‘Men’s Sports’ Category
The Gustavus baseball team swept a pair of MIAC doubleheaders against the last two conference champions to push its winning streak to six in a row. Senior pitcher Jacob Volness (Cokato, Minn./Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted) came up big on the mound to earn a win in each series, as he went 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA, with just two earned runs allowed in 10 innings on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts. For his performance the MIAC sports information directors honored Volness Monday with the final MIAC Baseball Pitcher-of-the-Week award of the season.
Picture your stereotypical college-bound high school senior. Ready for a new chapter. Excited for a new set of surroundings. And maybe most significantly, eager to put a bit of distance between themselves and their parents. Now, meet Cal and Grace Carlson. While each have strived to carve their own niche following their graduation from Saint Peter High School, the sisters are doing so close to home as student-athletes at Gustavus Adolphus College. Cal, a junior, is a member of the women’s tennis team, while Grace, a first-year, competes on the women’s swimming and diving squad. The catch? Their father, Jon Carlson, is head coach of both of those teams, and their mother, Heidi, is an assistant coach on the women’s tennis team.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s tennis team secured its sixth consecutive and ninth overall MIAC Playoff Championship with a 5-0 victory over Carleton College on Sunday afternoon at the Brown Outdoor Courts. The Gusties cruised to three doubles wins before earning the playoff crown with wins at the No. 3 and No. 4 singles positions.
The Gustavus baseball team put together its most impressive MIAC sweep in years Saturday against the University of St. Thomas. The Gusties used two last-inning comebacks to claim wins of 6-5 and 5-4, sweeping the No. 15 nationally ranked Tommies for the first time since 2001. The victories also ended a seven-game losing streak against St. Thomas dating back to 2012. With the wins, the Gusties improve to 20-18 overall and 9-11 in the MIAC. Gustavus reaches the 20-win mark for the first time since 2008, which is also the last time the Gusties finished with at least a .500 record.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s and women’s track and field teams took part in their final regular season meet before the MIAC Championships this weekend at the Hamline University Meet of the UnSaintly held at the Klas Track and Field Complex. The women's team tallied eight top-5 finishes, while the men notched six. No team scores were kept at the meet.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s tennis team began postseason play with a -- victory over Saint John's University in the MIAC Playoff Semifinals played Friday afternoon at the Swanson Tennis Center. The Gusties earned all three doubles points before taking -- of -- singles matches.
The 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Baseball Teams were released Thursday afternoon and Gustavus junior Josh Chatfield (Apple Valley, Minn.) was named to the 12-member District 6 Team, which features student-athletes from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men's and women's tennis teams are set to host the MIAC Playoff Semifinals this afternoon and Friday afternoon at the Brown Outdoor Tennis Complex. The women, seeded No. 2, host No. 3-seeded University of St. Thomas on Thursday at 3:30 p.m., while the men, seeded No. 1, host No. 4-seeded Saint John's University on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Both matches will have live scoring available for fans wishing to follow the action.
Members of the Gustavus Adolphus Colleg men's and women's track and field teams competed in the Minnesota State University, Mankato Twilight Meet on Wednesday evening. The women's team accounted for 15 top-5 finishes, while the men earned seven, as each went up against fields of primarily Division II competition.
The Gustavus baseball team concluded its home schedule in style Wednesday by sweeping Bethel 5-2 and 3-2 behind a pair of impressive complete game pitching performances. Jacob Volness (Sr., Cokato, Minn.) went the distance (7 inn.) in game one, allowing one earned run on just two hits with three strikeouts and a walk. Connor Kern (Jr., Hutchinson, Minn.) followed suit in game two with a nine-inning complete game, allowing two earned runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks. With the sweep, the Gusties improve to 18-18 overall and 7-11 in the MIAC.