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Lindsey Wilson’s Pahkasalo named CoSIDA College Division Academic All-America of the Year

Lindsey Wilson men’s soccer student-athlete Aleksi Pahkasalo has been named the 2015 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) College Division Academic All-America of the Year. In addition to earning Academic All-America of the Year honors, Pahkasalo was also selected to the College Division First Team, along with 10 other student-athletes from across the NAIA. Academic All-American...

Pahkasalo becomes first Blue Raider to earn NAIA National Player of Week honors twice

Aleksi Pahkasalo earns his second national weekly honor of the season (LWC Athletics Photo)   For the second time in the 2015 season, Lindsey Wilson men’s soccer standout Aleksi Pahkasalo has been selected as the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Offensive Player of the Week, the national office announced.   With the award, Pahkasalo becomes the first Blue Raider in the history of the storied...

First regular season NAIA Coaches' Poll results in top ranking for Lindsey Wilson

The Lindsey Wilson women’s soccer team earned a No. 1 ranking in the first regular season NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll this week (LWC Athletics Photo)   The Lindsey Wilson women’s soccer team earned a No. 1 ranking for the first regular season NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, as announced by the national office on Tuesday.   The Blue Raiders received 16 first-place votes and 527...

National champion Lindsey Wilson women favored in Mid-South; Raider men also No. 1

Lindsey Wilson’s men’s soccer squad reached the NAIA National Tournament last season before falling to the eventual runner-up in the second round (MSC Photo)   Lindsey Wilson’s men’s and women’s soccer teams have been chosen as the favorites to capture the Mid-South Conference regular season title following a vote of league coaches.   On the women’s side,...

Lindsey Wilson men, women rated No. 4 in NAIA soccer poll; Perez grabs national honor

Lyana Perez was named NAIA Women’s Soccer National Offensive Player of the Week, her first career national award (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   Lindsey Wilson’s men’s soccer team moved up one slot to No. 4 in the newest installment of the NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll while the Blue Raiders’ women’s team improved four spots to also come in fourth in...

Lindsey Wilson drops a spot in women's soccer ranking, Blue Raider men up to No. 8

Lindsey Wilson’s women’s soccer team dropped a spot to seventh in the latest NAIA poll while the men’s team climbed one notch to eighth (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   The Lindsey Wilson women’s soccer team is ranked No. 7 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 poll while the Blue Raider men rose one spot to eighth.   In the women’s poll, the Blue Raiders (8-3-2,...

Lindsey Wilson women retain No. 6 ranking in NAIA soccer poll, men hold steady at No. 9

Lindsey Wilson’s women’s soccer team is ranked sixth in the NAIA Coaches Poll while the men’s team remains No. 9 (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   Lindsey Wilson’s women’s soccer team is ranked sixth in the fourth regular-season NAIA Coaches’ Top-25 Poll while the Blue Raiders’ men’s team checks in at No. 9.   In the women’s poll, the top-six...

In first match after grabbing No. 1 ranking, Lindsey Wilson battles Shawnee to 0-0 draw

The Lindsey Wilson men’s soccer team grabbed the NAIA No. 1 rating for the first time this season before playing Shawnee State to a 0-0 overtime tie (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   The Lindsey Wilson men’s soccer appeared as the top-ranked team in the first regular-season NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll as released by the national office.   The Blue Raiders topped the...

Third-ranked Lindsey Wilson suffers first soccer loss of the season in 2-1 decision

Aleksi Pahkasalo scored the onluy goal for the Blue Raiders in a 2-1 loss to Northwestern Ohio (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   The No. 3-ranked Lindsey Wilson men’s soccer program suffered their first loss of the season on Sunday night in a 2-1 loss to Northwestern Ohio at Walter S. Reuling Stadium.   The Blue Raiders (5-1-0) were outshot on the night by the Racers (4-2-1) by a 14-10...

Lindsey Wilson women, men both earn No. 3 ranking in NAIA Coaches Preseason Top 25

Lindsey Wilson’s men’s and women’s soccer teams were both ranked third in the NAIA preseason coaches poll (Photo from Lindsey Wilson Athletics)   Both the Lindsey Wilson men’s and women’s soccer teams are ranked third in their respective NAIA Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 polls.   The Blue Raiders’ women’s team received 496 points. Defending champion...

Lindsey Wilson, Campbellsville, Cumberland lead MSC men's soccer preseason poll

Lindsey Wilson has won 11 of the last 14 Mid-South Conference men’s soccer titles (Photo from Lindsey Wilson Athletics)   Mid-South Conference men’s soccer coaches selected Lindsey Wilson as the favorite to capture the 2014 MSC regular season title, conference officials announced.   The Blue Raiders received 48 points, including six of the eight first-place votes, from the conference...

Lindsey Wilson keeper Nomura earns spot on Premier Development All-Conference team

Yuta Nomura was the only keeper named to the 2014 Premier Development League Central All-Conference team (Photo from Lindsey Wilson Athletics)   Lindsey Wilson men’s soccer standout Yuta Nomura has been named to the 2014 Premier Development League Central All-Conference team as the lone goalkeeper selected to the 11-man squad.   Nomura currently has six shutouts on the season, the second...