News Photo
Women's Basketball - Wed, Oct. 16, 2013

Head women's basketball coaches in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) have selected Davenport as the preseason favorite. The Panthers received 11 of 12 first-place votes in the 2013-14 Preseason Rating after finishing last season as the national runner-ups. Siena Heights is picked second after qualifying for its first-ever national tournament. Indiana Techs Rachel Kruse was chosen as the Preseason Player of the Year. The Preseason All-Conference Team can be found after the team capsules.

RankTeam1st Place
Votes
Total
Points
1Davenport11139
2Siena Heights1127
3Madonna 105
4Concordia 99
5Indiana Tech 96
6Cornerstone 92
7Aquinas 77
8Northwestern Ohio 69
9Lawrence Tech 43
10Lourdes 37
11Michigan-Dearborn 34
12Marygrove 18

Team Capsules

1. Davenport 34-3 (20-2)
The seven-time defending WHAC champions and national runner-up has a big hole to fill after losing NAIA First Team All-American Karli Harris, but head coach Mike Williams hopes a solid core of players with national experience returning grouped with a trio of experienced transfers will do the trick. Senior Alison Bouman is one of only two players who appeared in all 37 games last season and shot 50% from the field.West Georgia (NCAA II) transfer Brittany Johnson will add strength to the line up having averaged 9.3 points and 7.2 rebounds during her sophomore season and Delta CC product Kelly Dineen touts a slew of honors on her resume.

2. Siena Heights 23-10 (17-5)
SHU returns five of its top eight players from last year's first-ever national championship tournament team. Sue Syljebeck will rely heavily on her back court as Grace Howrigon returns for her senior campaign after being named Honorable Mention All-WHAC while leading scorer Sierra Calhoun and First Team All-WHAC Morgan Warfield start their junior seasons. A recruiting class of highly-rated freshmen should offset the loss of key post players.

3. Madonna 20-11 (15-7)
Despite losing his entire starting line up to graduation, the Crusaders are expected to be competitive in the league. Carl Graves returns nine letter winners from last year's team, including Honorable Mention All-WHAC performer Rachel Melcher and junior Chelsea Williams. Fresh faces include a couple of JoCo signees and a transfer from University of New Hampshire.

4. Concordia 28-7 (20-2)
First year head coach Thad Sankey will have to start fresh this year as four key players from last year's WHAC co-champions and national tournament appearance team are gone: seniors Hannah Sabol, Marion Rodriguez and Kelly Cieslak, and WHAC Player of the Year Abby Hengesbach. The good news is Sabol's younger sister, Becca, starts her career in a CUAA jersey.

5. Indiana Tech 13-18 (11-11)
The Warriors are coming off their best WHAC record for conference games. Head coach Jessie Biggs will look to returning seniors Rachel Kruse and Ulyssia Richmond for leadership. Expectations are big for Kruse as she was chosen as the Preseason Player of the Year. University of Toledo transfer Taylor Carver will also figure into the mix.

6. Cornerstone 19-12 (13-9)
Katelyn Cousins and Ashley Niedermayer step into leadership roles to lead Katie Mattera's Golden Eagles. Newcomer Emma Lockhart, who averaged 12.3 points, 5.0 assists, and 5.0 steals on the Pioneer Dream Team, looks to lessen the loss of Third Team All-American Robyn Veltkamp.

7. Aquinas 12-16 (8-14)
With the return of Taelor Sanders and Allison Heberlien, the Saints look to push into the upper half of the league standings. Linda Nash added some speed to the roster in Kelsey Spitzley and Taylor Pitss, a pair of All-League performers.

8. Northwestern Ohio 11-20 (8-14)
Rebecca Puckett rejoins the team after missing last season with an injury. Three key returners in Lauren Hopfner, Sammi Dervisevic and Kylie Kahlig will provide leadership for Kyle Menchhofer.

9. Lawrence Tech 7-19 (5-17)
The Bleu Devils return all letter winners from last year's team. Leading scorer Jackie Hood and team captain Allison Bicknell return for their senior seasons and head coach Mary Pinkowski added four high school standouts to the mix.

10. Lourdes 9-21 (6-16)
Seasoned coach Karen McConnell starts her first year with the Gray Wolves with 12 varsity players from last year. Lauren Tilden, Emily Orsini, and Tiffany Scott provided nearly 25 of the team's points and will look to a few newcomers for help.

11. Michigan-Dearborn 10-19 (9-13)
This season looks to be a rebuilding year for UMD with new coach Dymetrius Ware and a roster of new players. The team lost standout Chelsea Davis to graduation and look to replace her with Jalissa Williams and Danielle Cowart.

12. Marygrove 1-27 (0-22)
Senior Ciara Moore leads a revamped roster for Tony Hitchcock. A deep, talented recruiting class has the Mustangs poised for an improved season.

Preseason All-Conference Team
Rachel Kruse, Indiana Tech
Morgan Warfield, Siena Heights
Ulyssia Richmond, Indiana Tech
Rachel Melcher, Madonna
Taelor Sanders, Aquinas

 

 
Today
Men's Soccer
Robert Morris College at 12:00pm
Madonna EST
Live Stats
(RV) Cardinal Stritch University at 1:00pm
Concordia EST
Marian University at 4:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
Cornerstone at 7:00pm
Goshen College EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Mount Vernon Nazarene University at 7:00pm
Siena Heights EST
Grace College at 7:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Aquinas at 7:00pm
Bethel College EST
Huntington University at 7:30pm
(21) Davenport EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Women's Soccer
Indiana Wesleyan University at 12:30pm
Aquinas EST
Cleary University at 1:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
(20) Ashford University at 2:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
(RV) Northwestern Ohio at 7:00pm
(10) Robert Morris College EST
(7) Davenport at 8:00pm
(3) Lindsey Wilson EST
Live Video Live Stats
Volleyball
University of Windsor at 9:30am
(9) Madonna EST
Can-Am Classic (hosted by Madonna University - Livonia, Mich.)
Live Stats
(RV) Cornerstone vs 10:00am
(14) Grand View University EST
Olivet Nazarene University Tournament
Concordia at 10:00am
Marygrove EST
Marygrove CRAM Tri-Match
Live Video Live Stats
Concordia at 10:00am
Marygrove EST
Live Video Live Stats
University of Waterloo at 11:30am
(9) Madonna EST
Can-Am Classic (hosted by Madonna University - Livonia, Mich.)
Live Stats
Concordia vs 12:00pm
Rochester College EST
Live Video Live Stats
Rochester College at 2:00pm
Marygrove EST
Marygrove CRAM Tri-Match
Live Video Live Stats
(RV) Cornerstone vs 4:00pm
(RV) Trinity Christian College EST
Olivet Nazarene University Tournament
Men's Cross Country
Indiana Tech vs  
Indiana Intercollegiates (West Lafayette, Ind.)
Lawrence Tech at  
Otterbien University Invitational
Women's Cross Country
Indiana Tech vs  
Indiana Intercollegiate (West Lafayette, Ind.)
Lawrence Tech at  
Otterbien University Invitational
Men's Tennis
Lawrence Tech at 1:00pm
Olivet College EST
Cornerstone at 3:00pm
Judson College EST
Women's Tennis
Lawrence Tech at 1:00pm
Olivet College EST
Valparaiso University at 2:00pm
Davenport EST
Cornerstone at 3:00pm
Judson College EST
Yesterday
Men's Soccer
UM-Dearborn at 2
Rochester College 4
Played at Ultimate Sports in Pontiac, MI
Indiana Wesleyan University vs 3
Aquinas 1
Marygrove at 3
Saint Xavier University 1
Women's Soccer
(RV) Westminster College of Salt Lake City at 6
Marygrove 0
Concordia at (2OT) 0
Northwood University 0
(7) Davenport vs 0
(8) Cumberland Univ. 4
Match Played in Columbia, Ky.
(RV) Trinity Christian College at 0
Siena Heights 2
Volleyball
(RV) Cornerstone vs 3
Hannibal-LaGrange University 0
Olivet Nazarene University Tournament
(RV) Cornerstone vs 3
(5) Columbia College 1
Olivet Nazarene University Tournament
UM-Dearborn at 2
Rochester College 3
Men's Cross Country
Siena Heights vs 15th of 24
National Catholic Invitational @ Notre Dame
Lourdes at 24th of 24
National Catholic Championship (Notre Dame, Ind.)
Aquinas at 2nd of 24
National Catholic Invitational
Women's Cross Country
Siena Heights vs 12th of 25
National Catholic Invitational @ Notre Dame
Lourdes at 25th of 25
National Catholic Championship (Notre Dame, Ind.)
Aquinas at 4th of 25
National Catholic Invitational
Men's Golf
Siena Heights at 5th of 10
Spring Arbor Bill Bockwitz Invitational @ Cascades Golf Course
Madonna at 8th of 13
Bill Bockwitz Invitational (hosted by Spring Arbor University - Cascades Golf Course - Jackson, Mich.)
Thursday, Sep 18
Men's Soccer
Marygrove at 0
(RV) Olivet Nazarene University 6
Women's Soccer
Aquinas at 6
Grace Bible College 0
Wednesday, Sep 17
Men's Soccer
Indiana Tech at (2OT) 2
Mount Vernon Nazarene University 3
(7) University of Rio Grande at 2
(RV) Northwestern Ohio 1
Marygrove at 1
Judson College 2
Madonna at 1
Taylor University 0
Saint Xavier University at (2OT) 1
Cornerstone 2
Concordia at (OT) 2
Calumet College of St. Joseph 3
UM-Dearborn at 1
Spring Arbor University 4
Holy Cross College at 3
(21) Davenport 8
Women's Soccer
Mount Vernon Nazarene University at (2OT) 0
(RV) Northwestern Ohio 0
Concordia at 3
Rochester College 1
Today
Men's Soccer
Robert Morris College at 12:00pm
Madonna EST
Live Stats
Marian University at 4:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
Cornerstone at 7:00pm
Goshen College EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Grace College at 7:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Huntington University at 7:30pm
(21) Davenport EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Women's Soccer
Cleary University at 1:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
(20) Ashford University at 2:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
(7) Davenport at 8:00pm
(3) Lindsey Wilson EST
Live Video Live Stats
Volleyball
University of Windsor at 9:30am
(9) Madonna EST
Can-Am Classic (hosted by Madonna University - Livonia, Mich.)
Live Stats
Concordia at 10:00am
Marygrove EST
Marygrove CRAM Tri-Match
Live Video Live Stats
Concordia at 10:00am
Marygrove EST
Live Video Live Stats
University of Waterloo at 11:30am
(9) Madonna EST
Can-Am Classic (hosted by Madonna University - Livonia, Mich.)
Live Stats
Concordia vs 12:00pm
Rochester College EST
Live Video Live Stats
Rochester College at 2:00pm
Marygrove EST
Marygrove CRAM Tri-Match
Live Video Live Stats
Monday, Sep 22
Women's Soccer
Mount Vernon Nazarene University at 4:00pm
Marygrove EST
Live Video Live Stats
Tuesday, Sep 23
Women's Soccer
St. Mary-of-the-Woods College at 3:30pm
Marygrove EST
Live Video Live Stats
Wednesday, Sep 24
Women's Soccer
Huntington University at 4:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
Volleyball
Siena Heights at 7:00pm
(9) Madonna EST
Live Stats
(24) Davenport at 7:00pm
(RV) Cornerstone EST
Live Video
Concordia at 7:00pm
Marygrove EST
Live Video Live Stats
 
 
 
NAIA
NAIA