-4
Principia -- 3-4
  Greenville -- 3-4   Principia 3-4 5-4
MacMurray -- 2-4
  Westminster -- 2-4
  Spalding
1-2 7-5
Webster
-- 2-5   Blackburn
-- 2-6-1   Fontbonne 1-3 3-5
Spalding -- 2-6   Webster -- 1-5
  Eureka
1-4 3-6
Iowa Wesleyan
-- 1-5-1
  Principia -- 1-6
  MacMurray
0-3 0-12
Fontbonne
-- 0-6-1
  Iowa Wesleyan
-- 0-6   Blackburn 0-5 1-11

AROUND THE SLIAC

The Blackburn soccer programs have spent the month of September raising money for pediatric cancer research. The Beavers held several youth clinics, which were free for the community. Donations were accepted for attending. In addition the Beavers sold t-shirts and held a raffle with proceeds going directly to Cookies for Kid's Cancer.

The Eureka women's soccer team will finally return to action this week when they open up SLIAC play at home. The Red Devils have not played a game since Sept. 9, nearly two weeks ago. They return to the field on Wednesday with a game against Blackburn and then host MacMurray on Saturday. The Red Devils are currently 1-1 on the year.
Fontbonne senior goalkeeper Tayler Pulvirenti was named the SLIAC Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. Pulvirenti stopped 10 shots over two games last week. She allowed just one goal and finished with a .909 save percentage while helping the Griffins go 1-1 on the week.
The Greenville volleyball team powered their way to a 3-1 win over Webster in last week's SLIAC Game of the Week. The Panthers remain one of just two undefeated teams in SLIAC play after winning 25-22, 25-12, 17-25, 25-23. For the full story click HERE

The busy month for the Tigers men's soccer team continues as they will play two more games this week. By the time the month is over the Tigers will have played 11 games this month. After winning their 2016 opener against Crown (Minn.) the Tigers are still looking for their second mark in the win column. They have suffered some tough luck losses, with three losses by one goal. They host Coe and Blackburn this week as they look for win #2.

MacMurray College recently launched a new athletics website. The new site, designed by Sidearm Sports, can be seen by going to www.mchighlanders.com

The Principia volleyball team has won three of their last four matches, all conference matches, with each win being a 3-0 sweep of their opponent. After defeating Blackburn and Fontbonne in their last two outings the Panthers will step out of conference this weekend with four matches at the Illinois College Tournament. Principia is currently 5-4 overall and 3-4 in the SLIAC.
Spalding University women's soccer player Alyssa Logan accepted the 2016 Courage Award at the Louisville Women's Sports Network WISH Awards Tuesday evening at the Crowne Plaza. The Courage Award is given annually to one athlete who overcomes adversity, and displays courage through their journey serving as a role model for female athletics throughout the Louisville sports community.....FULL STORY
Webster's annual Dig Pink night will be held the weekend of October 7-8. There will be silent auction items, raffles, and contests to raise money for the Side Out Foundation all weekend long. The Gorloks will host Spalding University on that Friday and Principia College and Iowa Wesleyan on that Saturday. If you can't make the matches that weekend you can still donate by going HERE
Westminster swept the SLIAC Cross Country Player of the Week awards this week with Glenn Teubner and Jessie Kuykendall taking home the awards. Teubner finished second overall in his 8K race, running a personal best time of 26:16. Kuykendall was third overall in her 5K race and set a new program record with a time of 18:45.

 

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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HERE , Facebook (St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) HERE , or on Instagram (@SLIAC) 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 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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