Sports

The ‘Blaming the Officials’ Game

Blaming game officials is the top excuse for a loss in sports. Many who have played or watched sports have participated in blaming the officials at one point in their life. I’m guilty of using the excuse on more than one occasion, but I am not the first and won’t be the last. After watching the NCAA men’s basketball championship game ... Read More »

Men’s Basketball Wins Fourth National Championship

For the fourth time the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point won the NCAA Division III men’s basketball championship,  defeating Augustana 70-54 on March 21. In the championship game, UWSP had a balanced attack as the offense stayed hot and the defense stayed strong. This manner of play caused eight consecutive stops. Senior guard Austin Ryf led the way in scoring with 17 ... Read More »

UWSP Baseball Rolling with New Pitching Rotation

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has had a hot start, even with a new pitching rotation. With 11 seasons under his belt as head coach, Pat Bloom had a tough task trying to replace eight pitchers in the rotation. “It is hard to replace one pitcher, and we have to replace eight,” Bloom said. “ It is a challenge but ... Read More »

Track and Field Wants to Excel in Outdoor Season

After a successful indoor season, the men and women’s track and field team wants to channel that success and continue to see it in the outdoor season. Five individuals and one relay team competed at the 2015 Indoor Track and Field National Championships from March 13-14 in North Carolina. The Pointers came home with six All-Americans. On the women’s side, ... Read More »

Women’s Lacrosse Tackles Rebuilding Year

After a few years of low numbers, the women’s lacrosse team is recruiting in efforts to rebuild their team and resume competing as a club. “It’s almost like we’re starting up this year,” said sophomore center and President Brandi Scott. “We’re waiting until the weather gets better after break to really get into things.” Scott is the only player on ... Read More »

Softball Excited for New Season

The Pointers softball team started its season on a high note this year  under new head coach Ashley Steltenpohl. Steltenpohl was an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point before moving to Marian University and coaching there for four years. She has now returned to UWSP as head coach. “It’s great to be back in the WIAC,” Steltenpohl said. ... Read More »

Two Player of the Year Winners Highlight UWSP All-WIAC Honors

Throughout the past few weeks,  the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced the All-WIAC teams for hockey and basketball, giving awards to many Pointer athletes, including two Player of the Year winners.   The University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point men’s hockey team had eight players awarded All-WIAC honors with seven players named first-team. Player of the Year was awarded to senior defenseman ... Read More »

Postseason Continues for UWSP Teams

Men’s Basketball The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s basketball team advanced to the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16, after winning the first and second rounds. In the first round, the Pointers defeated Concordia 88-56, as the team shot 71.7 percent from the field. Senior  guards Austin Ryf, Joe Ritchay and forward Alex Richard led UWSP and scored 59 points combined, shooting ... Read More »

Swimming and Diving Teams Shine at WIAC Meet

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have concluded their regular seasons at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championship. This year, the men’s team claimed its 16th straight WIAC title, while the women’s team placed third overall at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer. The men’s team finished in the top ... Read More »

Krista Loos: Second Generation Pointer Athlete

Krista Loos, sophomore outside hitter for women’s volleyball, decided to attend the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point when her parents, both former Pointer athletes and alumni, took her on an informal campus tour. “They kept bothering me to check it out so finally I agree, and I really liked it. It was the only college I visited,” Krista  said. Her parents, ... Read More »