MCKENDREE BEARCATS (9-10 ALL, 7-6 GLIAC/4th)
2019 McKendree Preview
In 2018, the Bearcats went 9-10 overall and 7-5 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play and were the GLIAC tournament runner-up after stunning no. 13 Grand Valley State University 27-19 in the tournament semi-finals.
The Bearcats lose some offensive firepower with the graduation of GLIAC Attacker of the year Dana Dispasquale and first-team all-GLIAC selection Paige Salthouse, who led the McKendree attack with a combined 194 points last season. However, McKendree returns 2018 first-team all-GLIAC selection Hannah Sugarman and all-GLIAC honorable mention Emily Nelson, both of which are senior captains for the 2019 campaign. All-GLIAC honorable mention goaltender Collin Patton returns for her junior season between the pipes for the Bearcats as well.
McKendree will open their season at home on March 1 against Rockhurst University at 6 p.m. CST.