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WHAC - Mon, Nov. 26, 2012

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Cornerstone University women's soccer coach and sports information director Randy Strawser is the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) 2012 Coach of Character recipient. The Coach of Character Award honors a coach who demonstrates methods of teaching character through sport while instilling a tradition of athletic and community excellence. The award centers itself on the five core values of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character initiative: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.

 

For the past 13 years, Strawser has been a model of high character around Cornerstone's campus. His focus is on demonstrating respect during the heat of competition as well as off the field. The first meeting of each season stresses the importance of making the right choices and doing the right thing. Strawser relays his expectation for sportsmanship.

"Coach Strawser expected our character to be displayed at all times," said Cornerstone former player Amanda Dudiak. "He reminded us that we not only represented our school and our team, but we also represented ourselves and how we wanted to be known."

Capitalizing on the very first team meeting, Strawser's teams then meet weekly to discuss how they have displayed the five core values and how they can improve. Although winning is important, it is never put above unity and integrity.

"Randy's focus is always on demonstrating respect during the heat of competition," said Cornerstone athletics director Dave Grube. "He is a big believer in valuing people over the game itself."

This season, Strawser's Golden Eagles hosted the Haitian women's national soccer team in a friendly exhibition match to raise funds for Haiti Foundation against Poverty. The event attracted the largest crowd ever to see a soccer match on Cornerstone's campus. The fundraiser continued the team's relief efforts from the 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti's capital, Léogâne, in January 2010.

"Coach (Strawser) has made a positive impact on me as a player, but more importantly as a person," said Dudiak.

This is the third award for Strawser in the last five years. He won the honor during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons. He will represent the WHAC in a pool of other NAIA conference award winners in nomination for the national award.

Past recipients:

2012 - Randy Strawser, Cornerstone (women's soccer)
2011 - Kirsta Solberg, Indiana Tech (volleyball)
2010 - Jerry Hendrick, Aquinas (Tennis)
2009 - Randy Strawser, Cornerstone (women's soccer)
2008 - Randy Strawser, Cornerstone (women's soccer)

 

 
Today
Men's Soccer
Siena Heights vs  
TBA  
Crimson Wave Invitational
Rochester College at Cncl
Marygrove  
Roosevelt University at 3:00pm
Aquinas EST
Concordia at 4:00pm
Holy Cross College EST
Cornerstone at 4:30pm
Purdue University Calumet EST
Game is 3:30 Central Time
(25) Belhaven University vs 5:00pm
(21) Davenport EST
Capital City Classic hosted by Auburn Montgomery - Montgomery, Ala.
Live Stats
Shawnee State University at 7:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Lawrence Tech at 8:00pm
Goshen College EST
Women's Soccer
Siena Heights at  
Carlow College  
Cornerstone at 7:00pm
University of Saint Francis EST
Volleyball
Siena Heights vs  
TBA  
Saint Xavier/Trinity Christian Crossover
Siena Heights vs  
TBA  
Saint Xavier/Trinity Christian Crossover
Northwestern Ohio vs 9:00am
Saint Thomas University EST
ERAU Labor Day Classic (Note: Live Video is $7.95 per match)
Live Video Live Stats
University of Saint Francis vs 10:00am
Indiana Tech EST
Indiana Wesleyan Crossover (Marion, Ind.)
(24) Davenport vs 10:00am
(13) Dordt College EST
Bruin Labor Day Classic (Hosted by Bellevue University - Bellevue, Neb.)
Live Stats
University of Saint Francis vs 11:00am
Lourdes EST
Saint Xavier/Trinity Christian Crossover (Palos Heights, Ill.)
Live Stats
Northwestern Ohio vs 11:00am
Texas Wesleyan University EST
ERAU Labor Day Classic
Live Stats
(3) Wayland Baptist University vs 11:30am
(4) Madonna EST
ERAU Labor Day Classic (hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach, Fla.)
Live Stats
Webber International vs 11:30am
Marygrove EST
Mariner Invitational - Hosted by College of Coastal Georgia
Live Video Live Stats
(RV) Cornerstone vs 1:00pm
(10) Lindsey Wilson EST
Trinity Christian / St. Xavier Tournament
Live Video Live Stats
Bryan College vs 2:00pm
(4) Madonna EST
ERAU Labor Day Classic (hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach, Fla.)
Live Stats
Marian University vs 2:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Indiana Wesleyan Crossover (Marion, Ind.)
Mount Mercy University vs 3:00pm
Lourdes EST
Saint Xavier/Trinity Christian Crossover (Palos Heights, Ill.)
Live Stats
(RV) Cornerstone vs 3:00pm
Roosevelt University EST
Trinity Christian / St. Xavier Tournament
Live Video Live Stats
Brenau University vs 4:30pm
Marygrove EST
Mariner Invitational - Hosted by College of Coastal Georgia
Live Video Live Stats
Men's Cross Country
Cornerstone at 10:30am
Vanderbilt Invitational at Hope College
Men's Tennis
Lawrence Tech at 2:30pm
Taylor University EST
Women's Tennis
Lawrence Tech at 2:30pm
Taylor University EST
Men's Golf
Siena Heights at  
Olivet College - Lou Collins Invitational - Bedford Valley Golf Course
Madonna at 10:00am
Lou Collins Memorial Classic (hosted by Olivet College - Bedford Valley Golf Course - Battle Creek, Mich.)
Today
Men's Soccer
Rochester College at Cncl
Marygrove  
Yesterday
Men's Soccer
(RV) Northwestern Ohio vs 2
(RV) SCAD Savannah 1
William Carey University Tournament
Madonna at 2
(RV) Cardinal Stritch University 0
Match to be played at Bavarian Soccer Complex (Glendale, Wisc.)
Women's Soccer
Goshen College at 0
Concordia 2
Concordia Classic
(RV) Northwestern Ohio vs (2OT) 4
Thomas University 3
Volleyball
Northwestern Ohio vs 2
Taylor University 3
ERAU Labor Day Classic (Note: Live Video is $7.95 per match)
(24) Davenport vs 1
(5) Northwestern College 3
Bruin Labor Day Classic (Hosted by Bellevue University - Bellevue, Neb.)
(14) Oklahoma Baptist University vs 3
(4) Madonna 2
ERAU Labor Day Classic (hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach, Fla.)
Faulkner University vs 3
Marygrove 1
Mariner Invitational - Hosted by College of Coastal Georgia
Bethel College vs 1
Indiana Tech 3
Indiana Wesleyan Crossover (Marion, Ind.)
Finlandia University at 0
Concordia 3
Northwestern Ohio vs 1
Grace College 3
ERAU Labor Day Classic (Note: Live Video is $7.95 per match)
Spring Arbor University vs 0
Lourdes 3
Saint Xavier/Trinity Christian Crossover (Chicago, Ill.)
(RV) Cornerstone vs 3
Saint Ambrose University 1
Trinity Christian / St. Xavier Tournament
(24) Davenport vs 3
(16) MidAmerica Nazarene University 1
Bruin Labor Day Classic (Hosted by Bellevue University - Bellevue, Neb.)
Marygrove at 0
College of Coastal Georgia 3
Mariner Invitational - Hosted by College of Coastal Georgia
(4) Madonna at 3
(21) Embry-Riddle 1
ERAU Labor Day Classic (hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach, Fla.)
Indiana Tech at 0
(20) Indiana Wesleyan University 3
Indiana Wesleyan Crossover (Marion, Ind.)
Lourdes at 3
Saint Xavier University 2
Saint Xavier/Trinity Christian Crossover (Chicago, Ill.)
Men's Tennis
Huntington University at 0
Northwestern Ohio 9
Women's Tennis
Huntington University at 1
Northwestern Ohio 8
Men's Golf
Madonna at 8th of 16
Lou Collins Memorial Classic (hosted by Olivet College - Bedford Valley Golf Course - Battle Creek, Mich.)
Women's Golf
Madonna vs Out
Crusader Classic at Treetops (hosted by Madonna University - The Tradition - Gaylord, Mich.)
Davenport at 8:00am
Crusader Classic (Hosted by Madonna University - Treetops Resort - Gaylord, Mich.)
Thursday, Aug 28
Volleyball
(24) Davenport at 1
(7) Midland University 3
Men's Tennis
Northwestern Ohio at 9
Taylor University 0
Women's Tennis
Northwestern Ohio at 9
Taylor University 0
Women's Golf
Madonna vs 2nd of 5
Crusader Classic at Treetops (hosted by Madonna University - The Tradition - Gaylord, Mich.)
Davenport at 4th of 5
Crusader Classic (Hosted by Madonna University - Treetops Resort - Gaylord, Mich.)
Wednesday, Aug 27
Men's Soccer
Madonna at (OT) 1
Saginaw Valley State University 1
Today
Men's Soccer
(25) Belhaven University vs 5:00pm
(21) Davenport EST
Capital City Classic hosted by Auburn Montgomery - Montgomery, Ala.
Live Stats
Shawnee State University at 7:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Volleyball
Northwestern Ohio vs 9:00am
Saint Thomas University EST
ERAU Labor Day Classic (Note: Live Video is $7.95 per match)
Live Video Live Stats
(24) Davenport vs 10:00am
(13) Dordt College EST
Bruin Labor Day Classic (Hosted by Bellevue University - Bellevue, Neb.)
Live Stats
University of Saint Francis vs 11:00am
Lourdes EST
Saint Xavier/Trinity Christian Crossover (Palos Heights, Ill.)
Live Stats
Northwestern Ohio vs 11:00am
Texas Wesleyan University EST
ERAU Labor Day Classic
Live Stats
(3) Wayland Baptist University vs 11:30am
(4) Madonna EST
ERAU Labor Day Classic (hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach, Fla.)
Live Stats
Webber International vs 11:30am
Marygrove EST
Mariner Invitational - Hosted by College of Coastal Georgia
Live Video Live Stats
(RV) Cornerstone vs 1:00pm
(10) Lindsey Wilson EST
Trinity Christian / St. Xavier Tournament
Live Video Live Stats
Bryan College vs 2:00pm
(4) Madonna EST
ERAU Labor Day Classic (hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach, Fla.)
Live Stats
Mount Mercy University vs 3:00pm
Lourdes EST
Saint Xavier/Trinity Christian Crossover (Palos Heights, Ill.)
Live Stats
(RV) Cornerstone vs 3:00pm
Roosevelt University EST
Trinity Christian / St. Xavier Tournament
Live Video Live Stats
Brenau University vs 4:30pm
Marygrove EST
Mariner Invitational - Hosted by College of Coastal Georgia
Live Video Live Stats
Sunday, Aug 31
Men's Soccer
Viterbo University vs 3:00pm
Madonna EST
Match to be played at Bavarian Soccer Complex (Glendale, Wisc.)
Live Video
Monday, Sep 1
Men's Soccer
Lawrence Tech at 2:00pm
Huntington University EST
Live Video
(21) Davenport at 5:30pm
(2) Auburn University Montgomery EST
Capital City Classic hosted by Auburn Montgomery - Montgomery, Ala.
Live Stats
Wednesday, Sep 3
Women's Soccer
Goshen College at 5:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video
Volleyball
Marygrove at 7:00pm
Lourdes EST
Live Stats
Northwestern Ohio at 7:00pm
(4) Madonna EST
Live Stats
UM-Dearborn at 7:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
 
 
 
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