MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Lacrosse concludes their Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference road swing Friday as they head to Concordia University, St. Paul in a contest that will also raise money to fight childhood cancer.
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Friday at Concordia St. Paul: 7 p.m.
| LAST TIME OUT
The Wildcats collected their second-straight GLIAC victory Sunday with a 13-3 victory at Lewis University. NMU featured seven players with goals in the contest to help build a 10-0 lead to open the game. The team outshot the Flyers 35-14 and saw two players notch career-highs.
| FIGHTING CANCER
More children die from cancer in the United States than any other disease. NMU Lacrosse has teamed up with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's Vs. Cancer program to change this. The team is raising awareness and funds for local kids with cancer, and they will celebrate their efforts on April 5th during their game at Concordia University, St. Paul.
Started by pediatric brain cancer survivor and former collegiate baseball player Chase Jones, Vs. Cancer empowers any sports team, any athlete, and any community to help kids with cancer. As a signature fundraising campaign of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, Vs. Cancer proceeds help fund child life programs in local hospitals and groundbreaking research to cure pediatric brain tumors, the deadliest childhood cancer.
In partnership with Vs. Cancer, the Northern Michigan Women's Lacrosse team has selected the pediatric oncology unit at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse, NY to receive a portion of the funds they raise.
| APPROACHING 100
Junior Graison Ringlever (Mattawan, Mich.) is approaching the 100 point and 100 goal mark to become the first player in program history to achieve those totals. She enters Friday's contest with 94 points, scoring 83 goals with 11 assists in her career was a Wildcat. This season, she has notched a team-high 22 goals and dished out two assists to lead the squad with 24 points. Last season, she became the first player to achieve 100 draw controls and leads the squad this year with 43. She leads the GLIAC with 10 free position goals this year as well.
Two players achieved career-highs in Sunday's win. Sophomore Bianca Kinder (Haslett, Mich.) tallied four goals, the most goals in a regular season game of her career. In her first collegiate action in an exhibition game against Albion last season, she also scored four goals. Junior Angelica Bogden (Clarkston, Mich.) posted three assists in the effort and now has nine in her career.
| NMU VERSUS CSP
The Golden Bears come into Friday night at 6-4 on the year and 3-2 in the GLIAC. CSP has won three of their past four games, defeating Lewis, Davenport University and Maryville University. They fell at McKendree University. The Wildcats enter the contest seeking their first-ever win over the Golden Bears as CSP holds a 4-0 advantage in the all-time series.