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January 23, 2019

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Shook named to AP second team

Ohio Northern left tackle Sam Shook (New Philadelphia) was named 2nd Team All-America by the Associated Press in football.


Shook, a senior, was also named the OAC Offensive Lineman of the Year, First Team All-OAC, 1st Team All-North Region by D3football.com and Academic All-Conference this season.

He had an outstanding season after missing most of the past two years due to injury, grading out at a team-best 89 percent as the anchor of the offensive line.

Women’s soccer season recap

The Ohio Northern women's soccer program earned its 13th successive Ohio Athletic Conference upper-division finish and appeared in the OAC Tournament Finals for the fourth consecutive season to spotlight a strong 2018 campaign for the Polar Bears under 15th-year head coach Mark Batman.


The Orange and Black would finish the campaign having compiled a 14-4-1 overall record and a 7-1-1 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference play, which ranked second in the final league standings. Their 2018 record marks the 15th straight winning season in women's soccer program history.

Nat St. Laurent named one of six head coaches in new Premier Lacrosse League

He will remain ONU's lacrosse coach

By Tim Glon
Ohio Northern men's lacrosse head coach Nat St. Laurent has been named one of six head coaches for the new professional lacrosse league, the Premier Lacrosse League.

St. Laurent will remain as head coach of the Ohio Northern men's team, a role he has held since founding the program in 2016.

The PLL unveiled the six head coaches who will lead its teams, beginning in June 2019. It is a group of some of the best leaders, strategists, and innovators that the game has known – headlined by National Lacrosse Hall of Fame member and four-time NCAA national champion, Dom Starsia.

Men's soccer season recap

The Ohio Northern men's soccer program registered its 13th successive winning season, 13th straight OAC upper-division finish, and made a spectacular late-season run at the 2018 OAC Tournament title during a competitive 2018 campaign under 21st-year head coach Brent Ridenour.

Ada girls lose at Riverdale

By Cort Reynolds

MT. BLANCHARD - Visiting Ada lost to local rival Riverdale 51-22 in non-league girls basketball play Tuesday night.

The purple and gold dropped to 1-4 with the defeat, while the Lady Falcons improved to 4-4 with the win.

Riverdale led 15-7 after one period and extended the margin to 33-11 at halftime. The Falcons won half two, 18-11.

Bulldog sophomore Alexis Waugh led Ada with seven points. Freshman guard Kirsten Poling added six markers.

Bry Vanden Bosch of Riverdale led all scorers with 16 points.

Men’s cross country recap

For the 16th successive season, the Ohio Northern men's cross country program registered an upper-division finish in the Ohio Athletic Conference while posting its 20th consecutive winning season in the 2018 campaign under the direction of 10th-year head coach Jason Maus.