Football

#7 Sam Van Ginkel
Sophomore from Rock Valley, Iowa

Position:Defensive End
Height:6-5
Weight:230
Class year:Sophomore
Hometown:Rock Valley, Iowa
High school:Western Christian
Travis Kooima (coach)

2013: earned second team BSN All-American honors; named first team all-conference; played all 11 games; totaled 27 tackles, 15 for a loss of 86 yards; led team with 10.5 sacks and tied for the team lead with five quarterback hurries; recovered three fumbles, forced  one fumble and blocked one kick; scored TD in win over DWU.

2012: did not play-redshirt.

High School: played two years for Western Christian; led the Wolfpack defense with seven sacks and ranked fourth on the team with 54 tackles.

Academic: Business major. Personal: son of Paul and Andrea; brother to Jacob, Emily and Eli.

Season Stats
2013: 11 games, 27 tackles, 15 for a loss, 10.5 sacks, 5 QBH, 3 FR, 1 TD

Career Highs: 4.5 tackles (2x), 2.5 sacks vs DWU

Oct23
Northwestern plays host to Dordt for its Homecoming game this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 25.
Oct18
Brady Timmer scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter as #12 Northwestern comes from behind to defeat Concordia 27-21 in a GPAC football match-up played in Seward, Neb.
Oct16
12th-ranked Northwestern travels to Seward, Neb. to play Concordia in a GPAC football match-up on Saturday, Oct. 25.
Oct11
13th-ranked Northwestern pushed its win streak to four as they defeated Briar Cliff 38-0 in a GPAC match-up played today at DeValois Stadium.
Oct09
Northwestern College looks to stay unbeaten in conference play as they host Briar Cliff in a GPAC match-up on Saturday, Oct. 11.
Sep27
16th-ranked Northwestern stayed unbeaten in conference play with a 8-0 win over Nebraska Wesleyan in GPAC football action played at Abel Stadium in Lincoln, Neb.
Sep25
#16 Northwestern plays its second straight road game as they take on Nebraska Wesleyan in a GPAC match-up on Saturday, Sept. 27.
Sep21
Paul Hutson rushed for two touchdowns and the Raider defense dominated in leading #18 Northwestern to an impressive 35-7 win over #15 Dakota Wesleyan on the Tigers' homecoming.
Sep18
Northwestern College heads to play Dakota Wesleyan for its first road game of the 2014 season in a GPAC match-up between ranked teams.
Sep13
#13 Northwestern defeated Doane 17-10 in overtime in the GPAC opener for both teams. The Red Raiders improve to 1-1 overall while Doane slips to 0-2.
Sep11
13th-ranked Northwestern opens conference play as they play host to Doane on Saturday, Sept. 13.
Aug30
13th-ranked Northwestern opened its 2014 season with a 41-33 loss to Bacone (Okla.) in a non-conference match-up played today on Korver Field at DeValois Stadium.
Aug29
13th-ranked Northwestern opens its 2014 season this weekend as they play host to Bacone College (Okla.) on Saturday, Aug. 30.
Aug25
Today's preview looks at the Red Raider defense as a group and then focuses on the d-line.
Dec16
Two Northwestern College players were named to the Beyond Sports Network (BSN) All-American team as announced earlier today.

2013

Nov23
Northwestern College lost to Missouri Valley 38-13 in a first round match-up of the NAIA Football Championship Series played today at Gregg-Mitchell Field in Marshall, Mo.
Nov21
Northwestern College will play Missouri Valley in the NAIA Football Championship Series First Round on Saturday, Nov. 23.
Nov19
GPAC post-season honors for football were handed out on Tuesday morning and 16 Red Raiders earned all-conference accolades.
Nov16
Davis Bloemendaal threw for a school-record seven touchdowns in leading 13th-ranked Northwestern to a 55-27 win over Midland this afternoon in Fremont, Neb.
Nov14
Northwestern heads to Fremont, Neb. to play Midland in the final game of the regular season for both teams.
Nov09
19th-ranked Northwestern College upset top-ranked Morningside 38-28 on senior day in a GPAC football match-up played on Korver Field at DeValois Stadium in Orange City, Iowa.
Nov07
19th-ranked Northwestern plays host to top-ranked Morningside on Saturday, Nov. 9 in a GPAC football showdown for senior day.
Nov02
Davis Bloemendaal connected with Brice Byker for a 42-yard, game-winning touchdown with just over two minutes left to give 21st-ranked Northwestern a 31-28 win over Hastings on Saturday in Orange City, Iowa.
Oct30
21st-ranked Northwestern College goes for its fourth straight win as they play host to Hastings in a GPAC football match-up on Saturday, Nov. 2.
Oct26
Davis Bloemendaal threw a career-high five touchdowns and rushed for another in leading 23rd-ranked Northwestern to a 48-10 win over Dordt College in a GPAC match-up played today in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Oct24
23rd-ranked Northwestern goes for its third straight win as they head to Sioux Center to play Dordt College in a GPAC football match-up.
Oct19
Northwestern College held off a late rally to defeat #14 Concordia 30-28 in GPAC football played today at DeValois Stadium in Orange City, Iowa.
Oct15
Northwestern College plays host to 14th-ranked Concordia in a GPAC football match-up on Saturday, Oct. 15.
Oct12
Northwestern College defeated Briar Cliff 24-17 in a GPAC football match-up played Saturday night at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion, S.D.
Oct10
.Northwestern College resumes its 2013 season as they play Briar Cliff in a conference match-up on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Sep28
17th-ranked Northwestern lost to Nebraska Wesleyan 22-8 in a GPAC football match-up played in Orange City, Iowa.
Sep26
17th-ranked Northwestern plays host to Nebraska Wesleyan in its annual homecoming game on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Sep21
Isaiah Twitty and Jermaine Ambrose tackled DWU running back Franco Barnaud at the one-yard line as time expired as 21st-ranked Northwestern held on for a 49-42 win over Dakota Wesleyan
Sep18
The long-awaited home opener comes for 21st-ranked Northwestern as they play host to Dakota Wesleyan in a GPAC football match-up on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Sep15
20th-ranked Doane scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter to earn a 34-27 home upset win over #13 Northwestern in the NAIA game of the week played Saturday at Al Papik Field in Crete, Neb.
Sep12
13th-ranked Northwestern travels to Crete, Neb. to play 20th-ranked Doane in the GPAC opener for both teams.