SLIAC Weekly - March 21

SLIAC Weekly - March 21

 

HEADLINES

Trio of SLIAC Players Earn D3hoops.com All-Region Honors (March 14, 2018)
Kendahl Adams, Shea Feehan, and Hayley Reneau were each named to the 2017-18 D3hoops.com All-Region teams. Reneau was named Second Team while Adams earned Third Team honors in among women's basketball honorees with Shea Feehan bein the lone representative from the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in men's basketball; being named Second Team.....MORE

Massner 3rd in SLIAC History to be Named CoSIDA Academic All-America (March 14, 2018)
There were 15 women named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® team, and the average GPA of the team was 3.95, which was matched by the members of the first team.  Of the 15 women, six had perfect 4.0 GPAs. Iowa Wesleyan's own Darby Massner, a junior from Mediapolis, Iowa, is one of the six individuals who have a 4.0.....MORE

SLIAC Game of the Week: Webster at Greenville (March 20, 2018)
The 2018 SLIAC spring season starts conference play this week and there is no bigger matchup than the softball doubleheader between Greenville University and Webster University. The two teams last met in the 2017 SLIAC Tournament Championship game with Greenville winning their second straight title.....MORE

SLIAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Baseball (Hitter) Kyler Kent, Webster
Baseball (Pitcher) Matt Mulhearn, Webster
Softball (Hitter) Hannah Goett, Blackburn
Softball (Pitcher) Erin Smith, Eureka
Men's Tennis Nate Wieland, Greenville
Women's Tennis Monica Behrle, Webster

AROUND THE SLIAC

Blackburn College

The Blackburn College women's tennis team opened up their 2018 conference season with a 5-4 win over Fontbonne University but the win meant more than a normal conference match victory. It marked their first conference win since the 2016 season and equaled their number of conference victories for the previous three years combined.

Eureka College

The Red Devil softball team went 8-2 in their early season non-conference action and will open up SLIAC play this week with doubleheaders against Blackburn and Webster. They are also set to face Rose-Hulman on Sunday. Erin Smith is the reigning SLIAC Softball Pitcher of the Week and is a perfect 3-0 this season with a 0.27 earned-run average.

Fontbonne University

The Fontbonne softball team will continue their home schedule when they host Iowa Wesleyan in their 2018 SLIAC opener on Wednesday. The Griffins started the year with 12 straight road games before hosting Monmouth last Sunday. The Griffins homestand will continue through next week, giving them eight straight home dates.

Greenville University

Two-time defending SLIAC Tournament champion Greenville begins their conference schedule on Wednesday with a tough matchup against Webster University in the SLIAC Game of the Week. Greenville is 2-10 overall this season and will be playing their first games since March 10 after being forced to cancel four games last weekend due to weather conditions.

Iowa Wesleyan University

Iowa Wesleyan baseball had their three-game winning streak snapped when they headed to Florida for spring break. The Tigers were sitting at 5-1 to start the season but dropped their first four games in Florida. The Tigers will play three more games over the next two days in Florida before returning home. 

MacMurray College

The MacMurray softball team opens up their season this week with games in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Highlanders are set to face Miami-Hamilton, North Central, and Methodist before returning home on Saturday and hosting Rose-Hulman. 

Principia College

Principia softball dropped all six games of their opening week, falling to St. Katherine four times and Crowley's Ridge twice. The Panthers continue their six-game road trip with two more games at Westminster on Saturday before making their conference home debut against Blackburn on Tuesday.

Spalding University

Spalding continues to make noise on the diamond this spring, jumping into the national rankings after taking down previous #1 team UMass-Boston. The Golden Eagles are now 12-3 overall this season and feature an explosive offense that has plated double digit runs in seven of their games this spring.

Webster University

After taking down three ranked opponents last week, the Webster baseball team made the biggest jump of any team in the ABCA Collegiate Baseball poll, moving up 13 spots to #14 in this week's rankings. The Gorloks are 9-3 overall and have won eight of their last nine games.

Westminster College

Westminster baseball is currently 5-3 on the season and are in the midst of a trip through Florida. The Blue Jays have three more games in the Sunshine state before they return next week for key conference games against Greenville and Webster.

 

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