Quick hits: Corby’s name goes uncalled in NWSL 2017 Draft
Corby’s name goes uncalled in NWSL 2017 Draft
In the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League Draft, only 40 names were called and each pick came from a Division I school. Former midfielder for the Grand Valley State women’s soccer team Marti Corby was left off the list of draftees.
Corby was one of 184 players eligible for this year’s draft. With only 10 teams in the league with four picks each, the fight for a spot on a team was highly competitive. Wisconsin midfielder Rose Lavelle went No. 1 overall, and USC had five players drafted.
Corby was a two-time NSCAA Player of the Year at the Division II level and finished her career after the 2016 season. She led GVSU to four consecutive NCAA National Championship games, winning three of the appearances.
She ended her career as the program’s assist leader with 61, 16 more than the next closest player. Her 24 assists in the 2016 season led the nation. She also scored 61 goals during her career, making her the third-highest point-scorer in GVSU history with 183, one point behind Mirela Tutundzic for second.
Women’s club hockey routs Ohio State
The Grand Valley State women’s hockey club’s offense exploded against Ohio State Saturday, Jan. 14. The Lakers won the game 8-0 to move to 9-6-3 on the season.
The Lakers dominated puck possession and offensive opportunities. GVSU outshot the Buckeyes 68 to 8 in the three periods, giving goalie Morgan Lang an easy night in net.
Two different Lakers scored hat tricks in the game, forwards Megyn Beebe and Kendra Myers. Beebe completed her hat trick late in the second period, and Myers finished hers halfway through the third. Myers also assisted on two of Beebe’s goals. Myers leads the team in points with 26 and assists (13), and Beebe leads the team with 12 goals.
The Lakers have the eighth most wins in the national league, ahead of Lindenwood-Belleville and behind Colorado.
Shooting club participates in Camp Perry Open
The Grand Valley State shooting club participated in the two-day Civilian Marksmanship Program Camp Perry Open at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Port Clinton, Ohio Saturday, Jan. 14 and Sunday, Jan. 15. It was the club’s 11th competition so far this season.
The Lakers sent four shooters to the event, along with the head coach Cameron Zwart and assistant coach Gerry Cooke who also participated. Both coaches had the highest scores on the team, but the players were not far behind.
Out of a possible 600 points, Zwart posted a 549 and 545 in two days. Cooke scored a 521 and 524, with freshman Joseph Lentine just behind. Lentine scored a 516 and 523 in two days.
The three other shooters, Sidney Selvig (503, 466), Christian Yap (484, 481) and Stephen Thomas (415, 371), all showed off their marksmanship skills during the event.