2018 Homecoming Highlights | Benedictine College

2018 Homecoming Highlights

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

It was the best weekend ever! Spectacular fall weather, victories across the board for every sport in action, exciting bed races on a Friday evening for the first time, one of the best parades in history on Saturday morning, and the Hall of Fame induction of a sports icon. It was Homecoming at Benedictine College.

The festivities started on October 22 and included a pep rally, a bonfire, the monk’s Bavarian Blast, banner competition, and a Homecoming dance.

The always-popular bed races were won by Elizabeth Hall in the women’s division and Courtney S. Turner Hall on the men’s side. The Legacy Apartments won the coed division. The overall winner of the dorm competition was Turner Hall.

Women’s Soccer defeated Clarke University to end their season at 9-1-1 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart) and 15-1-2 overall. The win put them ahead of MidAmerica Nazarene University for the conference title. The men’s soccer team also defeated Clarke, ending the season at 7-2-1 in the Heart and 11-4-3 overall. They finished third in the Heart standings. Both teams now move into post-season play and host games in Atchison in the Benedictine College Soccer Complex. As the top seed, the women face the winner of a tournament play-in game on Nov. 2 at 7:00 p.m. The men play MidAmerica Nazarene at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.

On the football field, a stout defensive performance, which allowed no points and only five first downs, added to the woes of Raven opponent William Penn University. The high-flying offense once again lit up the scoreboard in the 35-0 victory. The win puts the Ravens at 8-1 overall and 3-0 in the Heart. They travel to Des Moines, Iowa, on Nov. 3 for a Top 10 match-up between the #8 Ravens and #5 Grand View University Vikings. That game is the Heart Game of the Week and will be streamed live on ESPN3.

Volleyball defeated Missouri Valley College in their final home game of the season. Their record stands at 16-13 overall and 10-7 in the Heart. They host Peru State University in Heart Tournament play at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.

In addition, Benedictine College will host the Heart Cross Country Championships at Atchison Golf Club at Bellevue. The women’s race is set to begin at 11:00 a.m. and the men’s race at 11:45 a.m.

On Saturday night, the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018 was comprised of one man…Larry Wilcox. Wilcox has served as head coach of the Raven football squad for 40 years, and served as an assistant coach for six years before that.  He also put in six seasons as head baseball coach, two as softball coach and four as golf coach. On top of all that, he also served as the college’s Athletic Director for 24 years. You can read more about Larry and see a Hall of Fame photo gallery here.

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas.  The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide.  It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging.  It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.