Archive for August, 2005
Gustavus Adolphus College Women's Soccer Coach Mike Stehlik enters the 2005 campaign with some optimism as he and his squad come off a 2004 season in which the Gusties went 5-10-2 overall and 4-7-0 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Gustavus Adolphus College volleyball coach Kari Eckheart hopes her 2005 squad can build from a 2004 season that saw them fall one win shy of the 20-win plateau but make their first Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament appearance since 2000. If they are to do so, it will be with a line-up high on talent, but relatively low on experience. Gustavus enters the season with one senior on the roster.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men's soccer team enters the 2005 season coming off a very successful and decorated 2004 campaign. The Gusties finished last season with the most wins in school history, recording an 18-2-3 mark.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men's soccer team begins the season ranked sixth in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas Division III national preseason poll. Defending national champion Messiah begins the season as the top ranked squad. Two of the Gusties' 2005 opponents also find themselves on the list—UC-Santa Cruz (Saturday, October 15) is second, while Wartburg (Sunday, September 4) is tied for eighth.
The Gustavus Adolphus College football team looks to take a big step forward in 2005 after posting a disappointing 2-8 mark in 2004. Head Coach Jay Schoenebeck will look to 32 returning letterwinners to lead the way including eight starters on offense and seven starters on defense.
A NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament rematch between Gustavus and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will highlight festivities at the Gustavus Soccer Field over Labor Day weekend. The Gustavus men's and women's soccer teams open their 2005 schedules by welcoming men's and women's teams from Macalester College and UW-Whitewater as well as the Wartburg College men's team and the women's squad from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to St. Peter.
Gustavus Adolphus College has selected Mapleton, Minnesota native, Jeff Annis as its new softball coach. Annis replaces Shanda Ness who resigned in May after serving as head coach for the past eight years. Annis, who retired as the girls' head softball coach at Maple River High School in May, will begin his duties immediately.
The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced its 2004-05 Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll and Gustavus ranked seventh in NCAA Division III with a 3.497 team grade point average. York College (PA) finished first in the rankings with a 3.725 team GPA.
The Gustavus Adolphus College Athletics Department has announced the 2004-05 Male and Female Athletes of the Year and they are Tara Houlihan, a volleyball and tennis player from Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Joe Hartwell, a soccer player from Apple Valley, Minnesota.