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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
Baseball
Marygrove at Cncl
(1) Cumberland Univ.  
9 innings
Cornerstone vs 7:30pm
St. Catharine's EST
Live Stats
Ashland University vs 8:00pm
(19) Davenport EST
Game played in Auburndale, Fla.
Live Audio Live Stats
Softball
UM-Dearborn at 9:00am
Hanover College EST
Played at NTC Clermont, FL
Lyndon State College at 11:00am
UM-Dearborn EST
Played at NTC Clermont, FL
Northwood University vs 2
(23) Davenport 11
NTC Spring Games (Clermont, Fla.)
Northwood University vs Game
(23) Davenport 2
Live Audio Live Stats
Indiana Tech at Cncl
(RV) Georgetown College  
Indiana Tech at Cncl
(RV) Georgetown College  
Madonna at 3:00pm
Embry-Riddle EST
Live Stats
Madonna at Game
Embry-Riddle 2
Live Stats
Northwestern Ohio at Cncl
Tennessee Temple  
Northwestern Ohio at Cncl
Tennessee Temple  
Men's Tennis
(RV) Aquinas at 6:00pm
Hope College EST
Women's Tennis
Albion College at 5:00pm
(RV) Aquinas EST
Men's Lacrosse
Davenport at 7:00pm
Miami Ohio EST
Lourdes at 8:00pm
Saginaw Valley State University EST
Today
Baseball
Marygrove at Cncl
(1) Cumberland Univ.  
9 innings
Softball
Northwood University vs 2
(23) Davenport 11
NTC Spring Games (Clermont, Fla.)
Indiana Tech at Cncl
(RV) Georgetown College  
Indiana Tech at Cncl
(RV) Georgetown College  
Northwestern Ohio at Cncl
Tennessee Temple  
Northwestern Ohio at Cncl
Tennessee Temple  
Yesterday
Men's Basketball
Madonna at 65
(16) Northwestern Ohio 91
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinal
Lourdes at 63
(4) Cornerstone 78
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament - Quarterfinal
Siena Heights at 58
(7) Davenport 68
WHAC Quarterfinals
Concordia at 59
Aquinas 80
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament - Quarterfinal
Baseball
Goshen College vs 4
(19) Davenport 10
Game played in Winter Haven, Fla.
(19) Davenport at 9
Webber International 1
Softball
(23) Davenport at 9
Webber International 3
Davenport at 7
Webber International 2
Wednesday, Feb 25
Women's Basketball
Northwestern Ohio at 42
Cornerstone 71
2015 WHAC Quarterfinal
Lawrence Tech at 44
(2) Davenport 84
WHAC Tournament Quarterfinals
Indiana Tech at 56
(RV) Madonna 70
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinal
Aquinas at 50
(20) Siena Heights 66
WHAC Tournament Quaterfinals
Baseball
(19) Davenport at (7) 16
(11) Embry-Riddle 4
Women's Lacrosse
Davenport at 22
Ave Marie University 1
Lourdes at 13
Lawrence Tech 14
Tuesday, Feb 24
Baseball
(19) Davenport at 1
(13) Southeastern University 3
(19) Davenport at 8
(13) Southeastern University 3
Softball
(23) Davenport at 8
(RV) Southeastern University 3
(23) Davenport at 8
(RV) Southeastern University 3
Men's Tennis
Davenport vs Ppd
Capital University  
Game Played in Orlando, Fla.
Women's Golf
Davenport at 21st of 21
Women's Spring Invitational (Hosted by Grand Canyon University - Wigwam Resort Heritage GC - Phoenix, Ariz.)
Monday, Feb 23
Baseball
(19) Davenport at 11
Warner University 6
Softball
(23) Davenport at (5) 8
Embry-Riddle 0
(23) Davenport at 7
Embry-Riddle 0
Today
Baseball
Cornerstone vs 7:30pm
St. Catharine's EST
Live Stats
Ashland University vs 8:00pm
(19) Davenport EST
Game played in Auburndale, Fla.
Live Audio Live Stats
Softball
Northwood University vs Game
(23) Davenport 2
Live Audio Live Stats
Madonna at 3:00pm
Embry-Riddle EST
Live Stats
Madonna at Game
Embry-Riddle 2
Live Stats
Saturday, Feb 28
Men's Basketball
(4) Cornerstone at 3:00pm
(16) Northwestern Ohio EST
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament - Semi-Final
Home MediaLive Video Live Audio Live Stats
Visitor Media"Live Audio
Women's Basketball
Cornerstone at 1:00pm
(2) Davenport EST
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament - Semifinal
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
(RV) Madonna at 5:30pm
(20) Siena Heights EST
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinal
Live Video Live Stats
Baseball
Cornerstone vs 11:00am
St. Catharine's EST
Live Stats
Cornerstone vs Game
St. Catharine's 2
Live Stats
(12) Bellevue University vs 7:00pm
(19) Davenport EST
Game played in Babson Park, Fla.
Live Audio Live Stats
Softball
Grace College vs 9:00am
(23) Davenport EST
NTC Spring Games (Clermont, Fla.)
Live Audio Live Stats
Northwood University vs 9:00am
Cornerstone EST
NTC Spring Games (Clermont, Fla.)
Live Stats
Northwood University vs Game
Cornerstone 2
NTC Spring Games (Clermont, Fla.)
Live Stats
Judson College vs 11:00am
(23) Davenport EST
NTC Spring Games (Clermont, Fla.)
Live Audio Live Stats
Madonna at 1:00pm
Warner University EST
Live Stats
Madonna at Game
Warner University 2
Live Stats
Women's Lacrosse
Aquinas at 7:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
Sunday, Mar 1
Softball
Madonna vs 1:00pm
Northwood University EST
Space Coast Spring Trip (Chain of Lakes Park - Titusville, Fla.)
Live Stats
Madonna vs Game
Northwood University 2
Live Stats
 
 
 
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