2007–08 Mid-American Conference season

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Mid-American Conference
Mid-American Conference
Data
Classification NCAA Division I FBS
Established 1946
Members 12
Sports fielded 23 (11 men's, 12 women's)
Region Great Lakes
States 5 – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
New York, Ohio
Headquarters Cleveland, Ohio
Locations
Mid-American Conference map.png

The 2007–08 Mid-American Conference season was its 62nd season in existence. The Mid-American Conference (MAC) competed at Division I in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. It sponsored 23 sports (11 men's and 12 women's).

Contents

Teams[edit]

Institution Nickname Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment
East Division
University of Akron Zips Akron, Ohio 1870 Public 24,704
Bowling Green State University Falcons Bowling Green, Ohio 1910 Public 22,882
University at Buffalo Bulls Buffalo, New York 1846 Public 28,054
Kent State University Golden Flashes Kent, Ohio 1910 Public 34,056
Miami University RedHawks Oxford, Ohio 1809 Public 20,126
Ohio University Bobcats Athens, Ohio 1804 Public 20,437
West Division
Ball State University Cardinals Muncie, Indiana 1918 Public 20,113
Central Michigan University Chippewas Mount Pleasant, Michigan 1892 Public 26,788
Eastern Michigan University Eagles Ypsilanti, Michigan 1849 Public 22,974
Northern Illinois University Huskies DeKalb, Illinois 1895 Public 25,313
University of Toledo Rockets Toledo, Ohio 1872 Public 19,706
Western Michigan University Broncos Kalamazoo, Michigan 1903 Public 24,433

Four schools have affiliate membership status:

Institution Nickname Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Sport
Chicago State University Cougars Chicago, Illinois 1867 Public 7,131 Men's tennis
Hartwick College Hawks Oneonta, New York 1797 Private 1,520 Men's soccer
Missouri State University Lady Bears Springfield, Missouri 1905 Public 17,425 Field hockey
Temple University Owls Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1884 Public 34,218 Football

Reese and Jacoby trophies[edit]

The Reese and Jacoby trophies are awarded to the top men's and women's athletic departments in the Mid-American Conference.

Points are awarded based on each school's finish, with the overall total divided by the number of sports sponsored by each school. An institution may count either indoor track and field or outdoor track and field but not both.[1]

Reese standings[edit]

Institution BB BKB CC FB Golf Soc Sw Ten TFI TFO W No. Sports Total Avg
Eastern Michigan 10½ 7 12½ 12½ - 11 - 12  10  6 8 77 9.6
Kent State 12½ 13 6 1 11½ - - - 7  8  10 7 61 8.7
Central Michigan 6 7 9 13 - - - - 3  4  12 6 50 8.3
Akron 10½ 7 7 12 - -  9  12 - 7 55½ 7.9
Miami 2 9 11½ 10½ 6 - - - 6 - 7 53½ 7.6
Western Michigan 6 12 - - 2 - 12 - - - 5 37½ 7.5
Ball State - 10½ 9 - 10 - - - 6 44 7.3
Bowling Green 12½ 12 6 - - - - - 6 40 6.7
Ohio 9 8 5 - - - - - 2 6 39 6.5
Toledo 1 8 - - 8 - - - 6 30½ 5.1
NIU 2 - 2 1 4 - 6 - - 8 7 32½ 4.6
Buffalo 1 1 5 9 - 9 2 3  2  4 9 39½ 4.4
Hartwick * - - - - - 8 - - - - - 1 8 8.0
Temple * - - - - - - - - - - 1 7.5
Chicago State * - - - - - - - 4 - - - 1 4 4.0

* Affiliate status only. Does not qualify for trophy.

Jacoby standings[edit]

Institution BKB CC FH Golf Gym SB Soc Sw Ten TFI TFO VB No. Sports Total Avg
Miami 12 10½ 8 - - 5 8 11½ 10½  10½  12 9 87 9.7
Ohio 13 12 5 - 12½ -  3½  13 9 85½ 9.5
Kent State 10 12½ 12 13 - -  5½  9 80 8.9
Western Michigan - 8 5 - 12½ 12  12  10 9 70½ 7.8
Eastern Michigan 10 2 - 11 11 9 9  4  10 77 7.7
Toledo - 9 - 1 12 11  4½  9 62½ 6.9
Central Michigan 2 6 - 9 10½ - -  8½  8 54½ 6.8
Bowling Green 13 - 2 12 9 5 2  2  10 10 67½ 6.8
Ball State 10 4 6 3 13 5  4  11 71½ 6.5
Akron 1 12 - - - 3 1 13  13  8 40½ 5.1
Buffalo - - - 2 5 6  7½  8 38½ 4.8
NIU 1 - 3 7 10½ - 1  1  9 40½ 4.5
Missouri State * - - 2 - - - - - - - - - 1 2 2.0

* Affiliate status only. Does not qualify for trophy.

Sports[edit]

Baseball[edit]

The 2008 baseball season begins in February 2008 and concludes with the NCAA Tournament in June 2008. Kent State is the defending East division and conference tournament champion and finished 0-2 in the 2007 NCAA baseball tournament. Eastern Michigan won the MAC West division.

Standings[edit]

East[edit]
Seed Team Conference Overall
W L Pct. GB W L Pct.
1 Kent State 16 8 .667 36 21 .632
3 Bowling Green 16 8 .667 32 20 .615
6 Ohio 14 13 .519 29 30 .492
Akron 8 13 .381 25 24 .510
Miami 8 19 .296 18 36 .333
Buffalo 7 19 .269 10 14 38 .269
West[edit]
Seed Team Conference Overall
W L Pct. GB W L Pct.
2 Eastern Michigan 15 8 .652 25 32 .439
4 NIU 16 10 .615 ½ 29 25 .537
5 Ball State 12 11 .522 3 27 26 .509
7 Western Michigan 12 12 .500 29 23 .558
8 Central Michigan 13 13 .500 29 27 .518
Toledo 10 13 .435 5 17 30 .362

Basketball (men's)[edit]

The 2007-08 men's basketball season begins in November 2007 and concludes with the NCAA Tournament in March 2008. Miami won the 2007 conference tournament, defeating East division champion Akron in the finals. Miami was seeded 14th in the 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and lost to 3rd seed Oregon in the first round. Toledo is the defending West division champion.

Kent State was picked by the MAC News Media Association to win the East Division and Western Michigan was picked to win the West Division. Kent State was picked to win the MAC Tournament.

Standings[edit]

2007–08 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Kent State 13 3   .813     28 7   .800
Akron 11 5   .688     24 11   .686
Ohio 9 7   .563     20 13   .606
Miami 9 7   .563     17 16   .515
Bowling Green 7 9   .438     13 16   .448
Buffalo 3 13   .188     10 20   .333
West
Western Michigan 12 4   .750     20 12   .625
Central Michigan 8 8   .500     14 17   .452
Eastern Michigan 8 8   .500     14 17   .452
Toledo 7 8   .467     11 19   .367
Ball State 5 11   .313     6 24   .200
Northern Illinois 3 12   .200     6 22   .214
2008 MAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Tournament[edit]

Players of the week[edit]

The following are the MAC men's basketball players of the week. Number of awards won this season are in parentheses.

Week Division Player School
November 12 East Chris Knight Bowling Green
West Derek Drews Western Michigan
November 19 East Tim Pollitz Miami
West Joe Reitz Western Michigan
November 26 East Michael Bramos Miami
West Justin Dobbins Eastern Michigan
December 3 East Cedrick Middleton Akron
West Tyrone Kent Toledo
December 10 East Al Fisher Kent State
West Giordan Watson Central Michigan
December 17 East Nate Linhart Akron
West Giordan Watson (2) Central Michigan
December 24 East Tim Pollitz (2) Miami
West Joe Reitz (2) Western Michigan
December 31 East Al Fisher (2) Kent State
West Shaun Logan NIU
January 7 East Haminn Quaintance Kent State
West Peyton Stovall Ball State
Week Division Player School
January 14 East Jerome Tillman Ohio
West Anthony Newell Ball State
January 21 East Jerome Tillman (2) Ohio
West Giordan Watson (3) Central Michigan
January 28 East Leon Williams Ohio
West David Kool Western Michigan
February 4 East Kenny Hayes Miami
West Joe Reitz (3) Western Michigan
February 11 East Andy Robinson Buffalo
West Joe Reitz (4) Western Michigan
February 18 East Al Fisher (3) Kent State
West Darion Anderson NIU
February 25 East Al Fisher (4) Kent State
West David Kool (2) Western Michigan
March 3 East Michael Bramos (2)
Joe Jakubowski
Miami
Bowling Green
West David Kool (3) Western Michigan

Basketball (women's)[edit]

The 2007-08 women's basketball season begins in November 2007 and concludes with the NCAA Tournament in March 2008. East division champion Bowling Green defeated West champion Ball State in the finals of the conference tournament. Bowling Green, which entered the 2007 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament ranked 18th and 20th in the USA Today Coaches Poll and Associated Press Poll, respectively, was seeded 7th and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen, defeating 10th seeded Oklahoma State and 2nd seeded Vanderbilt along the way.

Standings[edit]

East[edit]
Seed Team Conference Overall
W L Pct. GB W L Pct.
E1 Bowling Green 13 3 .813 26 8 .765
E2 Miami 12 4 .750 1 23 11 .676
E3 Ohio 10 6 .625 3 20 13 .606
E4 Buffalo 8 8 .500 5 15 15 .500
E5 Kent State 5 11 .313 8 9 21 .300
E6 Akron 2 14 .125 11 7 24 .226
West[edit]
Seed Team Conference Overall
W L Pct. GB W L Pct.
W1 Ball State * 11 5 .688 15 15 .500
W2 Eastern Michigan 11 5 .688 17 12 .586
W3 Western Michigan 9 7 .563 2 13 19 .406
W4 NIU 6 8 .429 4 10 18 .357
W5 Toledo 5 10 .333 14 16 .467
W6 Central Michigan 2 13 .133 6 23 .207

* Received W1 seed based on 2-0 head-to-head record vs. Eastern Michigan.

Tournament[edit]

  First Round
Sun/Mon, March 9/10
Quarterfinals
Tuesday, March 11
Semifinals
Friday, March 14
Final
Saturday, March 15
                                     
        
  W1  Ball State 60  
    W5  Toledo 65  
E4  Buffalo 50
W5  Toledo 53  
  W5  Toledo 66  
  E2  Miami 70  
        
        
  E2  Miami 65
    W3  Western Michigan 60  
W3  Western Michigan 84
E6  Akron 54  
  E2  Miami 67
  E3  Ohio 56
        
        
  E1  Bowling Green 76
    E5  Kent 62  
W4  NIU 67
E5  Kent 75  
  E1  Bowling Green 66
  E3  Ohio 68 *  
        
        
  W2  Eastern Michigan 62
    E3  Ohio 76  
E3  Ohio 68
W6  Central Michigan 65  

* double overtime

Players of the week[edit]

The following are the MAC women's basketball players of the week. Number of awards won this season are in parentheses.

Week Division Player School
November 12 East Lindsay Goldsberry Bowling Green
West Tiera DeLaHoussaye Western Michigan
November 19 East Kate Achter
Amanda Jackson
Bowling Green
Miami
West Alyssa Pittman Eastern Michigan
November 26 East Kate Achter (2) Bowling Green
West Julie DeMuth Ball State
December 3 East Amanda Jackson (2) Miami
West Latisha Luckett Central Michigan
December 10 East Sarah Tokodi Akron
West Canea Williams Eastern Michigan
December 17 East Sarah Tokodi (2) Akron
West Tiera DeLaHoussaye (2) Western Michigan
December 24 East Anna Kowalska Kent State
West Allie Clifton Toledo
December 31 East Amanda Jackson (3) Miami
West Tiera DeLaHoussaye (3) Western Michigan
January 7 East Amanda Jackson (4) Miami
West Tiera DeLaHoussaye (4) Western Michigan
Week Division Player School
January 14 East Anna Kowalska (2) Kent State
West Emily Maggert Ball State
January 21 East Jennifer Bushby Ohio
West Amanda Parker Western Michigan
January 28 East Lauren Kohn Ohio
West Kiley Jarrett Ball State
February 4 East Lauren Kohn (2) Ohio
West Tiera DeLaHoussaye (5) Western Michigan
February 11 East Tara Breske Bowling Green
West Angel Chan Central Michigan
February 18 East Chenel Harris Kent State
West Colleen Russell Eastern Michigan
February 25 East Kate Achter (2) Bowling Green
West Tiera DeLaHoussaye (6) Western Michigan
March 3 East Kate Achter (3) Bowling Green
West Audrey McDonald Ball State
March 7 East Laura Markwood Miami
West Porchia Green Ball State

Cross country (men's)[edit]

The 2007 men's cross country season began in August 2007 and concluded with the NCAA Men's Cross Country Championship in November 2007. Eastern Michigan won the team championship, placing three runners in the top 5. Miami was the runner up. Josh Perrin of EMU won the individual championship. The win was EMU's third consecutive team championship.

Nine of the ten MAC teams competed in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. Eastern Michigan finished 7th, followed by Miami (9th), Kent State (10th), Central Michigan (12th), Ohio (14th), Akron (18th), Toledo (29th). Bowling Green did not place. Buffalo competed in the Northeast Regional and finished 18th. No teams qualified to compete in the NCAA Cross Country Championships.

Josh Karanja (Eastern Michigan), Craig Leon (Ohio) and Pat Sovacool (Miami) qualified for the individual championship. Leon finished 106th, Sovacool 135th and Karanja 150th.

Champions[edit]

  • Team: Eastern Michigan
  • Individual: Josh Perrin, Eastern Michigan (24:33)

MAC Championship results[edit]

  1. Eastern Michigan, 31 points
  2. Miami, 50
  3. Central Michigan, 98
  4. Ohio, 116
  5. Akron, 120
  6. Kent State, 130
  7. Buffalo, 180
  8. Bowling Green, 241
  9. Toledo, 258

Players of the week[edit]

Week Player School
September 4 Pat Sovacool Miami
September 11 Pat Sovacool Miami
September 18 Aiman Scullion Kent State
September 25 Josh Karanja Eastern Michigan
Week Player School
October 2 Josh Karanja Eastern Michigan
October 9 Craig Leon Ohio
October 16 Pat Sovacool Miami
October 23 Matt Hammersmith Eastern Michigan

Cross country (women's)[edit]

The 2007 women's cross country season began in August 2007 and concludes with the NCAA Women's Cross Country Championship in November 2007. Ohio won its second team championship in as many years. Laura Neufarth of Miami won the individual championship.

Champions[edit]

  • Team: Ohio
  • Individual: Laura Neufarth, Miami (17:35)

MAC Championship results[edit]

  1. Ohio, 56 points
  2. Akron, 58
  3. Miami, 77
  4. Toledo, 89
  5. Ball State, 135
  6. Central Michigan, 174
  7. Bowling Green, 218
  8. Western Michigan, 224
  9. Kent State, 230
  10. Buffalo, 232
  11. Eastern Michigan, 286
  12. NIU, 289

Players of the week[edit]

Week Player School
September 4 Ashley Fischer Bowling Green
September 11 Laura Neufarth Miami
September 18 Laura Neufarth Miami
September 25 Kelly McClure Central Michigan
Week Player School
October 2 Kari Summers Ohio
October 9 Laura Neufarth Miami
October 16 Ali Bishel Ball State
October 23 Ari Fisher Toledo

Field hockey[edit]

Ohio captured the Mid-American Conference regular season championship, finishing 2 games better than second place Kent State. Ohio also won the MAC tournament championship, defeating Miami 3-2 in overtime. The victory marked the first time an Ohio field hockey team has won the regular season and tournament championships two years in a row. Ohio was ranked 15 in the final STX/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll.

Ohio defeated American University 3-2 in the NCAA Women's Field Hockey Championship Opening Round game. Ohio lost to #6 ranked Michigan Wolverines 1-0 in overtime in the First Round of the tournament.

Tournament[edit]

The conference tournament took place November 1 through November 3 in Oxford, OH.

  November 1
Oxford, OH
November 2
Oxford, OH
November 3
Oxford, OH
                           
        
  1  Ohio 3  
    4  Central Michigan 0  
4  Central Michigan 1
  5  Ball State 0  
    1  Ohio 3
  3  Miami 2
  3  Miami 3  
6  Missouri State 1  
2  Kent State 2
    3  Miami 3  
      


All-tournament team[edit]
  • Torrie Albini, F, Ohio
  • Taylor Florence, F, Miami
  • Danielle Gaynor, MF, Miami
  • Louise Gerike, GK, Central Michigan
  • Nikki Gnozzio, D, Ohio
  • Jessie Martin, GK, Ohio
  • Anna McComb, MF, Kent State
  • Rachel Miller, F, Kent State
  • Alyssa Nye, F, Miami
  • Kim Sihota, MF, Central Michigan

Standings[edit]

Team Conference Overall
W L Pct. GB W L Pct.
Ohio 9 1 .900 - 15 4 .789
Kent State 7 3 .700 2 12 8 .600
Miami 6 4 .600 3 8 10 .444
Central Michigan 4 6 .400 5 5 13 .278
Ball State 3 7 .300 6 5 12 .294
Missouri State 1 9 .100 8 2 18 .100

Players of the week[edit]

Week Team Player School
August 28 Offense Torrie Albini Ohio
Defense Jessie Martin Ohio
September 4 Offense Rachel Miller Kent State
Defense Nikki Gnozzio Ohio
September 11 Offense Torrie Albini Ohio
Defense Jessie Martin Ohio
September 18 Offense Marcy Dull Ohio
Defense Jessie Martin Ohio
September 25 Offense Brooke MacGillivary Ball State
Defense Kara Copeland
Jessie Martin
Kent State
Ohio
Week Team Player School
October 3 Offense Moyra Betuzzi Central Michigan
Defense Louise Gericke Central Michigan
October 10 Offense Brooke MacGillivary Ball State
Defense Jessie Martin Ohio
October 17 Offense Brooke MacGillivary Ball State
Defense Nina Bruno Ohio
October 23 Offense Alyssa Nye Miami
Defense Tiffany Shifflett Ball State
October 30 Offense Laurie Wilkins Kent State
Defense Kim Kinsella Missouri State

Awards[edit]

  • Player of the Year: Jessie Martin, Ohio
  • Coach of the Year: Kathleen Schanne, Kent State
  • Freshman of the Year: Rachel Miller, Kent State
  • All MAC, First Team
    • Rachelle Coetzee, Ohio, Midfielder, Senior
    • Lauren Cruz, Ball State, Midfielder, Senior
    • Kim Erasmus, Central Michigan, Midfielder, Sophomore
    • Taylor Florence, Miami, Forward, Senior
    • Nikki Gnozzio, Ohio, Forward, Sophomore
    • Sarah Johnson, Missouri State, Defense, Junior
    • Brooke MacGillivary, Ball State, Forward, Sophomore
    • Jessie Martin, Ohio, Goalkeeper, Junior
    • Rachel Miller, Kent State, Forward, Freshman
    • Charlotte Muller, Kent State, Midfielder, Senior
    • Alyssa Nye, Miami, Forward, Senior

Football[edit]

2007 Mid-American Conference football standings
Div     Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L         W   L  
East
Miami xy   4 2         5 2         6 7  
Bowling Green x   4 2         6 2         8 5  
Buffalo x   4 2         5 3         5 7  
Ohio   3 3         4 4         6 6  
Temple   3 3         4 4         4 8  
Akron   2 4         3 5         4 8  
Kent State   1 5         1 7         3 9  
West
Central Michigan xy   4 1         6 1         8 6  
Ball State x   4 1         5 2         7 6  
Eastern Michigan   3 2         3 4         4 8  
Western Michigan   2 3         3 4         5 7  
Toledo   2 3         3 5         5 7  
Northern Illinois   0 5         1 6         2 10  
Championship: Central Michigan 35, Miami 10
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Due to an unbalanced conference schedule, the team with best division record within each division was awarded that division's championship game berth.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007 MAC football season began in August 2007 and concludes with the 2008 GMAC Bowl on January 6, 2008.


Players of the week[edit]

Week Division Team Player School
September 1 East Offensive Tyler Sheehan Bowling Green
Defensive Reggie Corner Akron
Special Teams Joshua Abrams Ohio
West Offensive Jamarko Simmons Western Michigan
Defensive Austin Pritchard Western Michigan
Special Teams Brett Kern
Jim Laney
Toledo
Western Michigan
September 8 East Offensive Kalvin McRae Ohio
Defensive Larry Hutchinson Buffalo
Special Teams Simon Manka Buffalo
West Offensive Ontario Sneed Central Michigan
Defensive Bryant Haines Ball State
Special Teams Brandon West Western Michigan
September 15 East Offensive Drew Wily Buffalo
Defensive John Mackey Akron
Special Teams Shawn Bayes Kent State
West Offensive MiQuale Lewis Ball State
Defensive Daniel Holtzclaw Eastern Michigan
Special Teams Brandon Crawford Ball State
September 22 East Offensive Tyler Sheehan (2) Bowling Green
Defensive Brion Stokes Akron
Special Teams Michael Braunstein Ohio
West Offensive Nate Davis Ball State
Defensive Larry English NIU
Special Teams Jalen Parmele Toledo
September 29 East Offensive Eugene Jarvis Kent State
Defensive Joey Hudson Miami
Special Teams Jake Richardson Miami
West Offensive Mark Bonds Western Michigan
Defensive Red Keith Central Michigan
Special Teams Antonio Brown Central Michigan
October 6 East Offensive Jabari Arthur
James Starks
Akron
Buffalo
Defensive Terrance Knighton Temple
Special Teams Andre Jones
Jake Brownell
Akron
Temple
West Offensive Dan LeFevour Central Michigan
Defensive Ryan Downard Eastern Michigan
Special Teams Brandon West (2) Western Michigan
October 13 East Offensive Adam DiMichele
James Starks (2)
Temple
Buffalo
Defensive Joey Hudson (2) Miami
Special Teams Michael Braunstein (2) Ohio
West Offensive Dan LeFevour (2) Central Michigan
Defensive Dustin Dulco
Josh Gordy
Western Michigan
Central Michigan
Special Teams Mike Jones Western Michigan
Week Division Team Player School
October 20 East Offensive Willie Geter Bowling Green
Defensive Junior Galette Temple
Special Teams AJ Principe Buffalo
West Offensive Jalen Parmele (2) Toledo
Defensive Brandon Crawford (2) Ball State
Special Teams Chris Miller Ball State
October 27 East Offensive Kalvin McRae (2) Ohio
Defensive Mike Newton Buffalo
Special Teams Vince Davidson Ohio
West Offensive Aaron Opelt Toledo
Defensive Ryan Downard (2) Eastern Michigan
Special Teams Zach Johnson Eastern Michigan
November 5 East Offensive Dave DiFranco
Steve Meister
Charlie Norden
Josh Satterthwait
Steve Sutter
Miami
Miami
Miami
Miami
Miami
Defensive P.J. Mahone Bowling Green
Special Teams Sinisa Vrvilo Bowling Green
West Offensive Jalen Parmele (3) Toledo
Defensive Barry Church Toledo
Special Teams Andrew Hawkins Toledo
November 12 East Offensive Alex Allen Akron
Defensive Glenn Stanley Bowling Green
Special Teams Bryan Williams Akron
West Offensive Dan LeFevour (3) Central Michigan
Defensive Brandon Bice NIU
Special Teams Andrew Aguila Central Michigan
November 19 East Offensive Tyler Sheehan (3) Bowling Green
Defensive Clayton Mullins Miami
Special Teams Delano Green Temple
West Offensive Tim Hiller Western Michigan
Defensive Alex Knipp Ball State
Special Teams Brandon West (3) Western Michigan
November 26 East Offensive Drew Wily (2) Buffalo
Defensive P.J. Mahone (2) Bowling Green
Special Teams Joshua Abrams (2)
Nate Parseghian
Ohio
Miami
West Offensive Dan LeFevour (4) Central Michigan
Defensive Brandon Crawford (3) Ball State
Special Teams Andy Dittbenner
Jim Laney (2)
NIU
Western Michigan

Golf (men's)[edit]

MAC Championship[edit]

  1. Eastern Michigan
  2. Kent State
  3. Ball State
  4. Toledo
  5. Akron
  6. Miami
  7. Ohio
  8. Bowling Green
  9. NIU

Players of the week[edit]

Golf (women's)[edit]

MAC Championship[edit]

  1. Kent State (1177)
  2. Eastern Michigan (1228)
  3. Toledo (1232)
  4. Western Michigan (1272)
  5. Ball State (1277)
  6. Ohio (1297)
  7. NIU (1308)
  8. Bowling Green (1310)

Gymnastics[edit]

MAC Championship[edit]

  1. Kent State, 195.675 points
  2. Eastern Michigan, 193.800
  3. Central Michigan, 193.675
  4. NIU, 193.375
  5. Western Michigan, 192.500
  6. Ball State, 192.100
  7. Bowling Green, 192.025

Players of the week[edit]

The following are the gymnastics players of the week. Number of awards won this season are in parentheses.

Week Sport Player School
January 15 Gymnast Jill Kowalski (1) Kent State
Specialist Brittany Kopp Kent State
January 22 Gymnast Leah Johnson NIU
Specialist Christina Lenny Kent State
January 29 Gymnast Leah Johnson (2) NIU
Specialist Jennifer Naughton NIU
February 5 Gymnast Katie Simon Central Michigan
Specialist Kristin Peters Kent State
February 12 Gymnast Jessica Neel Central Michigan
Specialist Jacquelyn Bernhardt Bowling Green
February 19 Gymnast Andrea de la Garza Central Michigan
Specialist Heather Carroll Western Michigan
Week Sport Player School
February 26 Gymnast Queenita Gamble
Courtney Lesson
Bowling Green
Western Michigan
Specialist Jenna D'Alie Central Michigan
March 4 Gymnast Jolene Worley (1) Eastern Michigan
Specialist Rachel Stuck (1) Kent State
March 18 Gymnast Jolene Worley (2) Eastern Michigan
Specialist Danielle Espinoza Central Michigan
March 25 Gymnast Leah Johnson (3)
Jill Kowalski (2)
NIU
Kent State
Specialist Rachel Stuck (2) Kent State

Soccer (men's)[edit]

Tournament[edit]

  November 13
Campus sites
November 16
Akron, OH
November 18
Akron, OH
                           
        
  1  Akron 2 †  
    5  NIU 1  
4  Bowling Green 0
  5  NIU 3  
    1  Akron 1 †
  2  Buffalo 0
  3  Hartwick 1 *  
6  Western Michigan 1  
2  Buffalo 1
    3  Hartwick 0  
      

* Hartwick advances 4-2 on penalty kicks
† Double overtime

Standings[edit]

Team Conference Overall
W L T Pct. GB W L T Pct.
Akron 4 0 1 .900 - 13 3 2 .778
Buffalo 3 2 0 .600 9 5 2 .667
Hartwick 2 1 2 .600 5 4 6 .533
Bowling Green 2 2 1 .500 2 6 9 3 .417
NIU 1 3 1 .300 3 6 8 4 .444
Western Michigan 0 4 1 .100 4 7 10 1 .417

Players of the week[edit]

Week Player School
Week 1 Anthony Ampaipitakwong Akron
Week 2 Robert Shuttleworth Buffalo
Week 3 Elliot Bradbrook Akron
Week 4 Paul Shoemaker Bowling Green
Week 5 Dan Bulley Buffalo
Week Player School
Week 6 Brian Van Buren NIU
Week 7 Tom Oatley Western Michigan
Week 8 Dan Bulley Buffalo
Week 9 Hunter Van Houten Bowling Green
Week 10 Steve Zakuani Akron

Soccer (women's)[edit]

Tournament[edit]

November 4
Campus sites
November 9
Muncie, IN
November 11
Muncie, IN
                 
1 Ball State 1
8 Miami 0
1 Ball State 0
4 Bowling Green 0 **
4 Bowling Green 2 *
5 Eastern Michigan 1
4 Bowling Green 2
2 Toledo 2 ‡
3 NIU 1
6 Ohio 0
3 NIU 0
2 Toledo 0 †
2 Toledo 4
7 Kent State 3

* Overtime
** Bowling Green advances 3-0 on penalty kicks
† Toledo advances 4-3 on penalty kicks
‡ Toledo wins championship 3-2 on penalty kicks

Standings[edit]

Seed Team Conference Overall
W L T Pct. GB W L T Pct.
1 Ball State 9 1 1 .864 - 13 5 1 .711
2 Toledo 8 3 0 .727 14 5 1 .725
3 NIU 6 3 2 .636 10 5 4 .632
4 Bowling Green 6 5 0 .545 10 9 1 .525
5 Eastern Michigan 5 4 2 .545 7 8 4 .474
6 Ohio 5 5 1 .500 4 5 11 3 .342
7 Kent State 5 6 0 .455 7 11 1 .395
8 Miami 4 6 1 .409 5 6 10 3 .395
- Buffalo 4 6 1 .409 5 7 10 2 .421
- Central Michigan 4 7 0 .364 8 10 0 .444
- Western Michigan 2 7 2 .273 4 11 3 .306
- Akron 1 6 4 .273 6 7 6 .474

Players of the week[edit]

Week Player School
September 3 Julie Thompson Miami
September 10 Molly Cornwell Toledo
September 17 Britni Back
Shay Mannino
Akron
Central Michigan
September 24 Andrea Plewes Toledo
October 1 Erika Schmitt Ohio
Week Player School
October 8 Molly Cornwell Toledo
October 15 Rachael Murphy Ball State
October 22 Lindsey Curnock NIU
October 29 Corbie Yee Bowling Green
November 3 Erika Schmitt Ohio

Softball[edit]

Standings[edit]

East[edit]
Seed Team Conference Overall
W L Pct. GB W L Pct.
1 Kent State 20 2 .909 44 10 .815
3 Bowling Green 14 5 .737 19 24 .442
4 Miami 13 9 .591 7 23 27 .460
6 Ohio 10 12 .455 10 29 26 .527
8 Akron 8 14 .363 12 20 38 .345
Buffalo 5 13 .278 13 10 32 .238
West[edit]
Seed Team Conference Overall
W L Pct. GB W L Pct.
2 Central Michigan 14 7 .667 25 20 .556
5 Western Michigan 10 8 .556 20 18 .526
7 Ball State 9 11 .450 36 32 .529
NIU 7 13 .350 13 30 .302
Eastern Michigan 6 12 .333 15 30 .333
Toledo 5 15 .250 16 27 .372

Players of the week[edit]

Week Division Position Player School
February 12 East Player Jess Carmichael Kent State
Pitcher Lisa McLean Akron
West Player None selected
Pitcher None selected
February 19 East Player Jessica Toocheck (1) Kent State
Pitcher Gabrielle Burns (1) Kent State
West Player Samantha Vargocko Western Michigan
Pitcher Kari Chambers Eastern Michigan
February 26 East Player Jessica Toocheck (2) Kent State
Pitcher Gabrielle Burns (2) Kent State
West Player Amanda Pick Ball State
Pitcher Tiffany Garofano (1) Ball State
Week Division Position Player School
March 4 East Player Mary Russell Buffalo
Pitcher Christina Swierz Akron
West Player Jenny Scherer Eastern Michigan
Pitcher Kyla Sullivan (1) Western Michigan
March 18 East Player Sharon Barr Buffalo
Pitcher Kylie Reynolds Kent State
West Player Michelle Nendza NIU
Pitcher Tiffany Garofano (2) Ball State
March 25 East Player Christine Bills Miami
Pitcher Gabrielle Burns (3) Kent State
West Player Leslie Strong Toledo
Pitcher Kyla Sullivan (2) Western Michigan

Swimming (men's)[edit]

Standings[edit]

Team Conference Overall
W L T Pct. GB W L T Pct.
Eastern Michigan 3 0 0 1.000 6 3 0 .667
Miami 2 1 0 .667 1 6 5 1 .542
Buffalo 1 2 0 .333 2 3 3 0 .500
Ball State 0 3 0 .000 3 4 4 0 .500

MAC Championship results[edit]

  1. Eastern Michigan, 589 points
  2. Miami, 315.5
  3. Buffalo, 200
  4. Ball State, 111

Players of the week[edit]

Week Player School
October 16 Connor Vander Zalm Buffalo
October 24 Michael McDowell Buffalo
October 30 Darin Smith Miami
November 5 Zach Ruske Buffalo
November 12 None awarded
November 20 Ryan Franklin Ball State
Week Player School
December 4 Michael McDowell (2) Buffalo
January 15 Michael McDowell (3) Buffalo
January 22 Paul Ricard Miami
January 29 Derrick Roe Eastern Michigan
February 5 Donald Ellison Eastern Michigan
February 12 Nick DuPuis Miami

Swimming (women's)[edit]

Standings[edit]

Team Conference Overall
W L T Pct. GB W L T Pct.
Toledo 7 0 0 1.000 11 2 0 .846
Ohio 6 1 0 .857 1 12 1 0 .923
Eastern Michigan 5 2 0 .714 2 9 3 0 .750
Ball State 4 3 0 .571 3 9 4 0 .692
Buffalo 3 4 0 .429 4 6 4 0 .600
Miami 3 4 0 .429 4 5 6 0 .455
Akron 1 6 0 .143 6 3 7 0 .300
Bowling Green 0 7 0 .000 7 0 7 0 .000

MAC Championship results[edit]

  1. Ohio, 679.5 points
  2. Toledo, 605.5
  3. Eastern Michigan, 575
  4. Miami, 538
  5. Buffalo, 341
  6. Bowling Green, 333.5
  7. Akron, 246
  8. Ball State, 175.5

Players of the week[edit]

Week Player School
October 11 Kathryn Stevens Miami
October 16 Andrea Lehner Buffalo
October 24 Jacy Dyer Toledo
October 30 Emily Wylam Ohio
November 5 Alisha Yee Bowling Green
November 11 Andrea Lehner (2) Buffalo
November 20 Addison Del Rio Ball State
December 4 Andrea Lehner (3) Buffalo
Week Player School
January 9 Leah Woodard Toledo
January 15 Kylie Gamelier Toledo
January 22 Madeleine Pilchard
Megan Reissig
Eastern Michigan
Toledo
January 29 Chelsey Bower Ohio
February 5 Madeleine Pilchard (2) Eastern Michigan
February 12 Stephanie Paul Ball State

Tennis (men's)[edit]

Players of the week[edit]

Week Player School
January 23 Michael Calderone Western Michigan
January 30 Brian Livingston NIU
February 6 Jared Miller Toledo
Week Player School
February 13 Alex Friesen NIU
February 20 Kevin Hayward Western Michigan

Tennis (women's)[edit]

Players of the week[edit]

Week Player School
January 23 Kelsey Jakupcin Bowling Green
January 30 Anastasia Dracheva Miami
February 6 Noriko Saruta Western Michigan
Week Player School
February 13 Kelsey Jakupcin (2) Bowling Green
February 20 Vanessa Frankowski Eastern Michigan

Track and field (men's)[edit]

Indoor MAC Championships[edit]

1. Eastern Michigan, 207 points
2. Akron, 124
3. Kent State, 98
4. Central Michigan, 47
4. Buffalo, 47

Outdoor MAC Championships[edit]

  1. Akron, 182 points
  2. Eastern Michigan, 182
  3. Kent State, 153
  4. Miami, 192.5
  5. Central Michigan, 85.5
  6. Buffalo, 79

Players of the week[edit]

Week Sport Player School
January 14 Track Ezekiel Porter Buffalo
Field Cadeau Kelley Akron
January 21 Track Abraham Mach Central Michigan
Field Mike McGregor Central Michigan
January 28 Track Clint Allen Eastern Michigan
Field Kyle Holmes Eastern Michigan
Week Sport Player School
February 4 Track Jake DuBois Eastern Michigan
Field Mike McCall Akron
February 11 Track Clint Allen (2) Eastern Michigan
Field Shamel Smith Kent State
February 18 Track Clint Allen (3) Eastern Michigan
Field Auston Papay Akron

Track and field (women's)[edit]

Indoor MAC Championships[edit]

  1. Akron, 106 points
  2. Western Michigan, 96
  3. Miami, 88
  4. Ball State, 86
  5. Central Michigan, 55.50
  6. Buffalo, 50.50
  7. Eastern Michigan, 40.50
  8. Kent State, 34
  9. Toledo, 32.50
  10. Ohio, 32
  11. Bowling Green, 26.50
  12. NIU, 12.50

Outdoor MAC Championships[edit]

1 Akron, 208.5 points
2 Western Michigan, 153
3 Miami, 73.5
4 Kent State, 73
5 Central Michigan, 64
6 Buffalo, 50.5
7 Ohio, 43
8 Toledo, 35.5
9 Eastern Michigan, 35
9 Ball State, 35
11 Bowling Green, 29
12 NIU, 18

Players of the week[edit]

Week Sport Player School
January 14 Track Patrice Coney Buffalo
Field Stevi Large Akron
January 21 Track Andrea Bryson Kent State
Field Meagan Guenther NIU
January 28 Track Patrice Coney (2) Buffalo
Field Stevi Large (2) Akron
Week Sport Player School
February 4 Track Ali Bishel Ball State
Field Kristina Bolterstein Miami University
February 11 Track Becky Horn Western Michigan
Field Janice Keppler Eastern Michigan
February 18 Track Becky Horn (2) Western Michigan
Field Fatimah Hill Buffalo

Volleyball[edit]

The 2007 Mid-American Conference volleyball season begins in August and ends with the NCAA Tournament in November. The MAC Tournament begins November 13 on campus sites and concludes with the finals November 18 at the SeaGate Convention Centre in Toledo, OH.

Tournament[edit]

  November 13
Campus sites
November 16
SeaGate Centre
November 17
SeaGate Centre
November 18
SeaGate Centre
                                     
8  NIU 3  
9  Ball State 1  
  8  NIU 1  
    1  Ohio 3  
      
        
  1  Ohio 3  
  5  Kent State 1  
5  Kent State 3  
12  Buffalo 0  
  5  Kent State 3
    4  Bowling Green 0  
      
        
  1  Ohio 0
  3  Miami 3
7  Eastern Michigan 3  
10  Akron 0  
  7  Eastern Michigan 3
    2  Western Michigan 1  
      
        
  7  Eastern Michigan 0
  3  Miami 3  
6  Central Michigan 3  
11  Toledo 2  
  6  Central Michigan 0
    3  Miami 3  
      

Standings[edit]

East[edit]
Team Conference Overall
W L Pct. GB W L Pct.
Ohio 15 1 .938 25 5 .833
Miami 13 3 .813 2 19 9 .679
Bowling Green 12 4 .750 3 21 10 .677
Kent State 11 5 .688 4 20 9 .690
Akron 2 15 .118 13 10 19 .345
Buffalo 1 15 .063 14 2 31 .061
West[edit]
Team Conference Overall
W L Pct. GB W L Pct.
Western Michigan 12 4 .750 21 10 .677
Central Michigan 10 6 .625 2 21 10 .677
Eastern Michigan 8 8 .500 4 20 14 .588
NIU 7 9 .438 5 14 18 .438
Ball State 4 12 .250 8 5 25 .167
Toledo 1 15 .063 11 4 24 .143

Players of the week[edit]

Week Division Player School
August 27 East Ellen Herman Ohio
West Ashley Vogl Western Michigan
September 3 East Ellen Herman Ohio
West Kate Fisel Central Michigan
September 10 East Jess Antosz Akron
West Dani D'Ambrose NIU
September 17 East Stephanie Swiger Bowling Green
West Becky Reenders Eastern Michigan
September 24 East Melissa Griffin Ohio
West Michelle Moore Western Michigan
October 1 East Carli Reihman Miami
West Caitlin Strimel Western Michigan
Week Division Player School
October 8 East Kendra Halm Bowling Green
West Irene Johnson NIU
October 15 East Kendra Halm Bowling Green
West Ashley Vogl Western Michigan
October 22 East Ashley Feutz Kent State
West Kate Fissel Central Michigan
October 29 East Carli Reihman Miami
West Kate Eberling Western Michigan
November 5 East Kendra Halm Bowling Green
West Courtney Kersten Central Michigan
November 12 East Jess Antosz Akron
West Becky Reenders Eastern Michigan

Wrestling[edit]

Central Michigan was picked to win the MAC Championship by the league coaches. Kent State was picked to finish second. The 2008 MAC Championships will be held March 8 through 9, 2008 at Kent State.

Standings[edit]

Team Conference Overall
W L T Pct. GB W L T Pct.
Central Michigan 5 0 0 1.000 - 16 2 0 .889
Kent State 4 1 0 .800 1 14 5 0 .737
NIU 3 2 0 .600 2 10 7 0 .588
Eastern Michigan 2 3 0 .400 3 15 7 1 .674
Buffalo 1 4 0 .200 4 8 7 1 .531
Ohio 0 5 0 .100 5 6 16 0 .273

Players of the week[edit]

Week Player Weight School
November 7 Sean Clair 133 lbs. Eastern Michigan
November 14 Dan Mitcheff 133 lbs. Kent State
November 21 Dana Gingerich 149 lbs. Buffalo
November 28 Luke Smith 125 lbs. Central Michigan
December 4 Duke Burk 174 lbs. NIU
December 11 Andrew Novak 125 lbs. Eastern Michigan
December 18 Sean Clair (2) 133 lbs. Eastern Michigan
January 2 Christian Sinnott 184 lbs. Central Michigan
January 8 Bubba Gritter Central Michigan
Week Player Weight School
January 16 Kurt Gross 165 lbs. Kent State
January 22 Trevor Stewart 165 lbs. Central Michigan
January 29 Sean Clair (3) 133 lbs. Eastern Michigan
February 5 Jermail Porter 285 lbs. Kent State
February 12 Pat Castillo 133 lbs. NIU
February 21 Eric Kruger 141 lbs. Central Michigan
February 27 Brandon Carter
Cory Mancuso
149 lbs.
157 lbs.
Central Michigan
Eastern Michigan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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