Tori Foster, Sports Editor 

The University of Missouri–St. Louis athletic teams had a pretty slow week for sports, but great things still happened.  

Men’s Golf 

Joel Sylven, sophomore, sports management, has been selected for the player of the week by the Great Lakes Valley Conference for men’s golf.  

Sylven is from Falkenburg, Sweden. He finished (74-68-71=213) T4th at the McDonough Cup in 82-player field. 

He helped UMSL to a 3rd-place finish (296-291-295-882) ahead of two other GLVC teams and attain their second-best score this fall but their second lowest 54-hole score of the season. Sylven earned a third top-five finish this season and this will be his second career Player of the Week award for the month of October.   

The last Tritons Player of the Week for men’s golf was Chris Ferris on Sept. 12, 2019.  

UMSL scores for the McDonough Cup:  

T4. Joel Sylven, sophomore, sports management (74-68-71 – 213) 

T29. Chris Ferris, senior, history, (76-73-76 – 225) 

T29. Michael Brothers, redshirt sophomore, supply chain management and international business (75-73-77 – 225) 

T37. Reilly Ahearn, junior, accounting (71-77-79 – 227) 

  1. Nick Hedberg, freshman, international business (81-82-71 – 234) 

Men’s Basketball 

The Tritons fell short to Eastern Illinois 66-51 in UMSL men’s basketball exhibition play. 

Yaakema Rose Jr. recorded 16 points and six rebounds. 

Jose Grubbs, junior, media studies, added seven points and five rebounds to Kenny Berry, redshirt junior, business, six points on a pair of three-pointers, four rebounds and two steals. 

The official season starts Friday, Nov. 8. 

Women’s Volleyball 

The No. 25 UMSL volleyball team (21-3, 6-3 GLVC) gained another win when they defeated Illinois Springfield 3-2.  

The Tritons set records were 25-19, 25-20, 19-25, 19-25, 15-13. 

Kylie Rudsinski, senior, biology, equaled a season-high 18 kills. Kaileen Herman, junior, marketing, (48 assists, 15 digs) and Charlotte Richards, sophomore, business, (14 kills, 10 digs) both had a double-double. Three-time Defensive Player of the Week Megan Woll, sophomore, criminology, finished with 22 digs. Alexa Rang, freshman, nursing, recorded four service aces. 

Men’s Swimming 

The No. 23 ranked Tritons won 10 events en route to team victories over William Jewell and Maryville on Friday, Oct. 25, in the Tritons’ home opener. UMSL defeated William Jewell, 148-62, and Maryville, 156-41. 

Keven Stahl, junior, civil engineering, won both the 500- and 1000-yard freestyle races to highlight action. 


Other first place finishes included: 

200-yard freestyle (Jon Osa, freshman, international business) 

50-yard freestyle (Aiden Clark, sophomore, computer science) 

400-yard IM (Sergio Santisteban, sophomore, mechanical engineering) 

100-yard freestyle (Gabo Jimenez, senior, civil engineering) 

200-yard backstroke (Guillem Masjuan Roca, freshman, international business) 

200-yard breaststroke (Ian Heye, sophomore, physics) 

Women’s Swimming 

The women’s swimming team defeated William Jewell and Maryville in its home opener on Friday, Oct. 25. The Tritons won four events. Franziska Hauptmann, freshman, engineering,   won the 200-yard backstroke and swam the opening leg of the winning 200-yard medley relay. 


Other first place finishers included Zara Konstapel, freshman, english, in the 200-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard freestyle relay. 

Women’s Soccer 

UMSL women’s soccer team (4-10-1, 4-8-1) played a scoreless game against Drury on Sunday, Oct. 27. 

The Tritons attempted to score but sadly there was no luck for both teams and the game was a draw. 

Prior to the game, UMSL seniors Bre Colombo, social work, Rose Crabtree, elementary education, Melanie Gubicya, nursing, Sarah Lyon, social work and psychology, and Brooke Merseal, business management, were recognized for their Triton careers. 

Men’s Soccer 

The Tritons (6-10, 4-9 GLVC) went into double overtime when they faced Drury.  

Tommy Naumann, freshman, business, scored first collegiate goal and put UMSL on the scoreboard.  

Magnus Andersen, senior, international business, took three shots, while Naumann finished with two. 

The Tritons was on a three-day game streak but finished 1-2 when they played Drury.