Hamline News

Fall 2014 Athletics


Order on the Court

The Hamline volleyball team just finished its second consecutive winning season. The Pipers went 13-10 overall. They were just one win shy of returning to the MIAC playoffs for the second year in a row.

One of the big reasons for the Pipers’ success was the work of 5-3 libero co-captain Lynsey Reimer ’15 (left). The Iowa native was Co-Defensive Player of the MIAC a year ago, when the Pipers tied a school record with a 19-11 mark. In 2014, she earned a berth on the all-conference team by averaging 5.99 digs per set. That ranks second in the MIAC and 12th in the country.

Reimer finished her career at Hamline averaging 5.10 digs per set, setting a school record. Her 1,717 career digs is the third best total ever for a Hamline volleyball player.

Paige Walters ’15 (middle), also a co-captain, was last year’s recipient of the team’s Piper Award. Coach Becky Egan (right) said Walters earned the award for being the player who “best represents the Piper spirit.”

“She always works hard and supports other players,” Egan added. “She celebrates our victories and accepts her role, no matter what the playing time or success was for her or the team.” 

—Dave Wright, sports information director

Winter Sports 


185.5 points, 4th in WIAC

Kambria Blakely ’14 won the NCGA floor exercise title, and Courtney Benson ’14 was named Outstanding Senior Athlete of the Year.


Men: 9–16, 6–14 (9th) MIAC 

Dior Ford ’15 passed the 1,000-career-point mark and made the All-MIAC team.

Women: 7-18, 6-16 (9th) MIAC

Jordan Sammons ’15 led the conference in scoring (21.3 points per game) and passed the 1,000-point mark for her career.


Men: 2–22–1, 1–15 (9th) MIAC

Joe Rubbelke ’15 was named to the All-MIAC team.

Women: 7-16-2, 3-13-2 (9th) MIAC

Corinne Henning ’14 tied for the team lead in points (22) and was named to the All-MIAC team.
Jaci Reinke ’17 made the All-Freshman team.

Indoor Track and Field 

Men: 115.5 points, 3rd MIAC

Head coach Paul Schmaedeke was named Coach of the Year as the Pipers jumped two places.

Women: 68 points, 5th MIAC

Jessica Putland ’15 won the weight throw and finished third in the shot put competition.

Swimming and Diving 

Men: 150.5 points, 6th MIAC

The Pipers had their highest finish and best point total in six years.

Women: 78 points, 10th MIAC

Dani Waskosky ’16 set a new school record for one-meter (six dives) with 258.90 points. She was fourth at the MIAC meet.

Spring Sports


19–15, 9–11 (6th) MIAC

Matt Connell ’15 batted an impressive .393 and was named
to the ABCA Midwest Region third team. He also made the All-MIAC team.


18–17–1, 12–8 (5th) MIAC

Jamie Rubbelke ’16 led the team in hitting with a .418 average. She and Lauren Turitto ’14 were named to the All-MIAC team.


Men: 5–15, 1–8 (9th) MIAC

For the second year, the Pipers team was named ITA Academic All-Americans.

Women: 6–14, 1–8 (10th) MIAC

The women netters recorded their most wins in seven seasons.

Outdoor Track and Field 

Men: 110 points, 3rd MIAC

Pole vaulter Mark Volker ’15 was named one of the MIAC Elite 22 and also earned a place on the Capital One Academic All-America team.

Women: 83 points, 5th MIAC

Marolyn Saulsberry ’16 set a school record for 400-meter hurdles when she competed at the NCAA Championships. She won the event at the MIAC meet.