December 13, 2012

2012 D3soccer.com Women's All-America team


(l. to r.) Forward of the Year Katie Kuykendall, Midfielder of the Year Alex Brandt, Defender of the Year Lauren Gorodetsky, and Goalkeeper of the Year Becca Salant.

The 2012 season is in the books, and now that the new men's and women's champions have been crowned, the third 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 400 nominations.

For the second straight year, the D3soccer.com 2012 Forward of the Year is from Texas, Hardin-Simmons University senior Katie Kuykendall. The 2012 American Southwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Kuykendall was Third Team All-America in 2011, and is seventh on the Cowgirls career goals leaderboard. She has the school and ASC conference record with 84 career assists. Kuykendall is also second in the NCAA soccer record book for career assists.

Messiah senior Alex Brandt is the D3soccer.com Midfielder of the Year award winner. Brandt also captured her second straight First Team award. As a sophomore, Brandt was a Second Team All-America winner in 2010. The 2012 Commonwealth Conference Player of the Year led the Falcons with 17 goals and 15 assists, and is now third in all-time assists. Brandt finishes her career at Messiah with two national championships.

Emory junior Lauren Gorodetsky has earned the D3soccer.com Defender of the Year award. Gorodetsky returns to the First Team after last season's appearence in her sophomore year. She was named the 2012 University Athletic Association MVP, also for the second straight season. Gorodetsky scored the game winning goal in the semifinal, and was named the Most Outstanding Defensive Player in the NCAA Tournament. 

New York claims the second straight Goalkeeper of the Year award in Ithaca senior Becca Salant. Salant ended the season with a .37 GAA, and an impressive .914 save percentage, and was a 2012 Empire 8 All-Conference selection. Salant finished the season with 19 wins and 11 shutouts.

The 2012 D3soccer.com women's Coach of the Year is Sue Patberg of Emory University. Coach Patberg lead the Eagles to their first ever appearance in the Final Four, winning their first national semifinal 2-1 over Wheaton (Ill.) and then playing defending national champion Messiah close, falling 1-0. 2012 marks the third straight year that Emory has appeared in the NCAA Tournament, and the sixth of eight of Patberg's seasons with Emory. Patberg has built the team into a nationally known defensive force that has limited their opponents to just 11 goals on the year, including their tournament run. The Eagles finshed their most successful season to date at 15-2-7.

2012 WOMEN'S PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Forward of the Year: Katie Kuykendall (Sr.), Hardin-Simmons
Midfielder of the Year: Alex Brandt (Sr.), Messiah
Defender of the Year: Lauren Gorodetsky (Jr.), Emory
Goalkeeper of the Year: Becca Salant (Sr.), Ithaca
2012 WOMEN'S ALL-AMERICANS
FIRST TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Katie Kuykendall ** Sr. Hardin-Simmons
F Sarah Rounds Sr. Concordia-Moorhead
F Rachael Palladino * Sr. Ithaca
M Alex Brandt ** Sr. Messiah
M Anna Zambricki So. Washington U.
M Keri Shannon * Sr. Wheaton (Ill.)
D Lauren Gorodetsky * Jr. Emory
D Courtney Cramer * Jr. Hardin-Simmons
D Elizabeth Phillips Sr. Messiah
D Laura Karsten ** Sr. Wheaton (Ill.)
GK Becca Salant Sr. Ithaca
SECOND TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Dessi Dupuy So. Lynchburg
F Leah DeMoss Jr. Wheaton (Ill.)
F Sam Helmstetter Sr. Misericordia
M Taylor Moesle * Sr. Augustana
M Emily Jorgens * So. Trinity (Texas)
M Devon Howard Jr. Hardin-Simmons
D Rachel Sadowski Jr. Lynchburg
D Allison Foy * Sr. TCNJ
D Rachel Brannen Sr. Centre
D Lauren Simicich So. Carnegie Mellon
GK Melanie Glessner So. York (Pa.)
THIRD TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Krista Ledin So. Mass-Boston
F Alicia Frey Jr. Messiah
F Hannah Kronick So. Johns Hopkins
M Nicole Wolfe So. Aurora
M Kathryn Nathan * Sr. Amherst
M Whitney Frary * Sr. William Smith
M Rachel Scheibeler Sr. Messiah
D Abby Gindling Sr. Thomas More
D Kinsey Campbell Jr. Loras
D Amy Hebbeler Sr. Centre
GK Elizabeth Foody Jr. Middlebury
* previous D3soccer.com All-America honors
2012 WOMEN'S COACH OF THE YEAR
Sue Patberg, Emory (15-2-7) - 2012 National Runner-up
Thursday, Sep. 1: All times Eastern
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TBA
Newbury at Suffolk
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TBA
Mass-Dartmouth at Framingham State
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TBA
Washington College at Neumann
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TBA
Wentworth at Wheaton (Mass.)
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TBA
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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TBA
Macalester at UW-Superior
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TBA
Howard Payne at University of Dallas
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TBA
Pacific Lutheran at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
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3:00 PM
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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4:00 PM
St. Norbert at Lakeland
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5:00 PM
Franklin at Wabash
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5:00 PM
Keene State at Worcester State
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5:00 PM
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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6:00 PM
Saint Mary's (Minn.) at Martin Luther
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6:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at Carleton
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6:00 PM
Rockford at Northland
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6:00 PM
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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TBA
Norwich at New Paltz State
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TBA
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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TBA
Pine Manor at Newbury
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TBA
Norwich at SUNY Canton
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TBA
Hood at Drew
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TBA
TBA at Hiram
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TBA
Curry at Johnson State
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TBA
Emerson at Emmanuel
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TBA
Averett at Marymount
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TBA
Milwaukee Engineering at Hamline
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TBA
Luther at Carleton
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TBA
University of Dallas at Hendrix
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TBA
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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6:00 PM
Shenandoah at Ferrum
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6:00 PM
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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TBA
WPI at Worcester State
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TBA
Hood at FDU-Florham
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TBA
North Central (Minn.) at Carleton
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TBA
Milwaukee Engineering at St. John's
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TBA
Carroll at Hamline
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TBA
University of Dallas at Rhodes
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TBA
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.