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SLIAC Weekly Release - November 9

SLIAC Weekly Release - November 9

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.

Eight Is Great For Webster Women's Soccer (November 4, 2016)
The number is eight is great for the Webster University women's soccer team as they won their 8th SLIAC Tournament title in program history, defeating Fontbonne University in the championship game 2-1 on Friday night.....MORE

Blue Jays Come From Behind Late To Continue Reign (November 5, 2016)
Westminster College tallied two second-half goals to come from behind and take down top-seeded Spalding University 3-2 in the 2016 SLIAC Men's Soccer Championship game. The win is Westminster's fourth consecutive SLIAC Tournament title, the most consecutive titles in conference history......MORE

Greenville Goes Back To Back (November 5, 2016)
Greenville College joined an elite group becoming just the third program to win back to back SLIAC Tournaments, claiming the 2016 title with a 3-0 sweep of Westminster College. The Panthers rolled to a 25-17, 25-19, 25-16 win in the championship match as the program wins their third conference tournament in program history.....MORE


Below is a list of the 2016 SLIAC Individual Award winners for the fall sports. To see a complete list of the award winners and All-Conference teams click the sport link on the left column.

Men's Soccer Player of the Year
Osman Hussein
Spalding University
  Defensive Player of the Year
Joey Lesher Spalding University
  Newcomer of the Year Osman Hussein Spalding University
  Coach of the Year Adam Boyer Spalding University
Women's Soccer Player of the Year
Allison Ferguson
Webster University
  Defensive Player of the Year
Elena Bloma
Webster University
  Newcomer of the Year Breanna Thomas Greenville College
  Coach of the Year Brian Hoener Fontbonne University
Volleyball Player of the Year
Jessica Diehl
Spalding University
  Defensive Player of the Year
Katie O'Toole
Webster University
  Newcomer of the Year Elizabeth Kelley Westminster College
  Coach of the Year Bridget Yates Spalding University


School SLIAC Overall   School SLIAC Overall   School SLIAC Overall
  Webster 9-0 11-7
  Greenville 16-2 25-7
Westminster 7-1-1 14-3-1   Fontbonne 8-1 12-6-1
  Westminster 14-4 19-12
Fontbonne 7-2 8-11-1
  Spalding 7-2 11-5-1   Spalding 13-5 21-10
6-3 8-10
  Westminster 6-3 9-7
13-5 19-13
Greenville 3-3-3
  Principia 5-4 6-11   Principia 10-8 18-10
Blackburn 3-5-1 6-9-3
  Greenville 4-5 8-10-1   Fontbonne
8-10 13-16
2-6-1 7-9-2   MacMurray 3-6 8-9
7-11 12-15
Principia 2-7 5-12   Blackburn 2-7 5-13-1   Iowa Wesleyan
5-13 6-25
Iowa Wesleyan
2-7 5-14-1
  Eureka 0-8-1 1-14-1
  MacMurray 4-13
MacMurray 0-7-2 3-12-2
  Iowa Wesleyan
0-8-1 0-16-1   Blackburn 0-18 1-27


Blackburn recently held their annual "Meet the Beavers" night for the men's and women's basketball teams. The event included a hot spot shooting contest, a three-point contest, a relay race, and a dunk contest. Members of the basketball teams also included students from the crowd, teaming with them in a player-student competition. The Beavers women's team tips off the 2016-17 basketball season at home on November 15th while the men start at home November 30th.

Eureka men's soccer player James Bowen finished second in the SLIAC in scoring this year with 32 total points. It marked his second straight season finishing in the top five in the conference in scoring, after finishing fifth last year. He is the first Red Devil player to finish in the top five in scoring in the conference in back to back seasons since Brian O'Malley did so in 2008 and 2009.
The Fontbonne women's soccer team had their season come to a close in the SLIAC Tournament Championship game. It marked the first time since 1996 the Griffins had advanced to the championship game, and they close out the season with a 12-7-2 overall record. Several players were honored as All-Conference performers including Natalie Sipole, Anna Whitaker, Tayler Pulvirenti, Meredith Wendt, Leann Smith, and Heather Wiegmann.
The Greenville women's volleyball team has been placed in the Whitewater regional, hosted by the University of Wisconsin Whitewater.  The Panthers qualified for their third NCAA national tournament and second consecutive by winning the championship of the SLIAC tournament.....Read More

A pair of Tiger volleyball players were recognized this year on the 2016 SLIAC All-Conference team. Cierra Howard was named Third Team All-Conference after leading the conference in digs this season. She passed the 2,000 career dig mark earlier this year, furthering her school record. Maggie Earney was named to the SLIAC All-Sportsmanship team, honoring her for best sportsmanship on the Tiger team.

The fall seasons came to a close for MacMurray with a trio of Highlanders being honored on the SLIAC All-Sportsmanship team. Drake Hardin, a two-sport athlete that also plays baseball, was named to the All-Sportsmanship team in men's soccer. From the women's soccer team it was Emily Kolo being recognized while Morgan Heinz picked up the honors in volleyball.

The Principia women's soccer team came up short on the post-season but was still well represented on the All-Conference team. Senoir Rachel Perea earned First Team honors while Emelie Fredrikson and Madision Arens were named Second Team. Junior Clarice Bruch also picked up Third Team honors while Vanessa Ramirez-Jasso was named to the SLIAC All-Sportsmanship team. For more information about the Panther All-Conference award winners....Read More
Although the historic season for the Spalding men's soccer team came to a close in the SLIAC Tournament Championship game, the Golden Eagles still managed to find their way into the record book after the game. Spalding became the first program to sweep all four major individual awards for the conference when Osman Hussein was named the Player and Newcomer of the Year, Joey Lesher was named Defensive Player of the Year, and Adam Boyer was named Coach of the Year......Read More
Webster University will face a familiar post-season opponent in the University of Chicago in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship. Webster takes on Chicago in the opening of the 2016 tournament on Saturday, November 12 at 11 a.m. Chicago is also serving as the host for the regional, with the other semi-final game between Augsburg and MSOE being played at 1:30 p.m. The winner of the two regional semifinals will play each other on Sunday at 1 p.m....Read More
The Westminster College men's soccer team will face the University of Dubuque in the opening round of the 2016 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship. This is the fourth consecutive trip to the championship for the Blue Jays who will take the field on Saturday, November 12th at 5 p.m. against the Spartans....Read More


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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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