• UST leads MIAC list; Ted Riverso inducted into coaches hall of fame

    (through 2001-2002 school year)

    Women
    Golf
    9, Concordia
    2, St. Thomas

    Cross Country
    13, St. Thomas
    1, Concordia
    1, Carleton

    Soccer
    6, St. Mary’s
    6, Macalaster
    5, Gustavus
    2, St. Thomas
    1, St. Olaf
    1, St. Ben’s
    1, Carleton

    Volleyball
    6, St. Ben’s
    5, St. Thomas
    5, St. Olaf
    4, Gustavus
    2, Bethel
    1, St. Mary’s
    1, St. Kate’s

    Basketball
    10, St. Thomas
    6, St. Ben’s
    6, Concordia
    2, St. Mary’s
    1, Bethel
    1, St. Olaf

    Hockey
    3, Gustavus
    2, Augsburg
    2, St. Mary’s

    Swimming
    12, St. Olaf
    5, Hamline
    2, Carleton
    1, Gustavus
    1, St. Ben’s

    Indoor Track
    15, St. Thomas
    3, Concordia

    Outdoor Track
    19, St. Thomas
    1, St. Olaf
    1, Concordia

    Tennis
    17, Gustavus
    3, Carleton
    1, St. Thomas

    Softball
    10, St. Thomas
    4, St. Olaf
    4, St. Mary’s
    3, Augsburg
    2, St. Ben’s

    Skiing
    2, St. Olaf
    1, Gustavus

    Men
    Golf
    22, Gustavus
    11, Macalaster
    8, St. Thomas
    8, St. Olaf
    4, St. John’s
    2, Hamline
    2, Concordia

    Cross Country
    22, St. Thomas
    13, St. John’s
    11, Macalaster
    3, Hamline
    2, Carleton
    1, Gustavus
    1, St. Olaf

    Soccer
    8, St. John’s
    8, Gustavus
    6, St. Thomas
    6, Macalaster
    4, Augsburg
    3, St. Olaf
    2, Concordia
    1, Bethel

    Football
    25, St. John’s
    22, Gustavus
    17, Concordia
    14, St. Thomas
    6, St. Olaf
    5, Hamline
    2, Augsburg
    2, Bethel
    2, Macalaster
    2, Carleton
    1, St. Mary’s

    Basketball
    19, St. Thomas
    19, Hamline
    14, Gustavus
    13, Augsburg
    7, St. John’s
    3, Concordia
    3, St. Olaf
    3, Carleton
    2, St. Mary’s
    2, Macalaster

    Hockey
    26, St. Thomas
    13, Gustavus
    12, Macalaster
    8, Augsburg
    4, St. Mary’s
    4, St. John’s
    3, Hamline
    2, Concordia
    2, St. Olaf

    Swimming
    25, St. Olaf
    17, Macalaster
    16, Gustavus
    9, St. Thomas
    7, Hamline

    Indoor Track
    18, St. Thomas

    Wrestling
    30, Augsburg
    14, St. John’s
    5, Macalaster
    3, Gustavus
    2, St. Thomas
    1, Concordia
    1, St. Olaf

    Outdoor Track
    23, St. Thomas
    22, Macalaster
    14, Hamline
    9, St. John’s
    6, Carleton
    4, St. Olaf
    2, Concordia
    1, Gustavus

    Tennis
    37, Gustavus
    18, St. Thomas
    12, St. Olaf
    11, Macalaster
    9, Hamline
    6, St. John’s
    3, Augsburg
    1, Concordia

    Baseball
    22, St. Thomas
    17, St. Olaf
    14, St. Mary’s
    13, St. John’s
    13, Gustavus
    10, Augsburg
    4, Concordia
    1, Macalaster
    1, Hamline
    1, Carleton

    Skiing
    3, St. Olaf

    Combined Men’s and Women’s Team Championships
    264, St. Thomas (187 men, 77 women)
    182, Gustavus (150, 32)
    118, St. Olaf (85, 33)
    107, Macalester (100, 7)
    103, St. John’s  
    76, Augsburg (71, 5)
    68, Hamline (63, 5)
    54, Concordia (34, 20)
    36, St. Mary’s (21, 15)
    21, Carleton (14, 7)
    16, St. Ben’s
    6, Bethel (3, 3)
    1, St. Kate’s

    MIAC Post-Season Team Championships
    (playoffs held in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s hockey and baseball)

    Baseball (3)
    3, St. Thomas (2000, 2001, 2002)

    Men’s Basketball (18)
    6, Gustavus (1987, 1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999)
    5, St. Thomas (1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2002)
    5, St. John’s (1985, 1986, 1988, 2000, 2001)
    1, Bethel (1991)
    1, Concordia (1996)

    Men’s Hockey (17)
    6, St. Thomas (1986, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2002)
    3, Gustavus (1990, 1991, 1993)
    3, St. John’s (1996, 1997, 2001)
    2, Concordia (1987, 2000)
    2, St. Mary’s (1989, 1995)
    1, Augsburg (1998)

    Women’s Hockey (3)
    1, Augsburg (2000)
    1, Gustavus (2001)
    1, St. Mary’s (2002)

    Women’s Basketball (2)
    2, Carleton (2001, 2002)

    – Article dated Oct. 2, 2002

    HS Coaches’ Hall of Fame inducts UST’s Ted Riverso

    Former St. Thomas women’s basketball coach Ted Riverso will be inducted into the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in ceremonies Oct. 5 in North St. Paul.

    Riverso is one of the few college c
    oaches to be honored by the state coaches’ group. High school coaches Dave Preller of Woodbury, Brad Atchison of Willmar and Earl Orvik of Southland High are the other 2002 honorees.

    Riverso is in his 25th year as a Minnesota resident. The Philadelphia native and graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School attended St. Thomas from 1972-74. He returned to Pennsylvania and received a B.A. degree in philosophy from West Chester (Pa.) College in 1976 and a master’s degree from the same institution in 1978.

    Riverso returned to Minnesota in 1978 and joined the staff at what was then the College of St. Thomas in the Admissions Department and worked as a part-time philosophy instructor. He also worked as the Tommies’ assistant coach in women’s basketball for three years, an assistant coach for men’s basketball for three years, then was head women’s coach for 15 seasons, from 1984-99. He’s worked as a development officer at the university the last four years. He was inducted into the St. Thomas Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.

    His era as Tommies’ head coach was highlighted by an NCAA Division III team championship in 1990-91. He was named National Coach of the Year following that season by the American Women Sports Federation (AWSF).

    Riverso also was a six-time Coach of the Year in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) and three-time Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association (WBCA)/Converse District Coach of the Year.

    Playing primarily with Minnesota players, Riverso’s 337-80 won-loss record (.808 winning percentage) at St. Thomas included a 260-50 record in conference play (.838 winning percentage). St. Thomas’ 247-37 record during the 1990s was the best among more than 350 NCAA Division III teams.

    His St. Thomas team earned 12 consecutive NCAA playoff berths and reached the round of 16 in 10 of those 12 appearances. The Tommies had three national Final Four trips, two other NCAA Great Eight trips and five other Sweet Sixteen appearances. His teams set an NCAA Division III record for consecutive wins (since broken) of 40 from 1991-92.

    Riverso’s teams also won five MIAC championships and set conference records for consecutive regular-season victories (60, from 1995-98); consecutive road wins (40, 1995-99); and consecutive wins versus conference opponents (65).

    Riverso helped develop eight players — all Minnesotans — who went on to receive Division III first-team or honorable mention All-America honors a total of 15 times.

    Among his elite players:

    • Laurie Trow, a graduate of Rochester John Marshall High, was National Player of the Year, a 3-time Kodak All-American and now is a college head coach
    • Amy Bot, a graduate of Robbinsdale Armstrong High, was a first-team Kodak All-American
    • Laura Witte, a graduate of Roseville High, was a two-time first-team Kodak All-American
    • Kirsten Vipond, a graduate of West Central High, was a first-team Kodak All-American and two-time HM honoree
    • Tonja Englund, a graduate of Roseville High, was a Kodak honorable mention All-American
    • Mollie Pattyn, a graduate of Eden Prairie High, was a Kodak honorable mention All-American
    • Molly Hayden, a graduate of Hopkins High, was an honorable mention Kodak for Riverso and went on to become a first-team Kodak All-American
    • Missy Pederson, a graduate of Robbinsdale Armstrong High, played one season for Riverso and went on to become a two-time Kodak All-American

    Trow (three times), Englund, Bot, Pattyn and Vipond all were named MIAC Player of the Year during Riverso’s era.

    Riverso’s players also excelled in the classroom and represented the university well in community and campus service projects. He had a 100 percent graduation rate, and those individuals continue to excel today in their careers as teachers, coaches, accountants, doctors and business people, to list a few.

    – Article dated Oct. 5, 2002

    Women’s Golf repeats as MIAC champions

    Led by freshman dynamo Maureen Hardwick, the meet medalist, the St. Thomas women’s golf team claimed its second consecutive conference team title Sunday at the MIAC Championships in St. Cloud.

    The final round was shortened to nine holes due to the rain, wind and cold conditions. Despite the weather, Coach Cathy Lombritto’s team extended its nine-shot lead from day one into a 22-stroke victory over runner-up Gustavus.

    Powered by four All-MIAC finishers, including three of the top-four individuals, the Tommies posted a 27-hole score of 504.

    Gustavus (526), Concordia (546), St. Ben’s (551), St. Olaf (578), Carleton (597), St. Mary’s (618) and Augsburg (663) rounded out the complete team scores.

    Hardwick shot 38 for nine holes Sunday and closed at 121, topping Macalester’s Kristy Schaaf by two strokes for low score out of 52 golfers. Hardwick, a native of Warroad, was recruited by UST for her outstanding hockey skills.

    Other All-MIAC honorees for UST were sophomore Katie Glorvigan of Grand Rapids (83-42/125), who took third; sophomore Stephanie Nelson of Hutchinson (83-43/126), who placed fourth; and sophomore Jennifer Greenfield of Minnetonka and Hopkins High, (88-44/132), who tied for ninth. Rounding out the Tommie lineup was freshman Kerry Shea of Owatonna (96-55/151) and sophomore Megan Doyscher of Waconia (95-58/153).

    The Tommies, who feature all sophomores and freshmen, edged the Gusties by two shots to win the 2001 championship. The top four players from that team graduated, however.

    The win also avenged a five-stroke loss to Gustavus one week earlier in the Gustie Invitational.

    It was St. Thomas’ third conference championship in the 12-year history of the event. The Tommies also won in 1994 and 2001. In addition, it was the 78th MIAC team championship in all sports captured by a St. Thomas women’s team.

    See link to complete results, scroll down to bottom.

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