MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Goalkeeper Stephen Lunney was the man of the match for Martin Methodist (Tenn.), knocking home the final penalty kick to send the RedHawks to their first-ever NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship final, after making the lone penalty-kick save. The RedHawks keeper is also stellar in the classroom, having been named the Capital One College Division Academic All-America® Player of the Year this season while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.95.
Martin Methodist will take on the winner of No. 2 seed Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) and No. 11-seeded Auburn Montgomery in the 2013 NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship final at 3:00 p.m. Saturday. The second semifinal match, between the Blue Raiders and Warhawks, will be played this afternoon. Both matches will take place at the Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex in Montgomery, Ala.
Five student-athletes from the Association of Independent Institutions Conference were among the 391 volleyball student-athletes that have been named 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes.
The honorees included three from Ashford University and one each from Lindenwood University-Belleville and Johnson & Wales (Colo.).