Hamline head women's hockey coach Natalie Darwitz will have to make room for another trophy. The Eagan, Minn. native has been named to the Minnesota State High School Hall of Fame. Darwitz will be formally inducted in ceremonies on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel.
Hamline's new men's and women's swimming/diving head coach comes to the job with one big advantage: he knows the MIAC very well.
There are winners away from Walker Field House. 12 members of the 2019 Hamline gymnastics team have been named to the WCGA (Women's Collegiate Gymmastics Association) Academic All-American team. To earn a place on this unit, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. HU barely missed earning team honors as well, finishing with a combined GPA of 3.4964, ranking second only to Winona State among conference schools participating in gymnastics. Hamline is a member of the WIAC (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) for gymnastics only.
They have made the MIAC playoffs three of the past four seasons. In 2017, they won the school's first home playoff game in dramatic fashion. Now the Hamline men's soccer team hopes to make a move up the ladder as the 2019 contingent hits Paterson Field to start practices in anticipation of the August 30 season opener against Lawrence.
Hamline volleyball coach Maggie Meixl will hear a lot of familiar voices when she takes her first roll call of the 2019 season. 11 players return for the Pipers, who are coming off a 12-13 season that saw them roll up their longest winning streak since 2014. Eight of those returnees saw action in 60 sets or more for the Pipers, who also had a four match winning streak in 2018.