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Dordt Lacrosse Team Earns District Sportsmanship Award

The Dordt College Lacrosse team has been named the recipient of the District 7 Jim "Ace" Adams Sportsmanship Award for the 2003 season. The team, which holds club status at Dordt College, recently completed a 6-4 spring season record and was nominated for the sportsmanship award by Charlie Hagan, a lacrosse referee from Omaha, Nebraska, who worked at some of Dordt's home matches.

Hagan's nomination says, "The men from Dordt College have established themselves as successful pioneers who've set a standard for excellence in a new program."

The "Sowers," as they are nicknamed, are a student-run club and are recognized, according to Hagan, as a program that has established positive relationships within the college community and the region. Hagan also notes the willingness of the student athletes to assist fledgling programs.

"These young student athletes are not self centered. On the contrary, they've actively shared their love of lacrosse by assisting programs at nearby schools. As a result, Northwestern College entered the Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference as a new program and the University of South Dakota is close behind," he says.

The Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference is made up of a variety of schools in the Midwest including Kansas, Kansas State, Creighton, Nebraska, Northern Illinois, Lindenwood, and Northwestern (Iowa).