2008-09 Cobber Athletics Newsletter
May 6, 2009

Picture of the Week: Concordia second baseman Joey Troxell is wide eyed as he flips the ball to shortstop Jake Krause to start a double play in the Cobbers' doubleheader with Carleton on Tuesday.


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May 6, 2009

Top Note
Baseball
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Concordia senior catcher Kyle Johnson (Cambridge, Minn./Cambridge-Isanti HS) signed a pro contract with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks of the Northern League it was announced by the club on Wednesday.Johnson is coming off a season in which he set a school record for home runs in a season and tied an MIAC record for homers in a conference season. Johnson had 14 overall HR's and clubbed 10 long balls against league opponents.


Baseball (15-18/8-12 MIAC - Swept by UND L 11-12/L 7-11;

Split with Augsburg L 2-10/W 9-8; Swept by Carleton L 4-5/L 6-7)

- Concordia senior catcher Kyle Johnson (Cambridge, Minn./Cambridge-Isanti HS) signed a pro contract with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks of the Northern League it was announced by the club on Wednesday.Johnson is coming off a season in which he set a school record for home runs in a season and tied an MIAC record for homers in a conference season. Johnson had 14 overall HR's and clubbed 10 long balls against league opponents.

- Johnson tied the MIAC record for home runs in a single conference season. He finished the year with 10 HR's against league opponents. He also broke the school record for home runs in a single season. Johnson clouted his 12th HR of the year against St. John’s to break the old mark of 11 set by Ryan Hebrink in 2004. Johnson finished the season with 14 long balls.

- Concordia senior pitcher/first baseman Scott Schumacher (Thompson, N.D.) finished the season with a career-best 17-game hitting streak. That is the third longest hitting streak in program history. Schumacher led the team in hitting in 2009 with .423 average - the fourth highest in the past 15 seasons.

- Concordia hit 42 home runs this season and finished with a .326 average. The Cobbers broke the school record for HR’s in a single season and were the first team in school history to hit 40 long balls in one year. They had seven players with at least three homers on the season.


Fastpitch Softball (14-22/9-13 MIAC - End of Season)

- Cobber freshman pitcher Kesley Jones (Billings, Mont./Billings West HS) set a new school record for strikeouts in a single season. Jones finished the year with 152 strikeouts breaking the old mark of 141 set by Erin Gunderson in 2000.

- Jones led the MIAC in strikeouts in conference games. She finished the year with 103 K’s in the team’s 22 league games. She also led the league in innings pitched with 109.1.

- Concordia junior outfielder Emily Jensen (Benson, Minn.) finished the year by being ranked in the top 15 in the conference in 11 statistical categories in league play. She tied for the MIAC lead in triples and was eighth in total bases. Jensen led the team in hitting with a .387 average. She seven triples and four home runs on the year but did not have a single double.


Men's Tennis (6-9/2-7 MIAC - End of Season)


Women's Tennis (13-7/5-5 MIAC - lost to St. Olaf 1-8 - MIAC Quarterfinals)

- Concordia had three players finish the season with at least 10 singles wins. That is the second most in program history. Andrea Rognlien (Fr., Fargo, N.D./Oak Grove HS) and Ayah Kamel (So., Fargo, N.D./Fargo South HS) led the team in wins with 12 and freshman Katie Edin (Staples, Minn./Staples-Motley HS) ended the year with 10 singles victories.

- As a team Concordia won 13 matches and advanced to the MIAC playoff tournament for the first time in program history. The 13 team wins is the second most in school history, two behind the 1990 team that went 16-6.

- Concordia’s No.2 doubles tandem of Kamel and Ashley Leister (Sr., Thief River Falls, Minn./Lincoln HS) led the team in doubles victories with 12. That is the most wins by a Cobber doubles team since the 1992 season.


Men's Track & Field (MIAC Decathlon; Competed at the Ron Masanz Inv.)

- Concordia senior multi-event athlete Paul Westmark (Appleton, Wis.) finished second at the MIAC decathlon last weekend. He finished with a national provisional qualifying score of 6,397 points. That total is currently the ninth best mark in the country.

- Tom Flynn (Sr., Shelby, Mont.) is ranked third in the conference in the javelin heading into the championship meet. He is currently rounding into top form as his current season best of 173-07.00 came at last weekend’s meet at MSU Moorhead.

- Concordia is seeded fifth in the conference heading into the MIAC Championship Meet. The Cobbers will be looking to post their first top five finish at an outdoor conference championship meet since 2001.


Women's Track & Field (MIAC Heptathlon; Ron Masanz Invite Results)

- Leah Kay (Jr., Dassel, Minn./Dassel-Cokato HS) provisionally qualified for nationals in the heptathlon at the recently completed MIAC heptathlon. Kay finished second with a total of 4,489 points. That is currently the seventh best score in the nation. During the conference heptathlon Kay set personal record in the 100-meter hurdles and the shot put.

- Emily Davis (So., Litchfield, Minn.) posted the fifth best distance in program history in the hammer throw at the Ron Masanz Invite hosted by MSU Moorhead on Saturday. Davis’ mark of 151-09.00 is the second farthest in the MIAC this year and only eight inches shy of the national provisional mark.

- Senior Kristina Bruns (Eagan, Minn.) also posted a program top 10 mark at the Ron Masanz Invite. She uncorked a jump of 35-09.50 in the triple jump which is the seventh farthest in school history. That mark places her second in the MIAC heading into the conference meet.

This Week's Cobber Athletic Calendar

Friday, May 8, 2009
MTR - at MIAC Championship Meet at Carleton - 1 p.m.

WTR - at MIAC Championship Meet at Carleton - 1 p.m.

Saturday, May 9, 2009
MTR - at MIAC Championship Meet at Carleton - 11 a.m.

WTR - at MIAC Championship Meet at Carleton - 11 a.m.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
MTR - at UW-La Crosse Open - 4 p.m.

WTR - at UW-La Crosse Open - 4 p.m.