MAROON MADE Volume 1, Issue 10 OCt. 23-29, 2017 Recap & LOOKING AHEAD

Scenes from the 2017 UAA Championships.
For the first time since 2010, UChicago women's cross country has an individual UAA champion in senior Khia Kurtenbach.


Highlights, post-race interviews from Khia Kurtenbach & Jordan Olson after the 2017 UAA Cross Country Championships in above video!


After finishing second at the UAA Championships the last two season, UChicago senior Khia Kurtenbach captured the 2017 conference title by a full 10 seconds to earn the first medalist honor for the Maroon women since 2010.


UChicago at NCAA Midwest Regional @ Rock Island, Ill.

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 AM
  • Where: Saukie Golf Course, Rock Island, Ill.
The Maroon women's cross country team took second place for the second-straight year, led by all-conference finishes by Khia Kurtenbach and Cassidy McPherson (14th).
Senior Cassidy McPherson earned second-team all-UAA honors after taking 14th place at the UAA Championships with a time of a 24:19.
First-year Abby Shoemaker was the third-place finisher for the Maroons, taking 18th with a 6K time of 24:40.


Maroon first-years Jordan Olson (far right) and Ryan Cutter (second from right) were the top two finishers for the Maroon men, who took fifth place. Olson (7th place) is the first UChicago first-year all-UAA first-team selection.


UChicago first-years Jordon Olson (7th) and Ryan Cutter (13th) led the way for the Maroon men's cross country team, earning all-conference finishes as squad placed fifth overall.


  • UChicago at NCAA Midwest Regional @ Rock Island, Ill.
  • When: Saturday, Nov. 11, 12 PM CT
  • Where: Saukie Golf Course, Rock Island, Ill.
The Maroon men's team placed fifth overall in the 10-team race.
For the first time this season, first-year Jordan Olson was the top finisher for the Maroons, topping classmate Ryan Cutter to take 7th place at the UAA Championships Saturday. Olson became the first Maroon first-year to earn first-team all-conference honors with his performance.
Ryan Cutter earned second-team all-UAA honors, taking 13th overall with an 8K time of 26:34.



Senior Mia Calamari earned her second UAA Athlete of the Week honor this season after two big games over the weekend.



UChicago completed a big UAA road weekend with two wins over ranked squads, defeating #25 NYU and #23 Brandeis by identical scores of 2-0 to clinch at least a share of the conference championship with one match left.

Senior Mia Calamari, who also earned her second UAA offensive Athlete of the Week honor, re-broke her own season assist record Friday with 16. Sunday, she added one more to push that mark to 17. That mark stands second in all of Division III.

OCT. 27 RESULTS: #1 UChicago 2, #25 NYU 0

OCT. 29 RESULTS: #1 UChicago 2, #23 Brandeis 0


  • Saturday, Nov. 4: (SENIOR DAY): #6 Washington-St. Louis (14-1-1, 5-1) at #1 UChicago (17-0, 6-0), 1:30 PM
Junior Jenna McKinney scored the game-winner at Brandeis Sunday, pushing her season total to 11, a team best.
The 17-match winning streak is the longest in program history. The Maroons have never finished the regular-season unbeaten.
First-year Claudia Hodgetts netted the insurance goal in Friday's win at NYU, scoring in the 44'.
First-year Maddie DeVoe added another goal to her career total, netting the game-winner in an important victory at Brandeis.


First-years Carter Romero and Aaron Katsimpalis were both named this week's UAA Athletes of the Week.


First-year Carter Romero was the offensive hero in two road wins for the #8 Maroon men's team, scoring both game-winners in Ws at NYU and Brandeis. Fellow first-year keeper Aaron Katsimpalis was also stellar in his first two starts of the year, recording two shutouts. Both players were named UAA Athletes of the Week.

Carter Romero netted both game-winners to lead the Maroons to 3-0 and 1-0 wins at NYU and #19 Brandeis over the weekend.

OCT. 27 RESULTS: #7 UChicago 3, NYU 0

OCT 29 RESULTS: #7 UChicago 1, #19 Brandeis 0


  • Saturday, Nov. 4: Washington-St. Louis @ #7 UChicago, 1:30 PM
Max Lopez added another goal to his season total in the win over NYU, bringing that mark to 15, which still leads the UAA.
The Maroons claimed sole possession of first place in the UAA with last weekend's two wins. Should UChicago defeat or tie WashU Saturday, it would claim the league title and the automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Gary Zhao also scored for the Maroons last week, netting the second goal in Friday's 3-0 win over NYU.



The #15 Maroon volleyball team put together a 3-1 record at last weekend's Aurora Invitational, downing Concordia-Chicago, North Park, & Dubuque in the team's last competition before this weekend's UAA Championships in Atlanta, Ga.


University Athletic Association Championships

  • Where: Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.
  • When: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 3-4.
  • Quarterfinal Matchup: (3) Chicago vs. (6) Rochester, 2PM ET
Junior Audrey Scrafford joined teammate Sarah Muisenga as All-Tournament selections for the Jim Coleman Memorial Tournament in Aurora, Ill.


#15 UChicago 3, Dubuque 1 / Aurora 3, #15 UChicago 0


#15 UChicago 3, North Park 1 / #15 UChicago 3, Concordia Chicago 0

Junior Sarah Muisenga joined Scrafford on the All-Tournament team, recording a double-double in her final match against North Park with 14 kills and 16 digs.
First-year Emma Griffith dished out a career-high 52 assists in Saturday's four-set win over North Park. She added 10 digs and three blocks on defense.


Maroon sophomore Reona Yamaguchi snagged his first UAA Athlete of the Week honor after strong performances against NCAA Division I opponents at last weekend's opening meet at Northwestern.


The Maroon men's swimming & diving team had a strong opening weekend, led by sophomore Reona Yamaguchi who captured a win and two runner-up finishes against NCAA D-1 competition at Northwestern.


  • Saturday, Nov. 4: Washington-St. Louis @ UChicago, 1PM CT
Junior Michael Todd won the 200-yard butterfly against Northwestern, Illinois-Chicago and Rutgers, finishing in a time of 1:54.80.
Sophomore Taye Baldinazzo placed second just behind Todd, finishing in a time of 1:55.63.
Byrne Litschgi helped the UChicago 400-yard freestyle team take second at Northwestern with teammates Keda Song, Keenan Novis and Alexander Farrell.


The Maroon women's swimming & diving team also had a solid opener, led by first-year Margaret Wolfson's second-place finish in the 200 breaststroke at Northwestern. She joined teammates Nicole Lin, Gillian Gagnard, and Hannah Eastman to help the 400 freestyle relay team also place second at the meet.


  • Saturday, Nov. 4: Washington-St. Louis at UChicago, 1 PM
At Wheaton, junior Simone Stover was a multiple winner in the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle.
Senior Emma Madden helped the 400-yard medley relay team take first place at Wheaton, finishing in a time of 4:08.17.
Junior Cecile Kurman-Browning was also a member of the 400-yard medley relay team that won at Wheaton, joining teammates Elizabeth Shen, Emma Madden, and Tiffany Wu.



Chandler Carroll scored two touchdowns in the loss, including a 41-yard reception in the third quarter that put the Maroons up, 26-14.

The Maroons saw a fourth-quarter surge by host Ripon determine a tight Midwest Conference loss Saturday in Wisconsin.

  • Chandler Carroll ran for 75 yards on 22 carries and scored two touchdowns, one rushing and one passing.
  • Andrew Falk was the game's top receiver, catching five balls for 90 yards and one TD.
  • Jeremy Vincent snagged an interception, his third of the season.
  • Jackson Ross (16 tackles, a forced fumble), Jeremy Vincent (nine tackles) and Peter Casey (nine tackles, 2.5 sacks and a fumble recovery) led the way for the Maroon defense.
Senior Peter Casey totaled nine tackles in the game, including 2.5 sacks and a fumble recovery.
Dylan Faires totaled seven tackles at linebacker for the Maroons.


The Maroons were recently featured in Sports Illustrated's Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB) as part of its "Football in America" series. After featuring The Bay Area, Carolina, Minnesota, Dallas, and Arizona, Chicago was the next stop on the tour for MMQB and the Maroons were the college pick. Read the full story by clicking on the link below, plus check out the video!

"We chose to come to the University of Chicago! It ain't where fun comes to die, it's where excellence comes to thrive!" - Head Coach Chris Wilkerson

Head Coach Chris Wilkerson's words open the above video, while the segment on the Maroons begins at 4:50.

"The decision of where to come to college isn't just a four-year decision, it's a 40-year decision." - Junior Jeremy Vincent, to MMQB.
Junior defensive back Jeremy Vincent.
"They value the game of football, but they know they are here to prepare themselves for the rest of their lives after they leave our campus and the game is long-gone." - Head Coach Chris Wilkerson, to MMQB
Head Coach Chris Wilkerson.

The Maroons were also mentioned in Peter King's weekly MMQB article below:


Patrick Gorski, Nicole Watkins, Joe Moore, Dirk Montgomery, Stephan Bates, John Booz

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