Tuesday, September 3, 2013

INW 2013 College Preview - Frontier & Cascade Collegiate Conferences at a Glance

As the two conferences continue to square off in the preseason highlighted by this week's upcoming Red Lion Challenge in Spokane September 6-7, the two NAIA conferences are preparing for their upcoming campaigns and bids for the the national tournament at the end of the year.

Not only were the Concordia men picked to win the Cascade Collegiate Conference, but they were also voted number 11 in the preseason NAIA poll where they were joined by the Frontier Conference's Rocky Mountain College, which came in at 22. On the women's side Concordia was even higher in the NAIA poll, coming in at number five while Rocky Mountain was 24.


The College of Idaho was selected to finish sixth in the conference in both the men's and women's divisions in 2013 after the women (4-5-0, 5-8-1 overall) were seventh and the men (4-8-2, 4-10-4) were sixth a year ago. The ladies are 1-1-0 after two games so far this season, falling in their opener at Carroll College and winning their second on the road in overtime, 3-2, against Biola. Both were among vote-getters in the NAIA poll. The men also posted a positive preseason result in their opener, falling narrowly, 2-1, to fourth-ranked Mid-America Nazarene.

After finishing ninth last year (1-6-2, 1-13-2) last year, the coaches in the conference selected the Eastern Oregon Mountaineers to move up another spot this year in the preseason poll. EOU already surpassed last year's win total with two wins in the preseason.

INW Players
MEN: College of Idaho (17) - John French (Boise, ID), Chanse Ward (Boise, ID), Colin Benham-Marin (McCall, ID), Stearne Briem (Boise, ID), Nikolas Moreno (Idaho Falls, ID), Sam Bauer (Eagle, ID), Morgan Ciavarella (Boise, ID), Joseph Bolin (Payette, ID), Jamie Valle (McCall, ID), Andres Idoeta (Boise, ID), Ryan Geist (Twin Falls, ID), Tyler Lawton (Boise, ID), Scott Lyons (Pocatello, ID), Cesar Montes (McCall, ID), Michael Rosales (Caldwell, ID), Cristian Sanchez (Treasure Valley CC), John Fronk (McCall, ID)... Concordia (4) - Ryan Candella (Bend, OR), Tanner French (Sandpoint, ID), Mason Sanchez (Coeur d'Alene, ID), Joe Scott (Cheney, WA)... Corban (7) - Nathaniel Cheney (Clarkston, WA), Kyle Hammond (Missoula, MT), Ray Rodriguez (La Grande, OR), James Williamson (Coeur d'Alene, ID), Eliseo Santana (Idaho Falls, ID), Daniel Frederickson (Boise, ID), Derik Chaney (Helena, MT)... Evergreen State (3) - Brady Espinoza (Pasco, WA), Albert Anabtawi (Yakima, WA), Mauricio Sanchez (East Wenatchee)... Northwest Christian (3) - Adam Crossingham (Sandpoint, ID), Austin Crook (Bend, OR), Kenny Kressler (Grangeville, ID)... Northwest University (4) - Joe Galbraith (Whitefish, MT), Trevor Moll (Polson, MT), Jacob Weaver (Spokane, WA), Hunter Madich (Kalispell, MT)... Oregon Tech (3) - Eric Reynolds (Helena, MT), Colton Grytness (Rathdrum, ID), Brady Ulen (Post Falls, ID)... Warner Pacific (3) - Ricky Carmelinga (CC Spokane), Abe Kidane (CC Spokane), Evgeny Potanin (Missoula, MT)

WOMEN: College of Idaho (19) - Allie Boyd (Boise, ID), Sarah Hicks (Boise, ID), Reilly Coyle (Boise, ID), Mallory Cripps (Boise, ID), Sydney Woods (Meridian, ID), Brianna Blair (Nampa, ID), Annamarie Lopez (Nampa, ID), Camas Curran (Meridian, ID), Alex Suggs (Boise, ID), Mekenzie Messick (Weiser, ID), Devhan Morgan (Nampa, ID), Taylor Fowers (Meridian, ID), Hailey Faulk (Kuna, ID), McKenzie Anderson (Meridian, ID), Aurora Ostolasa (Boise, ID), Katy Radko (Meridian, ID), Summer Jackson (Boise, ID), Jamiece Yizar (Pocatello, ID), Shea Yuma (Walla Walla CC)... Concordia (8) - Maddie Aldrich (Spokane, WA), Erin Huisingh (Pasco, WA), Samantha Johnson (Hailey, ID), MacKenna Morton (Yakima, WA), Ashley Ames (Liberty Lake, WA), Becca Long (Meridian, ID), McKayla Madison (Bend, OR), Hannah Smith (Spokane, WA)... Corban (2) - Tera McDonough (Boise, ID), Michelle Clubb (Boise, ID)... Eastern Oregon (8) - Carolyn Danek (Spokane, WA), Annie Konrad (Boise, ID), Jordann Whitehurst (Bend, OR), Erika Whitehurst (Bend, OR), Haley Hill (Boise, ID), Sydney Nelson (Spokane, WA), Kiah Jones (Kuna, ID), Jessica Parker (Boise, ID)... Evergreen State (1) - Savannah Robinson (Nampa, ID)... Northwest Christian (3) - Jacque Bundtrock (Boise, ID), Bailie Reinwald (Bend, OR), Lauren Schweitzer (Bend, OR)... Northwest University (5) - Patty Hughes (Kalispell, MT), Rachel Saleen (Boise, ID), Sarah Clare (Meridian, ID), Annie-Brynn Stauffer (Spokane, WA), Stephanie Brewer (Kalispell, MT)... Oregon Tech (3) - Josie Sams (Pendleton, OR), Kayla Campbell (Boise, ID), Bailey Bixler (Pendleton, OR)... Southern Oregon (2) - Kendra Madares-Kelly (Boise, ID), Julie Zamzow (Boise, ID)... Warner Pacific (2) - Alise Morgan (Lewiston, ID), Elle' Nelson (Missoula, MT)


Rocky Mountain finished atop the three-team conference a year ago on the men's side with a 2-1-1 record against the opposition while going 13-3-2 overall. All three had respectable overall records with Great Falls (2-2-0) going 11-4-2 and Westminster (1-2-1) finishing 10-6-2. RMC won their opener and Great Falls is 1-1-0 after two games this season. Westminster, meanwhile, has already played five matches and is 3-2-0.

The RMC ladies also finished atop their conference with a 4-1-1 record against the other three members and a 14-2-2 mark overall last year. Carroll was not far behind at 4-2-0 (12-2-3) while Westminster (3-2-1) posted a respectable 12-5-1 overall record. Great Falls, however, finished without a point in league play (0-6-0) and was only 5-13-0 overall. Carroll opened their season with a win, but Westminster and Great Falls have gotten off to slow starts with 1-3-0 and 0-1-1 records, respectively. RMC kicks off their season at the Red Lion Challenge.

INW Players
MEN: Great Falls (4) - Patrick Jones (Whitefish, MT), Alex Mendez (Bonners Ferry, ID), Logan Cole (Bozeman, MT), Jordan Byland (Missoula, MT)... Rocky Mountain (11) - Colby Smith (Helena, MT), Mikey Wall (Billings, MT), Michael Eggen (Billings, MT), Desmond Flakosky (Havre, MT), Jon Murphy (Polson, MT), Treve Icenoggle (Billings, MT), Nick Howell (Polson, MT), Caelin Capser (Nampa, ID), Cole Brisbane (Great Falls, MT), Tanner Wolf (Billings, MT)... Westminster (7) - Logan Butzier (Eagle, ID), Wilson Larson (Boise, ID), Emilio Giokas (Pocatello, ID), Jace Schaecher (Boise, ID), Bryan Rucklos (Boise, ID), Lucas Matelich (Missoula, MT), Liam Harry (Boise, ID)

WOMEN: Carroll College (20) - Ylena Gazdik (Boise, ID), Jessica Geibel (Spokane, WA), Sidney Batkoff (Spokane, WA), Michaela Kueffler (Billings, MT), Lauryn Grossman (Coeur d'Alene, ID), Cassidy Hammons (Kennewick, WA), Katey Friedt (Eagle, ID), Laura Beck (Helena, MT), Kelli Lessmeier (Spokane, WA), Meghan Upham (Clancy, MT), Macie Netz (Great Falls, MT) Christa Saur (Boise, ID), Kailey Edgar (Star, ID), Kristen Kirking (Lewiston, ID), Kristyn Bohlander (Kennewick, WA), Alexa Pyette (Great Falls, MT), Haley Jensen (Clancy, MT), Alison Zimmerman (Great Falls, MT), Caitlin Walter (Spokane, WA), Carissa Yedica (Spokane, WA)... Great Falls (12) - April Sutton (Athol, ID), Ashley Klepec (Moses Lake, WA), Bryndee Ryan (Fruitland, ID), Darian Brillon (Spirit Lake, ID), Killian Gilreath (Helena, MT), Kandace Leliefeld (Deer Park, WA), Shayna Vinson (Great Falls, MT), Ashley Todd (Cardwell, MT), Katie Bennett (Butte, MT), Kendra DeJanovich (Spokane, WA), Kyra Dorvall (Helena, MT), Raven Oesterlein (Twin Falls, ID)... Rocky Mountain (9) - Jaelene Zygmond (Billings, MT), Rachel Hein (Billings, MT), Josie Kautsky (Billings, MT), Ambri Stein (Billings, MT), Chez Keehn (Billings, MT), Kirsten Capser (Nampa, ID), Alex Harvey (Billings, MT), Janell Cabrera (Billings, MT)... Westminster (3) - Maddie Lewis (Boise, ID), Carissa Cooper (Meridian, ID), Abi Yanke (Boise, ID)