2008-09 Cobber Athletics Newsletter
April 22, 2009

Picture of the Week: Cobber junior Amy Freeman watches her forehand as it sails over the net in the team's match with Carleton on Sunday. Concordia is currently 11-3 on the year after winning only 10 matches in the past four seasons combined.


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April 22, 2009

Top Note
Baseball
- Concordia beat NCAA Division I opponent University of North Dakota 10-9 in eight innings in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday. The win marked the second consecutive season the Cobbers have beaten an NCAA Division I opponent. Last year Concordia downed North Dakota State 4-2.


Baseball (11-12/4-8 MIAC)

- Concordia leads the MIAC in home runs this season. The Cobbers have knocked out 29 long balls on the year and are currently tied with the single season school record of 29 set in 2004. Concordia also leads the league in slugging percentage with a .532 mark.

- Cobber senior catcher Kyle Johnson (Cambridge, Minn.-Cambridge-Isanti HS) leads the MIAC in home runs with nine. He needs three more to break the single season program record of 11 set by Ryan Hebrink in 2004. Johnson also leads the MIAC in slugging percentage with a .903 mark. In league games Johnson has hit five home runs and has an incredible 1.032 slugging percentage.

- Concordia beat NCAA Division I opponent University of North Dakota 10-9 in eight innings in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday. The win marked the second consecutive season the Cobbers have beaten an NCAA Division I opponent. Last year Concordia downed North Dakota State 4-2.


Fastpitch Softball (10-18/5-9 MIAC)

- Cobber freshman pitcher Kesley Jones (Billings, Mont./Billings West HS) is nearing the single season school strikeout mark. Jones has 114 strikeouts in 117 innings pitched this season. She needs 28 more K’s to break the mark of 141 set by Erin Gunderson in 2000.

- Concordia junior outfielder Emily Jensen (Benson, Minn.) is currently tied for the league lead in triples in overall games this season. Jensen has five triples on the year. She also has three home runs on the season. In a strange statistical twist of fate Jensen does not have a double on the season.

- The Cobbers recently fashioned their longest win streak of the year by putting together three straight victories.


Men's Tennis (6-7/2-5 MIAC)

- The Concordia men’s tennis team finished a stretch where they played three matches in three days. The Cobbers beat St. Mary’s on Friday but dropped matches to St. John’s and regionally-ranked Carleton.

- Cobber sophomore Matt Edin (Staples, Minn./Staples-Motley HS) leads the team in singles win. The squad’s No.1 singles player is 8-3 overall and 5-2 in MIAC play. He recently had a six-match winning streak come to an end.


Women's Tennis (11-3/3-2)

- Concordia is 11-3 on the season and is six wins shy of breaking the school record for most wins in a single season. The 1990 CC team went 16-6. Last year the Cobbers won only five matches and had posted only 10 wins in all of the past four seasons combined.

- Cobber freshman Andrea Rognlien (Fargo, N.D./Oak Grove HS) became the first Concordia women’s tennis player to win 10 matches in a single season since last year when Melanie Gail went 11-6. Rognlien is currently 10-3 on the year. The single season school record for wins is 16 set by Gretchen Smith in 1990.


Men's Track & Field (finished 1st at the Cobber Twilight Meet)

- Concordia welcomed athletes from college and universities from around the area to the annual Cobber Twilight Meet. Athletes from seven different schools competed at the meet in Moorhead on Tuesday.Concordia used its own meet to showcase its 2009 team by coming away with the team championship. The Cobbers edged out North Dakota State by posting a final team score of 184.2 points. That was less than four points better than the Bison who finished second with a score of 140.5.

- Cobber sophomore Luke Hvidston (Fargo, N.D.) won the 100-meter dash at the UM-Morris Invite on Saturday. Hvidston clocked a season-best 11.49 to win the event by .07 seconds.

- Giles Henry (So., St. Cloud, Minn./St. Cloud Tech HS) posted a distance of 149-00 in the discus to win the event at the UM-Morris Invite on Saturday. That mark is a team best this season.


Women's Track & Field (finished 1st at the Cobber Twilight Meet)

- Concordia hosted the annual Cobber Twilight Meet on Tuesday at the Jake Christiansen Stadium. The Cobbers won the team competition by posting a final team score of 243.0 points. That total was 67 points better than North Dakota State who sent a small group of athletes to the meet.

- Cobber sophomore distance runner Hailey Brenden (Rothsay, Minn.) finished fifth in the 10,000 meters at the prestigious Kansas Relays Meet this past weekend. Brenden ran a 37.57.90 which is the third fastest time in the MIAC this season and only 32 seconds shy of provisionally qualifying for nationals.

- Emily Davis (So., Litchfield, Minn.) posted a mark of 133-11.00 in the discus at the Kansas Relays over the weekend. That mark is currently the third best in the MIAC this year and less than six feet shy of provisionally qualifying for nationals.


This Week's Cobber Athletic Calendar

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
SB - at home vs. Gustavus - 4 p.m. | Live Stats | Live Blog

WTN - at home vs. Gustavus - 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 23, 2009
WTN - at home vs. NDSU (Club) - 3 p.m.
MTN - at home vs. NDSU (Club) - 5 p.m.

 

Friday, April 24, 2009
MTR - at Drake Relays - 9 a.m.

WTR - at Drake Relays - 9 a.m.

SB - at home vs. St. Kate's - 4 p.m. | Live Stats | Live Blog

Saturday, April 25, 2009
MTR - at Drake Relays - 9 a.m.

WTR - at Drake Relays - 9 a.m.
MTN - at home vs. Bethel - 10 a.m.

MTR - at Al Cassell Relays at Jamestown - 10:30 a.m.

WTR - at Al Cassell Relays at Jamestown - 10:30 a.m.

WTN - at home vs. Bethel - Noon
BS - at home vs. St. Mary's - 1 p.m. | Listen Live | Live Stats | Live Blog
SB - at St. Ben's - 1 p.m.

Sunday, April 26, 2009
BS - at home vs. Carleton - Noon | Listen Live | Live Stats | Live Blog
WTN - at home vs. St. Ben's - 2 p.m.

Monday, April 27, 2009
MTN - at St. Olaf - 3 p.m.

WTN - at St. Olaf - 3 p.m.
SB - at home vs. Bethel - 4 p.m. | Live Stats | Live Blog

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
BS - at home vs. St. John's - 2:30 p.m. | Live Stats | Live Blog