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Composite Schedule/Live Scoreboard

 

Trine, Hope, Alma Get NCAA Softball Tournament Bids

Friday, May 8 - NCAA Division III Softball Regional at Greencastle, Ind.
Trine (37-3) vs. Thomas More, Ky. (26-15), 1 p.m. 

NCAA Division III Softball Regional at Lake Forest, Ill.
Hope (27-9) vs. Wis.-Whitewater (36-7)

Friday, May 8 - NCAA Division III Softball Regional at Bloomington, Ill.
Alma (25-15) vs. Illinois Wesleyan (36-8), 4:30 p.m.

Click here for the complete Division III bracket.



Albion Lacrosse Teams Hit the Road For NCAA Tournaments

NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Tournament
Wednesday, May 6 - First Round

Albion (12-5) at Augustana, Ill. (14-4)

NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament
Sunday, May 10 - Second Round

Albion (15-2) at Mount Union, Ohio (18-0), 1 p.m.

Click here for the complete Division III men's lacrosse interactive bracket.
Click here for the complete Division III women's lacrosse interactive bracket.



Albion Wins MIAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament

Posted: May 2, 2015

Albion followed up its first MIAA men’s lacrosse championship by winning the conference tournament Saturday, defeating Adrian 17-10 in the tournament championship game at Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium.

The Britons (12-5), who claimed the NCAA Division III automatic bid with the win, ran off eight unanswered goals in the first half to take an 8-1 lead, then withstood a second-half rally by the Bulldogs (11-5) to take the tournament championship. Adrian had won both the MIAA conference title and tournaments the past two seasons.

Senior Tim Urso ignited Albion’s first-half outburst, scoring four of the Britons’ first five goals. Adrian rallied for three goals in the final five minutes of the first half to cut the Albion lead to 8-4.

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Championship - Saturday, May 2
#1 Albion 17, #2 Adrian 10 

Semifinals - Wednesday, April 29
#1 Albion 26, #4 Olivet 13
#2 Adrian 14, #3 Alma 6



Players of the Week    

 

Softball
Position Player of the Week:
 Carly Searles, Trine (left)
Pitcher of the Week: Bree Fuller, Trine (right)
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Women's Lacrosse:
Offensive Player of the Week:
 Ashley Glenn, Albion (left)
Defensive Player of the Week: Kadie Koolwick, Albion (right)
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Baseball
Position Player of the Week:
 To be announced
Pitcher of the Week: To be announced
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Albion Edges Calvin, Wins MIAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament 

Posted: May 2, 2015

Albion is headed to the NCAA Division III women’s lacrosse tournament after winning a hard-fought battle for the MIAA tournament championship Saturday in Grand Rapids.

Ashley Glenn scored seven goals, including the game-winning goal with 7:22 remaining, to lift the Britons to an 11-10 victory over Calvin, avenging a regular-season loss in which the Knights overcame a four-goal deficit in the final five minutes for a dramatic last-second win.

Calvin (12-6), which won the MIAA championship this season in just its third season as a varsity program, trailed by two goals three times in the contest, but battled back to take a 10-9 lead when Lindsey Ryskamp scored off a free position shot with 11:50 remaining.

Glenn then tied the score minute and a half later off an assist from Julie Wood, then scored the game-winner after being set up by Kadie Koolwick.

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Championship - Saturday, May 2
#2 Albion 11, #1 Calvin 10

Semifinals - Wednesday April 29
#1 Calvin 20, #4 Olivet 11
#2 Albion 12, #3 Hope 9 



2015 All-MIAA Women’s Lacrosse Team Announced; Albion’s Novak, Della Pia Chosen Most Valuable Players

Posted: May 2, 2015

The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has announced its 2015 All-MIAA women’s lacrosse team.

Albion attacker Mackenzie Novak (left), who scored 38 goals and recorded 50 points in MIAA play to rank second in the conference in both categories, has been named the conference’s Most Valuable Offensive Player. Albion goalkeeper Victoria Della Pia (right), who led the MIAA in goals against average at 7.12 goals per game and save percentage at 56.8 percent against conference opponents, has been named Most Valuable Defensive Player.

Click here for the complete All-MIAA women's lacrosse team.



Pairings Announced for MIAA Baseball Tournament

Wednesday, May 6
#4 Kalamazoo (15-13, 20-20) at #1 Adrian (23-5, 30-10), 4 p.m. 
#3 Hope (15-13, 22-17) at #2 Calvin (16-12, 20-19), 4 p.m.

Thursday, May 7 at Adrian
Wednesday winners, noon
Wednesday losers, 3 p.m.
Noon loser vs. 3 p.m. winner, 6 p.m.

Friday, May 8 at Adrian
Championship game, noon
If necessary game, 30 minutes after noon game 




Trine Rallies, Edges Alma To Win MIAA Softball Tournament

Posted: May 1, 2015

In a tournament marked by stunning comebacks and surprising outcomes, the Trine Thunder had the final say.

Trailing by three runs and down to their last out on Friday, the MIAA champion Thunder stormed back with three runs in the seventh to tie the game, then got a game-winning homer from Kaitlyn Clark in the top of the eighth to edge Alma, 8-7, to win the MIAA softball tournament for the third consecutive year.

It was the third win of the day for Trine (37-3), which charged out of the loser’s bracket for the second year in a row to win the MIAA tournament and the automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. It was the Thunder’s seventh MIAA tournament title in the last nine years.

Trine trailed 7-4 in the top of the seventh against Alma ace Morgan Stratton, the MIAA’s leader in earned run average during conference play. After a leadoff single by Kendra Marshall, a strikeout and force out left the Thunder down to their final out. One day earlier, Trine faced a similar deficit against Saint Mary’s, but rallied to send the game to extra innings, then won it 8-7 on a walkoff double in the ninth by reserve catcher Catherine Porter, only her 4th hit in 26 at-bats this season.

This time, Amy Newell doubled to score Jamie Schnarr to make it 7-5. Then, freshman Rachell Noble, with an 0-2 count on her, blasted a two-run homer over the centerfield fence to tie the score at 7-7.

In the top of the eighth, Clark unloaded her ninth home run of the season over the centerfield fence to break the tie. Senior Bree Fuller, last year’s MIAA Most Valuable Pitcher, allowed a leadoff single in the bottom of the frame but set down the next three Alma batters to clinch the tournament title.

Read more on Friday's tournament action here.

Friday, May 1 at Trine
Game 5 - Trine 10, Saint Mary’s 2, 6 innings (Saint Mary's eliminated)
Game 6 - Trine 13, Alma 5, 5 innings
Game 7 - Trine 8, Alma 7, 8 innings (Alma eliminated, Trine wins tournament)

Thursday, April 30 at Trine
Game 1 - #3 Alma 5, #2 Hope 0
Game 2 - #1 Trine 8, #4 Saint Mary’s 7, 9 innings
Game 3 - Saint Mary’s 7, Hope 3 (Hope eliminated)
Game 4 - Alma 4, Trine 2



Calvin Wins Both Men's and Women's Titles At 124th Field Day

Posted: May 1, 2015

Calvin successfully defended its MIAA men's and women's track and field championships Friday by winning the 124th Field Day competition at Albion's Elkin Isaac Track/Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium.

The Knights captured their 27th men's championship in the last 29 years while Calvin won its 26th consecutive women's title

Trine's Dakota Bagwell set an MIAA record in the men's hammer throw with a toss of 184 feet, 3 inches, one day after Thunder freshman Kara Eck broke the women's hammer record with a heave of 167 feet, 5 inches - more than 16 feet farther than her nearest competitor. Calvin's McKenzie Diemer broke the women's 1,500-meter run record with a run of 4:35.48.

Calvin's Christina Geating was a double winner in Thursday's field events, defending her title in the pole vault with a vault of 10 feet, 9 inches and winning the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 1 3/4 inches. Adrian's Scott Campbell won his second event of the meet Friday, taking the men's high jump to go along with his Thursday win in the javelin. Other double winners for the meet were Calvin's Erik Holstege (men's long jump/110-meter hurdles), Trine's Tyler Bourdo (men's 200 and 400-meter dashes), Calvin's Jenna Dyksen (women's triple jump/100-meter hurdles) and Hope's Jane Pearson (women's long jump/javelin). 

An interesting note: For the second straight year, Olivet had a 1-2 finish in the men’s 800-meter run, with the same runners running 1-2: Jalen Weaver won the event and teammate Connor Bauserman in second.

Final Men's Team Scores: 1. Calvin 224. 2. Trine 182.5. 3. Hope 136. 4. Adrian 106. 5. Albion 73. 6. Olivet 45.5, Alma 6.

Final Women's Team Scores: 1. Calvin 286.5. 2. Hope 194.83. 3. Alma 90. 4. Adrian 67. 5. Albion 57. 6. Trine 49. 7. Olivet 29.66.

Here is the list of meet winners:

MEN
Shot Put:
William Simon, Adrian, 48' 8-3/4"
Pole Vault: Lucas Wolters, Calvin, 15' 1"
Long Jump: Erik Holstege, Calvin, 22' 2-1/2"
Javelin: Scott Campbell, Adrian, 181' 5"
10,000 Meter Run: Jonathan Gingrich, Calvin, 32:17.17
High Jump: Scott Campbell, Adrian, 6' 7-1/2" (dc)
Hammer: Dakota Bagwell, Trine, 184' 3"  (MIAA Record)
3,000 Meter Steeplechase: Steven Haagsma, Calvin, 9:13.88
4x100 Meter Relay: Trine, :41.93 
Triple Jump: Josh Lowe, Albion, 44' 4"
Discus: Ben deWaal Malefyt, Calvin, 155' 5" (dc)
1,500 Meter Run: Thomas Windle, Adrian, 3:57.00 
110 Meter Hurdles: Erik Holstege, Calvin, :14.74 (dc)
400 Meter Dash: Tyler Bourdo, Trine, :48.25 (dc)
100 Meter Dash: Patrick Richardville, Trine, :10.85 
800 Meter Run: Jalen Weaver, Olivet, 1:53.40 (dc)
400 Meter Hurdles: Joel Ooms, Calvin, :56.54 
200 Meter Dash: Tyler Bourdo, Trine, :21.86  
5,000 Meter Run: Zac Nowicki, Calvin, 15:07.63 
4x400 Meter Relay: Trine, 3:17.31

WOMEN
High Jump:
Christina Geating, Calvin, 5' 1-3/4"
Long Jump: Jane Pearson, Hope, 17' 1-1/2"
Hammer Throw: Kara Eck, Trine, 167' 5" (MIAA Record)
Discus: Michaela Meckes, Calvin, 122' 8"
Pole Vault: Christina Geating, Calvin, 10' 9" (dc)
10,000 Meter Run: Julia Stock, Hope, 36:40.85
Shot Put: Blair Secord, Alma, 39' 1/4" (dc)
Triple Jump: Jenna Dyksen, Calvin, 36' 4"
3,000 Meter Steeplechase: Erin Herrmann, Hope, 11:13.83 
4x100 Meter Relay:
Adrian, :49.69 
Javelin: Jane Pearson, Hope, 118' 11" 
1,500 Meter Run: McKenzie Diemer, Calvin, 4:35.48  (MIAA Record)
100 Meter Hurdles: Jenna Dyksen, Calvin, :15.23 
400 Meter Dash: Ashley Halm, Alma, :57.21 
100 Meter Dash: Rachel Dolphin, Adrian, :12.70 
800 Meter Run: Mia Rienstra, Calvin, 2:16.40
400 Meter Hurdles: Sierra Schultz, Hope, 1:04.68 
200 Meter Dash: Mary Chambers, Alma, :25.27 
5,000 Meter Run: Sarah Danner, Calvin, 17:50.45
4x400 Meter Run:  Hope, 3:57.24

(dc)-denotes defending champion 

Click here for complete Field Day results.


 

 

Kalamazoo Defeats Adrian To Win MIAA Men's Tennis Tournament; All-MIAA Team Released

Championship - Friday, May 1
#1 Kalamazoo 5, #3 Adrian 0

Semifinals - Thursday, April 30
#1 Kalamazoo 5, #4 Alma 0
#3 Adrian 5, #2 Calvin 2

All-MIAA Honors
Most Valuable Player:
Branden Metzler, Kalamazoo 
Allen B. Stowe Memorial Award: David DeSimone, Kalamazoo & Cody Herbruck, Hope 
Lawrence Green Scholar-Athlete Award: Colin McKey, Hope
Click here for the complete All-MIAA men's tennis team. 


Hope Wins MIAA Women's Tennis Tournament Over Kalamazoo; All-MIAA Team Named

Championship - Friday, May 1
#1 Hope 5, #2 Kalamazoo 0

Semifinals - Thursday, April 30
#1 Hope 5, #4 Saint Mary's 0
#2 Kalamazoo 5, #3 Calvin 0
 
All-MIAA Honors
Most Valuable Player:
Sarah Woods, Kalamazoo
Sue Little Sportsmanship Award: Anna Garcia, Hope
Karen Caine Scholar-Athlete Award: Carli Capestany, Hope
Click here for the complete All-MIAA women's tennis team.

2015 All-MIAA Men’s Lacrosse Team Announced; Albion's Dziewit, Formanczyk Named MVPs

Posted: April 29, 2015

The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has announced its 2015 All-MIAA men’s lacrosse team.

Albion midfielder Alexander Dziewit (pictured left), who led the MIAA’s most prolific offense with 19 goals in six conference games, has been named the conference’s Most Valuable Offensive Player. Teammate Kyle Formanczyk (pictured right), who limited opponents to 7.86 goals per game and had a save percentage of 56.2 percent against MIAA opponents, has been chosen as Most Valuable Defensive Player.

Formanczyk and Albion attacker Tim Urso became the first players voted to the All-MIAA first team three consecutive years. The balloting was conducted by the league’s coaches.

Click here for the complete 2015 All-MIAA men's lacrosse team.

Eleven MIAA Football Players Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society

Posted: April 29, 2015

Eleven MIAA football student-athletes were named Wednesday to the 2015 NFF Hampshire Honor Society by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.

The 11 honorees represent four of the MIAA's seven football-playing schools. Here the list:

Albion:
Zachery Brigham, Nicholas Emery, Adam Hahn, Christopher Jakubik
Hope: Kirby Crook
Olivet: Ryan Armstrong
Trine: Zachary Hess, Austin Shoemaker, Jacob Turner, Aaron Wolf, Anthony Yoder 

The 2015 NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 grade point average or better throughout their college career. A total of 817 players from 278 schools qualified for membership in the society’s ninth year, setting a new record for the number of schools represented in the history of the program, which began in 2007. 

"We continue to raise the bar each year for the number of student-athletes who qualify for membership in the Hampshire Honor Society," NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell said. "The Hampshire Honor Society plays an important role in highlighting that college football players clearly play a leadership role in the classroom as well as on the playing field. We congratulate each of these young men for their commitment to excellence."

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