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December 6, 2019

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Team Stars & Stripes to battle Mexican All-Stars Saturday at 1 pm; live stats and video available online

Live stats and video will be available for fans Saturday afternoon, Dec. 15, as Team Stars & Stripes will battle a team of Mexican collegiate all-stars in the fourth annual Tazon de Estrellas fgootball game at 1 pm (EST) at Tec de Monterrey-Guadalajara's Fortazleza Azul (Blue Fortress).

Live stats and a webcast in Spanish are available by clicking here.

The game will be shown live on ESPN2 Deportes throughout Latin America.

A total of 49 seniors representing 26 NCAA Division III schools arrived in Guadalajara on Sunday and will play the Mexican CONADEIP all-stars.

Bascom named D3soccer.com Forward of the Year; Matejka named to third team

Senior Nate Bascom was named D3soccer.com Forward of the Year in voting conducted by D3soccer.com, sports information directors and coaches.

Bascom was also named to the First Team.

Senior midfielder Chris Matejka was chosen to the Third Team.

Bascom posted a record breaking season, notching 18 assists and 54 points, both new school records.

He also scored 18 goals on the season and was Capital One Academic All-American of the Year.

Bascom concludes his career as ONU's all time points leader with 155 and all-time assists leader with 43.

Women's basketball ranked No. 17 in D3hoops.com poll; No. 22 in USA Today sports coaches poll

The Ohio Northern women's basketball team is ranked No. 17 in the third weekly D3hoops.com Women's Top 25 and No. 20 in the fourth USA Today Sports Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll.

ONU received 164 points in the D3hoops.com poll and 30 in the USA Today Sports poll.

In the D3hoops.com poll, the Polar Bears were ranked No. 24 in the first week and No. 20 last week.

DePauw (Ind.) got 24 out of 25 first place votes for the top spot, OAC foe Mount Union is second and Calvin (Mich.) is third.

In the USA Today Sports poll, Northern enter's the Top 25 for the first time this season.

Pawlitz named OAC wrestler of the week

Junior Michael Pawlitz has been named OAC Wrestler of the Week.

Pawlitz, ranked No. 7 at 197 pounds by the National Wrestling Coaches Association, posted a 2-0 record this week.

On Tuesday, he recorded an 8-0 major decision over Justin Meinke in the Polar Bears 27-15 win over Mount Saint Joseph.

On Friday, Pawlitz recorded a pin in just 48 seconds to help Northern top Manchester (Ind.), 30-15.

He leads the team with 10 wins on the season.

No. 17 Ohio Northern will return to action this weekend, when they compete at the Midwest Classic in Indianapolis, Ind.

Pennington records first career double-double in men's basketball overtime loss versus John Carroll

Sophomore Lucas Pennington recorded his first career double-double, but the Ohio Northern men's basketball team dropped a tough 82-76 overtime decision to John Carroll on Satuday afternoon at the ONU Sports Center.

With the loss, Ohio Northern falls to 5-4 on the season and 1-1 in OAC play, while the Blue Streaks improve to 4-3, 2-1.

Pennington scored 18 points and grabbed a career high 10 rebounds.

Junior Branden Rushton added 12 points, while junior Jared Horstman and sophomore Isaiah Roux each scored 10 points.

Kyle Hubbard led John Carroll with a game high 28 points and 10 rebounds.

Yoder's big day leads No. 20 women's basketball to 65-49 win at John Carroll

Junior Cenzie Yoder notched her second double-double of the season as the No. 20 Ohio Northern women's basketball team defeated John Carroll by a 65-49 score on Saturday afternoon at the DeCarlo Athletic Center.

With the win, the Polar Bears are now 7-1 on the year and 2-0 in the OAC, while the Blue Streaks fall to 5-2, 0-2.

Yoder scored a season high 23 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and also recorded a career high eight steals.

Senior Joanna Snyder also scored in double figures recording 10 points.

Melissa Spahar and Emily Johanson each scored 14 points for John Carroll.