Saturday, April 17, 2021
Webster University track and field team

Track teams continue record-breaking season at WashU Invitational

The Webster University men’s and women’s track and field teams were led by freshman Eroica Stackhouse and junior Gretchen Rieger at the Washington University Invitational on April 1 and 2. Stackhouse broke her third and fourth school records while Rieger finished second in the javelin throw.

Sports Shorts

A roundup of what went on this past week in the world of Webster University athletics.
Brandi Strowman and Trisha Thompson

Arizona duo powers softball team

As the Webster University softball team fights for a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship, two first-year players from Phoenix will play a key role.

Volleyball program violates NCAA rule

In the spring of 2010, the Webster University women’s volleyball team played in matches that violated NCAA rules. According to the NCAA, volleyball participation in the spring is limited to 15 practice dates and one date of competition over a five-week period.
Steven Dooley, Webster pitcher

The Road Back

Making hitters look helpless is what Steven Dooley does best. The Webster University sophomore right-handed pitcher has been dominant out of the bullpen for the Gorloks this season, thanks to the one-two punch of his mid-to-high 80s fastball and his knee-buckling curveball.

GI Jane

Webster University is full of students who work and go to school full-time. Sophomore long-distance runner Jane McKibben takes it to the next level. She works two jobs, goes to school full-time and competes on Webster’s track and field and cross-country teams. As if she wasn’t busy enough, McKibben recently joined the Army’s ROTC program.
Alex King, The Galaxy

King’s Court: Picking Up The Slack

With the SLIAC season set to begin on March 31, the Webster University softball team is off and running. With the conference season looming, first-year students have helped the Gorloks get off to a good start.
Allison Tungate, women's tennis player

Women’s tennis team looks for underclassmen to step up

Webster University’s women’s tennis team set the bar high during their 2010 season by winning the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title. Coach Michael Siener said he anticipates the same success, if not more, this season.
Webster University baseball

Baseball team goes 1-2 in first home games of season

After a 6-1 start in Florida to open the 2011 season, the Webster University baseball team returned home to GCS Ballpark and went 1-2. On March 20, the Gorloks fell to the Wartburg College Knights 3-2; the day before, Webster beat Concordia University but was dominated by Franklin College.
Trisha Thompson, Webster University softball

Softball team takes two in a row

The Webster University softball team started the season off hot by winning seven of their first nine games, then cooled down to the tune of five straight losses. But with two victories in a row, including a win over the No. 19 team in the country, the Gorloks look to be on the upswing once again.
Josh Sellmeyer / Sports Editor

The Sporting Insider: A New Rival for Webster?

However, Fontbonne’s athletic teams simply aren’t on par with Webster’s in a majority of sports. The Gorloks have dominated the rivalry of late, and this trend doesn’t look like it will be changing any time soon. The time has come for Webster to view a different school as being “the” rival.
Webster Track and Field

Track and field teams have strong showing at meet

Aided by junior Gretchen Rieger’s sensational performance in the javelin throw, the Webster University track and field program opened the season on a high note at the Rose-Hulman Early Bird meet on March 19. Rieger won her event and set a school record with a throw of 38.94 meters. It was an outstanding day for the Gorloks, as several athletes either broke school records or had personal bests.
Agustin Villalba and Diego Alarcon

Ecuadorian duo powers men’s tennis team

Agustin Villalba and Diego Alarcon enter the 2011 tennis season as the team’s first and second seeds, respectively, for the second consecutive year. In addition to being solid singles players, the duo could potentially be a strong force as a doubles pair, but they say that’ll never happen because their styles don’t mesh.

Baseball team starts off season hot

When the Webster University baseball program lost 10 seniors from last year’s 35-11 team, the 2011 campaign could have easily been viewed as a potential rebuilding year. But even with 14 freshmen and four seniors on this year’s roster, coach Bill Kurich would rather reload than rebuild.
Alex King / Sports Director

King’s Court: Working Out the Kinks

The Webster University baseball team kicked off their season during spring break by playing seven games. The time spent in Florida is a great opportunity for the team to fine-tune things before the SLIAC season starts. But it also helps young players make the transition to college ball.
Webster University softball player Trisha Thompson

Softball team falls to DePauw in doubleheader

After spending the first three weeks of the season on the road, the Webster University softball team played their first home games of the season on March 12 and were swept in a doubleheader by the DePauw University Tigers. The Gorloks started the season 7-2, but five straight losses have dropped the team to 7-7.