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2015-2016 Britton and Kelly Award Winners Announced

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04/29/2016 - 12:28 PM

St. Cloud State junior Jameson Parsons and senior Brianne Stamer represented St. Cloud State University for the 2015-16 Britton Award and Kelly Award respectively.

Jameson Parsons is a wide receiver for the St. Cloud State football team while Stamer is a defensive specialist for the volleyball team.

Each member institution of the NSIC nominates one male and female athlete for the Britton and Kelly Awards respectively. The nominees must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or better, have evidence of academic excellence beyond the minimum GPA, have evidence of participation in the life of the institution, and have evidence of participation in at least two-thirds of the varsity events of the individuals primary sport.

Parsons led the NSIC in receiving yards per game with 115.6 and was named to the Division II All-America Team in 2015. The Huskies were 6-5 in 2015.

Stamer led the NSIC with 5.46 digs per set last season. She also recorded 100 assists and 10 serving aces on the year. The Huskies finished 9-19 on the season with a 5-15 record in NSIC games.

The winners of the awards were Matthew Horan of Sioux Falls and Claire Sames of SMSU. They will be recognized on July 12th at the 2015 NSIC Hall of Fame Banquet at the Best Western Premier in Burnsville and will receive a $2,500 post-graduation scholarship.

Jessica Goerger Named to 2016 NSIC Gold Glove Team

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04/29/2016 - 12:08 PM

Jessica Goerger Named to 2016 NSIC Gold Glove Team
Jessica Goerger

St. Cloud State softball first basemen Jessica Goerger was named to the 2016 NSIC Gold Glove Team by the opposing coaches in the league.

Goerger committed a mere four errors over the 55 game season and had a fielding percentage of .991. She totaled 453 putouts and four assists in 53 starts for the Huskies.

Offensively Goerger led the team in home runs with 11, RBI with 38, total bases with 88, slugging percentage at .633, walks with 20, and on-base percentage at .445. She totaled 45 hits, six doubles, two triples, 10 multi-hit and 12 multi-RBI games. She had a batting average of .324 on the year.

The Huskies finished the season 26-29 overall and 12-18 in NSIC play.

SCSU Softball Splits With Minot State In Season Finale; Miss NSIC Tournament

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04/26/2016 - 10:38 AM

The St. Cloud State softball team split against Minot State in the regular season finale Monday. The Huskies rallied from behind in Game 1 scoring 3 runs between the 6th and 7th innings to get the 3-1 win. Tricia DeBoer and Rebecca Harps each recorded a pair of hits in the win. Game 2 when to extra innings when Rebecca Harps scored on a passed ball in the 7th inning to tie the game at 1-1. Neither team would score in the 8th, 9th, or 10th, innings. In the 11th and final inning of the game, a Rebecca Harps single drove in a run and Minot State responded with 2 runs of their own in the bottom of the inning to get the 3-2 win. With the split the Huskies finish the season 26-29 overall and 12-18 in the NSIC. The Huskies finished tied as the 10th seed with SMSU, but lost the tiebreaker and, as a result, did not qualify for the NSIC Tournament.

Former MLB All-Star Terry Steinbach to Throw First Pitch at Rox Home Opener

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04/26/2016 - 10:35 AM

Former MLB All-Star Terry Steinbach to Throw First Pitch at Rox Home Opener
Terry Steinbach

Former 3-time MLB All-Star and World Series Champion, Terry Steinbach will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Rox’s home opener on June 4th. He will also be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans throughout the night. Steinbach is a native of New Ulm, MN. He attended the University of Minnesota and helped the team capture the 1982 Big Ten title before being named the Big Ten Player of the Year in 1983. He made his major league debut for the Oakland Athletics in September of 1986 and hit a home run in his first at bat. He would go on to be named to the American League All-Star team in 1988, 1989, and 1993. He was part of Oakland’s World Series title team in 1989. After playing 11 seasons with the A’s, Steinbach spend 3 years with the Twins before retiring following the 1999 season. And Terry Steinbach won’t be the only reason to go see the Rox play June 4th, as that will be the first of seven games this season that will feature a fireworks show. Tickets go on sale at noon on May 6th and you can purchase them by stopping by the box office at the Municipal Athletic Complex or by calling 320-240-9798 or by going online to stcloudrox.com.

Men's Hockey Players Sign Professional Contracts

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03/30/2016 - 5:00 PM

Three days after the Huskies men’s hockey team was knocked out of the Western Regional, three Huskies have signed professional contracts.

Ethan Prow received a two-year deal from the Pittsburg Penguins. He will begin by playing for the AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre Penguins. Prow is a Hobey Baker finalist and led all collegiate defensemen in goals and points.

Kalle Kossila signed with the Anaheim Ducks while David Morley signed with the Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL; the former team of St. Cloud great Mike Lee.

 

Finally, Charlie Lindgren signed with the Montreal Canadians and is expected to play for the organization as early as this season. Lindgren is a candidate for the Mike Richter Award, honoring the nation’s top goaltender.