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A collection of Horizon League releases and blog entries.

Women's Basketball Weekly Release #12

Release  Horizon League · January 22, 2007

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Jan. 22, 2007

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Player of the Week

Traci Edwards, UW-Milwaukee
Sophomore * Center * Menasha, Wis.
Edwards led UWM to a pair of wins last week, averaging 27.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game, while adding three assists and two steals in both contests. Against Cleveland State Saturday, she scored a school-record 42 points and tied another school record with six blocked shots. She also set school records for field goals made (17) and attempted (33) and pulled down 14 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season. Edwards tallied 12 points and nine boards against Youngstown State Thursday.

Other Top Performances from the Week Ending Jan. 21

Men's Basketball Weekly Release #12

Release  Horizon League · January 22, 2007

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Jan. 22, 2007

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Horizon League Player of the Week

Paige Paulsen, UW-Milwaukee
Junior * Forward * Custer, S.D. (Custer / Northern Illinois University)
Paulsen led the Panthers to victories over both of last week's League co-leaders, averaging 17.5 points and nine rebounds in the two games. The junior forward scored 18 points on eight-of-13 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds to pace UW-Milwaukee to a 76-65 triumph over UIC on Wednesday. He followed that performance with his second double-double of the year, posting 17 points and ten rebounds in a 73-69 triumph over Wright State on Sunday.

Other Top Performances for the Week Ending January 21

Valpo names Mike Avery as new men's soccer coach

Release  Horizon League · January 18, 2007

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Jan. 18, 2007

Valparaiso, Ind. - Valparaiso University director of athletics MarkLaBarbera has announced that Mike Avery has been named the third head coach in the 24 years of the Crusader men's soccer program.

"Mike Avery has been a successful head coach and has worked with some of the top coaches in the country," LaBarbera said of hiring Avery. "We are excited to be able to bring a person of his caliber to campus to lead our soccer program."

Avery arrives at Valpo from the University of Louisville where he was the top assistant under head coach Ken Lolla in 2006. While with the Cardinals, he helped the program to its first Big East Conference Tournament berth. He also served as the program's recruiting coordinator.

"I am disappointed to be losing Mike from our program, yet I am excited for Valpo and for Mike," Lolla said of Avery. "He is more than prepared for this job and will have lots of years of success."

UIC's Skroce drafted by Columbus Crew

Release  Horizon League · January 18, 2007

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Jan. 18, 2007

Chicago, Ill. - UIC senior Tonci Skroce was selected by the Columbus Crew in Thursday's Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft.

The Crew completed a trade with the Colorado Rapids to gain the 10th pick of the second round (23rd overall) in order to select Skroce.

The former UIC forward becomes only the second player in UIC history to be selected in a Major League Soccer draft. Eric Lukin was selected by the Colorado Rapids in the third round of the 2001 MLS SuperDraft.

Skroce, the 2006 Horizon League Player of the Year, became the second All-American in the UIC soccer program's 25-year Division I history this past season after receiving second team honors from NSCAA/adidas. He scored seven goals and assisted on seven others during a fantastic senior campaign in which he led the team in assists (seven), points (21) and was second in goals (seven).

UW-Green Bay's Lindstrom, Wright State's Lewis named Scholar-Athletes of the Week

Release  Horizon League · January 17, 2007

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Jan. 17, 2007

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INDIANAPOLIS -- University of Wisconsin-Green Bay senior Dan Lindstrom (men's swimming) and Wright State University junior Whitney Lewis (women's basketball) have been named the Horizon League Scholar-Athletes of the Week, commissioner Jonathan B. LeCrone announced Wednesday (Jan. 17).

Lindstrom helped UW-Green Bay to a pair of dual-meet victories against Butler University and the University of Illinois at Chicago on Sunday (Jan. 14). He won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:12.62 and claimed top honors with his 2:05.92 clocking in the 200-yard backstroke. He was edged out by eight one-hundredths of a second in the 400-yard individual medley.

In the classroom, Lindstrom owns a 3.50 grade-point average as an urban and regional studies major, earning Academic All-League recognition last winter. He was also a member of the League's Academic Honor Roll in each of the last four semesters.

Indoor Track and Field Weekly Release #1

Release  Horizon League · January 17, 2007

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Jan. 17, 2007

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Male Athlete of the Week

 

Quinn Mongoven

Swimming and Diving Weekly Release #9

Release  Horizon League · January 16, 2007

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Jan. 16, 2007

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Male Swimmer of the Week

 

Jakub Dobies

Horizon League Reaches New Multi-Year Agreement with ESPNU for Expanded Coverage through 2010

Release  Horizon League · January 16, 2007

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Jan. 16, 2007

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INDIANAPOLIS --- The Horizon League has reached a new multi-year agreement (through 2009-10) with ESPNU, the 24-hour college sports network, for coverage of men's and women's basketball and Olympic sports, it was announced by Burke Magnus, vice president and general manager, ESPNU, and Horizon League Commissioner Jonathan B. LeCrone.  The deal will allow for an expanded commitment to the Horizon League across the ESPN platforms throughout the term of the agreement.

ESPNU and the Horizon League:

* This season, ESPNU will televise the Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship semifinals and one men's regular-season contest (Feb. 22), plus the Women's Basketball Championship and one women's basketball regular-season game (Jan. 13).  In addition, the network will air several Olympic sport events through 2010. 

Women's Basketball Weekly Release #11

Release  Horizon League · January 15, 2007

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Jan. 15, 2007

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Player of the week

Nicole Soulis, UW-Green Bay
Senior * Forward * Green Bay, Wis.
Soulis dominated in a pair of wins last week, including UW-Green Bay's victory over UW-Milwaukee on Saturday. Soulis fired 10-of-13 from the field for a game-high 24 points, including 18 in the team's decisive first half, in a 85-70 victory. Against North Dakota State on Tuesday, Soulis led all scorers with 17 points, just missing a double-double with nine rebounds.

Other Top Performances from the Week Ending Jan. 14

Men's Basketall Weekly Release #11

Release  Horizon League · January 15, 2007

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Jan. 15, 2007

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Horizon League Player of the Week

T.J. Gray, UIC
Junior * Guard * Chicago, Ill. (Julian / Western Illinois University)
Gray helped UIC retain its position on top of the Horizon League standings last week, leading the Flames to a pair of victories by averaging 17.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per outing while shooting 56 percent from three-point range. Gray netted 13 points in UIC's upset of 12th-ranked Butler on Wednesday. Gray's steal and two free throws with 15 seconds left secured that vctory, and he then poured in a career-high 22 points, including six three-pointers, as the Flames bested Loyola on Saturday.

Other Top Performances for the Week Ending January 14

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