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ONU goalkeeper named to all-Freshman Team for 2020

Ohio Northern goalkeeper Cole Zaferakis (Liverpool, N.Y.) was named to the InsideLacrosse.com All-Freshman Team for 2020.

Zaferakis was listed by the magazine as the nation's top freshman net-minder.

"This is a great honor and I am so happy for Cole," fifth-year head coach Nat St. Laurent said. "He had a great season. This is huge for our program, to be mentioned on a national level."

In six games this season, Zaferakis had 88 saves, a 9.01 GAA and an amazing 63.3 percent save percentage.

Cort Reynolds' latest article posted on SB Nation

Icon sports writer Cort Reynolds' latest SB Nation celticsblog.com article was published this week. 

The article reviews NBA TV's recent "Film Room" showing of the epic Game 7 in the 1987 Eastern Finals vs. Detroit.

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4 Polar Bears named to Hampshire Honor Society

Ethan Hale, Anthony McFadden, Brenden Medina, Grant Nieszala

Four members of the Ohio Northern football team were named to the prestigious National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society team for the 2019 season.

• Seniors Ethan Hale (Galena/Big Walnut), 
• Anthony McFadden (Chillicthe/Paint Valley), 
• Brenden Medina (Oberlin) and
• Grant Nieszala (Lambertville, Mich./Bedford) all received the honor.

NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers.

An impressive 1,471 players from 370 schools qualified for membership in the Society's 14th year.

ONU esports team battles Cincinnati for Ohio championship

The Ohio Northern Esports will battle Cincinnati for the Ohio Championship of the National Esports Conference Tournament .

The Polar Bears reached the finals with a 3-1-1 victory over Ohio State in the semifinals on April 23 and a 3-0 sweep of Kent State in the quarterfinals on April 16.

The NEC is offering state tournaments for a handful of states and is currently one of the highest levels of collegiate Esports around the country.

All players on all teams are playing remotely to conform with the state social distancing guidelines.

Spotlight on an ONU spring athlete

Gabby Stewart - always felt the need to prove herself

 Gabby Stewart possesses something that she's utilized from time to time in her softball career.

Whether it was growing up alongside two brothers who where more naturally gifted than her or whether it was during those formative softball years or whether it was during an Ohio Northern coaching change, Stewart has always felt the need to prove herself. 

And this notion has benefited Stewart greatly. She's littered all over the ONU record books and an unquestioned leader in the dugout. 

ONU esports team knocks off Ohio State

Ohio Northern knocked off Ohio State 3-1 in the semifinals of the Ohio National Collegiate Esports tournament on Thursday night.

The Polar Bears won the first game of the best-of-5 series, only to see the Buckeyes win game two to tie it at 1-1.

Northern won the third game in overtime to go up 2-1 and held off a furious OSU rally in game four to win the final game 1-0, taking the match.

The Polar Bears will play in the finals next week in a day and time to be determined.