(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.

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