Sports Shorts

Johnson claims individual regional title

Senior women’s cross country runner Samantha Johnson claimed the individual Midwest Regional title with a time of 21:22.

Johnson finished 10 seconds ahead of Grand Valley State University sophomore Jessica Janecke.

Johnson was the GLIAC Individual Champion, at 21:57.1 on Oct. 26, which was 35 seconds slower than her midwest regional run.

With the regional championship, Johnson will advance to Division II National Championships in Spokane, Washington on Nov. 23.

Bonis and Rudd Win Bulldog of the year

Ferris graduates Kyle Bonis and Anna Rudd were nearly unanimously voted Dean Davenport “Bulldog of the Year” award winners.

Rudd ran track and field as well as cross-country, and hails from Leslie, Mich. Rudd was a Division II National Champion at the national indoor meet in the women’s 5,000 meters, and was the runner-up in the 3,000 meters.

She also earned D. II All-America honors in both events. Rudd is one of two Bulldog track and field members in the history of the program to be crowned a National Champion.

Bonis is a 5-11 forward from Lindsay, Ontario, for the hockey team. He served as the 2012-13 team captain, led the team in goals, game winning goals, multi-goal games and multi-point games.

He finished with 47 goals, and 77 points in 136 career games. Bonis played an integral role as a member of the Frozen Four team in 2012.

Women’s soccer flattened by Grand Valley

Following a shootout win over Ohio Dominican, the Ferris State Bulldogsfaced off against the Grand Valley State Lakers in the GLIAC Tournament Semifinals.

The Lakers paved the Bulldogs, and won 7-0 after scoring three goals in the first 16 minutes.

Marti Corby and Jenny Shaba each had two goals for the Lakers in the match.

Ferris tallied just two shots on goal, while Grand Valley peppered the Bulldogs with 21 shots.

Grand Valley outscored Ferris 14-0 in three matches during the 2013-14 season, the first under Coach Andy McCaslin.

McCaslin’s squad finished 9-8-2 overall.