7.27.11 | Athletics
Andrew Patch named assistant director of athletics
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. –Andrew Patch, a 2009 Baker University graduate and former Wildcat football player, has been named the assistant director of athletics for events and finance, director of athletics Theresa Yetmar announced on Wednesday.
“Andrew will be an important asset to our department,” Yetmar said. “He will use his strong work ethic, organizational skills and energy to elevate the quality of our events. I know he will be a valuable resource for our coaching staff and student-athletes. Andrew has a true passion for Baker athletics and our success.”
During his time at Baker, Patch was named to the Dean’s List three times and was honored as an NAIA scholar-athlete in 2008 and 2009 while playing for the football team. Patch was also named to the all-Heart of America Athletic Conference first team in 2009.
8.8.11 | Football
Wildcats picked third in 2011 HAAC football coaches’ preseason poll
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Baker University football team was picked third in the 2011 Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Preseason Coaches’ Poll, released Monday afternoon at the annual Media Day festivities at Kauffman Stadium.
Baker received 75 out of a possible 100 voting points to finish No. 3 overall. Missouri Valley College (89 points) and MidAmerica Nazarene University (100 points) rounded out the top three teams. The Wildcats edged Benedictine College by a 75-73 margin.
No. 10 Ottawa and No. 23 Baker set for rematch showdown in VSN Classic
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The phones are ringing off the hooks, the football team is doing two-a-days, and all the sudden, the fall sports season is nearly back in full swing.
Thanks to an NAIA rule, the Baker football team was allowed to report to camp a few days earlier than pervious seasons due to the looming showdown with No. 10 Ottawa University on August 27.
So, to bring everyone up-to-date, here are a few reminders as we move forward.
8.16.11 | Women's Soccer
Women’s soccer ranked No. 5 in Preseason Top 25 Coaches‘ Poll
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Coming off its first appearance in the NAIA semifinals, the Baker women’s soccer team will enter the season ranked No. 1 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference and No. 5 in the nation as announced by the NAIA national office on Tuesday afternoon.
“It’s the first time we’ve ever come into the season as the favorite,” Wildcat head coach Nate Houser said. “We have a strong returning cast. We’re really excited to see some of these seniors lead our team.”
8.18.11 | Volleyball
Baker volleyball team looks to capture HAAC title
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Head Baker University volleyball coach Kathy Allen believes the 2011 squad is one of her best in 14 years guiding the Wildcats.
The Wildcats return AVCA All-American and Heart of America Athletic Conference Libero of the Year Brooke Allen (Topeka, Kan.), 2010 blocking leader senior Christina Delladio (Bonner Springs, Kan.), and the 2010 Heart of America Athletic All-Conference setter Jana Boss (Shawnee Mission, Kan.).
8.19.11 | Cross Country
Women’s cross country looks to defend 2010 HAAC Championship
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – With several runners back from the 2010 Heart of America Athletic Conference championship team, the Baker women’s cross country team has lofty expectations this fall and the following year.
8.26.11 | Soccer
BU Soccer opens 2011 in Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - The fifth ranked Baker women’s soccer team looks to begin its campaign towards Decatur Ala., on Friday afternoon as they face Westminster College (Utah) in the season opener in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Senior Alix Schiraldi led the Wildcats last season with 13 goals, and has high hopes of doing so again in 2011. Maggie Dupes returns in goal after averaging a 1.23 goals against average in 2010. Junior Jordan Dolbin looks to build upon her 2010 postseason performance, as she was named to the NAIA all-tournament team after netting four goals in the postseason.