UW-P Men’s Basketball Preview

University of Wisconsin-Parkside men’s basketball program enters the 2010-11 season with a revamped squad, and plenty of youth. Featuring a roster comprised of mostly sophomores, their foundation for the next few years is being built for success.

Last season, the Rangers posted a record of 4-14 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC), and 10-19 overall. Despite loosing seven out of their last eight regular season contests, they bounced back with a victory over Missouri-St Louis in the opening round of the conference tournament. With an eventful off-season, Parkside looks to take that momentum into this winter.

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All-Conference Honors Cap Off Home-Course Success

Paced by top-notch performances from Ben Orvold and Hope Christie, Parkside cross country exceeded expectations in its opportunity to host the Great Lakes Valley Conference meet.

University of Wisconsin-Parkside men’s and women’s runners competed at the Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course on a brisk Saturday morning in Kenosha, WI. With excellent course conditions, Parkside capitalized with personal records from several members of both teams.

“It was a pleasure to have the conference championship hosted by a place of such long history and tradition,” said GLVC Commissioner Jim Naumovich. “Our student athletes were offered a memorable experience.”

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Success on Senior Day Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive

Fighting for a postseason birth with no room for error, the Rangers swept both Maryville University and Illinois Tech volleyball in straight sets Saturday. On a weekend when two crucial wins were statistically their most celebrated accomplishment, ‘Senior Day’ made those victories seem all but trivial. Seniors Tami Gleason, Cassie Wilkens, and Rachel Burmester stepped on their home court for the final time in front of Parkside’s crowd.

“In my two years it’s been such a pleasure to coach these ladies,” said Michele Benoit, Parkside’s second-year head coach who chalked up her 40th win in 61 contests. “They’ve been accepting of me and have bought into my system…hopefully it’s served as a valuable learning experience for everyone.”

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Rangers Fueled by Electric Atmosphere in Five-Set Thriller

A devastating injury to a key player and a poor week of performances might plague any other volleyball squad; the ladies of Parkside aren’t just any other team. They were one set away at Cardinal Stritch from losing three straight matches, and they opened Friday night with the same struggles. It was the poise they’ve exemplified all year that earned the Rangers a five-set thrilling victory over Bellarmine.

UW-Parkside (5-2) (11-5) faced Great Lakes Valley Conference opponent Bellarmine University (3-3) (8-7) Friday night at DeSimone Gymnasium in Kenosha, WI. Backed by an animated crowd of the Parkside faithful on ‘Jersey Night,’ the Rangers translated the added energy into a much needed win.

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Gleason, Rangers Upset No. 9 Indy in Home Opener

Veteran leadership and a game-changing performance from senior Tami Gleason helped Parkside stun No. 9 Indianapolis in their home opener.

UW-Parkside (6-3) upset the University of Indianapolis (7-3) Friday night in four sets at DeSimone Gymnasium in Kenosha, WI. In front of a hostile crowd of 157, the Rangers shocked the Great Lakes Valley Conference by capitalizing on their home-court advantage to win the final three sets of the conference opener.

The Greyhounds entered 2010 ranked No. 4 in pre-season polls among NCAA Div. II volleyball programs.

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