April 4, 2011

With the weather finally warming up, all of the spring sports at Miami are also heating up while a winter sport competes for a world championship.

Tennis went 2-0 last weekend and has won 21 straight regular-season MAC matches.


TENNIS
Last Week: Miami (13-5, 4-0 MAC) extended its regular-season Mid-American Conference win streak to 21 matches with a pair of wins on the weekend. On Friday, the RedHawks downed Bowling Green, 5-2, on the road, winning the doubles point and four of six singles matches. (RECAP) The next day, Miami continued to roll, topping Western Michigan, 6-1, in a battle of teams that combined for the last six MAC tennis titles. (RECAP)This Week: Miami remains on the road, traveling to DeKalb, Ill. for a match against Northern Illinois Friday, April 8 at 2 p.m. ET.

Congrats to junior Riekie Honiball, who was named MAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week March 30 after winning all four matches she played during the RedHawks’ conference-opening weekend. (RELEASE)

SOFTBALL
Last Week: The RedHawks (16-12, 2-2 MAC) opened league play over the weekend, splitting a pair of games with both Akron and Ohio. On Friday, Miami won the first game of a doubleheader with the Zips, 4-0, behind pitcher Jenna McGivney led the charge with a two-run blast en route to a 3-0 win. (RECAP) This Week: Softball hosts three home games as IPFW comes to town Wednesday, April 6 in an added non-conference game at 1:30 p.m. in Oxford before resuming MAC action. The ‘Hawks then welcome Ball State for one game each Saturday, April 9 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 at 1 p.m.

Congrats to a pair of freshmen who won MAC East weekly softball awards last week, as Paige Myers won MAC East Pitcher of the Week while first baseman Allie Larrabee was tabbed Co-MAC East Player of the Week March 29. (RELEASE)

Kyle Weldon hit two home runs against Ball State as Miami won Saturday's game 11-8.


BASEBALL
Last Week: After going 5-0 two weeks ago, Miami baseball (13-14, 4-2 MAC) went just 1-3 this past week while also having a game postponed. The RedHawks were blanked to start the week on Tuesday, March 29, as local rival Dayton bested Miami, 6-0. Kyle Weldon and Bryce Redeker, both of whom belted home runs as well. (RECAP) BSU took the rubber-match Sunday however, 6-3, despite an eighth-inning rally and another round-tripper for Weldon. (RECAP)This Week: Miami is scheduled to play five games, including two against Big Ten foes. The RedHawks begin the week by hosting Indiana Tuesday, April 5 at 6 p.m. before traveling to Columbus to face Ohio State Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. Miami then returns to MAC action with a three-game set at Northern Illinois Friday to Sunday. Game times are 4:05 p.m. ET April 8 and 2:05 p.m. ET April 9-10.

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD
Last Week: Behind a pair of event wins from senior Robbie Fisher in the 3K steeplechase and sophomore John Cantwell in the triple jump and five runner-up finishes, Miami placed second at the Oliver Nikoloff Open, hosted by the University of Cincinnati Saturday. The ‘Hawks totaled 130 points while the host Bearcats won with 145 points. (RECAP) This Week: Miami returns home to host the 26th annual Miami Invitational, April 8-9 at George Rider Track.

Congrats to sophomore Jarrod Eick, who was named MAC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week March 29 after picking up two wins at the season-opening Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational. (RELEASE)

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD
Last Week: The majority of the RedHawks competed Saturday at the Oliver Nikoloff Open in Cincinnati but three throwers traveled to Columbia, Mo. for the Missouri Relays Friday and Saturday. On Friday, freshman Katie Lenahan (800m run) and Magda Wikar (long jump) while junior Alexandra Roberts was the top collegiate finisher (third overall) in the shot put at Missouri. (RECAP) This Week: Miami reunites April 8-9 to host the 26th annual Miami Invitational at George Rider Track.

SYNCHORNIZED SKATING
This Week: Miami’s senior synchronized skating team travels to Helsinki, Finland for the World Championships April 8-9 where it will look to become the first U.S. team to ever win gold. The RedHawks’ best finish, also the best finish by a U.S. team, was a silver medal in 2007.

Andy Miele was named a Hobey Hat Trick finalist and signed an NHL contract last week.


HOCKEY
Last week was a big week for Miami senior Andy Miele. On Wednesday, he was named a Hobey Hat Trick finalist as one of three players up for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, given annually to the top player in college. (RELEASE) The winner will be announced Friday at 7 p.m. ET in St. Paul, Minn. as part of the Frozen Four and will be carried live on ESPNU. Saturday, the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL then announced they had signed Miele to an entry-level deal with Miele set to practice with the club Monday. (RELEASE)

SPRING FOOTBALL
Coach Don Treadwell's RedHawk football team reached the halfway point of spring practice, concluding week two with a Friday afternoon scrimmage. (RELEASE)

Photo Gallery of Scrimmage

WOMEN’S SOCCER
Last Week: The RedHawks continued their spring slate last Saturday, playing to a 1-1 draw at Xavier with Giselle Mangal tallying Miami’s goal. Head coach Bobby Kramig also announced the hiring of Matt Ward as Miami’s new assistant coach March 31. (RELEASE) This Week: The ‘Hawks play at Louisville Friday, April 8 at 6 p.m. in their next spring exhibition match.

MEN’S BASKETBALL
This past Sunday, Miami head men’s basketball coach Charlie Coles joined several other coaching luminaries as a Guardian of the Game, which is presented by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Coles was presented with the NABC Guardians of the Game Pillar Award for Education presented by The Hartford during Sunday’s Guardians of the Game Awards Show, which was part of the NABC Convention held in conjunction with the Final Four in Houston. (RELEASE)

The next Red & White Club luncheon will be Wednesday, April 6 at Millett Hall with head football coach Don Treadwell and head soccer coach Bobby Kramig as the guest speakers. (RELEASE) Please RSVP by today by emailing RWClub@muohio.edu or calling (513) 529-8097. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

GO REDHAWKS!