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CSU Vikings Weekly Report

A LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENING

MEN’S BASKETBALL

  • The Vikings (1-4) return to action with two games this week, hosting Arkansas State on Wednesday (Nov. 29) at 7:00 pm and traveling to Kent State on Saturday (Dec. 2) for a 7:00 pm contest.
  • CSU dropped a pair of close games last week, losing at ECU, 72-69, on Monday and falling at home on Friday to Central Connecticut, 74-73.
  • Bobby Word averaged 15.0 points in the two games, while Dontel Highsmith posted 13.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in his first action of the year for CSU.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

  • Cleveland State (3-2) will split its games at home and on the road this week, hosting Eastern Illinois on Tuesday, November 28 at 7:00 pm before traveling to Niagara on Friday, December 1.
  • Last time out, the Vikings went 1-1 at the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout, picking up a victory over Louisiana and falling to Saint Louis.
  • Redshirt senior Khayla Livingston recorded her 1,000th career point against Saint Louis, and earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team after averaging 18.0 points and 4.5 assists per game.

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • Cleveland State will begin its indoor season this week, participating in the YSU Icebreaker on Friday, December 1.
  • The Vikings will be under the direction of second-year head coach Madeleine Outman, and return eight letterwinners from last season’s squad while welcoming 14 newcomers.

MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING

  • Cleveland State will remain off this week before resuming action Dec. 9 at Ashland.
  • Junior Jason van der Touw earned his second honor of the season from CollegeSwimming this past week while freshman Matt Akers was named Horizon League Diver of the Week for the second time in his young career.

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING

  • Cleveland State will remain off this week before resuming action Dec. 9 at Ashland.
  • Junior Molly McNamara was named the League’s Swimmer of the Week for the third time this season this past week. She broke the school record in the 200 fly and posted NCAA cut times in both butterfly events at the Magnus Cup.

VOLLEYBALL

  • Cleveland State will travel to Salt Lake City for an NCAA tournament first round match at 11th-seeded Utah on Thursday (Nov. 30) at 9:00 pm ET. Purdue and High Point will play in the other first round match at Utah with the two winners playing in a second round contest on Friday (Dec. 1) at 9:00 pm ET.
  • The Vikings, who will be making their third straight appearance in the NCAA tournament and the fifth overall under head coach Chuck Voss, are 22-7 overall and have won 12 straight matches.
  • Last week the Vikings captured the 2017 Horizon League Tournament Championship – their third straight #HLVB title and fifth in program history.

WRESTLING

  • Cleveland State opens the second month of the season this Saturday, Dec. 2, as it competes at Indiana’s Hoosier Duals. In addition to the hosts, Northern Illinois and SIU Edwardsville will also be at the event.
  • The Vikings began dual action this past Tuesday by dropping decisions to Kent State (36-9) and No. 2 Ohio State (43-3).
  • Redshirt senior Gabe Stark posted a pin over Kent’s wins leader while redshirt freshman Cameron Lathem picked up a win over the Buckeyes.

VIKING OF THE WEEK

Khayla Livingston | Sr. | Women’s Basketball | Hollywood, Fla.

Livingston was named to the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout All-Tournament Team after averaging 18.0 points and 4.5 assists per game in two games. She recorded her 1,000th career point against Saint Louis on Friday, becoming the 28th Viking all-time to achieve the feat.

OTHER TOP PERFORMERS

Joe Jaketic | Cross Country Coach
Announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31, after 45 years at CSU, including the last 13 as head cross country coach.

Cameron Lathem | Fr. | Wrestling
Earned a 7-3 win over Ohio State in his first collegiate dual.

Anthony Wright | Sr. | Men’s Basketball
Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds on Monday night at ECU.

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Nov. 28
Women’s Basketball hosts Eastern Illinois, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 29
Men’s Basketball hosts Arkansas State, 7:00 pm

Thursday, Nov. 30
Volleyball at Utah, 9:00 pm (NCAA First Round)

Friday, Dec. 1
Track & Field at YSU Icebreaker, 10:00 am
Women’s Basketball at Niagara, 7:00 pm
Volleyball vs. Purdue/High Point, 9:00 pm (NCAA Second Round; if CSU wins on Thursday)

Saturday, Dec. 2
Wrestling at Hoosier Duals (with Indiana, SIU-Edwardsville, Northern Illinois), 10:00 am
Men’s Basketball at Kent State, 7:00 pm

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