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December 6, 2019

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Men's soccer ranked No. 2, No. 3 in final NSCAA and D3soccer.com polls

The Ohio Northern men's soccer team is ranked No. 2 in the final 2012 Continental Tire/NSCAA and is No. 3 in the last D3soccer.com Men's Top 25 poll on Wednesday.

In the NSCAA poll, the Polar Bears were ranked No. 10 in the final regular season poll, No. 12 in the eighth poll, No. 14 in the seventh poll, No. 21 in the sixth poll, No. 25 in the fifth poll, No. 18 in forth poll, No. 9 in the third poll, No. 12 in the second poll, No. 4 in the first weekly poll and were ranked No. 12 in the 2012 preseason poll and were No. 11 in the final 2011 NSCAA poll.

National Champion Messiah (Pa.) claimed the top spot, followed by ONU, Loras (Ia.), Williams (Mass.) and Amherst (Mass.)

Women's soccer receives votes in final D3soccer.com poll

The Ohio Northern women's soccer team received votes in the final D3soccer.com poll, in voting done by a panel of coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members across the country.

The Polar Bears received 26 points.

National Champion Messiah (Pa.) was ranked No. 1 with 625 points, Emory (Ga.) was voted No. 2 with 600 points and Wheaton (Ill.) rounded out the top three with 575 points.
Northern was ranked No. 21 in the fourth and fifth polls.

The Polar Bears concluded their season with a 13-5-5 mark under ninth year head coach Mark Batman.

Pasquale's pin lifts No. 13-ranked wrestling to 27-15 victory at Mount Saint Joseph

No. 13-ranked Ohio Northern got an early pin, then won the last four bouts to post a 27-15 dual meet wrestling match at Mount Saint Joseph on Tuesday night.

The Polar Bears improve to 4-1 on the season, while the Lions fall to 0-2.

Junior Jerry Pasquale got ONU off to a quick 6-0 lead with a pin in 2:16 at 125 pounds. 

Junior Ryan Fowler then tied the match at 9-9 with a 7-4 decision at 149 pounds.

After two more MSJ decisions, freshman Colt Lovejoy won by forfeit at 174 pounds to tie the match at 15-all.

Women's basketball ranked No. 20 and recieves votes in second weekly D3hoops.com, USA today poll

The Ohio Northern women's basketball team is ranked No. 20 in the second weekly  D3hoops.com Women's Division III poll and is receiving votes in the USA Today poll on Tuesday.

Ohio Northern received 125 votes in the second weekly D3hoops.com poll, 45 more than the 80 votes it received in last week's poll.

Voting is conducted by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country.

DePauw (Ind.) is ranked No. 1 with 623 points, followed by Mount Union with 586 points and Calvin (Mich.) with 545 points.

In USA today Division III coaches poll, Ohio Northern recieved eight votes.

Ada HS track organizational meeting Dec. 7

An organizational meeting for Ada High School athletes interested in track is set for Friday, Dec. 7, after school at 3:35 p.m. The meeting is in the cafeteria.

Seven Polar Bears named Academic All-OAC in volleyball

Seven Ohio Northern student/athletes were named Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference in volleyball for 2012 in voting conducted by the league's 10 faculty advisors.

Senior Ellen Grenert, juniors Jayce Born, Kristen Davidson, Jeni Kmic and Julia Fuerst and sophomores Rachel Olach and Amanda Volosin all received the honor.

Grenert is also a two-time All-OAC honoree and led the Polar Bears in kills this season with 293 and a .305 hitting percentage as an outside hitter.

She finished her career with 775 kills, 614 digs and 132 blocks and had double figures in kills 36 times in her three seasons at ONU. Grenert is majoring in exercise physiology.