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Senior Standouts

by Published: Nov 28, 2012

Skyler Stoker
Displaying his skills at run­ning back and return­ing kick­offs, Stoker said, “Ferris made me grow up as a per­son and really made me mature. You either sink or swim.”
Racking up 230 all-purpose yards at Saginaw Valley State high­lighted Stoker’s career, as the 2012 GLIAC Honorable Mention hon­oree has earned three Ferris let­ters. “Right now I’m train­ing to go try out for the NFL Draft. If that doesn’t hap­pen, I still have some more school because I’m going into admin­is­tra­tion, and one day I want to be a sports admin­is­tra­tor at a high school,” Stoker said.

Trevor Smolinski
An offen­sive line­man from Battle Creek, Smolinski has started every game in 2010 and 2011. He has received three Ferris let­ters since becom­ing a Bulldog. Smolinksi is also the win­ner of the “Bill and Lynne Scheible Scholarship Award for Tomorrow’s Team Offensive Player of the Year, GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team. “

Tayo Moss
Earning 2011 and 2012 All-GLIAC First Team hon­ors, Moss was a stand­out line­backer for the Bulldogs this sea­son. Growing up in South Rockwood, Moss said, “Coach Annese made us play more like a team, and gave us com­radery and taught us to have each other’s backs.” Moss also enjoys base­ball and bas­ket­ball and has big­ger plans for the future, “I plan on going to grad school for psy­chol­ogy,” said Moss.

Hillary Procunier
Procunier, who grew up in Davidson, is a for­ward for the soc­cer team. She started in 15 matches this sea­son and other than soc­cer enjoys read­ing and golf. “Ferris taught me that I’m able to stand out, and if you ever have any prob­lems that teach­ers will help you,” Procunier said. She earned three Ferris let­ters through­out her career and plans on going into radi­ol­ogy as she said, “After col­lege, I plan to get a job as an x-ray tech.”

Lindsay Miller
Growing up in Granger, Ind., Miller played in all games in 2012 and helped lead the Bulldogs to a GLIAC North Division Championship and an NCAA tour­na­ment berth as a mid­dle hit­ter. “Ferris taught me that life is hard work. When things get tough, you can’t give up,” Miller said. She earned two Ferris let­ters in her career and also enjoys pho­tog­ra­phy. Miller said, “I plan on becom­ing a phar­ma­cist and I’m apply­ing for phar­macy school now.”

Brad Iskow
Iskow, who hails from Bad Axe, plays defen­sive end for the foot­ball team. “Ferris was great and gave me an oppor­tu­nity to grow both ath­let­i­cally and pro­fes­sion­ally,” Iskow said. Earning three Ferris let­ters in his time, he was also a 2012 All-GLIAC First Team. His inter­ests include cook­ing, hockey and track. “I plan to enter the NFL Draft, and if that doesn’t work out go into the man­age­ment indus­try as a sports manger,” Iskow said.

Jaime Barrera
As a social stud­ies edu­ca­tion major at Ferris, senior defen­sive back Barrera com­pleted his last sea­son as an ath­lete ranked third in total tack­les with 76. Barrera did not com­plete the sea­son as he expected to due to receiv­ing a shoul­der injury in the Bulldogs home­com­ing game against Hillsdale, Oct. 13. Barrera plans to assist defen­sive back coach Ryan Hodges to earn coach­ing expe­ri­ence while he fin­ishes his degree at Ferris. “Being one of the lead­ers on the team, I knew what to expect out of our ath­letes and the coach­ing staff really helped improve what we needed to do to be a bet­ter team,” Barrera said.

Samantha Fordyce
As a cap­tain for the vol­ley­ball team, Fordyce claimed All-GLIAC First Team hon­ors as a set­ter. “I think Ferris has taught me about all of my life lessons, whether it is the vol­ley­ball team or in class it helped me work together as a team and become suc­cess­ful in life,” Fordyce said. The senior who hails from DeWitt enjoys movies, singing and danc­ing and has earned three Ferris let­ters. As for what’s next Fordyce said, “I’m going to grad school here for the optom­e­try pro­gram and hope­fully one day I can become a doc­tor around the Grand Rapids area help­ing peo­ple see better.”

Jordan Morgan
A defen­sive end from Chicago, Ill., Morgan was a 2012 Pre-Season All-American and earned defen­sive MVP of the team in 2012. “Coach Annese changed things by mak­ing every­thing about the team and it really helped us improve,” Morgan said. He has earned three Ferris let­ters and is plan­ning on major­ing in his­tory education.