The Gustavian Weekly

Sports & Fitness

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 […]

Cross Country crosses finish line strong

A pack of women Cross Country runners fights off exhaustion to the finish. The women placed 11th ot of  30 teams at the NCAA Central Region Meet on Nov. 14th. The men placed 6th out of 29 teams.

Both the Gustavus Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams competed at the NCAA Central Region Meet on Saturday, Nov. 14 down at Central College in Pella, Iowa. Neither team had individuals qualify for the National Tournament but the race was […]

Men’s Basketball is Ready for Tip-Off

The Gustavus Men’s Basketball team starts their season on Saturday, Nov. 14 against the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. This year the team is lead by four senior captains: Gary Cooper, Brian Jacobs, Chad Poppen and Chris Narum. Last year the […]

Women’s Soccer to Face No. 6 Wheaton

Emily Odermatt kicks the ball up the field. Odermatt has found the net three times this year, which is unusual for a defender. She will play a key part in keeping the young defensive line together when the team travels to Whitewater for the NCAA Regional Tournament this weekend.

Last Saturday was a good day to be a Gustie, largely in part to the success of the Gustavus Women’s Soccer team, who captured their first ever MIAC playoff title with a 1-0 victory over St. Thomas. Not only was […]

Volleyball sweeps MIAC, breaks school record

First-year setter Nora Holtan celebrates with her teammates. Holtan has had an incredible rookie season. Last week, she was inducted to the All-Conference team and named the MIAC-Rookie-of-the-Year. Prior to those individual honors, she had already been named the MIAC-Setter-of-the-Week twice throughout the season.

The Gustavus Volleyball team played their first playoff match of the post-season against Saint Mary’s University on Thursday, Nov. 5. This issue was printed before the known match results. The Gusties made it to the playoffs by sweeping the conference, […]

Women’s hockey takes home ice

The Gustavus Women’s Hockey team will hope to bounce back from their surprising exit from the MIAC playoffs last season. This year, the team boasts a large First-year squad that hopes to make impact. As the team lost a range significant players last year, such as Carolyn Draayer and Courtney Boucher, the team will have to rely on some new force to continue being the powerhouse they have been for the past seasons.

The Gustavus Women’s Hockey team kicked off their season this week. The team is twenty-five women strong and hoping to be even more successful than last season. Mike Carroll is going into his 17th year as the Women’s Hockey Head […]

Wild fans believe Dubnyk is key

Since the cancelled season in 2004-05 due to the lockout, teams of the Western Conference have won the Stanley Cup 7 out of 10 times. In all match-ups where a Western Conference team has not won (Hurricanes ‘06, Penguins ‘09 and Bruins ‘11), the series went to a game 7.

Last year, the Minnesota Wild had one of the strongest regular season finishes in the league. The team went from being down and out after the first half of the season, to clinching a wild card to the playoffs with […]

Men’s Hockey Begins Tryouts

The Men’s Hockey team will hit the ice in the Don Roberts Ice Rink on Monday, Oct. 19. The team hopes to come back from a rough season, in which they missed the playoffs.

Last season, the Men’s Hockey team did not make it to playoffs after they fell to Bethel. Their record did not meet their standards, tying in 7 of their 25 games. Many of their star players suffered injuries that took […]