In this new weekly segment, we catch everyone up to date on whats happening with the many club sports going on at UWM.
The UW- Milwaukee Men’s Lacrosse team is off to a great start. This year has seen a massive improvement in the program. Per treasurer Sam Höpkins, they have turned over a new leaf this year, posting record numbers and fielding a young, competitive team. They lost their first game to a Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association team, which is a league above their own, but won the following two.
On October 25, the team will play their one semi-home game of the year against Marquette At Marquette Valley Fields at 6:30pm. Like many sports between UWM and Marquette, this game is hyped up as another chapter in the Battle for Milwaukee. They’re hoping for a massive UWM student presence to make it as close to a home game as they can get.
For more up to date information on the team and how to join, fans can visit their facebook page
With a new season comes a new attitude for Coach Dave Mogensen and the Milwaukee Panthers football team. Following up on the Post’s feature on them last spring, the team began their debut season in the Great Lakes Conference of the National Club Football Association 2-2 with tough losses against Oakland and Robert Morris. According to Head Coach Dave Mogensen, their season is not going as they had hoped. The two losses has burst their hopes of a national championship. The team has been hit hard by injuries and academic eligibility issues, losing six defensive starters and four offensive starters, including their left tackle, two of their best wide receivers, both starting cornerbacks, and their best pass rusher.
However, all is not lost for the Panthers. Coming into the season with great depth, the talent level hasn’t fallen off. A few bright spots include quarterback Sam Clark leading the country in passing, as well as breakout freshman seasons by defensive linemen Dez Marion-Moore, cornerback Brandon Smith, and wide receivers Dakota Griffith and Donovan Freeman. Along with other key contributions by contributions by other freshman and sophomores, Mogensen feels their future is bright.
With their final two game of the season at home, the Panthers hope to finish strong and compete for a lower level bowl. More information on the team can either be found on their facebook page, or their website.
The UW-Milwaukee Club Hockey team only recently began its season. This past weekend they played their first two games of the season against UW-Lacrosse. Sadly, they lost both games. However, club president Alex Schauff says that despite the losses, the season looks promising.
“Our returning players are showing a lot of leadership, and our new players are bringing a lot of talent.”
Further information can be found on their facebook page.
If you are a member of a club sport that would like to get your information into the roundup, feel free to contact Joe Horning through email (email@example.com) or twitter (@JoeHorning_)