Baker loses pair
in tournament play
Brandon McDonnell, sophomore from Topeka, led Baker with 18 points, five assists and three steals in a 99-68 loss to Briar Cliff College on Saturday in the Briar Cliff Classic. McDonnell made three of five three-point attempts and seven of eight free throws. Brandon Scarborough, senior from Kansas City, Mo., added 10 points.
Aaron Schwerman, senior from Beloit, had 13 points and nine rebounds in Baker's 87-73 loss to Cardinal Stritch College in the first round of the Classic on Saturday. Lee Driver, junior from Williamsburg, added 12 points. Adam Glenn, junior from Topeka, had 11 points.
FOOTBALL Defensive captains William Harris, senior from Kansas City, Mo., and Mickey Ramsey, senior from Garden City, were selected to the All-Heart of America Athletic Conference First Team. Ramsey, a linebacker, broke his own school record for tackles in a season with 142 this year. He also had 87 solo tackles, 23 tackles for a loss, seven sacks and two forced fumbles. Harris, a defensive lineman, had 60 tackles and tied for the team lead in sacks with eight. He also had two forced fumbles, two fumble recovers, two
blocked kicks and an interception.
Scott Rieger, senior tight end from Arnold, Mo., Eric Moore, senior linebacker from Independence, Mo., and Marcel Matthews, senior punter from Fresno, Calif., were named the conference's second-team. Rieger had 13 catches for 209 yards and a touchdown in nine games. Moore doubled the school record for blocked kicks in a season by blocking 10. He was second on the team in tackles with 73 and led the team with three forced fumbles. Moore also scored on a safety and was named conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 29 and Oct. 27. Matthews had a 39.5-yard punting average on 76 punts, and dropped 18 kicks within the 20-yard line.
He was named conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 22.
Richard Simms, sophomore offensive lineman from West Covina, Calif., Mark Miller, junior defensive lineman from Hannibal, Mo., and Matt Tripplett, junior cornerback from St. Louis, Mo., were named to the third team. Miller was third on the team in tackles with 65 and tied for the team high in sacks with eight. Tripplett was fourth in tackles with 63, including 51 solo tackles, and led the team with 23
pass deflections and five interceptions. He returned three of the interceptions for touchdowns.
WOMENS SOCCER Five Wildcats were named All-Heart of America Athletic Conference. Eugenia Rogers, freshman from Olathe, was selected as a first-team forward after leading Baker with five assists and scoring 11 goals. Kathy Sobba, senior from Overland Park, was named first-team midfielder and was a Baker team captain. Also selected to the first team was defender Tracee Watts, senior from Wichita. Meghan Braun, junior from Prairie Village, was named second-team forward and led Baker with 12 goals. Jen Weigel, junior from Kansas City, was named second-team midfielder.
Baker's Kirk earns
Baker University's Liesel Kirk, senior from Topeka, was named All-American for the second year in a row with a 13th-place finish with a time of 18:38 at the NAIA National Cross Country Championships in Kenosha, Wisc. Kirk qualified for nationals all four years of her college career and is the five-kilometer record holder.
Jenny Schultz, junior from Sun City, Ariz., finished 44th with a time of 19:13. Matt Hallauer, sophomore from Holton, finished 100th with a time of 27:05. Hallauer was the first Baker male since Ryan Strong in 1998 to run at the national meet.
Men's Soccer Kelly Wolverton, junior from Wichita, was named Defensive Player of the Year by the Heart of America Athletic Conference for the second consecutive year. Wolverton was joined by three other Wildcats on the first team. Also named were Blake Reynolds, junior from Bellevue, Wash., Luke Parrott, freshman from Olathe, and Barry Cummings, sophomore from Glasgow, Scotland.
Baker University's Emilee Hoffner, senior from Ault, Colo., was named Heart of America Athletic Conference Player of the Year. Hoffner, a setter, led the conference in assists per game and was named Setter of the Week every week for the first four weeks of the season. Outside hitter Jackie Sommer, senior from Bixby, Okla., was also named first team. Sommer was third in the conference in aces per game and sixth in digs per game.
Defensive specialist Elaine Meyer, sophomore from Wichita, was named to the second team. Meyer was second in the conference in digs per game. Outside hitter Sarah Osterhaus, junior from Kansas City, Mo., was named honorable mention along with middle hitter Renee Sudduth, senior from Topeka. Osterhaus was 11th in the conference in digs per game.