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UChicago Athletics Preview: October 21-27

UChicago Athletics Preview: October 21-27


Fresh off a historic week of wins, No. 1-ranked UChicago (21-1 record) will play its Senior Night match on Wednesday versus visiting Wheaton College (13-10). The Maroons then head to Michigan on Saturday to play No. 20-ranked Hope College (17-5) and Alma College (16-9).

On Tuesday, UChicago earned its first-ever No. 1 national ranking from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). The organization also named junior setter Emma Griffith as the national player of the week. The University Athletic Association (UAA) bestowed their weekly athlete honors to Griffith and junior outside hitter Freddie Paulson. UChicago has now defeated two teams this year that were ranked No. 1 at the time – Calvin University (Sept. 18) and Emory University (Oct. 20).

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, Oct. 23 @ 6:00 PM – Wheaton at UChicago

DATE/TIME: Saturday, Oct. 26 @ 4:00 PM (ET) – UChicago at Hope

DATE/TIME: Saturday, Oct. 26 @ 6:00 PM (ET) – UChicago vs. Alma (at Holland, Mich.)


Men's Soccer

The No. 3-ranked Maroons (8-1-4 record) will play their final non-conference game of the season on Wednesday night versus Carthage College (7-9).

UChicago is currently riding a five-match shutout streak. The Maroons remain undefeated in the UAA at 4-0, thanks to a pair of weekend road wins at Brandeis University (1-0) and New York University (1-0). Sophomore midfielders Sahil Modi and Jorge Branco provided the game-winning goals, with Branco's occurring in the second overtime. Junior goalkeeper Aaron Katsimpalis earned his third UAA Defensive Athlete of the Week of the season on Monday.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, Oct. 23 @ 7:00 PM – Carthage at UChicago


Women's Soccer

No. 13-ranked UChicago (10-1-2 record) has one non-conference contest remaining on its schedule as well. The Maroons will face a local opponent in Illinois Institute of Technology (9-5-2) on Thursday night.

UChicago won both ends of its weekend UAA road swing at Brandeis (2-1) and NYU (1-0). Junior midfielder Claudia Hodgetts scored the game-winner at NYU – all three of her goals this year have occurred in the past four games. The Maroons have been dominant in the first half of games this year, outscoring the opposition 19-1 to go with a 131-35 shot advantage.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, Oct. 24 @ 7:00 PM – UChicago at Illinois Tech


Swimming & Diving

The Maroons begin their 2019-20 competitive season with a dual meet in the western suburbs against regional foe Wheaton College.

UChicago is coming off one its most successful campaigns in school history in 2018-19. The Maroons submitted their highest team placings ever at the NCAA Championships, as the women took sixth and the men captured eighth. Byrne Litschgi led the way by winning the NCAA national title in the men's 200-yard backstroke. All told, 24 Maroons collected 52 All-American awards. Head Diving Coach Becky Benson had four divers earn All-American honors, and she was named the Women's Division III Diving Coach of the Year by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches' Association (CSCAA).

DATE/TIME: Saturday, Oct. 26 @ 1:00 PM – UChicago at Wheaton