HANCOCK - Hockey players Cam Goude and Kelly Poelstra were named Finlandia University Male and Female Athletes of the Year at the school's annual awards ceremony Thursday.
Goude, a senior forward from St. Paul, Minn., had three goals and three assists in 21 games for the Lions and had a career total of 10 goals and 12 assists in 82 career games.
Goude also received the Lion Award for men's hockey. Each program gives out a Lion Award to the player who best represents Finlandia athletics ideals.
Poelstra, a senior forward from Baltimore, Ontario, recorded a goal and four assists this season and seven goals and 11 assists for her four-year career. She received the Lion Award for women's hockey and was also named co-most valuable player with goaltender Breanna Hynes.
Each team presents an MVP, a most improved player, a Lion Award and an Academic Excellence Award for the player with the highest grade-point average.
Spring sports teams will hand out their season awards in the fall.
Women's volleyball - Academic Excellence: Lindsey Usitalo.
Women's cross country - MVP: Michelle Wood, Most Improved: Hailey Gervais; Lion and Academic Excellence: Kelsey Norz
Women's soccer - MVP: Jessica Ingold, Most Improved: Elizaveta Monakhova; Lion: Hillary Guynn; Academic Excellence: Monakhova.
Men's soccer - MVP: Adam Arthur, Most Improved: Brett Deiter; Lion: Nic Hendrickson; Academic Excellence: Arthur.
Men's golf - MVP: Mark Gauthier; Most Improved: Robert Niemi; Lion and Academic Excellence: Dylan Peterson
Women's hockey - MVP: Kelly Poelstra and Breanna Hynes; Most Improved: Abby Gallaher and Alexandra Chutskoff; Lion: Poelstra; Academic Excellence: Elizaveta Monakhova.
Men's hockey - MVP: Troy Chandler; Most Improved: Andrew Huckleby; Lion: Cam Goude; Academic Excellence: Scott Vargas, Shigenobu Kakudate.
Women's basketball - MVP: Marissa Burke; Most Improved - Brierra Ruska, Lion: Kaylin Rajala, Academic Excellence: Burke.
Men's basketball - MVP: Jonathan Moore, Most Improved: Craig Raasio, Lion: Darryl Brown, Academic Excellence: Matt Strong.