CMU Football and Softball on Collegecasts

WE are proud to add Football to our coverage of sports this Fall from Central Methodist University on the Eagle Sports Network.  Charlie Brown and Jim Ray Kluck will have the call of 4 Home games this season.  You can also join Tim Miller with the call of a Fall Softball Game.

9.8.18 v Peru [WIN 42-21]

9.22.18 vs William Penn

9.22.18 @ Fontbonne [Softball]

9.29.18 vs Graceland

10.27.18 vs Baker

 

Collegecasts Teams up with Webster U and NCAA Baseball

We are pleased to announce that The NCAA Division III Baseball Regionals hosted by Webster University and the SLIAC Confernce will be using www.collegecasts.com announcers as the Audio Talent for the 15 Game Tournament.  Click here to find the games on the Webster U site … Congratulations to the following Collegecasts Staff:

Charlie Brown
Dan Kinney
Ian Ross
James O’Sullivan
Jim Pleimann
Tim Miller

SLIAC 2018 Softball Tournament Preview

From SLIAC.org – click here for more information …

One year ago Fontbonne University, Greenville University, Webster University, and Westminster College met in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Softball Tournament. This weekend the same four teams will meet once again to claim the conference’s automatic qualifier spot in the NCAA Division III Championship. Westminster College is the top-seeded team in the tournament after winning their second straight regular season title. Greenville University is the #2 seed and are the two-time defending tournament champions. Fontbonne has a conference-best nine tournament titles and will be playing at their home field while #4 seed Webster clinched their playoff spot on the last day of the regular season.

Tournament at a Glance
This year’s tournament will be at ABC Park in St. Ann, Missouri and is hosted by Fontbonne University. The three-day, double-elimination tournament is set for games on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. For directions to ABC Park click HERE

Thursday, May 3
Game 1 – #1 Westminster vs. #4 Webster, 5 p.m.
Game 2 – #2 Greenville vs. #3 Fontbonne, 7 p.m.

Friday, May 4
Game 3 – Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 1 p.m.
Game 4 – Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2, 3 p.m.
Game 5 – Winner of Game 4 vs. Loser of Game 3, 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 5
Game 6 – Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 5, 1 p.m.
Game 7 – If Necessary, immediately following Game 6

Broadcast Information
The 2018 SLIAC Softball Championship game will be streamed on live video courtesy of College Casts. To watch the championship game click HERE
Live stats will also be available for all games of the tournament.

 

CSDHL 2018 Playoffs from Leafs Centre on www.collegecasts.com

Prepcasts LLC is proud to announce that WE are the carriers of the games for the 2018 Playoffs on February 10-11 which include all Saturday 2.10.18 games on Centre Ice and all the Sunday 2.11.18 games on Centre Ice.

For more information about Leafs Ice Centre click here

Please join our announcing staff of Charlie Brown, Ian Ross, Buzz Swanston, Tim Miller and in from California … Mitch Michals.

Schedule:

Date Start End Rink Division
2/10/2018 7:10 AM 8:10 AM Center Squirt
8:20 AM 9:20 AM Center Peewee
9:30 AM 10:30 AM Center Peewee
10:40 AM 11:50 PM Center Peewee
12:00 PM 1:30 PM Center Bantam
1:40 PM 3:30 PM Center 16
3:40 PM 5:30 PM Center 16
5:40 PM 6:40 PM Center Squirt
6:50 PM 8:20 PM Center Bantam
8:30 PM 10:00 PM Center Bantam
2/11/2018 8:00 AM 9:50 AM Center 16
Championship 10:00 AM 11:30 AM Center Squirt
Championship 11:40 AM 1:15 PM Center Peewee
Championship 1:25 PM 2:50 PM Center Bantam
Championship 3:00 PM 5:00 PM Center 16

 

 

 

SLIAC Men’s Soccer again on collegecasts.com

At A Glance [from SLIAC.org]
The 2016 SLIAC Men’s Soccer Tournament field includes Fontbonne University, Spalding University, Webster University, and Westminster College. Semifinal games will be held Thursday with the championship game being played on Saturday.

Schedule/Results
Thursday, November 3
Game 1 – #1 Spalding def. #4 Webster, 4-3
Game 2 – #2 Westminster def. #3 Fontbonne, 2-1 OT

Saturday, November 5
Championship Game – Spalding vs. Westminster (Louisville, Ky.)

Collegecasts Championship Game Broadcast link

FONTBONNE UNIVERSITY ‘GRIFFINS’

Despite not winning a game in the first month of the season the Griffins put it all together in October, going 8-2. After being blanked in four of their first five games the Griffins offense averaged 4.8 goals per game in their final ten contests to finish third in the league in scoring. The trio of Ryan Dudley, Austin Willenbrock, and Nick Wolf have each recorded at least 12 points this season. Maybe most impressively for the Griffins this season has been the fact that five different players have recorded a game winning goal this season. Defensively Tony Pitaro has been the mainstay in net for the Griffins.

Overall Record: 8-10-1
SLIAC Record: 7-2
Tourn.Appearances:21
Tourn. Titles: 4
Last: 2006

Coaches Corner with Ricky Andrews
The team got off to a tough start this season, what was the turning point?
“The turning point, for us, it was just staying together and believing in what has got us to where we are now and that’s the playoffs. Playing the Washington University game, that was a great achievement as a team to play them that tough.”

You have a balanced attack, what is the benefit of having multiple players being able to step up for the team?
“Having everyone in attack is having success for us because I believe the guys are working hard off the ball and no one is being selfish. We can score from the deep midfield positions or attacking midfield; having every player offensively just gives us great balance.”

 

SPALDING UNIVERSITTY ‘GOLDEN EAGLES’

Spalding completed an undefeated SLIAC regular season, going 9-0, just the eighth time in conference history a team has had a perfect slate. They carry a ten game winning streak into the tournament and are making their second trip in program history, joining the 2014 squad. The Golden Eagles finished second in the league in scoring with freshmen Osman Hussein (11 goals) and Kornell Hilliard (8 goals and 6 assists) leading the way. On the back end they rely on senior defender Joey Lesher, who has also totaled six goals. Goalie Ryan Glynn has played nearly every minute in net for Spalding, recording 64 saves and six shutouts.

Overall Record: 11-6
SLIAC Record: 9-0
Tourn. Appearances: 2
Tourn. Titles: 0
Last: n/a

Coaches Corner with Adam Boyer
Your program won its first ever SLIAC regular season title, how do you keep your team focused on their remaining goals for the season?
“Winning the program’s first title is a major accomplishment and something every member of our team is proud of achieving this season. Still, when we set out our goals at the beginning of this season, the top priority for the team was winning the SLIAC Tournament and earning a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The leadership from the upperclassmen has been fantastic and the players are hungry and determined to accomplish more and keep this season going.”

Kornell Hilliard and Osman Hussein have had an immediate impact as freshmen, how have you seen them grow as the season progressed?
“Kornell and Osman have had impressive seasons, and have been playing their best soccer over the last few weeks. As a team we had a slow start to the season and it is no surprise that as Osman and Kornell started scoring goals our results as a team have improved. There is no doubt their offensive production has played a huge part in winning ten straight games but overall it has been a complete team effort this season and it’s been incredible to see different individuals stepping up in different games and helping us to this memorable season.”

WEBSTER UNIVERSITY ‘GORLOKS’

Webster has had a an up and down season, recording back to back wins just twice this year. But one of those streaks is their current one as they will be looking to carry the momentum of their two game winning streak into the tournament. The Gorloks have been paced by sophomore Drew Quisenberry’s four goals and three assists. A balanced attack is rounded out by Brendan Shields (three goals, four assists) and Alex Whalen (five goals). Freshman Kyle Hertel has taken control in net for the Gorloks, with 31 saves in over 800-minutes of action.

Overall Record: 8-9
SLIAC Record: 6-3
Tourn.Appearances:20
Tourn. Titles: 4
Last: 2012

Coaches Corner with Mike Siener
How did playing a tough schedule early on in the season prepare the team as they entered conference play?
“Playing a tough non-conference schedule, we hope, prepares us for tough match-ups that we are going to face throughout the conference. Seeing and playing against some of the regions best players and teams can only make us better and more prepared for the conference.”

You come into the tournament having won your last two games, what do you have to carry on from those wins into the postseason?
“Our hope is our momentum will continue to carry into this week. We have been able to find the back of the net the last two games and hopefully that will get us some confidence going into Thursday’s game.”

 

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE ‘BLUE JAYS’

Westminster appears to be ramping up for the postseason, carrying a five game winning streak into the tournament. Over the last seven games the Blue Jays are averaging 5.3 goals per game. Westminster led the league in goals this year with 48 and are led by senior Drake Trease. Trease led the SLIAC with 14 goals and 32 points, recording four game-winning goals. David Immanuel was second on the team with nine goals and three game-winning goals. Junior Ben Chester has filled in admirably for the team after an off-season injury to All-Conference keeper Raul Belman. 

Overall Record: 12-3-1
SLIAC Record: 7-1-1
Tourn.Appearances:17
Tourn. Titles: 3
Last: 2015

Coaches Corner with Adam Galla

You took over the program relatively late in the summer, how did you get the team ready for the season as they prepare to defend their three consecutive tournament titles?
“Even though I came in right before our season started I felt like I had a very good grasp of the team that was ready to compete this fall. We have a great group of guys who are extremely coachable. They’ve worked very hard and have really bought into our team philosophy. Right now we are just focused on one day at a time and fully preparing ourselves for Fontbonne on Thursday.”

The team comes in having won five straight games with the offense picking up its pace as the season has gone on. Can you talk about how well the offense is clicking?
“We are heading into the conference tournament with confidence and know that if we play the way we are capable of playing that we are a nationally competitive team. I think that players are starting to fully understand our style of play and have built that familiarity with each other, especially in the final third of the field.”

Fontbonne Fundraiser for 2015 – Check it Out

Fontbonne_LogoPlease take a look at this fundraiser for 2015 for the Ladies … so much to pick from and decent prices … and it benefits all the trips the ladies will take this next Spring.  Parent-Letter Show Me Dough  Trio Order Form Show Me Dough – Note the deadline is Sept. 18 …

2015 All Star Game on Monday 7/13

main_photo_allstarJoin us for the 2015 All Star game on www.collegecasts.com @ 7 pm for our annual coverage of this event.  Jim Pleimann and Bradford Bruns will be on the mics and Tim Miller will be the sideline reporter.  All the action coming your way from Ballwin Athletic Complex.

Click here for the Rosters …

The game will take a break in the 7th inning for the Finals of the Home Run Derby.  The preliminaries for the Derby will start @ 4:30 pm.

Click here for the game …

 

 

 

The History of The St. Louis Metro Collegiate Baseball League

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Taken from Metro Collegians website …

1980 Metro League Champions, St. Charles Travelers. 1980 was the first year for a St. Charles team in the league. Red Jerseys, caps and stirrups with white pants. This photo was taken down the 3rd base line at C&H Ballpark, our home field.

That year the St. Charles Travelers’ record was 25 wins, 0 losses. They were pretty stacked with talent, and even had 4 players drafted from that team.

St. Charles Travelers 1980

The Roster Line-up included:

Standing left to right: Mark Garret, Tim Ruesch, Gerry Pollard, Dave Schneider, Chuck Mueller, Dan Boxell, Steve Garrow, Kevin Schaefer, Jimmy Coons

Kneeling left to right: Steve Dunnahue, Kent Keiser, Phil Barringer, Steve Boland, Deron Thomas, Randy Tiefenthaler, Paul Rosburg, Chris Wilmes, Walter Ruesch (Manager)

Not pictured: Kevin Speckhals, Randy Meyer, Scott Eicholz, Mel Preiss, Norb Hemsath (Coach)

In 1980 there were 9 teams including, St. Charles Travelers, St. Louis Browns, West County Royals, North County Dodgers, South County Indians, St. Louis Cubs, Brentwood Yankees, Alton Optimists, and a team that was based in Braggadocio, MO at Don Kessinger’s baseball facilities. Every St. Louis area team would make one weekend trip to Braggacocio to play 3 games, the first of which counted for league play.

Griffins Set to Play Aurora in opening NCAA Regionals at Central

ncaa softball logoTaken from SLIAC website:

St. Louis, Mo. – After winning their sixth straight St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Championship on Saturday, the Fontbonne University softball team heads to Pella, Iowa to the Central College Regional round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Griffins who have won each of their last 22 contests, are ranked fifth in the latest NCAA Midwest Regional poll. Fontbonne is making their ninth NCAA Tournament appearance and sixth consecutive.

This year the tournament is Friday, May 8th-Sunday, May 10th. No. 23-ranked Fontbonne (30-9) opens the regional taking on Aurora (35-6) on Friday at 1 p.m. It will be the first time in the history of the programs that these two teams square off. Aurora is ranked second in the NCAA’s Great Lakes Region. Host No. 16-Central (30-9) takes on Gustavus (33-14) following the Griffins’ contest. Central defeated Gustavus earlier this season 5-3 and 9-5 and is ranked third in the Midwest Region.

The tournament is a double-elimination round with the winner advancing to the two-team Super Regionals May 15-16. The eight super regional winners advance to the NCAA finals May 21-26 at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Va. Tickets for the first regional rounds are $6/adult, $3/student and $15 all-tournament pass.

Please utilize the links below for additional game information as well as our website and social media for updates. The weather looks to change some items up this week. Regional games will be broadcasted on http://www.collegecasts.com/fontbonne-university/

Pella Iowa Bracket

Full Printable NCAA Bracket

Trio of Griffins and MacMurray’s Determan Grab Top Honors

Font SB 2015 Winning TraditionFrom SLIAC Website …  A trio of Fontbonne University players and a MacMurray representative grabbed the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s (SLIAC) top individual awards for the 2015 softball season. Fontbonne’s Cassandra Glixman, Madison Leonard, and Samantha Brown join MacMurray’s Determan in being honored for their outstanding seasons.

Cassandra Glixman, a senior from St. Louis, Mo., becomes just the second player in conference history to repeat as SLIAC Player of the Year. Glixman ranked in the top three in nearly every offensive category during conference play this season; hitting .548 and 40 runs batted in during her team’s 18 conference games. Glixman slugged her way through conference action with 12 doubles and six home runs for a slugging percentage of 1.032. In addition she struck out just twice against conference opponents and scored 29 runs with an on base percentage of .565. The only other player to repeat as SLIAC Player of the Year was Grace Young of Blackburn College in 2010 and 2011.

Madison Leonard, a junior from Arnold, Mo., is the 2015 SLIAC Pitcher of the Year after recording the conference’s overall pitching Triple Crown, leading the league in wins (22), earned-run average (1.09), and strikeouts (184). Leonard recorded all 18 conference wins for the Griffins, leading them to an undefeated conference record. In 18 conference starts she recorded a 0.40 earned-run average while averaging 10.14 strikeouts per game. She held her opponents to a .141 batting average and recorded three shutouts. Leonard becomes the third Fontbonne pitcher to earn the conference’s top pitching award, joining Kourtney VonBehren (2012) and Rachel McCarthy (2013).

Samantha Brown, a freshman from Webster Groves, Mo., stepped right into the Griffins lineup and never missed a beat. Brown hit .370 overall this season and stepped it up during conference play with a .452 batting average, good for sixth in the league. She finished with 17 runs batted in and 19 hits during 17 conference games while also swiping three bases. Brown joins her teammates Danielle Glixman (2012) and Madison Leonard (2013) as a SLIAC Newcomer of the Year award winner and becomes the seventh player in program history to take home the honor.

Lexy Determan is the 2015 SLIAC Coach of the Year after guiding her team into the SLIAC Tournament with an 18-15 overall record and a 12-6 mark in conference play. It is the first time the Highlanders have appeared in the SLIAC Tournament since the 1999 season and their first winning season since 2003. Determan, in her second season as head coach, took the Highlander offense from 9th last season to 2nd best in the conference this year while also coaching a pitching staff that finishing with the league’s third lowest earned-run average. Determan is just the second MacMurray softball head coach to be named Coach of the Year, joining Sondi Creglow who won in 1991 and 1993.

In addition Principia College received the conference’s Team Sportsmanship Award which recognizes the team whose players, coaches and fans best exhibit the principles of good sportsmanship. The SLIAC also recognizes one individual from each team, selected by his coach and teammates, who throughout the season best displays the ideals of sportsmanship.

SLIAC First Team
Pos. Player School
P Alyson Hahn Westminster
P Madison Leonard Fontbonne
C Amanda Gilliland Spalding
INF Abby Bartley Westminster
INF Cassandra Glixman Fontbonne
INF Danielle Glixman Fontbonne
INF Melinda Wilson MacMurray
OF Shannon Fitzpatrick Fontbonne
OF Bryn McKie Greenville
OF Amber Tepen Westminster
UT Lindsay Schaefer Fontbonne
AL Emily Kolisch (OF) Webster
SLIAC Second Team
P Kelci Flener Spalding
P Marissa Harris MacMurray
C Emily Smith Fontbonne
INF Jaclyn Elmore Blackburn
INF Andrea Martin Greenville
INF Becca Oldham Greenville
INF Breezy Walton MacMurray
OF Kristine Becks Iowa Wesleyan
OF Samantha Brown Fontbonne
OF Alyssa McAfee Spalding
UT Kalie George Eureka
AL Jessica Laubecher (UT) Greenville
SLIAC Third Team
P Hannah Burger Greenville
P Mary Chamberlain Blackburn
C Tiffany Samsoe Greenville
INF Katlyn Garza Webster
INF Becca Mouser Spalding
INF Savanna Tapper Eureka
INF Stephanie Watkins MacMurray
OF Shannon Elbe Greenville
OF Alyssa Sapp Webster
OF Krysten Wallace Eureka
UT Samantha Shepard Iowa Wesleyan
AL Tessa Johanning (UT) Webster
SLIAC All-Sportsmanship Team
Meghan Ude Blackburn
Kim Lamar Eureka
Isabel Hotop Fontbonne
Anaya Tobiason Greenville
Samantha Shepard Iowa Wesleyan
Breezy Walton MacMurray
Jessyca MacMullin Principia
Miranda Ladanyi Spalding
Alexis Spriggs Webster
Katherine Cooper Westminster