Weekend highlights; a look forward

We had a spectacular weekend on campus and off, with several outstanding athletic results and other events of which you should be proud. And this week looks to be just as promising!

The President and First Lady were thrilled to help host three coaches/chaperones and 13 members of a girl’s basketball team from our sister city in Noisy-le-Roi, France. Trustee Mae Ola Dunklin helped arranged their visit to Albion College and helped to host them in the President’s Box — complete with t-shirts, sweatshirts and hot dogs — for the football game. The President and First Lady also saw them a little later at the AC Drip Ball, hosted by AC Drip, a group of students who bring out Albion’s diversity through fashion. It was a spectacular event and First Couple were pleased to be invited.

No. 20 Albion College football celebrated a 37-9 win over Adrian College. Albion improves to a spotless 8-0 on the year, matching the 1996 team as the last time the Brits started a season with eight consecutive wins. This Saturday, Albion takes on Olivet College at noon.

Women’s Volleyball
The No. 22 Albion College volleyball team made quick work of St. Mary’s College, dropping the Belles in straight sets to close out the regular season. Albion earned its 23rd win, improving on its already best season in program history. Today at 7 p.m., the No. 3-seeded Britons host No. 6 Kalamazoo in the first round of the MIAA Tournament.

The Albion College cross-country teams competed in the MIAA Championships. Megan McCulloch placed eighth overall becoming an All-MIAA runner again, guiding the women’s team to a fifth-place finish. The men’s team took eighth. Albion will take part in the Division III Regional race Nov. 12 hosted by Hope College.

Men’s Soccer
In double overtime, Grady Lycan scored the game-winning goal to lift the No. 4 men’s soccer team to a 1-0 win over No. 5 Kalamazoo in the opening round of the MIAA Tournament. With the win, the Britons ensure a winning season — their first since 2006. Albion will head to the MIAA Semifinals, taking on the No. 1 seed Calvin University. Kickoff Tuesday is set for 7 p.m.

Women’s Soccer
The No. 5 Albion College women’s soccer team’s 0-0 (4-3 PK) win over No. 4 Adrian College in the first round of the MIAA Tournament took awhile, but ended . with the Britons advancing into the next round. Wednesday, the Britons head to No. 1 Calvin for a 7 p.m. match in the semifinals.

Men’s Swimming and Diving
In their second dual meet of the season, the Albion College men’s swimming and diving team defeated Wabash College, 129-111 Saturday. Albion will be back in

Women’s Swimming and Diving
Taking on a Division II opponent, the Albion College women’s swimming and diving team dropped a close meet to Hillsdale College, 136-91.

It was another outstanding week to be a Brit!