South Dakota Coyotes

Dakota Wesleyan’s National Champion Kamber Lamer Transferring To USD

Tri-Valley Alum Will Compete In 2020 Outdoor Season

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  After winning a pair of NAIA National Championships at Dakota Wesleyan, Tri-Valley alum Kamber Lamer will try to do it at the Division One Level. The announcement coming today via USD’s that she will transfer in as a graduate student and is eligible to compete in the 2020 outdoor track season.  Lamer won the NAIA Heptathlon indoor…

USD’s Chris Nilsen Eyes This Weekend’s USA National Track & Field Championships

Competes Saturday in Des Moines at 2 PM

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  It’s going to be a big weekend for South Dakota track star Chris Nilsen as he heads to the United States National Track & Field Meet in Des Moines to compete in the pole vault. After finishing third in 2017 and runner up last year, Nilsen goes into this year’s meet with plenty of momentum.  Less than…

Wieneke & Streveler Score Again In CFL Action

Touchdown run for USD alum & TD Catch for former Jackrabbit

MONTREAL & WINNIPEG, CANADA  —  It’s practically becoming a weekly segment to see former Coyote Chris Streveler and former Jackrabbit Jake Wieneke succeeding in the Canadian Football League.  That’s because each team has found a specialized niche for the former Rushmore State college stars. With his running ability, Streveler has become a Kordell Stewart-like Slash option off the bench.  Last…

USD Signs Volleyball Coach Leanne Williamson To Five Year Deal

Led Coyotes To First NCAA Division One Tournament Appearance Last Year

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota Athletic Director David Herbster announced this week a new five-year contract with head volleyball coach Leanne Williamson. The announcement follows one of the most successful seasons in program history highlighted by 21 wins and the team’s first appearance in the NCAA Division I Tournament.   “Leanne has proven to be an outstanding coach and leader of young…

Former Coyote Chris Streveler Steps Up To Lead Winnipeg To Win Over Ottawa

Three touchdowns in relief lead Blue Bombers to 3-0 start

OTTAWA, CANADA  —  Former South Dakota Coyote quarterback Chris Streveler stepped up in the CFL for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last night at Ottawa.  In relief of injured quarterback Matt Nichols, Streveler went 6-8 through the air for 42 yards and a score while running 11 times for 44 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Winnipeg to a…

Mike Daum & Matt Mooney Get NBA Summer League Shots

Ex-Jackrabbit Daum With Portland, Former Coyote Mooney With Atlanta

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The second round of last night’s NBA Draft came and went without Mike Daum or Matt Mooney hearing their names called. Now the two former Summit League stars will look to work their way up to the Association starting in the Summer League. Former South Dakota State star Mike Daum announcing via Twitter today that he’s…

Coyotes Release 2019 Volleyball Schedule

USD To Host Iowa & Wyoming

VERMILLION, S.D. – A home match with Iowa and seven other teams that finished the 2018 season in the top 100 of the NCAA RPI rankings highlight South Dakota volleyball’s 2019 schedule released Monday by head coach Leanne Williamson.   The Coyotes will host a tournament inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center for the second-straight season. Three road tournaments and…

USD’s Hammer Earns All-American Honors, Anderson 17th In High Jumps At Nationals

Coyotes Wrap Up Season At NCAA Track & Field Championships

AUSTIN, Texas—South Dakota natives Ben Hammer and Zack Anderson wrapped up the 2019 NCAA Championships for the Coyotes on Friday evening at Mike A. Myers Stadium.   In his final meet as a Coyote, Hammer garnered his first career All-America accolade. He finished 11th in the field for second-team All-America. His best mark came on his first throw of the…

Nilsen Kept Focus On His Vault & Not Duplantis To Pull Off Win

USD Junior Wins Third Overall National Title

AUSTIN, TX  —  Much of the track community is still buzzing about Chris Nilsen’s National Championship Pole Vault victory on Wednesday. Though Chris was the defending champion, the expectation was that LSU’s Mondo Duplantis would take the title after the freshman phenom had set an NCAA record with a vault of 19 feet, 8 and a quarter inches.  Duplantis had…

USD’s Helen Falda Finishes 7th In Pole Vault

Earns All-American Honors

AUSTIN, Texas—South Dakota junior pole vaulter Helen Falda picked up her fifth career All-America honors with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships inside Mike A. Myers Stadium. Senior Lara Boman capped off her career in the hammer throw on Thursday evening as well.   Falda jumped 14 feet, 3 ¼ inches, to garner her second…

Future Coyotes Krista Bickley & Karley Peters End Prep Careers On High Note

Each Claims State Titles During Final Day Of State Meet

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The State Track & Field meet concluded yesterday, wrapping up the brilliant prep careers of a couple of future South Dakota Coyotes. Brandon Valley senior Krista Bickley won the 400 meter dash for the fifth straight time and was also the anchor on a pair of relay champions for the Lynx.  In Class A Parker’s Karley…

Coyotes Can’t Crack Bison In Summit League Softball Tournament Championship

USD Loses 6-0 & 3-1

FARGO, N.D.—With senior Summit Player of the Year KK Leddy roughed up by South Dakota Friday, North Dakota State coach Darren Mueller handed the ball to freshman pitcher Paige Vargas and she delivered. Twice.   Vargas, with solid defense behind her, limited the Coyotes to one run in 14 innings of work in leading North Dakota State to its sixth…

SUMMIT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT-Coyotes Cruise By Fort Wayne

USD Wins Tournament Opener 5-1

FARGO, N.D.—Alyssa Fernandez and Jessica Rogers both went deep and pitcher Dustie Durham took a shutout into the final inning of South Dakota’s 5-1 win against Purdue Fort Wayne Thursday at the Summit League Tournament hosted by North Dakota State.   The second-seeded Coyotes (32-24) advance in the winner’s bracket of the double-elimination tournament to face top-seeded North Dakota State…

USD’s Chris Nilsen Wins Drake Relays Invitational Pole Vault Title Amid Professional Field

Bests USATF National Champion Sam Hendricks

DES MOINES, Iowa—South Dakota junior Chris Nilsen took gold in the invitational pole vault at the 110th Drake Relays on Saturday inside Drake Stadium.   Nilsen topped Olympic medalist Sam Kendricks in head-to-head competition for the first time in his career. It marked the fifth meeting between the two with a pair of Drake Relays and a pair of U.S….

Coyotes Showing Signs Of Growth At The End Of Spring Practice

Final Public Practice & Scrimmage Today

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Like most of the rest of the residents in their state the University of South Dakota football team has had an odd spring. It’s just that the weather can’t entirely be blamed for that. USD hasn’t been able to go indoors due to the ongoing renovations of the Dakota Dome.  As a result the Coyotes have been…

Coyote Softball Completes Weekend Sweep Of UND

USD Wins Sunday 7-4

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota scored three runs in the final inning and completed a three-game sweep of North Dakota with a 7-4 win Sunday at Nygaard Field. It is the ninth straight Summit win for the Coyotes (28-18, 11-1 Summit) who remain atop the standings.   USD third baseman Lauren Wobken came up with two key at bats in the later…

Coyote Tennis Edged By UND

USD Falls 4-3

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota dropped a hard-fought 4-3 women’s tennis match against North Dakota on Saturday inside Huether Family Match Pointe. North Dakota won four of the six singles matches to conclude its Summit League season with a 4-1 mark. South Dakota, after winning the doubles point, took a 2-0 lead as Jana Lazarevic remained hot with a 6-1, 6-2…

Coyote Softball Completes Sweep Of Omaha

USD Wins Series Finale 9-1

VERMILLION, S.D.—Dustie Durham was 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and four RBIs and Alyssa Fernandez crossed home four times as South Dakota completed a three-game sweep of Omaha with a 9-1, six-inning win Sunday at Nygaard Field.   The Coyotes (25-18) have equaled their best start in the Summit at 8-1 and have a half-game lead over North Dakota State…

Mooney Shines On Final Four Stage

Season-High 22 Points Against Michigan State

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  If you saw Matt Mooney at South Dakota, you know he usually plays his best in the biggest moments. So last night’s performance in the Final Four for Texas Tech was certainly no shock. Mooney matched his season high of 22 points, including going 4-8 from downtown, to lead the Red Raiders to a 61-51 win over Michigan…

Walkoff Highlights Coyotes Doubleheader Sweep Of Omaha

USD Softball Wins 5-4 & 4-0

VERMILLION, S.D.—One swing of the bat changed the entire complexion of South Dakota softball’s doubleheader sweep of Omaha Saturday at Nygaard Field. The Coyotes won by scores of 5-4 and 4-0.   The Mavericks entered with just three wins on the season, but led the Coyotes 4-3 heading into the last half of the seventh inning of game one. South…