MAROON MADE Volume 1, Issue 8 OCt. 9-15, 2017 Recap & LOOKING AHEAD

Meet UChicago's first ITA Oracle Cup doubles champions, Jeremy Yuan and Tyler Raclin!


First-year Jeremy Yuan and sophomore Tyler Raclin swept through the NCAA Division III field at last week's Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Oracle Cup to become the first doubles champs in the event in UChicago program history!

"Tyler and Jeremy have gelled as a team over the past few weeks and have learned how to fight alongside one another. In four of their last five D3 matches, it looked like they were going to lose, but instead they come back from out of nowhere to win. Yesterday they were down 8-6 in the super breaker and again today in the finals, they got down big and looked shaky at times; but they dig in and fight rather than pack it in. As good as Jeremy has been – and he's been good – Tyler led the way emotionally and gave Jeremy a lot of confidence. I'm very happy for them and look forward to seeing what else they can do together the rest of the season." - UChicago Head Coach Jay Tee
Tyler Raclin

In singles action, Jeremy Yuan advanced to the fifth-place match, falling in a tight three-set match to Chase Lipscomb of the Redlands.

Jeremy Yuan

UChicago concludes its fall season and will begin its quest for an NCAA Division III title with the first match of the spring season, set for Feb. 3.

Raclin and Yuan were named UAA Athletes of the Week for their performances.


Claire Handa

First-year Claire Handa had a solid performance in the singles bracket of the ITA Oracle Cup, advancing to the third-place match.

"Overall, Claire had a really nice tournament and also some very good learning moments. Just to qualify for this tournament is a huge accomplishment and now she can see firsthand what it's going to take to win at the highest level – specifically in establishing consistency in her mental approach when facing elite competition. It's still very early in her career, so I'm confident she will continue working on it so that it reaches the level of her physical game, which is unbelievable." -UChicago Head Coach Jay Tee

Handa's competition concludes the UChicago women's tennis team's fall season. The Maroons will begin their quest for an NCAA title beginning with their first match of the spring, set for Jan. 27.


With senior Khia Kurtenbach leading the way, both the men's and women's XC squads had fantastic performances at one of the biggest regular-season meets of the year.

Scenes from Saturday's Principia Cowbell Classic in Elsah, Ill.


Senior Khia Kurtenbach had a stellar race, finishing in second place in the 332-runner race with a 6K time of 21:22.

UChicago senior Khia Kurtenbach captured a runner-up finish in Saturday's Principia Cowbell Classic, a meet considered to be a NCAA Division III "Pre-Nationals." The #6 Maroons placed eighth overall in the 36-team event that featured six of the nation's Top 10-ranked teams.


  • Saturday, Oct. 28: UChicago at University Athletic Association Championships
  • Where: Garrett Mountain Reservation, Woodland Park, NJ.
Claire Costelloe was one of the Top 7 runners for the Maroons, placing Claire 64th (23:19).
First-year Abby Shoemaker ran a time of 24:14 to place 127th.
  • Also scoring for the Maroons in their eighth place finish were: Cassidy McPherson in 42nd (23:03), followed by the tight pack of Kelsey Dunn (58th place, 23:13), Claire Costelloe (64th, 23:19), Claire Brockway (68th place, 23:23), Maggie Boudreau (69th place, 23:23) and Lucy Kenig-Ziesler (72nd place, 23:24).
Khia Kurtenbach earned her third UAA Athlete of the Week honor this week.


The Maroons pulled off a 15th-place finish in the 38-team race, which featured 14 of the Top-25 ranked teams in all of NCAA Division III. First-year Ryan Cutter led the way with his 31st-place finish.


  • Saturday, Oct. 28: UChicago at University Athletic Association Championships
  • Where: Garrett Mountain Reservation, Woodland Park, NJ.
First-year Ryan Cutter has been the top finisher for the Maroon men's team in every meet this season. He ran an 8K time of 25:48 Saturday.
Ralph Patejunas was the second finisher for the Maroons, placing 79th.
  • Also finishing in the Top 7 for UChicago were: sophomore Ralph Patejunas in 79th (26:24), Jacob Gosselin in 94th (26:36), Jordan Olson (105th, 26:41), Andrew Kates (123rd, 26:50), Charles Gardner (125th, 26:51) and Owen Melia (161st, 27:17).



Scenes from Friday's 2-0 win over #10 Carnegie Mellon.


The Maroons captured two more UAA wins over the weekend, defeating #10 Carnegie Mellon (2-0) and Case Western (3-0) to improve to 14-0 overall.


  • Thursday, Oct. 19: UChicago at Illinois Tech, 6PM CT

OCT. 13 RESULTS: #1 UChicago 2, #10 Carnegie Mellon 0

OCT. 15 RESULTS: #1 UChicago 3, Case Western Reserve 0

Mia Calamari earned UAA Athlete of the Week honors after scoring a goal and netting an assist in two wins last week.
Senior Kelsey Moore led the defense to its 9th and 10th shutout of the season to earn UAA Defensive Athlete of the Week honors.


Scenes from the Maroons' 3-0 win over #20 Carnegie Mellon.


Max Lopez scored the equalizer with five minutes left in regulation in the Maroons' game against Case Western Sunday. Teammate Andre Abedian scored the game-winner in OT to lift UChicago to a big UAA win.

The #3 Maroons responded from their first loss in 29 games with two big UAA wins last week, topping #20 Carnegie Mellon 3-0 and then defeating Case Western Reserve in overtime, 2-1.


Wednesday, Oct. 18: #10 North Park at #3 UChicago, 7 PM CT

OCT. 13 RESULTS: #14 UChicago 3, #20 Carnegie Mellon

OCT. 15 RESULTS: #4 UChicago 2, Case Western 1 OT

Matthew Koh earned his third UAA Player of the Week honor after netting two goals and two assists.


Scenes from the UAA Round Robin #2 held at UChicago Saturday and Sunday.


The #17 Maroons picked up wins over NYU and Case Western Reserve but dropped matches to #10 Carnegie Mellon and #20 Washington-St. Louis in the second UAA Round Robin of the season. UChicago will head into the UAA Championships (Nov. 3-4 in Atlanta, Ga.) as the No. 3 seed.


  • Friday, Oct. 27: UChicago vs Dubuque, 6 PM CT / UChicago vs. Aurora, 8 PM CT both at Aurora Invite
  • Saturday, Oct. 28: UChicago vs. Concordia-Chicago, 12 PM CT / UChicago vs North Park, 2 PM CT both at Aurora Invite

OCT. 14 RESULTS: #13 UChicago 3, NYU 0 / #10 Carnegie Mellon 3, #13 UChicago 1

OCT. 15 RESULTS: #13 UChicago 3, Case Western Reserve 1 / #20 Washington-St. Louis 3, #13 UChicago 1


Senior running back Chandler Carroll moved into the No. 2 spot in all-time rushing Saturday, as he now has 3,296 career yards.


The UChicago defense was stellar in Week 7, holding the Green Knights scoreless in the second half, but the Maroon offense couldn't find its rhythm in a close loss in De Pere, Wis.


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 21 (HOMECOMING): Beloit at UChicago, 1:30 PM CT
  • Fellow first-year linebacker Dylan Faires led the defensive effort with 11 total tackles, including one for loss, and Jackson Ross added nine tackles and one for loss.
  • Maroons running back Chandler Carroll reached an important milestone, as the senior finished the game with 63 net rushing yards. That total helped him eclipse the No. 2 spot in the program's all-time rushing list, as he now stands with 3,296 career rushing yards. Carroll passed former Maroon Brandon Way (3,253) and now stands behind all-time leader Frank Baker, who accumulated 4,283 yards from 1990-93.
  • UChicago quarterback Campbell Garrett finished 9-of-22 for 61 yards through the air and senior Jamie Rieger caught two passes for 22 yards
First-year defensive back Ryan Montgomery caused another turnover for the Maroons defense, which entered Saturday's contest as the third-ranked team in NCAA Division III in turnovers forced. Saturday's takeaway was the 20th for the UChicago defense.
First-year Jackson Ross came up with two huge tackles near the goal-line in the first quarter to hold the Green Knights to an early field goal. He finished with nine tackles, including one for loss.
First-year linebacker Dylan Faires (18) led the Maroons with 11 total tackles, including one for loss in his best performance of the season.


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