Tori Foster, Sports Editor
The University of Missouri–St. Louis athletic teams had an excellent week for sports and many great things happened.
UMSL 2020 Hall of Fame
UMSL Department of Athletics has announced the Class of 2020 inductees to the UMSL Sports Hall of Fame last Tuesday.
JOE ATKISSON – Men’s Golf (2010-14)
SHWETA GALANDE – Women’s Golf (2009-13)
RUTH HARKER – Women’s Soccer (1982-85)
DONNIE JOLLIFF – Baseball (1991-94)
HANNAH PERRYMAN – Softball (2013-16)
2015 SOFTBALL TEAM coached by Brian Levin
This year’s induction ceremony and banquet will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020, at the St. Louis Union Station Grand Hall. The inductees will also be introduced at halftime of the UMSL men’s basketball game on Saturday, February 22, 2020, against Rockhurst.
Last Wednesday the NCAA ranked UMSL third of the Midwest Region for Division II volleyball.
The top-eight teams in the final rankings will earn a bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament. The Midwest Region is comprised of teams from the GLVC, the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.
The Tritons are 23-3 overall, including 8-3 in the GLVC Tournament. They moved up in ranking to No. 23 nationally in the AVCA DII Top 25.
UMSL suffered a 70-56 loss at NCAA DI Southeast Missouri State in the Tritons’ lone exhibition game of the season.
Alex LaPorta, junior, business, led UMSL with 15 points.
Danielle Berry, junior, nursing, and Laura Szorenyi,business administration, grad student, added 12 points each. Kiara Stewart, sophomore, business marketing, pulled down 10 rebounds.
UMSL (5-11-1, 5-9-1 GLVC) finished its 2019 season last Sunday with a 2-1 win at Quincy.
Both Triton goals came in the second half as they rallied back for the victory after the Hawks scored with 15 seconds remaining in the first half.
Freshman Courtney Schreiber, nursing, notched the equalizer in the 65th minute for her third goal of the season off a pass from junior Sarah Lyon, redshirt junior, social work and psychology.
The game-winner was an own goal in the 73rd minute.
Quincy out-shot UMSL, 10-7, including 5-3, in shots on goal.
Magnus Andersen, senior, international business, has been named to the 2019 Academic All-District Men’s Soccer Team as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Andersen was one of 12 student-athletes named to the District 4 team.
He is one of four co-leaders in goals scored in the GLVC with 11, which also ties the 10th most scores by an UMSL player in a single season. Of his goals scored, three were game-winners, while Andersen was also 3-for-3 on penalty kicks. Andersen added two assists for a total of 24 points.
To be eligible for nomination to the Academic All-District Team, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore in academic standing with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA and must be a starter or an important reserve. Andersen is now eligible to be selected to the Academic All-America Team, which will be announced on Dec. 4.