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November 22, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The turkey and stuffing will be that much better this year for the Forester women’s basketball team as they head into Thanksgiving break riding a seven-game win streak after squeaking past Goshen College (1-7, 0-1) Tuesday night at Gunden Gymnasium 51-44 on opening night of league play.

It wasn’t one of HU’s best outings of the season but composure was once again key for Culler’s crew. After trailing for all but a handful of possessions through the first 36 minutes, the Foresters finally took a lead that lasted, 47-44, with 3:31 to go.

Huntington managed just two triples on the night but both came at critical times in the fourth. The first, a bomb in the corner by Maddie Richer, snapped a Goshen 7-0 run midway through the frame to force the game’s fifth deadlock.

The second long ball proved to be the game-winner as it gave Huntington its permanent lead. After causing Goshen to cough up the ball for the 20th time, Richer found Hailey Krewald spotted up at the top of the key for the 47-44 go ahead.

Sarah Fryman then scored the game’s final four points to secure her team’s first conference win. Those four points capped off an 11-point fourth quarter performance by the 5-9 forward who certainly would have been voted MVP of the comeback if such an award existed.

Defense has been key to Huntington’s success this season and tonight was no different as they held their hosts scoreless the final four minutes. The Foresters have limited their opponents to 14 points or less per quarter for 12 consecutive quarters, giving up an average of 41.7 points over those three games.

On this particular night, HU allowed just 16 field goals on 32.0 percent shooting. They also forced 22 Maple Leaf turnovers for 15 points at the other end of the floor.

Offense, on the other hand, did not come so easy for Huntington. Their first lead of the contest came with two minutes left in the third when Brooke Saylor scored down low for a 31-29 advantage, as the visitors would just as soon forget those first 28 minutes. They went on to enjoy the lead the rest of the quarter and beginning of the fourth and then turned the lead back over to Goshen before finally taking charge in the waning minutes when it mattered most.

Fryman finished with 16 points for HU. Saylor posted her third straight double double with 11 points and game-best 12 boards. Sam Hammel and Cindy In’t Groen each added seven points while Richer finished with five points and dished out a game-best four assists.

Carley O’Neal was the only Goshen starter to finish in double digits with 11 points while Donnae Lipinski and Claire Rauck came off the bench to add ten and nine points respectively. Keyaira Murff topped her team in rebounds with 11 to go along with three steals and a block. Murff currently ranks 16th in the NAIA in total blocks with 12.

HU (7-1, 1-0) now has a break until November 29 when they host Bethel at 7:00 p.m.

This Week in HU Sports

November 20, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on This Week in HU Sports Posted By: Sandy Marion


Tues. Nov. 21 – W. Basketball @ Goshen College @ 6PM
Tues. Nov. 21 – M. Basketball @ Goshen College @ 8PM
Sat-Sun. Nov.25-26 – Bowling @ Team Match Games; St. Clair Bowl; Fairview Heights, IL

Go Foresters!!


November 20, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

After enjoying as much as an eight-point lead in the second half, the HU men’s basketball team couldn’t hang on as Clarke University outlasted the Foresters 87-79 on Friday afternoon of the Grace College Terry Polston Hoops for Hope Classic.

Andrew Yoder gave Huntington the eight-point lead, its largest advantage of the day, when he drained his fifth triple at the 14:32 mark of the final stanza for a 55-47 advantage. Unfortunately, the Foresters got stuck on 55 for the next three minutes to which the Crusaders made them pay by reeling off 11 points to seize the lead at 58-55.

Clarke gradually pulled away after that, extending the lead to seven by the midway point and pushing it to 13, 79-66, with four minutes remaining. The Foresters made one final push behind seven points from Mike Bush to slice the lead to six at 83-77 with 45 ticks remaining but the Crusaders relied on the free throw line to keep their distance until the clock expired.

The first half was back and forth, featuring three ties and four lead changes with HU holding the upper hand to close out period. With the score knotted at 35s with just over a minute left, Yoder dropped in a three and Trevor Lockwood converted a pair of freebies for a 40-35 HU advantage heading into intermission.

Clarke’s Ernest Bolden came out of the locker room on a mission to pour in eight of his game-high 22 points within the opening two minutes of the second frame to give his team a 43-40 lead.

But it didn’t take HU long to counter as they made good on their next three possessions – a pair of free tosses by Mason Coverstone and two long balls, first from Tyler Arens and then another by Yoder – on their way to building the aforementioned eight-point lead that the Crusaders quickly erased on their way to the eight-point W.

After connecting on 48.5 percent of their shots through the opening 20 minutes (16-for-33), the Foresters cooled off in the second period to finish 40.9 percent for the game (27-for-66). HU committed 13 turnovers to Clarke’s 15 while the Crusaders out-battled Huntington on the glass 45-35.

Yoder finished with a team-best 20 points. Tyler Arens finished with 18 points and three blocks. Bush added 16 points and handed out eight dimes while Devon Merder logged the game’s only double double with 11 points and ten boards.

The Crusaders capitalized on 48.5 percent of their shots by going 33-for-68 from the field which included knocking down ten of their 22 three-pointers. In addition to Bolden’s 22 points, Jazz Bajwa, Tyler Meier and Haris Takes each tossed in 15 points while Pindo Drammeh threw in ten.

With this loss, Huntington drops to 3-4 on the year. They head back to Grace tomorrow to face Grace Bible College at noon.


November 20, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

After a slow start, the Huntington women’s basketball ran away with a 78-40 win over Wright State University Lake (0-6) Friday night of their own tournament. With this win, the Foresters (5-1) extend their win streak to five and advance to the championship game of the tourney where they will take on IU Southeast at 3:00 p.m.

After putting up just nine points through the opening ten minutes, HU more than doubled that in the first three minutes of the second quarter.

Cindy In’t Groen made sure her team trended in the right direction by scoring within the opening ten seconds of the quarter after which Sam Hammel drained a three followed by two more from Maddie Richer to turn Huntington’s 10-9 deficit into a 20-12 advantage by the 6:43 mark.

Culler’s crew never looked back after that to grow the lead to 19, 34-15, by halftime. The gap widened to 33 after three quarters of play and finished as a 38-point difference, HU’s largest margin of victory so far this season.

Everyone saw action with ten different Foresters putting points on the board. It was a balanced attack with several individual performances highlighting the night. Richer finished with 12 points, all from deep, while dishing out a career-tying six assists.

Brooke Yoder came off the bench to toss in 11 points, which included scoring three buckets within a 75-second burst in the third quarter. Brooke Saylor also had an impressive third quarter by posting two old-fashioned three-point plays on her way to scoring ten points. She also hauled in a season-high 14 rebounds, six offensive, for her third double double of the year.

Freshman Alex Bope, in the first significant minutes of her young Forester career, erupted for ten points in the fourth quarter to round out HU’s double digit scoring. Hailey Krewald did a little bit of everything for Huntington to register eight points, four steals, three assists and three rebounds. Hammel put up nine points to go along with three steals and two assists.

HU finished 28-for-62 from the floor for 45.2 percent and 14-for-17 from the line for 82.4 percent. They crushed their visitors on the boards 44-24 which included 17 offensive rebounds for 23 second chance points. They also scored 22 points off 21 Laker turnovers.

Onyx Lopez led Wright State with a game-best 16 points while Nicole Fogt added 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Tonight was the first time these two programs have met during Coach Culler’s 32-year tenure.


November 20, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Junior Brooke Saylor had one of the best games of her career to lead the Forester women’s basketball team to a 61-41 victory over IU Southeast in the championship game of the HU Tournament on Saturday at Platt Arena.

The 5-10 forward did a little bit of everything for her team by posting 16 points, 16 rebounds, four blocks and three assists which made her the easy pick as the tournament MVP.

IU Southeast entered the afternoon averaging nearly 85 points but the Foresters weren’t having it as they held their visitors to half that by limiting the Grenadiers to just 13 field goals on 23.2 percent shooting and forcing 15 turnovers. 41 points is IUSE’s lowest output since November of 2008 when they lost to Lindsey Wilson 53-40.

Offense didn’t come particularly easy for Huntington either as they scored 15 points below their season average but Culler’s crew still managed to hold a lead for all but two ties throughout the 40-minute contest. The game’s only two deadlocks came within two minutes of each other – at the end of the first quarter and start of the second.

Baylee Kreuger’s quick score to open the second forced an 11-11 tie but back-to-back buckets by Cindy In’t Groen gave HU a permanent lead of 15-11 at the 8:04 mark. The Foresters would go on to manufacture an 8-0 run at the end of the quarter, four by Sam Hammel in the last minute of play, to take a 31-21 halftime lead.

The Grenadiers chopped the lead to six at 34-28 four minutes into the third quarter but would get no closer compliments of six straight points by Saylor to push the lead back to double digits where it would stay the rest of the way.

The lead stood at 12 points after three quarters and only swelled after that. It was déjà vu from the second quarter as IUSE scored on the opening possession of the fourth after which In’t Groen scored twice, this time on back-to-back dump downs from Casey Morton, for a 48-34 Huntington advantage. The Grenadiers managed just seven points after that while HU continued to roll to blow the game wide open by the final buzzer.

In addition to Saylor’s 16 points, Sarah Fryman added ten points to go along with three assists and two steals. Hailey Krewald also chipped in ten points while collecting five rebounds and two steals. Hammel rounded out HU’s double digit scoring with ten points as well.

As a team, Culler’s crew shot 46.6 percent from the field (27-for-58). They secured 44 rebounds, 12 offensive which led to 16 second chance points, to IUSE’s 34.

The Foresters have won five of the seven times they’ve done battle with the Grenadiers under Culler’s leadership.

HU (6-1) will take their six-game win streak into their conference opener on Tuesday at Goshen.


November 20, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Junior Tyler Arens drained two quick threes in overtime to will the Forester men’s basketball team to a 79-71 win over Grace Bible College Saturday afternoon of the Grace College Terry Polston Hoops for Hope Classic.

Arens’ back-to-back long balls came 90 seconds into the extra period to turn HU’s one-point disadvantage into a 72-67 lead. Andrew Yoder and Konner Platt each scored after that to keep a two-possession advantage that the Foresters were able to then ride out for the win as Platt’s crew iced the game at the free throw line.

Arens’ heroics along with his play throughout the weekend landed him a spot on the All-Tournament Team.

Saturday was a game of spurts with Huntington ultimately having the final say. The Tigers enjoyed the lead, by as many as seven points, through the opening nine minutes before it toggled back and forth for a few minutes with Grace Bible on top 23-22 at the 7:25 mark of the first half.

Over the next four minutes, Huntington erupted for 13 points, nine of those points coming from long range, to take the game’s first double-digit lead of 35-25 with three minutes to go in the half. The common denominator during HU’s run was its playmaker Mike Bush. The 5-7 senior scored once while assisting the other four buckets as the Foresters went on to take a 39-30 lead into the locker room.

Bush finished the frame with nine points and just as many assists to carry HU offensively through the first twenty minutes.

Huntington’s lead slowly evaporated in the second half as the Tigers knotted things up at 46-46 by the 13:32 mark and then surged ahead by one, 50-49, 90 seconds later. Yoder drilled a three, Huntington’s third of the half and ninth of the game, at the midway point of the period to give his team a brief two-point tilt before GBC reclaimed it.

Huntington would take the lead one more time in regulation as they trailed the rest of the way until Konner Platt found the bottom of the net on a long ball with 19 ticks remaining to deadlock things at 65-65 and extend the game to overtime where Arens stepped up to score seven of his team-leading 18 points for the W.

Arens was one of three Foresters to log seven rebounds with Devon Merder and Trevor Lockwood being the other two. Merder also chipped in ten points as did Bush who handed out 14 assists as well. Yoder and Konner Platt added 13 points apiece.

Thirteen of Huntington’s 30 field goals were from deep which proved to be the difference in the game as the Tigers also finished with 30 field goals but connected on just seven beyond the arc. Neither team shot the ball particularly well from the charity stripe, with both shooting under 50.0 percent, as HU managed just six points from the line, three coming at the end of OT, to GBC’s four.

Brandon Winchester-Jones topped the Tigers with 19 points and four assists. Adam Rayner tossed in 15 while Grant Garrison and Adam Kregel each added 12.

With this win, HU evens up their record at 4-4. Platt’s crew now turns their attention to league play where they open up at Goshen on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.

Drop In Soccer

November 20, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on Drop In Soccer Posted By: Sandy Marion

Come join the fun of some Drop In Soccer!


November 15, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Crossroads League announced its 2017 Men’s Soccer All-conference honorees and among the list were junior Matheus Louzada and freshman Jake Erlandson.

In addition to earning First Team All-Conference accolades, Louzada was tabbed the best midfielder in the league as voted on by the Crossroads League coaches. This fall marks the first time the conference has awarded a Midfielder of the Year badge.

The Brazilian has established himself as one of the most dangerous scorers in the league as he wrapped up the season with a team-leading eight goals and eight assists for 24 points which lands him 4th among his conference peers in goals per game (.47), 2nd in assists per game (.47) and 3rd in points per game (1.41).

To date, Louzada has 16 career goals, seven of which were game-winners, to go along with 18 assists for 50 points.

“Matheus had an incredible season. He is one of those players who, at any given time, can create something special for his teammates and himself,” said Coach Lawson. “On the field he is a no nonsense player demanding the best from himself and his teammates which has been great to see develop in his game as well.

“Being named the league’s Midfielder of the Year is a deserving reward for the type of year he had. Matheus is all about winning and having this program playing at an elite level and I would say mission accomplished.”

Erlandson (Dayton Christian HS) was one of two defenders named Second Team All-Conference. As the center back, the rookie anchored a backline that gave up an average of one goal per night in league play and on the year, posted nine clean sheets, which included holding opponents scoreless over their last four contests.

The Waynesville (Ohio) native was also a threat offensively as he found back netting six times, second on the team in scoring only to Louzada.

“We knew Jake was going to make a smooth transition to the collegiate game with his grit and fearlessness which has allowed his soccer ability and soccer IQ to compete at a very high level as a freshman,” said Lawson.

“He performed at an elite level this year and it is great to see one of our defenders being recognized for the body of work our defense did. Jake helped raise the bar this season with a phenomenal nine clean sheets and a goal against average of 0.81.”

The Foresters finished fourth in the CL standings with a 5-2-5 record and advanced to the semis of the tournament before falling to Spring Arbor University in a shootout. HU wrapped up the year with an overall record of 10-4-5.

“For the first time in a couple of decades we averaged 2.0 goals per game and posted double digit wins. Out of the 19 games played this year, we got 15 results which is a great accomplishment as well,” said Lawson.


November 15, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester men’s basketball team hit the road for the first time this year to cruise to a 92-68 win over Wright State University Lake Tuesday night at the Auglaize-Mercer County YMCA. The 24-point spread is HU’s largest margin of victory to date this season.

It was a night where all of Coach Platt’s crew saw action with five Foresters logging double digits. Tyler Arens led the visitors with 25 points on 9-for-13 shooting which included knocking down three of his four three-pointers. He also corralled 12 rebounds, five of which were offensive, to enjoy game-high rebounding honors as well.

Just like Arens, Konner Platt and Mason Coverstone each canned three triples on their way to scoring 18 and 17 points respectively. Mike Bush added ten points in addition to doling out a game-best eight assists. Trevor Lockwood came off the bench to toss in ten points, grab six boards and swat two shots.

The Foresters shot nearly 57 percent from the field by going 33-for-58 for their best shooting performance of the year while limiting the Lakers to just 39.5 percent (32-for-81). HU also won the battle of the boards 40-35 but it was Wright State who took better care of the ball by committing eight turnovers to Huntington’s 17.

After playing even with their hosts through the opening ten minutes, the Foresters turned up the heat to jet out to a 47-34 advantage by halftime. The second half was more of the same as Platt’s crew outscored the Lakers by 11 to blow the game wide open for the lopsided win.

Wright State was led by Isaac Clay with 13 points off the bench. Quincy Green and Zakarius Milhouse also subbed in to score 11 and ten points respectively as the Lakers’ bench accounted for 43 of their team’s 68 points.

HU has beaten the Lakers three times over the last three years by an average of 29.3 points.

With this win, the Foresters improve to 3-3 on the year. Next up is the Terry Polston Hoops for Hope Classic hosted by Grace College over the weekend. The Foresters will face Clarke University on Friday at 4:00 p.m. before taking on Grace Bible College at noon on Saturday.


November 15, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on BOWLING Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

It was a good weekend for the Huntington University bowling program. Things started off with newly signed recruit Lucas Schutt bowling his first 300 game, followed by Dylan Herring signing his letter of intent to bowl for HU next season.

The Foresters rode the momentum into the Raider Classic where the varsity men rallied on Sunday to end up 6th out of 27 teams while the JV men claimed 6th out of 14 teams. Up against three of the top five teams in the country, the HU women were on fire all weekend to finish 3rd out of 25 teams.

In addition to the team’s success, the weekend was that much sweeter because Lily Rutherford and Brianna Fish earned varsity and JV individual all-tournament honors respectively.

Coach Mike Shockey was ecstatic about his team’s performance. “This was easily one of the best weekends we have had has a whole team that I can remember.”

The Forester men were led by Justin Coleman who averaged 215 over the course of the five-team games on Saturday.

“If it wasn’t for a subpar last game, Justin most likely would have earned his first all-tournament team honor,” said Shockey. “We made a few small changes with Justin’s game recently and it has really worked well for him. He was solid all weekend and made great shots when we needed them.”

Huntington ended Saturday with a five-team game total of 4,881 which left them in 10th place. Sunday was certainly a new day for the Foresters as they came out determined to make up ground on the leaders and move up the standings. They shot a score of 4120 for 20 baker games on Sunday which was the fourth highest pin fall total on the day to finish 6th – the highest finish for HU this season.

“I think Saturday night was the key to our performance on Sunday,” said Shockey. “We spent time at the hotel eating some tasty desserts and sharing stories about the team in the past. It really ended up being a really good bonding experience for the team that led to us being relaxed and ready Sunday morning.”

The JV men’s team was paced by Jordan Herring who averaged 198 for five games. Their 6th place finish is the best performance for the JV team this season.

Shockey was also pleased with the play of Jordan hails from Springfield, Ohio. “He has been putting in lots of work on his game and to see it come together at a tournament so close to home was great.
The HU women posted a score of 4,555 on Saturday for the 5th spot in the standings. After a slow start on Sunday, they turned it around to shoot a score of 3,749 for 20 baker games – enough to move into 3rd place and earn a spot in the matchplay round.

The matchplay format featured the top four teams each bowling one game on four different lanes with the top two teams moving onto the championship match. The ladies bowled well on a tough shot, but fell 18 pins short of the championship round.

“Jeff and I are really proud of the girls and their bowling this weekend,” said Shockey. “They have been gaining confidence with each tournament and hopefully this continues into the rest of the season. It was exciting watching the ladies go toe to toe with the three of the best and highest ranked teams in the country.”

Lily Rutherford had a tremendous weekend for the Foresters. She averaged a Huntington University record of 225.2 for five games to win the singles portion of the Raider Classic. The New Castle native scored a five-game total of 1,126 with games of 212, 254, 196, 227, and 237 to out average second place by 15 pins per game.

“We are all really proud of Lily and her bowling for the weekend,” said Shockey. “She absolutely dominated and really showed what she is capable of.”

Brianna Fish also had an excellent outing to win the singles portion of the JV women’s tournament. She averaged 191 for five games with scores of 169, 182, 242, 194, and 172.

“Brianna has put a lot of work into her game over the last two years and the process of making those changes are starting to pay off,” said Shockey. “Her consistency and shot making is getting better every week.”

Next up for Shockey’s crew is the National Collegiate Team Match Games in Fairview Heights, Ill., on November 25-26.

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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. …

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Annual Pink Out!

19 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Sandy Marion

Next Saturday, January 27 at 1:00 PM is the Women’s Basketball Annual PINK OUT! Help us PAINT THE GYM PINK in honor of area Survivors and to help in the fight against breast cancer! Pink-Out t-shirts will be available for purchase at the game with proceeds benefiting the Vera Bradley …


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 …