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Jags Go To College | Week 16

By John Kopko, 12/10/19, 1:00PM EST

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Four Jaguars alumni are still competing for a National Championship

By: Andy Richards

Of the Jaguars alumni still competition, two programs have fallen and two remain standing.

Sadly the season has come to an end for Danny Parisien (Calvin College) after their loss to Tufts in the NCAA Division III National semi-final, and for Cole Russell (Spring Arbor) after they fell to William Carey in the second round of the NAIA national championship.

 

Better news for Kai Francisco at University of Indianapolis as he and his team mates beat Ohio Valley in the Division II third round:

https://athletics.uindy.edu/news/2019/12/6/mens-soccer-hounds-bounce-scots-advance-to-elite-eight.aspx 

 

...followed by a 1-0 victory over Maryville in the Regional Final:

https://athletics.uindy.edu/news/2019/12/8/mens-soccer-is-final-four-bound.aspx   

 

For Caitie Baron, Sarah Smolinski and Callie Rich, the season continues to be both successful and exciting. Grand Valley State women's soccer have advanced to the NCAA Division II National semi-finals, following wins versus Indianapolis and Minnesota State.

 

Baron weighed in with two assists in the 9-0 demolition of UIndy

https://gvsulakers.com/news/2019/12/6/womens-soccer-champs-lakers-claim-11th-straight-midwest-title-with-dominant-win.aspx 

 

The victory against #13 Minnesota State came with a 5-2 margin:

https://gvsulakers.com/news/2019/12/8/womens-soccer-no-2-gvsu-is-final-four-bound-after-elite-8-win-over-minnesota-state-sunday.aspx 

 

 

Good luck to both programs in their games this week!

 

(Picture: David Faulkner/SPX Sports)