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12/16- Sprague named afca all-american
WACO, TEXAS -- Trine University’s Taylor Sprague has been named to the 2013 AFCA Division III Coaches’ All-America Team, announced today by the American Football Coaches Association.
Sprague (Lowell, Mich./Lowell HS) anchored Trine’s offensive line this season, starting every game at left tackle. This is the first All-American selection of the senior’s career. Sprague was also a First-Team All-MIAA selection this season and is a two-time All-MIAA honoree. The senior is the only All-America honoree from the conference year. He becomes Trine’s first All-American since quarterback Eric Watt won the 2010 Gagliardi Trophy- the Division III equivalent of the Heisman Trophy. The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. These teams are the only All-America teams selected by coaches. Members of the AFCA Coaches’ All-America Team receive a plaque commemorating their selection to the team.
Sprague’s performance on the Thunder offensive line helped the team produce 176 rushing yards per game- the best mark in the MIAA. Sprague graded out positively on 92 percent of the 704 snaps he played this season, and totaled 162 knockdowns. In 318 pass attempts, Sprague allowed just six pressures and one sack. Trine allowed the fewest sacks in the MIAA this season, thanks in large part to Sprague’s efforts.
“I am very proud Taylor has been recognized as a member of this prestigious All-America team,” said Trine head coach Matt Land. “Taylor has been a key player on our offensive line the past two seasons. He was truly a dominant force this year and a great leader for the entire team. Taylor’s high motor and commitment to excellence on and off the field are everything we look for in a student-athlete here at Trine.”
This past Friday, Sprague competed in the D-III Senior Classic, a showcase for the top Division III talent in the nation. The Classic gave Sprague an opportunity to compete against some of the nation’s top talent at the Division III level and perform in front of NFL scouts.
Trine University is a member of the nation’s oldest athletic conference, the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). Located in Angola, Ind., Trine University is home to over 600 student-athletes that compete in 21 varsity sports.
The AFCA’s Division III All-America Selection Committee is made up of three head coaches from each of the AFCA’s nine districts, one of whom serves as a district chairman, along with another head coach who serves as the chairman of the selection committee. The coaches in each district are responsible for ranking the top players in their respective regions prior to a conference call between the district chairman and the committee chairman on which the team is chosen.
12/11- MIAA Commissioner to retire at end of academic year
ALBION, Mich.- David L. Neilson, the commissioner of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association since 2002, has announced he will retire from the position at the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year.
The announcement of Commissioner Neilson’s retirement came Tuesday from Dr. Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran, president of Kalamazoo College and vice chairwoman of the MIAA Presidents’ Council. He is the eighth and third-longest serving commissioner in the MIAA’s 126-year history.
“These last 12 years have been a labor of love for me, and I will always regard this position as the highlight of my professional career,” Commissioner Neilson said. “I have been blessed in being able to represent the nine great institutions that comprise the nation’s oldest collegiate athletic conference.”
Commissioner Neilson has been a highly visible presence on MIAA campuses and in NCAA Division III athletics during his tenure. He has been a member of the NCAA Division III Commissioner’s Association for 12 years and was a founding board member of the association’s Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct Committee. He has also been a member of the NCAA Division III Strategic Planning and Finance Committee for six years, making him the committee’s longest-serving member.
“Dave Neilson has brought not only a passion for intercollegiate athletics, but also professionalism, fairness, and deep respect for the academic mission of the member schools in his role as MIAA commissioner,” Dr. Wilson-Oyelaran said. “He has been a tireless advocate for our student-athletes and will be sorely missed.”
Under Commissioner Neilson’s leadership, highlights included:
- Increased recognition of student-athlete academic achievement and the introduction of the Sheila Wallace Kovalchik and Albert L. Deal Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented to the MIAA’s outstanding female and male senior scholar-athletes each spring;
- Greater focus on student-athlete well-being protocols and implementation of a conference-based MRSA prevention program;
- Standardization of conference championship and NCAA tournament Automatic Qualification (AQ) determinants;
- The addition of men’s and women’s lacrosse as MIAA championship sports during 2012-13 season.
Commissioner Neilson’s involvement in intercollegiate athletics dates back to his days as a student-athlete at MIAA member Albion College. He lettered in football for four years at Albion and twice earned All-MIAA honors as quarterback for the Britons before graduating in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and economics. He earned All-American honors in his senior year and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.
Prior to joining the MIAA, Commissioner Neilson had a successful career in the automotive industry for more than 30 years, most of them at Rockwell International. He launched manufacturing businesses in both North America and Europe, as well as engineering joint business ventures in Japan. He was instrumental in the launch of air bags as standard production equipment in automobiles in the 1990s.
Commissioner Neilson has coached most sports that the MIAA sponsors, including baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, football, cross country, basketball and track and field. He coached at Shady Side Academy Prep in Pittsburgh, Pa. and at the American School in London, England. He also served as president of the London Baseball Association while living in England.
Commissioner Neilson and his wife, Karen, live in Royal Oak. They have four children and five grandchildren.
The MIAA is the nation’s oldest collegiate athletic conference, founded in 1888. The MIAA consists of nine private colleges from Michigan and northern Indiana. Member institutions are Adrian College, Albion College, Alma College, Calvin College, Hope College, Kalamazoo College, Olivet College, Saint Mary’s College and Trine University.
A search for a new MIAA commissioner will begin immediately.
8/23 - Women’s Soccer Picked Eighth in MIAA Poll
ROYAL OAK, Mich. - The coaches of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) have picked the Trine University women’s soccer team to finish eighth this season in the preseason poll announced today. Defending conference champion Calvin College was picked to repeat in 2013.
Calvin received seven out of a possible nine first-place votes in the preseason poll. Alma, which was picked to finish second, and Saint Mary’s, which was picked fourth, each received one first-place vote.
The Thunder team returns a core of young players from a team that fell in several close games last season including one-goal contests to tournament qualifiers Hope and Alma. The roster features leading scorers in sophomores Skyler Reed and Kayla Case along with junior Eleni Agelopolous, who led the Thunder in assists a season ago.
Also returning for the squad is sophomore goalie Sloan Davis, who started all 20 games in goal for the Thunder. Davis had an outstanding freshman campaign as she finished the season ranked 22nd in Division III in total saves and 31st in minutes played. She also recorded 16 saves in a game against Hope.
The Thunder also returns juniors Trisha King, Melissa Smiles and Amy Williams. King has started all 40 games during her two years at Trine while Williams and Smiles have started all but one game during their time. The team also returns sophomores Kara Franks, Lindsay Hoffman, Jamie McCarrell and Jordyn Rogers, all of whom saw significant playing time last season.
Trine will open their season at home on August 30 when they play Illinois Tech at 6:00 p.m. The team will also host Manchester for a non-conference match on September 3 before opening up conference play against Kalamazoo on the road on Sept. 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Poll Results (first-place votes in parenthesis): 1. Calvin (7) 9 pts. 2. Alma (1) 18. 3. Hope 25. 4. Saint Mary’s (1) 28. 5. Adrian 31. 6. Kalamazoo 43. 7. Olivet 52. 8. Trine 58. 9. Albion 60.
8/21 - Men’s Soccer Picked Seventh in MIAA Poll
ROYAL OAK, Mich. - The 2013 edition of the Trine University men’s soccer team was picked to finish seventh in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) preseason coaches’ poll announced today. Defending champion Calvin was chosen the preseason favorite.
Calvin and Hope both received three first-place votes. Kalamazoo, which was picked to finish third, received two first-place votes in the poll.
In their first seasons under head coach Trevor Ferrell the Thunder posted an 8-10-1 record and placed fifth in the conference to finishing just a spot out of the MIAA Tournament. This year’s squad returns their entire defensive backfield and a core of young players that have the Thunder poised for another run at the postseason.
The Thunder defense will be led by junior goalkeeper Chris Stewart and senior defenseman Samuel Seibolt. Stewart logged every minute in goal last season for the Thunder while recording seven shutouts and ranking 30th in Division III in total saves. The Thunder defense also returns sophomore Jacob Nantz who started all 19 games and junior David Gannon who also played in all 19 contests.
Offensively, the Thunder must replace their two leading goal scorers who graduated. Trine does return junior Karston Shephard who led the team with five assists last season along with senior David Duquette who started all 19 games. Other offensive players returning who saw significant time include junior Mac Green and sophomores Kenny Rappuhn and Nick Lang.
Trine opens their season on the road when they travel to Franklin College for the two-day Daniel Schuetz Community Classic tournament. The Thunder will open the year facing Rose Hulman on August 30. The Thunder open their home schedule on September 13 when they host the annual Ketner Classic. Trine will host Adrian, Manchester and Elmhurst (IL). Trine will face Elmhurst in the first game at 2:00 p.m. Trine then opens their conference schedule the following week when they host Alma on Sept. 17 at 4:00 p.m.
Poll Results (first-place votes in parenthesis): 1. Calvin (3) 13 pts. 2. Hope (3) 14. 3. Kalamazoo (2) 21. 4. Olivet 22. 5. Adrian 32. 6. Alma 36. 7. Trine 39. 8. Albion 47.
8/16 - Volleyball Picked to finish 5th in miaa
ROYAL OAK, Mich. - The Trine University volleyball squad was picked to finish fifth in the MIAA preseason coaches’ poll as announced today by the conference. The Thunder finished fourth in the conference the past two seasons and qualified for the four-team MIAA Tournament.
Defending champion Calvin was selected the preseason favorite receiving seven out of a possible nine first-place votes in the preseason poll of the league’s coaches. Hope, picked to finish second, received the other two first-place votes. Alma was selected to finish third, followed by Adrian, Trine, Saint Mary’s, Kalamazoo, Olivet and Albion.
The Trine team is coming off its first back-to-back winning seasons since the late 1980s and look to continue its push toward the top of the conference.
Trine will be a young squad this season as it has just one senior on the roster in Carlee Felber. After graduating the school’s all-time kill leader Betsy Irwin and all-time assist leader Sarah Radekin, the Thunder will look to junior Carly Searles who was named to the All-MIAA Second Team last season. Searles finished 2012 with 20 double-doubles and two triple-doubles while ranking second on the team in assists and digs and third in kills and blocks.
The team will also look to a group of sophomores to improve in their second season with the Thunder. A season ago, Taylor Rabel, Stephanie Radandt and twin sisters Lauren and Megan Verkamp saw action in all 30 games for the squad. Coach Jamie Wozniak will rely on them to help guide the Thunder to another winning season and a spot in the postseason.
Trine opens the season on the road at the Otterbein and Capital tournament on Aug. 30 and 31. The Thunder then open the home season with a tri-match on Sept. 3 when it faces Olivet in its conference opener and also faces Rose-Hulman. Trine will take one preseason favorite Calvin at home on Sept. 11.
Poll Results (first-place votes in parenthesis): 1. Calvin (7) 9 pts. 2. Hope (2) 14. 3. Alma 25. 4. Adrian 34. 5. Trine 35. 6. Saint Mary’s 41. 7. Kalamazoo 49. 8. Olivet 54. 9. Albion 63.
8/8 - Trine Football Chosen Second in MIAA Preseason Poll
ROYAL OAK, Mich. - The Trine University football squad was picked to finish second in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) this season in the preseason poll that was released today. The Thunder received 15 points, including one first place vote, as it tied with both Hope College and Albion College. Defending conference champion Adrian College was chosen as the favorite to repeat with nine points and four first-place votes.
Head coach Matt Land enters his eighth season after coming off back-to-back 7-3 seasons, and Trine finished second in the MIAA in 2012. The Thunder will need to replace several key starters from a season ago, including MIAA Offensive MVP in wide receiver JaVontae Hence. Trine also lost two-year starting quarterback Ryan Hargraves and All-MIAA First Team defensive back Myron Puryear to graduation.
The 2013 squad will features four players who were named to preseason All-American lists, led by senior guard Andrew Webster and senior kicker Tyler Keck. Webster was named to three different preseason All-American teams, including being selected as a first team honoree by D3football.com. Keck was one of just two MIAA players to be named to the Beyond Sports Network (BSN) second team. Joining Keck and Webster on the USA College Football, Inc., 25th annual list were senior tackle Taylor Sprague and senior outside linebacker Caleb Nitz; they each garnered First Team All-MIAA honors in 2012.
Trine’s season will get underway on Sept. 5 when the team heads to Manchester (IN) for the opener at 7:30 p.m. The Thunder then plays its home-opener against Elmhurst (IL) at 1 p.m. Sept. 14. Other non-conference games for the Thunder include a home game Sept. 21 against Concordia (WI) for the MIAA/NACC Challenge series before traveling to Division II St. Joseph’s (IN). Trine’s conference season begins at home when it hosts Kalamazoo during homecoming weekend at 1 p.m. Oct. 5.
Poll Results (first-place votes in parenthesis): 1. Adrian (4) 9 pts. 2. Hope (2) 15 pts. 2. Trine (1) 15 pts. 2. Albion 15. 5. Olivet 29. 6. Kalamazoo 31. 7. Alma 33.
8/7 - Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today that the Trine University women’s volleyball team has earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 season. It is the first AVCA Team Academic Award for the Thunder under head coach Jamie Wozniak and just the second time for the program since becoming an NCAA member school in 2004. The team also earned the honor for the 2005-06 season.
The Trine squad adds to its academic honors for the 2012-13 year after earning the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Team GPA award. The Thunder team was one of seven MIAA schools honored among the 93 winners in Division III. In all, 622 teams earned the honor.
The award, which was initiated during the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.
More than 1,000 different schools have earned the award in the program's 20-year history, and 5,450 awards have been given out in total.
A full list of all 622 teams to earn the honor can be found by clicking here.
7/8 - 107 Student-Athletes Named MIAA Academic Honor Roll
Record 8 Teams Earn Team GPA Award
ANGOLA, Ind. - Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Commissioner David Neilson has announced the Academic Honor Roll for the 2012-13 academic year. The list includes 107 Trine University student-athletes, the most ever since joining the conference, from all 18 MIAA teams. In addition, eight teams, including the women’s cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and volleyball teams along with the men’s tennis squad, were announced as Team GPA award winners.
The MIAA Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who achieved a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the entire 2012-13 academic year while also winning a varsity letter in a sport. Initiated in 1990, the Academic Honor Roll recognizes students at MIAA member colleges who excel in athletics and academics. Of the 107 Trine student-athletes named, five have earned the distinction all four years while at Trine. They are Sannie Anderson (cross country and track/Hesperia, Mich./Hesperia High School), Lauren Burns (golf/Wooster, Ohio/Cloverleaf), Annalisa Krug (cross country and track/Battle Creek, Mich./Pennfield), Sarah Radekin (volleyball/Chillicothe, Ohio/Alexander) and Samantha Willmann (tennis/Anderson, Ind./Frankton).
The Team GPA award is presented to conference teams that achieve a combined 3.300 or better grade point average for the academic year. The eight teams for the Thunder to earn the award are the most in school history after six teams earned the honor a season ago. The Thunder also placed three squads in the top-10, second most by any school. Lead by first-year coach Ryan Gould, the men’s tennis team was tops among all men’s sports and eighth overall with a combined 3.543 GPA. Gould’s women’s tennis team also placed near the top of the conference with a 3.662 GPA, third highest among all teams. Also under a first-year head coach in Tom Knudson, the women’s track team earned the highest GPA among the three schools to be honored with a 3.530, which was 10th overall.
For the first time since 2006, the volleyball team earned the award posting a 3.524 under head coach Jamie Wozniak. The softball team, coached by Donnie Danklefsen, was honored in consecutive years for its 3.401 GPA which was the highest among the three Trine softball teams to receive the award. Coach Terry Stefankiewicz’s women’s soccer team tallied a GPA of 3.338 to earn the honor for the third straight season. The women’s cross country team combined for a 3.352 GPA under coach Charlie Massi, giving it the award for the fifth straight year and the seventh time in nine years. In the first season as a conference sport, the women’s lacrosse team, led by first-year coach Jeannine Ravellette, was one of just two to earn the school’s honor with a 3.328 GPA.
Of the 107 student-athletes honored, 40 have earned the distinction at least twice. The honorees include 34 freshmen, 30 sophomores, 18 juniors and 25 seniors. The football team led the Thunder with 13 student-athletes represented while the women’s track, softball and volleyball teams each had nine honorees.
Football: Michael Chernoff (Sophomore/Carmel, Ind./Carmel High School), Sean Collins (Senior/Fort Wayne, Ind./Northrop), Andrew Dee (Sophomore/McComb, Ohio/McComb), Charles Dreessen (Freshman/Walkerton, Ind./John Glenn), Zachary Hess (Sophomore/Eagle, Mich./Grand Ledge), Levi Lawson (Freshman/Huntington, Ind./Huntington North), Caleb Nitz (Junior/Baroda, Mich./Lakeshore), Derek Posey (Junior/Newark, Ohio/Utica), Christian Roberson (Senior/Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart Central), Austin J. Shoemaker (Sophomore/Huntington, Ind./Huntington North), James West (Junior/Berne, Ind./South Adams), Aaron Wolf (Sophomore/Huntington, Ind./Huntington North) and Anthony Yoder (Sophomore/Goshen, Ind./Concord).
Softball: Jillian Craig (Junior/Indianapolis, Ind./Bishop Chatard High School), Haleigh Daniels (Junior/Hamilton, Ohio/Hamilton), Alicia Eavey (Freshman/Avon, Ind./Covenant Christian), Brianna Fuller (Sophomore/Hubbardston, Mich./Fulton), Lauren Harris (Senior/Uniontown, Ohio/Hoover), Alison Lang (Freshman/Rome City, Ind./East Noble), Jamie Lydick (Junior/Plainfield, Ind./Plainfield), Ashton Morgan (Senior/Berne, Ind./South Adams) and Amy Newell (Sophomore/Three Rivers, Mich./Three Rivers).
Volleyball: Haley Born (Junior/Athens, Ohio/Alexander High School), Darcy Crabtree (Junior/Gaston, Ind./Wes-Del), Carlee Felber (Junior/Newman, Calif./Orestimba), Betsy Irwin (Senior/Athens, Ohio/Alexander), Erin Lewis (Sophomore/Farmland, Ind./Winchester Community), Bridget Marlow (Freshman/Trafalgar, Ind./Indian Creek), Taylor Rabel (Freshman/Muncie, Ind./Muncie Central), Sarah Radekin (Senior/Chillicothe, Ohio/Alexander) and Megan Verkamp (Freshman/Franklin, Ind./Franklin Community).
Women’s Track and Field: Sannie Anderson (Senior/Hesperia, Mich./Hesperia High School), Isabel DiFranco (Freshman/Cooksville, Md./Glenelg), Courtney Forsythe (Freshman/West Mansfield, Ohio/Benjamin Logan), Kelli Hogenkamp (Sophomore/Coldwater, Ohio/Coldwater), Trisha King (Sophomore/Archbold, Ohio/Archbold), Annalisa Krug (Senior/Battle Creek, Mich./Pennfield), Abigail Samuels (Senior/Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart Central), Kelly Scholer (Sophomore/Anderson, Ind./Yorktown) and Courtney Stahl (Senior/Elkhart, Ind./Lowell).
Baseball: Jason Blair (Freshman/Toledo, Ohio/Maumeem High School), Randal Flowers (Sophomore/Hamilton, Mich./Hamilton), Kyle Lidster (Senior/Griffith, Ind./Griffith), Jeffrey Phillips (Junior/Prospect, Ohio/Pleasant), Ethan Prebynski (Sophomore/Auburn, Ind./DeKalb), Kory Shackle (Freshman/Butler, Ohio/Mount Vernon), Adam Sullivan (Junior/Fort Wayne, Ind./Elmhurst) and Thomas Wilder (Senior/Petersburg, Mich./Summerfield School).
Men’s Track and Field: Dakota Bagwell (Sophomore/Kokomo, Ind./Western High School), Michael Becker (Sophomore/Wauseon, Ohio/Wauseon), Andrew Bunting (Freshman/Medina, Ohio/Brunswick), Luke Fimreite (Freshman/McCordsville, Ind./Mount Vernon), Samuel Gilly (Freshman/St. Joseph, Ill./St. Joseph-Ogden), Daniel Linder (Senior/DeWitt, Mich./Grand Ledge), David Molnar (Freshman/Avon, Ohio/Avon) and Matthew Smith (Sophomore/Troy, Mich./Avondale).
Women’s Soccer: Eleni Agelopolous (Sophomore/Munster, Ind./Munster High School), Miranda Allen (Sophomore/Jackson, Mich./Grass Lake), Ruth Feliciano (Senior/Polk, Ohio/Ashland), Sarah Fowler (Freshman/Bowling Green, Ohio/Otsego), Kara Franks (Sophomore/Smithville, Ohio/Smithville), Trisha King (Sophomore/Archbold, Ohio/Archbold), Jaime McCarrell (Freshman/Jackson, Mich./Jackson) and Melissa Smiles (Sophomore/Davisburg, Mich./Holly).
Men’s Soccer: Luke Fimreite (Freshman/McCordsville, Ind./Mount Vernon High School), Curtis Holcom (Senior/Converse, Ind./Oak Hill), Zachary Hopper (Freshman/Plainfield, Ind./Plainfield), Ryan Schreiner (Junior/Bryan, Ohio/Bryan), Karston Shephard (Sophomore/Plainfield, Ind./Plainfield), Zachary Taranto (Sophomore/Avon, Ohio/Avon) and Kyle Yeakle (Sophomore/Angola, Ind./Angola).
Men’s Tennis: Trevor Derby (Senior/Corunna, Ind./East Noble High School), Daniel Desper (Senior/Kendallville, Ind./East Noble), Joseph Dunbar (Junior/Carmel, Ind./Blessed Theodore Guerin), Caleb Knust (Freshman/Plainfield, Ind./Plainfield), Derek Miller (Sophomore/Dayton, Ohio/West Carrollton), Zachary Richardson (Sophomore/Muncie, Ind./Delta) and Ryan Richman (Junior/Wabash, Ind./Wabash).
Kaylynne Goeglein (Senior/Fremont, Ind./Fremont High School), Jessica Huhnke (Junior/Newburgh, Ind./Castle), Erin Kwaske (Sophomore/Jackson, Mich./Western), Alexis Mack (Freshman/Temperance, Mich./Bedford), Taylor Rabel (Freshman/Muncie, Ind./Muncie Central), Christina Uphaus (Junior/Centerville, Ind./Centerville) and Samantha Willmann (Senior/Anderson, Ind./Frankton).
Women’s Lacrosse: Emily Canepa (Senior/West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West High School), Taylor Gast (Sophomore/Akron, Ind./Tippecanoe Valley), Lauren Hood (Junior/Austintown, Ohio/Mineral Ridge), Hunter Johnson (Freshman/Millbury, Ohio/Lake), Anne Mammel (Freshman/Tecumseh, Mich./Tecumseh), Danielle Rueter (Junior/Harrison, Ohio/William Henry Harrison) and Megan Russ (Freshman/Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg).
Women’s Cross Country: Sannie Anderson (Senior/Hesperia, Mich./Hesperia High School), Isabel DiFranco (Freshman/Cooksville, Md./Glenelg), Courtney Forsythe (Freshman/West Mansfield, Ohio/Benjamin Logan), Kelli Hogenkamp (Sophomore/Coldwater, Ohio/Coldwater), Annalisa Krug (Senior/Battle Creek, Mich./Pennfield), Abigail Samuels (Senior/Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart Central) and Kelly Scholer (Sophomore/Anderson, Ind./Yorktown).
Men’s Cross Country: Michael Becker (Sophomore/Wauseon, Ohio/Wauseon High School), Collin DeBrabander (Sophomore/Marshall, Mich./Marshall), Lucas Krupp (Freshman/Hecker, Ill./Waterloo), Steven Olson (Freshman/Negaunee, Mich./Negaunee) and Joshua Weslock (Freshman/Howell, Mich./Howell).
Men’s Lacrosse: Zachary Bigger (Senior/Georgetown, Texas/Leander High School), Paul Carlquist (Freshman/Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove South), Alexander DePoy (Freshman/Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids) and Colin O'Keefe (Freshman/Gurnee, Ill./Warren Township).
Women’s Golf: Lauren Burns (Senior/Wooster, Ohio/Cloverleaf High School), Allie Buttery (Senior/Clarkston, Mich./Walled Lake Northern), Laura Carey (Sophomore/Jonesboro, Ind./Madison Grant) and Mikala Freeland (Freshman/Danville, Ind./Danville Community).
Women’s Basketball: Samantha Bortner (Freshman/Kendallville, Ind./Central Noble High School), Haley Killingbeck (Senior/Poneto, Ind./Southern Wells) and Sydney Spragg (Senior/Camden, Mich./Reading).
Men’s Basketball: Jared Holmquist (Freshman/Chase, Mich./Reed City High School) and Benjamin Schroeder (Freshman/Columbus Grove, Ohio/Kalida).
Men’s Golf: Kevin Berry (Freshman/Holly, Mich./Fenton High School).