Thursday, January 27, 2011

Nova in concert: Sunday, January 30

Two Edgewood College baseball players Jake Zadra and James Bertakis are showing how well-rounded a Division III student-athlete can be.

James’s hobby is remixing hip-hop and techno music and adding his own lyrics to it. Jake has experience in the music production business. Jake started to create his own beats and James provided the lyrics and vocals under the stage name Nova. Using Jake’s knowledge of the music industry and marketing skill under his own label Prinz Records, he has been able to get publicity for Nova on the internet. Their single “After Midnight” has reached #5 on’s local Madison pop chart.

Their next endeavor is their first public performance which will be held in Edgewood College’s Todd Wehr Edgedome on Sunday, January 30 at 8:00 p.m. The concert is free, but they are requesting a donation to raise money for the Breast Cancer Recovery foundation in support of breast cancer research. Edgewood College alum Nick Venturella and local hip-hop artist IAmEnglish will open for Nova. The Edgewood College Campus Activities Board (CAB), Vital Signs of Verona and Dental Health Associates of Madison are sponsors of the event.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Krueger promoted to Australian Baseball League

Edgewood College graduate Matt Krueger got “the call” Australian-style earlier this month. Krueger, pitching since October for the Wanneroo Giants of the Western Australia State League, was promoted up to the Perth Heat of the Australian Baseball League, the highest level of professional baseball on the continent.

Krueger's Perth Heat bio page

Krueger, a native of Madison and a graduate of Madison West High School, was added to the Heat roster in time for their January 6-9 series at the Sydney Blue Sox. He didn’t get into a game in Sydney, although Perth swept the four-game series. The next weekend, Krueger made his ABL debut pitching the final 1.2 innings of a 15-6 victory on the road against the Melbourne Aces. He struck out two batters, allowing just one hit and one walk.

This weekend, Perth is hosting Melbourne in the final four-game series of the year. Despite losing today, the Heat have clinched a playoff berth and hold a half-game lead for first place in the ABL. The playoffs begin on January 27 with a best-of-three games semifinal series.

Krueger graduated from Edgewood College last spring as one of the top pitchers in Eagle history. He was a second team All-Midwest Region selection by the American Baseball Coaches Association and went 13-1 in his career with 116 strikeouts.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Janusek featured in hometown newspaper

The Daily Tribune News of Bartow County, Georgia, ran a nice feature article on Edgewood College men's basketball player Michael Janusek. The sophomore guard is from Cartersville, Georgia and recently scored a career-high 10 points against Wisconsin Lutheran College. Check out the story...

Defensive-minded Janusek locked, loaded for Eagles
(by Chike Nwakamma of the Daily Tribune News)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Beckwith's career-high featured in IWS

Inside Wisconsin Sports magazine featured Edgewood College women's basketball senior Shae Beckwith in their "On Fire" feature. IWS was recognizing Beckwith's career-high of 20 points which propelled the Eagles to their first ever victory over UW-Oshkosh.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Volleyball 2010 recap: Paul Schlomer

The Edgewood College volleyball team reached new heights once again in 2010. Listen as head coach Paul Schlomer describes the team's season and looks forward to 2011.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Krueger making a name Down Under

Former Edgewood College baseball player Matt Krueger is off to a strong start as a member of the Wanneroo Giants. Krueger has started eight games for the Giants, going the distance three times. On November 15 he threw a complete game, six-hit shutout of Victoria Park.

Wanneroo Giants season statistics

At the beginning of the season, Krueger pitched for the USA All-Stars in a preseason three-game series against the Perth Heat of the ABL (Australia's highest level of baseball). Krueger won a 3-2 decision to give the USA All-Stars their only win in the series.

Game story: USA All-Stars prevent sweep (courtesy of Ben Cameron, Perth Heat and Baseball Western Australia)

Krueger has also been working as coach for the North Coast Ball Club, an organization of more than 30 youth baseball teams. Krueger has been training young players as they transition from T-ball to baseball. The NCBC is sponsoring their first official Little League team this season.

Giant steps for NCBC (courtesy of Emma Brennan, North Coast Times)