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.
Bellile made a splash at Wrestling’s first conference championship as a member of the CCIW, winning at 285 pounds and being named CCIW Co-Most Outstanding Wrestler. It took him just 1:01 to score a fall in his first match of the day, then posted an 8-0 shutout in the semifinals to set up a showdown with Augustana's Adarios Jones, who had entered the match with a 32-1 record and ranked sixth in the country. He had handed Bellile his last loss, just one of two this season, in the first-place match of the North Central Open Dec. 10. This day, it was Bellile prevailing by a score of 7-4.
Denfeld led Women’s Basketball to three wins, averaging 23.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. She shot 61.9 percent (26-for-42) from the field and 85.7 percent (18-for-21) at the free throw line. In addition to her dominance on the court, she also surpassed 1,000 career rebounds on Wednesday, becoming the third NACC player to 1,000 career points and 1,000 rebounds.
Mahnke defeated two nationally-ranked wrestlers on his way to second place at the Pete Willson Invitational. His meet opened with a quick fall in just 1:34, followed by a 7-2 win. The bracket's No. 2 seed, Mikey Swider from Wheaton, is also the No. 7-ranked wrestler at 197 pounds by D3wrestle.com. Mahnke ground out a 3-1 win over him, followed by a 5-2 win over No. 3 seed and No. 8-ranked Luke Fernandez from Elizabethtown. He would then fall short in the first-place match against Messiah's Kyle Kozer, 6-1. Kozer was seeded fourth and is listed as a "contender" at D3wrestle.com.
Tein paced the Hockey offense to a weekend sweep of Finlandia at the Kern Center. He tallied a goal and assist in each game, a 4-3 win Friday and 5-1 victory Saturday. His Saturday goal was the game-winner. Tien has scored points in six of his last eight games, tallying four goals and five assists in that time.
Mahnke won the 197-pound bracket for the Wrestling team at the Al Hanke Invitational this past Saturday at Elmurst. He had a tough path to the top in his bracket, taking down each of the top two seeds on his way to first place. He opened his day with a pin in 4:33 and then won his next match 9-2. He then shut out the No. 2 seeded wrestler in the bracket, 5-0. In the first-place bout, he emerged victorious with a 7-3 decision.
Bellile stood out for Wrestling at the Chicago Duels, winning all three of his bouts by fall. He made short work of his foes at 285 pounds, registering his falls in a combined 6:22. He opened the day against Manchester with his fall coming in just 1:40. It was his quickest pin of the afternoon and was followed by his longest, a bout that lasted 2:46 against St. John's. He rounded out the day in 1:56 against Trine.
Seubert had a career day on Saturday, scoring a career-high 35 points to lead Men’s Basketball to an 83-74 victory at Concordia Chicago. He strong well across the board—10-for-17 from the field, 5-of-9 from three-point range, and 10-for-11 at the free throw line. He also grabbed nine rebounds and dished out four assists. It was his second career 30-point game.
Seubert repeats as Raider of the week after leading Men’s Basketball to a 68-58 win over Wisconsin Lutheran last Thursday with 25 points and 11 rebounds. It was his second 20/10 double-double in the last three games.