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MAROON MADE Volume 1, Issue 22 Feb. 19-25, 2018 Recap and looking ahead

The UChicago women's basketball team finished the regular season with a bang, defeating rival Washingtion-St. Louis on Senior Day to finish a perfect 14-0 in UAA play at 23-2 overall. The Maroons head to St. Paul Minn., to take on Wisconsin-Lutheran in the First Round of the NCAA Division III National Tournament on Friday, March. 2.

PERFECT RUN

A win over Washington-St. Louis on Senior Day meant a perfect 14-0 record in UAA play for the UChicago Women's Basketball team, who is now set to continue its historic run in this weekend's opening rounds of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament - First Round

UChicago (23-2) vs. Wisconsin-Lutheran (24-3)

  • Where: St. Paul, Minn. - hosted by University of St. Thomas
  • When: Friday, March 2, 5:30 PM CT
Sophomore Mia Farrell poured in a career-high 31 points to help lead the Maroons to a 96-90 win over Washington-St. Louis on Senior Day.

#10 UChicago 96, Washington-St. Louis 90

  • Sophomore Mia Farrell powered her way to a career-high 31 points on 6-of-11 shooting and 15-of-18 from the free-throw line, adding five rebounds and sophomore Taylor Lake added 18 points, three steals, two blocks and two assists.
  • In total, five Maroons scored in double figures, as junior Olariche Obi punched in her 14th double-double of the year with 16 points, 10 rebounds, four steals, two blocks and finished 7-of-10 from the field, senior Elizabeth Nye added 12 points, five steals, and four assists, and sophomore Jamie Kockenmeister chipped in 10 points off the bench.
Taylor Lake, Ola Obi, Mia Farrell, and the Maroons Coaching Staff were all honored with all-UAA recognition.

TRACK & FIELD

The Maroon women's team captured its fifth UAA Indoor Championship behind a bevy of strong performances, totaling 14 all-UAA efforts and two event titles.

CHAMPIONS, FOR A FIFTH TIME

The Maroon women's track and field team used an all-out team effort to edge league rival Washington-St. Louis by nine points to capture its fifth University Athletic Association indoor title in program history.

The Maroon women swept the podium in the women's high jump, as Laura Darcey won the title and teammates Alexandra Thompson and Ade Ayoola finished second and third, respectively.
Laura Darcey captured both event titles for the Maroon women, also taking first in the women's long jump and classmate Mary Martin came up big with a runner-up finish.

Women's All-UAA Finishers

  • 60 meters – 2, Alisha Harris, 7.82; 3, Mary Martin, 7.94
  • 200 meters – 2, Mary Martin, 25.73; 3. Nicole VacaGuzman 25.75
  • 400 meters – 2, Nicole VacaGuzman, 57.61
  • 1 mile – 2, Megan Verner-Crist, 5:03.99
  • 4x400 relay – 2, Emma Koether, Mary Martin, Olivia Cattau, Nicole VacaGuzman, 3:57.23
  • High jump – 1, Laura Darcey, 1.68m; 2, Alexandra Thompson, 1.62m; 3, Ade Ayoola, 1.62m
  • Shot put – 2, Ade Ayoola, 12.09m
  • Long jump – 1, Laura Darcey, 5.49 meters; 2, Mary Martin, 5.39 meters
  • Distance medley – 3, Maddie DeVoe, Olivia Cattau, Katie Jasminski, Emma Dyer, 12:23.05

NEXT MEETS (BOTH MEN & WOMEN):

  • Friday, March 2: UChicago at Carthage Final Qualifier
  • Saturday, March 3: UChicago at Wisconsin Stevens Point Last Chance Meet
Senior Patrick LeFevre defended his indoor hurdles title for the third-straight year, taking first in the 60-meter hurdles to highlight four event titles for the Maroon men's squad.

SUNDAY COMEBACK

The Maroon men's track and field team used a huge final day at the UAA Indoor Championships to move two spots from Day 1 into a solid third-place finish -- powered by four event titles.

Sophomore Joe Previdi entered the weekend's championships with the top time in the 800 and he didn't disappoint, winning the event in a time of 1:54.88
Sophomore Alexander Scott defended his shot put title from a year ago with a winning throw of 15.68 meters.
The 4x400 relay team of Obi Wamuo, Elliott Paintsil, Ben Chaimberg, and Tyson Miller capped the UAA Championships with a thrilling win in the day's final event.

Men's All-UAA Finishes

  • 200 – 2, Tyson Miller, 22.66
  • 800 – 1, Joe Previdi, 1:54.88
  • 60 hurdles – 1, Patrick LeFevre, 8.28
  • 4x400 relay – 1, Obi Wamuo, Elliott Paintsil, Ben Chaimberg, Tyson Miller, 3:22.77
  • Shot put – 1, Alexander Scott, 15.68m
  • High jump – 3, Will Ackerman, 1.91 meters

MEN'S BASKETBALL

GOING OUT IN STYLE

The UChicago men's basketball team saved its best for last, upsetting the No. 2 team in the nation in Washington-St. Louis on Senior Day and spoiling the Bears' bid for an undefeated UAA season.

UChicago 86, #2 Washington-St. Louis 77

  • Saturday was Senior Day for the UChicago foursome of forward Collin Barthel, guard Jake Fenlon, forward Ryan Shearmire and guard Porter Veach. They led the squad to 62 career victories in their tenure.
  • Fenlon tied his season high with 31 points to pace the offensive effort. Barthel contributed 16 points and seven rebounds to the cause. Jordan Baum went off for a career-high 18 points that included six threes, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals. Jacobs submitted a double-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.
Seniors Ryan Shearmire, Porter Veach, Jake Fenlon, and Collin Barthel.
Seniors Jake Fenlon and Collin Barthel both earned all-UAA recognition for their efforts this season.

TENNIS

Senior Luke Tsai earned his third UAA honor of the season after winning his 14th, 15th, and 16th straight match over the weekend.
Junior Charlie Pei's 7-6, 7-6 winner at No. 6 singles proved to be the deciding factor in a big 5-4 win over Washington. St. Louis for the Maroon men's tennis team, giving UChicago third place in the 2018 ITA National Division III Indoor Championships.

STRONG SHOWING

The UChicago men's tennis team came close to upsetting the No. 1 team in the nation and edged rival WashU to take third place at a highly competitive ITA National Team Indoor Championships last weekend in Minnesota.

#9 UChicago 5, #6 Washington-St. Louis 4

Erik Kerrigan.

#1 Emory 5, #9 UChicago 4

Jeremy Yuan

#9 UChicago 6, #10 Carnegie Mellon 3

NEXT MATCH:

MONDAY, MARCH 19: UChicago at Pomona-Pitzer, 4 PM PT

Laura Gutirrez.

WOMEN'S TURN AT A TITLE

After a week off, the #9 Maroon women's squad heads to the 2018 ITA Division III National Indoor Championship in Chattanooga, Tenn.

NEXT MATCHES:

UChicago at ITA D3 National Team Indoors (Chattanooga, TN)

  • Friday, March 2: UChicago vs. Washington & Lee (Quarterfinals), 11 AM ET
  • Saturday, March 3: UChicago vs. TBA
  • Sunday, March 4: UChicago vs. TBA

SWIMMING & DIVING

Hannah Eastman helped lead the Maroon women's team to the Midwest Invitational title over the weekend at Meyers-McLoraine Pool.

MIDWEST CHAMPS

The UChicago women's swimming and diving team took first and the men were fourth in a solid two-day effort at UChicago's Midwest Invitational.

Sedef Ishaque helped the 400 IM relay take first place at the Midwest Invite.
Naomy Grand'Pierre took second in the 100 freestyle.
William Ansehl took sixth in the 500 freestyle.

NEXT MEET:

  • Friday-Saturday, March 2-3: NCAA Zone Diving Regional at UChicago, 6PM / 4PM

WRESTLING

First-year Jason Crary took fifth place in the 157 pound weight class.

REGIONAL FINISH

In a loaded nationally-ranked field, the Maroons wrestling team took 10th place at the NCAA Upper Midwest Regional Friday and Saturday. Three wrestlers -- Jason Crary, Will Hare, and Chaise Hauck made the podium with Top 6 finishes.

First-year Chaise Hauck also earned a fifth-place finish, at 141 pounds.
First-year Will Hare took sixth at heavyweight.
"This is a strong regional," said Head Coach Leo Kocher. "Coming in, we had six wrestlers ranked top eight for seeds, but we couldn't get any of our guys seeded higher than fifth. For the most part, we wrestled tough against the people we needed to beat in order to get to nationals – but we didn't pull out the wins. Kahlan lost a nail biter 4-3 to the second-place finisher. Nick Ferraro was winning 6-2 against the fourth placer when he damaged his knee badly. The first-years performed great with Will Hare and Chaise Hauck surpassing their seeds and Jason equaling his."

BASEBALL

Connor Hickey totaled five hits, three runs, a double and an RBI for the Maroons in a pair of close losses Sunday.

OPENING WEEKEND

UChicago fell in a pair against Fontbonne and Dominican (Ill.) Sunday in its season opener in O'Fallon, Mo.

Fontbonne 7, UChicago 4

Brady Sarkon smashed a solo home run in the Maroons' 9-5 loss to Dominican.
  • Sophomore Jacob Petersen took the loss (0-1) with one inning of relief. Junior Joe Liberman got the start, lasting three innings. Senior Ricardo Fernandez, sophomore Daniel Smith and first-year David Clarke also saw action on the mound. All told, UChicago pitchers walked nine batters.
  • The Maroons were limited to five hits, with Connor Hickey going 2-for-5 at the plate.

Dominican 9, UChicago 5

  • Junior Brenton Villasenor (0-1 record) took the loss with a two-inning start. Sophomore Patrick Rogers threw the next four innings and struck out six batters. Junior Ravi Bakhai worked one inning of relief and first-year Zach Morochnik struck out three in his collegiate debut.
  • Connor Hickey totaled three hits and Max Larsen, Ian Bohn (RBI), Josh Parks (two RBI), Brady Sarkon (home run), Payton Jancsy, and James Kelly each totaled hits for the Maroons.

NEXT GAMES:

  • Saturday, March 3: UChicago vs. Dubuque, 1PM CT / UChicago vs. Greenville College, 3PM CT
  • Sunday, March 4: UChicago vs. Grinnell, 1 PM CT
  • Where: Greenville, Ill.

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