Matticks earns the award for the second-straight week after taking second place at the North Central Invitational. He won his first four matches of the day to work his way into the first-place match, falling on riding time, 5-4. He had battled to tie the score at 4-4 with an escape with just two seconds remaining before the deciding point. His day started with an 8-4 win, then a fall in 3:55. He edged his next opponent 7-5 and then shut out a foe 7-0 in the semifinals.
The runner-up finish comes after another second-place finish at the Dan Gable Open and a third-place showing at the MSOE Invitational last weekend. He won his final four matches at the home tournament to carry an eight-bout winning streak into the first-place contest Saturday. He improved to 11-3 on the season.
Matticks placed third at 165 pounds for the Wrestling team at the 13th Annual MSOE Invitational last Saturday at the Kern Center. He has now placed at each of his first two collegiate meets. Saturday, he rebounded from an opening loss to win four-straight matches and emerge victorious out of the consolation bracket. His lineup included four-straight decision victories and improved his record to 7-2 on the season.
Miles led the Men’s Basketball team to a 2-0 start in NACC play with a pair of wins last week, averaging 19.0 points on 80 percent shooting from the field. In a 20-point win over Lakeland Tuesday, he went 11-for-13 from the field for 24 points. He also pulled down five rebounds to go with three assists. He then shot a tidy 5-of-7 on his way to 14 points Saturday against Dominican, dishing out four assists, as well.
Reardon returned to the floor for her first collegiate action since 2014-15 in the Women's Basketball season-opener against Elmhurst. She led the Raiders with 16 points on 7-20 shooting, hitting on a pair of three-pointers and grabbing four rebounds in the game. After a rough first half for MSOE, the team tied the Bluejays in the second half and outscored the visitors in the fourth quarter.
Perez helped power Men’s Soccer to the NACC Championship for the third time in four seasons. He scored the game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory on the road at No. 1-seed Concordia Wisconsin to propel the Raiders into their third NACC title match in four seasons.
Woodman allowed just one goal in two games for Hockey last weekend, shutting out No. 11-ranked UW-Eau Claire Friday and beating UW-River Falls Saturday. He conceded just one goal on 58 shots faced, including 31 saves against UWEC. Woodman stopped 26 more shots on Friday. He has the best save percentage and fewest goals allowed of any Division III goalie that played in two games last weekend and posted one of three shutouts in Division III.
Schultz led Women’s Soccer to a pair of league wins last week with three goals, scoring the game-winners at Concordia Wisconsin and Aurora. She converted the decisive 86th-minute penalty kick at CUW. Then, at AU, she tied the game at 2-2 with a 30-yard free kick and then converted another game-winning PK to run the team’s winning streak to eight-straight games.
Bath led the Men's Cross Country team to first place at the Wisconsin Private College Championships Saturday, the Raiders' third team title in the last four times it has competed at the meet. Bath ran a personal-best time of 26:03.6 as the individual runner-up, shaving 48.4 seconds off his previous best 8,000m time. He is also tantalizingly close to becoming the sixth runner in team history to crack the 26-minute mark at that distance.
Bruce posted two shutouts for Men’s Soccer last week, stopping all 13 shots he faced. He made four saves on the road at Marian on Wednesday. He then faced nine shots against Wisconsin Lutheran and kept the Raiders in the game until a late winner for their 1-0 victory.
Schrandt won the WLC Fall Invitational last weekend, shooting up the leaderboard with a -4 (68) on day two to finish the event at E (144). The surge moved him up from a tie for 14th place after Friday's round of +4 (76) and was the second-best round in program history, both by score and vs. par. He also became the 11th different Raider to win a tournament since 1999-00 and the first since Jacob Phelps won this event in 2016, also with an even 144.
The Raiders defeated Dominican and Aurora, each by 9-0 scores, to pushing their season-opening winning streak to four matches. Seniors Carly Grant (#1) and Riya Chaudhari (#5), sophomores Sammy Soeder (#2) and Olivia Boden (#6), and freshmen Cierra Smith (#3) and Katie Clements (#6) all played both matches and went 2-0. Grant and Soeder won both #1 doubles matches, as did Smith and Clements at #2. Juniors Kim Baffin and Cali Bonie formed the team's #3 doubles pairing and added two more wins.
Horbinski was runner-up at the Ken Weidt Classic last Saturday. He edged third place by just over four seconds to claim second place, posting a time of 27:35.4. It was the team's first meet this season at 8000m. He led the men's cross country team to third place at the event with 74 points. The Raiders were just five points back of second place in the 12-team field. It was a three-team race for the top as first, second, and third places were separated by 19 points while fourth place was 64 points back.
Novakovich got his collegiate career off to an auspicious start last Friday, netting a pair of goals in Men's Soccer's 3-2 overtime win at UC-Santa Cruz. He became the first Raider freshman to score two goals in a season-opener in the program's NACC era (since 2007). His first goal tied the game and second put MSOE ahead.
Kotarak competed at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships last weekend and placed 10th in the long jump. She finished with a final leap of 18-1 to miss out on advancing to the finals by just 1.5 inches.
Kotarak posted a pair of top-three finishes at the Gregory Invitational last Thursday at North Central College. She was runner-up in the long jump, leaping 18-4 1/2. She also went 37-5 in the triple jump to take third.
Boehmer threw a four-hit complete game to lead the Baseball team past Dominican 2-1 in an elimination game at the NACC Tournament last week at CUW. The Raiders finished one game away from a second-straight trip to the championship game. Boehmer struck out nine, did not walk a batter, and allowed just one run to keep MSOE alive in the tourney and did so on just 98 pitches.
Kotarak successfully defended her league long and triple jump championships and led the Women's Track & Field Team to fourth-place at the NACC Championships. The highlight of her weekend was the long jump Saturday, where she reset her own school, league, and league championship records with a jump of 19-3 1/4. That broke her school mark by eight inches. She also won the triple jump on Friday with a leap of 38-2 and remained perfect in the two jumping events at league competitions.
Wright won multiple events for the second-straight weekend and broke a meet record in the process at the Beloit Relays. His meet record came in winning the 3000m steeplechase in 9:48.17 to lower the Relays’ standard from 9:48.48. He threw 142-10 to win the javelin by 15 feet, seven inches and added a win in the 1500m with a time of 4:10.99.
Wright won two events at the St. Norbert Invitational last weekend. He took first in the javelin with a throw of 156-9, then ran 9:47.90 in winning the 3000m steeplechase. It was his second steeplechase win in as many races to start the outdoor season. His time is also second in the league behind teammate junior Trey Horbinski.
Kotarak led a contingent from the Women’s Track & Field Team in action at the Benedictine Relays last weekend, winning the triple jump and taking second in the long jump. In the triple jump, she won by 5 3/4 inches with her leap of 37-8 and moved into 16th place nationally in the event. She took second in the long jump behind a Division I athlete from Milwaukee but was 11 inches ahead of third place at 18-5 1/4. That distance is 14th in the nation.
Roderman helped Softball to a 4-2 record last week, extending the team’s winning streak to 11-straight games. She played a major role in the Raiders sweeps of Maranatha Thursday and Wisconsin Lutheran Saturday. Against MBU, she drove in nine runs in the two games, including four in game on and five in game two with help of a grand slam. Saturday, she hit a walk-off single in the 13th inning of game one against WLC to clinch the 1-0 win. In the second game, she drove in a run and scored another during a seven-run sixth inning that erased a 6-1 deficit. She batted .476 with a home run and 11 RBIs for the week.
Curtis pitched in all six games last week as the Softball team went 6-0 and got off to a 4-0 start in league play. She went 4-0 with a save, posting a 1.48 earned run average and 30 strikeouts in 28.1 innings. She hurled a three-hit shutout at Beloit Wednesday, then scored a pair of wins in a doubleheader sweep of Marian Saturday. She struck out 11 on the day, throwing 12 innings and not walking a batter. Lastly, she figured in decisions in both ends of a sweep of Dominican, halting the Stars’ 14-game win streak. She struck out eight during an 8-7 win in game one, then threw the final two innings for the save in game two.
Gustafson became the Lacrosse program’s all-time leading scorer last week as the Raiders scored decisive 20-0 and 23-3 wins on the road. Gustafson had four goals in each game, adding four assists at Carroll Wednesday and two more at Fontbonne Saturday. In the second match, he equaled Brent Finnegan’s career scoring mark of 121 points with an assists just seven seconds before halftime. He then surpassed his former teammate with a goal just 16 seconds into the second half.
Mohapp hurled a two-hit shutout for Baseball Sunday in a doubleheader sweep of Finlandia. He struck out 12 batters in just seven innings with just a pair of walks. He scattered his four base runners in four different innings and allowed just one runner to reach second base. Mohapp retired the lead-off hitter in each inning, including six via the strike out.
Baerenwald led the No. 14 Men’s Volleyball team to sweeps in each of its three matches last season. He averaged 4.86 kills and 3.14 digs per set over seven sets played. He posted a 15-kill, 12 dig double-double against Cardinal Stritch Wednesday. He then notched 16 kills on .500 attacking (16-3-26) at Greenville Saturday.
Krisik led Men’s Volleyball in action this week, pushing No. 8 Carthage to five sets on the road and defeating No. 12 Rivier in four sets Friday. The highlight of his week was the program’s second-ever triple-double at Carthage with 10 kills, 49 assists and 14 digs. He followed that up with a pair of double-doubles Friday, with 41 assists and 10 digs against Rivier. He also had 32 assists and 10 digs in a sweep of Loras.
Mahnke qualified for the NCAA Wrestling Championships by taking second at 197 pounds at the NCAA West Regional Championships. Mahnke won his first three matches to punch his ticket to the first-place match and guarantee himself a place at nationals as one of the top three finishers. He opened his day with a pin in 1:05, followed by a 13-5 victory. He advanced with a 4-2 over an opponent ranked as "contender" just outside the top 10 nationally by D3wrestle.com. In the first place match, Mahnke fell to the No. 7-ranked wrestler by a 2-1 decision.
Denfeld became Women’s Basketball’s all-time leading scorer last week, leading the Raiders to a pair of road wins to close out the season. She averaged 28.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game while shooting 67.5 percent from the field. Wednesday at Marian, she surpassed Catherine Chappell’s program record of 1,790 career points with 28. She also pulled down 10 boards in the game and shot 14-of-18 from the field. She followed that up with another 28-point outing Saturday at Rockford, grabbing another 14 rebounds.