Archive for August, 2008

Volleyball Undefeated After Rhodes Invitational

The Gustavus volleyball team tallied four victories at the Rhodes Invitational over the Labor Day weekend in Memphis, Tenn. to begin the 2008 season at 4-0. Head Coach Kari Eckheart and the Gusties posted a 3-0 win over SUNY-Brockport and a 3-1 over host Rhodes College on Saturday, and defeated McMurry University 3-0 and #13-ranked Austin College 3-1 on Sunday afternoon. Gustavus begins the season 4-0 for the second consecutive season and the second time since 1987.

Women’s Soccer Opens Season With 3-0 Win Over Minnesota-Morris

The Gustavus women's soccer team opened its 2008 season with a convincing 3-0 non-conference home win over the University of Minnesota at Morris. Chelsea Craven, Ashley Voigtlander, and Christy Tupy all scored for the Gusties, while Ashley Ohlson and Chelsey Bayer combined for the shutout in the nets.

Women’s Golf Opens Season With First Place Finish At UW-Eau Claire Invitational

The Gustavus women's golf team rallied on the second day to win the UW-Eau Claire Invitational by one stroke over Wartburg College. The Gusties posted a 36-hole team score of 314-332--646 and edged Wartburg by one stroke as the Knights posted a total of 313-334--647. Gustavus was led individually by Kali Griggs who finished fourth with a total of 80-79--159.

Men’s Soccer Falls to Whitworth University 4-0

In the first-ever regular season meeting between the Pirates and Gusties, Elly Bulega helped Whitworth (2-0) break open a close game and claim a 4-0 win over Gustavus in the championship game of the Northern Capital Management Classic in Spokane, Washington.

Men’s Soccer Opens Season With 1-0 Win Over Pacific Lutheran University

Ben Eriksson (Sr., Madison, Wis.) scored the game's only goal in the ninth minute to lift the Gustavus men's soccer team to a 1-0 win over Pacific Lutheran University in a match played at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington on Friday evening.

Men’s Soccer Team Will Have New Look In 2008 Due To Graduation of 12 Seniors

The Gustavus men's soccer team will have a much younger look in 2008 due to the graduation of 12 seniors that helped last year's team post a record of 16-4-1 and tie for the conference title. Head coach Larry Zelenz, who has directed the Gusties to four consecutive conference titles, will look to senior captains Flynn Stewart-Franzen (Sr., Minneapolis, Minn.) and Todd Johnson (Sr., Bloomington, Minn.) for leadership.

Schoenebeck Announces 2008 Football Season Will Be His Last As Head Coach

Gustavus Adolphus College Head Football Coach Jay Schoenebeck has announced that the 2008 season will be his final season as head coach. After 29 years coaching college football, Schoenebeck has decided it is time to step away from the demands of being a head collegiate coach so he can dedicate more time to his family, which includes his wife Darcey, and their five-month old daughter Eryn.

Volleyball Team Optimistic About 2008 Season

The Gustavus Adolphus College volleyball team looks to move back into the top of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings after missing the league playoffs in 2007 with an 18-8 overall and 6-5 conference record. Head Coach Kari Eckheart will look to two-time MIAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year Emily Klein and four-year veteran Bridget Burtzel, to lead the way for eight other letterwinners and six incoming first-year players.

Gustavus Football Returns To The Gridiron For 2008

The Gustavus football team returned to campus on August 20 to begin training for the 2008 season which will begin Saturday, September 13 at Coe College. Head Coach Jay Schoenebeck and his staff welcomed 112 players, including 34 returning letterwinners and a large and talented recruiting class. Captains Ted Aleckson, Chad Arlt, Jared Thelemann, and Joe Welch will lead a squad that returns 19 starters (eight on defense, six on offense, and five on special teams).

Women’s Cross Country Team Welcomes 26 Runners Back For Pre-Season Training

Coach Jed Friedrich welcomed 26 runners back to campus to begin training for the 2008 season which will kick off Sept. 13 at the Grinnell College Invitational. Senior captains Kelly Chaudoin and Kayla Ricksham will lead a young squad that includes 17 first year and sophomore competitors.