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Bemidji State’s Tiffany VanHaaften heads the ball during a recent game against Michigan Tech. The midfielder missed all of last season following ACL surgery but has come back this season to lead the Beavers in scoring. She’s helped lead the young Beavers on and off the field. BSU Photo Services

Good as new: BSU’s VanHaaften overcoming ACL injuries to lead young team

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BEMIDJI – Just get it to Tiff.

That’s been something of a motto for the young players on the Bemidji State soccer team this season.


The Beavers, off to a 3-2-1 start, knew having 12 freshmen and eight sophomores on the squad would give them lots of talent with little playing experience.

But luckily for those youngsters, Tiffany VanHaaften is back and better than ever.

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Jack Hittinger
Jack Hittinger is the sports editor of the Bemidji Pioneer. He is also the Bemidji State beat writer. He hails from the Great State of Michigan. Read his Bemidji State blog at and follow him on Twitter at @Jackhitts.
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