Cardinal sports by the numbers – Sept. 14

— By Donny Nadeau,

Sports Information Director —

WINONA, Minn. — It’s Monday morning, and time to take one final look back at the highlights of the week that was — by the numbers.

2: Two was the theme of the day for Saint Mary’s top award-winners at last Friday’s Cardinal ‘M’ Club Awards Ceremony, as Ben Buerkle (Roseville, Minn.) was named the Outstanding Male Athlete for the second year in a row, while Aaron Haley (Plainview, Minn.) Katie Stolz (Forest Lake, Minn.) each won their second straight Outstanding Male and Female Scholar-Athlete honors. And not to be left out, the Outstanding Female Athlete was two-sport standout Macki Fadness (Eau Claire, Wis.).

2: Jim Dreshar (Hugo, Minn.) scored his second goal of the season in the Cardinal men’s soccer team’s 3-1 nonconference loss to Luther last Wednesday. Dreshar is one of three Cardinals with a team-leading two goals, while also sharing the team’s points lead (5) with Andrew Jaworski (Racine, Wis.)

2, 3: The Stanley Cup made its second appearance on the Saint Mary’s campus in the last three years when Blackhawks’ President and CEO John McDonough ‘75—joined by two fellow Saint Mary’s alumni, Adam Gill ’08 and Eric Lear ‘08—brought Lord Stanley “home” last Thursday. More than 800 people came to campus to get a photo taken with the Stanley Cup.

John McDonough and Brother William hoist the Stanley Cup

John McDonough ’75 and Brother William hoist the Stanley Cup together. Read more.
Photo by Deborah Nahrgang

3: The Cardinal ‘M’ Club inducted three new members into the Saint Mary’s Sports Hall of Fame last Friday—Missy (Westergren ’02) Kuntz and Missie Meemken ’03, and Corby Manes. Kuntz and Meemken were the first two women’s hockey players inducted into the Hall, while Manes became the 19th men’s hockey player to be inducted.

3: Jim Dreshar (Hugo, Minn.) scored his second goal of the season for the Saint Mary’s men’s soccer team against Luther last Wednesday off an assist from Andrew Jaworski (Racine, Wis.). Dreshar has now recorded at least one point in three of the team’s four games, while Jaworski has posted assists in three of the Cardinals’ four contests.

4: Emily Loof (Colorado Springs, Colo.) had an assist on both goals in the Saint Mary’s women’s soccer team’s 2-1 win over Carroll last Saturday. It was Loof’s fourth career multiple-point game—and her first two-assist game.

4: With his 75-71 effort at the 36-hole Carthage/Tim Kopeka Invitational last weekend, Brett Jackson has now fired four straight rounds of 75 or better for the Cardinal men’s golf team.

5: Emma Schaefer (Roseville, Minn.) and Janis Martinez (Las Vegas, Nev.) scored the Cardinal women’s soccer team’s two goals in Saint Mary’s 2-1 win over Carroll last Saturday. Schaefer and Martinez have now accounted for five of the team’s six goals.

9: Aubrie Cornell (Columbia, Mo.) made a season-high nine saves in the Cardinal women’s soccer team’s 2-1 win over Carroll last Saturday.

18: Alex Peterson (Harmony, Minn.) and Macki Fadness recorded a season-high 18 kills for the Cardinal volleyball team at the Loras Invitational last weekend. Peterson’s 18 kills came vs. UW-Platteville on Friday, while Fadness equaled that feat against UW-Stout a day later.

28: Brittney Hanson (Janesville, Iowa) dished out a season-high 28 assists for the Cardinal volleyball team vs. Loras last Friday. Hanson has now eclipsed the 20-assist mark four times this season.

54: Fadness finished with a team-leading 54 kills and hit .350 in leading the Cardinal volleyball team to a 3-1 showing at the Loras Invitational last weekend—and earning the senior right-side her second All-Tournament honor of the season.

64: Jenna Sullivan (Woodbury, Minn.) earned All-Tournament honors at the Loras Invitational last weekend, posting 36 kills and a team-best 64 digs in helping the Saint Mary’s volleyball team to a 3-1 showing.

71: Blake Westerberg (Red Wing, Minn.) and Brett Jackson (Edmonton, Alberta) carded career-best even-par 71s to pace the Saint Mary’s men’s golf team during the Carthage/Tim Kopka Invitational last weekend. Westerberg fired his 71 during the opening round, while Jackson equaled that mark during the second day of the 36-hole tournament.

83: Kaitlin Kling (LeRoy, Minn.) posted the Cardinal women’s golf team’s low round of the season during the opening round of the Wartburg Invitational last Saturday, carding a career-best 83. The 83 was two shots better than her previous best—Kling shot back-to-back 85s during the Saint Benedict Invitational on Sept. 5-6.

Donny Nadeau is the Sports Information Director for Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Visit his website for daily Cardinal sports updates.

Author: The Cardinal

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