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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
Baseball
Siena Heights at Game
Indiana Tech 2
Live Video Live Stats
Men's Tennis
Concordia at  
TBA  
WHAC Conference Championship Tournament
Women's Tennis
Concordia at  
TBA  
WHAC Conference Championship Tournament
Men's Outdoor T & F
Aquinas at  
Day 2 - Calvin College Invitational
Concordia at  
Gina Relays
Women's Outdoor T & F
Aquinas at  
Day 2 - Calvin College Invitational
Concordia at  
Gina Relays
Men's Outdoor T & F
Indiana Tech at All Day
Day 2 - Drake Relays
Cornerstone at All Day
Day 3 - 50th Annual Gina Relays (Hosted by Hillsdale College)
Women's Outdoor T & F
Indiana Tech at All Day
Day 3 - Drake Relays
Men's Tennis
Aquinas vs 10:00 am
Northwestern Ohio EST
WHAC Finals - Farmers
Softball
Cornerstone at 11:30 am
UM-Dearborn EST
Played at Ladywood High School in Livonia
Live Video
Lourdes at 12:00 pm
Aquinas EST
Lourdes at Game
Aquinas 2
Men's Lacrosse
University of Dayton vs 12:00 pm
(4)Lourdes EST
CCLA Championship
Baseball
Northwestern Ohio at 1:00 pm
Aquinas EST
Northwestern Ohio at Game
Aquinas 2
Marygrove at 1:00 pm
Lourdes EST
Live Stats
Marygrove at Game
Lourdes 2
Live Stats
Cornerstone at 1:00 pm
Concordia EST
Cornerstone at Game
Concordia 2
(RV)Madonna at 1:00 pm
(15)Davenport EST
Live Video Live Stats
(RV)Madonna at Game
(15)Davenport 2
Live Video Live Stats
Siena Heights at 1:00 pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
Softball
Robert Morris University at 1:00 pm
Siena Heights EST
Robert Morris University at Game
Siena Heights 2
Cornerstone at Game
UM-Dearborn 2
Live Video
(13)Davenport at 1:00 pm
(5)Saint Xavier University EST
(13)Davenport at Game
(5)Saint Xavier University 2
Women's Tennis
Northwestern Ohio vs 1:00 pm
Davenport EST
2016 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament
Yesterday
Men's Lacrosse
University of Pittsburgh vs 11
Davenport 18
CCLA Semifinals (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Women's Lacrosse
Lawrence Tech vs 15
Georgetown College 4
NWLL Semifinal // DU Turf Field // Davenport University
Men's Outdoor T & F
Aquinas at No Team Score
Hillsdale Relays
Women's Outdoor T & F
Aquinas at No Team Score
Hillsdale Relays
Softball
Olivet Nazarene University at 4
Aquinas 3
Games Played at Caledonia High School
Women's Tennis
Aquinas vs 1
Northwestern Ohio 5
WHAC Semifinals -Farmers
Indiana Tech at 1
Aquinas 5
WHAC Semifinals
Women's Lacrosse
Davenport at 11
SCAD Savannah 9
Men's Tennis
Davenport vs 0
Northwestern Ohio 5
2016 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament
Indiana Tech vs 1
Aquinas 5
WHAC Semifinal - MVP
Women's Tennis
Lawrence Tech vs 0
(11)Davenport 5
WHAC Tournament Semifinals
Softball
UM-Dearborn at (5) 0
Concordia 10
UM-Dearborn at (5) 12
Concordia 4
(RV)Madonna at (17) 5
Cornerstone 4
(RV)Madonna at Ppd
Cornerstone  
Lourdes at (8) 2
(13)Davenport 3
Lourdes at 4
(13)Davenport 5
Baseball
(RV)Madonna at 12
(15)Davenport 6
(RV)Madonna at 6
(15)Davenport 2
Cornerstone at 5
Concordia 0
Cornerstone at 4
Concordia 5
Softball
Cleary University at (5) 0
Aquinas 8
Games Played at Caledonia High School
Men's Tennis
Davenport vs 5
(RV)Lawrence Tech 1
Hosted by Davenport University
Cornerstone vs 0
(RV)Indiana Tech 5
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament - Quarterfinals
Concordia at 0
(11)Aquinas 5
WHAC Championships - Farmer's
Women's Tennis
Davenport vs 5
Lawrence Tech 0
WHAC Semifinal Game // Davenport University
Cornerstone vs 0
Aquinas 5
WHAC Championships - Gainey
Concordia vs 0
Northwestern Ohio 5
2016 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament
Women's Lacrosse
Tennessee Wesleyan vs 15
Indiana Tech 18
NWLL Consolation Bracket | DU Turf Field
Men's Lacrosse
(4)Lourdes vs 19
(3)Siena Heights 8
CCLA Semifinal - Pittsburgh, Pa.
Today
Baseball
Siena Heights at Game
Indiana Tech 2
Live Video Live Stats
Softball
Cornerstone at 11:30 am
UM-Dearborn EST
Played at Ladywood High School in Livonia
Live Video
Baseball
Marygrove at 1:00 pm
Lourdes EST
Live Stats
Marygrove at Game
Lourdes 2
Live Stats
(RV)Madonna at 1:00 pm
(15)Davenport EST
Live Video Live Stats
(RV)Madonna at Game
(15)Davenport 2
Live Video Live Stats
Siena Heights at 1:00 pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
Softball
Cornerstone at Game
UM-Dearborn 2
Live Video
Purdue University Calumet at 2:00 pm
Northwestern Ohio EST
Live Video Live Stats
Purdue University Calumet at Game
Northwestern Ohio 2
Live Video Live Stats
Women's Lacrosse
(4)Davenport vs 5:00 pm
(3)Lawrence Tech EST
NWLL Championship Game // DU Turf Field // Davenport University
Live Video Live Stats
Sunday, May 1
Baseball
Marygrove at 1:00 pm
Lourdes EST
Live Stats
Marygrove at Game
Lourdes 2
Live Stats
Siena Heights at 1:00 pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
Siena Heights at Game
Indiana Tech 2
Live Video Live Stats
Monday, May 2
Baseball
Indiana Wesleyan University at 2:00 pm
Northwestern Ohio EST
Live Video Live Stats
Wednesday, May 4
Baseball
Aquinas at 2:00 pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
Aquinas at Game
Indiana Tech 2
Live Video Live Stats
Northwestern Ohio at 3:00 pm
Cornerstone EST
Live Video Live Stats
Northwestern Ohio at Game
Cornerstone 2
Live Video Live Stats
 
 
 
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