CMS Athletics Week in Review: November 10-16

Posted: November 18, 2014

Volleyball

National Regional Champions!

The Athena volleyball team earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament Regional and beat Mary Hardin-Baylor (3-2), Colorado College (3-2) and Trinity (3-1) en route to a Regional Championship. By winning the regional, CMS punched its ticket to be in the final eight of the NCAA Tournament in Newport News, Va. During the three matches, Audrey Breitwieser (CMC ’16) led the team with 56 kills with Margaux Arntson (CMC ’18) just behind her with 53 and an impressive .327 hitting percentage. Clara Madsen (CMC ’18) and Tanner Hoke (CMC ’16) had 92 and 83 assists respectively. Megan Coleman (CMC ’15) superseded her previous 6.10 digs per set average with 8.29 during the regional and was selected as the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Joining the senior libero on the All-Tournament Team were Breitwieser and Regina Mullen (CMC ’15). The Athenas face Wisconsin – Stevens Point in the quarterfinals of the national championship on Friday, Nov. 21 at 9:30 a.m. PST. WATCH LIVE HERE.

Cross Country

NCAA Championships Qualifier!

The Athena cross country team placed second at the NCAA West Regional in Salem, Ore., and qualified for is 17th NCAA Championships appearance. All seven Athena runners earned All-Region honors. Bryn McKillop (SCR ’18) finished first for the team for the first time in her young career with a fifth-place finish. Sara Mostatabi (CMC ’15) was sixth, Caroline Willian (CMC ’17) 10th, Carmen Mejia (SCR ’17) 16th, Jen Lehr (SCR ’17) 17th, Taia Wu (SCR ’15) 19th, and Kaitlyn Spees (SCR ’15) 22nd. Wilmington College in Mason, Ohio, will host the event. The women’s race is slated to begin at 9:30 a.m. PST on Nov. 22. WATCH LIVE HERE.

Basketball

The Athena basketball team opened its season with a 63-44 win over Pacific Lutheran. The Athenas scored the first six points of the game and never relinquished the lead as senior Kimberly Scamman (CMC ’15) and freshman Kailee Severt (CMC ’18) each scored 12 points. Claire Donnelly (CMC ’17) led the team with nine rebounds. CMS is 1-0 and next travels to the Chicago area to play Wittenberg on Nov. 21 and Wheaton on Nov. 22.

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