BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University’s Sarah Stram and Brady Schmidt have been selected as Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week, after outstanding athletic performances during the week of Oct. 13-19.
Stram led the Beavers to a 2-0-0 record in home matches versus Northern State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead Oct. 18-19. She finished the weekend netting four of the Beavers’ seven goals. The Elk Grove Village, Ill. native netted her team-leading seventh and eighth goals of the season in Saturday’s 4-0 win over NSU before posting her ninth and tenth in a 3-0 victory over MSUM Sunday. She now has five goals and two assists in BSU's last three matches.
Stram’s 10th goal of the season established a new career-high for the sophomore, who led the team with seven goals a year ago. She moves into a tie with Lindsey Natwick (2002) and Mary O'Brien (2012) for eighth on BSU's single-season goal scoring list, while her 17 career goals placer her in sole possession of eighth place on BSU’s all-time goal scoring list.
Schmidt helped lead the Bemidji State football team to a homecoming victory dip in Lake Bemidji Oct. 18 after a 31-17 victory over Minot State. The Bemidji, Minn. native finished the weekend recording six receptions for 96 yards, including a season-long 43-yard catch, and a career-high two touchdowns. Schmidt also assisted in the Beavers’ run game charting three carries for nine yards.
The Bemidji State football team, 3-4 overall and 3-0 in the NSIC North, is back in action Oct. 25 as it starts a two-game road stint traveling to University of Minnesota Duluth for a 1 p.m. kickoff from James S. Malosky Stadium.
The BSU soccer team, which improved to 7-6-1 overall and 6-4-1 in NSIC play, rides a five-match unbeaten streak (4-0-1) into a pair of home contests next weekend. BSU hosts Upper Iowa University at 6 p.m. Friday and wraps up the weekend with a 1 p.m. match up with Winona State University. Both matches will be played at Chet Anderson Stadium.