The Gustavian Weekly

Sports & Fitness

Senior Spotlight – Chad Poppen

A 6’3” Wing, Chad Poppen is a product of St. Peter High School. Although he’d love to earn a birth in the national tournament this year, Poppen is first and foremost committed to the daily grind of becoming a better team.

Q: What are your personal goals for the season? A: My goals for the season are ones focused on the success of the team. Bringing a MIAC regular season and playoff title home are something the team has strived for […]

Gymnastics: Guts, Gold and Glory

Three Gustavus gymnasts showcase some high flying antics on the bars at the Third Annual Alumni Meet on Nov. 21. Alex Kopp (left) ranked thirteenth all-around in the nation last year and this year aims to place in the top ten, as well as leading her team to win a meet and bring the program back to the glory days.

This year, the Gustavus Gymnastics team is on a mission. Their first goal is to win a meet. Second off, they want a team score of 185.0. Lastly, the team wants to continue progressing as a program to become successful […]

Ups and Downs for Women’s Hockey

First-year goalie Amanda DiNella covers up an Auggie shot as first-year Laine Fischer and sophomore Laura Johnson watch from their defensive positions. Young players have made a crucial impact this year for the Gusties.

This season has been a bit of a work in progress thus far for the Gustavus Women’s Hockey team. The team currently holds an overall record of three wins, four losses, and three ties, with two wins, two losses, and […]

Haugen Brings Home Some Hardware: Wins Gustavus’ first MIAC Coach-of-the-Year award in football since 1987

Coach Haugen showcases his speed as he leads his team out of the tunnel. He received the MIAC Football Coach-of-the-Year award after his team posted a 7-3 record (5-3 MIAC). Haugen just wrapped up his seventh season as head coach of the Gusties, and previously was the head coach of Washburn High School in Minneapolis for fifteen years. He was a three-sport athlete at Bethel.

Gustavus Football walked away from this season with not only seven wins for the first time since 2001, but also its first MIAC Coach-of-the-Year award since 1987. Head coach Peter Haugen was a co-recipient of the award this year along […]

Senior Spotlight – Darren Lapic

Darren Lapic needs to be black and white

Q: What are your expectations for the season? A: The expectation for the season is the same every year, win the MIAC playoff championship. That should never change knowing the rich history of Gustavus Hockey. We lost several key players […]

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

A team of athletic training students goes absolutely nuts during a Gustie touchdown at a football game. Gustavus’ certified athletic trainers and athletic training students do a lot of behind the scenes work that helps all athletes stay healthy and sports run smoothly.

At Gustavus, athletics have always been a source of pride. While the athletes bask in the glory, a secret force lurks in the shadows. Silent guardians, watchful protectors, dark knights. Athletic training students. Rising early and retiring late, these silent […]

Swim & Dive Making a Splash

A Gustavus Swimmer jumps into the pool during a leg of a relay in the “Race for Grace” on Nov. 21st. The Women’s team is looking to repeat as MIAC champions, as the Men’s team looks for a piece of the action.

The Gustavus Men and Women’s Swim & Dive teams are off to a good start this season. The success is largely due to many different things. Some of the things leading to this success includes leadership from the upperclassmen, great […]

Women’s Basketball Working Hard: Team looks to improve in the face of rule changes

Sophomore Guard Mikayla Miller looks to make a pass in a contest last season. Miller was the only first-year to be named to the MIAC All-Conference team last season. Her 31 against Carleton ranks fourth all-time among Gustavus women. This year Miller and the rest of the team look to make a MIAC title run.

On Monday, Nov. 16, the Gustavus women’s basketball team began their season with a win against Martin Luther College. The team started off shaky at first, leaving the first-half with a score of 36-35. However, the ladies picked up their […]

Football Gets to Seven Wins for the First Time since 2001

Senior quarterback Mitch Hendricks (3) scans the field pre-snap against Concordia-Moorhead. Hendricks encompassed 8,410 passing yards over his career, as well as 77 career passing touchdowns, a school record. In addition, Hendricks holds every single season passing record. Also pictured (from left) are Jake Schmitz, Joe Theiler, Karim Ortiz and Marcus Kelly. The team went 7-3 this season.

This past Saturday, the Gustavus football season concluded with a loss to the University of St. Thomas, who are currently ranked 4th in the nation according to Despite the loss, the Gusties had a rather successful season. The team […]

Senior Spotlight – Chris Narum

Narum is a senior guard from Eagan, Minnesota who attended Eastview high school. He is a health fitness major. Narum and the rest of the team expect to win games in the postseason this year, and are working hard fot that opportunity.

Q: What are your expectations for the season? A: Our expectation is to put ourselves in a situation to have success in postseason play. We believe in our team and by staying focused on the process we will be in […]