On Friday, February 25, Vanguard’s Men’s and Women’s basketball teams will honor their seniors as they take the court against GSAC rival The Masters College for one last home game.
A total of four seniors from the men’s team will be honored as they play in the “Pit” for the final time. Guard Landon Plumier, guard Drew Bruns, post Josh Sandberg and post Alex Chapman will all be recognized for all the contributions they have brought to the basketball program as they lead the charge for the Lions, who will be fighting for playoff positioning in what will hopefully be a resounding victory.
Plumier, the only four-year member of the squad, has been one of the Lion’s strongest leaders for the past few years. Bruns, a fixture in the program for three years, has established himself a reputation as one of the most dangerous 3-point artists in the GSAC. Sandberg, also in his third year with the Lions, has been known for his incredible heart and intensity no matter the situation. And finally, Chapman has been the Lions’ standout player this year while leading the team in both scoring and rebounding.
Three seniors from the women’s team will be celebrated for all they have done to continue the legacy of greatness one has become accustomed to seeing from the women’s program. Guard Danielle Arriola, post Molly Pfohl and guard Sarah Boyd will lead the way for the Lions as they aim to win their final regular season home game.
Ariolla, in her first year at Vanguard, has brought a lot of leadership and experience to a young team. Pfohl, a four-year player, has developed into one of the top players in the GSAC while leading the team in both scoring and rebounding. Lastly, Boyd, another four-year player, who leads the team in assists and is second in scoring, has brought an incredible amount of leadership, experience and hustle to the Lions in her four years here.
Vanguard University is honored to have had all of these great players and people take part in its athletics programs. Each of these seven student athletes has been an integral part of the VU community and an asset to their respective programs.
The Intercollegiate Athletic Program at Vanguard University is dedicated to the holistic growth and development of all student athletes, teaching them to lead Christ-centered lives on and off the field of competition. The program encourages a high standard of academic and athletic excellence that embraces character building.
For more information on the VU men’s and women’s basketball teams, please visit www.vanguard.edu/athletics.