Author: Alana Patrick

Introducing Nora Forbes: soccer goaltender

NAME: Nora Forbes ’14

SPORT: Soccer

HOMETOWN: Edina, Minn.

HIGH SCHOOL: Edina High School

MAJOR: Biology

CONCENTRATION: Statistics

WHY I CHOSE ST. OLAF: The sense of community, the strength in the sciences, the soccer team and the fact that the campus smells like cookies

SOCCER HISTORY: Played varsity for four years at Edina High School. Played six games as a first year at St. Olaf. Started all 18 games sophomore year and was named All-MIAC Honorable Mention.

PRE-GAME RITUAL: I am always in the front of the line when we march out of the locker room. I do the same warm-up before every game. I always put my water bottle on the right side of the net.

FAVORITE PUMP-UP SONGS: “Silhouette” by Milkman

FAVORITE SPORTS MOVIE: “Remember the Titans”

FAVORITE TV SHOW: “Shark Week”

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Tacoasis

THREE FAMOUS PERSONALITIES I’D HAVE OVER FOR DINNER: Giada De Laurentiis, so she could make dinner. John Mayer, so he could sing to me. Robin Williams, so he could make me laugh.

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN SOCCER: Pole vaulting

RANDOM FACT: I’m a twin.

BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SPORTS: The speed of play and the cohesiveness of the team

BEST ADVICE I’VE RECEIVED: Always give 100 percent of what you have to give … and YOLO.

GOAL FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON: Beat Carleton!

PLANS AFTER OLAF: Undecided

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Men’s soccer shuts out Concordia

Leading scorer David Rosenthal ’14 nets two goals in 3-0 win

The men’s soccer team topped the Concordia-Moorhead Cobbers 3-0 on Oct. 20 at Rolf Mellby Field. David Rosenthal ’14 scored twice in the victory.

The Oles jumped to an early lead off a goal from Kenzie Lund ’14 at 5:18. Nick Lund ’15 assisted on the play, crossing from the left to allow Kenzie Lund a clear line to the net. The goal marked Kenzie Lund’s fourth of the season.

Fifteen minutes later, Rosenthal capitalized on a penalty kick, sending the ball soaring past Cobber goalkeeper Peter Runquist. Awarded another penalty kick during the 27-minute mark, Rosenthal responded similarly, propelling the Oles to a 3-0 lead. The two goals were Rosenthal’s 10th and 11th of the season.

The Oles held their lead throughout the second half while Harry Ullmann ’13 made four saves to earn his seventh shutout of the season. Runquist made 13 saves for the Cobbers. Throughout the game, the Oles outshot the Cobbers 26-10. The victory was their fourth in a row.

Three days later, the Oles extended their winning streak to five games, defeating Bethel University 4-2 in Arden Hills, Minn. Four different players scored in the victory, including Rosenthal for his 12th of the season – a team best. Stephen Johnson ’14, Kevin Skrip ’16 and Austin Dressen ’13 also netted goals for the Oles. Ullmann made five saves.

With the win, St. Olaf’s record stands at 11-5-1, 6-2-1 in the MIAC.

Next up, the Oles face off at Carleton College 15-1-1, 7-1-1 on Oct. 27 for their last game of the regular season.

While the victory over Bethel allowed the Oles to remain in the playoff hunt, this weekend’s play will determine which teams will claim the remaining two spots. Gustavus Adolphus College and Carleton College have both clinched playoff berths, while St. Olaf, St. Thomas University and Saint John’s University will fight for seeds three and four. On the last day of regular-season play, St. Thomas 10-4-3, 6-2-1 faces Bethel 2-14, 1-8, and Saint John’s plays Concordia College 6-11, 3-6.

patrick@stolaf.edu

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Running back Thai enjoys fishing, Five Guys

NAME: Mike Thai ’14

SPORT: Football

HOMETOWN: Coon Rapids, Minn.

HIGH SCHOOL: Blaine High School

MAJOR: Environmental Studies

WHY I CHOSE ST. OLAF: Great academic reputation and football coaching staff

FOOTBALL HISTORY: Played in the Blaine youth football league since second grade and played at Blaine High School

PRE-GAME RITUAL: Shower, eat breakfast and listen to music while stretching

FAVORITE PUMP-UP SONGS: “Higher” by Creed and “Requiem for a Tower” by Clint Mansell

FAVORITE SPORTS MOVIE: “Friday Night Lights”

FAVORITE TV SHOW: “Big Bang Theory”

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Five Guys

THREE FAMOUS PERSONALITIES I’D HAVE OVER FOR DINNER: Michael Yankcello ’14, Carrie Underwood and Nastia Liukin

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN FOOTBALL: Basketball

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Adrian Peterson

FAVORITE BOOK: “The Shack”

RANDOM FACT: I like to fish.

BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SPORTS: The level of commitment required is much higher in college.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT AS AN OLE ATHLETE: Beating Bethel last year

BEST ADVICE I’VE RECEIVED: “Get a yard!”

PLANS AFTER OLAF: Graduate school for fisheries management

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Meet cross country phenom Grant Wintheiser

NAME: Grant Wintheiser ’15

SPORT: Cross country

HOMETOWN: Sartell, Minn.

HIGH SCHOOL: Cathedral High School in St. Cloud, Minn.

MAJORS: Biology and psychology

CONCENTRATION: Neuroscience

WHY I CHOSE ST. OLAF: Excellent science department and medical school acceptance rates, the ability to continue my running career

CROSS COUNTRY HISTORY: All-MIAC and All-Region in 2011. This year, I won the St. Olaf Invitational and placed third at the Roy Griak Invitational.

FAVORITE SPORTS MOVIE: “Without Limits”

FAVORITE TV SHOW: “Family Guy”

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Texas Roadhouse

THREE FAMOUS PERSONALITIES I’D HAVE OVER FOR DINNER: Will Ferrell, Ghengis Khan and Albert Einstein

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN CROSS COUNTRY: To watch: cycling. To play: volleyball.

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Chris Froome or Galen Rupp

FAVORITE BOOK: “Unbroken” and “The Green Mile”

BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SPORTS: The amount of time you need to put in to succeed. Lots more summer mileage and higher intensity speed workouts.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT AS AN OLE ATHLETE: Beating Hamline at the Central Region Championships last year to automatically qualify for the national meet

BEST ADVICE I’VE RECEIVED: Just leave it all out on the course. Give it your best, and finish on empty.

PLANS AFTER OLAF: Medical school, probably focusing on neurology

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Receiver Jake Schmiesing talks football, dogs

NAME: Jake Schmiesing ’13

SPORT: Football

HOMETOWN: Stillwater, Minn.

HIGH SCHOOL: Stillwater Area High School

MAJORS: Math and economics

WHY I CHOSE ST. OLAF: My dad and brother [attended] St. Olaf, so I have been around the school my whole life. I love the campus and the atmosphere. After visiting for baseball and football and meeting the people, it was actually a pretty easy decision.

PRE-CONTEST RITUAL: I honestly don’t really have anything. I just try to take some time by myself, slow everything down and just relax.

FAVORITE SPORTS MOVIE: “Miracle”

FAVORITE TV SHOW: “Friends”

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Chipotle

THREE FAMOUS PERSONALITIES I’D HAVE OVER FOR DINNER: I have to pick four semi-famous personalities: Danny Dobson ’13, Stephen Asp ’14, Ben Dobson ’13 and Christian Lujan ’14 the Friday dinner crew.

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN FOOTBALL: Baseball

RANDOM FACT: I learned everything I know about being a receiver from my golden receiver I mean retriever named Sami.

FAVORITE BOOK: “Angels and Demons,” “The Da Vinci Code” and “The Lost Symbol”

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT AS AN OLE ATHLETE: Coming from behind in the fourth quarter last year to beat Bethel

PLANS AFTER OLAF: Find employment in the finance field

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