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MAROON MADE Volume 1, Issue 20 Feb. 5-11, 2018 Recap and looking ahead

BRINGING A TITLE BACK HOME

With a thrilling 21-19 win over perennial league champ NYU, the UChicago wrestling team ended the Violets' six-year reign by capturing the Maroons' first University Athletic Association title since 2011.

NEXT MEET:

  • Friday-Saturday, Feb. 23-24 – UChicago at NCAA Midwest Regional
"We beat a pretty good NYU team today – they won six out of 10 weight classes against us. We had to get bonus points, and keep bonus points off of the scoreboard for NYU. Nick (Ferraro) and Kahlan (Lee-Lermer) scored crucial pins, while Louis (Demarco), Jason Crary and John Jayne fought off major decisions in their losses – denying NYU the extra points that would have given them the win. It was good to see our fourth-year wrestlers undefeated for the day." - Head Coach Leo Kocher
Senior Devan Richter earned all-UAA honors after winning both of his 125-pound matches.
Senior Nick Ferarro pinned both of his opponents to earn all-UAA honors.
  • Three UChicago wrestlers were picked to the All-Association Team – Devan Richter, Kahlan Lee-Lermer and Nick Ferraro. Jason Crary was also selected as the UAA Rookie of the Year, while Leo Kocher and his assistants were voted UAA Coaching Staff of the Year.
Maroons Head Coach Leo Kocher, now in his 39th season, was awarded the UAA Founders Medal during the UAA Championships Saturday at Ratner Athletics Center.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

With two more wins over the weekend and a Washington-St. Louis loss, the #11 UChicago women's basketball team clinched a share of the UAA title and the first auto-bid into the 2018 NCAA Division III Tournament with a 20-2 overall mark and 11-0 record in league play. The Maroons have three regular-season games left.

GOING DANCING

The #11 UChicago women's basketball team pushed its win streak to 18, topping NYU and Brandeis, and won a share of the University Athletic Association championship in the process. Since the Maroons own all the tiebreakers with three games left, they've also already clinched the automatic berth into the 2018 NCAA Division III Tournament.

NEXT GAMES:

  • Friday, Feb. 16: Carnegie Mellon at #11 UChicago, 6 PM CT
  • Sunday, Feb. 18: Case Western Reserve at #11 UChicago, 1 PM CT
Sophomore Mia Farrell scored 14 points and added seven rebounds and four assists in the Maroons' win at NYU.

#12 UChicago 59, NYU 47

  • Sophomores Taylor Lake and Mia Farrell each scored 14 points with Lake earning the double-double with 11 rebounds. Classmate Miranda Burt chipped in 13 points and junior Olariche Obi added eight points and 12 boards to lead the Maroons.
Junior Ola Obi scored 11 points and chipped in eight boards in UChicago's 81-56 win at Brandeis Sunday.

#12 UChicago 81, Brandeis, 56

  • Sophomore Mia Farrell led the Maroons (20-2, 11-0) – who have won 18 straight games – with 15 points and junior Olariche Obi added 11 points and eight rebounds to help the visitors secure the automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament with three league games remaining.
  • Four players – to highlight UChicago's balanced effort – scored nine point each, as Miranda Burt, Jamie Kockenmeister, Taylor Lake and reserve Marissa Igunbor all chipped into the scoring effort, with senior Elizabeth Nye added seven points and three assists.

TENNIS

The Maroons swept UAA Tennis honors, as Nicolas Chua and Claire Handa helped lead their respective squads to 3-0 records in Ohio last weekend.
Nicolas Chua and Alyssa Rudin

CLEAN SWEEP

The UChicago tennis teams continued their strong start to the spring season with a perfect 6-0 record combined with last weekend's road trip to Ohio.

UChicago Men's Tennis 8, Denison 1 / UChicago Women's Tennis 9, Denison 0

Patrick Sullivan and Marjorie Antohi

UChicago Men's Tennis 8, Case Western Reserve 1 / UChicago Women's Tennis 6, Case Western Reserve 3

Laura Gutierrez and Alejandro Rodriguez

UChicago Men's Tennis 9, Oberlin 0 / UChicago Women's Tennis 7, Trinity (Texas) 2

NEXT MATCHES:

  • Friday, Feb. 16: DePauw at UChicago, 6 PM CT, XS Tennis Village
  • Saturday, Feb. 17: Coe at UChicago, 4PM CT, XS Tennis Village

TRACK & FIELD

Senior Ade Ayoola took top honors in the women's high jump at Wisconsin-Whitewater, clearing a height of 1.62 meters.

RUNNERS-UP

The Maroon women's track and field team took second place in Saturday's Midwest Elite Invitational behind four event titles.

NEXT MEET:

  • Saturday, Feb. 17 @ 11:30 AM: Margaret Bradley Invitational at UChicago (Henry Crown Field House)

Women's Top Finishers

  • High jump – 1, Ade Ayoola, 1.62m; 2, Alexandra Thompson, 1.62m
  • Mile – 1, Megan Verner-Crist, 5:06.49; 3, Cassidy McPherson, 5:07.69
  • 3,000 – 1, Sophie Elgamal, 10:09.18; 4, Kelsey Dunn, 10:21.17
  • 60 hurdles – 1, Robin Peter, 8.96
  • 400 – 3, Nicole VacaGuzman, 59.25
  • 4x400 – 3, Nicole VacaGuzman, Mary Martin, Emma Koether, Gabrielle Halaby, 4:01.82
  • Pole vault - 4, Angel Fluet, 3.38m
  • 5,000 - 4, Maggie Boudreau, 17:59.44
Senior Angel Fluet took fourth in the pole vault Saturday.
First-year Sophie Elgamal won the 3,000 meters in a time of 10:09.18.
Joe Previdi has established himself as one of the top 800 runners in the country. He took second place Saturday at Wisconsin-Whitewater.

SOLID ACROSS THE BOARD

The UChicago men's track and field team took seventh Saturday UW-Whitewater behind six Top-5 finishes.

NEXT MEET

  • Saturday, Feb. 17 @ 11:30 AM: Margaret Bradley Invitational at UChicago (Henry Crown Field House)

Men's Top Finishers

  • 800 – 2, Joe Previdi, 1:55.35
  • Shot put – 3, Alexander Scott, 15.49m
  • Mile – 5, Kiyan Tavangar, 4:25.03
  • 60 hurdles – 5, Will Ackerman, 8.58
  • 3,000 – 5, Peter Kreuch, 8:52.04
  • 4x400 - 5, Obinnaya Wamuo, Elliott Paintsil, Ben Chaimberg, Tyson Miller, 3:27.13
Sophomore Alex Scott had another strong showing in the shot put, placing third.
Will Ackerman took fifth in the men's 60-meter hurdles.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

Senior Collin Barthel had a monster weekend, capped by his career-high 37-point performance in UChicago's win at NYU.
Collin Barthel made 12-of-18 shots to net 37 points and help the Maroons come back to beat NYU, 75-66 Friday on the road.

THE BARTHEL SHOW

Collin Barthel led the Maroons to a big win at NYU before UChicago sustained a tough setback at Brandeis in a UAA split last weekend.

NEXT GAMES:

  • Friday, Feb. 16: Carnegie Mellon at UChicago, 8PM CT
  • Sunday, Feb. 18: Case Western Reserve at UChicago, 11 AM CT
Collin Barthel

UChicago 75, NYU 66

  • Collin Barthel poured in a game-high 37 points on 12-of-18 shooting from the floor, including 3-of-3 from 3-point land and 10-of-11 from the free-throw line.
  • Jake Fenlon and Jordan Baum finished with nine points each and Barthel added eight rebounds and four steals.
Senior Jake Fenlon scored 20 points in the Maroons' loss at Brandeis Sunday.

Brandeis 70, UChicago 66

  • Jake Fenlon finished 6-of-10 from the field – 6-of-9 from downtown – and Collin Barthel was a solid 7-of-14 from the floor and added three steals.
  • Jordan Baum added nine points, five assists, and five rebounds and first-year Dominic Laravie added eight points and six boards off the bench.

SWIMMING & DIVING

CHAMPIONSHIP TIME

After an off week, the Maroons men's and women's swimming & diving teams kick off the four-day University Athletic Association championships Wednesday in Atlanta, Ga.

2018 UAA Swimming & Diving Championships

  • Feb. 14-17 at Emory University (Atlanta, Ga.)

Credits:

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

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