Former MU golf standout and former assistant coach Michael Bielawski won the 2017 Wisconsin State Golf Association (WSGA) Match Play Championship, which was played The Bog in Saukville last Monday-Thursday (June 26-29).
In the second round of the 168-player event, Bielawski was matched up with former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current CBS NFL commentator Tony Romo. Romo, a resident of Burlington, had to concede to Bielawski five holes into the match due to injury. In the championship match, Bielawski needed 21 holes to top Brian Murtagh and win the championship.
Rising junior Austin Kendziorski had the best finish among current players, advancing to the quarterfinals.
Bielawski is the third straight current or former Golden Eagle to win the event - Zach Gaugert won in 2016 after graduating from MU the month before, and former All-BIG EAST selection Nick Nelson won in 2015 as a rising senior.
— Marquette Golf (@MUGolfLive) June 30, 2017
Dwight Buycks and Henry Ellenson sit as two of the top scorers through their first four games of the 2017 Mountain Dew Orlando Pro Summer League and will meet in Thursday’s championship game at 1 p.m. Central time.
Dwight Buycks, Dallas Mavericks (4-0)
July 1 vs. New York (W, 80-75)
16 pts 5-10 FG, 1-4 3FG, 5-8 FT, 4 rebs, 6 asts, 7 stls
July 3 vs. Orlando (W, 86-76)
20 pts, 8-19 FG, 1-2 3FG, 3-3 FT, 4 rebs, 2 asts, 2 stls
July 4 vs. Indiana (W, 94-79)
14 pts, 6-9 FG, 0-2 3FG, 2-2 FT, 5 rebs, 5 asts
July 5 vs. Oklahoma City (W, 96-75)
11 pts, 4-10 FG, 3-6 3FG, 4 rebs, 2 asts, 2 stls
— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 1, 2017
Henry Ellenson, Detroit Pistons (3-1)
July 1 vs. Oklahoma City (L, 92-91)
21 pts, 7-18 FG, 2-8 3FG, 5-6 FT, 11 rebs, 4 blks
July 2 vs. New York (W, 103-78)
14 pts, 5-9 FG, 2-4 3FG, 2-2 FT, 7 rebs, 4 asts, 2 stls
July 4 vs. Miami (W, 73-71 2OT)
18 pts, 7-18 FG, 3-8 3FG, 1-2 FT, 6 rebs, 1 ast
July 5 vs. Charlotte (W, 87-82)
29 pts, 12-20 FG, 4-8 3FG, 1-1 FT, 6 rebs, 1 stl
— NBA (@NBA) July 5, 2017
All games have aired on NBATV and the WatchESPN application.
Trent Lockett has committed to playing for the Atlanta Hawks entry in the Las Vegas Summer League from July 7-17, while former MU teammate Vander Blue will compete with the Los Angeles Lakers. Jamil Wilson will play for the Los Angeles Clippers in Vegas.
Former McCahill Award Winner B.J. Grill continues to excel in Major League Lacrosse and was honored by the league for the first time with defensive player of the week accolades after leading the Denver Outlaws to a 24-12 win over Atlanta on July 4.
From the MLL release:
Grill, 24, led the Outlaws defense in limiting Atlanta to just eight goals after the first quarter. The effort came three days after the Blaze put up 17 goals against the Launch on Saturday. James Pannell, who had a hat trick against the Launch, was held scoreless for the first time in 2017. Grill had two ground balls and one caused turnover in the win. The second-year pro out of Marquette has 47 ground balls in 19 career games.
— MajorLeague Lacrosse (@MLL_Lacrosse) July 5, 2017
Jenna Rosenthal has headed to Pula, Croatia with the U.S. Collegiate National Team to compete July 11-14 in the 2017 European Global Challenge. Prior to the Challenge they will train in Slovenia, while playing friendly matches against numerous national teams. Rosenthal is listed on the roster as a right-side hitter and joins Creighton’s Jaali Winters as representatives of the BIG EAST Conference.
Former All-BIG EAST defender and 2016 Marquette graduate Elizabeth Goslee has returned to MU as an assistant coach with the women’s lacrosse team, it was announced on June 29. Goslee spent the previous year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Scranton, Pennsylvania and worked as an assistant coach for the University of Scranton women’s team. She was a two-time IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region Second Team selection at Marquette, a three-time All-BIG EAST and BIG EAST All-Academic honoree and a three-time team captain.
— Marquette Lacrosse (@MarquetteWLax) June 29, 2017
Led by general manager Dan Fitzgerald (’08) the Golden Eagles, a team comprised of former Marquette basketball players, will compete for the second year in a row in The Basketball Tournament for the $2 million prize. MU head coach Steve Wojciechowski and staff will welcome the squad back to campus on July 11-14 for a training camp at the Al McGuire Center.
Golden Eagles expected to train at the Al:
The Golden Eagles have earned the Midwest Region’s No. 1 seed and will face Midwest Dream Squad in the first round on July 15 in Peoria, Illinois.
Should the Golden Eagles advance, they could face eighth-seeded Majerus SLU Crew in the second round, a team of Saint Louis alumni playing in honor of former Marquette graduate and head coach Rick Majerus.
The Super 16 takes place July 20–23 in New York (ESPN/ESPN2) and the championship game is slated for Aug. 3 in Baltimore and will be televised by ESPN.
The Marquette M Club Golf Outing is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 14 in Wales, Wisconsin at The Legend at Brandybrook and early bird registration is available until July 14.
— MarquetteMBB (@MarquetteMBB) July 5, 2017
Monday, August 14
The Legend at Brandybrook - Wales, Wisconsin
10:30 a.m. - Registration/Range Open
11 a.m. - BBQ lunch
12:00 p.m. - Shotgun start
5:30 p.m. – Cocktails
6 p.m. Dinner/Program
Summer camps for most of Marquette’s teams continue during the month of July, beginning on the dates listed below. Check out www.MarquetteSportsCamps.com for registration details and for more information.
July 9 – Women’s Volleyball
July 10 – Women’s Lacrosse, Women’s Soccer
July 15 – Golf
July 17 – Men’s Basketball
July 24 – Track & Field, Women’s Basketball
July 31 – Men’s Soccer