Athletics News

  • Jerry Rashid Named Eureka College Baseball Head Coach
    July 21, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Jerry Rashid has been appointed head coach of the Eureka College baseball team. An icon throughout the central Illinois baseball community, Rashid has won more than 800 games in 39 seasons at the high school level and is a member of the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
  • Eureka Releases 2017-18 Women's Basketball Schedule
    July 19, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – First-year Eureka College women’s basketball head coach Amos Arbogast announced the Red Devils’ 2017-18 schedule on Wednesday morning. The slate includes a Nov. 1 exhibition at Division I Illinois State, a 25-game regular season with 16 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contests, the Red Devils’ first matchup with in-state rival Illinois Wesleyan since 2007 on Dec. 4 and the annual Midnight Madness game on Dec. 10.
  • Chet Griffith Named to NABC Honors Court
    July 18, 2017
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Eureka College junior guard Chet Griffith (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S.) has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, according to an announcement from the organization on Tuesday. Griffith’s selection marks the fifth consecutive season an EC men’s basketball student-athlete has earned the academic honor from the NABC.
  • Eureka College Men’s Basketball to Host Athletic Shoe Drive
    July 14, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College men’s basketball program in conjunction with Samaritan’s Feet will host an athletic shoe drive from Monday, July 17 through Thursday, July 27 on the campus of Eureka College. The shoe drive will coincide with 11th-year Eureka men’s basketball head coach Chip Wilde’s youth Boys and Girls Basketball Day Camp on the campus of Eureka College.
  • Amos Arbogast Named Eureka Women’s Basketball Head Coach
    July 06, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Amos Arbogast has been selected as the new head coach of the Eureka College women’s basketball program. Arbogast, who has served the EC men’s basketball program as an assistant coach since 2011, becomes the 12th head coach in Eureka women’s basketball history.
  • Eureka Releases 2017 Volleyball Schedule
    June 20, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Second-year Eureka College volleyball head coach Becca Idell unveiled the Red Devils’ 2017 schedule, Tuesday afternoon. Eureka is slated to play 26 regular-season matches this fall, including 10 contests at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and the traditional 18-match St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schedule.
  • Eureka College Begins McKinzie Field Renovation Monday
    June 12, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Preliminary work began Monday for the installation of an artificial playing surface and a full lighting system at Pete FioRito Stadium at McKinzie Field on the campus of Eureka College. The major renovation is scheduled to be completed in time for the Red Devils’ 2017 football opener versus Knox on Sept. 2.
  • Four Red Devils Named to SLIAC Spring All-Academic Team
    June 07, 2017
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Eureka College softball senior Bridget Bankes (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria) and baseball sophomores Kyle Cashdollar (Morton, Ill./Morton H.S.), Grant Mullin (Chicago, Ill./St. Rita) and Jeremy Sinople (Oak Lawn, Ill./St. Rita) have been named to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Spring All-Academic Team, the league announced Wednesday
  • Eureka Announces New Wellness Center Project at the Reagan Athletic Complex
    June 05, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College announced the start of a multi-phase project to establish a wellness center in the Reagan Athletic Complex. The initial phase will begin summer 2017 and will include the conversion of the swimming pool and the addition of a weight room. The long-term vision for the space also includes a multipurpose studio, artificial turf area with batting cages and additional locker rooms. The project is expected to be complete by the fall of 2019. The College will discontinue the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs as a part of this plan.
  • Ray Vogel Earns Spot on All-SLIAC Team
    May 12, 2017
    GREENVILLE, Ill. -- Eureka College junior outfielder Ray Vogel (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone H.S.) has been selected to the All-St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Third Team, league commissioner Angie Morenz announced Friday at the SLIAC Tournament in Greenville, Ill.
  • Annual Eureka Athletics Golf Outing Set For June 23 in El Paso
    May 09, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College Department of Athletics will host the 2017 Eureka College Golf Outing on Friday, June 23 at El Paso Golf Club in El Paso, Ill. The department's annual fundraiser is scheduled to begin with registration at 9 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 10 a.m. and a 4 p.m. dinner that will include awards, raffles and silent auction.
  • Becca Idell Announces Summer Youth Volleyball Camp Dates
    May 09, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Second-year Eureka College volleyball head coach Becca Idell has announced a series of dates for the 2017 Eureka College Volleyball Camp. EC will host a youth camp and an all-skills camp June 12-15, a strength and skills camp on June 24 and an elite camp on July 17-20. All camps will take place at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
  • Eureka Ends 2017 Season in 10-3 Loss at Westminster
    May 07, 2017
    FULTON, Mo. – The Eureka College baseball team brought its 2017 season to a close Sunday, falling in a 10-3 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest at Westminster in Fulton, Mo.
  • Miller, Taylor Lift Red Devils to SLIAC Split at Westminster
    May 06, 2017
    FULTON, Mo. – Eureka College junior outfielder Isaiah Taylor (Princeton, Ill./Princeton H.S./Illinois Valley) hit a go-ahead grand slam in the fifth inning and sophomore right-hander Jake Miller (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S.) earned his second career nine-inning, complete-game victory, sending the Red Devils to a 6-4 victory in the nightcap of a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division doubleheader against Westminster, Saturday afternoon in Fulton, Mo. The Blue Jays won the opener, 10-2.
  • Three Red Devils Named to All-SLIAC First Team
    May 05, 2017
    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Eureka College sophomore shortstop Kerrigan Dura (Edwards, Ill./Brimfield H.S.), junior utility player Kali George (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria H.S.) and junior outfielder Krysten Wallace (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone H.S.) have been named to the All-St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference First Team, according to a Friday announcement from SLIAC Commissioner Angie Morenz at the league tournament in St. Charles, Mo.
  • MacMurray Tops Red Devils on Senior Day
    May 03, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College senior right-hander Peter Litwiller (East Peoria, Ill./Peoria Christian H.S.) threw a complete game Wednesday in his final home appearance, but MacMurray won both games of a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader to spoil the Red Devils’ Senior Day at Henry Sand Field. The Highlanders came from behind to win game one, 3-2, and held off a late EC rally to win game two, 4-1.
  • Elam Wins Pole Vault at SLIAC Championship
    May 02, 2017
    GREENVILLE, Ill. – Eureka College junior Cooper Elam (Farmington, Ill./Farmington H.S.) won the pole vault and sophomore Brett Charlton (Eureka, Ill./Eureka H.S.) added a trio of top-four finishes, leading the Red Devils at the inaugural St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Track & Field Championship in Greenville, Ill.
  • Red Devils Drop Two to Spalding in Season Finale
    May 01, 2017
    PEORIA, Ill. -- Eureka College sophomore shortstop Kerrigan Dura (Edwards, Ill./Brimfield H.S.) went 7-for-7 with three doubles and a walk over the course of Monday's St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader with Spalding, but the Golden Eagles took both games from the Red Devils at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria, Ill. SU won the opener, 7-6, and came from behind to win the nightcap, 4-3.
  • Red Devils Fall Twice Thursday at Iowa Wesleyan
    April 27, 2017
    MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – The Eureka College baseball team played the final two games of a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division series with Iowa Wesleyan on Thursday, dropping both games of a doubleheader to the Tigers in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. The Red Devils fell in game one, 11-7, and came up short in game two, 13-7.
  • Eureka Football to Host Fish Fry Fundraiser Saturday
    April 27, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College football program will host a fish fry fundraiser on Saturday, April 29 from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at The Outpost at 1200 South Main Street in Eureka. Tickets are $10 and carry-outs will be available.
  • 100! Red Devils Sweep Knox to Give Debi Neff Milestone Victory
    April 25, 2017
    GALESBURG, Ill. -- Fifth-year Eureka College softball head coach Debi Neff recorded a milestone victory Tuesday night at Knox, earning her 99th and 100th victories as head coach of the Red Devils in EC's non-conference doubleheader sweep in Galesburg, Ill.
  • SLIAC Picks George, Wallace For Weekly Softball Awards
    April 24, 2017
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Eureka College junior pitcher Kali George (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria H.S.) was named St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week and junior center fielder Krysten Wallace (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone H.S.) was picked SLIAC Hitter of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon.
  • Brett Charlton Named SLIAC Field Athlete of the Week
    April 24, 2017
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Eureka College sophomore Brett Charlton (Eureka, Ill./Eureka H.S.) became the first EC track & field student-athlete to receive weekly honors from the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference since 2013 when the league selected him as this week's field athlete of the week. Charlton won the long jump at Saturday's Cougar Invitational in River Forest, Ill.
  • Greenville Halts Red Devils’ Win Streak With Sweep
    April 24, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College softball team saw its six-game St. Louis Intercollege Athletic Conference win streak come to an end Monday, dropping both games of a league doubleheader to Greenville in Eureka. The Panthers held off a late EC rally to win game one, 4-1, before pulling away to beat the Red Devils 12-4 in game two.
  • Eureka Blanked in West Division Series Finale at Webster, 6-0
    April 24, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College freshman outfielder Braxten Ary (Manito, Ill./Midwest Central H.S.) collected two hits and freshman right-hander Braden Mann (Metamora, Ill./Metamora H.S.) pitched into the eighth inning Monday against one of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s top lineups, but Webster beat the Red Devils 6-0 in the final game of a three-game league series in St. Louis, Mo.
  • Webster Stops Red Devils Sunday
    April 23, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Eureka College junior Ray Vogel (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone H.S.) hit his seventh home run of the season, but Webster won the first two contests of a three-game St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division series on Saturday, defeating the Red Devils 17-0 in game one and winning the nightcap, 13-2.
  • Red Devils Rally to Stun Fontbonne in Twin Bill Sweep
    April 22, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College softball team earned its first victory over St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival Fontbonne since 2008 with a 4-1 win in game one, then overcame a five-run deficit by scoring six times in the final three innings for a wild 6-5 walk-off win in the nightcap, Saturday afternoon.
  • Charlton’s Long Jump Win Highlights Track Day at Concordia
    April 22, 2017
    RIVER FOREST, Ill. – Eureka College sophomore Brett Charlton (Eureka, Ill./Eureka H.S.) won the long jump and the 400-meter relay team of Trevon Moore (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley H.S.), Charlton, Josh Kuse (Heyworth, Ill./Heyworth H.S.) and Collin Aimone (Spring Valley, Ill./Hall H.S.) placed second, leading the EC men’s track & field team to a fourth-place team finish at Saturday’s Cougar Invitational hosted by Concordia in River Forest, Ill.
  • Red Devils Whip MacMurray in SLIAC Sweep
    April 19, 2017
    JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – Eureka College sophomore shortstop Kerrigan Dura (Edwards, Ill./Brimfield H.S.) had three hits in game one and four different players had multi-RBI games in the nightcap, pushing the Red Devils to a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference sweep of MacMurray, Wednesday afternoon in Jacksonville, Ill. EC won the opener 12-1 and followed with a 10-1 win in game two.
  • Iowa Wesleyan Claims SLIAC Slugfest From Eureka, 14-10
    April 19, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College baseball team scored 10 runs in a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game for the first time in more than two years, but visiting Iowa Wesleyan used three big innings to secure a 14-10 West Division victory over the Red Devils, Wednesday afternoon at Henry Sand Field.
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