Charlevoix County athletes competing at the college level

sports - webChris Graber

Special to the Boyne City Gazette

SPOTLIGHT

• Eric Buday (Charlevoix 2011) clinched the No.1 performance for the Michigan State University men’s cross country program at the Eastern Michigan University Fall Classic by finishing 29th with a time of 15 minutes, 54 seconds on the 5,000-meter course on Oct. 24 in Ypsilanti.

The meet was not scored.

• Molly Jeakle (Charlevoix 2012) captured the No. 2 performance for the Michigan State University women’s cross country program at the Eastern Michigan University Fall Classic by ending 18th with a time of 18:19.9.

• Taylor Smith (Charlevoix 2011) contributed two assists, two shots on goal and one goal as a forward for the Northern Michigan University women’s soccer program (7-8-1, 5-6 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) in a 7-0 sweep at home of Tiffin University (2-15, 1-10 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) on Oct. 17 in Marquette.

For the year, the senior’s compiled 16 appearances and two starts to produce 13 shots, 11 shots on goal, two assists and one goal.

FOOTBALL

• Trever Kruzel (Boyne City 2011) recorded two tackles and one tackle for loss as a starting defensive lineman for Northern Michigan University (2-6, 1-6 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) in a 33-30 victory at home against Wayne State University (4-4, 3-4 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) on Oct. 18 in Marquette.

On Oct. 25, the senior followed by posting two tackles in a 44-14 loss at Ashland University (7-1, 7-1 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) in Ashland, Ohio.

For the season, he’s compiled 44 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

Offensively, he’s added 10 yards on one reception.

• Ben Walton (East Jordan 2014) is a 6-foot, 250-pound defensive lineman for Northwood University, which fell to 4-4 overall and 3-4 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play after a 16-14 loss at Saginaw Valley State University (2-6, 2-5 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) on Oct. 25 in University Center.

• Kolbi Shumaker (Boyne City 2011) posted 50 yards on three kick returns and recorded one tackle as a defensive back for Alma College (2-5, 0-4 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) in a 33-7 loss at home on Oct. 25 in Alma.

For the year, the senior’s compiled 118 yards on eight kick returns and 23 yards on six punt returns.

Defensively, he’s tallied three tackles.

• Tanner Catt (Charlevoix 2013) contributed three tackles and one tackle for loss as a defensive back for Hope College against Alma College.

For the season, the sophomore’s totaled four appearances.

Bryan Wonski (Boyne City 2011) posted his first reception of the season for a 25-yard gain as a starting tight end for Alma College against Hope College.

For the season, the senior’s collected six appearances.

• Dustin Hejka (East Jordan 2014) is a 5-9, 150-pound wide receiver for Hope College.

• Zachary Wandrie (Boyne City 2014) is a 6-foot, 250-pound offensive lineman for Olivet College, which improved to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action after a 30-14 victory at home against Kalamazoo College (1-6, 1-2 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) on Oct. 25 in Olivet.

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

• Andrew Plude (Charlevoix 2012) tallies a personal best on 5,000-meter courses of 17 minutes, 8.5 seconds for Saginaw Valley State University as the Cardinals head to compete at the Tiffin University hosted Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships on Nov. 1 in Tiffin, Ohio.

MEN’S SOCCER

• Ben Myers (Charlevoix 2011) collected his second appearance of the season as a midfielder for Michigan State University (9-3-4, 3-1-2 Big Ten Conference) in a 4-0 sweep at home of Western Michigan University (8-4-4, 2-0-1 Mid-American Conference) on Oct. 15 in East Lansing.

VOLLEYBALL

• Jenna Way (Charlevoix 2012) provided two digs as a setter for Ferris State University (16-5, 13-1 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) in a 3-2 victory at home against Grand Valley State University (17-4, 13-1 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) on Oct. 28 in Big Rapids.

For the year, the junior’s totaled 12 digs and one ace.