College Sports

College notebook for Dec. 7

Stone and Robinson named athletes of the month for Lindenwood University Belleville

Lindenwood University Belleville has elected a male and female athlete who have represented the university in a positive manner both on and off the field during the month of November. Senior male wrestler Joe Robinson and freshman goalkeeper Hannah Stone of the women’s ice hockey team have earned the Chili’s Lindenwood Athletes of the Month Award for November.

The male athlete of the month is senior wrestler Joe Robinson. Robinson collects this award after an outstanding month of November, in which he won the Drury Open outscoring his opponents 55 to 5. For that win at the Drury Open, he collected American Midwest Conference wrestler of the week.

Robinson also collected a third-place finish at the Grand View Open. Joe Robinson is currently ranked third in the NAIA for the 184-pound weight class, and has compiled a record of 9-1 this season.

For November, Hannah Stone stopped 116 shots out of 120 faced in 373:21 of action for Coach Kat Hannah’s team. During the month, the team compiled a record of 5-1-1 and saw them win the Robert Morris University Showcase. Four of the five wins Stone collected were shutouts and she recorded a 0.64 goals against average and a .966 save percentage in November action.

Stone currently ranks third in ACHA DI with a 0.98 goals against average and a .956 save percentage. Along with the remarkable month, the Lady Lynx have also been noticed in the nation rankings with a ranking of third in the country.

McKendree soccer player earns all-midwest region honors

McKendree University men’s soccer sophomore midfielder Eddie Davis (Arundel, England/Amersham College) was named to the United Soccer Coaches DII All-Midwest Region second team, as announced by the organization office.

Davis led the Bearcats this past season in points with 18 and was also named a member of Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) All-Conference second team for his efforts. With the influence of players like Davis in 2018, the men’s soccer team reached the GLVC postseason tournament for the first time in program history.

“I am very happy and pleased for Eddie to be receiving the much-deserved recognition from others in the Region,” said McKendree men’s soccer coach Scott Gyllenborg. “I think it is also a great reflection on the group as well, a lot of Eddie’s points came from his eight assists this year and you have to give credit to guys consistently being in correct areas to receive his service and passes.”

Davis led McKendree in assists with eight and was also tied for first in goals scored with five. Davis will return to the pitch for the Bearcats as a junior in the fall of 2019.