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2008-09 Cobber Athletics Newsletter
January 28, 2009

Picture of the Week: The Concordia women's swimming and diving team won the St. Kate's Invite marking the first time since the 2002-03 season they have captured a multiple-team invitational title.


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Women's Basketball: Jenna Freudenberg


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January 28, 2009

Top Note
Fastpitch Softball
- Megan Johnson has been named the new head coach for the Concordia fastpitch softball team. Johnson takes over for Stacey Holm who left to take a job at North Dakota State University. She assumes the head coaching position after spending the past two seasons as the team's assistant coach. Johnson played for the Cobbers from 1999-02 and graduated from Concordia in 2002. She was a four-year member of the fastpitch team and was the team’s starting centerfielder in her senior season. Details


Men's Basketball (7-10/4-8 MIAC - lost to #2 St. Thomas 83-61/

beat Gustavus 69-68)

- Concordia sophomore Darrin Olmscheid (Buffalo, Min.) scored a career-high 30 points in the Cobbers’ 69-68 win over Gustavus on Saturday. Olmscheid scored 22 of his 30 points in the second half alone. His 30 points is the most since Luke Linz scored 30 against St. Mary’s at the end of last season. He is only the second Cobber player in the last five years to score at least 30 points in a game.

- Cobber point guard Karl Olson (So., Buffalo, Minn.) hit the game-winning free throw for CC with 3.1 seconds remaining in the team’s 0ne-point win over the Gusties. Olson is currently third in the MIAC in assists. He is averaging 4.25 assists in the team’s 12 league games.

- Concordia first-year head coach Rich Glas now has 497 career wins. Glas is coaching in his 29th overall season in collegiate basketball and has a career record of 497-312.


Women's Basketball (12-4/11-2 MIAC - beat St. Thomas 74-64/

beat Gustavus 71-58)

- Concordia has won five straight games and 10 of their past 11 games. It is their second five-game winning streak since Dec. 8.

- Concordia senior guard Jenna Freudenberg (Parkers Prairie, Minn.) was named the MIAC Player of the Week. She is the first Cobber player to win the award this season. Freudenberg has scored at least 10 points in 15 of the team’s 16 games this season. She has scored at least 20 points on three occasions and recorded a career-high 23 against St. Mary’s on Jan. 11. Freudenberg is currently fourth I the MIAC in scoring and third in assists.

- The Cobbers shot only two free throws in their 71-58 win over Gustavus on Saturday. They went 2-for-2 from the line in the game. The two free throw attempts are the fewest in a single game in the past 15 years.


Men's Hockey (3-14-2/1-8-1 MIAC - swept at St. Thomas 4-2 & 3-0)

- Concordia senior Alec Holen (Thief River Falls, Minn.) scored a goal in the team’s series with St. Thomas last weekend. Holen currently leads the team in scoring with six goals and eight assists for 14 points. He is tied for the team lead in goals and second in assists. Holen has now recorded at least 10 points in each of his last three seasons.

- Concordia is second in the MIAC in penalty killing. The Cobbers have successfully killed of 84.0% of the other team’s power play attempts in league play this season. That is up from 65.7% last season when they were last in the MIAC.


Women's Hockey (8-7-2/5-4-1 MIAC - swept by St. Thomas 4-0 & 1-0 OT)

- Concordia was shutout twice last weekend by No.7-ranked St. Thomas. The Cobbers have now gone 135:21 without scoring a goal. That is the longest scoreless streak since the 2006-07 campaign when they went scoreless for 180:13.

- Cobber junior goalie Maddie Haroldson (Sartell, Minn.)made 44 saves in the team’s 1-0 overtime loss against the Tommies on Saturday. It’s the most saves by a Cobber goalie this season.


Swimming & Diving (won the St. Kate's Invite)

- Concordia won the St. Kate’s Invite on Saturday with a final team total of 630 points. It marks the first multiple-team invitational title for the Cobbers since the 2002-03 season when they also won the St. Kate’s Invite.

- The Cobbers won the St. Kate’s Invite despite not winning a single event at the meet. The top CC swmmer was sophomore Katie Coleman (Marshall, Minn.) who posted a trio of top five finishes. She finished third in the 1650-yard freestyle in a time of 19:38.02. She also finished fourth in the 100-yard freestyle (58.96) and fifth in the 100-yard backstroke (1:06.51).

- Concordia had a pair of divers record second and fifth-place finishes at the St. Kate’s Invite. Junior Lauren Trudeau (Stillwater, Minn./Chisago Lakes HS) was second in the 1-meter event and fifth in the 3-meter, while teammate Amy Glubzinski (So., Novi, Mich.) was second in the 3-meter and fifth in the 1-meter.


Wrestling (participated in the Jamestown Open)

- Concordia posted their best results at a multiple-team invitational on Saturday at the Jamestown Invite. The Cobbers had three wrestlers win individual weight class titles and had three other athletes participate in the championship match.

- Ben Anderson (So., Frazee, Minn.), Phil Moenkedick (So., Perham, Minn.) and Tony Neumann (Sr., Willmar, Minn.) all came away with individual weight class championships. All three wrestlers who won championships went 4-0 at the meet. For Anderson, who won the championship at 141, it was his first invite title of the season. Moenkedick improved his overall record to 21-0 on the season at 184, while Neumann earned his second invite title of the year at 197 and is now 25-5.

- Daron Hohbein (Fr., Mandan, N.D.) , Joe Leacox (Jr., Park Rapids, Minn.) and Justin Berns (So., Perhamn, Minn.) were the three Cobber wrestlers who claimed second-place honors. Hohbein lost to NCAA Division I wrestler Justin Solberg of NDSU in the final at 125. Hohbein was 3-1 at the meet and is now 21-6 on the year. Leacox was also 3-1 and fell in the finals at 133. It was his best outing in an invite this year. He bumped his record to 12-15. Berns improved his team-leading season win total to 29 by going 3-1 at 149. He is now 29-10 on the season and is one of five wrestlers that have earned 20 wins on the year.


Men's Tennis

- The Concordia men’s tennis team will open their 2009 season on Sunday with a pair of matches. The Cobbers will play UW-Eau Claire at 1 p.m. and then St. Cloud State at 4 p.m. Both matches will be held at Gold’s Gym in Sartell.

- Concordia is coming off an 8-11 season last year. The Cobbers were 2-7 in league play and return all but one player from last year’s team.


Men's Track & Field

- The Concordia men’s track and field will open the 2009 season when they host a pair of events this weekend. The Cobbers will host their annual pentathlon meet on Friday, Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m. and then the Cobber Open on Saturday, Jan. 31 beginning at noon.

- The Cobbers prepared for the season opener by hosting their alumni meet on Saturday. The current CC team formed a pair of squads and was joined by an alumni team and a team from MSU Moorhead. The Cobber maroon team claimed top honors by beating both the gold and alumni teams.


Women's Track & Field

- The Concordia men’s track and field will open the 2009 season when they host a pair of events this weekend. The Cobbers will host their annual pentathlon meet on Friday, Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m. and then the Cobber Open on Saturday, Jan. 31 beginning at noon.

- The Cobbers prepared for the season opener by hosting their alumni meet on Saturday. The current CC team formed a pair of squads and was joined by an alumni team and a team from MSU Moorhead. The Cobber maroon team won the event by posting a 3-0 record with wins over MSU Moorhead, the gold and alumni teams.


Fastpitch Softball
- Megan Johnson has been named the new head coach for the Concordia fastpitch softball team. Johnson takes over for Stacey Holm who left to take a job at North Dakota State University. She assumes the head coaching position after spending the past two seasons as the team's assistant coach. Johnson played for the Cobbers from 1999-02 and graduated from Concordia in 2002. She was a four-year member of the fastpitch team and was the team’s starting centerfielder in her senior season. Details

This Week's Cobber Athletic Calendar

Wednesday, January 28, 2009
WBB - at Carleton - 5:45 p.m. | Live Video | Live Audio | Live Stats

WR - at home vs. Jamestown College - 7 p.m. | Live Video

MBB - at Carleton - 7:30 p.m. | Live Video | Live Audio | Live Stats

Friday, January 30, 2009
SW&D - at MSU M/CC Invite - 9 a.m./6 p.m.

MTR - hosts Cobber Pentathlon - 5:30 p.m.

WTR - hosts Cobber Pentathlon - 5:30 p.m.

WH - at home vs. Augsburg - 7 p.m. 

MH - at Augsburg - 7 p.m.

WR - at St. John's - 7:30 p.m. | Live Stats

Saturday, January 31, 2009
SW&D - at MSU M/CC Invite - 1:30 p.m./5 p.m.
MTR - hosts Cobber Open- Noon

WTR - hosts Cobber Open- Noon

WBB - at Bethel - 1 p.m. | Live Audio | Live Stats

WH - at home vs. Augsburg - 2 p.m. | Live Audio

MH - at Augsburg - 2 p.m.

MBB - at Bethel - 3 p.m. | Live Audio | Live Stats

Sunday, February 1, 2009
WBB - at Hamline - 1 p.m. | Live Audio

MTN - vs. UW-Eau Claire at Gold's Gym in Sartell - 1 p.m.

MBB - at Hamline - 3 p.m. | Live Audio

MTN - at St. Cloud State at Gold's Gym in Sartell - 4 p.m.

 

 

     

 

 

 

   

    

                  

   

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