Marian men’s basketball easily topples Maranatha Baptist 100-60

Marian University men’s basketball finished with triple digits at the end of regulation for the first time since 2013 defeating Maranatha Baptist 100-60 to open the season. The Sabres opened the game with a 15-12 but following a timeout scored 10 unanswered points to draw a Maranatha Baptist timeout.  The Sabercats were able to whittle […]

Marian athletics suspends in-person attendance indefinitely

As uncertainty continues to surround the COVID-19 pandemic, Marian University athletics has announced the indefinite suspension of in-person attendance for all home games. Sabre athletics has made this decision to protect the safety and well-being of not only the Marian University community but visiting teams as well.  Marian will continue to closely monitor and adjust […]

NACC Announces Updated Return-to-Play Plans for 2020-21 Academic Year

MILWAUKEE, Wis. ( — The Council of Chief Executive Officers of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) met last week and approved a plan for the Conference to resume competition in 2021. The sports of men’s and women’s basketball will resume play in late January. The athletic administrators of the NACC were given approval from the Chief Executive Officers […]

Marian men’s hockey sends four overseas to play professionally

Four members from the Marian University men’s hockey class of 2020 have signed professional contracts to continue their playing careers overseas. After an illustrious career in a Sabre sweater, goalie Hunter Vorva signed to play for Marseille Hockey Club who competes in France 2.  Vorva appeared in net 78 times over his three seasons at […]

The melting pot of Marian University golf

Over the past four years, the Marian University men’s and women’s golf programs have been a melting pot with student-athletes located around the country. Marian University has been the collegiate choice of golfers from 15 different states going coast to coast from California to Florida including both Hawaii and Alaska as well.  With the long […]

Hometown kid looks to continue to lead Marian women’s volleyball

Sophomore Monica Dreifuerst looks to build off of a strong freshman campaign and continue to lead the Sabre women’s volleyball program. A highly touted recruit out of Fond du Lac High School, Dreifuerst earned three varsity letters during her high school career.  She went on to earn second team all-conference honors her junior season and […]

Marian athletics announces cancellation of Korbie Classic

Marian University athletics has announced the cancellation of the annual Korbie Classic golf outing. The Korbie Classic traditionally has served as the opening event for homecoming weekend.  With health and safety as the main priority, Marian University athletics has made the difficult decision to cancel the annual golf outing.  The 2020 version of the Korbie […]

NACC announces updated competition schedules for 2020-21 academic year

MILWAUKEE ( – The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) has announced adjusted scheduling and/or tournament formats for 13 of its 21 championship sports for the 2020-21 academic year. In late July, the NACC announced the postponement of all-conference regular-season competition and championships during the fall and winter seasons through December 31, 2020. Impacted fall sports […]

Marian softball opens registration for Fall Academy

Marian University softball has announced a three-week Fall Academy being held Sunday, Sept. 13, Sunday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 27. The camp will be broken down into two age groups with kids in 2nd-6th grade running from noon to 2 p.m. and grades 7th-12th from 2:30-4:30 p.m.  The cost of attending one session of […]

Davidson earns tryout with Huntsville Havoc of SPHL

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Former standout goalie Justin Davidson of Marian University ACHA D2 hockey has earned a tryout with the Huntsville Havoc of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). “Justin wasn’t a typical Marian ACHA player that went to play junior hockey to develop his game for a couple of years after high school,” commented […]

NCHA moves conference play to 2021

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) announced today that it will be moving conference play to the 2021 calendar year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Conference athletic directors made the difficult decision in order to protect the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, staff and administration, their families, and broader campus […]

Straight from home to become a Sabre

The Marian University women’s soccer program has taken advantage of a rare type of student-athlete recently by recruiting high schoolers who are home schooled. The Sabres currently boast three home schooled student-athletes on their roster in Charity Hertel along with sisters Alicia Balken and Jenae Balken.  Despite not attending a traditional high school, head coach […]

NACC announces postponement of fall sports

MILWAUKEE – The Council of Chief Executive Officers, institution presidents, of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) today announced that they have made the difficult decision to postpone all conference regular-season competitions and championship events through December 31, 2020. Student-athletes at the member institutions were notified on Friday. “While we recognize this is disappointing news […]

From pineapples to pine trees

Fond du Lac, Wis. is over 4,000 miles away from the islands of Hawaii, but for some Marian student-athletes, Wisconsin has become a second home. Marian University has students from across the world make their way to Wisconsin for the opportunity at higher education, but for Sabre athletics, senior AJ Rambaud and sophomore Dax Martin […]

Sabres enjoying strong start to eSports season

Despite a lack of sporting events, Marian University athletics has still seen a lot of action in the past couple of weeks through the newly introduced eSports team. The Sabre eSports program was introduced just a couple of months ago in late March and has already been busy with action.  Marian has competed in League […]

Four Sabers earn NTCA all-academic honors

WHITEWATER, Wis. – Four Marian University student-athletes have been named to the National TenPin Coaches Association (NTCA) all-academic team. A total of 380 student-athletes from 69 different institutions were honored for their excellence in the classroom.  In order to be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.4 […]

Marian athletics sets school record with 106 NACC scholar-athletes

MILWAUKEE – A total of 106 Marian University student-athletes have been named to the NACC all-academic team announced the league office Tuesday. This marks the first time in school history Marian University has had more than 100 student-athletes recognized as all-academic by the NACC and marks the third consecutive year that the Sabres have had […]

Marian softball announces return of Mondays at Marian

Marian University softball has announced the annual Mondays at Marian camp will begin Monday, July 6, and run every Monday until July 27. The camp will be broken down into two age groups with kids entering 8th to 12th grade running from 10 a.m. to noon, and kids entering 3rd to 7th grade following from […]

Four Sabres earn spot on CIBC academic honor roll

WHITEWATER, Wis. – A total of 31 student-athletes were recognized as members of the academic honor roll by the Central Intercollegiate Bowling Conference (CIBC). To be recognized for the award, student-athletes must have maintained a 3.40 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale for the 2019-20 academic year.  Four student-athletes from Marian were […]

MLC, MWLC announce all-academic teams

WAUKESHA, Wis. – The Midwest Lacrosse Conference (MLC) and Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference (MWLC) have announced their all-academic teams for the 2019-20 academic year. To be named all-academic by either conference a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 through the 2019-20 academic year. On the men’s side, the MLC recognized a total […]

NACC Optimistic About Return of Competition This Fall

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (June 8, 2020) — Leadership of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) today announced they expect schools to be able to safely offer athletic competition this fall. The NACC’s Council of Chief Executive Officers (institution presidents) met last week to discuss the fall semester sports plans and expressed optimism about their return. All […]

Duo from Marian men’s volleyball honored by NACC

MILWAUKEE – Senior Jacob DeGroot and sophomore Liam Skinner have each been recognized as All-NACC honorable mention selections announced the conference office Wednesday afternoon. DeGroot (Kaukauna, Wis.) led the Sabre offense during the shortened 2020 season recording 143 kills with a 2.42 kills per set average to earn his first all-conference honor.  He also had […]

Dye and Thomas named all-conference by NACC

MILWAUKEE – Junior Maxwell Dye and freshman Trent Thomas have each been named All-NACC based on their performances from the first two rounds of the NACC championship. Dye (Kenai, Alaska) shot a 159, tied for 10th, between the first two rounds of the NACC championship after shooting a 77 followed by an 82.  His 77 […]

Rogers selected as next Marian women’s basketball head coach

Kristen Rogers has been selected as the 14th head coach of the Marian University women’s basketball program announced director of athletics Jason Bartelt. “After conducting a thorough search of extremely talented women’s basketball coaches, I am excited to have Kristen accept the position of becoming our next head coach,” commented Bartelt.  “She has been around […]

Rauhut and Dugandzic named Sabres of the Month for March

Senior Paige Rauhut of Marian University softball and junior Nick Dugandzic of Sabre baseball have been named the Sabres of the Month for March. Rauhut (McHenry, Ill.) had a dominant spring break posting a 1.62 earned run average over seven starts and nine appearances.  She would toss three complete games with one shutout and one […]

Marian athletics announces addition of eSports to varsity lineup

Marian University athletics has announced the addition of eSports as an official club sport bringing Marian to 25 sports in total. “eSports is such an up-and-coming sport that it only made sense to add it to our ever-growing athletic department,” commented director of athletics Jason Bartelt.  “I look forward to welcoming new student-athletes to campus […]

Mueller named first-team all-conference by CIBC

WHITEWATER, Wis. – Senior Samantha Mueller of Marian University women’s bowling has been named first-team all-conference, as announced by the league Thursday afternoon. In her only senior as a Sabre, Mueller (Fond du Lac, Wis.) helped lay the foundation for the Sabre women’s bowling program in their inaugural season.  Mueller helped lead Marian to the […]

Loesch earns final NACC player of the week award

MILWAUKEE – Junior Peyton Loesch of Marian University softball has been named the NACC player of the week, as voted on by the sports information directors of the league. Loesch (Bolingbrook, Ill.) had a strong finish to the annual spring trip hitting 12-for-19 (.632) with a 1.053 slugging percentage. She also scored seven times and […]

Marian athletics response to COVID-19

Marian University and Sabre athletics are continually monitoring and taking the necessary precautions to aid in the prevention of the COVID-19 virus on campus to protect the health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff. With the health and safety of student-athletes in mind, along with the welfare of campus communities, the Northern Athletics Collegiate […]

Sabre men’s lacrosse falls to Potsdam 15-8

POTSDAM, N.Y. – Marian University men’s lacrosse (2-2, 0-1 MLC) closed out their spring break trip falling to Potsdam 15-8. The Bears were able to get out to a fast start scoring the first three goals of the game.  Sophomore Erik Horman was able to score the first Marian goal which was followed by another […]

Marian baseball earns sweep of Bethany Lutheran

TUCSON, Ariz. – Marian University baseball (3-4, 0-0 NACC) earned their first sweep of the season defeating Bethany Lutheran 15-3 and 5-1. The Vikings were able to open the doubleheader with a 2-0 lead after three but the Sabre offense went on to score 15 runs in the final four innings.  Junior Nick Dugandzic drove […]

Sabre men’s volleyball falls to Lakeland in four sets

PLYMOUTH, Wis. – Marian University men’s volleyball (6-10, 0-5 NACC) dropped two sets by two points and another by three sets in a tight four-set match at Lakeland. Lakeland jumped out to a fast 7-1lead only to have the Sabres rally and bring the set back to a two-point match at 9-7.  The Muskies were […]

Rauhut earns NACC pitcher of the week honors

MILWAUKEE – Senior Paige Rauhut had a strong start to the annual Marian softball spring break trip and has been named the NACC pitcher of the week, as voted on by the sports information directors of the league. Rauhut (McHenry, Ill.) was dominant in the circle, posting a 3-0 mark with a save as Marian […]

Late rally lifts Carthage past Marian baseball 13-10

TUCSON, Ariz. – Marian University baseball (1-4, 0-0 NACC) led going into the bottom of the eighth but a big frame from Carthage lifted the Red Men past the Sabres 13-10. Carthage was able to plate one run in the first four innings but Marian was able to hold the lead after a five-run third […]

Marian baseball splits opening day of spring trip

TUCSON, Ariz. – Marian University baseball (1-1, 0-0 NACC) defeated Luther 10-5 before falling to Mount Marty 11-9 to open their annual spring trip. The Sabres were able to open the day with an RBI single from junior Jonah Landowski in the top half of the first.  Marian was then able to break the game […]

Vitali and Enns earn All-NCHA recognition

DULUTH, Minn. – Sophomore Gianni Vitali and freshman Ty Enns have each earned All-NCHA recognition announced the league office Tuesday. In his first season as a Sabre, Vitali (Grand Rapids, Mich.) had a breakout season to earn All-NCHA honors as a forward.  Vitali led the Sabre offense scoring 16 goals and 18 points for a […]

Johnson and Jurney named Sabres of the Month for February

Sophomore Jacob Jurney of Marian University men’s volleyball and senior Morgan Johnson of Marian University women’s basketball have been named the Sabres of the Month for February. Jurney (Germantown, Wis.) paced the Sabre offense for the month as Marian went on to win three non-conference matches.  For the month, Jurney led the team with 92 […]

Marian track and field has historic day at NACC championships

KENOSHA, Wis. – Marian University track and field concluded the indoor portion of their season competing at the NACC championships. The Sabre men saw several notable performances highlighted by a record-setting performance from Hunter Meyers in the 55-meter dash.  Meyers ran a 6.83 to set a program record and finished 10th for the event.  Jackson […]

Sabre men’s volleyball battles with No. 13 Benedictine

Marian University men’s volleyball (6-8, 0-3 NACC) fell to No. 13 Benedictine in straight sets with set scores of 27-25, 25-17, and 25-20. The first set was a nail biter with neither team leading by more than four points when the Sabres held an 11-7 advantage.  The Eagles were able to rally using a 10-3 […]

Sabre men’s lacrosse drops MLC opener 13-11 at Benedictine

LISLE, Ill. – Marian University men’s lacrosse (1-1, 0-1 MLC) dropped their first game of conference action falling to Benedictine 13-11 on the road. After Marian opened with the first pair of goals the Eagles bounced back with six unanswered goals to take a 6-2 lead with 7:40 left in the second quarter.  Sophomore Colt […]

Marian women’s lacrosse bumps season opener to Sunday

With cold temperatures in the forecast, Marian University women’s lacrosse has moved their doubleheader with William Penn and Concordia Chicago to Sunday, March 1. The Sabres will open the twin bill taking on William Penn at noon followed by an MWLC game against Concordia Chicago at 3:30 p.m. Both games will have a live video […]

NCHA releases all-academic honorees

DULUTH, Minn. – The NCHA has announced that 196 total student-athletes have been named all-academic including 37 of whom have earned their spot for the third time. To earn a spot on the NCHA all-academic team a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30, and hold at least a sophomore […]

Robertson collects MLC offensive player of the week award

WAUKESHA, Wis. – Sophomore Colt Robertson of Marian University men’s lacrosse has been picked as the MLC offensive player of the week, as announced by the league office Tuesday night. Robertson (Reno, Nev.) posted a nine-point game as Marian opened the season with a 21-2 victory over Northland in non-conference action.  Robertson scored five goals […]

Cusey earns NCHA defensive player of the week honors

DULUTH, Minn. – Senior Maggie Cusey of Marian University women’s hockey has been named the NCHA defensive player of the week announced the league office Tuesday. Cusey (Mankato, Minn.) made her final appearance in goal a memorable one leading the Sabres to a 1-1 tie against St. Scholastica.  She would make 45 saves in the […]

Marian baseball cancels trip to Illinois

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – With cold temperatures in the forecast, Marian University baseball has canceled their season-opening trip to Illinois where the Sabres were scheduled to take on Monmouth (Ill.) and Dubuque. The Sabres will now open their season at the Tucson Invitational where Marian will play eight games over seven days.  Marian has also added […]

Marian men’s lacrosse cruises past Northland 21-2

Marian University men’s lacrosse (1-0, 0-0 MLC) defeated Northland 21-2 to open the season in non-conference action. The first half was all Marian as the Sabres scored five goals in the first quarter and added three more in the second to go up 8-0 after 30 minutes.  Freshman Richard Summers III would stop all four […]

Sabre women’s basketball drops final game 66-59 at MSOE

Marian University women’s basketball (4-21, 4-16 NACC) was defeated 66-59 by MSOE to close out the season. The Raiders were able to jump out to an early lead outscoring the Sabres 21-16 in the opening quarter.  A defensive second quarter saw MSOE extend their lead out to 31-21 with a 10-5 advantage in the second […]

Marian women’s hockey ties CSS 1-1 to open final series

Marian University women’s hockey (4-18-2, 2-11-2 NCHA) tied St. Scholastica 1-1 to open their final series of the season. The opening period was a defensive battle as only 11 shots would go on net in the scoreless period.  Marian broke the tie when senior Morgan Bolin scored a power-play goal at the 13:45 mark to […]

Marian men’s volleyball splits trip to Maranatha Baptist

WATERTOWN, Wis. – Marian University men’s volleyball (5-6, 0-2 NACC) fell to Maranatha Baptist in five sets before defeating Greenville in four sets in a pair of non-conference matches. The Sabre defense got out to a slow start as Maranatha Baptist would hit .483 in the opening set to defeat Marian 25-20.  The Sabres bounced […]

Sabre softball swept by UW-Oshkosh to open season

OSHKOSH, Wis. – Marian University softball (0-2, 0-0 NACC) fell 10-9 and 10-1 in five innings against UW-Oshkosh to open the season. The opener of the series saw a lot of offense early as the two teams combined for 12 runs in the first inning and a half.  A passed ball allowed junior Gianna Esposito […]

Sabre men’s basketball drops final road game 84-68 at CUC

RIVER FOREST, Ill. – Marian University men’s’ basketball (4-20, 3-16 NACC) fell at Concordia Chicago 84-68 in their final road game of the year. The game proved to be one of several momentum shifts as each team found success for extended periods of time.  Marian opened the first 10 minutes of the first half outscoring […]

Marian baseball picked sixth in NACC preseason poll

MILWAUKEE – Marian University baseball received 178 total votes to finish sixth in the NACC preseason poll, as voted on by the head coaches and sports information directors of the league. Concordia University Chicago, which has won or shared nine of the last 11 NAAC baseball titles, emerged as the top pick in the 2020 […]

Sabre softball tabbed fifth in NACC preseason poll

MILWAUKEE – Marian University softball received 197 total points to finish fifth in the NACC preseason poll, as voted on by the head coaches and sports information directors of the league. Defending tournament champion Milwaukee School of Engineering edged defending regular-season champion Concordia University Wisconsin by one point to claim the top spot.  MSOE (34-12, […]

Marian men’s tennis picked sixth in NACC preseason poll

MILWAUKEE – Marian University men’s tennis received 43 points for a sixth-place finish in the NACC preseason poll, as voted on by the head coaches and sports information directors of the league. Defending champion Illinois Tech (18-10, 9-0 NACC last season) was the unanimous choice to capture a second-straight title topping the preseason poll with […]

Sabre women’s basketball suffers 73-62 loss to Alverno

Marian University women’s basketball (4-18, 4-13 NACC) fell to Alverno 73-62 to close out the season series. After a three-pointer from freshman Madison Holdiman made the game 12-11 with 3:08 left in the first quarter, the Inferno were able to score nine unanswered points to take a 21-11 lead into the first stoppage.  The two […]

Sabre women’s hockey swept by Aurora in 3-1 road loss

GENEVA, Ill. – Marian University women’s hockey (4-16-1, 2-9-1 NCHA) outshot the Spartans but fell 3-1 in their final road game of the season. Game two of the series between the Sabres and Spartans was eerily similar to the opener as Aurora once again scored in all three periods leading to the sweep.  The Sabres […]

Sabre women’s hockey drops series opener at Aurora 3-1

GENEVA, Ill. – Marian University women’s hockey (4-15-1, 2-8-1 NCHA) dropped the opener of their final road series of the season at Aurora by a 3-1 final. The Spartans were able to score one goal in all three periods en route to the victory.  Freshman Jade Williams was able to tie the game at 1-1 […]

Premier goal scorers take January Sabre of the Month honors

Sophomore Gianni Vitali of Marian University men’s hockey and senior Morgan Bolin of Marian University women’s hockey have been named the Sabres of the Month for January. Vitali (Grand Rapids, Mich.) paced the Sabres with 12 points over seven games leading Marian to a 5-2-0 record in January including a perfect 4-0-0 mark at home.  […]

Sabre men’s basketball suffers 88-77 loss to Rockford

Marian University men’s basketball (3-17, 2-13 NACC) closed out the season series with Rockford falling to the Regents 88-77. The Sabres bounced back after Rockford jumped out to an 11-3 lead with an 18-5 spurt that saw the Sabres take a 21-16 advantage.  Marian would hold onto the lead out to a 32-27 tally with […]

Enns and Vorva sweep NCHA weekly honors

DULUTH, Minn. Freshman Ty Enns and senior Hunter Vorva of Marian University men’s hockey have been named the NCHA players of the week, as announced by the league office Tuesday. Enns (Cartwright, Man.) is the NCHA offensive player of the week after playing a key role in Marian’s weekend sweep of Concordia Wisconsin, finishing with […]

Late rally lifts SNC past Sabre women’s hockey 3-2

DE PERE, Wis. – Marian University women’s hockey (4-13-1, 2-6-1 NCHA) dropped their opener of an NCHA series at St. Norbert by a 3-2 final. The defenses came to play as the two squads would only fire 37 shots on goal in the game.  The Green Knights opened the scoring in the first period before […]

Marian men’s hockey bounces back to defeat CUW 7-4

Marian University men’s hockey (13-6-1, 9-6-1 NCHA) closed out the game with five unanswered goals to defeat Concordia Wisconsin 7-4. Both offenses came out scoring with the two squads combining for three goals in the first 4:37 of the game.  The Falcons opened the scoring just 1:37 in before junior Anthony Orubor scored his second […]

Marian men’s lacrosse tabbed fifth in MLC preseason poll

WAUKESHA, Wis. – Marian University men’s lacrosse received 100 points to finish fifth in the MLC preseason poll, as voted on by the head coaches of the league. Aurora received seven of the 13 first-place votes and 138 total points in the preseason poll to be the favorite to win the league.  The Spartans finished […]

Marian women’s lacrosse picked 10th in MWLC preseason poll

WAUKESHA, Wis. – Marian Univesity women’s lacrosse received 62 total votes to finish 10th in the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference preseason poll, as voted on by the head coaches of the league. Hamline received 11 of the 14 first-place votes and 167 total points in the preseason poll and was picked as the favorite to […]

Marian men’s volleyball splits home triangular

Marian University men’s volleyball (2-2, 0-1 NACC) defeated Wittenberg in five sets before falling to Lakeland in straight sets to split a home triangular. The Sabre offense had a strong start to the day hitting .320 in the first set against Wittenberg and followed that up with a .389 hitting percentage in the second.  This […]

Marian women’s hockey shuts out Northland 3-0 in series opener

ASHLAND, Wis. – Marian University women’s hockey (4-11-1, 2-5-1 NCHA) opened a non-conference series at Northland with a 3-0 win, their third shutout of the season. Marian was able to open the scoring just 4:03 in when senior Morgan Bolin scored for the third-straight game with an assist to freshman Brooke Anderson.  The goal was […]

Fast start propels Marian men’s hockey to 5-2 win at MSOE

MILWAUKEE – Marian University men’s hockey (11-4-1, 7-4-0 NCHA) defeated MSOE 5-2 to open an NCHA home-and-home series. The Sabres started strong scoring just 56 seconds in when sophomore Parker Colley scored his sixth of the season with an assist to fellow sophomore Gianni Vitali.  This proved to be the only goal of the period […]