Griffon football moved up from No. 8 to No. 7 in the AFCA top 25 Division II Coaches’ Poll released on Monday. The Griffons are ranked No. 5 in the D2Football.com media poll and are off the a 3-0 start for the fourth time under coach Jerry Partridge.
Griffon running back Michael Hill needs 57 yards rushing this weekend at Fort Hays State to become Western’s all-time career rushing leader. The current record stands at 3,396 and Hill has ran for 3,340 on 683 carries. Hill ranks third in the country in rushing on the season with 179.67 yards per-game and is averaging 8.2 yards per-carry. Hill has ran for 539 yards on 66 carries in the Griffons first three games.
Former Griffon kicker Greg Zuerlein has hit a perfect 6-for-6 field goals and 4-for-4 on extra points in the first two games of his NFL career for the Rams. Zuerlein’s six fields goals are tie for the NFL lead and three of the fields goals were from over 40 yards, with the longest being 48.
Katie Kempf has scored four of the seven goals for Griffons soccer after six games including two game-winners.
Stephanie Hattey leads the Griffons volleyball in kills with 82 and assists with 223. Sarah Faubel has a team best 124 digs.
Griffons Women’s Golf finished sixth out of 16 at the Wildwood Invitational. Freshman Callie Wilson finished in a tie for seventh with a score of 155, while Natalie Bird tied for tenth, finishing with a 158.