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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
Women's Soccer
Madonna at 2
Northwood University 1
Rochester College at (2OT) 2
Lawrence Tech 2
Men's Golf
Indiana Tech at  
WHAC #2 (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Siena Heights at 7th of 11
WHAC Jamboree @ Cornerstone - Sunnybrook Country Club
Lawrence Tech vs 4th of 11
WHAC Jamboree 2
Northwestern Ohio at 5th of 11
WHAC Jamboree #2 - Hosted by Cornerstone University
Madonna at 3rd of 11
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Jamboree Two (hosted by Cornerstone University - Sunnybrook Golf Course - Grandville, Mich.)
Aquinas at 9th of 11
WHAC Jamboree #2 hosted by Cornerstone
Concordia at 10th of 11
Hosted By Cornerstone University
Cornerstone at 8th of 11
WHAC Jamboree #2 @ Cornerstone (Sunnybrook CC)
Davenport at 1st of 11
WHAC Jamboree #2 (hosted by Cornerstone University - Sunnynrook CC - Grandville, Mich.)
Lourdes at 6th of 11
WHAC Jamboree #2 (Cornerstone)
Marygrove at 11th of 11
WHAC Jamboree Two - Hosted by Cornerstone University
Today
Women's Soccer
Madonna at 2
Northwood University 1
Rochester College at (2OT) 2
Lawrence Tech 2
Men's Golf
Siena Heights at 7th of 11
WHAC Jamboree @ Cornerstone - Sunnybrook Country Club
Lawrence Tech vs 4th of 11
WHAC Jamboree 2
Northwestern Ohio at 5th of 11
WHAC Jamboree #2 - Hosted by Cornerstone University
Madonna at 3rd of 11
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Jamboree Two (hosted by Cornerstone University - Sunnybrook Golf Course - Grandville, Mich.)
Aquinas at 9th of 11
WHAC Jamboree #2 hosted by Cornerstone
Concordia at 10th of 11
Hosted By Cornerstone University
Cornerstone at 8th of 11
WHAC Jamboree #2 @ Cornerstone (Sunnybrook CC)
Davenport at 1st of 11
WHAC Jamboree #2 (hosted by Cornerstone University - Sunnynrook CC - Grandville, Mich.)
Lourdes at 6th of 11
WHAC Jamboree #2 (Cornerstone)
Marygrove at 11th of 11
WHAC Jamboree Two - Hosted by Cornerstone University
Yesterday
Men's Soccer
Saginaw Valley State University at 1
Marygrove 0
Women's Golf
Siena Heights at 2nd of 6
Jon P. Spiess Memorial Invitational - Defiance College - Eagle Rock Golf Club
Lourdes at 4th of 7
Jon P. Spiess Invitational
Saturday, Sep 13
Men's Soccer
Siena Heights at 2
Huntington University 1
(RV) Northwestern Ohio at (OT) 1
Point Park University 2
Cornerstone at 2
Holy Cross College 3
University of Saint Francis at 3
Lawrence Tech 1
Concordia at 1
Taylor University 2
Indiana Tech at 2
Spring Arbor University 1
(21) Davenport at (OT) 1
Indiana Wesleyan University 2
IWU Tournament hosted by Indiana Wesleyan - Marion, Ind.
Women's Soccer
Concordia at (2OT) 2
Point Park University 1
(RV) Trinity Christian College at 0
Aquinas 1
Cleary University at 1
Indiana Tech 5
Lawrence Tech at 0
Mount Vernon Nazarene University 1
Indiana Wesleyan University at 0
(RV) Northwestern Ohio 10
"Lil' Racers Game"
(16) Olivet Nazarene University vs (OT) 2
Madonna 1
SHU Classic (hosted by Siena Heights University - Adrian, Mich.)
Grace Bible College at 0
Cornerstone 7
Bethel College at 1
Siena Heights 3
Tuesday, Sep 16
Women's Soccer
(7) Davenport at 6:00pm
Saint Xavier University EST
Live Video Live Stats
Goshen College at 7:00pm
Cornerstone EST
Live Video
Wednesday, Sep 17
Men's Soccer
(7) University of Rio Grande at 4:00pm
(RV) Northwestern Ohio EST
Live Video
Marygrove at 5:00pm
Judson College EST
Live Stats
Madonna at 7:00pm
Taylor University EST
Live Stats
Saint Xavier University at 7:00pm
Cornerstone EST
Live Video
Women's Soccer
Taylor University at 4:00pm
Madonna EST
Live Stats
Marygrove at 7:00pm
Purdue University Calumet EST
Live Stats
Volleyball
Concordia at 7:00pm
Lourdes EST
Live Stats
UM-Dearborn at 7:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
Marygrove at 7:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Thursday, Sep 18
Men's Soccer
Marygrove at 7:00pm
(RV) Olivet Nazarene University EST
Live Video Live Stats
Friday, Sep 19
Men's Soccer
Marygrove at 6:00pm
Saint Xavier University EST
Live Video Live Stats
Women's Soccer
(RV) Westminster College of Salt Lake City at 12:00pm
Marygrove EST
Live Video Live Stats
Saturday, Sep 20
Men's Soccer
Robert Morris College at 12:00pm
Madonna EST
Live Stats
Marian University at 4:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
Grace College at 7:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Huntington University at 7:30pm
(21) Davenport EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Women's Soccer
Cleary University at 1:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
(20) Ashford University at 2:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
 
 
 
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