This Week in Mountain Lion Athletics

By Sports Information Staff published September 24, 2012

 Monday, September 24
Men's Golf UCCS at RMAC #2 Lakewood, Colo. 8:15 a.m.
 Tuesday, September 25
Men's Golf UCCS at RMAC #2 Lakewood, Colo. 8:15 a.m.
 Wednesday, September 26
Men's Soccer UCCS travels to Adams State Alamosa, Colo. 3 p.m.
 Friday, September 28
Men's Soccer UCCS hosts Colorado Mines Mountain Lion Stadium 5 p.m.
Volleyball UCCS travels to #14 Metro State Denver, Colo. 7 p.m.
Women's Soccer #11 UCCS hosts Colorado Mines Mountain Lion Stadium 7:30 p.m.
 Saturday, September 29
Women's Cross Country #30 UCCS travels to Roy Griak Invitational Falcon Heights, Minn. 9:50 a.m. MDT
Men's Cross Country #14 UCCS travels to Roy Griak Invitational Falcon Heights, Minn. 10:30 a.m. MDT
Volleyball UCCS travels to #23 Regis Denver, Colo. 5 p.m.
 Sunday, September 30
Women's Soccer #11 UCCS travels to Colorado State-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. 12 p.m.
Men's Soccer UCCS travels to Colorado State-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. 2:30 p.m.

Volleyball (9-3 / 4-0 RMAC)

  • UCCS is currently on an eight-match winning streak, the longest such streak since 2009. The Mountain Lions have also started this season 6-0 at home, which is the best start since 2007 when UCCS finished 9-0 at home. 
  • With his last win against Chadron State on Saturday, Keith Bernett moves into No. 2 all-time at UCCS in wins with 59. The record, held by Jessica Wood, is 78.
  • Nikki Kinzer finds herself moving up the all-time leader board for records at UCCS. She is first in block assists in the rally scoring era (since 2001), and No. 3 all-time in school history with 278. The second-best blocker has 305.
  • Lindsey Stich also finds herself in the UCCS all-time leader board as she is currently No. 10 all-time in career assists with 1,275. She needs 71 assists to move into a tie for ninth.
No. 11 Women's Soccer (7-1 / 3-1 RMAC)

  • The Mountain Lions return home for a Friday night game with Colorado Mines before opening the Ent Steel and Silver series on Sunday at Colorado State-Pueblo.
  • UCCS won its first game in program history against Fort Lewis Sunday afternoon with an overtime goal by Hannah Rather. She moved into a tie for the team scoring lead with Hannah Levett.
  • The Mountain Lions earned their first national ranking in the five year history of the program last Tuesday with a No. 11 showing by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The team is also ranked second in the regional rankings.
  • Goalkeeper Kelly Schroeder needs three more shutouts to move into the top nine records in RMAC history. She already has the UCCS record with 10 in her career.
Men's Soccer (2-4 / 1-2 RMAC)

  • UCCS will travel for a Wednesday afternoon game at Adams State before returning home for Friday night's game against Colorado Mines. The Mountain Lions will wrap up the three-game week on Sunday at CSU-Pueblo.
  • Mash Shaswar scored a career-high two goals against No. 17 Fort Lewis on Sunday to lead the Mountain Lions to their first win against the Skyhawks since 2001.
  • UCCS has never lost to Adams State since the Grizzlies started the program in 2009. The Mountain Lions are 5-0-1 against Adams State all-time.
  • In three meetings with Colorado Mines last season, the Mountain Lions took the Orediggers to overtime in the last two games. Each team won on their home field in those overtime games.
No. 14 Men's Cross Country

  • The Mountain Lions will return to action this weekend at the 27th Annual Roy Griak Invitational, hosted by the University of Minnesota, on Saturday morning.
  • UCCS won the Colorado College Invitational just more than week ago with a perfect score. Emilio Trujillo won his second race of the season in the first eight-kilometer run of the season.
  • The Mountain Lions dropped one spot to No. 14 in the first regular season USTFCCCA National Rankings released last week. The team stayed at No. 4 in the regional rankings. The new regional rankings will be released Tuesday with the national rankings on Wednesday.
  • The team is within one month of hosting the RMAC Championships for the first time in program history. The RMAC Open Race and USATF Colorado Championships is open to all runners at
No. 30 Women's Cross Country

  • Like the men, the women will return to competition at the Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota. The women's race will begin at 9:50 a.m. MDT at Les Bolstad Golf Course.
  • UCCS finished second at last Monday's South Central Regional Preview Meet in Denver. The performance helped move the Mountain Lions into the national rankings at No. 30 and up in the regional rankings to fifth.
  • Megan Burrell finished third overall and first for UCCS at the regional meet. Angie Martell, the top Mountain Lion at the season-opening Rust Buster, finished fourth overall in the meet.
  • The Griak is one of the largest annual cross country races in the nation. Last year's Division II race featured 22 teams and 270 runners.
Men's Golf

  • UCCS will keep most of its top golfers at home, with the rest of the team competing at the second RMAC event of the season on Monday and Tuesday at Fox Hollow in Lakewood, Colo.
  • Grant Dean led the Mountain Lions in the first RMAC event last weekend in Montrose and finished second overall at four strokes over par. The Mountain Lions finished third overall in the team standings.
  • UCCS was receiving votes in the Nike/GolfWorld national preseason rankings. Along with the three nationally-ranked teams, the men's golf team makes it four Mountain Lion teams to be mentioned in the national polls.

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Nikki KinzerNikki Kinzer2MBSr
Lindsey StichLindsey Stich1SSr
Kelly SchroederKelly Schroeder1GKJr.
Mash ShaswarMash Shaswar7MSr.
Emilio TrujilloEmilio TrujilloSo.
Megan BurrellMegan BurrellSr.
Grant Dean Grant Dean Sr.
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