Trio from Marian softball named to all-tournament team

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Marian University softball had a trio of student-athletes named to the Finlandia Dome Classic all-tournament team after the Sabres went 4-0 to open the season. Senior Lindsey Strainis (Green Bay, Wis.) hit .357 at the tournament with a .400 on base percentage and tied for a team lead with an .857 slugging […]

Marian softball goes undefeated at Finlandia Dome Classic

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Marian University softball (4-0, 0-0 NACC) went undefeated at the Finlandia Dome Classic for the first time since 2007 with wins over Finlandia, UW-Superior, St. Scholastica, and Northland, respectively. Marian vs. Finlandia – 9-0 Win (5 Innings) The Sabres opened the tournament with a convincing 9-0 defeat over Finlandia in five innings […]

Sabre men’s hockey eliminated from NCHA Harris Cup

DE PERE, Wis. – Marian University men’s hockey (14-10-4, 11-5-2 NCHA) was defeated by No. 3 St. Norbert 6-2 in the NCHA Harris Cup semifinals. A power play goal from SNC in the middle of the opening period proved to be the lone tally in the opening stanza.  Junior Conner Blanck netted the equalizer at […]

Cross earns second Team of the Week selection

Junior Clay Cross of Marian University men’s hockey has been named to the Team of the Week for the second time this season after a four-point weekend against Northland. Cross (Glendale, Ariz.) had a hand in four of the six Sabre goals as Marian eliminated Northland from the NCHA Harris Cup playoffs.  Cross assisted […]

Bolin named to Team of the Week

Morgan Bolin of Marian University women’s hockey has been named to the Team of the Week to close out her junior campaign. Bolin (Cary, Ill.) scored a pair of power play goals on the weekend including the game-tying goal at then-ranked No. 5/6 Adrian in the season finale that earned Marian a point against […]

Season opener for Marian men’s lacrosse moved to Carroll

Due to the recent winter weather this week, the season opener tomorrow, Saturday, February 23, between Marian men’s lacrosse and Carroll has been moved to Carroll at 4 p.m. Last season, the Sabres traveled to Carroll in the middle of March and defeated the Pioneers 12-6 for the program’s second victory.  Live video and statistics […]

NCHA releases all-academic teams

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northern Collegiate Hockey Association has announced the 2018-19 all-academic teams, which consists of nine members from the Marian University men’s hockey program and seven members from the Marian University women’s hockey program. To earn a spot on the NCHA all-academic team a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of […]

Ticket information announced for NCHA Harris Cup semifinals

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. – Marian University men’s hockey earned a spot in the NCHA Harris Cup semifinals for a fourth straight year and ticketing information for the event has been announced by St. Norbert. Tickets for the game can be purchased at the St. Norbert box office, by phone at 920-403-3950, or toll-free at 1-800-762-2699.  The […]

Marian men’s lacrosse announces captains for 2019 season

Marian University men’s lacrosse has named senior Matt Htwe and sophomores Marcus Fosdick and Nick Klotz to serve as team captains for the 2019 season. Fosdick (Tucson, Ariz.) was one of the top defenders for the Sabres a season ago starting in all 17 games.  Fosdick finished second on the team with 12 caused turnovers […]

Sabre men’s volleyball splits trip to Aurora

AURORA, Ill. – Marian University men’s volleyball (3-8, 2-2 NACC) fell to Aurora in straight sets in NACC action before defeating Loras in five sets. In the opener of the day, the Sabre defense had a tough time stopping Aurora as the Spartans defeated the Sabres with set scores of 25-19, 27-25, and 25-18.  Senior […]

Sabre women’s basketball drops final game 69-41 at MSOE

MILWAUKEE – Marian University women’s basketball (2-18, 2-23 NACC) closed out the season falling to MSOE by a 69-41 final. The Sabres held pace with the Raiders to open the game only trailing 18-12 after the first quarter of action.  MSOE then put together their best offensive quarter of the game in the second scoring […]

Marian men’s volleyball earns tight sweep over Illinois Tech

CHICAGO – Marian University men’s volleyball (2-7, 2-1 NACC) opened a busy weekend defeating Illinois Tech in straight sets with set scores of 25-22, 25-23, and 25-23. The Sabres took an 11-4 advantage to open the match and eventually expanded their lead out to 24-17.  Illinois Tech kept things competitive fighting off five set points […]

Late rally falls short for Sabre men’s basketball 83-77

Marian University men’s basketball (7-17, 5-14 NACC) fell to Aurora in their final home game of the season by an 83-77 final. The Marian offense continued to shoot well to open the game going 15-29 (.517) from the field with five three-pointers in the first half.  The first half was back-and-forth with the largest lead […]

Sabre women’s basketball drops home finale 71-56

Marian University women’s basketball (2-22, 2-17 NACC) dropped their final home game of the season by a final of 71-56 against Dominican. The first quarter saw 11 total turnovers as neither offense found a good grove but Dominican was able to take an early 15-10 lead.  The Stars then were able to extend on their […]

Marian men’s basketball hosting CUC pushed to Wednesday

Due to the recent snowstorm, Marian University men’s basketball has pushed back their game against Concordia Chicago to tomorrow, Wednesday, February 13. The game will now open a basketball doubleheader with the men’s game at 5 p.m. and the Sabre women’s basketball game against Dominican immediately following at approximately 7 p.m.  The Sabres will now […]

Marian women’s basketball nearly upsets CUW 71-64

Marian University women’s basketball (2-21, 2-16NACC) rallied to take the lead in the third quarter but fell to Concordia Wisconsin 71-64. The first quarter saw the Falcons jump out early on the Sabres and take a 23-9 lead behind 8-17 (.471), and 4-8 (.500) from beyond the arc.  The Falcons were able to extend on […]

Marian men’s hockey opens weekend with 3-1 win over CSS

Marian University men’s hockey (12-8-4, 10-5-2 NCHA) opened the final weekend of the regular season with a 3-1 win over St. Scholastica. The game looked to be headed to a scoreless tie after one period but the Sabres would net a pair of goals in the final 45 seconds.  The first came from sophomore Dylan […]

Marian baseball tabbed fifth in NACC preseason poll

MILWAUKEE – Marian University baseball has been picked to finish in fifth according to the NACC preseason poll after receiving 185 votes, as voted on by the sports information directors and head coaches of the league. Concordia Chicago, who accumulated 285 points and 21 of 24 first-place votes, is coming off a 2018 season where […]

Marian softball picked third in NACC preseason poll

MILWAUKEE – After earning their first NACC championship in 2018, Marian University softball received 242 votes, five first-place selections, to finish third in the NACC preseason poll, as voted on by the sports information directors and head coaches of the league. Aurora (29-17, 16-6 NACC in 2018) will look to return to the top of […]

Sabre men’s tennis tabbed eighth in NACC preseason poll

MILWAUKEE – Marian University men’s tennis has been picked to finish in eighth according to the NACC preseason poll after picking up 75 votes, as voted on by the sports information directors and head coaches of the league. CUW tallied 193 points and received 13 of 20 first-place votes to edge NACC debutant Illinois Institute […]

Marian men’s basketball holds on for 74-66 win at Dominican

RIVER FOREST, Ill – Marian University men’s basketball (6-15, 4-12 NACC) won their second straight game defeating Dominican 74-66 on the road. The Marian offense shot the lights out all night long, especially in the first half where the Sabres went 18-28 (.643) from the field including 6-9 (.667) from three-point range.  After the Stars […]

Sabre women’s basketball drops thriller at Alverno

Marian University women’s basketball (2-19, 2-13 NACC) dropped a thriller to Alverno with a final score of 79-75. The Sabres opened with a 9-3 lead and took that lead out to 18-11 with 1:55 left in the quarter.  The Inferno rallied, however, in the final minutes going on an 11-2 run to take a 22-20 […]

Marian athletics announces addition of ACHA Division III hockey

More hockey is headed to Fond du Lac as the Marian University athletic department has announced the addition of an ACHA Division III hockey program. “We are proud to announce the addition of another hockey team to our slate of sports here at Marian,” commented director of athletics Jason Bartelt.  “With the recent success we […]

Marian track and field opens season at Red Hawk Invitational

RIPON, Wis. – Marian University track and field opened the indoor portion of their season at the Red Hawk Invitational, hosted by Ripon College. On the women’s side of things, Kadeesha Duncan led the Sabres on the day with a 29th place finish in the 200-meter dash clocking in at 29.83.  Adelie Requena also competed […]

Sabre women’s hockey falls in finale with Aurora

Marian University women’s hockey (5-13-3, 4-8-2 NCHA) suffered a 6-2 loss to Aurora to close out the series. The Spartans took a 4-0 lead on the Sabres scoring three goals in a span of 7:24 in the second period.  Junior Ally Fox started a rally for Marian with a shorthanded goal, her fourth of the […]

Marian men’s basketball battles late to defeat Edgewood

Marian University men’s basketball (5-15, 3-12 NACC) defeated Edgewood 76-72 to open the final month of the season. The majority of the first half was back-and-forth with Marian holding a 29-27 lead with 4:31 left in the first half.  The Sabres then went on an 8-2 run to take the first significant lead of the […]

Marian women’s hockey defeats Aurora to open series

Marian University women’s hockey (5-12-3, 4-7-2 NCHA) opened their series against Aurora with a convincing 4-1 victory. A power play goal opened the scoring for the day when senior Jill Schneider lit the lamp for the second time this season with assists to sophomore Maegan Shuck and junior Hannah Koniar.  The goal capped off a […]

Marian men’s hockey retains Battle of Highway 41 trophy

Marian University men’s hockey (11-8-4, 9-5-2 NCHA) defeated Lawrence 4-0 to retain possession of the Battle of Highway 41 trophy. Senior Jake Howie recorded a multi-goal game scoring the first two Sabre goals.  His first came at the 15:51 mark of the opening period with assists to freshmen Parker Colley and Troy Ring.  He then […]

Sabre men’s volleyball suffers sweep against Fontbonne

Marian University men’s volleyball (0-6, 0-0 NACC) was swept by Fontbonne with set scores of 26-24, 25-18, and 25-22. The first set was tight throughout with neither team managing a lead larger than four points.  Marian would erase that four-point deficit with a 10-5 late in the set giving the Sabres a set point opportunity […]

Marian women’s basketball defeats Rockford at home

Marian University women’s basketball (2-18, 2-13 NACC) earned a split in the season series with Rockford after a 77-63 win at home. Marian jumped out early on the Regents taking a 17-9 lead to open the first quarter, which eventually led to a 19-11 advantage heading into the first break.  The Sabre defense especially had […]

Pair of posts earn January Sabre of the Month honors

Sophomore Tristan Van Ess of Marian University men’s basketball and freshman Paris Harris of Marian University women’s basketball have been named the Sabres of the Month for January. Van Ess (Oostburg, Wis.) continued to lead the Sabres down low in the post ranking second on the team with 9.0 points per game to go with […]

Fox earns spot on Team of the Week

After a four-point weekend at St. Norbert, junior Ally Fox has earned a spot on the Team of the Week. Fox (Greenville, Wis.) opened the road NCHA series with a three-point game where she scored a goal and added two assists in an 8-4 Marian victory.  She then assisted the lone Sabre goal in […]

Sabre men’s hoops falls on the road at Rockford

ROCKFORD, Ill. – Marian University men’s basketball (4-15, 2-12 NACC) dropped the series finale to Rockford on the road by an 80-72 final. A layup from junior Will Polczynski put the score at 18-16 in favor of Rockford with 10:43 left in the first half to cap off a competitive start to the game.  From […]

Frigid temperatures force more postponements for Marian athletics

MILWAUKEE – For the safety of everyone involved, due to the extreme cold weather conditions in the Midwest, the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference has announced the postponements of all games scheduled for Tuesday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 30. The announcement affects the Marian men’s basketball program and Sabre women’s basketball program who were each […]

No. 2 Marian ACHA hockey clinches second NCHL championship

FOND DU LAC / MILWAUKEE – Marian University ACHA hockey (23-1-2, 13-0-1 NCHL) clinched their second NCHL championship defeating Marquette 4-3 in overtime at home before tying the Golden Eagles 4-4 on the road. In a series that pitted the top two teams in the NCHL, both games proved to be tight and required overtime.  […]

Marian women’s lacrosse picks up 38 votes in MWLC preseason poll

WAUKESHA, Wis. – Heading into their inaugural season, the Marian University women’s lacrosse program has been picked to finish in a tie for 12th in the MWLC according to the preseason poll. Hamline University has been picked to win the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference championship after receiving 11 of the 14 first-place votes and 160 […]

Snow continues to have impact on Marian athletics

Due to the recent heavy snow, both Marian University athletic road events scheduled for tonight have been postponed. The Marian men’s volleyball team was scheduled to travel to Maranatha Baptist in non-conference action for a 7 p.m. first serve. A make-up date has yet to be announced with the next scheduled Sabre men’s volleyball match […]

Marian men’s lacrosse picked sixth in MLC preseason poll

WAUKESHA, Wis. – Marian University men’s lacrosse was picked to finish sixth in the MLC preseason poll after receiving 64 votes. Concordia Wisconsin was picked as the favorite to win the conference this season after receiving 12 first-place votes and 115 points in total.  The Falcons finished a game back of first place last year […]

Road trip to Aurora moved to Monday for Marian women’s basketball

AURORA, Ill. – With a snowstorm scheduled to hit Illinois later today, the NACC match-up at Aurora for Marian women’s basketball has been moved to Monday, January 28. The game will remain a 7 p.m. tip with live video and statistics provided by the Aurora sports information department at  The match-up is the only […]

Vorva shutout leads Marian men’s hockey past Aurora

GENEVA, Ill. – In a defensive battle, Marian University men’s hockey (9-6-3, 7-3-1 NCHA) defeated Aurora 1-0 in NCHA action. The only goal the Sabres would need came at the 10:54 mark of the opening period when junior Conner Blanck scored his fifth goal of the season.  Freshman Troy Ring and fellow junior Clay Cross […]

Smallpage earns spot on Slug Slam all-tournament team

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Senior Jon Smallpage of Marian University men’s volleyball has been named to the Slug Slam all-tournament team after leading the Sabre offense all weekend. Smallpage finished the weekend with 54 kills in four matches for a 3.60 kills per set average to go with a .114 hitting percentage.  Beyond the strong […]

Marian men’s hockey knocks off No. 6/7 St. Norbert

Marian University men’s hockey (8-6-2, 6-3-0 NCHA) defeated No. 6/7 St. Norbert at home for the first time in program history by a 3-1 final. The Sabres would score three times in a span of 4:41 in the first period to take an early lead in the game.  Senior Nick Monfils opened the scoring with […]

Strainis earns NCHA weekly award

DULUTH, Minn. – Senior Lindsey Strainis of Marian University women’s hockey was named the NCHA Defensive Player of the Week after a pair of impressive performances over the weekend in non-conference action. Strainis opened the weekend with a 28-save performance against Saint Benedict as the Sabres dropped a tough 2-1 overtime game.  She then bounced […]

Marian men’s volleyball tabbed fourth in NACC preseason poll

MILWAUKEE – Marian University men’s volleyball was picked to finish fourth in the NACC according to conference preseason poll, as voted on by the head coaches and sports information directors of the league. Defending champion and 2018 NCAA Division III semifinalist Dominican University was picked to win the 2019 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference men’s volleyball […]

Blanck adds Team of the Week honor

Junior Conner Blanck of No. 13/15 Marian University men’s hockey has earned a spot on the Team of the Week for the first time in his career. Blanck (Fond du Lac, Wis.) had his second multi-point game of the season to help propel the Sabres past No. 10/11 St. Scholastica in the opener of […]

Blanck named NCHA Offensive Player of the Week

DULUTH, Minn. – Junior Conner Blanck of No. 13/15 Marian University men’s hockey has been named the NCHA Offensive Player of the Week announced the league office Wednesday. Blanck (Fond du Lac, Wis.) had his second multi-point game of the season to help propel the Sabres past No. 10/11 St. Scholastica in the opener of […]

Basketball seniors sweep Sabre of the Month awards

Senior Tyrese Pinson of Marian University men’s basketball and fellow senior Rachel Serchen of Marian University women’s basketball have been named the Sabres of the Month for December. Pinson (Racine, Wis.) had another strong month as the Sabres on both the offensive and defensive end of the court.  Pinson ranked second on the squad for […]

The long battle and road to recovery for Courtney Makinen

Junior Courtney Makinen (Oconomowoc, Wis.) of Marian University softball has been through the routine two times already. A few hectic weeks before finals, take your finals, then plenty of time to unwind at home and continue to get in shape for the upcoming softball season. Unfortunately, nothing about this year would be relatively close to […]

Marian SAAC raises 4,567 canned food items for local food pantry

MILWAUKEE – The 13th edition of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference’s “Cans Across the Conference” effort concluded recently with the league’s 13 member institutions collecting 50,536 items. This year marks the second straight the NACC has eclipsed the 50,000 mark after collecting a record 55,188 items in 2017. Alverno College topped this year’s standings with […]

Marian men’s basketball ends skid with win over LaGrange

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Marian University men’s basketball (3-8, 1-5 NACC) ended a seven-game skid defeating LaGrange 76-70 to close out the Daytona Beach Shootout. After a back-and-forth start, LaGrange would use a quick 9-0 run to take a 27-21 lead with 2:56 left in the first half for what proved to be their largest […]

Regents rally to defeat Sabre women’s basketball

ROCKFORD, Ill. – Marian University women’s basketball (0-6, 0-4 NACC) led at halftime but fell to Rockford by an 81-75 final in NACC action. The Marian offense didn’t hesitate to get things started as the Sabres scored 15 of the first 16 points of the game en route to a 19-11 advantage after the first […]

Vorva and Miller earn Sabre of the Month honors

Senior Hailey Miller of Marian University women’s hockey and junior Hunter Vorva of Marian University men’s hockey have been named the Sabres of the Month for November. Miller (Anoka, Minn.) recorded six points, three goals and three assists, in eight games to lead the Marian offense during the month of November.  After going pointless in […]

Sabre women’s basketball rally falls short versus MSOE

Marian University women’s basketball (0-5, 0-3 NACC) outscored MSOE 14-9 in the third quarter but fell to the Raiders by a 62-50 final. MSOE opened fast taking a 20-14 lead over the Sabres but Marian opened the second half strong to cut into that deficit.  The Sabres were able to open the second quarter with […]

No. 14 Marian men’s hockey shuts out Finlandia

HANCOCK, Mich. – No. 14 Marian University men’s hockey (6-2-1, 5-0-0 NCHA) earned their first shutout of the season defeating Finlandia 2-0. Senior Nick Monfils continued his strong start to the season scoring his fifth goal of the season at the 5:00 mark on the power play.  Fellow senior Lane Valimont assisted the goal for […]

Special teams lead Marian women’s hockey past Finlandia

Marian University women’s hockey (1-7-2, 1-4-2 NCHA) scored in every period as the Sabres defeated Finlandia in their series opener. Marian wasted no time getting the offense started as the Sabres fired 15 shots in the opening frame.  Junior Morgan Bolin opened the scoring with the penalty kill unit on the ice with her first […]

Sabre women’s basketball hangs tight with Concordia Chicago

RIVER FOREST, Ill. – Marian University women’s basketball (0-4, 0-2 NACC) dropped the season finale with Concordia Chicago by a 46-35 final. The Sabres were able to hang tight with the Cougars in the opening half as CUC led by a slim 21-20 margin.  Marian outscored the Cougars 12-10 in the second quarter where they […]

Top-ranked Marian ACHA hockey sweeps No. 4 Lindenwood on the road

SAINT CHARLES, Mo. – The regionally-ranked No. 1 Marian ACHA hockey team (18-0-0, 10-0-0 NCHL) swept No. 4 Lindenwood with a pair of 2-1 victories to keep their perfect season alive. In the opener, Marian would be outshot 43-23 but Justin Davidson continued his dominating season stopping 42 shots only allowing one first period goal.  […]

Marian men’s hoops opens season with victory over UW-Superior

The Marian University men’s basketball (1-0, 0-0 NACC) offense looked strong in a 74-66 season-opening win over UW-Superior. The Sabres opened the game strong using a 20-4 run in the first 7:29 of the game to take an early lead.  Senior Will Olewinski capped off the fast start with back-to-back three pointers.  The Yellow Jackets […]

Marian women’s hockey ties with Trine to open series

ANGOLA, Ind. – Marian University women’s hockey (0-5-2, 0-3-2 NCHA) held off a Trine comeback to tie the Thunder 2-2 in the series opener. Neither team was able to light the lamp in the opening period but the Sabres were able to score the first goal of the game 4:31 into the second period.  Senior […]

Sabre women’s basketball drops opener to Concordia Chicago

Marian University women’s basketball (0-1, 0-1 NACC) played even to Concordia Chicago in the first and fourth quarter, but the Cougars pulled away in the middle quarters to defeat the Sabres 68-42. Marian opened the game strong shooting 5-12 (.417) from the field in the opening quarter as the Sabres and Cougars drew even at […]

Vorva repeats as NCHA Defensive Player of the Week

WAUKESHA, Wis. – For a second straight week, junior goalie Hunter Vorva of No. 7/11 Marian University men’s hockey has been named the NCHA Defensive Player of the Week. Vorva (Kalamazoo, Mich.) helped Marian stay perfect on the young season with wins over Lake Forest and Aurora.  He posted a strong weekend in goal, allowing […]

No. 3 Marian ACHA hockey retains Mequon du Lac Cup

FOND DU LAC / MEQUON, Wis. – No. 3 Marian University ACHA hockey (16-0-0, 10-0-0 NCHL) retained possession of the Mequon du Lac Cup after sweeping Concordia Wisconsin with 11-0 and 9-1 finals. Alex Kruger posted a shutout for the Sabres in the opener stopping all 23 shots he would face.  From there, the offense […]

Late push lifts Falcons past Sabre women’s hockey

Marian University women’s hockey (0-5-1, 0-3-1 NCHA) fell to Concordia Wisconsin by a 6-2 final in their series finale. The Sabres hung with the Falcons trading goals to a 2-2 score before the Falcons scored four unanswered goals, the last of which was an empty-net tally.  After an early CUW goal to open the game, […]