MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University's Lacrosse team will take on three Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foes in a span of five days in a busy week.
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Last time out: The Wildcats visited Davenport University Saturday and took an early 4-2 lead in the middle of the first half, but were unable to hold and fell 17-11.
Taking advantage of opportunities: NMU is ranked fourth nationally with a .537 shooting percentage this season. They are also ranked 10th in Division II from the eight-meter, shooting .542 on free position shots. The Wildcats lead the GLIAC in shooting percentage as well.
Defending the net: Freshman Emily Karbaum (Sudlersville, Md./Queen Annes) is fifth in the conference with 51 total saves this season. Senior Brianna Bangle (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall) is second among the league with a .495 save percentage and is sixth with 48 saves this season.
Passing out assists: This year's NMU squad is on pace to more than double last season's assist total, having dished out 20 assists this far as opposed to just 13 last season. Freshman Emily Dvorak (Oconomowoc, Wis./Arrowhead) has totaled six assists this season to lead the Wildcats. Freshman Bianca Kinder (Haslett, Mich.) and Tess Kostelec (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) both have four.
Ringlever leads the attack: Sophomore Graison Ringlever (Mattawan, Mich.) has been an important part of the team's offensive attack, as she routinely begins the team's offensive attempts. Ringlever leads the team with 17 ground balls and a team-best 35 draw controls. She is also third on the team with five caused turnovers.
Getting the ball back: The Wildcat defense is led by Leiss Luyckx (Troy, Mich./Bloomfield Hills). Luyckx has caused eight turnovers this season to lead the squad and is second with 16 ground balls.
NMU versus Concordia, St. Paul: The Wildcats scored 13 goals in the second half, but could not overcome an 11-2 halftime deficit and fell to the Golden Bears 18-15 earlier this season. Wednesday with the fourth matchup between the two teams.
NMU versus Indianapolis: In the only matchup last season, Indianapolis bested NMU.
NMU versus McKendree: The two teams competed for the first time last season with McKendree coming away with victory.