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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...

LWC forward Pahkasalo named men’s MSC Player of Year; Tigers’ Fyfe named top female performer

The Mid-South Conference announced the 2015 men’s soccer All MSC team and individual honors on Wednesday night at the conference’s annual banquet at the National Corvette Museum Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) forward Aleksi Pahkasalo was selected by the conference coaches as the MSC Player of the Year. Cumberlands’ (Ky.) Cam Philpot was named MSC Freshman of the Year while Campbellsville (Ky.) coach Adam...

Second-half goals by Ploeg, Perez lift top-ranked Lindsey Wilson women to win

Yvonne Ploeg and Lyana Perez each scored second-half goals as top-ranked Lindsey Wilson defeated No. 14 Campbellsville, 2-0 (LWC Athletics Photo)   Yvonne Ploeg and Lyana Perez each scored second-half goals, and No. 1 Lindsey Wilson women’s soccer defeated No. 14 Campbellsville (Ky.) 2-0 at Finley Stadium on Tuesday.   Lindsey Wilson (10-1-2, 5-1-0 MSC) outshot Campbellsville (15-1-0,...

Lindsey Wilson retains top spot in football poll; Raiders face pair of soccer challenges

The Blue Raiders return to action on Saturday when they head to Waleska, Georgia for an MSC West Division showdown with No. 8 Reinhardt (LWC Athletics Photo)   For the fourth week in a row, the Lindsey Wilson football team is ranked No. 1 in the NAIA according to the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released by the national office this week.   The Blue Raiders accumulated 338 total voting...

Top-ranked Lindsey Wilson women capture soccer program's historic 400th victory

Top-ranked Lindsey Wilson routed St. Catharine’s 10-1, clinching the 400th victory in the history of the women’s soccer program (LWC Athletics Photo)   The No. 1-ranked Lindsey Wilson women’s soccer dominated in a 10-1 win over St. Catharine (Ky.) on Wednesday night at Walter S. Reuling Stadium.   Lindsey Wilson (8-0-2, 4-0-0 MSC) grabbed their 400th win in program history with...

Blue Raiders continue month-long run at top of the NAIA women's soccer coaches' poll

Lindsey Wilson’s unbeaten women’s soccer team has been ranked No. 1 in the NAIA Coaches’ Poll for four consecutive weeks (LWC Athletics Photo)   The Lindsey Wilson women’s soccer team retained its No. 1 ranking for a fourth-straight NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll as the Blue Raiders received 18 first-place votes and 498 total voting points.   Lindsey Wilson (7-0-2) stayed...

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...

Blue Raider women sweep first-place voting in NAIA poll; Lindsey men check in at No. 9

This week’s top ranking marks the fifth time in Lindsey Wilson program history Lindsey Wilson has earned the top spot in the preseason NAIA poll (LWC Athletics Photo)   The Lindsey Wilson women’s soccer program is the top-ranked team in the country to start the 2015 season, according to the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll released by the national office.   The...

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's Burwash named National Soccer Coaches Association Coach of Year

Lindsey Wilson’s Drew Burwash led his team to the NAIA National Championship for the third time in his career in 2014 (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)

Lindsey Wilson captures fourth NAIA national women's soccer championship

Lindsey Wilson topped Northwestern Ohio 3-0 Saturday to capture the women’s soccer program’s fourth NAIA national title (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   Lindsey Wilson captured the women’s soccer program’s fourth national title Saturday with a 3-0 win over Northwestern Ohio in the NAIA Championship at the Orange Beach (Ala.) Sportsplex.   The tournament’s...

Overtime goal from Jonsson lifts Lindsey Wilson women into NAIA soccer finals

Emilia Jonsson hits the game-winning goal in the first overtime period to send Lindsey Wilson to the NAIA women’s soccer finals (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   A golden goal in the first overtime period by Emilia Jonsson sent the Lindsey Wilson women’s soccer team past Northwood (Fla.) 2-1 and into the NAIA National Championship match on Saturday in Orange Beach, Ala.   The title...

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...

No. 7 Lindsey Wilson uses six-goal run to take down NAIA's top-ranked Cumberland

Lindsey Wilson’s women’s soccer team scored six unanswered goals and upset No. 1 Cumberland, 6-1 (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   After trailing 1-0, the seventh-ranked Lindsey Wilson women’s soccer team scored six-unanswered goals to upset No. 1-ranked Cumberland (Tenn.) 6-1 on Monday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.   The Blue Raiders (9-3-3, 6-0-1 MSC) clinched the...

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...

Sixth-ranked Lindsey Wilson women drop 1-0 overtime decision to No. 3 William Carey

Lindsey Wilson took third-ranked William Carey to overtime before dropping a 1-0 decision (Lindsey Wilson Athletics Photo)   The sixth-ranked Lindsey Wilson women’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision in overtime to No. 3 William Carey (Miss.) on Thursday at Walter S. Reuling Stadium.   Following a scoreless 90 minutes of play in regulation, the Crusaders (8-0-1) broke through late in the...

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...

Blue Raiders outdistance Cumberland, Campbellsville in MSC women's soccer poll

Lindsey Wilson’s women’s soccer team is the favorite to capture the 2014 Mid-South Conference regular season title, according to a vote of league coaches.   Lindsey Wilson is favored by league coaches to win the Mid-South Conference women’s soccer title (Photo from Lindsey Wilson Athletics) The Blue Raiders received 47 voting points and five of the eight first-place votes from...