2007-08 Cobber Athletics Newsletter
February 13, 2008

Picture of the Week: Concordia freshman Phil Moenkedick gets the upperhand on his opponent in the team's match with Southwest Minnesota State. Moenkedick won the 174-lb weight class at the North Country Invite and was named the D3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week.


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This Week's Cobber Athletics Calendar | MIAC Weekly Notebook


Concordia Athlete Honors

- Luke Linz Named ESPN The Magazine Acdemic All-District First Team

- Melanie Hageman Named ESPN The Magazine Acdemic All-Dist. 1st Team

- Phil Moenkedick Named D3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week

- Alyssa Dahl Named MIAC Women's Hockey Co-Player of the Week


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Men's Basketball: vs. Hamline

Women's Basketball: vs. Hamline

Men's Hockey: vs. Augsburg Game 1 | vs. Augsburg Game 2

Wrestling: vs. Southwest MN State


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February 13, 2008

Top Note
Concordia Athletics

- Concordia was one of only two schools in the nation to have a men’s and women’s basketball player earn ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team honors. Cobber seniors Luke Linz (Watkins, Minn./Eden Valley-Watkins HS) and Melanie Hageman (Fargo, N.D./Fargo South HS) both earned Academic All-District First Team honors in the College Division last week. Linz carries a 3.57 grade point average while majoring in Biology. Hageman has a 3.79 GPA while also majoring in Biology.


Men's Basketball (11-11/10-7 MIAC - beat Hamline 73-72/beat Bethel 66-62/lost to Gustavus 51-50)
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Concordia senior Luke Linz (Watkins, Minn./Eden Valley-Watkins HS) needs only three more rebounds to become the first player in program history to score 1,000 points and grab 500 rebounds in a career. Linz currently has 1,282 career points and 497 rebounds. He is fourth on the school’s all-time scoring list and second in rebounds.

- Concordia is currently 10-7 in the MIAC and in third place in the MIAC standings. It is the first time since the 2004-05 season they have reached the 10-win mark in league play. That was also the last time the Cobbers appeared in the MIAC playoffs.

- The Cobbers held Gustavus to 51 points on Monday, marking the sixth time this season they have held their opponents to under 60 points in a game. That ties the 2003-04 season when they also limited foes to under 60 points on six occasions. CC is currently second in the MIAC in team defense. The Cobbers are holding conference opponents to just 64.9 points per game this year.


Women's Basketball (14-8/13-6 MIAC - beat Hamline 74-45/beat Bethel 79-67/lost to Gustavus 76-67)
- Concordia senior Melanie Hageman (Fargo, N.D./Fargo South HS) scored 21 points in the Cobbers’ 76-67 loss at Gustavus on Monday. It is the eighth time this season she has scored at least 20 points in a game and 28th time in her career she has had a 20-plus point game.

- Cobber freshman guard Maggie Bauernfiend (Rosemount, Minn.) has scored in double figures in three consecutive games. Bauernfiend had a career-high 15 points in Concordia’s 79-67 win over Bethel on Saturday.

- Concordia is currently second in the MIAC in free throw percentage. The Cobbers are connecting on 74.9% of their foul shots in conference games this year. They have shot better than 75.0% in eight of the past ten games.


Men's Hockey  (1-19-1/0-11-1 MIAC - lost to Augsburg 6-3/lost to Augsburg 6-5)

- Concordia scored eight goals in their series against Augsburg last weekend. That is the most goals scored by the Cobbers in a conference series this weekend.

- Cobber juniors Alec Holen (Thief River Falls, Minn.) and Ryan Clukey (Moorhead, Minn.) each had four-points weekend against Augsburg. Holen had a goal and two assists on Saturday and on Friday and posted an assist. Clukey scored a goal and an assist on Saturday and on Friday he had two assists. The two players currently lead the team in scoring. Clukey has three goals and 11 assists for 14 points, while Holen has three goals and 10 assists for 13 points.


Women's Hockey (8-9-2/8-4-2 MIAC - beat Augsburg 3-0/beat Augsburg 3-2)
- Cobber junior forward Alyssa Dahl (Willmar, Minn.) scored two goals in five seconds in the Cobbers’ 3-0 win over Augsburg on Friday. That is believed to be an MIAC record and one of the fastest back-to-back goals by a single player in Division III history. Dahl finished with five points on the weekend and was named the MIAC Co-Player of the Week.

- Concordia is 8-4-2 in the MIAC this year and in sole possession of third place. The Cobbers need two more wins to mathematically earn their first conference playoff spot since the 2002-03 season. The eight wins in league play ties the most they have had since the 02-03 campaign.

- Concordia swept Augsburg last weekend to earn their third conference sweep of the season. That is the most MIAC sweeps in a single year since CC swept five series in the 2002-03 campaign. That is also the last time the Cobbers made the conference playoffs.


Swimming and Diving (5-3 - did not compete - preparing for MIAC Championships)

- The Cobbers will compete in the MIAC Championship Meet on Feb. 14-16 at the University of Minnesota. Complete Cobber Championship Meet Preview.


Wrestling (beat Jamestown 23-19/competed at the North Country Invite at SJU)

- Concordia freshman Phil Moenkedick (Fr., Perham, N.D.) became the first Concordia wrestler to win 30 matches in a season since Lee Rahrlien went 32-9 in 2004-05. Moenkedick went 4-0 and won the 174-lb weight division at the North Country Invite hosted by St. John's last weekend. Moenkedick is now 31-4 on the year and has won three multiple-team invite weight class titles. He also won championships at the Cobber Open and the Jamestown (N.D.) Open. Moenkedick currently leads Concordia in wins, winning percentage and pins on the year. He has also fashioned a 5-1 record in dual meets this year.

For his efforts, Moenkedick was named the D3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week


- Besides Moenkedick, Concordia had three other wrestlers finish in the top five at the North Country Invite at St. John's on Saturday. Joe Leacox (So., Park Rapids, Minn.) went 3-2 in the 133-lb weight division and claimed fifth place. He was joined by Ben Anderson (Fr., Frazee, Minn.) and Cody Salo (Jr., New York Mills, Minn.) who also garnered fifth-place honors. Anderson went 3-2 at 141, while Salo was 2-2 at 184. Anderson is now 19-13 on the season and needs only one more win to become the sixth Cobber wrestler to win 20 matches on the year.

- Concordia will finish off the dual-meet portion of their schedule on Wednesday, Feb. 13 when they travel to Bismarck, N.D. to take on the University of Mary. The Cobbers are currently 4-3 in dual meets this season and have won three straight.


Men's Indoor Track and Field (beat MSU Moorhead 95-89)

- Cobber sophomore Xavier Carroll (El Cajon, Calif./Grossmont HS) ran a 7.28 in the 60-meter dash on Saturday in the dual meet with MSU Moorhead. That time broke the school record time of 7.29 set by Joe Dauner in 1999. That time is also the second fastest in the MIAC this season.

- The Cobber 4x400-meter relay team of Josh Smith (Sr., Staples, Minn./Staples-Motley HS), Dusten Olejnicak (Sr., Brainerd, Minn.), Paul Westmark (Jr., Appleton, Wis.) and Michael Dunn (Fr., Fargo, N.D./Oak Grove HS) ran a 3:27.13 at the MSU Moorhead dual meet. That time is the ninth fastest in school history and third best in the MIAC this year. That time is also two seconds faster than last year when the relay team broke the 18-year-old school record.


Women's Indoor Track and Field (lost to MSU Moorhead 99-84)

- Concordia freshman Valerie Glynn (Fullerton, N.D./Ellendale HS) recorded a distance of 34.8-50 in the triple jump at the MSU Moorhead dual meet on Saturday. That mark ties for the ninth farthest in program history and is the fourth best in the MIAC this year.

- Senior Sarah Sorvaag (Argusville, N.D./Northern Cass HS) won the weight throw at the MSU Moorhead dual meet. She won the event with a mark 45-10.75. That is the sixth best distance in the conference this year.


Men's Tennis (did not compete)

- Concordia will compete in a pair of dual meets this weekend. The Cobbers will play at national power Gustavus on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 9:30 a.m. and then return home to host UM-Morris on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. in the Olson Forum.


Women's Tennis (did not compete)

- Concordia will compete in a pair of dual meets this weekend. The Cobbers will play at national power Gustavus on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 9:30 a.m. and then return home to host UM-Morris on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. in the Olson Forum.


This Week's Cobber Athletic Calendar

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
WR - at University of Mary - 7 p.m.

Thursday, February 14, 2008
SW&D - at MIAC Championship Meet at U of M - 10:30 a.m./6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 15, 2008
SW&D - at MIAC Championship Meet at U of M - 10:30 a.m./6:30 p.m.

WH - at home vs. St. Ben's - 7 p.m. | Live Stats


Saturday, February 16, 2008
MTN - at Gustavus - 9:30 a.m.

WTN - at Gustavus - 9:30 a.m.

MTR - at Bison Classic - 10 a.m.

WTR - at Bison Classic - 10 a.m.
SW&D - at MIAC Championship Meet at U of M - 10:30 a.m./6:30 p.m.

WBB - at Augsburg - 1 p.m. | Live Audio
WH - at home vs. St. Ben's - 2 p.m.

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

MH - at St. John's - 7 p.m.

Monday, February 4, 2008
MTN - at home in the Olson Forum vs. UM-Morris - 1 p.m.

MH - at St. John's - 2 p.m.

MTN - at home in the Olson Forum vs. UM-Morris - 5 p.m.