Sports Shorts


Men’s and women’s cross country

The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Sunshine State Conference Championship in Melbourne, Fla. on Oct. 22.

The men’s team finished third overall with 64 points. Christian Oppel earned a spot on the 2016 All-SSC team, with a ninth place finish and a time of 25:23.95.

On the women’s side, the Sharks came in sixth overall with a total of 132 points. Sophomore Anabel Knoll led the team with a seventh place finish. Her time of 21:54.21 also earned All-SSC Team honors for the second time in her collegiate career.

Men’s golf

The men’s golf team finished third overall the Otter Invitational on Oct. 11-12 in Seaside, Calif. The Sharks finished with a team score seven strokes over par.

Men’s soccer

NSU’s men’s soccer team fell 2-1 to Eckerd on Oct. 22. Bestun Mohammed put the Sharks on the scoreboard early in the game, but Eckerd answered back with two goals of their own. The Sharks are now 3-10 on the season, and 1-7 SSC play.

Women’s soccer

NSU’s No. 1 ranked women’s soccer team defeated Eckerd 2-1 on Oct. 22, to earn a record six consecutive shut outs in home games. Myriah Troutman and Sini Laaksonen scored a goal each for the Sharks, and goalkeeper Ida Norstrom added five saves. The Sharks are now 5-0-2 in SSC play.

Women’s volleyball

Saint Leo defeated the women’s volleyball team in five sets on Oct. 22. Jessica Ronyak led the Sharks with 18 kills and 10 digs. With this loss, the Sharks fell to 11-10 on the season and 3-5 in SSC play.