2007-08 Cobber Athletics Newsletter
December 12, 2007

Picture of the Week: Concordia freshman swimmer Aleina Weisz comes off the wall after making a turn in the Cobbers' record-setting win over UM-Morris on Friday.

Welcome to the Cobber athletics newsletter. Each week we will post news items from the in-season Concordia teams.

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Women's Basketball: vs. St. Kate's

Men's Hockey: vs. St. Mary's Game 1 | vs. St. Mary's Game 2

Women's Swimming & Diving: vs. UM-Morris

December 12, 2007

Top Note
Swimming and Diving

- Concordia set a school record for most consecutive dual meet wins to start a season. On Friday the Cobbers beat UM-Morris 148-53 to win its fourth straight dual meet of the year. CC is now 4-0 on the year, surpassing the 3-0 start from the 1999-00 season. Concordia ended that year with a program-best 7-1 record in dual meets.

Football (7-3/5-3 MIAC - 4th Place - End of 2007 Season)
- Concordia senior offensive tackle Grant Weller (Sr., Sauk Centre, Minn.) was named to the D3football.com All-West Region First Team. He was one of only five players from the MIAC to earn All-Region First Team honors. Weller recently played in the Aztec Bowl and earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American honors. He was also named the recipient of the MIAC Most Valuable Lineman (Mike Stam) award.

Men's Basketball (2-5/1-2 MIAC - did not play)
- Concordia is second in the MIAC in scoring defense. The Cobbers are allowing an average of 68.1 points per game in their first seven games of the season. CC is one of only three teams in the MIAC that are holding their opponents to under 70 points per game. Concordia has held their foes to 55 or fewer points twice this season.

Women's Basketball (2-4/2-2 MIAC - beat St. Kate's 84-63)
- Concordia won its second straight conference game after starting the season with two straight MIAC losses. Last week the Cobbers posted a pair of home wins. CC is now 23-4 at home against conference opponents in the last three seasons.

- Concordia is currently second in the MIAC in scoring offense. The Cobbers are averaging 72.8 points per game in their first six games of the season. They have scored at least 70 points in their last four games and connected on a season-high 84 points in their win over St. Kate’s on Saturday.

- Cobber senior Melanie Hageman (Fargo, N.D./Fargo South HS) is now fifth in the MIAC in scoring. She is averaging 16.5 points per game and is coming off a season-high 27 points against St. Kate’s on Saturday. In the game against the Wildcats, Hageman recorded her first double-double of the season (she also had 12 rebounds). It was her seventh double-double in the past two seasons.

Men's Hockey  - (1-8-0/0-4-0 MIAC - lost to St. Mary's 3-14; lost to St. Mary's 2-7)

- Concordia had five different players score in their weekend series with St. Mary’s. The Cobbers have now had 11 different players score at least one goal in their first nine games of the season.

- The Cobbers have four players tied for the team lead in scoring with five points. They also have three others that have posted four points on the season.

Women's Hockey (4-6-1/4-1-1 MIAC - beat St. Mary's 4-3; lost to St. Mary's 3-0)
- Concordia has a 4-1-1 record in their first six MIAC games heading into the Christmas break. It is the best six-game conference since the 2002-03 season when they were also 4-1-1 before Christmas. The 2002-03 campaign was the last time the Cobbers made the MIAC playoffs.

- The Cobbers have a pair of players in the top ten in the MIAC in goals and assists. Juniors Bre Bian (Cedarburg, Wis.) and Alyssa Dahl (Willmar, Minn.) are the top two-point getters for CC in conference play. Bian is tied for sixth in goals with four and Dahl is tied for fifth in assists with five. Bian is also 13th in the league in overall points with six.

- Concordia is third in the MIAC in goals scored and goals allowed in MIAC games. The Cobbers have scored an average of 2.67 goals per game in their fist six MIAC games. They are giving up an average of 1.50 goals per game during that same stretch.

Swimming and Diving (beat UM-Morris 148-53)

- Concordia set a school record for most consecutive dual meet wins to start a season. On Friday the Cobbers beat UM-Morris 148-53 to win its fourth straight dual meet of the year. CC is now 4-0 on the year, surpassing the 3-0 start from the 1999-00 season. Concordia ended that year with a program-best 7-1 record in dual meets

- The Concordia 800-freestyle relay team of Katie Coleman (Fr., Marshall, Minn.), Whitney Walters (Fr., Albert Lea, Minn.), Shaina Fossum (Jr., Minnetonka, Minn.) and Aleina Weisz (Fr., Williston, N.D.) set a four-year old pool record on Friday when they posted a time of 8:29.86. That mark broke the previous record by almost a full 10 seconds. It is also the fourth fastest time in the MIAC this season.

- In the record-setting win over UM-Morris Concordia won 10 events, posted 12 career-best times and had 27 season-best marks. The Cobbers had two different divers win the two 1-meter diving events. Freshman Amy Glubzinski (Novi, Mich.) and sophomore Lauren Trudeau (Stillwater, Minn./Chisago Lakes HS) both won portions of the 1-meter competition.

Wrestling (lost to MSU Moorhead 30-7; participated in the SCSU Husky Open)

- Concordia continued its success in multi-team invitationals this past weekend at the St. Cloud State Husky Open. The Cobbers had 21 wrestlers post 50 individual match victories. Of the 21 wrestlers, 19 posted at least one victory with 10 recording at least three wins on the day. Clay Nagel's crew had four wrestlers finish in the top five in their weight classes.

- The Cobbers were once again led by freshman Phil Moenkedick (Perham, Minn.) who finished in third place in the 174-lb weight class by posting a 5-1 record at the meet. He also won the Most Falls awards by pinning three opponents. Moenkedick is now 17-2 on the season and at one time had a streak of 15 straight victories.

- Justin Berns (Perham, Minn.) continued his early-season success in his first season of college wrestling. Berns, who was held out of the MSU Moorhead dual meet on a trainer's decision, went 4-2 at the Husky Open and finished fourth at 149. He opened the day by beating University of Minnesota freshman Jared Rickert 5-1. He then lost his second round match 7-6 to Willy Mekeel from MSU Mankato. The Mavericks are currently ranked second in the nation in DII. After losing to Mekeel, Berns won three straight matches in the wrestlebacks. Berns is now 15-6 on the season.

- Concordia was scheduled to participate in the Terry Haws Duals Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 15 in Collegeville, Minn. but due to injuries and finals week at the college, head coach Clay Nagel has elected to forgo the meet and instead compete in the Blue Hawk Classic at Dickinson State (N.D.) on Jan. 5.

This Week's Cobber Athletic Calendar

Saturday, December 15, 2007
MBB - at MSU Moorhead - 3 p.m.
| Live Audio

Thursday, December 27 - Saturday, December 29, 2007
High School Basketball Tournament - 
Complete Schedule | Live Stats

Saturday, December 29, 2007
WBB - at home vs. Valley City St. - 8 p.m. | Live Video | Live Audio | Live Stats

Friday, January 4, 2008
WH - at home vs. Lindenwood - 7 p.m. | Live Stats

Saturday, January 5, 2008
WBB - at home vs. Macalester - 1 p.m. | Live Video | Live Audio | Live Stats

MBB - at home vs. Macalester - 3 p.m. | Live Video | Live Audio | Live Stats