NAIA Scholar Athletes
Congratulations to Bethany Chew (cross country), Matt McKenzie (cross country), and Kelly Plach (volleyball) for receiving NAIA Scholar Athlete honors this fall. To earn the award, the varsity athlete must be at least a third-year student and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Chew McKenzie Plach
Sarah Pollmann is Conference Champion!
Second-year women's cross country runner Sarah Pollmann won the 2013 KIAC Women's Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 9. She finished the 5K race in 20:11, qualifying for the NAIA Championships on Nov. 23 in Lawrence, Kan. She is the second individual cross country runner in STLCOP history to win the conference meet. At nationals, she ran a 5K PR of 19:43 and finished 167th of 319 runners.
Menckowski Scores 1,000 Points
In the first game of his last season of eligibility, fifth-year guard Shawn Menckowski joined STLCOP's "1,000 Point Club" on Friday, Nov. 1, at the STLCOP men's basketball "Tip-Off Classic" in the Pillbox. He became the 11th STLCOP player to join the "club" and the first one to do so since 2009.
Upcoming Athletic Events
Friday, Jan. 17
6:00pm - Women's Basketball vs. Alice Lloyd College at Asbury University
8:00pm - Men's Basketball vs. Alice Lloyd College at Asbury University
Saturday, Jan. 18
2:00pm - Women's Basketball at Asbury University
4:00pm - Men's Basketball at Asbury University
Sunday, Jan. 19
1:00pm - Women's Basketball at Brescia University
3:00pm - Men's Basketball at Brescia University
Head coach Katie Payne leads the inaugural 2013 softball team. Practices begin when classes resume in January. The game schedule includes both local and regional opponents with two to three games per week. The season concludes in late April.
Euts Close Out Inaugural Season
Eutectic pitcher Jaime Everett
The Eutectic softball team played its final four games of the inaugural season over the weekend of April 20-21. On Saturday, April 20, the Eutectics traveled to Springfield, Ill., to take on Benedictine University-Springfield for a doubleheader. With first-year pitcher Danielle Kirgan on the mound in the first game, the Euts matched up with the Bulldogs, racking up 13 hits each. But, despite three hits each from first-year players Alyssa Farbak and Jaime Everett (including a double from each), the Euts left nine on base, losing 11-4 to the Bulldogs.
The second game on Saturday began with Benedictine putting five runs on the board in the first three innings while the Euts remained scoreless. Then, in the top of the fourth, STLCOP scored four runs to make up some ground on the Bulldogs. Unfortunately, there would be no more scoring from either team for the rest of the game and the Euts ended up with a 5-4 loss. The Euts had nine hits to the Bulldogs' 10, but made five errors versus Benedictine's one. First-year player Jade Pfleger had a double for the Euts, while Kelsey Toler, Heather Cohen, Kierstyn Fornoff and Kirgan collected RBIs. Farbak took the loss on the mound.