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MAROON MADE Volume 1, Issue 15 2018 WINTER QUARTER OPENER

NEW YEAR, NEW GOALS

After a tremendous fall campaign that saw the University of Chicago lock down the #7 spot in the Learfield Directors' Cup standings, its time for the Maroons winter and spring teams to show their stuff as we kick off the second half of the 2017-18 academic year. Go Maroons!

With NCAA appearances by women's soccer (national title game), men's soccer (national semifinal), women's cross country (14th place & individual national champion), volleyball (NCAA First Round) the Maroons are seventh in all NCAA Division III in the annual Director's Cup Standings.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

The UChicago women's basketball team won its eighth-straight game and regained a spot in the NCAA Division III Top 25 rankings after knocking off then-#22 Washington-St. Louis in a stunner in St. Louis to open UAA play Jan. 6.

EIGHT-STRAIGHT Ws

It's been a great December and early January for the #23 Maroons, who haven't lost since Nov. 21 en route to rattling off eight-straight victories, their biggest an 82-76 upset over WashU to open league play Jan. 6

NEXT GAMES:

  • Friday, Jan. 12: NYU at UChicago, 6pm CT
  • Sunday, Jan. 14: Brandeis at UChicago, 1pm CT

OHIO HOLIDAY TITLE

Taylor Lake is averaging 14.2 ppg and 5.6 rpg for the Maroons.
Sophomore Mia Farrell was selected as the Fred Raizk Memorial Classic MVP.
  • Prior to the Maroons' UAA opener, UChicago captured the Fred Raizk Memorial Classic Championship by defeating both Earlham and host Wilimington (Ohio) in big-time wins Dec. 20-21.
  • Sophomore Mia Farrell was named the Tournament MVP and teammates Taylor Lake and Jamie Kockenmeister joined her on the All-Tournament team.
  • The Maroons last lost Nov. 21 in a nail biter at home against Rose-Hulman, 64-62, before topping Carthage in 2OTs (96-90), #23 Wheaton (82-77) on the road, before three-straight home wins in December against North Park (78-36), Elmhurst (74-70) and North Central (89-62).
  • Junior Olariche Obi leads the UAA in rebounds per game (12.3), a mark that ranks 15th in the nation.

Highlights from earlier in the season in a 78-36 win over North Park Dec. 9.

WRESTLING

Scenes from the 2017 Chicago Duals at Henry Crown Field House.
Senior Nick Ferraro. earned a pin in his 184-pound match against Marian.

SECOND HALF ON THE MAT

The #17 Maroons wrestling team hosted its annual Chicago Duals meet Dec. 30 at Henry Crown Fieldhouse. The Maroons went a perfect 3-0 on the day, topping Alma (37-12), Harper College (37-7) and Marian (40-12).

NEXT MEET:

Wednesday, Jan. 10: Wheaton at Chicago, 7PM, Ratner Center Auxiliary Gym

Kahlan Lee-Lermer.

MAROONS WIN TWO AT NATIONAL DUALS

UChicago improved its dual record to 6-2 on the year after a 2-2 performance at the 2018 NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals Jan. 4.

  • The No. 17-ranked Maroons defeated Heidelberg (23-18) and Wilkes (24-17) but fell to No. 6 UW-Whitewater and No. 21 Centenary.
  • Senior Nick Ferraro (184 pounds) has nine wins this season, and five of them have come via pins.
  • Sophomore Kyle Peisker (174 pounds) is 11-2 this season, winning eight-straight matches and averaging 15.7 points per match.
  • Sophomore Steve Bonsall (157 pounds) has won seven of his past eight matches and is 10-2 on the year.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

Senior Jake Fenlon became the new UChicago program leader in career 3-pointers with five more 3s in a tight loss at #10 WashU Jan. 6. Fenlon has 53 3-pointers on the year through 12 games.
Junior forward Ryan Jacobsen tallied 14 points and nine rebounds in the 79-78 loss at #10 WashU.

PUSHED TO THE BRINK

The Maroons nearly pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the year in NCAA Division III in their UAA opener, leading host and #10 WashU for 36 straight minutes, but the Bears came back down the stretch to hand UChicago a tough 79-78 loss Jan. 6

NEXT GAMES:

Friday, Jan. 12: NYU at UChicago, 8 pm CT

Sunday, Jan. 14: Brandeis at UChicago, 11 am CT

ICYMI: The Maroons defeated Albion in an OT thriller at home Dec. 13. Check out highlights in the video below:

NEW CAREER LEADER

Senior Jake Fenlon now has 207 career 3-pointers to take over first place in the UChicago Men's Basketball record books. He takes over the title from former Maroon Jesse Meyer (2003-07), who has 205 career 3s.

TRACK & FIELD

Olivia Cattau and Nathan Downey

TRACK & FIELD SEASON IS HERE

The UChicago Mens & Women's Track & Field teams are set to kick off their 2018 indoor seasons this Saturday at home as the Maroons host the Phoenix Invitational at Henry Crown Fieldhouse beginning at 11:30am.

NEXT MEET:

Saturday, Jan. 13: Phoenix Invitational hosted by UChicago

Where: Henry Crown Fieldhouse

When: 11:30 am CT

  • The Maroon women's track and field team finished second in both the indoor and outdoor UAA Championships in 2017. The women bring back 14 national qualifiers, four NCAA Division III All-Americans, and six league event champions.
  • Khia Kurtenbach, Robin Peter, Alisha Harris and Emma Koether earned NCAA All-American status in 2017.
  • Alisha Harris and Laura Darcey were tabbed the UAA Rookies of the Year a year ago.
  • The Maroon men's track and field teams placed third and fourth, respectively, in the 2017 indoor and outdoor championships.
  • UChicago men bring back four UAA event champions: Nathan Downey (indoor 200 meters), Patrick LeFevre (indoor 55-meter hurdles), Obinnaya Wamuo (outdoor 400 meter hurdles) and Alexander Scott (indoor shot put).
  • Scott was also named the UAA's Indoor Rookie of the Year.

SWIMMING & DIVING

The UChicago men start the winter quarter ranked #8 and the women stand #7 in the latest CSCAA Division III polls.

WINTER QUARTER KICK OFF

After spending part of December on a training trip in Florida, the nationally-ranked UChicago Swimming & Diving squads are back in competition mode starting with this weekend's home double dual meet with Lewis & Olivet Nazarene.

NEXT MEET:

FRIDAY, JAN. 12: Lewis & Olivet Nazarene at UChicago, 6PM CT, Meyers-McLoraine Pool

  • Check out the below video created by junior swimmer Naomy Grand'Pierre

Credits:

Patrick Gorski, Nicole Watkins, Stephan Bates, John Booz. 

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