Outlook Magazine - Fall 2019



Men’s Basketball First-year coach Jim Lake’s team (6-19) won its first six games before struggling in conference play. In their first conference home game, the Blue Devils lost in the final seconds to eventual national champion UW-Oshkosh. Women’s Basketball Under first-year coach Hannah Iverson, the Blue Devils (18-9) started 10-0, only the second time in school history. Behind all- region players Bailey Diersen and Kyncaide Diedrich, they returned to the conference tournament for the first time in four years. Cross Country The men, third in conference, earned their second consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III championship. Football The Blue Devils (5-5) produced one of the most exciting wins in school history when they rallied from two TDs down in the fourth quarter to win at Gustavus Adolphus. Golf The women were runners-up in conference for the second consecutive year. Andrew Delong was named men’s coach for 2019-20. Volleyball First-year coach Mandy Trautmann led the team to a 16-13 record and their first home WIAC tournament game since 2004. Baseball The baseball team (20-17) won as many games as the previous two seasons combined and earned a trip to the WIAC championship for the first time since 2014, with three all- conference players. Softball Kyncaide Diedrich and Mary Iliopoulos earned all-conference and all-region honors. Hockey The program marked 50 years with a reunion in February. Senior defenseman Mathias Ahman repeated as all-conference. Track and Field Noah Zastrow (pole vault), Heather Beecher (pole vault) and Stephanie Pladies (high jump) earned All-America honors. Honors For the first time in school history, four Blue Devils were selected as WIAC scholar athletes. Soccer Sydney Kasper wrapped up her career as an all-conference pick.

Gymnastics team, second in nation, led the way for Blue Devil athletics in 2018-19


he UW-Stout gymnastics team was runner-up in the national tournament to lead Blue Devil

athletics for the 2018-19 academic year.

The Blue Devils took second to Brockport College of New York after spending much of the season ranked in the top three nationally. They had a school-best seven All-America performances: Sierra Beaver and Mikala Bugge two each, and Shadae Boone, Brooke Terry and Britney Wolfe one each. They won the combined conference/region tournament and broke school records throughout the season. Coach Becky Beaulieu was conference and region coach of the year.


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