12.2.11 | Men's Soccer
Wildcats fall to No. 1 Lindsey Wilson in NAIA Semifinals
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – Eight-time national champion Lindsey Wilson defeated Baker University 2-0 Friday evening at the Orange Beach Sportsplex, ending Baker’s historic run to the NAIA Men’s National Championship semifinals.
The second-seeded Blue Raiders jumped out to an early 1-0 lead just 10 minutes into the contest when Eddy Campbell netted the first tally of the game thanks to a shot into the box from Mat Luak.
No. 3 Baker (20-2-1) was outshot 6-4 on goal and 14-13 overall. Odaine Sinclair finished the contest as Baker’s overall shot leader with five, one of which was on goal.
12.3.11 | Men's Basketball
Baker men improve to 2-0 in the HAAC with 64-47 victory over Missouri Valley
MARSHALL, Mo. – Stingy defense and hot shooting lifted the Baker men’s basketball team to its second conference victory of the season on Saturday evening, defeating Missouri Valley College, 64-47.
Junior Corey Anderson was stellar yet again netting 18 points while shooting 6-for-10 from the floor and 2-for-5 from beyond the arc. Senior Jack Shortell was the only other Wildcat in double figures with 12 points.
“Corey Anderson is playing with good rhythm on offense,” said head coach Brett Ballard. “I thought we really played well defensively in the second half. The guys did a good job of following the scouting report.”
12.6.11 | Wrestling
Baker wrestlers make noise at Maryville Kaufman-Brand Open
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Baker University wrestling team traveled to Maryville University (Mo.) this past weekend to compete in the Maryville-Kaufman Brand Open. Baker finished the tournament with seven top eight finishes in a tournament featuring NCAA DI, DII, NJCAA, and NAIA teams.
“We had a strong showing at this tournament,” said head coach Jimmy May. “Our kids worked hard and we were pleased with the number of Baker fans out there showing support. It’s great to see our athletes, coaches, and fans getting excited during these matches. Baker wrestling definitely made its presence known this weekend in St. Louis.”
12.6.11 | Soccer
Baker soccer program sets school-record with five NAIA All-Americans
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – In a year that saw the Baker women’s soccer team advance to its second consecutive NAIA National quarterfinal and the Baker men’s soccer team advance to its first ever NAIA National semifinal, the teams set another record on Monday afternoon when the NAIA announced that five players from the Wildcat soccer programs had been named NAIA All-Americans.
Seniors Alix Schiraldi (Lenexa, Kan.) and Maggie Dupes (Fallbrook, Calif.), along with junior Jordan Dolbin (La Mirada, Calif.) were all named NAIA All-Americans on the women’s side. Schiraldi and Dolbin were named to the third-team, while Dupes was an honorable mention.
12.7.11 | Men's Basketball
Wildcats drop first HAAC game of the season to No. 14 Evangel, 69-53
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker hung with the Crusaders for the first eight minutes of the contest, but from that point forward Evangel never looked back, taking the lead for good with a 9-2 run to end the first half.
Baker (9-3, 2-1 HAAC) closed the gap to within four points midway through the second half, but Evangel methodically put together a 19-2 run in a span of just over five minutes to to erase any chance of a Baker upset.
Jordan Honore and Ben Steinlage were the only Wildcats in double figures as each scored a team-high 13 points.
12.8.11 | Wrestling
Baker wrestling climbs to highest-ever ranking in Top 20 Poll
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In just their third season of existence, the Baker University wrestling team has cracked the NAIA Top 10 rankings. Baker moved up four spots after being ranked No. 14 in the previous NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll. The Wildcats jumped No. 11 Missouri Valley College and No. 12 Missouri Baptist.
Baker also boasts four individually ranked wrestlers. 125-pound freshman Bo Newport currently sits at No. 6, senior Jarell Price moved up to No. 2 in the 149-pound weight class, junior Parker Owen is ranked No. 8 in the 174- pound weight class, and junior Dylan Berg climbed three spots up to No. 4 in the heavyweight division.
12.13.11 | Athletics
Wildcats adopt families through Douglas County Salvation Army
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Champions of Character on the athletic field was an understatement this past weekend, as the Baker men’s basketball, softball, and volleyball team took time to give back to the local community.
Thanks to the help from Baker University public relations director Steve Rottinghaus, the Wildcats were able to go one extra step this holiday season and adopt two families in need.
12.20.11 | Athletics
Looking back at one of the most successful fall seasons in Baker history
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Full-throttle is probably the best word to describe this past fall at Baker University.
The Baker University football team opened the season ranked No. 23 in the nation and grabbed a season-opening bowl game victory over No. 10 Ottawa University, 41-16. Just this past weekend it was announced the ‘Cats finished the season ranked No. 22 after claiming their fifth-consecutive winning season at 7-3.