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Men's Basketball - Thu, Oct. 4, 2012

Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) men's basketball coaches picked Davenport to repeat as conference champion. The Panthers racked up 141 points and 10 of the 12 first place votes. In addition to the preseason poll, coaches picked Preseason All-Conference selections.

 

If anything, fans should expect a younger, faster style of play than in years past. Seven of the 11 Preseason All-Conference members are listed as true guards and only three are seniors. New to the conference are Lawrence Tech and Marygrove to give the WHAC 12 teams. Special thanks to school SIDs for submitting information and season outlooks used in this report. Preseason honors are listed at the bottom of the page.

Rank, School (1st Place Votes ), Points

1.   Davenport (10)       141 pts.
2.   Cornerstone (1)     121 pts.
3.   Indiana Tech (1)     117 pts.
4.   Madonna                  112 pts.
5.   Lourdes                      93 pts.
6.   Aquinas                      91 pts.
7.   Concordia                  75 pts.
8.   Siena Heights           60 pts.
9.   Northwestern Ohio   40 pts.
10. Michigan-Dearborn  37 pts.
11. Marygrove                   34 pts.
12.  Lawrence Tech        15 pts.

 

#1 Davenport (32-5/16-2) - The Panthers topped the league last year and posted the best overall record in school history. DU's season ended in the semifinals at the NAIA National Championship Tournament. Conference Coach of the Year Burt Paddock (5th year, 104-32) will need to replace four seniors who started almost every game last season. The road is a tough one that features top programs like Indiana Wesleyan and Embry Riddle.
Top Returners
JaVontae Ford (6'3, Jr., G) - Appeared in 36 games last season, started 13...Second in team scoring (14.6 ppg)...School's all-time leader in 3PFGM (134)...Second Team All-WHAC (2012) ...WHAC All-Defensive Team (2011, 2012)... WHAC Player of the Week (2011)...WHAC All-Newcomer Team (2011)
DeArmond Davis (6'7, Jr. F) - Appeared in 23 games, started 17...Averaged 4.7 rebounds per game...Led team in FG% with 55.8%

 

#2 Cornerstone(19-13/11-5) - Kim Elders (20th year, 478-191) returns eight players from last season, including an Honorable Mention All-American, and five transfers who will make an immediate impact. The Golden Eagles lost in the second round of the NAIA National Championship Tournament after winning the whole thing two years ago.
Top Returners
Wes Hudson (6'1, Jr, G) - HM All-American (2012)...First Team All-WHAC (2012)...averaged 16.5 points per game...Ranked fifth in nation for FT% (.870)...WHAC Player of the Week (2012)
Derek Kingshott (6'5, Sr, F) - Averaged 8.0 ppg and 6.0 rebounds per game...Shot 58% from the field

 

#3 Indiana Tech (23-8/12-6) - Head coach Al Grushkin starts his third year at the helm after qualifing for the NAIA National Championship Tournament.  Under Grushkin, the Warriors finished with the most wins since the 2004-05 campaign. Blessed with tremendous talent in the guard position and a handful of newbies will help fill the void left by WHAC Player of the Year Rodney Bartholomew.
Top Returners
Jordan Hickman (6'3, Sr., G) - Third Team All-WHAC (2012)...WHAC All-Newcomer Team (2012)...Averaged 9.8 ppg and 3.6 rpg...led team in 3-point field goals
Melvin Brooks (6'5, Sr., F) - WHAC All-Newcomer Team (2012)...Averaged 10.5 ppg and 2.6 rpg

 

#4 Madonna (18-13/12-6) - The Crusaders are coming off their second most successful season in program history and have six of their top seven scorers returning. With only one senior on the team, Noel Emenhiser (4th year, 33-68) will rely on  a solid junior core for leadership.
Top Returners:
Bobby Naubert (5'10, Jr., G) - Honorable Mention NAIA All-American (2012)...First Team All-WHAC (2012)...MU season single assist record holder (199)...Averaged 15.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game...WHAC Player of the Week (2012)
Travis Schuba (5'10, Jr., G) - Second Team All-WHAC (2012)...MU single season 3PFGM record holder (117)...Averaged 15.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg

 

#5 Lourdes (17-16/9-9) - The Gray Wolves played their way into the NAIA National Championship Tournament last year with a late-season run under Andre Smith (3rd year, 29-34).
Top Returners
Corey Harvey (6'5, Sr., F) - WHAC All-Newcomer Team (2012)...Averaged 12.3 ppg, 7.1 rpg
Remy Fleurima (5'8, Sr., G) - Averaged 5.4 points per game and 1.8 rebounds per game

 

#6 Aquinas (15-16/11-7) - Head coach Dave Hammer (10th year, 179-115) added nine new bodies to the mix in hopes of moving the Saints back into the top of the league. The newcomers show a great combination of size and athleticism. Look for Aquinas to again play tough defense and rely on a variety of scoring threats for the offense.
Top Returners
Zac Eddy (6'6, Sr., P) - Averaged 10.0 ppg and 4.4 rpg...Third Team All-WHAC (2012)
Brett Pfahler (6'3, Jr., G) - Averaged 8.7 points and 2.0 rebounds per game

 

#7 Concordia (15-17/9-9) - First year head coach Matt Dislereth inherits three returning starters and a pair of top newcomers.
Top Returners
John Schaeffer (5'11, Jr., G) - Averaged 13.5 points per game and shot 41% from behind the arc...Ranked 7th in the nation for 3PFGM...WHAC Player of the Week (2012)
Andrew Patrick (6'2, Jr., G) - Averaged 10.5 points and 4.6 assists per game...Shot 43% from the field...Ranked 16th in the nation for total assists

  

#8 Siena Heights (7-24/4-14) - Joe Pechota starts his first year at the helm after being in the business seven years and looks to bring a new philosophy to the program. A new coaching staff along with some new players will help.
Top Returners
Cecil Clark (6'4, Jr., F) - WHAC All-Newcomer Team (2012)...WHAC Player of the Week (2012)
Nick Packwood (6'5, Sr., F)

 

#9 Northwestern Ohio (7-23/2-16) - Head coach Chris Adams (7th year, 60-92) brought in 10 new players this year to support a couple key returners. 
Top Returners
Johnny Elliott (6'0, Jr., G) - Averaged 11.0 points and 3.0 assist per game
Jon Slagle (6'2, So., G) - Averaged 3.0 points and 3.9 boards per game

 

#10 Michigan-Dearborn (3-27/2-16) - The Wolves begin their second season under the eyes of John Mackson and look to four returning starters for leadership.
Top Returners
Julius Porter (6'5, Sr., G) - Averaged 14.0 points per game...Ranked in the Top 10 in league steals
Jeff Fick (6'6, Fr., C) - Averaged 6.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game

 

#11 Marygrove (12-17) - The Mustangs make their first appearance in the conference as one of two new members. Head coach Dave Sichterman (81-139) brings eight years of experience to the WHAC and has an influx of new talent to balance out the roster.
Top Returners
Darryll Dixon (6'0, Jr., G) - Led team in scoring (15.7) and assists (3.5)
Justin Armstrong (6'3, Sr., G/F) - Averaged 5.5 points and shot 33% from the three-point arc

 

#12 Lawrence Tech (0-0) - Not only are the Blue Devils new to the league, they are new to basketball. Lawrence Tech will field a team for the first time in 48 years. Junior College transfers lead a cast of young and hungry freshman eager to make their mark for first-year head coach Tom Kempf.
 

Preseason All-Conference

PlayerSchoolYr.Ht.Pos.
Jordan HickmanIndiana TechSr.6'3G/F
JaVonte FordDavenportJr.6'3F
Wes HudsonCornerstoneJr.6'0G
Bobby NaubertMadonnaJr.5'10G
Zach EddyAquinasSr.6'6F
John ShaefferConcordiaJr.5'11G
Corey HarveyLourdesSr.6'5G
Cecil ClarkSiena HeightsSo.6'4F
Travis SchubaMadonnaJr.6'0G
Andrew PatrickConcordiaJr.5'2G
Julius PorterMichigan-DearbornSr.5'7G
 
 
Today
Men's Soccer
University of Saint Francis vs  
Indiana Tech  
Women's Soccer
Madonna at 2:00pm
St. Clair College EST
Match to be played at Mac Park in Windsor, Ontario
Cornerstone at 3:00pm
Truett-McConnell College EST
Montreat College Tournament
Live Video Live Stats
Cardinal Stritch University at Ppd
Northwestern Ohio  
Muskegon CC at 4:00pm
Aquinas EST
Volleyball
Waldorf College vs 1:30pm
Aquinas EST
Cardinal Stritch Tournament
Union College vs 4:00pm
Lourdes EST
Aces in August Classic (Rio Grande, Ohio)
Live Stats
Northwestern Ohio vs 4:00pm
University of the Cumberlands EST
University of Rio Grande Aces in August Classic
Live Stats
St. Catharine's at 5:00pm
UM-Dearborn EST
Earlybird Tournament hosted by Michigan-Dearborn
University of Saint Francis vs 5:00pm
(4) Madonna EST
UMD Early Bird Classic (hosted by the University of Michigan-Dearborn - Dearborn, Mich.)
Indiana University-South Bend vs 5:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Early Bird Tournament // Court 2
Indiana University Kokomo vs 5:30pm
Indiana Tech EST
Wyndam Classic hosted by Grace College (Winona Lake, Ind.)
Northwestern Ohio at 6:00pm
University of Rio Grande EST
University of Rio Grande Aces in August Classic
Live Stats
Aquinas at 6:00pm
Cardinal Stritch University EST
Cardinal Stritch Tournament
St. Catharine's vs 7:15pm
(4) Madonna EST
UMD Early Bird Classic (hosted by the University of Michigan-Dearborn - Dearborn, Mich.)
Lawrence Tech vs 7:15pm
Shawnee State University EST
Early Bird Tournament // Court 2
University of Saint Francis at 7:15pm
UM-Dearborn EST
Earlybird Tournament Hosted by Michigan-Dearborn
Taylor University vs 8:00pm
Lourdes EST
Aces in August Classic (Rio Grande, Ohio)
Live Stats
Goshen College vs 8:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Wyndam Classic hosted by Grace College (Winona Lake, Ind.)
Today
Women's Soccer
Cardinal Stritch University at Ppd
Northwestern Ohio  
Yesterday
Women's Soccer
Madonna at 2
Brock University 1
Marygrove at 1
Calumet College of St. Joseph 6
Huntington University at 1
Concordia 2
Wednesday, Aug 20
Men's Soccer
UM-Dearborn at 0
Schoolcraft College 2
Jackson College at
Lawrence Tech
Sunday, Aug 17
Women's Soccer
Lawrence Tech at 3
Holy Cross College 1
Saturday, Aug 16
Men's Soccer
Lawrence Tech at
Lawrence Tech
Alumni Game
UM-Dearborn at 1
Cleary University 5
Women's Soccer
Lawrence Tech at 3
Roosevelt University 1
Wednesday, Aug 13
Men's Soccer
Lawrence Tech at
Schoolcraft College
Tuesday, Aug 12
Men's Soccer
Jackson College at 2
Madonna 7
Monday, Aug 11
Women's Soccer
Concordia at 0
University of Detroit 0
Saturday, May 24
Men's Outdoor T & F
Cornerstone at 28th of 100
NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships
Aquinas at 28th of 100
NAIA Outdoor National Championships
Davenport at 9:00am
NAIA National Championships (Gulf Shores, Ala.)
Women's Outdoor T & F
Aquinas vs 42nd of 98
NAIA Outdoor National Championships
Cornerstone at 5th of 98
NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships
Davenport at 9:00am
NAIA National Championships (Gulf Shores, Ala.)
Friday, May 23
Men's Outdoor T & F
Cornerstone at No Team Score
NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships
Davenport at 9:00am
NAIA National Championships (Gulf Shores, Ala.)
Women's Outdoor T & F
Cornerstone at No Team Score
NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships
Davenport at 9:00am
NAIA National Championships (Gulf Shores, Ala.)
Thursday, May 22
Men's Outdoor T & F
Cornerstone at No Team Score
NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships
Davenport vs 9:00am
NAIA National Championships (Gulf Shores, Ala.)
Women's Outdoor T & F
Cornerstone at No Team Score
NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships
Davenport at 9:00am
NAIA National Championships (Gulf Shores, Ala.)
Friday, May 16
Men's Golf
Madonna vs 28th of 29
2014 NAIA National Championships (hosted by the Sun Conference - LPGA International - Daytona Beach, Fla.)
Thursday, May 15
Men's Golf
Madonna vs Out
2014 NAIA National Championships (hosted by the Sun Conference - LPGA International - Daytona Beach, Fla.)
Live Stats
Wednesday, May 14
Softball
(4) Olivet Nazarene University at (5) 11
(22) Davenport 2
NAIA National Tournament Opening Round - Davenport Bracket (Hosted by Davenport University, Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Today
Women's Soccer
Cornerstone at 3:00pm
Truett-McConnell College EST
Montreat College Tournament
Live Video Live Stats
Volleyball
Union College vs 4:00pm
Lourdes EST
Aces in August Classic (Rio Grande, Ohio)
Live Stats
Northwestern Ohio vs 4:00pm
University of the Cumberlands EST
University of Rio Grande Aces in August Classic
Live Stats
Northwestern Ohio at 6:00pm
University of Rio Grande EST
University of Rio Grande Aces in August Classic
Live Stats
Taylor University vs 8:00pm
Lourdes EST
Aces in August Classic (Rio Grande, Ohio)
Live Stats
Saturday, Aug 23
Women's Soccer
Cornerstone at 3:00pm
Montreat College EST
Montreat College Tournament
Live Video Live Stats
Marygrove at 7:00pm
Indiana Wesleyan University EST
Live Audio
Volleyball
Northwestern Ohio vs 11:00am
Union College EST
University of Rio Grande Aces in August Classic
Live Stats
Lourdes at 11:00am
University of Rio Grande EST
Aces in August Classic (Rio Grande, Ohio)
Live Stats
Northwestern Ohio vs 1:00pm
Taylor University EST
University of Rio Grande Aces in August Classic
Live Stats
University of the Cumberlands vs 3:00pm
Lourdes EST
Aces in August Classic (Rio Grande, Ohio)
Live Stats
Monday, Aug 25
Women's Soccer
Saint Thomas University vs 10:00am
Davenport EST
Match Played in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Volleyball
Marygrove at 6:00pm
Florida National University EST
Live Audio Live Stats
Wednesday, Aug 27
Volleyball
Marygrove at 7:00pm
Tennessee Temple EST
Live Audio Live Stats
Friday, Aug 29
Volleyball
(14) Oklahoma Baptist University vs 2:00pm
(4) Madonna EST
ERAU Labor Day Classic (hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach, Fla.)
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Faulkner University vs 2:00pm
Marygrove EST
Mariner Invitational - Hosted by College of Coastal Georgia
Live Video
Spring Arbor University vs 5:00pm
Lourdes EST
Saint Xavier/Trinity International Crossover (Chicago, Ill.)
Live Stats
Marygrove at 7:00pm
College of Coastal Georgia EST
Mariner Invitational - Hosted by College of Coastal Georgia
Live Video
(4) Madonna at 7:00pm
(21) Embry-Riddle EST
ERAU Labor Day Classic (hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach, Fla.)
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Lourdes at 9:00pm
Saint Xavier University EST
Saint Xavier/Trinity International Crossover (Chicago, Ill.)
Live Stats
 
 
 
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