Gustavus Athletics Year In Overview


Compiled by Laura Johnson ’18, Gustavus Sports activities Information Intern

ST. PETER, Minn. –?2016 was a different year filled with conference finals, national tournament appearances plus spectacular individual performances both equally on and off the field of play regarding Gustavus athletics. Here’s a look back for numerous highlight events that will occurred throughout the year-

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Jan. 19 – The gymnastics team defeated Winona State 180.775-180.100 marking its first triumph sinceand its highest score due to the fact 2004 when the Gusties totaled 187.425 on the NCGA Nationals.

Feb 6. – Gary Cooper (Detroit, Mich.) have scored a career-high 39 points from Concordia, marking the most points obtained by a Gustavus men’s basketball gambler in a MIAC game since H.L. Smith scored 41 against Minnesota-Duluth in 1952.

Feb. 20 – Your men’s basketball team shut off on a high note, beating Carleton 67-58 in its season finale. The particular Gusties capped the season with a 12-13 general record and 9-11 mark from the MIAC, ending the year in eighth place. Gary Cooper was named All-Conference, marking the 54th player to get All-MIAC recognition under Head Guru Mark Hanson.

Feb. 20 – The females hockey team finished the regular season with a complement against the Hamline Pipers at Don Roberts Skating rink. With the tie, the Gusties completed their season 9-11-5 overall together with 8-6-4 in the MIAC. Allison Eder-Zdechlik (Stillwater, Minn.) and Erica Power (Lakeville, Minn.) were named All-Conference.

Feb. 20 –?The women’s going swimming and diving team came to the conclusion its season with a subsequent place finish at the MIAC Competition. Kate Reilly (Hastings, Minn.) was a meet champion, using 100 free championship immediately after touching the wall having a time of 51.49. MIAC All-Conference honors was achieved by About 15 Gusties.

Feb. 20 – Men’s swimming and diving took fourth at the MIAC Championships. Tanner Sonnek (North Mankato, Minn.) achieved All-Conference that has a first place finish in the 200-yard Breaststroke (Two:04.06) and had third place finish during the 100-yard Breaststroke (56.69). Zach Holman (Mayer, Minn.), Seth Berry (Bloomington, Minn.), Jeffrey Nelson (Cherry Grove, Minn.), and Andrew Peters (Montevideo, Minn.) earned MIAC All-Conference finish third in 200-yard Freestyle relay (1:25.27). Jacob Demanding (Rosemount, Minn.), Nelson, Berry, and Peters also acquired All-Conference finishing third in 800-yard Freestyle Relay (7:04.59).

Feb. 21 years of age – Men’s hockey concluded their 2015-16 campaign with a 6-14-5 overall report and 5-8-3 mark in the MIAC. Goalkeeper Chris Amsden (St. Peter, Minn.) seemed to be later named to the MIAC All-Rookie Team.

Feb. 26 –?In its MIAC record Sixteenth straight conference playoff appearance, the particular women’s basketball team noticed its 2015-16 season come to a close, as it fell to Absolutely no. 2 seed Saint Mary’s College or university in the semifinals by a final ranking of 78-70.?Lindsey Johnson (Edina, Minn.) and Mikayla Miller (Goodhue, Minn.) have been honored by the league while All-Conference members.

Feb. 28 – Softball Go Coach Jeff Annis claimed the 300th all-time victory in a season-opening 9-1 win against UW-Stevens Point.

March 5 – The men’s and women’s track & field teams completed the indoor season each placing eighth at the MIAC Titles. Marit Sonnesyn (Plymouth, Minn.) set a school record regarding 10:09.76 within the 3000-meter. Sarah Swanson (Fairbanks, Alaska) became a double champ by winning the weight throw and shot get. Thomas Knobbe (Decorah, Iowa) took sixth in the 3000-meter with a season-best 8:Thirty seven.80.

March 11 – Men’s observe & field throwing specialist?Jan Fischer (Sauk Centre, Minn.)?took Fifteenth place in the weight throw on the NCAA Championships. Fischer posted a mark of 53-9.

March 12 – Women’s organizing specialist Sarah Swanson took Seventeenth place in the shot set at the NCAA Indoor Track & Niche Championships with a toss with 40-0.75.

March 18 – Gymnast Alex Kopp (Wayzata, Minn.) competed for the NCGA Championships placing ninth from the all-around competition to earn All-America consistently improves, becoming the 52nd Gusties to do so, though attaining the 94th All-America award in program history. The following day, she connected for first on the floor which includes a program record 9.Eight hundred fifty, claiming the 32nd national celebration title in program record. Kopp was the first Gustie to acquire a national event considering the fact that Alyssa Cox won the vault in 2003, and first for you to win the floor since Molly Nemes with 2001.

March 19 – Five womens swimmers represented the College in the NCAA Championships Cseniors Leah Anderson (Apple Valley, Minn.) as well as Tarin Anding (Sartell, Minn.), junior Nicole Lohman (North Mankato, Minn.), sophomore Kate Reilly (Hastings, Minn.), and first-year Maggie Webster (Apple Valley, Minn.). Reilly took 16th (23.51) in the 50 freestyle prelims of which qualified her for the finals where she took 15th (Twenty three.64).

April 18 – The guys golf team earned a Bobby Krig Invitational championship. The Gusties scored a new three-round total of 873, six cerebrovascular events ahead of second place Bethel School.

May 1 – Two-time All-America wide receiver Matthew Boyce (Excelsior, Minn.) seemed to be invited to the Minnesota Vikings fresh camp, which was held for several days at?Winter Park, the team’s headquarters.

May A person – For the second consecutive period, the women’s tennis crew earned the MIAC regular time of year championship. The win over Macalester sent the Gusties’ final regular year record to 19-7, including a 9-1 tag in the conference.

May 6 – Scholar assistant athletic trainer Ashley Krug has been honored with the Minnesota Running Trainers’ Association’s Outstanding Athletic Trainer Identification Award. Krug was nominated for the honor after the steps your woman took to provide care to girls hockey player Kaitlyn Klein who pennyless her neck during an early season game in Vermont.

May 8 –?Softball?finished the season 26-12 general and second in the MIAC standings which has a 17-5 league record. Representing Gustavus about theMIAC All-Conference Team were Nathalee Boissiere (Plymouth, Minn.), Hannah Heacox (Stillwater, Minn.), and Jena Willis (Kalispell, Mt.).

May Several – The baseball team developed its most impressive MIAC attract in years against the University connected with St. Thomas. With the is the winner, the Gusties improved to 20-18 general and 9-11 in the MIAC. Gustavus reached a 20-win mark for the first time since The year 2008, which was also the last time the actual Gusties finished with at least a .600 record. Jacob Volness (Cokato, Minn.) and Isaiah Welckle (Minneapolis, Minn.) were awarded All-Conference recognition.

May Ten – The men’s tennis crew secured its sixth sequential and ninth overall MIAC Playoff Championship with a 5-0 victory over Carleton University or college.

May 9 – McKenzie Swenson (Buffalo, Minn.) was named to the MIAC Women’s Golf All-Conference Group.

May 13 – The women’s football team concluded its 2015-16 time of year, suffering a 5-2 loss that will No. 9-ranked University of Dallas in the second round on the NCAA Championships. Gustavus finished its period with an overall record involving 22-8, its most wins because the 2010 season. Sid Dirks (St. Philip, Minn.) and Lizzy Stanczyk (Plymouth, Wis.), ?Michaela Schulz (Elk River, Minn.), Ally Baker (Rosemount, Minn.), and Briana Hartmann (Owatonna, Minn.) were each given its name to both the All-Conference singles along with doubles teams.

May 14 –?A men’s and women’s track & field clubs competed the MIAC Outdoor Championships. The women took fourth position, while the men took in 7th place. Mata Agre (Corcoran, Minn.) claimed another All-Conference nod to your Gusties in the 3000-meter steeplechase, taking third place in 11:38.58. To the men’s side, Sam Fischer (Sauk Centre, Minn.) claimed gold inside the hammer throw with a throw out of 176-6. ?All-Conference was awarded to help Michael Hensch (North Branch, Minn.), Sam Fischer (Sauk Centre, Minn.), and Edward ReMine, for the men and Marit Sonnesyn (Plymouth, Minn.), Dorothy Swanson (Fairbanks, Alaska), and Mata Agre for the women of all ages. Hensch, Fischer were later recognized as All-Region, along with Mallory Butchko, Sonnesyn, and Swanson for the women.

May 15 – The males tennis team concluded it is 2015-16 season, suffering a 5-2 loss to No. 8-ranked University regarding Chicago in the third circle of the NCAA Championships. Andres Saenz (Cancun, Mexico), and Zach Ekstein (Eagan, Minn.) and Mohanad Alhouni (Tripoli, Libya) were each and every named to the All-Conference singles in addition to doubles teams, while Mitch Elofson (St. Peter, Minn.) and Gabe Steinwand (Moorhead, Minn.) were given its name to the singles squad, and Tommy Entwistle (Sioux Falls, S.D.) was named to the doubles company.

May 20 – Jeff Annis announced the retirement as head baseball coach. The sixth travel coach in Gustavus softball past, Annis finished 325-134-1 overall and 195-44-1 inside MIAC.

May 26 – Long distance runner?Marit Sonnesyn (Plymouth, Minn.)?capped the girl’s impressive Gustie career at the NCAA Category III Women’s Outdoor Course & Field Championships with a 13th place finish in the 5k, crossing the line in 38:03.22. The following day, Sarah Swanson (Fairbanks, Alaska) took 20th in the shot put with a pitch of 41-1.5.

June 22 – Gents tennis’ top player Mohanad Alhouni (Tripoli, Libya) was branded All-America on the singles team designed for his performance during the autumn season. Alhouni became the 51st Gustavus men’s racket sports player to earn All-America condition. Alhouni posted an overall record regarding 26-9 in singles play with the 2015-16 season, including a 15-7 record with No. 1 singles in the spring.

July 5 – Britt Stewart was known as the head softball coach. Stewart took over as seventh head coach during the 48-year history of Gustavus softball.


July 24 – Legendary men’s hockey coach Don Roberts ’56 died at the age of Eighty three. Recognized as one of the most prominent coaches in college hockey history, Roberts taught the Golden Gusties to an overall record of 532-290-25 in Thirty three seasons (1964-97) and his teams stated 13 league titles. Roberts gamed a key role in the fundraising and construction of the Gustavus the rocks arena, which was renamed in her honor in 1998.


Aug. Seventeen-year-old – Former Athletic Director John “Moose” Malmquist ’53 died at the age of Eighty-five. Malmquist served as Gustavus’s athletic movie director from 1974-1997.

Sept. 3 –?The hockey team kicked off its 100th year or so with a 35-6 win at Westminster.

Sept. Six – Kate Reilly (Hastings, Minn.) was named to the Preseason All-America squad in the 50 freestyle. Reilly took subsequent in the 50 free at the MIAC Championships with a time of 24.37 and then took 15th place at the NCAA Championships having a time of 23.64.

Oct. Ten – The men’s golf staff wrapped up its fall time of year with a second place accomplish at the MIAC Championships, carding a 297-302-298 (897). Joe Captain (Rochester, Minn.) earned his next All-Championship Team award after braiding for third place, carding any 72-75-74 (221). Captain, Andrew Krasaway (Hermantown, Minn.) and Potential Savini (Anoka, Minn.) were awarded All-Conference for theseason.

Oct. 17 – Mohanad Alhouni (Tripoli, Libya) of the men’s tennis crew earned a third place conclude at the ITA Oracle Cup singles lure, earning All-America honors.

Oct. 22 – Your Athletics Department chose nine individuals for induction into their Athletics Hall of Recognition. Theinductees included Ryan Boutwell ’99 (Football), Scott Crowell ’01 (Baseball), Heather Fitch ’96 (Gymnastics), Rick Hjelm ’83 (Handbags), Molly Nemes ’01 (Gymnastics, Track & Field), Bret Newcomb ’92 (Hockey), Dana Peterson ’96 (Cross Country, Track & Field), Rod Swenson ’99 (Baseball), and Larry Zelenz (Coach).

Oct. 29 – The ladies cross country team finished Eleventh of 12 at theMIAC Titles. Sadie Novak-Klug (Waseca, Minn.) recorded the top-finish for the Gusties seeing that she ran to a Nineteenth century place finish out of 248 rivals with a 6k time of 23:Fifty-one.3.

Oct 29 – The males cross country team finished in third place of 11 teams at theMIAC Championships. Thomas Knobbe (Sr., Decorah, Iowa) guided the Gusties with an 8k time of 24:16.2, finishing throughout fourth place out of 208 challengers. Co-captain Evan Jones (Sr., Pella, Iowa) finished in sixth place with a time of Twenty six:18.8. For their tasks, Knobbe and Jones were given its name to the MIAC All-Conference Team.

Oct. 29 – Your men’s soccer team secured no. 3 seed in the MIAC Playoffs with a thrilling 2-1 overtime wining at Hamline.

Nov. 1 – The female’s soccer team’s season resulted in a MIAC quarterfinal playoff matchup by a shootout loss at St. Catherine University. With all the double overtime tie as well as shootout loss the Gusties finished the time of year with an overall record of 10-6-3. Gustavus had two honorees on the All-Conference workforce in Maddison Ackiss (Fairbanks, Alaska) and Ashley Becker (Farmington, Minn.).

Nov. Just one –?In the MIAC quarterfinals, men’s soccer completed its season 7-9-1 overall as well as 6-3-1 in the league. All-Conference was awarded to Matt Murakami (Eden Prairie, Minn.) and Arthur Parens (Wayzata, Minn.).

Nov. Four – The men’s hockey workforce stood tall against Virtually no. 1-ranked and defending national safe bet UW-Stevens Point in the home opener, skate boarding to a 3-3 tie.?Van Sullivan (Brentwood, Tenn.) triggered a turnover at the pink line with a clean examine and then found Erickson at the top of a left circle for the game-tying target.

Nov. 5 – For the second in a straight line season, the volleyball squad claimed the MIAC Playoff Championship once defeating Bethel University in several sets.

Nov. 11 – The volley ball team’s season concluded in the NCAA regional semifinals, dropping a three-set fit to defending national winner Cal Lutheran by scores of 25-15, 25-12, 25-23. This Gusties ended their season 24-8 total. Nora Holtan (Rochester, Minn.) earned MIAC Player-of-the-Year after a stellar season. Lauren Hanson (Redwood Falls, Minn.), Brittany Luethmers (Prior Lake, Minn.), and also Taylor Trautman (Hutchinson, Minn.) joined Holtan on theAll-Conference Team, labels the third time in program historical past that four Gusties were picked out.

Nov. 12 – The football group captured a 38-21 victory at Carleton College in the season finale. Holding on to a slim 24-21 edge midway through the fourth one fourth, the Gustie defense stood extra tall with two interception returns regarding touchdowns on consecutive Carleton possessions. A Gusties finished the season 5-5 overall along with 3-5 in the MIAC. First team All-Conference customers include offensive lineman Joe Theiler (Walnut Grove, Minn.) and outside linebacker Casey Decker (Mapleton, Minn.).

Nov. 12 – The males cross country team turned in a good sixth place finish associated with 30 teams for the 2nd season in a row at the NCAA Fundamental Region Meet.

Nov. 12 – A women’s cross country team submitted a 17th place conclude of 32 teams at the NCAA Central Region Meet. Gustavus tallied 438 points and averaged a 6k use of 24:18. Marit Sonnesyn (Plymouth, Minn.) was given its name All-Conference for theseason.

Nov. 15 – Volleyball super star setter Nora Holtan (Rochester, Minn.) became the sixth Gustie to bring in All-America honors (First Team), and secondly in consecutive seasons following Alyssa Taylor earned Third Team raises the bar in last year.

Nov. 29 – Mikayla Miller (Goodhue, Minn.) on the women’s basketball team was recognized as the U.Vertisements. Basketball Writers Association Team III National Player every week.

Dec. 7 – The women’s basketball team improved to 8-0 soon after earning a 79-61 win over St. Olaf College, backed by a 25-point operation by Mikayla Miller who hit the 1,000-point mark for her job, becoming the fastest Gustavus women’s player to reach the milestone.

Dec. Up to 29 – Women’s basketball defeated UW-River Falls 60-56 for its 11th straight win to start the season. The 11-0 draw is the second best start in program history.


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