By Brandon Spratt
Carol Agnes came to St. Ben’s with a vision, and 45 years later a thriving athletic department stands to show for it.
Agnes, CSB’s first athletic director, received a Breaking Barriers award at the 32nd annual Minnesota Girls and Women in Sports Day on Wednesday, Feb. 7 in St. Paul at the Minnesota History Center.
“Many of the women who have received it in the past have been people I’ve looked up to,” Agnes said. “To stand among them is just absolutely overwhelming.”
St. Ben’s is able to nominate one candidate each year for the award. (more…)
By Brandon Spratt
Two Johnnies hit the mats last Saturday at the North Country Open, but they had very different routes to get there.
St. John’s sophomore wrestler Noah Becker is in the midst of another fine season with a 19-8 record on the year. St. John’s senior Jack Edberg, on the other hand, was competing in his first tournament in nearly three years.
Edberg competed on the wrestling team during his freshman year, but quit after the season.
“I was just burnt out,” Edberg said.
However, over winter break Edberg and his friend Chase Monger flirted with the idea of entering one final tournament together. (more…)
By Drew Schoenbauer
This weekend, arguably the biggest football event in the world is coming to none other than the great northern state of Minnesota.
Unfortunately, the Vikings missed making it after a 38-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. As tough as that was, there are a few students from the CSB/SJU community that still have a lot to look forward to.
Mason DeMorett, a senior economics major, is one of four students who will be volunteering at US Bank Stadium this coming Sunday at Super Bowl LII.
“I am very excited to have this opportunity,” DeMorett said via email. “The Super Bowl is, in my opinion, the biggest sporting event of the whole year, and getting to be a part of it is something I will always remember. Even though the Vikings did not make it, I will always carry this memory with me.” (more…)
By Megan Dierberger
After placing in the top half of teams in the Open Pom and Open Jazz National Semifinals, the St. Ben’s Dance Team advanced to the finals on Sunday Jan. 14 at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in
Orlando, Fla. The CSB dance team finished third in pom and sixth in jazz to cap off a successful season. It was a big improvement from their showing just a year ago, as CSB placed ninth in open pom and 14th in open jazz.
The strong performance at Nationals checked off every preseason goal.
“You literally have the two minutes and you control what you do out on the stage,” head coach Anne Sumangil ’99 said. “And then you have to walk off and hope that the dance and the content will score higher than the other teams.” (more…)
Johnnies riding 13-game winning streak to start MIAC play 11-0, including 77-62 win over St. Thomas in Collegeville last Saturday. The No. 6 ranking is one of the highest in school history.
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The Johnnies opened the 2017-18 MIAC season with a win over Bethel in early December. SJU has not lost since en route to an 11-0 start in conference play. SJU beat St. Thomas 77-62 last Saturday.
By Jack Wozniak
There were very few empty seats in Sexton Arena this past weekend when St. Thomas came to Collegeville for the Johnnie/Tommie Basketball game. Reserved Tickets had been sold out since Thursday, Jan. 19, and General Admission seats were filled to maximum capacity.
St. Thomas came hoping to avenge last season’s thrilling Johnnie playoff win that ended the top seeded Tommies’ season. The Johnnies headed into the game riding an 11-game winning streak and boasting a perfect conference record. (more…)