SIUE's Volesky named All-American
EDWARDSVILLE -- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville men's soccer forward Christian Volesky has been named third team All-American by CollegeSportsMadness.com.
Volesky, who led Missouri Valley Conference with nine goals, led the Cougars to a 13-7 record and a runner-up finish in both the MVC regular season and the MVC postseason tournament.
The 6-foot-1 sophomore from Henderson, Nev., was tops for the Cougars in shots with 48. He also had a team-leading 23 shots on goal for a .479 shots on goal percentage.
The Cougars were 6-1 when Volesky scored a goal. He provided two goals each against Green Bay and Missouri State. Volesky collected game-winning goals down the stretch for the Cougars against Missouri State and Central Arkansas in MVC play.
Lynx athletes earn several USCAA Honors
BELLEVILLE -- Following yet another successful fall season in Lindenwood University-Belleville Athletics, several student-athletes were honored by the USCAA.
Volleyball was awarded with several awards after finishing 11-18 on the season. Stephanie Cathcart was named second team All-American following an outstanding first season with the Lady Lynx. The freshman middle hitter led the team in kills with 206 (2.54/set) and blocks (77) on the season. Senior setter Tisha Meyer was named Honorable Mention, after averaging 7.81 assists this season. Madison Farrier, Courtney Forsyth and Kelli Sans Souci were named USCAA All-Academic for their efforts on the court and in the classroom.
The Lady Lynx women's soccer program was awarded with three All-American awards and two All-Academic awards by the USCAA for their season. Makis Gomez was awarded second team All-American for her efforts on the season. She finished with eight goals and four assists. Nora Nordike and Emily Morris were awarded with All-American Honorable Mention. Nordike and Devan Rivali were awarded All-Academic honors for their success in the classroom.
The Lindenwood-Belleville men's soccer team was awarded with a second team All-American and placed two athletes on the All-Academic team. Daniel Caballero was awarded second team All-American for his efforts on the season. Caballero scored eight goals and had four assists for the Lynx. Tim Reintgen and Jarrid Kraft were awarded All-Academic honors with for their success in the classroom.
The women's cross country team, which finished 10th at the USCAA Nation Championships, had their first ever All-American in Sammie Grove. Grove was awarded second team All-American for her efforts at the National Championships. Allison Lunk and Grove were awarded All-Academic for their studies as well.
The men's cross country team had their best finish ever at the USCAA National Championships finishing 3rd overall and the team was awarded with two All-Academic awards. Jake Peal and Kyle Kleinschmidt received the awards for their continued success in the classroom.
Bearcats will play Bradley at Scottrade Center
LEBANON --The McKendree University hockey team will play host to Bradley University this weekend at the Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis. The Bearcats and Braves will play a pair of games at the home of the St. Louis Blues on Friday at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7:45 p.m.
The weekend contests are designated as player-only games, meaning that no fans will be allowed to enter the Scottrade Center to watch the games between McKendree and Bradley. Information from these two match-ups will be posted on the McKendree website as it becomes available.
McKendree will bring a 3-5 overall record into this weekend's action. Friday's contest begins a six-game home stand for the Bearcats.
McKendree ties for third in tournament
LEBANON -- For the fifth consecutive tournament, the McKendree University women's bowling team found itself in the top five of the final standings.
The Bearcats tied for third place when play was completed last weekend at the Leatherneck Classic in Rock Island, Ill. Western Illinois University served as the host for the two-day event.
Following the first day's team competition, McKendree was just one pin behind Midland University for fourth place in the 26-team field. The Bearcats jumped into fourth place in the second day's Baker competition to secure a spot in the eight-team, single-elimination bracket.
In the quarterfinal round, McKendree met Midland. The teams split the first two contests in a best-of-three Baker format match, but the Bearcats rallied to take game three and advance to the semifinals against Wichita State University. The Shockers rolled past McKendree in two games to eliminate the Bearcats from the tournament.
Senior Christine Gillcontinued her strong early-season run for McKendree with her fourth consecutive top-10 finish in the individual standings at the Leatherneck Classic. Gill grabbed seventh place overall as she averaged 203.2 in a six-game block. Freshman Samantha Hagermanwas 35th in the field of 202 bowlers with a 187 average.
McKendree will host the National Team Match Games Nov. 23-24 at St. Clair Bowl in Fairview Heights.
McKendree winds up fifth in tourney
LEBANON -- Another tournament, another top-five finish for the McKendree University men's bowling team.
The Bearcats tied for fifth out of 30 teams that competed in the Leatherneck Classic last weekend in Rock Island. The two-day tournament was hosted by Western Illinois University. This marks the fourth top-five showing for McKendree this season.
McKendree sat in fifth place following six team games and 16 Baker contests that wrapped up the second morning. The Bearcats collected a total of 9,375 pins to earn one of eight spots in the single-elimination bracket. McKendree sat as low as eighth place following the first day's team games, but battled back in Baker competition to grab the No. 5 seed overall.
In the bracket quarterfinals, McKendree squared off against Lindenwood University. The Lions won the first Baker game 257-171 before the Bearcats fought back to even the best-of-three contest with a 233-224 win in game two. Lindenwood held off McKendree in the decisive third game 224-204 to close out the weekend for the Bearcats.
Individually, McKendree had two bowlers that finished in the top 50 for the weekend. Senior Billy Netzhammer (Alton) had the strongest effort as he took 14th place in a field of 308 bowlers. Netzhammer averaged 222 in a six-game block. He turned in scores of 270 and 258 to solidify his top-20 performance.
Sophomore Adam (A.J.) Johnson grabbed 43rd place at the Leatherneck Classic. Johnson averaged 206.7 for the weekend with a high game of 259.
McKendree will host the first of its two tournaments for the 2012-13 season on Nov. 23-24 in the National Team Match Games. The two-day event will be held at St. Clair Bowl in Fairview Heights.
Peters signs letter with Cougars
EDWARDSVILLE -- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville men's golf head coach Derrick Brown has announced the addition of Jordan Peters. Peters has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for SIUE.
Peters is currently a senior at Delano High School, where has been named to the school's Honor Roll each of the past three years.
As a junior, Peters was a 2012 AA All-State selection in Minnesota and earned a fourth-place finish at 2012 Minnesota AA State Golf Tournament with rounds of 71-75. He also was the Wright County Conference individual champion for the 2012 season. He posted a 73.3 scoring average during his junior season.
"We are very excited to add Jordan to our roster next fall. He has plenty of tournament experience that will really help his transition to college golf. He is a bright individual who comes from a great family and I feel he can come in next year and help us reach our goals of becoming OVC Champions."
This summer, Peters finished 16th at the AJGA Payne Stewart Junior Championship shooting rounds of 73-71-75. He won the Minnesota Junior PGA Players Tour event at Stillwater Country Club with a 72. Peters placed second at both the Minnesota Junior PGA Players tour event at New Richmond Golf Club with a 72 and at the Minnesota Junior PGA Players Tour Event at North Oaks GC with a 69.
SIUE men's golf resumes its 2012-2013 season Feb. 25 at Washington State's Snowman Getaway in Goodyear, Ariz.