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Posted on Mon, Nov 14, 2011 : 4:50 p.m.

Former Ann Arbor-area prep athletes succeeding at the next level

By Pete Cunningham


Saline High School graduate Sarah Hoffman won three straight tournaments and was twice named GLIAC golfer of the week for Grand Valley State.

Photo courtesy of Grand Valley State athletics

There are many Ann Arbor-area high school athletes that moved on to the realm of college athletics. The following roundup details some of their recent successes:

Saline High School graduate Sarah Hoffman finished her fall season for the Grand Valley State University women’s golf team on a high note, winning medalist honors in the Lakers’ final three competitions of the season. Hoffman won the Great Lakes Interscholastic Athletic Conference golfer of the week honors each week during the streak and finished her fall season with a 73.9 scoring average leading Grand Valley to a first place finish in the fall standings. (Stories)

• Elsewhere in women’s college golf, Milan High School graduate Lindsey Lammers had a stellar fall season for University of Detroit Mercy. Of the Titans’ four tournaments, Lammers earned medalist honors twice. Lammers, a sophomore, also set school records for individual round-low (67) and 36-hole total (140) at the Detroit Fall Classic, where she finished runner up. (Story)

• Father Gabriel Richard alum Luther Page scored 12 points and had a team-high eight rebounds in the Alabama State men’s basketball team’s 65-40 loss to No. 22 Cincinnati on Sunday. Page also saw significant action in Alabama State's first exhibition game of the season last week, scoring 10 points and grabbing six rebounds in a 65-57 win over Fort Valley State. (Cincinnati Story | FVSU Story)

• The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women’s soccer team advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament over the weekend with a 3-0 win over Illinois State. Huron graduate Helen Steinhauser is a junior midfielder for the Horizon League champion Panthers (19-2) and is fourth on the team in points with four goals and five assists. Milwaukee advances to play Ohio State on Friday. (Story)

• Steinhauser's former high school teammate, Meg Boyer was an honorable mention selection for the All-Centennial Conference women’s soccer team. Boyer, a sophomore at NCAA Division III Haverford College, was second on her team in goals (6), assists (5) and points (17) and tied for the lead in game-winning goals with four. (Story)

• The University of Michigan women’s field hockey team had its season come to a close on Sunday with 5-1 loss to top-ranked North Carolina in the quarfinal round of the NCAA tournament. Pioneer alum Emy Guttman finished her freshman season for the Wolverines second on the team in goals (11) and points (25). Huron grad Ainsley McCallister had two goals and eight assists for Michigan and Pioneer grad Haley Jones finished with a 9-3 record in net and a 1.55 goals against average. (Story)

• Another former Pioneer field hockey player, Sarah Drake, was named first team all-Big Ten. Drake is a junior at the University of Iowa. (Story)

• In Division III, Smith College sophomore Allie Stein, also a Pioneer alum, was named second team All-New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. Stein led Smith in goals (18) goals and assists (8) on the season. (Story)

• After playing basketball for four years at Carnegie Mellon University, Pioneer High School graduate Mathew Pettit parlayed a job with FMC Technologies into an opportunity to play professional basketball for the BK Miners of the Norwegian first division. Or did Pettit parlay his opportunity to play pro basketball for the BK Miners into a job with FMC Technologies? Either way, he’s in Norway, working and playing. (Story)

• Greenhills School alum and 2009 boys soccer player of the year Peter Jacobson scored a pair of goals for Yale in a 2-1 win over Princeton on Saturday in the Bulldogs’ season finale. Jacobson, a sophomore, led the team in goals (7) and points (15) for the year. (Story)

Check back later in the week to read about the next generation of local athletes moving on to play in college. will details those who signed National Letters of Intent during he early signing period.



Tue, Dec 6, 2011 : 12:48 a.m.

Couple of Pioneer (2008 graduates) tennis first team All State players have had success in the MIAA conference. Nate Eddy at Kalamazoo College and Danny Frank at Albion College have both been selected to the all conference teams by the league tennis coaches.

Pete Cunningham

Thu, Nov 17, 2011 : 7:06 a.m.

Another accidental omission, former Huron High School field hockey player Lisa Masini -- a junior at Dartmouth -- was named second-team All-Ivy League. Masini had four goals and 18 assists in 17 games for the Big Green.


Tue, Nov 15, 2011 : 7:49 p.m.

Anna Cooke (Pioneer, 2007) has been omitted. Anna has just completed her career as a four-year starter in goal for the perennial top-ten D-III field hockey program at Salisbury University. Top-ten ranking throughout her career, National Championship in 2009. Anna's career goals-against average was 0.63; her career win/loss record is 64 - 9. Set a new program record for career shutouts at SU with 33. All Capital Athletic Conference 2010 and 2011.