Nationals Performances Earn Sabercats Trio NCCAA Weekly Honors

Nationals Performances Earn Sabercats Trio NCCAA Weekly Honors

WATERTOWN, WI – Two 1st-place finishes, and two 2nd-place finishes at Nationals were made possible through standout performances from men’s soccer player Wira Wama, and cross country runners; Michael Kluver and Katherine Vander Pluym, landing the Sabercats trio NCCAA Student Athletes of the Week. Wira Wama, a sophomore forward out of Papua New Guinea, scored [Continue Reading…]

Cross Country AD3I/NCCAA Postseason Awards

Cross Country AD3I/NCCAA Postseason Awards

WATERTOWN, WI — The 2014 men’s and women’s cross country teams were recognized by the Association of Division III Independents and the NCCAA for their season that culminated into both teams traveling to compete in the NCCAA National Tournament. The AD3I All-Independent women’s first team boasted one Maranatha player, while the men’s second team consisted [Continue Reading…]

Men’s Cross Country Claims Second National Title, Ladies Earn 2nd Place

Men’s Cross Country Claims Second National Title, Ladies Earn 2nd Place

Men’s Results Women’s Results WATERTOWN, WI – A historical day for Maranatha Baptist University Athletics kicked off on the frigid and snowy plains of Houghton, New York, where seventeen different NCCAA Division II teams gathered from across the nation for the 2014 NCCAA Cross Country National Championship. On a day where two Maranatha teams won [Continue Reading…]

Record-Breaking Five MBU Teams Head to Nationals

Record-Breaking Five MBU Teams Head to Nationals

WATERTOWN, WI – For the first time in Maranatha’s history, the Sabercats will be sending five different teams to the NCCAA National Tournaments, with appearances from men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, and men’s and women’s cross country. The last time Maranatha had at least four teams advance was in 2008, when men’s and women’s soccer, [Continue Reading…]

Cross Country Finishes Regular Season at WI Lutheran

Cross Country Finishes Regular Season at WI Lutheran

WEST ALLIS, WI – Maranatha concluded their regular season competition with a strong showing at the Private College cross country championships, hosted by Wisconsin Lutheran College, on Saturday afternoon. On the men’s side, Caleb Wagner had a 19th place finish with a time of 28:43.8 in the 8K race, among 73 runners, while Michael Kluver [Continue Reading…]

Maranatha Competes At Bethel College Invitational

Maranatha Competes At Bethel College Invitational

SOUTH BEND, IN – Surrounded by 16 teams for the women, and 13 teams for the men, Maranatha placed 10th and 12th respectively on Friday afternoon at the Bethel College Invitational in South Bend, Indiana. Running a 5K race this week, the women had 273 points for 10th place, and were just behind Midwest Region [Continue Reading…]

Cross Country Women Finish 6th, Men Finish 13th

Cross Country Women Finish 6th, Men Finish 13th

MILWAUKEE, WI – The cross country team put forth their strongest race of the season to date, with several personal records on the season and a 6th place finish out of 16 teams at the Wisconsin Lutheran Invitational, while the men’s team finished 13th out of 16 teams on Saturday. “Both teams finished well despite [Continue Reading…]

Cross Country Hosts Maranatha Invite

Cross Country Hosts Maranatha Invite

WATERTOWN, WI – The Sabercats cross country team hosted their first cross country meet since 2003 on Saturday, and with a smaller pool of runners, had three individuals from the women’s team finish in the top 10 and seven runners from the men’s team finish in the top 10. In the women’s race, sophomore Katie [Continue Reading…]

Wagner, Vander Pluym, Lead Sabercats At Ripon Invite

Wagner, Vander Pluym, Lead Sabercats At Ripon Invite

Results RIPON, WI – The Sabercats cross country team continued their strong start to the season at the Ripon College Invite, with a second place finish by the women’s and men’s teams on Saturday morning. Maranatha had two finishers with a top-three finish; sophomore Caleb Wagner (Sandusky, MI) with a third-place finish in the 8,000 [Continue Reading…]

Vander Pluym, Wama, Named Student Athletes of the Week

Vander Pluym, Wama, Named Student Athletes of the Week

WATERTOWN, WI – Cross Country sophomore Katie Vander Pluym (Whitewater, WI) received her first NCCAA DII Student Athlete of the Week award, after an impressive opening race, and men’s soccer sophomore Wira Wama (Papua New Guinea) was selected as the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) Player of the Week. Vander Pluym posted a 36th [Continue Reading…]