Alison Sansone, Concordia University’s freshman guard from Trinity High School, put together two tremendous efforts as the Cougars racked up wins over Dominican University and Knox College.
Sansone helped to decide Dec. 6th’s latest installment of the Battle of Division Street in which the Cougars won handily 66-34. Concordia led 9-2 after five minutes, after which Sansone, who was named Athlete of the Week for her outstanding play, scored 18 of the Cougars’ next 27 points to make for a comfortable 36-16 lead at halftime. Sansone would finish with a season-high of 21 points while adding four assists and five steals.
Freshman forward Kelly Glidewell chipped in with 16 points, including the first 10 points of the second half that erased any thoughts of a comeback by the Stars. Christine Demogiorgas led Dominican with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Concordia’s 77-57 win over host Knox College was led by Sansone’s 18 points, five assists and two steals. This time, she was backed by Atoi Sinclair with 17 points, six rebounds and three assists, and Vanessa Acosta with 17 points and two assists. The Cougars shot 30-for-55 from the field for a fine .545 percentage while holding the Prairie Fire to 19-for-54 (.352).
Concordia (3-5) hosted Milwaukee Engineering on Tuesday (after deadline) in their final game before the Christmas break.
Stars shine with awards
Dominican University’s David Niederholtmeyer was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) First Team of the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer All-America Team.
Niederholtmeyer, who led all Division III men’s soccer players in points per game, goals per game and assists per game, netted a team-high 26 goals and logged a team-high 16 assists on a team with 18 underclassmen and just five upperclassmen. The Dominican University Stars ended their season with a 17-2-1 record and won the Lake Michigan Conference championship with an unblemished 7-0-0 mark during the regular season.
Dominican’s Haiduc named LMC Player of the Week.
Men’s basketball: The Lake Michigan Conference (LMC) awarded Dominican University center Mike Haiduc the Player of the Week award for games played during the week of Nov. 28 through Dec. 4.
Haiduc poured in a game-high 24 points in the Stars conference opener loss to Milwaukee School of Engineering and grabbed eight boards. In the Stars only game of the week, Haiduc shot 64 percent from the field (9-of-14), was 5-of-6 from the free throw line and 1-of-2 from the three-point stripe. In addition, the sophomore standout logged two steals and blocked one shot.