A – Alexis Machuga (Women’s Hockey): Machuga (Rochester Hills, Mich.) led the Falcons in assists last year as a junior with 19 and was second on the team in points with 23. Machuga will serve as this year’s team captain as voted on by her teammates.
B – Brunner-Jones, Stacey (Women’s Basketball Coach): Brunner-Jones enters her 12th season at the helm of the Concordia University Wisconsin’s Women's Basketball program in 2015-16. She is the winningest head coach in program history with a record of 203-97. She recorded her 200th win last February in a 62-54 victory over Lakeland.
C – Cassidy, Shawn (Men’s Basketball Coach): Cassidy enters his eighth season as the head coach of Concordia University Wisconsin's Men's Basketball program. He is the program's second winningest coach and enters the 2015-16 campaign with a 134-80 overall record. Cassidy coached the Falcons to the programs first ever NACC tournament championship last year and earned the right to appear in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
D – Defending conference champs (Men’s Basketball & Wrestling): The CUW Men’s Basketball team won the programs first ever NACC Tournament championship defeating the number two seed Benedictine in the semi-finals and then defeating the number one seed Aurora 73-71 taking the NACC crown. The CUW Wrestling team dominated the Northern Wrestling Association Tournament last year and won the team title convincingly, while six Falcons won their respective weight bracket. The title was the third-consecutive for the Falcons.
E – Eric Kittel (Men’s Basketball): Kittel (Brillion, Wis.), the man who runs the Falcons offense, is coming off a very impressive sophomore campaign. He led the team in scoring last season averaging 12.1 points per game and received First Team All-NACC accolades a year ago. Kittel currently ranks first all-time in NACC history with a 2.31 assist-to-turnover ratio. Look for the junior point guard to put together another impressive season on the hard court and help his team defend their NACC title.
F – Falconsoar: Falconsoar is a very common hashtag used on the CUW athletic social media outlets, but this winter, just before Christmas, the Falcons will literally be soaring as both the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams will be flying down to San Juan, Puerto Rico to compete in the San Juan Shootout. The total distance of the trip is 4,262 miles from CUW to San Juan and back.
G – GAMEDAY (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook): Be sure to check out the CUW social media sites for Gameday promotions featuring fun and silly photos of your favorite Falcon winter athletes.
H – Hebda, Buster (Men’s Hockey): Hebda (Firestone, Colo.) is entering his fourth season as team captain, being the only player in CUW Hockey program history to be named captain all four years of their collegiate career. Hebda has appeared in 77 games over the past three years; he has scored 10 goals and recorded 12 assists.
I – Indoor Track and Field: Last year both the Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field teams finished in the top three at the NACC meet. Both the men and women teams lost some very talented athletes to graduation but return very experienced athletes that performed well in the 2014-15 season, led by long and triple jumper Tyler White (Milwaukee, Wis.) and thrower Karli Tatum (Milwaukee, Wis.). White was Co-Field Athlete of the Meet at last year’s NACC Indoor Championships and Tatum brought home an individual title in the shot put at the 2015 NACC Indoor Championships.
J – Jasen Wise (Men’s Hockey Coach): Wise enters his fourth season at the helm of the CUW Men’s Hockey program. In his first two seasons Wise led the Falcons to record breaking wins in program history. He has led the Falcons to the NCHA playoffs in each of his first three seasons as head coach and he is also currently the winningest coach in program history.
K – Keith Kahlfeldt (Men’s Basketball): Kahlfeldt (New Berlin, Wis.) earned All-NACC Honorable Mention last season after averaging 11.8 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game. Kahlfeldt played a big role in helping lead the Falcons to the programs first ever NACC Tournament Championship and an appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Kahlfeldt has scored 845 points over the past three years and has appeared in 82 total games.
L – Landgraf, Madelyn (Women’s Basketball): Landgraf (Elkhart Lake, Wis.) had a career year last season scoring an incredible 395 points (15.2 per game) while shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc, and dishing out a team best 80 assists (3.09 per game) in route to receiving First Team All-NACC honors in 2014-15. Her 395 points and 3-point field goals made (54) were the third-most in a single season in program history.
M – Mason Mergener (Wrestling): Mergener (Crivitz, Wis.) had an outstanding sophomore season as he put together an impressive 21-12 overall record and qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament. He was 9-1 in dual meets and put together a six match win streak midway through last season. Mergener was the only CUW wrestler to qualify for the NCAA Championship in 2014-15.
N – Never say die attitude (Women’s Hockey): The 2014-15 Women’s Hockey season was one to remember, winning 12 games which is second most in program history and qualified for the NCHA Slaats Cup, which was the first appearance in program history. During that remarkable season the Falcons had some very close and intense games, but they had a never say die attitude as five of their victories the Falcons had to battle back from behind or a tie to capture the W.
O – Offensive Opportunities (Men’s & Women’s Basketball): Coaches always stress the importance of taking care of the ball and not turning it over. Both the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams were among the best overall among the teams in the conference at taking care of the ball last year and making the most of their offensive opportunities. The men were ranked first with the fewest average of turnovers committed in the NACC and the women were tied for second with the fewest average of turnovers committed in the NACC.
P – Prinsen, Brad (Men’s Basketball): Prinsen (Oostburg, Wis.) had an impressive junior season as he was one of the key factors that helped lead the Falcons to a NACC Tournament Title and an appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament a year ago. He stepped up big in the Falcons impressive conference tournament run, leading the Falcons in scoring three out of their last four contests. Prinsen scored in double-digits 20-of-29 games and posted a season high 23 points in the season finale at UW-Stevens Point.
Q – Queen of the Rookies: Brianna Wagner (Fond du Lac, Wis.) had an impressive rookie campaign for the CUW Women’s Basketball team as she averaged 10.5 points per game, which was second best on the team and led the team in rebounds with 196 (7.8 per game). Wagner’s impressive season earned her NACC Freshman of the Year honors and she also received All-NACC Honorable Mention and All-NACC Freshman Team accolades.
R – Regan, Chelsea (Women’s Hockey): Regan (Oakdale, Minn.), one of six seniors on this year’s squad, is one of the anchors on Falcons defensive backline. Regan only tallied eight points a year ago but was a member of the team’s blueline group that set a program record with fewest goals allowed in a season (64).
S – Steve Fabiilli (Women’s Hockey Coach): In his first season as the CUW Women’s Hockey coach a year ago, Fabiilli led the Falcons to the programs first ever appearance in the NCHA Slaat’s Cup. Under Fabiilli CUW won 12 games, second most in program history, and posted an above .500 record for just the second time.
T – Tanner Bull (Men’s Hockey): Bull (Brooklin, Ontario) was one of only two players to reach double-digit goals last season finishing with 10 goals scored. Overall he tallied 17 points (10 G, 7 A) and was credited with two game winning goals in his sophomore season. After that impressive season, Bull was voted the team MVP and will serve as one of three assistant captains for this season.
U – Upperclassmen (Wrestling): Having a veteran core can provide a huge boost for your team in terms of leadership and experience. Despite losing All-American Sean Ambrocio and NWA Outstanding Wrestler Casey Kenealy, the Falcons return a lot of veterans led by senior Pierce Holtfreter (Las Vegas, Nev.) and juniors Mason Mergener and Mason Baumgartner (Slinger, Wis.). Those three combined for a 53-29 overall record in 2014-15.
V – VanGroll, Corey (Wrestling Coach): VanGroll enters his fourth season as the Falcons head coach and during his time as the Falcon leader he has taken at least one wrestler to the NCAA Division III Tournament. VanGroll has led the program to three-consecutive Northern Wrestling Association titles has also been named the NWA Coach of the Year each of the past three years.
W – White, Tyler (Men’s Indoor Track and Field): White (Milwaukee, Wis.) was the Co-Field Athlete of the Meet at the NACC Indoor Championships (Feb. 28) after posting a pair of first-place finishes. He recorded a PR of 13.92 in the triple jump in finishing first place, while also placing first in the long jump with a leap of 6.82 meters.
X – X’s and O’s: Coaches stress the importance of X’s and O’s, teamwork and winning, but they also stress the important of academics. The members of the CUW athletic teams are students first and athletes second and these student-athletes really stuck out last year in the classroom as 56 Winter student-athletes were recognized as a Scholar-Athlete by the NACC and NCHA in the 2014-15 academic year.
Y – You before me: Before the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams kick off their season they both have taken time to volunteer and give back to the community. The men’s team takes part in the Mel’s Pig Roast 5k run, prior to the season and will also host the Special Olympics of Ozaukee County basketball team for a scrimmage following their game on Saturday January 23, when they take on Rockford. Following the scrimmage the men’s team will spend time and eat pizza with the players taking part in the scrimmage. The women’s team, prior to the season, partook in the JDRF Walk (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) where they worked with Tammy Ferry, who is the President of the Foundation, and greeted the walkers and those battling with type one diabetes. JDRF is a research foundation that is researching ways to treat and hopefully one day prevents and cures T1D.
Z – Zobel, Hannah (Women’s Hockey): Like Regan, Zobel (Reedsburg, Wis.) was a key part of a blueline group that helped the Falcons set a new school record for fewest goals allowed in a season. She scored a career-high six points, including a career-best five assists and added one goal scored. Zobel recorded her first career two-point effort with one goal and one assist in a matchup at St. Scholastica (Jan. 23).
May 16, 2018 Falcons 'N Focus Podast: May 16, 2018
April 29, 2018 Champions Dinner displays achievements of athletic programs
April 25, 2018 Falcons 'N Focus Podast: April 25, 2018
April 16, 2018 Athletic Training students win WATA Olympics
April 12, 2018 #HumboldtStrong
April 9, 2018 The Voice of the Falcons
October 24, 2017 Falcon 'N Focus Podcast (S2E3): October 24, 2017
October 6, 2017 Falcon 'N Focus Podcast (S2E2): October 5, 2017
September 20, 2017 Catalyst Sports Training Center construction progressing
September 20, 2017 Concordia Wisconsin adds competitive club trap and skeet teams
September 7, 2017 Athletic Department donates to help American Red Cross hurricane victims
September 7, 2017 Falcon 'N Focus Podcast (S2E1): September 7, 2017
September 6, 2017 CUW breaks ground on Catalyst Sports Training Center
August 24, 2017 From the AD's desk: Fall brings an atmosphere of excitement
July 13, 2017 2016-17 Statistics of the Year
July 11, 2017 2016-17 Athletics year in review
July 6, 2017 Scholar-Athlete award winners announced
July 6, 2017 NACC announces Scholar Athletes
June 28, 2017 Metanova honored with Female Career Achievement Award
June 26, 2017 Imperl named 2016-17 Female Athlete of the Year
May 18, 2017 NACC announces All-Sportsmanship Team
May 15, 2017 CUW announces incoming student-athletes
April 11, 2017 Falcon 'N Focus Podcast (S1E7): April 11, 2017
March 30, 2017 Falcon 'N Focus Podcast (S1E6): March 30, 2017
March 14, 2017 Falcon 'N Focus Podcast (S1E5): March 14, 2017
February 28, 2017 Falcon 'N Focus Podcast (S1E4): February 28, 2017
February 13, 2017 Falcon 'N Focus Podcast (S1E3): February 13, 2017
January 30, 2017 Falcon 'N Focus Podcast (S1E2): January 30, 2017
January 16, 2017 Falcon 'N Focus Podcast (S1E1): January 16, 2017
December 14, 2016 Coaches set example for student-athletes, stress importance of education
November 30, 2016 Fall recap: Falcons win titles, have mixed success
October 10, 2016 kollegetown clothing store open for general apparel
October 4, 2016 After Further Review: September sets the tone
August 9, 2016 2016 fall preview: A-Z
July 30, 2016 2016 CUW Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony
July 25, 2016 Scholar-Athlete award winners announced
July 21, 2016 2015-16 Athletics year in review
July 14, 2016 Falotico selected as CUW Male Athlete of the Year
July 13, 2016 Hall of Fame induction ceremony set for July 30
July 5, 2016 NACC releases 2015-16 Scholar Athletes
June 30, 2016 Larson named Female Athlete of the Year
June 28, 2016 2015-16 Stories of the Year (No. 4): Future looks bright
June 23, 2016 Campos nets Male Career Achievement Award
June 16, 2016 Pfannerstill lands Female Career Achievement Award
June 15, 2016 CUW announces incoming student-athletes
March 22, 2016 CUW announces incoming student-athletes
February 16, 2016 CUW announces incoming student-athletes
January 25, 2016 2016 CIT information
December 1, 2015 Former SID Rick Riehl passes away
November 6, 2015 Press box dedication for Rick Riehl set for Saturday
October 28, 2015 2015-16 Winter Sports A to Z
October 26, 2015 CUWFalcons.com launches digital game programs
September 29, 2015 KollegeTown Sports clothing store extended
September 29, 2015 Athletic teams support Mel’s Pig Roast 5K, donates over $2,500
August 28, 2015 A to Z: fall sports teams preview
August 15, 2015 CUW announces incoming student-athletes
August 10, 2015 2014-15 statistics of the year, by the numbers
August 7, 2015 KollegeTown Sports clothing store now open
July 21, 2015 2014-15 Athletics year in review
July 16, 2015 CUW announces incoming student-athletes
July 2, 2015 NACC releases 2014-15 Scholar-Athletes
July 2, 2015 Damaschke named CUW Male Athlete of the Year
June 25, 2015 Damaschke, Ambrocio earn Male Career Achievement Awards
June 23, 2015 CUW announces incoming student-athletes
June 18, 2015 Reiter honored with Female Career Achievement Award
May 28, 2015 CUWFalcons.com launches redesign with PrestoSports
May 21, 2015 NACC releases 2014-15 All-Sportsmanship Teams
May 18, 2015 CUW announces incoming student-athletes
February 26, 2015 #CUWStatsInfo: Five teams in postseason action this weekend
February 2, 2015 Basketball programs thank CIT faithful
December 22, 2014 2014 Falcons Year in Review
September 29, 2014 Athletic teams participate in Mel’s Pig Roast 5K, donates over $1,800
September 12, 2014 #CUWStatsInfo: Nine teams in action this weekend
August 29, 2014 #CUWStatsInfo: Fall sports open competition this weekend
July 24, 2014 2013-14 Athletics year in review
July 22, 2014 2013-14 statistics of the year, by the numbers
July 17, 2014 Top-5 most read game recaps, box scores of 2013-14
July 10, 2014 2013-14 Falcons Year in Review: Top five moments
July 7, 2014 NACC releases 2013-14 Scholar-Athletes
June 19, 2014 2013-14 Falcons Year in Review: Top five wins
June 5, 2014 Ambrocio named CUW Co-Male Athlete of the Year
June 4, 2014 Damaschke named CUW Co-Male Athlete of the Year
June 3, 2014 Reiter named CUW Female Athlete of the Year
May 23, 2014 Johnson, Luethe earn Career Achievement Award
May 20, 2014 Scholar Athlete Award winners announced
February 27, 2014 Letter to the fans: Thanks for supporting us this season
January 31, 2014 #CUWStatsInfo: Winter teams gear up for final regular season run
January 1, 2014 #CUWStatsInfo: A look back at Women's Basketball's 9-0 start
December 27, 2013 2013 athletic year in review
October 30, 2013 #CUWStatsInfo: Men's Hockey has high expectations for youthful team
October 17, 2013 #CUWStatsInfo: What makes Football's offense explosive?
October 10, 2013 #CUWStatsInfo: Men's Soccer hat tricks since the 2003 season
September 20, 2013 Six stats to know for Falcons weekend road trips
September 19, 2013 #CUWStatsInfo: Women’s Tennis back in NACC Tournament
September 13, 2013 Falcon weekend preview, nine teams scheduled for competition
September 6, 2013 Six stats to know for the weekend ahead in Falcon athletics
September 5, 2013 Athletic Department Administration speaks with student-athletes
August 30, 2013 Falcon weekend preview, eight teams begin competition
August 14, 2013 #CUWStatsInfo: Underclassmen play big role in Falcons success
August 12, 2013 #CUWStatsInfo: Records are meant to be broken
August 9, 2013 #CUWStatsInfo: Questions abound for training camp?
August 7, 2013 #CUWStatsInfo: Playing for Titles
August 5, 2013 #CUWStatsInfo: Training Camp countdown
July 16, 2013 2012-13 statistics of the year, by the numbers
July 9, 2013 2012-13 Athletics year in review
June 20, 2013 Top-5 most read game recaps, box scores of 2012-13
June 6, 2013 Top-5 most viewed videos of 2012-13
May 24, 2013 Download the CUW Falcons browser-based toolbar
May 21, 2013 Falcon stat of the week, by the numbers
April 16, 2013 Poor weather gives athletic teams an advantage
April 14, 2013 Dinner of Champions recognizes athletic greatness
April 9, 2013 Director of Athletics Letter: Why Division III?
April 9, 2013 Falcon stat of the week, by the numbers
April 2, 2013 Falcon stat of the week, by the numbers
March 5, 2013 Falcon stat of the week, by the numbers
February 28, 2013 Falcon weekend preview, six teams in action Friday and Saturday
February 26, 2013 Falcon stat of the week, by the numbers
February 22, 2013 Falcon weekend preview, four teams competing for championships
February 21, 2013 Falcon stat of the week, by the numbers
February 20, 2013 Athletic Director's Letter: Thanks for supporting the Falcons
February 18, 2013 Fan bus offered for Men’s Basketball game on Tuesday at Lakeland
February 15, 2013 Schipferling named Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
February 13, 2013 Shuttle bus offered to students for Men's Hockey game on Saturday
February 8, 2013 Schauer promoted to Director of Athletic Communications
December 7, 2012 Promotions scheduled for Friday hockey games
November 14, 2012 ABC A Bronovan Company announces Holiday clothing store sale
November 9, 2012 This weekend in Falcon athletics, Nov. 9-10
November 2, 2012 This weekend in Falcon athletics: Nov. 2-3
October 15, 2012 Koech provided advice and guidance to Cross Country teams
October 5, 2012 Photo Gallery: 2012 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
October 4, 2012 Photo gallery: 2012 Homecoming Parade
September 24, 2012 2012 Athletics Hall of Fame Class Announced
September 14, 2012 Photo gallery update: Tomasini Stadium opens Saturday
September 7, 2012 Athletic Department initiates on No Texting While Driving policy
September 2, 2012 Schneider taking full advantage of NFL opportunity
August 23, 2012 Athletic Department partners with ABC Gifts for clothing store
June 12, 2012 2011-12 Stories of the Year (No. 1): The Night
June 11, 2012 2011-12 Stories of the Year (No. 2): Kapco Park unveiled
June 8, 2012 Tomasini inks major football stadium gift
May 24, 2012 CUW men’s athletic programs win NAC All-Sport Award