CHRIS CUTSHAW ’10 was the subject of a feature story at CollegeSoccerNews.com earlier this year. Cutshaw ended his career tied for second on Bradley’s all-time goal-scoring list with 32 career tallies, and he was voted first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference after leading the league in scoring. Six seniors celebrated Senior Night with a 1-0 victory over Eastern Illinois on October 31. The Braves finished 6-11-1 this season.
The volleyball team started out the season with three second-place finishes in the Hotels at Grand Prairie Invitational, the Radford Invitational, and the CEFCU Classic. The team finished 9-23.
All-conference runner NICOLE BENSON ’12 finished second at the MVC championship at Newman Golf Course to lead Bradley to a third-place finish, the team’s best conference showing since 2002. Benson finished the season with a 24th place showing at the NCAA Midwest regional, placing her on the USTFCCCA Midwest All-region team. KATIE NOWAK ’10 received the State Farm Good Neighbor award.
In the men’s MVC race, the Braves were paced by JON RICHARDS ’13, who led Bradley to a fifth-place finish and the team’s best showing in 20 years. Combined with the women’s team, it was the team’s best MVC showing in a decade.
BREANNE NEUFELD ’11 earned medalist honors at the Duramed MAC Preview in October, leading the Braves to a fourth-place finish out of 15 teams. In her four tournaments this fall, Neufeld had three top-10 finishes and a scoring average of 74.4.
COBY THOMPSON ’11 led the men’s team with a scoring average of 76.6. He had a top-ten finish at the Butler Fall Invitational.
NICOLE MILLER ’11 won the Flight A singles title at the Ball State Fall Invitational in September. Miller finished the fall season with a 6-8 record to share the Braves’ win lead with KELLY DONOHUE ’10. The team finished the season 8-14.
CALLEN FRAYCHINEAUD ’10 and MILOS ROMIC ’11 ended the season with a record of 5-1 in doubles play. BROCK REIMAN ’13 won the No. 1 flight and ERIC NGUYEN ’13 won the No. 2 flight at the Western Illinois Invitational. The team finished with an 8-13 record.
Watch BU hoops on TV
Chicago-area Bradley basketball fans will have more chances than ever before to watch the team from their own couches this season.
The Braves are scheduled for 12 televised Missouri Valley Conference games in 2009–2010, which will be broadcast on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, ESPNU, and MVC TV. This TV schedule will allow fans to see at least one game against each team in the conference. It will also include both the January 30 and February 9 contests against I-74 rival Illinois State, as well as both meetings with defending conference champion Northern Iowa.
Games aired on Comcast SportsNet Chicago will be on channel 102.
For the fifth consecutive year, CBS will nationally televise the championship games of the MVC Tournament on March 7.