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Finlandia Sports

Lions men’s basketball gives out team awards

HANCOCK — The 2019-20 Finlandia University men’s basketball team released their award winners. Dylan Underwood was named the Lions’ offensive player of the year. River Shumate was named the team’s Sixth Man. Joe Heinonen was named Most Improved. Kaleb Kirksey was named Defensive ...

Bostwick, Donnelly commit to FU hockey

HANCOCK — Houghton natives Kevin Bostwick and PJ Donnelly will be on the ice in 2020-21 for the Finlandia University men’s hockey team. It shouldn’t come as a surprise since the two played three years together at Houghton High School. Following graduation, Bostwick and Donnelly spent ...

15 Finlandia hockey players earn national academic honors

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Finlandia University men’s and women’s hockey were well represented on the Krampade / AHCA (American Hockey Coaches Association) Academic All-Stars. A total of 15 Lions earned recognition. To qualify, a student-athlete must have attained a 3.75 GPA for the fall ...

NCHA moves conference hockey season to 2021 start

HANCOCK — The Northern Collegiate Hockey Association announced today that it will be moving conference play to the 2021 calendar year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Finlandia is a member of the NCHA for both men’s and women’s hockey. Conference athletic directors made the ...

15 Lions earn WIAC academic honors

MADISON, Wis. — The Finlandia University baseball team had 15 players named to the WIAC 2019-20 Men’s Scholastic Honor Roll. To be eligible, student-athletes need to have a 3.00 G.P.A. or higher for the 2019-20 academi9c year. Making the honor roll was freshman John Brundage, freshman ...

Finlandia cancels all fall sports

HANCOCK — After careful consideration, Finlandia director of athletics Curtis Wittenberg has announced the cancellation of competition for the University’s fall teams (football, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball) for the fall 2020 season. While Finlandia’s fall teams will not ...

Dawson commits to Finlandia baseball

HANCOCK — James Dawson (Mount Horeb, Wis.) has committed to play for the Finlandia University baseball team. “I’m excited to add James to our incoming class. He is an infielder from Wisconsin,” Finlandia head coach Evan Brandt said. “James has a very high upside, both as a defensive ...

Larue commits to Finlandia baseball

HANCOCK — Brandon Larue (Crivitz, Wis.) has committed to play for the Finlandia University baseball team. “I’m excited to get Brandon from Milwaukee Area Technical College,” Finlandia head coach Evan Brandt said. “He is a pitcher that will provide leadership and stability to our ...

Abell commits to Lions

HANCOCK — Skylar Abell (Rock Falls, Ill.) has committed to play for the Finlandia University baseball team. “I’m happy to add Skylar to our incoming class. He is a pitcher from Illinois that will solidify our pitching staff,” Finlandia head coach Evan Brandt said. “Skylar is a high ...

Duprie commits to Finlandia baseball

HANCOCK — Dominic Duprie (Ecorse, Mich.) has committed to play for the Finlandia University baseball team. “I’m very happy to add Dominic to our incoming class. He is an outfielder from Michigan that has an extremely high ceiling,” Finlandia head coach Evan Brandt said. “Dominic is ...

Finlandia’s Bent earns academic All-American honors

HANCOCK — Senior Denia Bent has been selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-American Division III Softball second team. Bent is the first Finlandia student-athlete in any sport to be recognized. Bent had a 3.80 G.P.A. majoring in Graphic Design. She finished her career with four season ...

Andrade commits to Finlandia baseball

HANCOCK — Andrew Andrade (Riverside, Calif.) has committed to play for the Finlandia University baseball team. “I’m excited to add Andrew to our incoming freshman class. He is a right-handed pitcher from California. Andrew has played at a very high level with a ton of talent around him. ...

Finlandia women’s hockey adds Pederson to roster

HANCOCK — Jayde Pederson (Waseca, Minn.) has committed to play for the Finlandia University women’s hockey team. Pederson had a record-breaking career at Waseca High School. She scored a school record 110 goals and added 49 assists for 159 points. Pederson was a four-time All-Big South ...

Finlandia moves to Capital Athletic Conference

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Finlandia University has joined the Capital Athletic Conference. Finlandia announced the move on Tuesday, the effective date of the university’s inclusion to the CAC. Finlandia joins other ACAA members in the CAC, including UC-Santa Cruz, Mills, Mount Mary, Pine ...

Willey commits to Lions baseball

HANCOCK — Anthony Willey (Fox Lake, Ill.) has committed to play for the Finlandia University baseball team. Willey joins Jake Amshey (Marne, Mich.), Jonah Hunter (Fort Worth, Texas), Nick Savoie (Iowa, La.), Chase Sides (Millport, Ala.) and Jacob Wade (Southaven, Ms.) in the second wave of ...

Sides commits to Lions baseball

HANCOCK — Chase Sides (Millport, Ala.) has committed to play for the Finlandia University baseball team. Sides joins Jake Amshey (Marne, Mich.), Jonah Hunter (Fort Worth, Texas), Nick Savoie (Iowa, La.) and Jacob Wade (Southaven, Ms.) in the second wave of the 2021 recruiting class. There ...

Kelly commits to Finlandia men’s soccer

HANCOCK — Ronald Kelly (Houston, Texas) has committed to play for the Finlandia University men’s soccer team. “I can’t wait for Ronald to get on campus” said Finlandia head coach Scott Chrysafidis. “He is a very physical player, which is going to be a huge benefit for our ...

Perkins commits to Finlandia hockey

HANCOCK — Tyler Perkins (Janesville, Wis.) has committed to play for the Finlandia University men’s hockey team. “I’m very excited to hit the ice for Finlandia in the fall and to get my education started at a great school. (Finlandia) Coach (Joe) Burcar reached out to me not long ...

Lions volleyball adds LL-H’s Perala

HANCOCK — Joslynnn Perala has committed to play for the Finlandia University volleyball team. Perala had a very strong four-year career at Lake Linden-Hubbell. As a senior, she was Copper Mountain Conference MVP, All-Copper County Division First team and All-U.P. Division 4 honorable ...

Beyer commits to Lions hockey

HANCOCK — Chris Beyer (Appleton, Wis.) has committed to play for the Finlandia University men’s hockey team. “I chose Finlandia because of the various majors they offer students,” Beyer said. “Myself being an outdoors person, I liked the demographics of the school as well as the ...