The date for the Fifth Annual Tibby Awards has been announced and the event put on by the Lake Erie Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be held on Monday, April 8. The event will once again be at LaMalfa and hosted by Dave Miller of ESPN 970 WFUN.
Despite the change in location Lake Erie defeated Trevecca Nazarene in a pair of games by scores of 2-1 and 5-1 in Music City on Saturday afternoon. The Storm (9-7, 4-2) walked off in the opener before ace David LeMasters fanned 10 in the nightcap to hand the Trojans (10-10, 4-2) their first two G-MAC losses of the year.
Great Midwest Athletic Conference play opened Saturday for Lake Erie, but it was unsuccessful in an upset bid with a 15-11 defeat at the hands of No. 12 Mercyhurst. The Storm (0-6, 0-1) have now played five teams ranked in the top 20 with another receiving votes in the national poll. The Lakers (5-2, 2-0) are the fourth team the Green and White has played this season in the top 12.
The Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) announced its all-conference team Thursday and a pair of Lake Erie Storm thin clads have earned the postseason honors. Johanna Moeller was named a Second Team selection while Madyson Plante was place on the Third Team.
Lake Erie got back to its winning ways with a 14-8 victory over Gannon on Tuesday evening. The Storm (3-3) blitzed the Golden Knights (2-3) early with an 8-3 lead at halftime and withstood every comeback attempt by the hosts in the second half.
A second day in Stark County didn’t bode well for Lake Erie as it fell in a twin bill to Walsh by scores of 7-6 in eight innings and 9-5 on Tuesday afternoon. The Storm fell to 5-9 overall and 1-3 in the conference while the Cavaliers improved to 4-14 overall after their G-MAC opener.
Director of Athletics Kelley Kish and Lake Erie College have announced the hiring of Brody Harwell as the head coach of the men’s and women’s golf team. Harwell joins the Storm after most recently serving as the assistant coach for the Mount Vernon Nazarene Cougars since 2017.
Close games have been favorable to Lake Erie this season, but it was Wheeling Jesuit that was able the pull out the late-game heroics in an 11-9 decision Sunday afternoon. The Storm (2-3) rallied from a four-goal deficit to tie the game before the Cardinals (3-3) added a pair in the final minute to take the win.
Lake Erie battled a rising Maryville team until the end, but eventually fell by a score of 10-7 on the road Saturday afternoon. The Storm (0-5) continue to search for their first win of the season with a brutal opening schedule in which the five teams they’ve lost to have a combined record of 28-8. The Saints (8-1) look to move into the top 25 after winning their seventh consecutive contest.
Postseason honors are piling up for junior guard Gabe Kynard as he was named to the Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-Midwest Region Team Friday afternoon. Kynard was one of just 10 players selected and named to the All-Midwest Region Second Team.
The Great Midwest Athletic Conference has announced its All-Conference Team Thursday and six Lake Erie grapplers have earned postseason honors. Blake Glogouski, Forrest Glogouski, Sean O’Hearon, and Evan Loughman all scored First Team honors for the Storm. Nick Boggs was named to the Second Team and Tylor Orrison was named the G-MAC Freshman of the Year.
Lake Erie football student-athletes teamed up with the Cleveland Browns to help give back to the community today as part of the First and Ten Movement today. Storm players Ibrahim Kanu, Anthony Ruffin, Elems Ukwu Jr., and Joshua Villas-Delgado, helped out the Browns with their #Give10 campaign by assisting with their Special Olympics Play 60 program at their official practice facility.
The Lake Erie men’s lacrosse team fell in another close contest today by the count of 16-13 to Young Harris to close out a four-game home stand to open the season. The Storm remain in search of their first win of the season after a brutal stretch of highly ranked opponents to open the year. The Mountain Lions improved their mark to 4-4 on the campaign.
No one can say the Lake Erie men’s lacrosse team plays an easy schedule as the Storm hosted No. 5 Mercy this afternoon at Jack Britt Memorials Stadium. Unfortunately for the Storm, they were on the short end of an 8-7 nail-biter in falling to their third top 12 team in the nation to start the season.