Bill Michaels
11:00am to 2:00pm
News » WSCO News
Your Story

Cardinal Stritch begins NAIA defense today

Cardinal Stritch University begins defense of its NAIA Division 2 National Championship today in Branson, Missouri.

The Milwaukee area school is the top seed heading into the seven-day event, despite a large roster turnover from last season.

Coming off of last year’s national championship, 5th year coach Drew Diener had 9 new faces on his roster to mesh around returning starters Derek Semenas (Senior from Rosendale/UW-Green Bay) and junior Tony Smith (Fond du Lac).

Drew Diener
Drew Diener

Semenas averaged 24 points a game this season and was the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

Smit (11.3 ppg/5.4 apg) was also a first team all-league choice.

The Wolves (29-4) will play Northern New Mexico (16-15) in the first round at noon today (Wednesday).  Teams must win 5 games in 7 days to win the NAIA National Championship.

AUDIO: Drew Diener says they have a target on their backs :17

AUDIO: Drew Diener thinks they can win it all again :20

(Thanks to Wade Bades at affiliate KFIZ in Fond du Lac for contributing)

posted : March, 12th by WSCO

After the smoke had cleared from the off-season free agency moves and rookie draft, speculation led to many sleepers losing…
posted by Fantasy Football Weekly 1 day ago
Our NASCAR Pick 3 is going strong!  Scuba’s Bar and Grill in Appleton is on board this season challenging you…
posted by Justin Hull 2 days ago
Unfortunately, no NASCAR Roundtable today!  Sorry about that. However, we are still continuing with our Scuba’s NASCAR Pick Em!  A…
posted by Justin Hull 7 days ago