Green Bay Athletics weekend recap

On Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, Green Bay women’s volleyball defeated Oakland in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament, setting up a match with second seed Milwaukee in the semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 23. Unfortunately, the women’s volleyball team lost 3-1, ending an incredibly successful 2019 season with a record of 21-9.

Women’s basketball defeated Chicago State on the road 102-46, a 56-point margin of victory. This was the fifth largest margin of victory in program history. The team now begins a three-game holiday tournament in Victoria, British Columbia, starting with a Thanksgiving Day matchup with Bowling Green.

Green Bay Athletics weekend recap

Green Bay Athletics posted a 3-1 record over the weekend, beginning on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 with a 3-0 victory for the women’s volleyball team over Youngstown State. The team also played on Sunday, Nov. 10 against IUPUI, posting another 3-0 shutout victory. Sitting at 19-7 on the season, the Phoenix plays their final regular season game on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. at UW-Milwaukee before beginning conference tournament play on Friday, Nov. 22. This game can also be viewed on ESPN 3.

The women’s basketball team lost its home opener on Saturday, Nov. 9 in a close game against South Dakota. Currently 1-1 on the year, the team looks to bounce back on Saturday, Nov. 16 against Missouri at 1 p.m. at the Kress Events Center. Can’t make it? Watch the game on ESPN 3.

The men’s basketball team played UW-Stout on Saturday, Nov. 9, winning by an impressive margin of 51 points in its home opener. At 1-1 on the year, the team heads to Albuquerque, New Mexico to play New Mexico on Wednesday, Nov. 13 as part of the 2019 Legends Classic.

Green Bay men’s and women’s basketball kicks off regular season this week

The men’s basketball team officially begins its 2019-2020 campaign on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 to play nationally ranked #23 Purdue. Following that tough early-season test, the team returns home to play UW-Stout on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Kress Center. This game is also available to watch on ESPN 3.

The women’s basketball team also officially begins its 2019-2020 campaign on Wednesday, Nov. 6, playing Central Michigan on the road in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. This game is also available to watch on ESPN+. Green Bay returns home to play its first home regular season game on Saturday, Nov. 9 against South Dakota at 1 p.m. at the Kress Center.

Borseth named Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductee | High School Basketball | madison.com

The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Induction ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 28, 2019 in Wisconsin Dells. Included on the list of inductees is UW-Green Bay women’s basketball Head Coach Kevin Borseth. See more via Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association announces full list of Hall of Fame inductees | High School Basketball | madison.com.

Megan Lukan

Barrie Olympian Lukan takes ‘bold’ move into fashion world

Megan Lukan is taking a run at streetwear.

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games bronze medallist, who played rugby at Barrie Central Collegiate, has designed the “authentically BOLD” clothing line, which is set to officially launch in January. A few staple items — a hat and three T-shirts — have been released so far.

“The premise of the brand is to empower individuals to live out their authentic dreams,” she said. “Through my personal experiences and encounters with many individuals I have come to the realization that a lot of people are really scared to chase the dreams inside their hearts. Whether it’s fear of failure, anxiety stemmed from the unknown, or even societal pressures, people often fail to live the life that is genuinely true to them.”

Lukan retired from the Canadian women’s rugby sevens team about one year ago.

She was a crossover athlete who was named Miss Basketball Canada in 2010 had a four-year NCAA basketball career at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. While she’s currently completing her master of business administration at Queen’s University in Kingston, she looked back on her athletic career for inspiration when developing the brand.

via Barrie Olympian Lukan takes ‘bold’ move into fashion world at Simcoe.com.

Press-Gazette story features UW-Green Bay alumni, former Phoenix basketball players

UW-Green Bay alumna and former Phoenix basketball player Sam Terry has been added to St. Norbert women’s basketball staff. Terry was brought on the staff by St. Norbert College women’s basketball coach Amanda Leonhard-Perry, who is also a UW-Green Bay alumna and former Phoenix basketball player. Leonhard-Perry also served as the assistant coach of UW-Green Bay’s women’s basketball team. “After I was done playing myself, I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to basketball. The ability to lean on coaching to keep basketball in my life has been one amazing journey and something I am extremely grateful for,” says Terry. Read the full Press-Gazette story.

Journal Sentinel covers Wisconsin GLO, a team featuring several former UW-Green Bay players

Former Green Bay Phoenix women’s basketball players will be joining the Wisconsin GLO team, the Journal Sentinel reports. Horizon League Player of the Year Mehryn Kraker was added to the roster this week, joining fellow UW-Green Bay alumni Allie LeClaire, Jessica Lindstrom and Julie Wojta. Read more.

Press-Gazette covers UW-Green Bay’s ‘dynamic duo’

The Press-Gazette covered the journey of UW-Green Bay’s ‘dynamic duo’ of former women’s basketball players Allie LeClaire and Jessica Lindstrom. Both players are still going strong in the pros, both recently announced as players on the Wisconsin GLO team, among other former Phoenix Mehryn Kraker and Julie Wojta. Read more.

UW-Green Bay alumna, Lukan, pens piece on Olympic journey

UW-Green Bay alumna Megan Lukan ’15 (Business Administration, Communication) penned the piece “Coincidence or Fate: My Journey to the Olympics.” Lukan chronicles her journey to the Olympics, in which she won a bronze medal representing the Canadian Women’s Rugby Sevens Team. Lukan played on the women’s basketball team during her time at UW-Green Bay. Read the full piece on LinkedIn.