Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is honored to be among a select group of organizations to be awarded grants by the Green Bay Packers Foundation, presented at a luncheon in the Lambeau Field Atrium on Tuesday, December 17th. Accepting the award on behalf of the College was President Chris E. Domes, accompanied by his wife, Mary Domes. The grant will be used for materials and equipment in the College’s music program, housed in the new Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance, which was dedicated in early October.
The Lady Lakers improve their record to 5 and 4 with a victory over the visiting NCAA III Mount Mary Angels 84 to 45. The Lady Lakers bolted to a 15 to 0 lead to start the game and never looked back. It certainly was a great defensive effort especially early in the first half. The Lady Lakers were very efficient with their offense as well and dominated the first half 36 to 15. For the game, the Lady Lakers shot an impressive 51% from the field as well as 50% from the 3 point line for the game. This was a total team effort, and everyone on the roster contributed.
The Lady Lakers lost a hard fought road game in Chicago to the Moody Bible Institute Lady Archers 90 to 75. The score certainly was not indicative of how close the game really was. The Lady Lakers down by 10 at the half and as many as 15 in the second half got within 3 points with approximately 6:30 left in the game. Unfortunately after getting within 3 points, the Lady Lakers came down the court and got 2 great shots but the ball would not drop through the hoop. After some very good defense from both teams, the Lady Archers came down and scored twice boosting their lead to seven point lead with less than 4 minutes to go in the game. We were forced to press them to try and force a turnover. They took care of the ball very well and we had to foul. Moody was red hot from the free throw line hitting 18 out of 19 free throws down the stretch to seal the victory. I was extremely proud of our players. They played extremely well and fought very hard to get the game within 3 points from a double digit deficit. If we could have gotten the lead the results could have been very different. The loss dropped the young Lady Lakers to a 4 and 4 record.
Tuesday night the men’s basketball team traveled to Carthage College to play a varsity reserve and varsity game. In the varsity reserve contest, the Lakers lost 97-84. It was great to see several of the players get a chance to place some longer minutes than they do in the varsity games. All eight players hit the scoring column. Wesley Dowell and Chris Jones led the way with 14 points each. Three other Lakers scored in double figures. Dru Harris and Aaron Davis each had 11 points and Austin Walker contributed 10 points. Carl Jean added 9 points, Stevens Alexis scored 8 points including a slam dunk, Tyler Wells added 5 points and Kevin Ramirez rounded out the scoring with 3 points.
Friday night, December 6, the men’s team played their best game of the year. They fought hard against NAIA D-II opponent Clarke University from Iowa. The Lakers went into the half down 10 points 46-36. They came out in the second half and played “toe to toe” with the Crusaders. The Lakers outscored the Crusaders in the second half and at one point cut the lead to 5 before falling by a score of 88-79. The Lakers received scoring from 10 different players including John Duke who had a team high 24 points to go with his 8 rebounds. Darius Barnes added 17 points and 8 rebounds, Anthony Parker scored 9 points, Kyle Lundberg added 8 points and 5 assists, Chris Jones scored 7 points, Dru Harris scored 5 points, Tyler Wells added 3 points, Austin Walker and Stevens Alexis scored 4 points each as did Derek Domino who also had a game high 7 assists.
The Lady Lakers started off the game extremely cold from the field and gave up 12 unanswered points to start off the game Friday evening. The Lady Lakers never recovered from the slow start and lost the game to a very athletic Indiana Northwest University Lady Red hawks 87 to 50. The Lady Red hawks were red hot from the field hitting 58.5% from the field and 42.9% from the 3 point line. I was very proud of our effort. The Lady Lakers played extremely hard on defense throughout the entire game. They never gave up despite the score. After reviewing the stats from Friday nights game, we match them in most categories except the shooting percentage.
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family will honor 53 graduates at its Winter Commencement Ceremony on December 14th. The celebration will begin at 6:30 pm with the Baccalaureate Liturgy in the Silver Lake College Chapel (second floor, main building), 2406 South Alverno Road, Manitowoc, The Most Revered Robert F. Morneau, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay, presiding. A President’s Reception for graduates, family, friends, faculty and staff will follow in the Heritage room (#238, second floor main building), hosted by Dr. Chris and Mary Domes. The Commencement Ceremony will be held in Bob & Pat Endries Hall in the new Franciscan Music Center on the west side of campus. The commencement address will be delivered by Dr. Chris Domes, President. The Response of the Graduates will be delivered by Ms. Tammy Reigel of Marshfield, who is graduating Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education-Choral and Kodály. Additional information for graduates and guests is available at www.SL.edu/Commencement.
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is excited to announce a new bachelor’s degree program in allied health studies beginning spring 2014. The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Leadership is a degree-completion program for individuals who have earned associate degrees or completed accredited certificate or diploma programs in allied health fields. This accelerated program create a collaborative learning environment, with classes are offered online and face-to-face. The program will benefit allied health professionals such as:
Yesterday the men’s basketball team traveled to Chicago to take on the Concordia Chicago Cougars. The Lakers lost 93 – 69. The Lakers struggled from the opening tip to stay even with the Cougars. The Lakers battled back late in the first half to cut the lead to 24-23 but again falling victim to turnovers and poor shot selection as the Cougars went on a 17-2 run to end the half with the Lakers trailing 41-25.
The Lady Lakers improved their record to 4-2 tonight with a victory over cross town rivals UW Manitowoc Lady Blue Devils 94 to 51. The Lady Lakers played excellent defense especially in the beginning of the second half causing the Lady Blue Devils to turn the ball over 30 times. That is probably the best team defensive of the year. The Lady Lakers also dominated the offensive boards to give them several opportunities to score on second chances. I was very pleased with their effort but feel that we can get even better! The Lady Lakers are very young having eight of their ten players either sophomores or freshmen.