MAROON MADE Volume 1, Issue 23 Feb. 26-MArCH 4, 2018 Recap and looking ahead

Scenes from 2018 NCAA Tournament


The UChicago Women's Basketball team's historic run came to an end in the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Tournament last weekend, as the Maroons defeated Wisconsin-Lutheran before falling to host St. Thomas to conclude their 2017-18 season.

NCAA SECOND RD: #6 St. Thomas 68, #9 UChicago 62
Senior Elizabeth Nye
  • Sophomore Mia Farrell turned it on in the second half, scoring 19 of her game-high 23 in the final two quarters.
  • Classmate Taylor Lake added 13 points and junior Olariche Obi capped the season with her 15th double-double of 2017-18, finishing with 11 points and 15 rebounds.
  • Miranda Burt chipped in seven points and three assists and Obi added five steals and two assists to her line to round out UChicago's leaders.
Miranda Burt had a team-high 18 points in UChicago's win over Wisconsin-Lutheran.
NCAA FIRST RD: #9 UChicago 70, Wisconsin-Lutheran 46
  • Sophomore Miranda Burt found herself in familiar territory and recorded a game-high 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting to go along with three steals and junior forward Olariche Obi added 14 points, five rebounds, three steals, and two assists.
  • Sophomore Taylor Lake added 11 points, six rebounds, and four assists in an all-around effort as the Maroons executed their patented defense to the tune of 24 Warrior turnovers, which led to 22 UChicago points.


Five Maroons qualified for the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships, set for March 9-10 in Birmingham, Ala.
Eight UChicago student-athletes earned USTFCCCA All-Region Indoor Track and Field honors in 2018.
UChicago sophomore Laura Darcey qualified for the national meet in two events, the high jump and the pentathlon.


Five Maroon student-athletes qualified to compete in the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor National Track and Field Championships, set for March 9-10 in Birmingham, Ala.

2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championships

  • When: Friday-Saturday, March 9-10
  • Where: Birmingham, Ala.
  • Who: Five Maroon student-athletes qualified to compete at nationals in six events: Robin Peter (60 hurdles), Joe Previdi (800), Nate Downey (pole vault), Laura Darcey (high jump and pentathlon), and Nicole VacaGuzman (400).
Junior Alexandra Thompson won the high jump at 1.64 meters and senior Will Ackerman won the men's 55-meter hurdles in a time of 7.80 to lead the way at the Carthage Final Qualifier.
Sophomore Joe Previdi continued his dominance in the men's 800 meters by winning in a time of 1:53.90 and junior Nicole VacaGuzman was the top finisher with a runner-up showing in the 400 meters, finishing in 57.48 at the Wisconsin-Stevens Point Last Chance Meet.


The UChicago women's team reached the third-place match at the 2018 ITA Indoor Team Championships, eventually falling to UAA foe Carnegie Mellon.


The #9 Maroon women defeated Washington & Lee before falling to #6 Pomona-Pitzer & #10 Carnegie Mellon in two tight matches in Chattanooga, Tenn.


March 20-23: Spring Break Trip to Claremont, Calif.

  • March 20: UChicago vs. Tufts, 12 PM PT
  • March 22: UChicago vs. Bowdoin, 10 AM PT
  • March 23: UChicago vs. Williams, 9 AM PT
Estefania Navarro.
#10 Carnegie Mellon 5, #9 UChicago 0
Claire Handa
#6 Pomona-Pitzer 6, #9 UChicago 3
Daryn Ellison and Catherine Xu
#9 UChicago 7, #12 Washington & Lee 2


Connor Hickey (10) and the Maroons got back on track with a 2-1 weekend, including a two big offensive performances where UChicago totaled 31 runs in two wins over Greenville and Grinnell.


The Maroons picked up wins over Greenville and Grinnell last weekend with huge offensive outputs, winning by scores of 15-4 and 16-0.


  • Saturday, March 17: UChicago vs. Wisconsin-Platteville, 2 PM ET / UChicago vs. Rose-Hulman, 5 PM ET
  • Where: Terre Haute, Ind. (hosted by Rose-Hulman)
Brady Sarkon is batting .300 with a .600 slugging percentage and two home runs in five games played this season.
UChicago 16, Grinnell 0
  • Junior pitcher Joe Liberman led the charge on the mound. He struck out a career-high 10 batters in five innings of work, while only allowing one hit.
  • First-year Chandler Yu struck out three batters, while sophomore Daniel Smith tallied two K's of his own.
  • First-year infielder Brian Lyle paced the offense with three hits.
  • Six different players collected two hits apiece – Maximiliano Larsen, Ian Bohn, Brady Sarkon, Josh Parks, Drew Ventrelle and James Kelly. Bohn also crushed a three-run homer.
Payton Jancsy and Maximiliano Larsen
Dubuque 7, UChicago 5 (14 inn.) / UChicago 15, Greenville 4
  • The opening game of the day went long as UChicago and University of Dubuque took 14 innings to reach a result.
  • Junior pitcher Brenton Villasenor started the game on the mound and went five innings, striking out three. First-year Zach Morochnik entered the game with the bases loaded and pitched his way out with a strikeout and a double play. Morochnik threw five innings of relief.
  • Senior outfielder Maximiliano Larsen, first-year infielder Brian Lyle and junior outfielder Connor Hickey each recorded two hits. Junior first baseman Brady Sarkon also jacked a solo home run.
  • Against Greenville, sophomore pitcher Jacob Petersen (1-0 record) tossed the opening five innings to get the win. He struck out six with two earned runs, four hits and two walks. First-year David Clarke was responsible for the next four innings on the mound. Clarke piled up five strikeouts with one unearned run, two hits and a walk.
  • UChicago racked up 15 hits, but also committed five errors defensively. The hit parade was led by Payton Jancsy's 4-for-5 effort (two RBI). Larsen, Ian Bohn and James Kelly each went 2-for-5 with a combined eight RBI.


A few of the Maroons' 17 NCAA Division III national qualifiers.
Natalie DeMuro, Anna Girlich and Joseph Zhao


The University of Chicago men's and women's diving teams wrapped up competition on Saturday as hosts of the two-day NCAA Diving Regional.


UChicago's teams had a total of 17 swimmers qualify to represent the Maroons at the 2018 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships held March 21-24 in Indianapolis, Ind.

2018 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships

  • Wednesday-Saturday, March 21-24, 2018
  • Where: Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Four different individuals are currently seeded in the top 10 of their respective events.
  • Sophomore Reona Yamaguchi is the fourth seed in the men's 100-yard breaststroke (54.98).
  • First-year Gillian Gagnard is the fifth seed in the women's 200-yard backstroke (2:00.52).
  • First-year Margaret Wolfson is the sixth seed in the women's 200-yard breaststroke (2:17.99).
  • Sophomore Lance Culjat is the ninth seed in the men's 200-yard breaststroke (2:01.04).
Reona Yamaguchi is the fourth seed in the men's 100-yard breaststroke (54.98).
First-year Gillian Gagnard is the fifth seed in the women's 200-yard backstroke (2:00.52).


Patrick Gorski, Nicole Watkins, Stephan Bates, John Bates, Norman Cohen.

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