Archive for November, 2007
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has selected Gustavus senior linebacker Jared Sieling as the Defensive Player of the Week for his outstanding efforts in the Gusties season ending 37-14 win over Carleton College.
The Gustavus men's basketball team will open its 2007-08 season at home on Saturday with a non-conference game against Luther College of Decorah, Iowa. The Gusties will be led by senior captains Trevor Wittwer and Kane Sivesind. Read on for a full preview.
Gustavus senior Chris deLaubenfels (Mount Vernon, Iowa) will compete at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships hosted by St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. this Saturday. deLaubenfels, who finished 11th at the NCAA Central Region Championships last Saturday, will compete in a field of 357 runners. deLaubenfels has improved greatly over the course of his career after placing 114th at the 2005 MIAC Championships as a sophomore.
The Gustavus women's basketball team enters the 2007-08 season hungry to return to the MIAC Post-Season Tournament with three starters and eight letterwinners returning from a team that posted a 22-6 overall record, finished second in the MIAC with a 18-4 mark, and made its fourth NCAA tournament appearance.
Gustavus Adolphus College sophomore Carrie Gundersen (Minnetonka, Minn.) has been named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week. Gundersen had an outstanding meet this past Friday as Gustavus defeated St. Olaf 152-148 in St. Peter. She took home first place in the 100 free (56.26), the 500 free (5:24.02), and the 1000 free (10:55.63).
Four men's soccer players were named to the MIAC All-Conference team for the 2007 season. Senior forward Mike Butterworth (Katy, Tex.) was named the MIAC's Most Valuable Player and earned all-conference honors for the second consecutive year. Senior midfielder Jack Underwood (Fergus Falls, Minn.), junior defender Flynn Stewart-Franzen (Minneapolis, Minn.), and sophomore Fraser Horton (Missoula, Mont.) were also named to the first team.
The Gustavus men's hockey team jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead but could not hold off the hard charging UW-Stout Blue Devils who rallied to claim the 3-2 win and improve to 7-0-0 on the season. The Gusties, who got goals from David Martinson and Eric Bigham, fall to 2-2-0 on the season.
The Gustavus football team broke open a tight game with two third quarter defensive touchdowns and then added two more scores on its way to a convincing 37-14 win over Carleton at Lloyd Hollingsworth Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Gustie offense compiled 399 yards of total offense, while the defense forced three turnovers and limited the Knights to 255 yards of total offense. Gustavus finishes the season at 5-5 overall and 3-5 in the MIAC.
For the second night in a row, a senior defender scored a game-winning power play goal in the third period to help the Gustavus women's hockey team defeat UW-River Falls 3-1 in River Falls, Wis. on Saturday. Captain Laura Vannelli (Sr., Apple Valley, Minn.) broke a 1-1 tie with 1:09 remaining in the contest on the Falcons' tenth power play of the night.
The Gustavus women's cross country team ended its season with a 14th-place finish at the NCAA Central Region Meet held in Northfield, Minn. on Saturday. The Golden Gusties compiled 324 points to finish 17 points behind 13th-place Concordia (MN). Luther College won the meet with a score of 87.