The University of Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team moved up one spot to No. 10 in the latest USCHO.com Men's Division III Poll.

The Yellowjackets (12-2-3, 5-2 WIAC) earned 106 points in the voting.

Trinity (12-1) is No. 1 for the third consecutive week. The Bantams earned 17-of-20 first-place votes and 297 points.

UWS, coming off a pair of 3-3 ties at Gustavus Adolphus and St. Thomas, plays at No. 4 UW-Eau Claire on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24-25). Both games are at 7:05 p.m.



USCHO Division III Men's Poll

1. Trinity (17).......................12-1-1
2. Norwich (1).......................14-2-2
3. Geneseo.......................12-3-1
4. UW-Eau Claire (1)....................12-3-1
5. Utica.......................12-2-2
6. Hobart.......................11-3-3
7. Lake Forest (1)....................13-2-1
8. Augsburg.......................11-4-1
9. New England.......................11-3-1
10. UW-Superior..............12-2-3
11. Stevenson.......................2-3-0
12. Salve Regina....................10-4-1
13. Babson.......................12-3-2
14. Adrian.......................9-5-3
15. Williams.......................9-4-1

Others receiving votes: Wilkes 21, UW-River Falls 21, Elmira 17, UW-Stevens Point 15, New England College 13, Canton 12, Marian 11, Endicott 6, St. Norbert 5

Honors

UWS’s C.J. Pillath and Alexxa DeQuevedo have been named the UMAC men’s and women’s athletes of the week, respectively.

Pillath, a senior thrower from Coleman, Wis., was honored for the third time this season, after winning the weight throw at the Yellowjackets' Twin Ports Invitational Saturday, Jan. 18, with a mark of 18.97 meters.

The toss battered his NCAA-leading distance in the event by a half-meter and won the meet by 1.5 meters.

It is the 11th time Pillath has earned a weekly honor from the UMAC in his career, including on four occasions each in the 2016-17 and 2018-19 seasons.

DeQuevedo, a senior hurdler from Silver Bay, Minn., won the 200-meter hurdles at the Twin Ports Invitational in 30.78 and was fourth in the 60-meter hurdles in 10.11. Both times were personal bests.

Up next for UWS is the Bemidji State University Open at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Men’s tennis

UWS received 37 points in the 2020 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference preseason poll and was picked to finish third for the second straight season.

UWS (8-9, 5-2 UMAC) was six points behind Northwestern, which received two first-place votes. St. Scholastica was picked to win the title with 48 total points and six first-place votes.

First-year head coach CeeJay Schaffner welcomes back seven letter winners from last season's squad that advanced to the UMAC semifinals for a second straight season.

Two of the veteran players back are Harry Simpson and Will Sherman, who have seen significant time in the lineup in the last two years.

The UWS men welcome four newcomers.

2020 UMAC Men’s Tennis Preseason Coaches’ Poll

1. St. Scholastica (7).............49
2. Northwestern (1).............43
3. UW-Superior............37
4. Martin Luther.............29
5. Minn. Morris.............23
6. Bethany Lutheran...........22
7. Crown................12
8. North Central.............9

UWS Men’s Roster

Seniors — Grady Hauswirth, Harry Simpson, Clayton Tanner, Jordan Wetterlind.

Juniors — Gavin Mangan, Anthony Michels, Will Sherman, Scott Young.

Sophomores — Min June Jang, Carter Lamont.

Freshmen — Michael Janes, Lorenzo Korehisa Silva, Augustin Rasmussen, Reier Sjomeling.

Women’s tennis

The UWS women also received 37 points in the poll and were picked to finish third for the second consecutive season.

UWS (7-11, 5-2 UMAC) was just six points behind Northwestern, which received one first-place vote. St. Scholastica was picked to win the title with 49 total points and seven first-place votes.

First-team all-UMAC performers Alison Tollas and Megan Dulong, along with Emily Wald, lead a Yellowjackets team that includes five returning players from last year's lineup. The team advanced to the UMAC semifinals for a second straight season last year.

The UWS women welcome five newcomers.



UMAC Women’s Preseason Coaches’ Poll

1. St. Scholastica (6).............48
2. Northwestern (2).............43
3. UW-Superior.............37
4. Minn. Morris.............29
5. Bethany Lutheran...........24
6. Martin Luther.............23
7. North Central.............11
8. Crown..................9

UWS Women's Roster

Seniors — Maura Halverson, Alison Tollas.

Juniors — Megan Dulong, Kitana Honkola, Emily Wald.

Sophomores — Maya Callaway, Olivia Roberts.

Freshmen — Arianne Daza, Ririko Miura, Grace Nelson, Breanna Wienen.