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October 23, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU women’s soccer team is in sole possession of third place in the league standings after today’s 3-1 win over Bethel College. The W moves HU to 8-7-1 overall, 4-3 in Crossroads League action while the Pilots drop to 4-9-2 overall, 2-4 in the conference.

The win was extra special because it was senior day and the junior class made sure they did their part to secure the win for their eight seniors. Midway through the first half, junior Jamie Calvin entered the contest and within 60 seconds of stepping foot on the pitch, she blasted one back netting on a pass from Brandi Spear for not only the game’s first goal but also the first of her career.

Junior Matéa Knispel made it 2-0 eighteen minutes into the second half when Calvin found her for her 16th goal of the year, Calvin’s fifth assist of the year. But Huntington’s celebration was short-lived as a mere 15 seconds later, Sarah Lancaster got her head on a ball played into the box for Bethel’s only score of the afternoon.

It brought new life to the Pilots as their pressure increased exponentially over the next 20 minutes but sophomore Hannah Williams put a kibosh on any Bethel hope of playing spoiler to senior day when she tapped one in on a cross from Millie Adams with five minutes remaining to put the game out of reach. The goal was William’s first of her Forester career.

HU outshot their visitors 17-9, nine of which were on frame to Bethel’s six. Paige Coolman picked up the win in goal. The senior keeper finished with five saves on the day.

“It’s hard to comment on a game on Senior Day because our focus today was honoring the impact our eight ladies have made on this program,” said Coach Burge. “We are so grateful for their contribution to our family, including today’s match where we gutted out a victory against a tough Bethel crew.”

The eight seniors honored at halftime included MaKayla Barrantes, Toby Carman, Paige Coolman, Audra Klopfenstein, Morgan McCloughan, Sammy McCoy, Nicole Pennington and Brandi Spear.

The Foresters now turn their attention to Wednesday’s matchup against #15 Marian University at 4:00 p.m. at King Stadium.


October 19, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S GOLF Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington men’s golf team had a strong showing over fall break at the Egypt Valley Intercollegiate hosted by Taylor University by finishing third out of 12 teams, the Foresters’ highest finish of the season.

HU fired a 309 on Monday to head into Tuesday in third place and stayed in the spot after their final 18 holes by carding a 315 for a final score of 48-over-par 624.

Sophomore Luis Esteban turned in a seven-over-par 151 (75, 76) to pace his team and finish 6th out of 71 golfers. Cale Carr claimed 9th with a 154 (78, 76). Andrew Weisheit finished one stroke back at 155 (75, 80) for 11th. Zakry Cummings rounded out his team’s scoring with a 164 (81, 83) for 32nd place while Chandler Rang shot a 183 (97, 86).

“I am happy for the guys. They had a good weekend overall and this shows them that they can compete with the top teams at tournaments,” said Coach Sholund. “This is the mindset we are trying to create and this is an outcome that proves that.

“We are excited to practice this week and work on some things that will help us continue the positive momentum heading into Whistling Straits on Monday and Tuesday.”

Taylor took home the title with a 598 followed by Mount Vernon (613), HU (624), Madonna (630), Spring Arbor (632), IUSB (633), Grand Rapids CC (634), Davenport (650), Roosevelt (653), Grace (672), Bethel (681) and Cornerstone (689).

HU wraps up its fall season by competing in the Whistling Straits Intercollegiate on October 23-24.


October 19, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU men’s soccer team handed top-seeded Grace College (7-3-4, 4-1-1) its first league loss of the year. The Foresters did so convincingly as they bolted out to a 3-0 advantage before the Lancers finally found back netting midway through the second half for a 3-1 final. The loss snapped Grace’s four-game win streak.

Huntington came out as the aggressors to generate several quality opportunities early on and their pressure finally paid off in great dividends with two scores within a three-minute span in the opening 30 minutes. Noah Stanford got things started when he rounded the keeper on a breakaway at the 25:06 mark for his first collegiate goal.

Matheus Louzada doubled the lead with a blast into back netting, his seventh of the season, on an assist from Stanford minutes later for a 2-0 halftime lead. Eight minutes into the second half, Travis Hurtis found Ty Sproat who further distanced his team from the Lancers when he unleashed a cracking volley for 3-0 tilt for HU’s last score of the afternoon.

Ulisses Miranda finally got one back for the visitors in the 67th minute but it was too little too late as the Foresters held Grace at bay the rest of the way for the quality win.

Troy Hester picked up the win in goal with one save. The win is Hester’s seventh of the year. The Foresters outshot Grace 14-7 with seven shots on frame to GC’s two.

“The boys put in a complete shift today against a very strong Grace side,” said Coach Lawson. “We continually have individuals stand up and be counted for from out starting 11 to our bench giving us valuable minutes.

“This was a fantastic performance.”

Huntington improves to 7-3-4 overall, 3-1-2 in league play. Next up is a trip to #RV Bethel on Saturday for a 7:00 p.m. clash with the Pilots.


October 19, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington women’s soccer team suffered a 2-1 loss to Grace College Wednesday night at 1st Source Bank Field. The loss drops HU to 7-7-1 overall, 3-3 in league play. The win is Grace’s third in its last four outings as they improve to 6-6-3 overall, 3-3 in CL action.

With three regular-season games remaining, these two teams along with Taylor are tied for third in the league standings.

HU’s lone goal came at the foot of Brandi Spear in the 63rd minute with Lancer goals sandwiching either side of it. The goal was Spear’s 10th goal of the season, the 14th of her career. For Grace, they struck within the first nine minutes of play and then again with 11 minutes remaining.

Huntington managed five shots in the first half to Grace’s nine before storming back to more than double up their hosts in attempts, 9-4, in the final 45 minutes. However, the Lancers enjoyed seven shots on frame to HU’s five.

Paige Coolman registered five saves and took the loss in net.

“Tonight we faced a very strong side in Grace,” said Coach Burge. “Although we stepped back on the field at the start of the second half ready to battle, we just weren’t able to capitalize on enough opportunities to finish with a win.”

HU returns to the friendly confines of King Stadium on Saturday to host Bethel at 3:00 p.m.


October 19, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU volleyball team grieved its second loss to Taylor University this season Wednesday night at Platt Arena. The Trojans got the best of Huntington 3-1 on September 6 and this time around it was a 3-0 shutout (-23, -14, -22).

However, the Foresters didn’t go down without a fight as they battled every point to the bitter. Unfortunately, they just could never get over the hump as they suffered their sixth shutout of the year.

“Tonight was an emotional one,” said Coach Shondell. “Taylor brought a lot of energy, heart and fans.”

Tailor Schultheis finished with a match-tying 12 kills to pace Shondell’s crew offensively. Danielle Gurwell added nine and Josie Beaver collected eight kills in addition to posting 2.5 blocks. Janna Tacosik handled setting responsibilities to finish with 34 assists while Kate Cobb tallied a team-best 20 digs to anchor the backline.

By the numbers, the Trojans owned a slight advantage across the bottom line. Behind Rachel Bouma’s 12 kills and .545 hitting percentage, TU finished with one more kill than their hosts and a higher hitting percentage. They also out-blocked HU 5-4 and committed three less service errors.

“They had a really strong game plan and executed really well,” said Shondell. “We adjusted and slowed them down as the match wore on, but it was too little too late.

“Rachel Bouma has been a premier player in this league for years, tonight was no difference.”

Huntington (12-17, 6-8) has a week’s break before heading to Indiana Wesleyan next Wednesday.


October 18, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Huntington University senior Josie Beaver reached a significant milestone in her HU career this past week by becoming just the third Forester in program history to tally over 400 career blocks.

“From the day I got here, nobody has worked harder than Josie,” said Coach Shondell. “She plays a position that rarely gets a lot of attention, but never complains and leads those around her by example.”

The 5-10 middle has 405 blocks to date. The Huntington native racked up 13 blocks over the weekend at the Liz Lykowski Memorial Tournament to surpass the 400 mark. She currently sits third in the HU record books for digs in a career behind Amy Bechtel (’00) and Sarah Young (’99).

“She’s one of the best to ever play at HU and I’m thrilled to see that now future classes and fans will know that,” said Shondell.

With five regular season matches remaining, Beaver ranks 10th in the nation in total blocks with 110. She also leads the league in blocking by averaging a block a set.

Beaver, a three-time All-Conference honoree, is a force to be reckoned with at the net offensively as well where she has accumulated a team-best 251 kills this season to go along with a .270 hitting percentage, the second highest percentage in the conference.

The Foresters (12-16) are back in action tomorrow tonight to host Taylor University at 7:00 p.m.


October 17, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

For the second time this season, Huntington University senior Kate Cobb earned Crossroads League Volleyball Defender of the Week honors as announced earlier today.

The 5-5 defensive specialist accumulated 149 digs over HU’s five matches last week which included tallying a career-best 44 against IU Kokomo. For the week, Cobb averaged 6.5 digs per set and had at least 18 digs in every match, with 27-or-more in four of those contests.

Cobb currently ranks third among her league peers and 18th in the nation in digs per set with her 5.5 average. With five regular season matches remaining, the Foresters are 12-16 overall, 6-7 in conference play which lands them the No. 5 spot in the league standings.

This Week in HU Sports

October 16, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on This Week in HU Sports Posted By: Sandy Marion

Oct. 18– Volleyball vs Taylor University @ 7:00 PM
Oct. 18 – M. Soccer vs Grace College @ 4:00 PM
Oct. 21 – W. Soccer vs Bethel College @ 3:00 PM


Oct. 16-17 – M. Golf @ Egypt Valley Intercollegiate, Ada, MI
Oct. 18 – W. Soccer @ Grace College @ 7:00 PM
Oct. 21 – Cross Country @ Great Lakes Invite, Aquinas College (MI) @ 11:00 AM
Oct. 21 – M. Soccer @ Bethel College @ 7:00 PM
Oct. 21-22 – Bowling @ Western Shootout, Indianapolis, IN @ 10am/5pm

Go Foresters!!


October 16, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S GOLF Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU women’s golf team posted the program’s highest finish over the weekend by claiming second place out of six teams at the IU Kokomo Invitational. Playing at Wildcat Creek Golf Club, the Foresters turned in a 708 (355, 353) to edge in front of Spalding University by one stroke for the No. 2 spot.

“I am very happy with the team today,” said Coach Sholund. “They showed a lot of grit on the course and were able to work themselves into second place by one stroke.

“We have been talking about the importance of each shot and being ready to compete for the entire round and this is a result of that focus. Good things happen when your second round is lower – they accomplished that today and were rewarded.”

Two Foresters finished in the top ten individually with Abby Poole leading the way with a 23-over-par 167 (82, 85) to finish third out of 35 golfers while Betsy Schroeder carded a 171 (89, 82) for sixth place.

Leah Thompson carded a 180 (88, 92) for a share of 13th place. Sophie Frazier claimed 21st with a 190 (96, 94). Alexandria Maris (97, 94) and Rachel Blauert (96, 95) finished one stroke back at 191while Sara Scott posted a 219 (107, 112).

“Today was a building block for us and I am very proud of the work the girls are putting in,” said Sholund.

IU Kokomo won their own event with a 667 followed by HU (708), Spalding (709), Oakland City (726), Ancilla (729) and IU South Bend (818).

The Foresters have one more match this fall, the Whistling Straights Intercollegiate on October 23-24.


October 16, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester volleyball team split on day one of the Liz Lykowski Memorial Tournament hosted by Indiana Tech (9-17). First up for HU was a clash with the hosts that favored the Warriors 3-1. After a short break, Shondell’s crew was back at it, this time snapping IU Southeast’s 12-match win streak by handing the Grenadiers (12-13) a 3-2 loss.

Against Indiana Tech, Tailor Schultheis posted HU’s final two kills of set one to cap off a 10-2 run for her team’s only win of the match. The 5-10 outside hitter finished with ten kills as did Danielle Gurwell while Josie Beaver claimed team-high honors with 12.

After dropping the first set 25-17, Tech came roaring back to claim the next three, 25-19, 25-18, 25-18. Coach Shondell credited a Warriors offense that finished with 55 kills and a .219 hitting percentage.

“After the first set, Tech did a really good job picking apart our defense,” said Shondell. “We struggled to adjust. And our offense never really found a groove.”

The Foresters turned in eight fewer kills than their hosts to go along with a .179 hitting percentage.

Defensively, however, Huntington held the upper hand, especially at the net where they out-blocked the Warriors 7-1 with Lauren Cresse tallying a match-best three blocks. Kate Cobb took over the backcourt with 27 digs in addition to recording two aces. Ariene Butler added 11 digs.

Schultheis picked up where she left off to post a career-best 19 kills against IUSE to guide her team to the five-set win, 25-17, 21-25, 19-25, 25-22, 15-12. It’s the Foresters’ first five-set victory of the season as they move to 12-14 on the year.

Beaver and Gurwell also collected double-digit kills with 12 and ten respectively while Haley Longley added nine. Jenna Tacosik and Emily Hubby tag teamed setting duties with Tacosik registering 22 assists and Hubby posting 18.

Defensively, Cobb again came up big in the back row to finish with 28 digs. Mikayla Carpenter tallied 11. In addition to Longley’s offensive contributions, the 6-0 opposite also posted some impressive defensive numbers by recording ten digs and three blocks.

Longley was just one of several Foresters to put up a wall at the net as HU totaled a season-best 17 blocks. Beaver led the charge with five, two of which were solos. Cresse finished with 3.5 blocks while Schultheis came up with 2.5.

Shondell was quick to praise his team, especially the play of Schultheis. “We had several people step up at key moments, but Tailor was a big-time player today,” noted Shondell. “This was likely her best match as a Forester.”

The Forester return to the Schaefer Center tomorrow to take on Lawrence Tech at noon and IU Kokomo at 2:00 p.m.

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11:30 MLK Chapel Service

15 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Campus Ministries & The Office of Multicultural Affairs

Huntington University is proud to celebrate and remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We invite you to join us this Monday, January 15th as we come together to revisit the past in order to inspire hope for today. This year’s MLK service will be held in the …

Good-bye and Best Wishes Celebration for Cindy Kreps!

15 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Lisa Montany

Cindy Kreps is leaving Huntington University after over 13 years of faithful service. Help us wish Cindy well in her next adventure and give her your best wishes! When: Monday, January 15th from 12:00-1:30pm (just enough time to stop in over your lunch break)! Where: First floor foyer, Becker Hall …

MONDAY JANUARY 15, 11:30 – MLK Chapel Service

12 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Campus Ministries & The Office of Multicultural Affairs

Huntington University is proud to celebrate and remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We invite you to join us this Monday, January 15th as we come together to revisit the past in order to inspire hope for today. This year’s MLK service will be held in the …


Campus Update

18 Jan 2018

The Winter Board Retreat will take place on January 18-19 in Indianapolis. Dr. Emberton will provide an update to the campus community on Tuesday, January 23 at 4:00 p.m. in Hiner Hall. All faculty and staff are invited to attend this session.

Spring Faculty Staff Convocation

18 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Community Enhancement Council

Please mark your calendars for our annual Spring Campus Convocation Service. We’ll gather together Wednesday, January 24, at 11:00 a.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this special event with your colleagues and co-workers. Please feel free to close your offices for this event.

Wellness Screening

18 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Jean Cole

SAVE THE DATE: The 2018 Annual Wellness Screening Event will be held Monday, March 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 in the Nursing Lab of the Science Hall. More details will be available soon.


Thanks for Your Expressions of Sympathy

18 Dec 2017 | Posted By: Karen Jones

I was sincerely blessed by the flowers, cards, and personal messages shared by the Huntington family after the loss of my father. Your actions reminded me of the importance of community and friendship during times of grief and crisis. Thank you for your expressions of love and sympathy.

Christian Origins in Ephesus and Asia Minor – 2nd Edition

8 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Mark Fairchild

The second updated and expanded edition of Christian Origins in Ephesus and Asia Minor just came out. In the second edition Fairchild added new cities and updated new archaeological information on some of the sites. The hardbound copy is published by Hendrickson Press and is available online or you can order …

All Campus Off Campus

29 Aug 2017 | Posted By: SGA

Hello, SGA is looking for faculty and staff members who would be interested in being drivers to and from ACOC and hanging out with students. ACOC is a retreat hosted by SGA each year for the student body, and we are continuing the tradition of having faculty and staff involved. …

Sports News


18 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester women’s basketball team cruised to a 59-38 win over Goshen College Wednesday night at Platt Arena. The W completes the series sweep over GC with Huntington’s first win, a 51-44 decision, dating back to November 21. While it was a game that favored the hosts the entire evening, …


17 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

After nearly a two-month break, the Forester bowling teams were back in action over the weekend at the Buckeye Baker Classic. This tournament featured 36 baker games before cutting to the top four for match play where both teams were outstanding. The HU men brought home the championship while the …


17 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Wednesday’s Crossroads League clash was one for the books as Konner Platt drained a triple as time expired in overtime to lift the Huntington men’s basketball team past Goshen College 100-97. It marks the second time this season the Foresters have needed an extra period to claim a win as …