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Grace Volleyball Remains Undefeated in League

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Pictured is Grace's volleyball team celebrating a point earlier in the 2014 season

After losing the opening set, Grace’s volleyball team rallied to win three straight in a 3-1 victory over Mt. Vernon Nazarene on Wednesday.

The Lady Lancers (14-3) improved to a perfect 5-0 in the Crossroads League with the win over the Cougars (10-3, 3-2 CL).

“We came to battle well as a team tonight,” said Grace head coach Andria Harshman. “All our players were committed from the minute we stepped off the bus to when we finished match point. This was a big road win in our league for GCVB.”

Mt. Vernon had its best performance in the opening set, tallying 13 kills in a 25-23 win. Grace’s defense took over from there, holding the Cougars to a .048 hitting percentage for the rest of the match.

The Lady Lancers distanced themselves from the hosts with a 17-10 lead in the second set en route to a 25-22 victory, tying the match.

Grace built up a five-point lead in the third set and held off a late rally from the Cougars to win 25-21. After pounding out 14 kills in the third set, Grace exploded for 15 kills in the decisive fourth set for the final 25-21 victory.

Ellie Harp nearly pulled off a triple-double in the match, tallying 45 assists, 10 digs and 7 kills on a .286 percentage. Calah Kruse (13 kills, 13 digs) and Kaitlin Kerrigan (12 kills, 15 digs) also notched double-doubles in the win.

Tori Bontrager had Grace’s highest attack percentage with seven kills at a .316 rate. She also had five of the team’s eight service aces. Grace Woolsey produced 8 kills, 2 solo blocks and 4 block assists, and Sierra Smith chipped in nine kills. Hannah Clemmons led Grace with 24 digs, and Sara Miller added 14 digs.

The Lady Lancers have one match remaining in the week. Grace will travel to Huntington on Friday at 7 p.m.

Schram Named NCCAA Student-Athlete of Week

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Following his first collegiate win, sophomore Jon Schram earned his first national award as the NCCAA Golf Student-Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.

Schram won the Bethel Invitational over the weekend for Grace’s golf team. His two-round 72-75 earned a spot in the three-way playoff. The former Warsaw Tiger standout then got a par on the first playoff hole to earn medalist honors.

Earlier last week, Schram carded a 71-73 to take fifth place at the IWU Invite.

The Lancers will attempt to qualify for NCCAA Nationals this week at the St. Francis Invitational. Grace shot a 299 in the first round on Monday to stay four strokes off the leaders (Spring Arbor).

Grace College’s Measure of Grace Initiative Featured on WSBT-TV

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Measure of Grace initiative featured on WSBT-TV

Grace College was recently highlighted on WSBT-TV channel 22 in South Bend, Indiana. The segment featured President Bill Katip discussing Grace’s new Measure of Grace initiative. It also announced an increase in enrollment this year at Grace of almost 15 percent over 2013 enrollment . The news segment can be viewed by clicking here.


Schue Named Standout Defensive Player for Crossroads League

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Grace freshman goalkeeper Abby Schue has picked up her first collegiate award when she was named the Crossroads League Defensive Player of the Week.

Schue surrendered just one goal in 200 minutes for the Lady Lancers last week. She made 11 saves in back-to-back days to propel Grace to two road wins against Mid America Nazarene (1-0) and Baker (2-1 in 2OT).

The freshman from Warsaw Community High School has started all seven games for the Lady Lancers, posting a 4-1-2 record with 24 saves. Grace is on a three-game winning streak and will host Westminster (Utah) on Saturday 7 p.m. at Miller Field. Westminster, along with Grace, is receiving votes in the NAIA preseason poll.

New Job Posting Site!!!!

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Hello all,

We have great news!!  Grace College Career Services have a great site that lists all job postings for current students as well as alumni!  They also have special access for employers to submit new job opportunities.

The link is:  This can be accessed on the Grace website through our Career Services page and on the Alumni page.  If your previous ID & password no longer work, please feel free to create a new account on this page.

If you live in the area or are visiting campus, please also feel free to stop by the Career Services Office for assistance.

Office Information

  • Hours:  Mon. – Fri., 8 am – 5 pm
  • Location:  Indiana Hall, First Floor
  • Email:
  • Fax Number: 574.372.5118










Thank you all & enjoy the new site!

Grace Hosts Inaugural Champions of Character Summit

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Pictured speaking is Grace sophomore Megan Johnson during the student-athlete panel.

Grace College was the site of the inaugural Crossroads League Champions of Character Summit on Monday.

The summit brought together student-athletes and administrators from the Crossroads League institutions to discuss sportsmanship and character-building ideas.

Sessions at the event included Kristen Gillette (NAIA Director of Champions of Character) and J.D. Collins (Crossroads League Commissioner). Other presenters included Dr. Bill Katip (Grace President), Jim Swanson (Grace Vice President for Academic and Student Services) and Chad Briscoe (Grace Director of Athletics).

The event highlighted the NAIA’s Live 5 core initiatives to promote integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership among the Crossroads League athletic programs.

Pictured seating are the student-athlete representatives present at Monday's summit.

Sobey Becomes Grace’s All-Time Assists Leader

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Above is an infographic with details on Sobey's assists record.

Midfielder Carianne Sobey has etched her name in Grace’s women’s soccer record books as the all-time leader in assists.

Sobey has 30 assists in less than three full seasons, passing Ellen Kegarise (1998-2001) with the most assists in program history.

The record-breaking moment came on Saturday in memorable fashion. With the score tied 1-1 in the final seconds of double overtime against Baker, Sobey dribbled past a defender and passed to Meghan Wiles. Wiles then ripped off a 20-yard laser from the top of the penalty box that slipped under the crossbar for the winning strike in a 2-1 victory.

Sobey burst onto the national scene as a freshman with a program-record 17 assists. She had 10 assists last fall to earn Crossroads League Midfielder of the Year status, and she has three assists in seven matches so far in 2014.

The Lady Lancers’ next match is at Miller Field on Saturday 7 p.m. against Westminster (Utah).

Schram Claims Medalist Honors in Playoff

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Pictured is Jon Schram teeing off at the Bethel Invite

Jon Schram highlighted a solid tournament for Grace’s golf team at the Bethel Invitational.

Schram won the overall individual title in a playoff, getting a par on the first hole to win the three-way tie. He shot 72 in the opening round and followed that up with a 75 in the final round for a two-day total of 147 to qualify for the playoff.

As a team, the Lancers put themselves into contention with a solid first round score of 303 which was four shots off the team lead. Grace faded slightly in the second round with a team score of 313 at Blackthorn Golf Club to finish sixth out of 15 squads.

Freshman Brayden Glaser recorded a strong showing, shooting 73-78-151 to place 14th in the field. Sophomore transfer Taylor Ham (77-82), Taylor Fanning (81-88), and Zachary Allyn (92-78) rounded out the team scoring.

Daniel Zawlocki competed as an individual and carded 84-90 over the two days.

Last-second Goal from Grace’s Wiles Stuns Baker University in Double Overtime

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Drama was in full force on Saturday afternoon as Grace’s women’s soccer team pulled out a game winner to remember.

Grace’s game with Baker University was tied 1-1 late in double overtime when Heather Martin stepped up to win a crucial ball. She passed to Carianne Sobey, who dribbled past a defender and passed to Meghan Wiles. Wiles then ripped off a 20-yard laser from the top of the penalty box that slipped under the crossbar for the winning strike with seven seconds on the clock, giving Grace a memorable 2-1 victory in double overtime.

Grace tallied 22 shots overall in the match and held a 7-2 advantage in shots in overtime.

“This match was a good lesson for our program. When we stay focused on our principles of play, we are very good,” said Grace head coach Michael Voss. “Baker is a good team. They’ve been successful in the past and bring a tough brand of soccer to beat. Our women started slow but got going and persevered in possession. Our defense was excellent against some very strong forwards. We had some flashes of absolute brilliance of what possession-attacking futbol will do.”

The Lady Lancers (4-1-2) opened the game’s scoring in the 10th minute off the feet of Jordan Hairgrove. Mallory Rondeau beat a defender and played a deft pass in traffic to Hairgrove in front of goal, and the junior forward’s clinical finish gave Grace a 1-0 lead.

Grace started to build its possession after Hairgrove’s goal, but the Wildcats (4-3) capitalized on a defensive miscue to squeeze the game-tying goal past Abby Schue at the 22:01 mark.

The second half became a physical affair with 15 fouls called and a yellow card issued against the Wildcats. Grace provided several goal-scoring opportunities off attacks from Kaitlan Wiles and Mimi Lozano in the second half, but the Lady Lancers were unable to win the match in regulation.

The overtime periods belonged to Grace with seven shots recorded over the two overtime periods. Mallory Rondeau looked to have won the match in the first overtime with a chipped shot over Baker’s goalkeeper, but her shot hit the crossbar. A rebound shot from Meredith Hollar was denied by a Baker defender.

Grace continued to press in the second overtime with four shots, and the fourth shot from Meghan Wiles provided the dramatic winner.

Sobey, who earned the assist on the game-winning goal, became Grace’s all-time leader in assists on the final play. She has 30 assists in less than three full seasons, passing Ellen Kegarise (1998-2001) with the most assists in program history.

“Over the weekend we flexed our depth. We had several players carry us through Friday and more came through in this match today,” Voss said. “I’m proud of the squad for putting the needs of the team first in each match. We grew together this weekend in a fantastic way. The women were solid over two matches against two solid teams.”

On Grace’s road trip to Kansas, the Lady Lancers took down MidAmerica Nazarene and Baker on back-to-back days this weekend. Grace’s next two matches are at home, including a Sept. 20 matchup with Westminster (Utah), who is receiving votes in the NAIA poll. On Sept. 27 Grace will open up the Crossroads League season against rival Indiana Wesleyan at Miller Field.

Cross Country Competes at IWU Invite

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Katelyn McCullough and Nathan Lane both earned top-12 finishes to highlight Grace’s cross country performance at the IWU Invitational on Friday.

McCullough’s eighth-place showing led the Lady Lancers to second overall as a team out of six squads, and Lane had the 12th-fastest time in the men’s race to pace Grace to third overall.

McCullough finished the race in 19:45.7. Sarah Hoff (20:46.9) and Megan Gast (20:47.4) were next for Grace, followed by Emma Mitchell (21:09.5). The trio of Creigh Ogle (21:22.7), Alexis Nelson (21:23.6) and McCallah Mast (21:25.0) rounded out the top seven.

“The ladies ran a nice race. We had some good packs and that showed with less than 40 seconds between our number two and seven runners,” said Grace head coach Jeff Raymond. “Katelyn stayed among the leaders for most of the race and had a solid finish.”

Lane had one of the fastest freshman times for the Lancers in recent memory, finishing in 26:39.5. He was the top freshman finisher in the race. Brandon Smith ran a personal-record time of 26:54.7 to place 16th. Freshman Tyler Houvener was 19th in 27:03.4.

Collin Chupp (27:58.6), Austin Yoder (28.26.2), Hunter Reed (28:31.4) and Tim Drew (29:16.5) wrapped up the top seven for Grace.

“The guys really ran a great race, even better than I expected for such a young squad. It’s a very fast course, but the times are still very competitive for this early in the year,” Raymond said. “Nathan’s time is easily the best freshman time at Grace in probably 10 years or more. He ran a fantastic last mile, passing several other guys. Brandon looked good, and Tyler also ran strong in his first 8K race. We have a lot of potential on this team.”

The cross country team will next gear up for the Indiana Intercollegiates on Sept. 19 from West Lafayette, Ind.