CMS Athletics Week in Review: November 17-23

Posted: November 24, 2014

Volleyball

The Athena volleyball team lost 3-2 to Wisconsin – Stevens Point in the quarterfinals of the national championship over the weekend. CMS battled to the very end, losing the fifth set 16-14. Margaux Arntson (CMC ’18) had another big day, with 25 kills for a .442 hitting percentage. Audrey Breitwieser (CMC ’16) added 18 kills and Nicole Kerkhof (CMC ’17) had 11. Breitwieser and Megan Coleman (CMC ’15) earned All-American Honorable Mention honors. The Athenas finish their season with a 27-7 record, the most wins in program history.

Cross Country

The Athena cross country team placed 10th at the NCAA Championships in Mason, Ohio. Sara Mostatabi (CMC ’15) was in the lead pack early in the race and finished with her best-ever national finish (61st – 22:55) in her fourth appearance in the championship race. Caroline Willian (CMC ’17) finished right behind Mostatabi in 62nd with a time of 22:55.8. Only 20.9 seconds separated the Athenas’ first and fifth runners, which was easily the lowest spread of any team in the race. The women’s finish was their third top-10 finish in the past four years.

Women’s Basketball

The Athena basketball team traveled to the Chicago area and went 0-2, losing to Wittenberg (74-71) and Wheaton (84-66). Kris Brackmann (CMC ’17) had a stellar weekend, recording 26 and 31 points for 57 combined in both games. Brackmann was named to the all-tournament team for her performance. Against Wittenberg, Quinn Glosniak (CMC ’17) snagged 10 rebounds for a team high over the weekend. CMS faces Augsburg and UC Santa Cruz in the upcoming Wells Classic on Nov. 28-29.

Women’s Swimming and Diving

The Athena swimming and diving team traveled to San Antonio, Tex. for a two day dual meet versus Trinity and overcame a late deficit for a 178-150 victory. Three Athenas won multiple individual events. Stephanie Doi (CMC ’17) won the 200 IM and 200 butterfly, with Kelly Ngo (CMC ’17) taking the 100 back and 200 breaststroke events. Lauren Rosenberger (CMC ’18) won the distance events, staking first place in both the 500 yard and 1000 yard freestyles. CMS returns to action on Saturday, Dec. 6 in a SCIAC double-dual meet vs. Chapman and Occidental at Axelrood Pool. Diving will begin at 10 a.m. and swimming at 11 a.m.

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