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Women's basketball continues to strengthen roster with six new additions

WINFIELD, Kan. - The Southwestern College women's basketball team has announced six new additions to their 2019 class, five of which hail from the state of Texas. The six new commits make it 12 total added to the program for the 2019-20 season, with the coach staff expecting to add a few more before it is all said and done. For information of recent additions to the 2019 roster, click HERE. Southwestern College is excited to continue to add talent of out Texas, starting with Gabby Murchison fr

Jake Conrad selected to lead volleyball program

WINFIELD, Kan. - Southwestern College athletic director Mike McCoy has hired Gerald "Jake" Conrad as the next head coach of the Moundbuilders volleyball program. Coach Conrad hails from Oak Creek, Wisconsin and has a strong background in volleyball as well as psychology. He brings several years of experienced coaching from McHenry County College, Marquette University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and most recently Wichita State University. Over the past 12 years Jake has achieved excepti

Eddie Ortiz named head coach of Southwestern College track & field

WINFIELD, Kan. - Southwestern College athletic director Mike McCoy has hired Eddie Ortiz as the school's new head coach of the men's and women's track & field programs. Coach Edward Ortiz arrives at Southwestern College from Texas Lutheran University, where he joined the athletics coaching staff in the summer of 2018. He served as an assistant coach for men's and women's cross country teams as well as the men's and women's indoor and outdoor track & field squads. During his short tenure with T

Women's basketball adds six newcomers to 2019 recruiting class

WINFIELD, Kan. - The Southwestern College women's basketball team has added six new members to their program, with five coming from the state of Texas and more planned to join as they gear up for their 2019-20 season. Two players will be joining the Lady Builders from Port Arthur Memorial High School in Port Arthur, Texas as Emily McElroy and Denisha Anderson will both bring their skill set to the program in 2019. A 5-foot-8 guard, McElroy is expected to contribute a level of toughness that wil

Men's Soccer: Ten Builders to play semi-pro over summer

WINFIELD, Kan. - The Southwestern College men's soccer program will see ten of its members competing at the semi-professional level over the summer, ranging across seven different clubs throughout the United States. The program is seeing quite the boost from roughly one year ago, as Southwestern saw its first men's soccer players ever under head coach Kyle Pond play at this next level as Tre Thomas (SR/Wichita, Kan.) and Justin Calicchia (SR/Montreal, QC, Canada) both competed semi-professional

Outdoor Track & Field: NAIA national championship day three recap

GULF SHORES, Ala. - The Southwestern College track & field team concluded their stay at the 2019 NAIA national championships on Saturday, seeing four athletes round out the day to cap off a very successful visit. The third and find day began bright and early for two Moundbuilders athletes, as Lexi Inscho (SO/Wichita, Kan.) and Manuel Gonzalez (SR/Mercedes, Texas) both took part in the NAIA national marathon at 6:00am. Gonzalez was the first to finish, placing 33rd overall out of 60 qualifying m

Outdoor Track & Field: NAIA national championship day one recap

GULF SHORES, Ala. - Day one of the 2019 NAIA national outdoor track & field championships have been completed as Southwestern saw some early success from their lone competitor on Thursday. Of the six Moundbuilders sent to nationals, just Kari Blattner (SR/Cimarron, Kan.) was in action on the first day- competing in the Women's 3000m Steeplechase, an event she took third in at the KCAC conference meet in Salina earlier this month. In one of the later events of the day, Blattner began the race i

Outdoor Track & Field: NAIA national championship day two recap

GULF SHORES, Ala. - Day two of the 2019 NAIA national outdoor track & field championships have been completed as Southwestern saw two athletes compete on Friday afternoon. Two more of the six total Moundbuilders sent to nationals competed on day two in Josh Lewis (JR/Garland, Texas) and Darius Williams (SR/Dallas, Texas), a day after the first Southwestern athlete made their debut with Kari Blattner (SR/Cimarron, Kan.) qualifying for the women's steeplechase finals. The first event on Friday t

Kelci Feist selected to lead cheer & dance programs

WINFIELD, Kan. - Southwestern College athletics has hired a new head cheer & dance coach, Kelci Feist, to lead the programs beginning this summer and into the 2019-20 school year. Kelci Feist is from DeLeon, a small town in central Texas. She has been involved with cheerleading and different forms of dance for over 12 years, in the role of athlete or coach. As an athlete, she cheered for four years at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas while receiving an undergraduate degree in sports

Outdoor Track & Field: Builders complete final meet at Emporia State before nationals

EMPORIA, Kan. - A few members of the Southwestern College outdoor track & field team competed in the Sam Williams Twilight Qualifier over the weekend, hosted by Emporia State. It was not a big group for the Moundbuilders, with the trip being used to try and grab a few more qualifying marks for the upcoming NAIA nationals meet. Josh Lewis (JR/Garland, Texas), who is already heading to nationals in a few weeks, took third in the men's 100m dash with a time of 11.05s, just .02 seconds behind the s

Outdoor Track & Field: Builders conclude KCAC Championships with several personal records

SALINA, Kan. - The Southwestern College outdoor track & field team rounded off their stay at the KCAC Championships late last week, seeing several personal records and great individual performances throughout. After a successful day one on Thursday, the Moundbuilders team showcased several athletes in numerous events on day two, which saw seven personal records and a few season-best marks. Beginning with field events, Taylor Rodriguez (SO/Macksville, Kan.) threw a career-best in the discus com

Outdoor Track & Field: KCAC Championships day one recap

SALINA, Kan. - The Southwestern College outdoor track & field team completed the first day of this year's 2019 KCAC outdoor championships Friday evening, hosted by Kansas Wesleyan. The two-day outing began with field events, as the Builders saw two personal records from the get-go. Michael Taylor (SO/Tulsa, Okla.) started the day off right for Southwestern, grabbing a career-best in the men's shot put with a throw of 11.12m. Shortly thereafter, Sidney Dennis (SO/Oklahoma City, Okla.) notched a

Baseball: Joe Rankin named to Second-Team All-Conference, Givens Honorable Mention

WICHITA, Kan. - Two members of the 2019 Southwestern College baseball team were honored with All-KCAC awards for their 2019 performances, the league announced. Joseph Rankin (SR/Phoenix, Ariz.) leads the way for the Builders, earning a Second-Team All-Conference nod as a utility player and also Honorable Mention as a first baseman. Rankin spent the year going back-and-forth between designated hitter and first base, leading the team in nearly every statistical batting category. Of those categor

Softball: Ritzema, Lyons, Foltz receive All-KCAC honors, Schubert Gold Glove

WICHITA, Kan. - Four members of the 2019 Southwestern College softball team were recognized by the KCAC for their performances this season, with two players grabbing as high as Second-Team All-Conference honors. Alex Ritzema (SR/Waterloo, Wisc.) and MacKenzie Lyons (JR/Ponca City, Okla.) were voted to Second-Team All-KCAC, the league announced. Ritzema, a senior, had herself quite the year as one of the more versatile pieces to the Lady Builders squad. She led the team in batting average at .34

Softball defeated by Friends in season finale

WICHITA, Kan. - The Southwestern College softball team concluded its 2019 season over the weekend as they dropped two games to the Friends Falcons on the road by scores of 9-1 and 8-4. Game one was all Falcons as the home team scored four runs in their opening at bat to take the early advantage and give themselves more than enough cushion to run away with the opening contest of the series. Trailing 4-0, the Lady Builders showed some fight in their half of the fourth inning, tallying their firs

Women's tennis falls short in KCAC Tournament championship

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Southwestern College women's tennis team was upended by the McPherson Bulldogs Saturday morning at Kossover Tennis Center, falling by a score of 5-3 in the KCAC Tournament finals match. The Lady Builders were given a point via a forfeited match at No. 3 doubles by the Bulldogs to put them up 1-0, but were unable to grab another score in doubles play as the No. 1 tandem of Meghan Kindred (SO/Boerne, Texas) and Brailey McMinn (SO/Canyon, Texas) was defeated 8-4, while Emilia Sc

Baseball drops game one to Avila in Wellington

WELLINGTON, Kan. - The Southwestern College baseball team dropped game one of their series with the Avila Eagles Saturday evening, falling by a score of 11-7 in an offensive shootout at Hibbs-Hooten Field. Offense was at a premium for both teams, specifically for Avila's Ethan Fox and Southwestern's Tyler Givens (SR/Stanwood, Wash.) who each hit three home runs a piece. The Eagles got things going in the top of the second as a Fox solo shot gave the road team the early 1-0 lead. He would add an

Baseball: Kiessling's walk-off propels Builders to series win over Avila

WELLINGTON, Kan. - The Southwestern College baseball team closed out the 2019 season in style Sunday afternoon at Hibbs-Hooten Field, defeating the visiting Avila Eagles by scores of 9-8 and 15-14. Offense was at a premium as both teams enjoyed the benefits of the short porch in the outfield, continuing from their high-scoring game one in both Sunday affairs. In game one, the first run of the game came from the Builders as Ryan Gotchall (SR/Seabeck, Wash.) scurried across on an Eagles wild pitc

Historic men's tennis season comes to end with 5-4 loss to Ottawa

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Southwestern College men's team saw their season come to an end Friday afternoon at Kossover Tennis Center, losing to the Ottawa Braves by a score of 5-4 in the KCAC Tournament semifinals. The afternoon began with the Builders taking two of three in doubles play for an early 2-1 lead. Sheldon Hawthorne (JR/Humble, Texas) and Santiago Ramos (SO/Ville Allende, Argentina) took care of business at No. 3, defeating their counterpart for the first Builders victory of the day by a s

Women's tennis defeats Bethel 5-0 to advance to KCAC Finals

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Southwestern College women's tennis team was victorious in the KCAC Tournament semifinals Friday morning, defeating the Bethel Threshers by a score of 5-0 from Kossover Tennis Center. The Lady Builders began doubles play with two relatively quick wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions, with Meghan Kindred (SO/Boerne, Texas) and Brailey McMinn (SO/Canyon, Texas) leading the way at No. 2 with a perfect 8-0 triumph. The win was closely followed by Jessica Coleman (FR/Salina, Kan.
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