2011-12 Northern Athletics Conference Baseball Headlines
June 14, 2012
Aurora's Mackey Named NAC Man Of The Year
Aurora University's Tim Mackey has been selected as the Northern Athletics Conference Man of the Year for the 2011-12 academic year, as chosen by the league's Senior Woman Administrators' Standing Committee.
June 7, 2012
CUC's Miller Receives Gold Glove Award
Concordia Chicago's Shawn Miller earned a second consecutive regional Gold Glove award from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).
May 31, 2012
Adams Leads 4 On Capital One Academic All-America Baseball Teams
Aurora senior-outfielder Ryan Adams was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division III Baseball First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
May 24, 2012
Even, Gay, Mackey Named All-Americans By D3baseball.com
D3baseball.com's All-American awards were announced by the national news source and three student-athletes represented the Northern Athletics Conference: Concordia Chicago's Anthony Even, and Aurora's Drew Gay and Tim Mackey.
May 21, 2012
D3baseball.com Honors 13 NAC Players On All-Region Teams
D3baseball.com's All-Region awards were announced by the national news source and the Northern Athletics Conference was represented by 13 student-athletes on the All-Midwest Region teams, which included four on the first team.
May 21, 2012
Van Asdlen Named To NCAA III Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team
Aurora University senior first baseman Brett Van Asdlen was named to the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team.
May 18, 2012
Spartans Advance In Midwest Regional With 11-5 Win Over St. Norbert
After a heart-breaking loss the previous night, the Spartans of Aurora University responded by defeating the Green Knights of St. Norbert College 11-5 in an elimination game on Friday afternoon at the Midwest Regional at Whitewater, Wis.
May 18, 2012
Aurora Finishes Season With 6-5 10-inning Loss At NCAA Midwest Regional
The Aurora University Spartan baseball team concluded the 2012 season with a 6-5 10-inning loss to the UW-Whitewater Warhawks at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional in Whitewater, Wis.
May 17, 2012
Aurora Falls 8-4 In Extra-Inning Thriller
Playing for the second night in a row at the 2012 NCAA Division III Midwest Regional at UW-Whitewater, the Spartans of Aurora University dropped a 13-inning nail-biter to the College of St. Scholastica 8-4.
May 17, 2012
Cougar Bats Silenced, Season Ended At NCAA Regional
The Concordia Chicago Cougars' Midwest Regional appearance resulted in two straight losses and an abrupt end to the season following this morning's 5-0 loss to St. Norbert College in Whitewater, Wisconsin.
May 16, 2012
Cougars Drop Regional Opener In 10 Innings
The Concordia Chicago Cougars took a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in 10 innings to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the first game of the NCAA III Midwest Regional.
May 16, 2012
Spartans Defeat UW-La Crosse 2-1 At NCAA Midwest Regional
Seventh-seeded Aurora defeated second-seeded UW-La Crosse, 2-1, in the fourth game of the opening day of the 2012 NCAA Midwest Regional.
May 15, 2012
NAC Announces All-Conference Baseball Awards
Concordia Chicago's Anthony Even has been named the Northern Athletics Conference Position Player of the Year and Aurora's Drew Gay the Pitcher of the Year to headline the 2012 All-NAC baseball awards.
May 15, 2012
NAC Represented By 4 On Academic All-District Baseball Teams
The 2012 Capital One Academic All-District Baseball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Director of America, have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom and four represented the Northern Athletics Conference in this year's awards.
May 14, 2012
Aurora, CUC To Play At NCAA Regional In Whitewater
Northern Athletics Conference members Aurora University and Concordia University Chicago will play in the NCAA Regional in Whitewater, Wis. – one of eight regional sites -- May 16-20.
May 14, 2012
Weis, Gay Collect Final Weekly Awards Of 2012
Concordia Chicago’s Robert Weis and Aurora’s Drew Gay were named the Northern Athletics Conference Position Player and Pitching Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for games of May 7-13, the final weekly awards of the season and academic year.
May 12, 2012
Spartans Become Back-To-Back-To-Back NAC Tourney Champs
In nail-biting fashion, the Aurora Spartans captured the 2012 Northern Athletics Conference Tournament Championship defeating the Concordia Chicago Cougars 6-5 in 10 innings Saturday afternoon in Fond du Lac, Wis.
May 11, 2012
Van Asdlen Receives National Player Of The Week Award
Aurora senior first baseman Brett Van Asdlen continued to gather lofty recognition this week as he was named the NCAA Division III National Hitter of the Week for April 29-May 6 as voted on by a panel of DIII members of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
May 9, 2012
Spartans Placed On D3baseball.com Team Of The Week
Aurora University seniors, first baseman Brett Van Asdlen and outfielder Ryan Adams were named to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week for the week ending May 6, 2012.
May 9, 2012
2012 NAC Baseball Tournament Preview
The 2012 Northern Athletics Conference Baseball Tournament field looks a little different than it has is seasons past, as the event has been expanded to a six-team double-elimination tournament for the first time in 6 years.
May 7, 2012
Van Asdlen's 3 Homers, Raver's Shutout Secure Weekly Awards
Aurora's Brett Van Asdlen and Wisconsin Lutheran's Alex Raver were named the Northern Athletics Conference Position Player and Pitching Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for games of April 30-May 6.
May 2, 2012
Edgewood Teams Up With Local H.S. To Strike Out Cancer
The Edgewood College and Verona Area High School baseball teams will team up to "Strike Out Cancer" for the third consecutive season. The two teams, who share a home park at Stampfl Fieid in Verona, have joined forces with the Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation of Madison for “Strike Out Cancer” Awareness Day on Saturday, May 5.
April 30, 2012
Ortiz, Nicholson Earn Weekly Awards
Benedictine's Uli Ortiz and Rockford's Jake Nicholson were named the Northern Athletics Conference Position Player and Pitching Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for games of April 23-29.
April 25, 2012
Streed Named DH On D3baseball.com Team Of The Week
Junior Daryn Streed became the third Regent in 3 weeks to be recognized by D3baseball.com by being named to its nationwide team of the week.
April 24, 2012
Rockford To Raise Funds To Fight Pancreatic Cancer
This Saturday, April 28, the Rockford College baseball team will be doing its part to help fight pancreatic cancer. The Regents will be raising money to help fight back against this lethal illness when they host the Wisconsin Lutheran College Warriors at RiverHawks Stadium. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
April 23, 2012
Eichholzer, Raver Collect Weekly Awards
Concordia Chicago's Dan Eichholzer and Wisconsin Lutheran's Alex Raver were named the Northern Athletics Conference Position Player and Pitching Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for games of April 16-22.
April 18, 2012
Dercks Named Shortstop On D3baseball.com Team Of The Week
Rockford's Jimmy Dercks was again recognized for his outstanding performance on the field last week, this time by D3baseball.com. Dercks was selected as the shortstop for the D3baseball.com Team of the Week for the week ending April 15, 2012.
April 18, 2012
Sabres Drop Marathon Game, Longest Involving NAC Team
The Marian baseball team was part of the longest game ever played by a Northern Athletics Conference team in league history and it occurred in game two against nonconference foe Carthage College as the Red Men swept the Sabres thanks to a 17-inning, 4-3, game two victory at Herr-Baker Field this evening, April 17.
April 16, 2012
Dercks', Palmer's Solid Performances Get Weekly Awards Nod
Rockford's Jimmy Dercks and Aurora's Eric Palmer were named the Northern Athletics Conference Position Player and Pitching Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for games of April 9-15.
April 14, 2012
Ostrowski Claims 900th Win
With Benedictine University’s 18-9 win over MSOE in the opener of a doubleheader on Saturday, 40th Year Head Baseball Coach John Ostrowski claimed his 900th career victory.
April 11, 2012
Rockford's Nicholson Named To D3baseball.com Team Of The Week
Senior Jake Nicholson was named to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week for the week of April 2-8, 2012. The team is comprised of players from Division III institutions all across the country.
April 10, 2012
Adams, Nicholson Collect Weekly Baseball Awards
Aurora's Ryan Adams and Rockford's Jake Nicholson were named the Northern Athletics Conference Position Player and Pitching Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for games of April 2-8.
April 3, 2012
Winfield Named To D3baseball.com Team Of The Week
Sophomore relief pitcher Brandon Winfield was named to D3baseball.com's Team of the Week after recording a win and two saves in leading the Marian University baseball team to a 5-1 record last week. This marks the second straight week that Marian has been recognized by D3baseball.com.
April 2, 2012
Mackey, Kluss Tabbed For Weekly Baseball Awards
Aurora's Tim Mackey and Concordia Chicago's Dan Kluss were named the Northern Athletics Conference Position Player and Pitching Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for games of March 26-April 1.
March 29, 2012
Forkert Honored To D3baseball.com's Team Of The Week
Marian University left-hander Sam Forkert collected his second honor of the week as he was named to D3baseball.com's National Team of the Week thanks to his no-hit effort against Finlandia last Sunday, March 25.
March 26, 2012
Forkert's No-No Earns Weekly Award, CUC's Miller Also Awarded
Forkert's No-No Earns Weekly Award, CUC's Miller Also Honored Concordia Chicago's Shawn Miller and Marian's Sam Forkert were named the Northern Athletics Conference Position Player and Pitching Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for games of March 19-25.
March 25, 2012
Forkert Tosses 6th No-Hitter In Marian History
Sam Forkert became the sixth Marian pitcher to record a no-hitter as Marian upped its record to 5-5 on the year.
March 20, 2012
Stephens, Blum Collect Weekly Baseball Awards
Concordia Chicago's Cam Stephens and Marian's Jesse Blum were named the Northern Athletics Conference Position Player and Pitching Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for games of March 12-18.
March 20, 2012
Cougars Ranked 22nd In First ABCA Poll Of Season
The Concordia University Chicago baseball team is ranked #22 in the first American Baseball Coaches Association's Division III poll for the 2012 season.
March 12, 2012
Spartans Earn Weekly Baseball Awards Sweep
Aurora's Cory Walden and Brad Warnecke were named the Northern Athletics Conference Position Player and Pitching Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for games of March 5-11.
March 5, 2012
Spartans Sweep Weekly Baseball Awards
Aurora's Josh Davidson and Drew Gay were named the Northern Athletics Conference Position Player and Pitching Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for games of February 27-March 4.
February 27, 2012
Stars Sweep 1st Weekly Awards Of Baseball Season
Dominican's Lenny Cunzalo and Sean Bolton were named the Northern Athletics Conference Position Player and Pitching Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for games of February 20-26.
February 15, 2012
Spartans Picked Atop Preseason Baseball Poll
The Aurora Spartans were picked to win the 2012 Northern Athletics Conference Baseball Championship according to the preseason coaches' poll.
January 23, 2012
Cougars Among 2012 Preseason All-Americans
Two Concordia University Chicago baseball players have been recognized in the list of 2012 Preseason NCAA Division III All-Americans by D3baseball.com.
January 19, 2012
Aurora's Davidson Named Preseason All-American
Aurora's Josh Davidson was named a second-team outfielder on the preseason team following a 2011 campaign that ended with him being recognized as a 2011 D3baseball.com Third-Team All-American.
November 2, 2011
CUW names new stadium "Kapco Park"
The long-awaited press conference at Concordia University Wisconsin’s Environmental Center Tuesday morning revealed the name of the new baseball stadium on the CUW campus and exciting details of their summer affiliation.
July 16, 2011
O'Dell, Cordova give back on Miracle Field
Edgewood College baseball player Ryan O'Dell is serving children with disabilities this summer by managing Miracle Field in Roselle, Ill. He and 20-30 volunteers, including Eagle women's soccer player Zenaida Cordova, meet every Monday night in the summer to help kids with disabilities learn the joys of baseball, teammwork and inclusion.
July 6, 2011
Lakeland tabs assistant to be Muskies' head baseball coach
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- Michael Bachar has been promoted to head baseball coach at Lakeland College after nine seasons as a player and assistant coach with the Muskies.
June 20, 2011
Stars tab Hardman for head baseball position
RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- Dominican University Athletics announced on Monday that it has hired Steve Hardman for the position of head baseball coach and athletics equipment manager. With over nine years experience coaching at the collegiate level, Hardman becomes the sixth head coach in the Stars’ baseball program history.