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2008-09 Cobber Athletics Newsletter
January 7, 2009

Picture of the Week: Concordia women's basketball head coach Jessica Rahman goes over strategy with her team during the Cobbers' win over Bethel. The win was Rahman's 100th collegiate victory.


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January 7, 2009

Top Note
Women's Basketball
- Concordia head coach Jessica Rahman collected her 100th career win on Saturday. The Cobbers’ 67-58 win over Bethel pushed Rahman into an elite group of coaches for the women’s basketball program. She is now 100-41 in her five-plus years at Concordia. She joins Duane Siverson and Collette Folstad as the only other coaches in the history of the program to earn at least 100 wins in a career. Siverson leads all Cobber women’s basketball coaches with 165 wins in his seven seasons. Folstad is second on the list with 115 victories in six seasons.


Men's Basketball (4-7/1-5 MIAC - beat Nebraska Wesleyan 66-22/

lost at home to Bethel 75-63/lost at home to Augsburg 71-69 OT)

- Concordia sophomore John Fraase (Bismarck, N.D./Century HS) has recorded a double-double in four consecutive games. Fraase leads the MIAC in rebounding and is currently fifth in the league in scoring. He is averaging 16.2 points per game and 10.7 rebounds per game in 2008-09 after averaging 3.1 points and 2.6 rebounds per game last season.

- The Cobbers are second in the MIAC in free throw percentage in conference contests. CC is connecting on 73.3% of their foul shots in their first six league games of the year.

- Concordia first-year head coach Rich Glas now has 494 career wins. Glas is coaching in his 29th overall season in collegiate basketball and has a career record of 494-309.


Women's Basketball (6-3/5-1 MIAC - beat Bethel 67-58/

beat Augsburg 79-46)

- Concordia head coach Jessica Rahman collected her 100th career win on Saturday. The Cobbers’ 67-58 win over Bethel pushed Rahman into an elite group of coaches for the women’s basketball program. She is now 100-41 in her five-plus years at Concordia. She joins Duane Siverson and Collette Folstad as the only other coaches in the history of the program to earn at least 100 wins in a career. Siverson leads all Cobber women’s basketball coaches with 165 wins in his seven seasons. Folstad is second on the list with 115 victories in six seasons.

- Cobber senior guard Jenna Freudenberg (Parkers Prairie, Minn.) scored 20 points in the team’s 79-46 win over Augsburg on Monday. It is only the second time in her career that she has scored at least 20 points in a game. Freudenberg leads Concordia in scoring with a
14.3 points per game average. She is currently sixth in the MIAC in scoring.

- Concordia leads the MIAC in field goal percentage in conference games this season. The Cobbers are hitting on 44.4% of their shots from the field. CC also leads the league in rebounding defense. Concordia is holding their opponents to just 31.3 rebounds per game.


Men's Hockey (1-10-2/0-5-1 MIAC - Did Not Play)

- Concordia returns to action on Wednesday when they will host UW-River Falls at 7 p.m. The game will be the first of two non-conference games before they open up MIAC play on Jan. 16 at Bethel

- The Cobbers added three players to their roster over the Christmas holiday. Nick Thielen (Fr., Moorhead, Minn.), Ben Nelson (Fr., Roseau, Minn.) and Cory Horian (Fr., Thief River Falls, Minn.) are all expected to contribute to the team in the second half of the season. Nelson was the second leading scorer at Roseau High School last season. He had 69 points in 31 games.


Women's Hockey (7-3-1/5-1-0 MIAC - split with Concordia (WI) 3-6 & 7-0/

tied St. Olaf 5-5 OT)

- Two different Concordia players recorded hat tricks in back-back games over the weekend. It was the first time in program history that the Cobbers had two different players register hat tricks in consecutive games. Emily Sell (So., Williston, N.D.) scored three goals in the Cobbers’ 7-0 win over Concordia University (Wis.) on Saturday and then Katelyn Dold (Fr., St. Cloud, Minn./St. Cloud Tech HS) followed that up by netting a hat trick on Sunday in CC’s 5-5 overtime tie with St. Olaf.

- The Cobber’s 7-0 win over Concordia was the most lopsided win of the season and largest margin of victory since the 2002-03 season when they blasted Hamline 12-1.

- Concordia scored 15 goals in the three games over the weekend. They had scored 22 goals in the first eight games of the year. The Cobbers are now third in the MIAC in scoring. CC is averaging 3.36 goals per game this season.


Swimming & Diving (swam against Iowa State)

- Concordia returned from their biannual training trip to a warm weather destination. The Cobbers spent the week around New Year’s Day in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

- The Cobbers swam four relay events against Iowa State on Dec. 29 in San Juan. Concordia beat the Cyclones in 200-meter freestyle relay. The CC quartet of Aleina Weisz (So., Williston, N.D.), Kirsten Anderson (Fr., Cambridge, Minn./Cambridge-Isanti HS), Stacie Fossum (Jr., Minnetonka, Minn.) and Janine Davis (Sr., Austin, Minn.) swam a 1:58.43 and won the event by a full five seconds.

- Concordia will start the second half of their 2008-09 season when they host St. Ben’s in a dual meet on Friday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m.


Wrestling (competed at the Dickinson State Invite)

- Concordia opened the second half of their season by fighting through a winter storm to compete in the Dickinson State Invite. The Cobbers had 12 wrestlers participate in the meet and had six athletes finish in the top five of their weight class. Overall CC posted 24 victories and posted a trio of top three finishes.

- Justin Berns (So., Perham, Minn.) was the top Cobber finished at the Dickinson Invite. Berns, who leads the team in victories in 2009, went 2-1 at 149 and finished in second place. He earned a pair of wins over wrestlers from perennial powerhouse Augsburg in his first two matches. Berns is now 21-9 on the year and became the first CC wrestler to surpass the 20-win mark.

- Joe Leacox (Jr., Park Rapids, Minn.) and Ben Anderson (So., Frazee, Minn.) were the other two Concordia athletes to finish in the top three of their weight class. Leacox went 3-1 and finished third at 133. Anderson posted the most wins at the invite by any CC wrestler. He was 4-1 and claimed third at 141. He scored a tough 5-2 win over Tony Valek of Augsburg in the third-place match.


Men's Soccer
- Concordia senior Justin Foss (Fargo, N.D./Fargo South HS) was one of four men’s soccer players from the MIAC to be honored with scholar awards by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Foss was an honorable mention Scholar All-Region selection. Foss was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Team in the middle of November.


Women's Soccer
- Concordia junior defender Mikenna Maroney (Kalispell, Mont.) earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) scholar honors. The Political Science and History major who carries a 3.75 GPA, was named to the Honorable Mention Scholar All-Region Team.

This Week's Cobber Athletic Calendar

Wednesday, January 7, 2009
WBB - at Macalester - 5:45 p.m. | Live Audio

MH - at home vs. UW-River Falls - 7 p.m. | Live Audio

MBB - at Macalester - 7:45 p.m. | Live Audio

Friday, January 9, 2009
SW&D - at home vs. St. Ben's - 6 p.m.
WH - at home vs. Adrian (Mich.) - 7 p.m.

MH - at UW-Stout - 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, January 10, 2009
WR - at National Duals Tournament - 11 a.m.
WH - at home vs. Adrian (Mich.) - 2 p.m.

WBB - at St. Ben's - 3 p.m. | Live Audio

MBB - at home vs. St. John's - 3 p.m. | Live Audio | Live Stats

Sunday, January 11, 2009
WR - at National Duals Tournament - 9 a.m.

WBB - at St. Mary's - 1 p.m. | Live Audio

 

 

     

 

 

 

   

    

                  

   

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