Football

#7 Sam Van Ginkel
Freshman from Rock Valley, Iowa

Position:Defensive End
Height:6-5
Weight:220
Class year:Freshman
Hometown:Rock Valley, Iowa
High school:Western Christian
Travis Kooima (coach)

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

Dec16
Two Northwestern College players were named to the Beyond Sports Network (BSN) All-American team as announced earlier today.
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.