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August 2017

With Borchers gone, Northern will have big shoes to fill

Aug 18, 2017 - Comments: 0

In volleyball, the setter serves as the extension of the coach on the court. They are likened to a quarterback in football or a point guard in basketball, tasked with being chief communicator and organizer of the team.

They bear a vital role, and this year, ONU head coach Kate Witte will have to find a new starting setter after two-time All-American Ashley Borchers graduated in May.

Witte said Friday that two underclassmen are in contention for the spot: sophomore Madison Broering and freshman Katie Wade.

Women’s soccer looks to bridge gap, make NCAA Tournament in 2017

Aug 18, 2017 - Comments: 0

When teams travel internationally to play preseason exhibition games, it’s usually more about the experience than the competition itself.

Even ONU women’s soccer coach Mark Batman, who took his team to Europe in the beginning of August for an 11-day foreign tour, said that “it was a good experience for [the team], but more important is the relationship and culture piece they get from that trip.

“Soccer is not the priority on that trip, it’s kind of the balance of soccer and socializing.”

That held true for most of the team, but not for McKenna Welsh.

Trusnik to be first-ballot ONU hall-of-famer

Aug 09, 2017 - Comments: 0

Jason Trusnik, who has had the longest NFL career of any Ohio Northern alumnus, will be inducted into the ONU Athletics Hall of Fame this September.

Trusnik broke the news on Twitter yesterday, expressing his excitement and displaying his induction letter from the university.

Schmerge named preseason second-team All-American by d3football.com

Aug 01, 2017 - Comments: 0

Senior linebacker Zach Schmerge, who led the OAC in tackles last season, was tabbed as a preseason second-team All-American by d3football.com on Tuesday afternoon.

Schmerge was one of five OAC players listed as first or second-team preseason All-Americans. John Carroll’s Ray Brown (DE) and Mason McKendrick (LB) were given first-team honors, while Marietta’s Roger Walker (RB), Mount Union’s Mike Vidal (DT) and Schmerge were named to the second team.

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