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…)
As the SJU Swim & Dive team tapers, they have one meet left before the MIAC Championships.
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CSB/SJU Swim and Dive teams are all smiles after their Alumni Meet on Oct. 28, which is a friendly competition against alums before the season begins.
By Matt Captain
SJU Swim and Dive is having yet another strong season this year.
The team opened the season with two consecutive sweeps. The Hamline Invitational marked its opening meet where they beat Hamline, Macalester and St. Mary’s handily with 397 points, while the next team finished with 317 points.
The Johnnies continued their fresh start at the Macalester Invitational as they crushed Macalester, Iowa Lakes Community College and St. Mary’s with 544.6 points, as the next closest team barely touched them with 356.5 points.
The Johnnies lost their winning streak as they fell to St. Thomas, 170-69.
After losing to St. Thomas in the dual, the team rebounded with a victory at Hamline 155-131.
SJU found themselves finishing second place behind St. Thomas at their rivals’ home meet, while beating St. Olaf and Macalester.
On Saturday, Jan. 20, the Johnnies fell to Carleton, 154-126. (more…)
By Drew Schoenbauer
PHOTO COURTESY OF CSB ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS
Senior Kenzie Young, CSB Athlete of the Week, takes on Carleton in the butterfly on Saturday, Jan. 20. The CSB team has one meet until the MIAC Championships in Minneapolis from Feb. 15-17.
The CSB Swim and Dive team look towards the finish line of the season with great hope. In the last five years, the Blazers have placed top-five in the MIAC three times. The team is currently sitting at a 2-2 duel record with two more first place finishes at invites. Head Coach Daniel Eckberg, who is in his fifth year of coaching at CSB, had some positive things to say about the 2017-2018 season.
“This season has progressed much like other seasons. We have a shift in leadership each year and this year our captains worked really hard in the off-season to prepare themselves to be strong leaders,” Eckberg said via email. Overall I am impressed with everyone on the team, they have welcomed challenges and really have grown into a strong united team.” (more…)
The Record Staff
Hockey fans are used to seeing five-on-three player advantages, but many basketball fans saw it for the first time last Saturday Nov. 25. (more…)