Cardinal sports by the numbers – Nov. 9

— 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.

1: Landon Farrell (Rochester, Minn.) scored his first collegiate goal in the Saint Mary’s men’s hockey team’s 4-2 win over 10th-ranked UW-River Falls last Saturday.

2 x 2: Kellen Wassel (Edmonds, Wash.) picked up assists on two of the Cardinal men’s hockey team’s three goals vs. UW-Eau Claire on Nov. 6, while Mike Amelio (Venetia, Pa.) had a pair of helpers vs. UW-River Falls a day later.

3: The Saint Mary’s volleyball team boasted three players—Lex Krogstad (Chicago, Ill.), Macki Fadness (Eau Claire, Wis.), and Molly Urban (Roseville, Minn.)—on the All-MIAC First-Team, announced by the conference office last Wednesday. It was the second straight first-team honor for Krogstad, while Fadness and Urban were named to the team for the first time.

3: Jay Heinle (York, Pa.) scored a goal in both games for the Saint Mary’s men’s hockey team last weekend, extending his goal-scoring streak to three straight games.

3: Joe Tonda (St. Paul, Minn.)—kicking off his final collegiate season—and Lucas Rukavina (Winona, Minn.)—making his collegiate debut—each posted three top-10 finishes in leading the Cardinal men’s swimming and diving team to a fourth-place finish at the Hamline Invitational last Saturday.

3/4: Ailie Davidson (Duluth, Minn.) recorded third- and fourth-place showings in her first collegiate diving events to pace the Cardinal women’s swimming and diving team to a sixth-place showing at the Hamline Invitational last Saturday. Davidson totaled 182.45 points in placing third in the one-meter diving competition, while adding 175.15 points en route to fourth-place finish in the three-meter.

3/5/6: Lucas Rukavina (Winona, Minn.) Rukavina made quite an impression in his first meet as a member of the Cardinal men’s swimming and diving team, placing third in the 100 butterfly with a time of 57.20. The Saint Mary’s freshman added a fifth in the 200 freestyle (1:56.68) and a sixth in the 500 freestyle (5:29.77).

4: With last Wednesday’s all-conference announcement, senior Macki Fadness (Eau Claire, Wis.) has now earned four First-Team All-MIAC honors in her collegiate career—one as a member of the Cardinal volleyball team and three while playing with the Saint Mary’s women’s hockey team.

4: Lex Krogstad (Chicago, Ill.) finished her senior year as a member of the Cardinal volleyball team with 509 digs—marking the fourth consecutive season she has eclipsed the 500-dig plateau. Krogstad closed out her collegiate career ranking second all-time in career digs with 2,112.

6: The Cardinal men’s hockey team’s seven goals last weekend came from six different players—Jay Heinle (York, Pa.) scored against both UW-Eau Claire and UW-River Falls, while Jared Johnson (Hartland, Wis.), and Bob Kinne (St. Paul, Minn.) also found the back of the net against UW-Eau Claire, while Chad Cesarz (Jackson, Mich.), Nick Albergo (Elmhurst, Wis.), and Landon Farrell (Rochester, Minn.) also scored vs. UW-River Falls.

7: Tayler MacVey (Dodge Center, Minn.) posted her team-leading sixth and seventh double-doubles of the season in the Cardinal volleyball team’s two MIAC Playoff matches last week—tallying 15 assists and 13 digs against Concordia, and 12 assists and 11 digs against Gustavus.

8/10: The Cardinal men’s hockey team’s win and tie last weekend both came against nationally ranked teams—UW-Eau Claire (T, 3-3) was ranked No. 8 and UW-River Falls (W, 4-2) was No. 10 in the Poll.

10: The Saint Mary’s volleyball team has now appearance in the MIAC Playoffs 10 times—reaching the tournament semifinals each of the last three seasons—in the 15 years since the conference adopted the single-elimination format.

20: With their 3-0 win over Concordia in the MIAC Playoff quarterfinals last Tuesday, the Cardinals reached 20 wins for the third straight season—and the eighth time under coach Mike Lester.

53: Phil Heinle (York, Pa.) made 53 saves in two starts for the Cardinal men’s hockey team last weekend—including a season-high 29 stops against UW-Eau Claire last Friday. Heinle has now made 75 saves in three starts this season.



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