Brit Bits — Fall season wrap-up


Overall Record: 5-4      Conference Record: 4-1    Conference Rank: 2

The football team sat on a bye this week after their 38-21 win over Adrian College on Oct. 30. Albion swept the MIAA in every category for player of the week. 

Clinton Orr, Buchanan sophomore, received offensive player of the week after gaining a season high 233 yards rushing against the Bulldogs. Mychal Galla, Muskegon senior and kicker, gained the special teams’ player of the week as well. Tony Brown helped Albion run the board with his first defensive player of the week award after his 14 tackle performance against Adrian.

Albion is now preparing to play Trine on Nov. 13 for the MIAA championship. The Brits currently have an overall record of 5-3 (4-1 in the conference). A win over the Thunder would give them an automatic bid to the post season tournament.

Men’s Soccer

Overall Record: 6-14-0    Conference Record: 3-11-0   Conference Rank: 6

The men’s soccer team is scheduled to play their last match on Nov. 6 at Kalamazoo College. The Brits lost 3-0 to Kalamazoo earlier this year on Oct. 12 after only being able to produce one shot on goal for the whole match.

 Hope College finished the season as the MIAA men’s soccer champion with an overall record of 10-4-0. It was a tight race between Hope and Calvin College first (Calvin’s record: 9-2-3), who both ended the season tied at 30 pts. Hope, however, received the title and the NCAA tournament automatic qualifier by virtue of two head-to-head wins over Calvin.

Women’s Soccer

Overall Record: 4-10-3   Conference Record: 3-3-2     Conference Rank: 6

The women’s soccer team finished their season on Saturday Oct. 30 after losing 3-0 to Kalamazoo College in the first round of the MIAA tournament. The Britons were only able to produce two shots on goal throughout the match. Goalie Sam Bowditch, Portage sophomore, as well was able to produce 11 saves during the game against the Hornets.


Overall Record: 4-24    Conference Record: 0-16    Conference Rank: 9

After losing three sets to Trine University on Oct. 30, the Lady Brits finished their season without a win in the conference. Lauren Deluyck, West Bloomfield sophomore, led the team with six kills in the match. Hope and Calvin College ended up winning the regular season on Nov. 2 after finishing their seasons with a 15-1 record in the MIAA.


Cross Country

Men’s Conference Rank: 2        Women’s Conference Rank: 6

After being ranked No. 21 in the nation by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s Great Lakes Regional rankings, the Britons finished the MIAA championship meeting in second behind Calvin with a total of 61 pts. Deion Pruitt, Ann Arbor sophomore, achieved all-MIAA first team status after his fifth-place finish in the meet with a time of 25:26.9.

The women’s team finished in sixth at the meet, and in the conference, with a total of 145 pts. The Lady Brits were led by Amanda Weaver, Marshall sophomore, who finished with a time of 25:26.

Both teams will now travel to Holland on Nov. 13 for the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Meet.

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