Olivia Muyres ’15 named Player of the Year

PostBulletinOlivia Muyres ’15 was named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Year.

Muyres, who helped Augsburg win its first MIAC championship, was featured in the Rochester Post-Bulletin for her accomplishments in the Nov. 22 NCAA Division III Tournament. Muyres scored the winning goal in overtime during the first game.

To read more about her achievements, visit the Post-Bulletin news site.

Practicing soccer while practicing their faith

ramadan_soccerSometimes during the second men’s soccer practice of the day, Ahmed Gobana ’12 will start to have muscles cramp up on him. Sherif Soud ’13 starts to get a little shaky and feels especially dehydrated.

Preseason practices—regardless of the sport—can be tough for Augsburg’s student athletes. Because classes have yet to begin, most teams are practicing twice a day in preparation for the season. The work is hard, the weather can be hot, and it certainly isn’t as much fun as playing games.

Now imagine going through two practices a day without drinking any water or eating to refuel your body between practices. That’s what Gobana and Soud are doing right now and will continue to do so until September 10. Continue reading “Practicing soccer while practicing their faith”

A busy Thursday for Auggie athletics

soccer_playoffsMen’s soccer in Washington State for the first round of the NCAA tournament. And football at the Metrodome.

It will certainly a busier-than-normal Thursday for the Augsburg College athletic department.

Here’s a quick primer on what’s going on.

Soccer to face Whitworth University in first NCAA appearance

After losing the championship game of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference playoffs to Carleton on penalty kicks, the Auggies received an at-large berth to the NCAA Division III men’s soccer championship.

Augsburg (11-3-6) will travel to Spokane, Wash., to play Whitworth University (14-2-3) at 3 p.m. Thursday. The winner of that game will play at the University of Redlands (Calif.) on Sunday. Continue reading “A busy Thursday for Auggie athletics”

Soccer mom camp to help fight breast cancer

soccer_campThe Augsburg men’s and women’s soccer teams will take part in an effort to “kick breast cancer” with a unique camp on Friday, Aug. 15.

The Auggies will host a “Soccer Mom Camp” for women ages 18-80 at Edor Nelson Field, with proceeds going to benefit the Kicks Against Breast Cancer organization. The event will be held on Friday, Aug. 15, from 7:30 – 10 p.m.

The camp is designed to get women into the exciting action of soccer by providing a fun workout and interaction with members and coaches from the Augsburg men’s and women’s soccer teams. Continue reading “Soccer mom camp to help fight breast cancer”

Auggie fall sports wrap-up

fall_sportsThe Augsburg fall sports season has come to an end, with several teams showing strong improvement in both overall records and individual accomplishments.

The Auggie football team, under third-year head coach Frank Haege, finished 5-5 overall (3-5 MIAC), marking the first time Augsburg had reached the .500 mark since 2003 (5-5 overall, 4-4 MIAC). With its five victories this season, Augsburg also eclipsed its number of wins from the previous three seasons combined (4-26). Along the way, the Auggies claimed several huge victories, including a 14-13 triumph at No. 10-ranked Wartburg (Iowa) on Oct. 6, and a 44-38 win over Gustavus on Oct. 27, breaking a nine-game losing streak to the Gusties. Continue reading “Auggie fall sports wrap-up”

"Crowd Control" Cheers on Men's Soccer

crowdIf you have gone to a soccer game in the past few years, you’ve seen the rowdy mob of students with blaze-orange T-shirts flaunting their school spirit

at every game.

Believe it or not, this wild bunch is actually an esteemed (yet unofficial) student organization called “Crowd Control.” Besides having loads of fun, Crowd Control is a prime example of unfettered, grass-roots school spirit at its best.

Crowd Control began two years ago when Grant Hemmingsen, Charlie Scott, Mitch Seesz and Ryan Stockhaus got a group of students together to attend all the men’s soccer team’s home games. The men’s head soccer coach, Greg Holker, has been encouraging the unofficial student group. Continue reading “"Crowd Control" Cheers on Men's Soccer”