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Chris Dierker (right) posted career-highs with 20 points and 12 rebounds in MU's 82-75 come-from-behind win at Marygrove.
 
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Kacy Robinson (right) led Madonna with nine rebounds to go along with seven points in a 90-56 win over Marygrove.
 
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Evan Piechota (left) and Shane Dokey are making repeat appearances on the publication's list of top NAIA players for 2015.
 
Jessica Reagle (middle) is a two-time all-state selection at Homer High School and is the first recruit for the Crusaders from the class of 2015.
 
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Edwards (right) earned all-state honors last fall was a three-time team most valuable player at Ortonville's Brandon High School.
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Featured Athletes
Ryan Williams
Men's Soccer

TOWSON, Md. – The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) along with Capital One announced the organization's 2014 Men's Soccer Academic All-America Teams on Thursday (Nov. 20) and Madonna University's Ryan Williams was named to the Academic All-America first team.

Williams' selection increases the total number of Madonna University student-athletes to earn Academic All-America honors to 18 since 2005 and he, along with women's soccer selection Ashley Parent are the first two AAA honorees for the 2014-15 school year. The selections also raise MU's total in the last three school years to 11. Williams is the first Madonna men's soccer player to ever earn the honor from CoSIDA and Capital One.

Williams (Auburn Hills, Mich. / Avondale) earned All-WHAC first team honors this season after leading the Crusaders with 14 goals and 34 points while finishing second with his six assists. His six match winning goals were good for sixth nationally and his 34 points is the 25th highest total in the country. He ranks 26th nationally in total goals as well. Williams is a two-time Academic All-WHAC selection and earned NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors in 2013.
Madonna finished the season at 14-5-1 and in second place in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference. The 14 wins were the most for a Crusader side since the 2008 season.

To be eligible for Capital One Academic All-America team, a student-athlete must be nominated by their school's sports information director as well as be a starter or key reserve, a sophomore academically and athletically as well as possess a 3.3 GPA or higher.

Kayla Vogel
Volleyball

TOWSON, Md. - - Madonna University senior Kayla Vogel (Hastings, Mich. / Hasings) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Volleyball College Division First Team as selected by the members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Vogel's selection marks the fourth time in the last five years that a Madonna volleyball student-athlete has been tabbed to the All-America team, joining Karie Altman (2010, 2011) and Nastija Baranovska (2012). Vogel is also the third Crusader to earn Academic All-America honors this fall, joining fellow first team selection Ryan Williams in men's soccer and second team selection Ashley Parent in women's soccer.

The lone first team selection with a perfect 4.0 grade point average, Vogel is one of just six student-athletes selected for the first team out of all eligible players from every NAIA and Canadian university as well as all junior and community colleges. A total of just 12 student-athletes were selected for one of college sports highest honors on the first and second teams combined. 

A 2014 All-Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference first team selection on the court, Vogel was also selected to the Academic All-WHAC and NAIA Scholar-Athlete teams for her work in the classroom for the second straight year. This season Vogel (psychology - mental health major) ranked second on the team with 362 kills and 213 total blocks with a .263 attack percentage that led the MU regulars.

In 2014 Vogel and the Crusaders appeared in the NAIA National Championship, MU's 14th appearance in the program's 28 years of existence. The Crusaders finished the season with a 38-9 overall record, the program's 28th straight winning season.

To be eligible for Capital One Academic All-America team, a student-athlete must be nominated by their school's sports information director as well as be a starter or key reserve, a sophomore academically and athletically as well as possess a 3.3 GPA or higher.