Alumni Update: 3 Grand Meadow grads are chipping in

Published 8:51 pm Tuesday, November 9, 2010


The Hamline University football team has gotten a boost on defense from three Grand Meadow grads this season.

The Pipers (1-8 overall) have gotten solid play from linebackers Brady Lorenzen, Josh Bain and Justin Bain — who are all seniors.

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Justin Bain is second on the team with 70 tackles, and he’s also chipped in 10 tackles for a loss, and two sacks, while forcing 2 fumbles and recovering 2 fumbles.

Lorenzen seventh on the team with 35 tackles, and he has 5.5 tackles for a loss and one sack.

Josh Bain has 16 tackles with two tackles for a loss in just two games played.

Blooming Prairie grad Spencer Ohm continues to have a good season for the Concordia University football team in St. Paul.

He threw for 326 yards and three scores in a 56-7 win over Upper Iowa in St. Paul Saturday.

On the season, Ohm has thrown for 2032 yards with 21 touchdowns while completing 63.1 percent of his passes. Ohm is also third on Concordia (7-3 overall) with 140 rushing yards and one TD.

Ohm, a 6-3 220 pound junior, threw for just 1,594 yards and 8 TDs in his first two seasons combined.


Austin grad Nichelle Grage has 124 set assists (3.54 per set) this season for the University of Minnesota-Morris volleyball team.

Grage, a 2009 Austin grad, also has 22 digs and 5 blocks for the Cougars (20-12 overall).

Alyssa Nelson, a 2007 Hayfield grad, was recently named to the All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Volleyball Team.

Nelson, a senior middle blocker for the University of Minnesota-Duluth, set a career-high with 10 blocks against MSU Moorhead Saturday. She leads the NSIC with 115 blocks (1.19 per set) and also has 264 kills (2.72 per set) with a .300 hitting average.

LeRoy/Ostrander grad Kaylee Bunne finished the season with the fourth most kills (82) for the Saint Mary’s University volleyball team in Winona this season.

Bunne, a 2010 L/O grad, averaged .75 kills per set, while connecting on .231 of her attacks. She was second on the team with 64 blocks (.59 per set).

The Cardinals finished 21-10 overall, but missed out on the NCAA Division III tournament.