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Sewanee Men, Chicago Women Claim ITA Cup Crowns

Plus: WIld and Woolly Wisconsin; Weekend Review; Swimming Preseason Polls

OCTOBER 16, 2023 | written by STEVE ULRICH

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1. Sewanee Men, Chicago Women Claim ITA Cup Crowns

Jordan Theron, Quinn Wicklund, Sewanee (photo by Liam Selvido)

It was a big weekend for the Sewanee men and the Chicago women as they walked away with the singles and doubles crowns at the ITA Cup in Rome, Ga.

Sewanee’s Jordan Theron was a double-winner, capturing the singles crown and the doubles title with teammate Quinn Wicklund.

The Mikos family celebrated a mid-October sweep, as Sylwia won the singles championship, while sister Oliwia teamed with Rena Lin to take the doubles trophy.

Finals Results

Singles (W): Sylwia Mikos (Chicago) d. Lindsay Eisenman (Claremont-M-S), 6-1, 6-2

Doubles (W): Oliwia Mikos/Rena Lin (Chicago) d. Matia Cristiani/Olivia Soffer (Babson), 6-1, 6-1

Singles (M): Jordan Theron (Sewanee) d. Dean Kamenev (Emory), 6-0, 6-3

Doubles (M): Theron/Quinn Wicklund (Sewanee) d. Kamenev/Nolan Shah (Emory), 6-1, 6-4


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2. Wild and Woolly Wisconsin

The weekly wars in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference led to another shuffling of teams in this week’s D3football.com poll. Whitewater’s win over River Falls just moved the Warhawks two places, remaining behind La Crosse. Aurora makes an appearance in the top 15, while no new teams entered the top 25.

  1. North Central, Ill. (25), 6-0

  2. Mount Union, 6-0

  3. Wartburg, 7-0

  4. Wisconsin-La Crosse, 5-1

  5. Wisconsin-Whitewater, 5-1

  6. Trinity, Texas, 5-1

  7. Saint John’s, 5-1

  8. Wisconsin-River Falls, 5-1

  9. Linfield, 5-0

  10. Johns Hopkins, 6-0

» Notable. Franklin RB Garrett Cora rushed 30 times for a DIII season-high 318 yards with four TDs as the Grizzlies defeated Defiance, 35-21. For the second game this season, Illinois College WR Collin Brunstein caught four TD passes as the Blueboys defeated Knox, 61-7. Bluffton RB Kainan Stoner carried 38 times for 295 yards with three scores in a losing cause as Rose-Hulman downed the Beavers, 52-28. Linfield defeated George Fox, 41-13, to extend their record streak for consecutive winning seasons to 67 in a row. For the first time since 1993, North Park has four wins in a season after downing Illinois Wesleyan, 20-18. Middlebury snapped Trinity’s (Conn.) 15-game unbeaten streak with a 20-15 triumph.

» Undefeated. According to NCAA Statistics, there are 15 undefeated teams remaining in Division III - Alma, Aurora, Belhaven, DePauw, Grove City, Johns Hopkins, Lake Forest, Linfield, Mount Union, Muhlenberg, North Central (Ill.), Randolph-Macon, Susquehanna, Wartburg and Whitworth.

» #WhyD3. For the fourth time this season, a Division III football game has attracted more than 10,000 spectators. Saint John’s reported an attendance of 10,477 for its game against Carleton. It is the second home game for the Johnnies over the 10K mark, while UW-Whitewater has the top two attended games, including a 20,113 attendance vs. UW-La Crosse.

3. Weekend Review

Soccer (M). #3 Emory is poised to move up in the USC rankings, defeating Carnegie Mellon, 2-1, combined with draws for #2 Mary Washington and co-#3 Middlebury. Christopher Newport drew with the Eagles, 1-1, while #10 Connecticut College fought the Panthers to a 1-all draw.

Soccer (W). #2 Carnegie Mellon and Emory each scored three times in a frenetic second-half in a 3-3 draw. #3 Washington U. bested #22 NYU, 1-0. #6 Case Western Reserve and #12 Rochester fought to a 1-1 draw, while #14 TCNJ toppled #11 Montclair State, 4-1.

Field Hockey. #1 Middlebury took care of #21 Trinity, 6-2. Also in the NESCAC, #7 Tufts beat back #10 Bates, 2-0. #13 Kean knocked off #11 Lynchburg, 3-2. And Johnson & Wales handed Lasell its first loss by a 3-1 count.

Volleyball (W). #2 Wisconsin-Oshkosh fought back from a 0-2 deficit to down #12 Washington U. and remain unbeaten at 26-0. #4 Northwestern continued to impress, sweeping #10 NYU. #19 Gustavus Adolphus fell to #7 UW-Whitewater in four sets and to unranked Carthage in five, but rebounded to take out #17 UW-Stevens Point in four. Mary Hardin-Baylor won for the 19th time in 20 matches with a sweep of East Texas Baptist.

4. Birds of a Feather: Eagles, Owls Top Preseason Pool Polls

Everybody into the pool! The 2023-24 season is underway.

The CSCAA has released its preseason top 25 and the Emory men and Kenyon women top the initial poll of the season.


  1. Emory

  2. Kenyon

  3. Chicago

  4. MIT

  5. NYU

  6. Williams

  7. Denison

  8. Washington U.

  9. Tufts

  10. Carnegie Mellon

» Conference Call: NESCAC (6), UAA (6), CC (2), Michigan (2), NCAC (2), NJAC (2), SCIAC (2), Liberty (1), NEWMAC (1), SUNYAC (1).


  1. Kenyon

  2. Emory

  3. Denison

  4. Williams

  5. Chicago

  6. Tufts

  7. NYU

  8. Johns Hopkins

  9. MIT

  10. Hope

» Conference Call. NESCAC (6), UAA (6), CC (3), Michigan (2), NCAC (2), SCIAC (2), NEWMAC (1), ODAC (1), SCAC (1), SUNYAC (1).

5. Lightning Round

🎾 Tennis. Alfred won the 2023 Empire 8 women’s title with a 5-3 victory against St. John Fisher. Pitt-Greensburg captured the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference women’s crown with a 5-0 sweep of Penn State Behrend. North Central (Ill.) swept Millikin, 9-0, for the CCIW women’s title. The AQ bid will be on the line in the spring.

6. Comings and Goings

  • HARTWICK - Darren Reisberg resigned as president effective at the end of the semester. James Mullen Jr. will serve as interim president

  • PACIFIC LUTHERAN - Lizzie Mitchell stepped down as head rowing coach

  • RANDOLPH - Paul Biggs named head men’s wrestling coach

  • SOUTHERN VIRGINIA - Bonnie H. Cordon named president

7. Plays of the Weekend

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