—With the Aces’ ratings percentage index now into the top 100, some postseason scenarios better than the College Insider Tournament seem within reach. For instance, seven teams in last year’s NIT field earned at-large bids with worse RPIs than UE’s current 78th.
—Joe Lunardi’s updated Bracketology contains two Missouri Valley Conference teams: third-seeded Creighton and sixth-seeded Wichita State. Indiana State was in a number of bracket projections last week until the Sycamores’ surprising loss to Southern Illinois.
—Belated, yes, but I just ran across this today: The Aces talk about their New Years resolutions. Colt Ryan steals the show, saying he hopes to improve his Lithuanian communication skills.
—Courier & Press reporter Gordon Engelhardt looked into Mater Dei High School guard Maura Muensterman’s recent ankle injury in a column Monday. Muensterman, who is being recruited by the UE women’s program, also has scholarship offers from Butler, Drake, Murray State, Ball State and Indiana. Muensterman’s Mater Dei teammate, sophomore Tori Schickel, has a UE offer, too.
—UE detailed the roles its men’s soccer staff will take at this week’s National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention. Aces head coach Mike Jacobs will become the NSCAA’s president in 2015.
—The National Fastpitch Coaches Association recognized eight UE softball players for earning at least a 3.5 grade-point average during the 2011-2012 academic year.
—UE’s women’s tennis program recently added two players to its roster, both of whom will begin play with the Aces during the spring season. Marina Moreno is a true freshman from Mexico and Marketa Trousilova a Kansas State transfer.