Monday, September 27, 2010

Svjose tallies first goal in nine years

MADISON, Wis. - Talk about a lengthy scoring drought. Edgewood College women’s soccer player Erica Sjvose scored her first goal for the Eagles in nine years, when she tallied a first half goal against Concordia University Chicago on Saturday. She last scored as a freshman during the 2001 season.

Svjose, a Madison native and 2001 graduate of LaFollette High School, played for Edgewood College in 2001, scoring eight goals as the Eagles advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season. She left school after that season and spent the next seven years working on a career, but the soccer bug never completely left her.

In 2009, Svjose (pronounced sa-VOICE) contacted head coach Tim Alexander and said she wanted to return to school. She told him she would come to Edgewood College if she could have the chance to play soccer again. Coach Alexander agreed and Svjose was back on the team in 2009 after eight years away from the school. Sjvose, now 27 years old, played in 15 games in 2009 and three this season, but never found the back of the net until Saturday.

In the 41st minute against the Cougars, Eagle freshman Sophie Rodriguez (who just turned 19 years old earlier this month) fired a shot that was knocked down on the goal line by a Cougar defender. The rebound landed on the foot of Svjose, who fired it home for her first goal in 3,264 days. She last scored on October 19, 2001 against MSOE. Svjose later added two assists to give her three for the season.

Svjose and the Eagles will return to action on Wednesday afternoon, with a non-conference match at Lawrence University in Appleton.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Five Questions: Kristin Manske

Here's a Five Questions first! The first interview that had to be edited to cut out uncontrollable nervous laughter. Thanks for being a pioneer, Kristin...


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

2010 Edgewood College Student-Athlete BBQ

The competition gets fierce when there's food on the line! Edgewood College student-athetes competed to see who got to eat first in a series orf contests at the annual student-athlete BBQ and pig roast. You've never seen so many college students so excited over an egg in your life.

PHOTO GALLERY: Edgewood College Student-Athlete BBQ

Monday, September 13, 2010

Eagle Basketball teams assist at Ironman aid station

The Edgewood College men's and women's basketball team volunteered for duty at the 2010 Ford Ironman Wisconsin triathlon in Madison. The Eagles served water and provided assistance to the triathletes until the late hours of Sunday night. They also found a little down time to get in some bags and touch football.

Photo Gallery: Eagle basketball teams manning an aid station at the Ironman Wisconsin

Eagles in charge of aid station:

Eagles find a little free time at the Ironman:

IronEagle! Oestreich completes first Ironman Triathlon

Edgewood College men's and women's tennis coach Ben Oestreich competed and completed his first Ironman Triathlon on September 12, 2010 in Madison. Oestreich stopped to talk for a few moments when he was just 15 minutes or so from the finish line.


Eddy and the Eagles at the FitKids Fun Run

For the fourth consecutive year, Eddy the Eagle and large group of Edgewood College student-athletes were on hand for the FitKids Fun Run. The run is part of the festivities surrounding the Ford Ironman Wisconsin race. After Eddy led the kids in a warmup, the student-athletes sent them off from the start line and encouraged them home to the finish.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Alexander milestone noted by Soccer America

Soccer America which publishes the College Soccer Reporter newsletter made special mention of Edgewood College head men's and women's soccer coach Tim Alexander for earning his 200th men's soccer victory.

Alexander joins 200-200 coaching club (courtesy of


Alumni Soccer Games Photo Galleries

Huge photo gallery from the Alumni Soccer Games on August 28...



Saturday, September 4, 2010

Eat your heart out, Curt Schilling

Playing collegiate tennis demands that student-athlete sacrifice blood, sweat and tears. Well, in this case, mostly blood. Brittany Storhoff didn't let a little (OK, a lot) of blood coming from her foot stand in the way of a victory at the Warhawk Invitational.


Friday, September 3, 2010

What I did on my summer vacation...

Edgewood College sports information graduate assistant Travis Chell loves baseball. He played at another NAC school whose mascot is a giant fish. He still plays for his local hometown team in the summer. So when Travis got the chance to particiapte in a halftime contest at the Madison Mallards game, he was ready to go. He certainly could run from home plate to third base in a respectable time, right? If only he had been wearing cleats, he might have....

(Make sure the volume is up. You don't want to miss hearing the crowd reaction.)


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Five Questions: Zach Miller

Men's soccer player Zach Miller became the most recent victim of Five Questions when he was caught hanging around during picture day. What does Zach think of teammate Greg Dezell? We think he's kidding (isn't he?).