Top HeadlinesWednesday, December 18, 2013 2013 NSCAA Men's College Division Scholar All-America Teams
Calvin College junior Travis Vegter has been named named a second team National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America Scholar-Athlete in the college division. A forward, Vegter (Hudsonville, MI/Unity Christian HS) is the first individual from Calvin to receive the award. To be named an NSCAA Scholar All-American, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale). The player must also start more than 50 percent of all games and be nominated by an institution that is a current NSCAA College Services member. This fall, Vegter stood out on the pitch, scoring 27 goals to go with six assists for a total of 60 points. He was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player and also to the All-MIAA first team. He was later named to the NSCAA Division III All-Central Region first team and last week, was named to the NSCAA Division III All-America second team.Friday, December 13, 2013 2013 NSCAA Division III Men's Soccer All-America Teams
Calvin College junior Travis Vegter has been named a second team Division III All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as sponsored by Continental Tire. The award was announced earlier this morning. A native of Hudsonville and a graduate of Hudsonville Unity Christian High School, Vegter is receiving Divison III All-America honors for the first time. A forward, Vegter tallied a team-leading 27 goals and 60 points this fall while also receiving credit for six assists. Four of his goals were game-winners during the season. Last month, Vegter was named to the Capital One Division III Academic All-America first team for achieving high marks in the classroom. He is the first individual in Calvin men’s soccer history to be named both an NSCAA Division III All-American and a Capital One Academic All-American.Wednesday, December 11, 2013
ALBION, Mich. – David L. Neilson, the commissioner of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association since 2002, has announced he will retire from the position at the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year. The announcement of Commissioner Neilson’s retirement came Tuesday from Dr. Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran, president of Kalamazoo College and vice chairwoman of the MIAA Presidents’ Council. He is the eighth and third-longest serving commissioner in the MIAA’s 126-year history. Commissioner Neilson and his wife, Karen, live in Royal Oak. They have four children and five grandchildren. The MIAA is the nation’s oldest collegiate athletic conference, founded in 1888. The MIAA consists of nine private colleges from Michigan and northern Indiana. Member institutions are Adrian College, Albion College, Alma College, Calvin College, Hope College, Kalamazoo College, Olivet College, Saint Mary’s College and Trine University.