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UWS track team picks up more honors

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For the second time in three weeks, University of Wisconsin-Superior track and field athletes were honored by the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.

Valerie Rowe and Svenja Ruehl earned the titles of UMAC women’s track and field athletes of the week, respectively, and C.J. Pillath earned his third consecutive selection as the UMAC men’s field athlete of the week.

At Saturday’s Twin Ports Invitational, Rowe, a sophomore from Ironwood, Mich., was the winner of the 200-meter hurdles with a time of 28.81 seconds. She was also part of the 4x200-meter relay team, along with Kaitlyn Knutson, Mikaela Shepard and Leann Torgerson, that placed fourth, and the sprint medley relay team with Shepard, Knutson and Alissa Boyhtari that finished second.

In her first competition of the season, Ruehl, a junior from Kirchuers, Germany, finished first in the long jump with a mark of 5.29 meters, which set a new meet record and was the best in the conference.

Pillath, a sophomore from Coleman, Wis., had a strong day at the Twin Ports Invitational, winning the weight throw and finishing fourth in the shot put (13.49 meters).

His toss of 17.78 meters in the weight throw moves him into fifth place in all of NCAA Division III.

UWS will compete at UW-Stout’s Warren Bowlus Invite at noon Saturday in Menomonie.

Men’s hockey

Tanner Karty’s goal with 53.7 seconds remaining in the third period lifted No. 5 UW-Stevens Point to a 3-2 victory over UWS in a nonconference game Tuesday night at Wessman Arena.

UWS (6-12-1) twice fell behind by a goal, but Jordan Neduzak tied the game at 1-1 at 15:58 of the first period and teammate Viktor Sallhag tallied at 15:02 of the second to tie the game again at 2-2.

Yellowjackets goaltender Kyle Miller made 30 saves and Max Milosek stopped 23 shots for Stevens Point (14-4-3).

UWS plays UW-Stout at 7:30 tonight and at UW-Eau Claire at 7 p.m. Saturday.

UW-Stevens Point............ 1..... 1      1  —    3

UW-Superior.................... 1..... 1      0  —    2

First Period — 1. UWSP, Logan Fredericks (Tanner Karty), 8:54. 2. UWS, Jordan Neduzak (Eric Shand, Owen Stauber), 15:58 (pp).

Second Period — 3. UWSP, Jacob Barber (Lawrence Cornellier), 1:53. 4. UWS, Viktor Sallhag (Jacob Hamilton), 15:02.

Third Period — 5. UWSP, Karty (Logan Fredericks, Stephan Beauvais), 19:06.

Saves — Max Milosek, UWSP, 5-11-7—23. Kyle Miller, UWS, 11-11-8—30.

Academic all-conference

UWS placed 39 student-athletes among the 513 selections to the Fall 2016 UMAC Academic All-Conference list for the sports of men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball.


UMAC All-Academic honors

UWS Yellowjackets

Men’s cross country — Harrison Hirsch, Jackson Lindquist, Marinel Walfridsson.

Men’s golf — Jordan Bazey, Joey Cummings, Kyle Gallant, Dan Kovar, Matthew McCoshen, Olle Sedelius.

Men’s soccer — Sultan Almisfer, Fernando Bicalho, James Bruce, Andre Couture, Adrian Leal, Nick Piazza, Hugo Roos, Eric Watson.

Volleyball  Kiiera Anderson, Ana Biscaia, Brylee Colligan, Tawnee Jasan, Karlie Leif, Kaila Meyer, Leah Nightingale, Emily VerWay.

Women’s cross country — Alissa Boyhtari, Mathea Brink, Taylor Joyal, Michaela Ruhman, Sara Schield, Kalley Wilkie.

Women’s golf — Kristine Britton, Hailey Gronquist, Reggie Semanko.

Women’s soccer — Bailey Henderson, Hannah Linehan, Joyce Shalaby, Kari Shipman.

MacLean resigns

Morgan MacLean has resigned his position as head coach of the UWS women’s soccer program.

MacLean, who also worked in academic advising and more recently held another position in the Yellowjacket athletics department, will work his final day on campus Jan. 31.

A national search to fill the head coaching vacancy is underway.