Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Capital Times coverage of the Quadrupleheader

The Captial Times picked up the story of the Eagle softball team's unique situation of having four games scheduled in a single day. If you didn't hear about it, click here for the original story from Otherwise, here is the coverage from The Capital Times and

College Softball: Edgewood to play 'quadrupleheader' on Tuesday (courtesy of sports)

Final game of 'quadrupleheader' sinks Edgewood (courtesy of sports)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Photo Galleries Galore!

It's amazing what you find when you start paying attention.

I posted some photo galleries of our fall sports a few months ago. It was kind of a laborious task because the interface at wasn't very smooth. But then in January, ICS upgraded their photo gallery package and wow! Now we had these amazing looking photo galleries, that were really simple to use.

Still, I was procrastinating on reloading the old galleries from the fall, because I thought it was going to take a long time to search through all those old galleries again. That's when I took a closer look at my new photo gallery upload tool and found a tiny little link that said "Convert Old Galleries." I clicked it and like magic I was able to put the old galleries into the new system one by one. Perfect!

It pays to stick your head out of the ground and look around once in a while!

Here they are for you to enjoy! We'll always add more every time we get new photography.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Featured Soccer Alumnus: Scott Mejia

Head men's and women's soccer coach Tim Alexander, includes profiles of Alumni in his periodical newsletter. We're happy to share those profiles here on the Eagle Blog:

Scott was the son of Hugo and Karen Mejia and was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Scott was married to Jennifer in 2002. They were married in Rochester, Minn. Scott and Jennifer have two sons Dylan (5) and Braeden (2).

In 1991, Scott graduated from Klamath Union High School, in 1995 graduated from Edgewood College with a degree in English with a writing concentration and received his Masters from Western Illinois University in 2008 with a degree in Sports Management.

Scott had three roommates while at Edgewood, Dan Gibson, Jeff Ornes and Michelle Repta.
I asked Scott to tell me about a story but he said he didn’t have any he could share with all of us. I do remember Scott telling me about an episode of Dan (Gibby) Gibson on the tree outside there apartment.

Scott played for Edgewood during the 1993, 1994 and 1995 seasons:

Statistics during Scott’s playing days:
1993 - 15 Games, 6 Goals, 2 Assists, 14 Points, 1st Team LMC
1994 - 23 Games (tied for 1st all-time) , 12 Goals (10th all-time), 3 Assists, 27 Points (ranks 10th all-time), 1st Team LMC, All-Region Team
1995 - 20 Games, 1 Goal, 4 Assists, 6 Points, 1st Team LMC, All Region Team
19 Total Goals ranks 9th All Time

Scott said “I am most proud of being selected to the NCAA All-Region Team”

After college Scott’s first full time job was working with Ameritech and his part time job was working the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Edgewood College. In 1999, Scott became the head men’s and women’s coach at Lakeland College where he turned Lakeland into a winner. In 2001, Scott moved on to Augustana College as the head men’s and women’s soccer coach and then in 2007 Scott gave up the men’s program to fully direct the women’s program and also is a Instructor for Physical Education at Augustana College. Scott is also the coaching director for Quad Cities United and has been for the past three years.

Scott’s best memories at Edgewood College were winning the LMC Conference Tournament his senior year and going to Guatemala for a Human Issues Study with Peter Fabian.

Scott has played in two Alumni Games and feels that he was the MVP of both Games (something I am sure Nate Brawner would argue over).

Saturday, April 11, 2009

King of Arms debuts Illusions

Edgewood College track athlete Chris Frey has released an EP album entitled Illusions under the name King of Arms. You can follow the links below to visit the King of Arms MySpace page and download the track from PureVolume.

King of Arms on MySpace

Download Illusions on PureVolume

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hot Corner Chronicles #1

Colleen Joyce, the Eagle Softball third baseman will be checking in from time to time on the Eagles' season. Here is her first entry...

Hey everybody! I am Colleen Joyce; I am a junior from Madison, Wisconsin, majoring in psychology. You will find me on the softball field playing the hot corner over at third base and getting big hits. I can’t wait for the weather to be nice so we can play some more games.

We got back from our spring training trip to Arizona about two weeks ago. We did not do as well as we would have liked but we had a good time and got a nice tan. We started off our season playing the Division III defending national champions, UW-Eau Claire. We finished our trip 4-6.

With having perfect weather every day, we had to make great use of the pool. By the pool there was an orange tree so, some of the girls enjoyed a delicious juicy orange after playing around with it in the pool. One of our great traditions in the pool is chicken fighting. Charli Metcalf and I are STILL the defending chicken fighting champions. It was a tough battle because there was blood drawn and we were down for a little bit but managed to get back up and beat Rachel Elliott and Emily Monson. It was a battle, to win the championship, between the east side and west side Madisonions. One of the best times at the pool was throwing Coach C into the pool while she was laying out.

After going out to dinner one of the vans had to make a pit stop at Walgreens to get something. Coach C and Steph Schafer went in and we wanted to hide the van so they would think we left with out them. Coach JP drives behind the building and parks on the side so we can see their expressions when they come out. But, that was not a good enough hiding spot so we drove to a burger joint and parked behind some bushes thinking they won’t see us…it still wasn’t a good enough hiding spot. So we drove across the street and watched them as they came out. They looked so confused and were looking around for the van. We went and got them but we ended up driving down the street a couple blocks before we could turn around and head back and get them. It was the funniest thing ever. Our van could not stop laughing that whole time.

On St. Patrick’s Day some of the team went with their parents and the rest went go-karting, mini golfing and played arcade games. We had to make go-karting some sort of challenge or race. Monica Humphrey aka MoMoney picked the slow “glumper” car and Emily Monson chose a car where her steering did not work. I had a good car I was 5-6 cars back from the front of our group and I got past all of them and won! We found out that Coach C is not very good at mini golf. MoMoney and I were at the top of the leader board.

Last week MoMoney found out that she made it into nursing school!!!! Way to go!!! As a team we went out to dinner to celebrate.

We have plenty of home games coming up so come out, enjoy the sun and cheer the Eagle softball team on!!!