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Pair of Redhawk Soccer Student-Athletes win National Championship

A pair Southeast Missouri State soccer student-athletes are national champions. Senior goalkeeper Kendra Lierz and junior forward Lauren Kaempfe helped lead the Belleville, Illinois-based Fire and Ice Soccer Club to the Women's Premier Soccer League Championship two weeks ago in San Diego. The non-professional WPSL is the longest currently-running women's league in the country and features more than 100 teams nationwide. Fire & Ice capped off its perfect 12-0 season with a 2-1 victory over Gulf Coast Texans in the championship match. Both Lierz and Kaempfe claimed their experience this summer has been invaluable for their individual development, citing the speed of the games and the experience of the players. The Redhawks Soccer team began its fall camp last week and will host its lone exhibition match this evening at Houck Field against Central Arkansas. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. and admission is free for the exhibition game. This year's roster includes 17 returners, nine of

Napoli Works to Help Build Winning Culture at Southeast

Southeast Missouri football strength and conditioning coach Ryan Napoli clearly knows what it takes to win. Napoli joined the Redhawks staff in January after working as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at North Dakota State. During his time there, Napoli assisted the Bison football team during all five of its Division I FCS National Championship seasons. Six months into his new role, Napoli has taken Southeast to another level from a physical training standpoint. Napoli arrived in time for spring drills and immediately hit the ground running. He continued his workouts in the summer, where the Redhawks ran early in the morning four times a week and lifted in the afternoon three days a week. As a result of its hard work in the weight room, Southeast saw a total bench increase of 875 pounds and a total squat increase of 3,325 pounds. Along with his numerous training responsibilities, Napoli is in charge of meal preparation, another task he takes very seriously, understanding

Alliance of Women's Coaches Workshop Will Feature Gannon, Patterson

The Alliance of Women's Coaches, in partnership with the Ohio Valley Conference, will host a regional one-day workshop next Tuesday, August 1, in Nashville, Tennessee, and the workshop will feature a distinct Redhawk flair. Among the presenters will be Southeast Missouri's Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator Cindy Gannon and Head Women's Basketball Coach Rekha Patterson. Gannon and Patterson will be among women coaches and administrators from the OVC, Southeastern Conference, and Conference USA who will be presenting on topics related to networking, achieving a dream job, lessons on building a championship team, leadership, mental health and athlete well-being, and building positive relationships with administration. Patterson will present "Dream Job: Get It or Love It" with Kim Rosamond, Head Women's Basketball Coach, Tennessee Tech, Stephanie White, Head Women's Basketball Coach, Vanderbilt, and Dana Drew Shaw, Attorney, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick,

Two-Minute Drill: Redhawks Club Membership Drive Launches Today

If you're a fan of Redhawks Athletics, now is the perfect time to show your support. The annual Redhawks Club membership drive launched today and will continue for the next two weeks. The Redhawks Club is the official booster organization for SEMO Athletics. Proceeds generated by the Redhawks Club are used to provide athletics scholarships and program enhancements to support more than 320 Division I student-athletes. As a member of the Redhawks Club, you join a group of the most invested Southeast Athletics fans – a group that has been growing over the past few years. Last year, the Redhawks Club collectively donated more than $230,000 – the highest single-year annual fund campaign in 12 years. This year, the Redhawks Club goal is to reach $250,000, and Redhawk supporters are already well on the their way toward this goal. This year, Southeast Athletics asked its supporters to Fly higher by increasing their Redhawks Club giving to the next membership level. So far, over 20 percent of

Two-Minute Drill: Soccer Student-Athletes Compete Internationally

Former Southeast Missouri soccer student-athlete Natasha Minor has signed a professional contract with Skövde KIK in Skövde, Sweden. Minor will journey to Sweden next Tuesday, July 18, to officially begin her pro career with her new team. Skövde is in central-Southern Sweden. Minor, a native of De Pere, Wisconsin, led the conference with 12 goals in 2016. She ranked first in points per game and goals per game. Minor ranked second in points, shots and shots per game. Her six conference goals also ranked tops in the league. In her four-year career, Minor rewrote a number of Southeast's top-five season and career lists. In the season finale, she broke the career shots attempted record with 187. She finished her career ranking second in points, goals, and shots on goal. She earned First Team All-OVC honors as a senior in 2016. She earned First Team honors in 2014 and Second Team and Newcomer honors as a freshman in 2013. Meanwhile, sophomore student-athlete Jasmine Hilliard has been

Two-Minute Drill: Former Redhawks Sign Professionally

Former Southeast Missouri guard Antonius Cleveland has agreed to play with the Portland Trail Blazers in the upcoming NBA Summer League. Cleveland will play in the Las Vegas Summer League next month. Games will be played through July 17 at both Cox Pavilion and Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Portland opens its Summer League schedule against the Utah Jazz tomorrow, Saturday, July 8. The games tips off at 5 p.m. central time and will be televised live on ESPNU. Cleveland becomes only the second Southeast player to make a NBA Summer League roster. Forward Tyler Stone played in the 2015 NBA Summer League with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Meanwhile, former Southeast Missouri baseball student-athletes Dan Holst and Brian Lees have signed to play for the Gateway Grizzlies in Sauget, Illinois. The Grizzlies, an independent organization, play out of the Frontier League. The pair joined the team on Sunday, June 25 and played that evening against the Florence Freedom. Outfielder

Two-Minute Drill: Blomquist Takes Seventh at USATF Junior Nationals

Southeast Missouri State freshman Logan Blomquist finished seventh in the discus at the 2017 USA Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships last Saturday in Sacramento, California. Blomquist recorded a throw of 176' 7" (53.82m) on his third attempt. That throw surpassed his previous best throw of 174' (53.03m). Blomquist now has the sixth and eighth-best discus marks in school history. Gabriel Oladipo Jr. (Unattached) won the event with a throw of 59.97 meters. Blomquist, a native of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was named the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Freshman of the Year earlier this spring. Meanwhile, the Redhawks men's and women's cross country teams added nine athletes for the upcoming 2017 season. Jane Boessen, Adrienne Brauer, Kendall Long and Cheyenne Wells join the women's team, while Chris Durr, Trevor Falco, Charlie Samarzich, Hunter Darnell and Austin Perkins join the men's squad. Four signees will join the women's team that finished second place

Two Minute Drill: Coach Patterson to appear on "Dancing with Cape Stars"

This summer, head women's basketball coach Rekha Patterson is trading in the hardwood for the dance floor. Coach Patterson has been selected to compete in the first ever "Dancing with Cape Stars" this July. The event will be held July 22, 2017, at Ray's Plaza Banquet Center in Cape. It is open to the public but tickets are required and the price of admission also includes dinner. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Gibson Center Foundation. Gibson Center Foundation is a newly formed foundation to bring awareness to substance use in our area. Gibson Center Foundation 's primary goal is to support Gibson Recovery Center, a non-profit agency, committed to providing comprehensive services which promote new behaviors for a healthy lifestyle for those dealing with drug, alcohol, and mental health issues. Patterson is one of 12 who will compete in the inaugural event. Other Cape stars include Dr. Cynthia Bleichroth, Tim Bleichroth, Jeff Brune, Erin Fluegge, Debbie Griffith, Kirby Ray,

Two Minute Drill: Coach Patterson to appear on "Dancing with Cape Stars"

Two-Minute Drill: Redhawk Men's Basketball Heading to Cancun

Pack your bags and don't forget your swimsuit, because the Redhawks are headed to Mexico! The SEMO men's basketball team will be playing in the 2017 Cancun Challenge, an eight-team tournament that concludes with a series of games at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. The Cancun Challenge is one of the most unique basketball events held each year. Teams stay and play at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen; the resort's convention center ballroom is converted into a basketball arena, providing fans a special close-up view of the games. Upon arrival, teams and fans are treated to a spectacular all-inclusive rock star vacation with games, practices, unlimited dining, world class entertainment, and fun all in one location. For Redhawk student-athletes, it will be a once in a lifetime trip. None of the members of the basketball team have ever been out of the country, and for several it will be their first time flying on an airplane. As part of the Cancun Classic

Two-Minute Drill: Former Redhawks Shine in Minor Leagues

A pair of former Southeast Missouri State pitchers have been successfully climbing the ranks in minor league baseball, on their journeys to the big leagues. Alex Winkelman and Joey Lucchesi, both left-handed pitchers, have experienced tremendous success in their brief professional baseball careers. Winkelman, a native of Crystal City, Missouri, was drafted in the 21st round of the 2015 draft by the Houston Astros organization, and displayed impressive command in the Rookie league and Short-season A ball. Last year, his first full season as a professional, he impressed coaches and scouts enough to pitch at three different levels – beginning the season in Short-Season A, and rising through Full-Season A before finishing the year with the Advanced A squad. And this season has been more of the same for Winkelman. In eight appearances with the Advanced A ballclub, the southpaw posted a 1.39 ERA and recorded 46 strikeouts to just 6 walks. He recently earned a call-up to the Double A Corpus

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