December 21, 2011

2011 D3soccer.com Women's All-America team


(l. to r.) Forward of the Year Abigail Loar, Midfielder of the Year Erica Suter, Defender of the Year Kelsey Gorman, and Goalkeeper of the Year Amanda Davis.

The 2011 season has come to a close, and now that the new men's and women's champions have been crowned, the second annual D3soccer.com All-America teams are ready for release. This year, the teams were chosen by D3soccer.com staff, Division III soccer coaches and sports information directors from a field of over 600 nominations.

The 2011 D3soccer.com women's Coach of the Year is Scott Frey of Messiah College. Coach Frey and his Falcons took their third national title in four years earlier this month in San Antonio. It was also the program's fourth title in seven years. Frey has led the Falcons to 12 straight NCAA post-season tournaments, and eight Final Four events. The Falcons have also won 11 Commonwealth Conference titles. Frey has been named the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year in 2002, 2004, and 2005, and the National Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2009.

Senior Abigail Loar of Trinity University (Texas) is the D3soccer.com Forward of the Year for women's soccer. Loar, a Third-Team All-America pick in 2010, was the 2011 SCAC Offensive Player of the Year. Loar is Trinity's all-time leader in scoring with 58 goals, 21 of those goals coming this season. She also added 11 assists. Loar is third in SCAC history for total points, and is tied for sixth in goals scored and assists.

Johns Hopkins senior Erica Suter earned the D3soccer.com Midfielder of the Year honors. Suter was the Centennial Conference Player of the Year after leading the conference in goals scored. She scored 19 goals this season, while establishing a new single-season record 15 assists. Suter holds the single season assists and points records with 53, and also holds three offensive career records as wells with 55 goals and 31 assists for 141 career points.

Senior Kelsey Gorman of Messiah College is the D3soccer.com Defender of the Year. Gorman earned First Team All-Commonwealth honors and was also named the Commonwealth Conference co-Player of the Year. Gorman, anchoring a back line that allowed only five goals this season, was named to the All-Tournament Team for the 2011 NCAA Championships and the tournament's Most Outstanding Defensive Player. On the way to the Final Four, Gorman was awarded the Commonwealth Championships MVP honors after helping lead the Falcons to a fifth straight conference title.

William Smith senior Amanda Davis is the D3soccer.com Goalkeeper of the Year after leading her team to the national semifinals. At the end of the season, Davis staked a 0.14 goals against average statistic, the best in Division III soccer in that catagory. Davis, a four year All-Conference selection, allowed just three goals in 22 games this year. Davis recorded a .912 save percentage with a 20-1-1 record. In addition to her record-setting GAA of 0.14, Davis also set the school record for 20 victories in a season, with 13 shutouts.

2011 WOMEN'S PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Forward of the Year: Abigail Loar (Sr.), Trinity (Texas)
Midfielder of the Year: Erica Suter (Sr.), Johns Hopkins
Defender of the Year: Kelsey Gorman (Sr.), Messiah
Goalkeeper of the Year: Amanda Davis (Sr.), William Smith
2011 WOMEN'S ALL-AMERICANS
FIRST TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Abigail Loar * Sr. Trinity (Texas)
F Jamie Orewiler * Sr. Wheaton (Ill.)
F Erin Hench Sr. Messiah
M Erica Suter Sr. Johns Hopkins
M Alex Brandt * Jr. Messiah
M Brittany Klippstein * Sr. Lynchburg
D Kelsey Gorman Sr. Messiah
D Alyse DiCenzo Sr. William Smith
D Brittany Vacca * Sr. Hardin-Simmons
D Lauren Gorodetsky So. Emory
GK Amanda Davis Sr. William Smith
SECOND TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Corrine Wulf * Jr. Messiah
F Rachael Palladino Jr. Ithaca
M Kathryn Nathan Jr. Amherst
M Keri Shannon Jr. Wheaton (Ill.)
M Whitney Fray Jr. William Smith
M Sinead Vaughn Sr. Cal Lutheran
D Laura Karsten * Jr. Wheaton (Ill.)
D Katheryne Lawson Sr. Washington and Lee
D Beverly Hoath Sr. Lynchburg
D Jessica Hnatiuk Sr. Johns Hopkins
D Allison Foy Jr. TCNJ
GK Rebecca Roth * Sr. Hardin-Simmons
THIRD TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Katie Kuykendall * Jr. Hardin-Simmons
F Sam Barker So. Adrian
F Emily Hinchman * Jr. Illinois Wesleyan
M Emily Jorgens Fr. Trinity (Texas)
M Lee Ann Felder Sr. Washington U.
M Jackie Moscardelli Sr. Springfield
D Jill Kochanek Sr. Amherst
D Courtney Cramer So. Hardin-Simmons
D Jessica Taratino Sr. William Smith
D Jess Dingman Sr. Cal Lutheran
GK Stephanie Vega Jr. New Paltz State
* earned D3soccer.com All-America status in 2010
2011 WOMEN'S COACH OF THE YEAR
Scott Frey, Messiah (23-0-1) - 2011 National Champion
Thursday, Sep. 1: All times Eastern
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Newbury at Suffolk
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Mass-Dartmouth at Framingham State
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Washington College at Neumann
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Wentworth at Wheaton (Mass.)
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Stevenson at Gwynedd-Mercy
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TBA
Curry at Colby-Sawyer
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TBA
Emmanuel at Daniel Webster
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Macalester at UW-Superior
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Howard Payne at University of Dallas
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Pacific Lutheran at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
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Olivet at Rochester (Mich.)
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4:00 PM
Lake Michigan College at Kalamazoo
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4:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Widener
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4:00 PM
North Central (Minn.) at Maranatha Baptist
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St. Norbert at Lakeland
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5:00 PM
Franklin at Wabash
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Keene State at Worcester State
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Northwestern (Minn.) at St. Olaf
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5:00 PM
Bethel at Simpson
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5:00 PM
Chicago at Dominican
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5:30 PM
Wisconsin Lutheran at Beloit
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5:30 PM
Lawrence at Concordia (Wis.)
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5:30 PM
North Park at Aurora
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6:00 PM
Greenville at Alma
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Saint Mary's (Minn.) at Martin Luther
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6:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at Carleton
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Rockford at Northland
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North Idaho Col. at Whitworth
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6:30 PM
UW-Platteville at Cornell
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7:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
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7:00 PM
Lawrence Tech (Mich.) at Ohio Northern
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7:00 PM
Nichols at WPI
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7:00 PM
Becker at Massachusetts Maritime
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7:00 PM
Wilmington at Wittenberg
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7:00 PM
Muskingum at Carnegie Mellon
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7:00 PM
Spalding at Austin
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7:30 PM
Mount Union at Case Western Reserve
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7:30 PM
Principia at Rose-Hulman
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8:00 PM
Sewanee at LaGrange
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8:00 PM
Washington U. at Webster
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8:00 PM
Lake Forest at Benedictine
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8:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at Wartburg
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8:00 PM
Huntingdon at Birmingham-Southern
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10:00 PM
Augsburg at Cal Lutheran
Friday, Sep. 2: All times Eastern
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Norwich at New Paltz State
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North Central (Minn.) at Emmaus
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1:00 PM
Averett at Mary Washington
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4:00 PM
Hobart at Dickinson
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4:00 PM
Finlandia at Rockford
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4:00 PM
Colorado College at Concordia-Moorhead
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5:00 PM
Trine at Anderson
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5:00 PM
Elmhurst at Earlham
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6:00 PM
Mount Aloysius at York (N.Y.)
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6:30 PM
Alfred State at St. Vincent
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6:30 PM
Buena Vista at St. Thomas
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7:00 PM
McDaniel at Gallaudet
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7:00 PM
Husson at Gordon
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7:00 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at Crown
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7:30 PM
Hiram at Baldwin Wallace
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8:00 PM
Maine Maritime at University of New England
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8:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at UW-Whitewater
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8:00 PM
St. Olaf at Dubuque
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9:00 PM
Austin at Centre
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10:00 PM
Augsburg at UC Santa Cruz
Saturday, Sep. 3: All times Eastern
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Pine Manor at Newbury
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Norwich at SUNY Canton
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Hood at Drew
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TBA at Hiram
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Curry at Johnson State
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Emerson at Emmanuel
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Averett at Marymount
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Milwaukee Engineering at Hamline
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Luther at Carleton
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University of Dallas at Hendrix
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Pacific Lutheran at Pomona-Pitzer
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10:00 AM
Mass-Boston at Wentworth
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12:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Rose-Hulman
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12:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Rowan
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12:00 PM
Alfred State at Catholic
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1:00 PM
Stevenson at Randolph-Macon
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1:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Keene State
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1:00 PM
Stockton at Mary Washington
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1:00 PM
Crown at Wisconsin Lutheran
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1:30 PM
Massachusetts College at Becker
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1:30 PM
John Carroll at Brandeis
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2:00 PM
Mount Aloysius at SUNY-Old Westbury
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2:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at Bethel
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2:00 PM
Texas-Dallas at Chicago
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3:00 PM
Trine at Earlham
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3:00 PM
Kalamazoo at DePauw
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3:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Valley Forge
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3:00 PM
Albion at Grinnell
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3:30 PM
Central at Alma
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3:30 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at Martin Luther
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4:00 PM
TCNJ at Dickinson
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4:00 PM
DeSales at Bridgewater (Va.)
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4:00 PM
Finlandia at Northland
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4:00 PM
St. Scholastica at Gustavus Adolphus
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4:00 PM
Macalester at UW-Whitewater
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4:00 PM
Carroll at St. John's
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5:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Mount Union
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5:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at Simpson
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Shenandoah at Ferrum
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Knox at St. Scholastica
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7:00 PM
Oberlin at Ohio Northern
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7:00 PM
Carthage at Gordon
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7:00 PM
Coe at UW-Platteville
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7:00 PM
Occidental at Whitworth
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7:30 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Penn State-Behrend
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7:30 PM
Covenant at Wilmington
Sunday, Sep. 4: All times Eastern
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WPI at Worcester State
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Hood at FDU-Florham
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North Central (Minn.) at Carleton
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Milwaukee Engineering at St. John's
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Carroll at Hamline
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University of Dallas at Rhodes
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Brevard at Huntingdon
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12:00 PM
Washington and Lee at St. Joseph's (L.I.)
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12:00 PM
Wentworth at Lasell
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12:00 PM
Saint Mary's (Minn.) at North Park
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1:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Thomas More
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1:00 PM
Central at Olivet
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1:00 PM
Emerson at Curry
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1:00 PM
Franklin at Sewanee
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2:00 PM
Piedmont at Guilford
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2:00 PM
Wesley at Bridgewater (Va.)
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2:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at Lake Forest
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2:00 PM
Martin Luther at Wisconsin Lutheran
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2:00 PM
Colorado College at St. Thomas
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2:30 PM
Bethany Lutheran at Beloit
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3:00 PM
Franklin at Birmingham-Southern
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3:00 PM
Me.-Fort Kent at Maine Maritime
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4:00 PM
Haverford at Brandeis
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4:00 PM
Albion at Loras
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4:00 PM
Knox at Gustavus Adolphus
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4:30 PM
Buena Vista at Concordia-Moorhead
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5:00 PM
Augustana at Aurora
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6:00 PM
Lakeland at Illinois Wesleyan
No contests today.
No contests today.