Big Rapids’ Gifford, Strpko Sign with Northwood
BIG RAPIDS – Big Rapids seniors Mason Gifford and Lance Strpko signed their National Letters of Intent with the Northwood University men’s soccer program on Wednesday.
The duo helped lead Big Rapids to a Central State Activities Association and district championship in 2017 and the school’s first-ever regional win.
Both four-year varsity players, Gifford garnered All-District and All-CSAA honors in all four seasons. Gifford was twice named All-Region and earned All-State Honorable Mention honors in 2016 and First Team All-State honors in 2017. The forward holds the school record for goals in a season (28) and in a career (81).
A midfielder, Strpko tallied 31 goals and 25 assists during his career, earning All-District and All-CSAA honors during his senior campaign.