This Week in Mountain Lion Athletics

By Sports Information Staff published September 10, 2013
Friday, September 13
Volleyball vs. Emporia State Warrensburg, Mo. 9 a.m. MDT
Volleyball vs. Pittsburg State Warrensburg, Mo. 3 p.m. MDT
Men's Soccer vs. Eastern New Mexico Mountain Lion Stadium 5 p.m. Live Stats | Live Video
Women's Soccer vs. Fort Hays State Mountain Lion Stadium 7:30 p.m. Live Stats | Live Video
Saturday, September 14
Volleyball vs. McKendree Warrensburg, Mo. 11 a.m. MDT
Volleyball at No. 7 Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. 5 p.m. MDT Live Stats | Live Video
Sunday, September 15
Men's Golf at Brickyard Invitational Indianapolis, Ind. 5:30 a.m. MDT
Men's Soccer vs. Midwestern State Mountain Lion Stadium 11 a.m. Live Stats | Live Video

Women's Soccer (2-0 / 0-0 RMAC)

  • UCCS opens the 2013 home regular season on Friday with a 7:30 p.m., game with Fort Hays State. The game will also close out the nonconference season for the Mountain Lions.
  • The Mountain Lions opened the season with two victories for the third straight season after a 3-0 shutout of Concordia-St. Paul and a 4-2 win against East Central. 
  • Agnes Arnadottir moved into a tie in for the UCCS career record for goals scored after three goals over the weekend. She has 18 goals in her career and is tied with Kristin Preble, who played from 2008-11.
  • UCCS is fifth in the first NSCAA South Central Regional poll released on Tuesday. Five RMAC teams are ranked within the top six of the coaches regional poll.

Men's Soccer (1-0 / 0-0 RMAC)

  • The Mountain Lions continue the home season with a Friday night game with Eastern New Mexico and a Sunday morning game with Midwestern State. Both games will count as regional contests for NCAA postseason consideration in November.
  • Goalkeeper Brandon Costa earned RMAC Defensive Player of the Week honors after his 10th career shutout last Thursday against St. Mary's. He made seven saves against the Rattlers in the 3-0 victory for the Mountain Lions.
  • UCCS is ranked eighth in the first regular season NSCAA South Central Region poll on Tuesday. The Mountain Lions finished No. 10 in the final poll in 2012.
  • J.R. Calhoun scored two goals in his first collegiate game against St. Mary's. He's third in the RMAC in goals scored after the opening weekend of the season.

Volleyball (3-1 / 0-0 RMAC)

  • UCCS competes in the final nonconference weekend at the Peggy Martin Challenge at Central Missouri. The Mountain Lions take on Emporia State, Pittsburg State, McKendree, and host Central Missouri this weekend in Warrensburg, Mo.
  • Grace Gordan and Jordan Banich were named to the all-tournament team for the BritKare Lady Buff Classic last weekend. UCCS went 3-1, with the only loss to the home team, No. 10 West Texas A&M.
  • The Mountain Lions are second in the RMAC for blocks per set (2.23). Kristen Sciacca is second in the individual blocking statistics with 1.07 per set, and also second in the conference for hitting percentage with .411.
  • The weekend will be a return to familiar territory for UCCS Head Coach Chrissy Elder. She was the head assistant at Central Missouri for four seasons before UCCS, and helped the Jennies to a 122-22 record.

No. 17 Men's Golf

  • The Mountain Lions open the 2013 fall season at the Brickyard Invitational, hosted by the University of Indianapolis. The meet will feature seven teams ranked in the top 25 of the national preseason rankings.
  • UCCS is No. 17 in those national rankings, after a No. 10 finish at the national championships in May. The Mountain Lions were the only RMAC team in the top 25 rankings and one of two from the South Central Region.
  • In contrast, UCCS was picked third in the RMAC preseason coaches poll last month. The Mountain Lions won their 11th conference championship in the 2012-13 season.

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Agnes ArnadottirAgnes Arnadottir22FSr.
Brandon CostaBrandon Costa0GKSr.
J.R. CalhounJ.R. Calhoun16MFFr.
Grace GordonGrace Gordon4SSo.
Jordan BanichJordan Banich11OH/OPPSo.
Kristen SciaccaKristen Sciacca2MBSr.
Additional News Stories
April 9, 2014Mountain Lions Surpass 100 Points in Final Directors Cup Winter UpdateThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs scored Directors Cup points in men's basketball for the first time in school history in the final winter update for the Division II Learfield Sports Directors Cup.
March 31, 2014Kulpins and Hitchings on The Lion's Den Tuesday at Ten Be sure to tune in to The Lion's Den this Tuesday at 10. The show this week will feature Korey Kulpins and Jourdan Hitchings of the UCCS softball team. We will discuss the 10 games the team played over spring break, including a current seven-game winning streak, as well as play "Name That Mountain Lion." Hosts MJ Arjomandi and Amber McAfee will also recap all the other UCCS athletic events that transpired this past weekend. For all this and much more, tune in Tuesday at 10 to The Lion's Den - The Official Source for UCCS Sports.
March 25, 2014UCCS Adds Directors Cup Points in First Winter UpdateThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs surpassed the 80-point barrier for the second straight year with points from the NCAA Division II Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships and in the first winter update of the 2013-14 Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings.
February 19, 2014Regents Laud Mountain Lion AthletesUCCS leaders emphasized the student portion of campus intercollegiate athletics in a presentation to the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee of the CU Board of Regents Wednesday morning.
February 19, 2014Belsterling & Jennings Featured on The Lion's Den Thursday at TenBe sure to tune in to The Lion's Den this Thursday at 10. The preview show this week will feature Jessica Belsterling and Emily Jennings of the UCCS Softball Team. We will discuss recent trip to Las Vegas, the start of the conference season this upcoming weekend and we will play "Name That Mountain Lion." Host MJ Arjomandi and special co-host Jared Verner will also preview all the other UCCS athletic events scheduled for this upcoming weekend. For all this and much more, tune in Thursday at 10 to The Lion's Den - The Official Source for UCCS Sports.
Visit our Facebook pageVisit the UCCS Mount Lion's Twitter pageVisit the UCCS Mountain Lions Youtube pageVisit UCCS Rss feeds