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October 23, 2017 Sports Comments Off on This Week in Forester Sports Posted By: Sandy Marion

Oct. 25– W. Soccer vs Marian University @ 4:00 PM
Oct. 26 – W. Basketball (Scrimmage) vs Trine University @ 7:00 PM
Oct. 27 – Volleyball vs Mt. Vernon Nazarene University @ 7:00 PM
Oct. 28 – M. Soccer vs Taylor University @ 2:00 PM
Oct. 28 – M. Basketball (Scrimmage) vs Manchester University @ 1:00 PM


Oct. 23-24 – M. Golf @ Whistling Straits Intercollegiate Championship, Kohler, WI @ 9am/9am
Oct. 23-24 – W. Golf @ Whistling Straits Intercollegiate Championship, Kohler, WI @ 9am/9am
Oct. 25 – Volleyball @ Indiana Wesleyan University @ 7:00 PM
Oct. 25 – M. Soccer @ Marian University @ 7:00 PM
Oct. 28 – Volleyball @ Marian University @ 3:00 PM
Oct. 28 – W. Soccer @ Taylor @ 7:00 PM

Go Foresters!!


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

The Huntington men’s soccer team took an early lead Saturday night at Morey Field only to have it slip away by halftime to suffer a 3-1 loss to the #RV Pilots of Bethel College.

After a foul just outside the Bethel penalty area twenty minutes into the game, freshman Jake Erlandson blasted the free kick into the back of the net for a 1-0 advantage. The lead stuck for twenty minutes until Bethel equalized off a set piece. Minutes later and right before intermission, the Pilots struck again for the go-ahead.

Huntington continued to challenge the lead but BC made sure to secure their third league win in its last four outings by adding a third goal with ten minutes to go for the 3-1 final. With this win, Bethel improves to 10-4-2 overall, 4-2-1 in league play. The Foresters (7-4-4) are now sitting in sixth place with a 3-2-2 CL record, half a game behind Bethel and two other teams tied for third.

Both squads finished with 11 shots with HU registering seven on target to Bethel’s five. Troy Hester took the loss in goal for Huntington.

“There were moments tonight where we played extremely well,” said Coach Lawson. “We found space in between their lines to create quality chances.

“Unfortunately we gave a quality side life and they punished us. We will be better on Wednesday.”

The Foresters road trip to Indianapolis on Wednesday to take on Marian at 7:00 p.m.


October 23, 2017 Sports Comments Off on CROSS COUNTRY Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Running against some of the best competition in the Midwest, the Huntington men’s cross country team finished 19th out of 24 teams at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge hosted by Aquinas College Saturday afternoon while the Forester women did not score as a team.

HU turned in a team time of 2:22:45.06 with Adrien Gentie leading the way by finishing 64th out of 285 runners in 27:04. Elijah Chesterman was next for the Foresters, clocking in at 27:50 for 91st place. Kevin Moser posted a time of 28:37 to claim 114th. Kody Ahrens (29:32) and Zach McIntyre (29:40) finished 130th and 131st respectively to round out the scoring for the Foresters.

Other runners for Huntington included Codi Wiersema (29:49), CJ Robertson (29:52), Cody Feisel (30:24), Elston Jones (30:31), Justin Ayers (31:14) and Joseph Landon (37:05).

The HU women only had four runners compete with Aspen Dirr running to 55th place out of 253 runners in 19:48. Rachael Smelser registered a time of 23:10 for 205th place. Bianca Tisdale finished 217th in 23:38 while MacKenzie Bobeck ran a 24:01 for 223rd place.

The Foresters have a two-week break until the Crossroads League Championships slated for November 4th in Carmel, Ind.


October 19, 2017 Sports 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 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 19, 2017 Sports 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 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 18, 2017 Sports 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 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.

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Campus Ministries


15 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Norris Friesen

HU is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, November 15, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Dining Commons, upper level. Students who volunteer to donate blood will be entered into a drawing for one of three $20 gift cards. Walk-ins are welcome. Thank you for your support.

Volunteer Hours

14 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Friesen Center

Don’t forget to submit your volunteer hours online. You can do that through the student portal by going to Students, Friesen Center and then click on Submit Volunteer Hours… it is that simple 🙂 Thank you!!!


14 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Norris Friesen

Students who donate blood on Wednesday, November 15, will be entered into a drawing for one of three $20 gift cards. The blood drive is from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Please sign up in the DC over lunch or dinner this week. Walk-in donors are also welcome. Thank you …


GobbleGrams For Sale!

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Alpha Gamma Pi

Looking for a chance to thank your fellow HU students and staff this Thanksgiving season? Then get them a cookie Gobblegram Thursday & Friday during DC dinner! Just give the name and place of the person you are sending the gram to, write them a message, and pick the cookies …

Habecker Dining Services & Norms – Thanksgiving Break Hours

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Chartwells Food Services

Monday November 20, 2017- All Campus Thanksgiving Dinner 5:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Meals swipe will be accepted or cash or credit. Tuesday November 21,2017 – Habecker Dining Hours – 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Norms November 21,2017 – Will close at 2:00 PM Monday November 27,2017- Habecker Dining Commons …

RichLyn Library Thanksgiving hours

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Anita Gray

The Library will close for the Thanksgiving Holiday: Tuesday, November 21 at 6:00 pm. The library will re-open Sunday, November 26 at 6:00 pm – MIDNIGHT. End of the semester hours are then implemented for the next two weeks: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – Midnight; Friday, 8:00 am – …

Student Activities

Global Vision Meeting TODAY

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Katlyn Miller

Calling all students interested in missions! Global Vision will be meeting TODAY in the Forester Room in the Lower D.C. from 12-1. Justin Siemens, a HU alum, will be speaking about his coffee shop English ministry in Taiwan. Come out to hear more about what God is doing around our …

Discounted Pacers Tickets!!

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Morgan McCloughan

Are you interested in a night out with friends, family, or other students on campus? The Salesmanship students are selling discounted Pacers tickets, they can be purchased at http://www.pacersgroups.com/huntington/smith If you’re interested click the link and buy away! PROMO CODE: HUSMITH

Native American Heritage Month

16 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Multicultural Activities Council

This month MAC is celebrating Native American Heritage! Come out on the 19th of November to hear Mr. Robert Miller share about his heritage. There will be food and discussion so come on out and invite your friends! Let’s learn about and celebrate the first people of the United States!


Huntington University Female Major Choice Survey

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Emma Reese

We’re conducting research on college major choices of female Huntington University undergraduate students over the age of 18. We’d love to hear your opinions on this topic. This will help us to understand what areas different departments can improve upon. The survey should only take 5 minutes. You can only …

Thanksgiving Break, Final Exam, Etc.

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Cathy Trout

Thanksgiving Break is November 22, 23 and 24, and final exams are the week of December 11. Students should not plan to leave campus early for travel purposes. Our policy states that unless it is a family emergency, students are expected to attend classes the week prior to the break …

Honors Lecture Featuring Dr. Jeff Webb, Monday November 20th at 8pm

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Todd Martin

Join us Monday November 20, 2017, at 8pm to hear Dr. Jeff Webb present a special segment of the Honors Lecture series which focuses on “works in progress.” He will be speaking on his work that focuses on “Researching and Writing About Environment, Space, and Place in Indiana. The lecture …


Student Satisfaction Inventory™ (SSI) invitation is in your HU E-mail

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Scott Raymond

DON’T FORGET TO DO THE SSI! In appreciation for your completing the ON-LINE survey linked in your e-mail, your name will be entered into a random drawing, before Thanksgiving Break (potential gas money!), to possibly receive $100.00 in cash, $50.00 in cash, or one of four $25.00 cash awards. We …

See David Phelps: $18

17 Nov 2017

LAST CALL! If you love Christmas music, get your ticket to see David Phelps in concert in the MCA on December 8! The student price: $18! That ticket price only lasts until Friday (11.17.17) at 5pm, so get your tickets now! In order to purchase your student ticket, you must …

Meal Plans for Spring 2018

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Student Life

Sophomore-Seniors: If you have registered for classes for spring 2018, you may make changes to your meal plan.  Please verify on the portal https://my.huntington.edu/ICS/Students/Student_Life/Meal_Plan_Changes/ that you are on the correct meal plan.  Changes to your meal plan for spring may be made until Thursday, February 1st.   No changes are …