Traverse City Record-Eagle


November 6, 2012

Sports in Brief: 11/06/2012

SF's Wilson a Heisman winner

TRAVERSE CITY — St. Francis' Dan Wilson was announced Monday as one of 12 Michigan winner for the Wendy's High School Heisman.

Wilson was chosen from 45,000 applicants, surviving rounds that narrowed contenders to one male and one female winner from each school, and then to Michigan's group of 20 state finalists.

Wilson will compete against winners from other regions across the country for a chance to be named one of 12 national finalists, who will be featured during a televised ceremony on ESPN networks, and receive gold medals and $2,000 awards for their high schools. One male and one female national winner will each receive a crystal High School Heisman trophy, a $500 gift card, and $10,000 gift to their high school.

Wilson was part of St. Francis' No. 1 doubles tennis flight — along with Tanner Hobbs — that advanced to the Division 4 state quarterfinals. He also plays lacrosse for the TC Crusaders.

Macdonell earns academic honor

KALAMAZOO — Traverse City native and Kalamazoo College goalkeeper Dane Macdonell was selected to the 2012 Academic All-District 6 Men's Soccer team.

Macdonell now advances to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration. District 6 includes Division III schools in states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Macdonell is the lone goalkeeper on the team.

A senior from Traverse City, Macdonell carries a 3.92 cumulative GPA as an economics major. Entering Thursday's MIAA semifinal contest, Macdonell had a 1.53 goals against average with five shutouts in 15 games played.

Macdonell has posted GAAs of 1.29 and 1.20 the previous two seasons for the Hornets.

Van Wormer wins NAHL honor

SAULT STE. MARIE — Traverse City native Jared Van Wormer won the North American Hockey League's North Division Star of the Week honor after putting up four points in Sault Ste. Marie's weekend sweep of Janesville.

Van Wormer, a former Traverse City Central and Traverse City North Stars standout, had a goal and two assists in a 4-1 victory over the Jets Saturday and the only goal in a 1-0 win the previous day.

Van Wormer not only leads the Eagles in scoring this season with 24 points, but he is leading the NAHL in assists with 18 and is tied for second in scoring (24 points) and 14th in +/- rating (+10).

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