Cary-Grove graduate Ashley Rosch has played a key role in the recent surge of the Illinois State University women's volleyball team.
The Redbirds were 10-4 and 3-0 in Missouri Valley Conference play through midweek. That 10-4 mark includes a recent run where the team went 4-1.
In a 3-0 win over Indiana State, Rosch had 14 kills on 32 swings and hit .312. She also had 5 digs and scored 15 total points.
In a 3-2 loss to Marquette, she had 7 kills and 10 digs. In a 3-0 win over Southern Illinois, Rosch had 10 kills (0 errors) and hit .400. She also had 8 digs. In a 3-0 win over Evansville, Rosch had 13 kills and 3 block assists.
In a 3-0 win over IPFW, Rosch had 9 kills and hit .364 (1 hitting error). She also had 5 digs.
Earlier, the 6-0 sophomore outside hitter was named to the all-tournament team at the IUPUI Hampton Inn Invitational after helping ISU take second in the event with a 2-1 record. In the three matches, Rosch had 37 kills and 22 digs. She recorded a double-double in the team's first match against IUPUI.
On the season, Rosch is leading the team in kills per set at 2.89. She has 153 kills in 53 sets and also has 117 digs (2.21 per set). ISU comes to Chicago this weekend to face conference newcomer Loyola-Chicago.
Kumerow and Moore at Whitewater: South Elgin graduate Jake Kumerow and Elgin alum Dennis Moore have played key roles in the success of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team thus far. Whitewater is 3-0 after wins against Waldorf (65-0), Buffalo State (55-14), and Washington University in St. Louis (17-7).
In the 3 games, Kumerow had 11 catches for 194 yards and 3 touchdowns. He's averaging 17.6 yards per catch.
In the win over Waldorf, he had 4 catches for 62 yards. In the win against Buffalo State, Kumerow had 3 catches for 63 yards and 2 touchdowns. He had TD catches of 36 and 19 yards. Against Washington University, he had 4 catches for 69 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown. His long catch of the season is 36 yards.
Moore currently is second on the team in rushing with 122 yards on 28 carries (4.4 yards per carry). He's scored 2 touchdowns and has a long run this season of 28 yards.
In the Waldorf game, Moore ran 9 times for 42 yards and scored on a 1-yard run. He had a long run of 13 yards. In the win over Washington University, Moore ran 13 times for 81 yards and scored on a 28-yard run. Elletts, Coyne at Northern Illinois: Hampshire alums Connie and Taylor Ellett and Bartlett graduate Samantha Coyne are contributors to the Northern Illinois University women's golf team.
Coyne, playing as an individual at the Illinois State University Redbird Invitational, placed 55th with rounds of 77. 82 and 81. The 77 was a career low and all three scores were below her previous career low of 88. Taylor Ellett took 74th in the season-opener. She had rounds of 83, 82 and 85.
At the Chicago State Cougar Classic, Coyne was eighth with a 153 (75, 78). It was her first career Top 10 finish. Taylor Ellett played as an individual and finished 19th with a 157 (77, 80). Connie Ellett was 54th with a 167 (82-85).
At the UMKC Kangaroo Classic, Taylor Ellett finished 16th with a 235. She shot 76 in the final round after recording rounds of 81 and 78. Coyne was 30th with a 251 (78, 87, 86).
NIU plays this weekend in Fishers, Ind., at The 2013 Preview At The Hawthorne's Golf Club.
Locals at Upper Iowa: Two pairs of sisters are key contributors to the Upper Iowa University women's soccer team. Upper Iowa features Huntley graduates Corinne and Aimee Wronski, along with Crystal Lake South alums Mackenzie and Kelsey Taldone.
In a 2-0 win over Wartburg, Corinne Wronski (redshirt junior forward) had an assist. In an 8-0 win over Coe College, Aimee Wronski had 2 goals, while Mackenzie Taldone had an assist. Aimee Wronski transferred from Illinois State University.
In a 4-2 win over Maryville, Aimee Wronski had 2 goals, while Kelsey Taldone had an assist. In a 2-1 win over Central Oklahoma, Aimee Wronski again had 2 goals. In a 5-1 win over St. Cloud State, Aimee Wronski had 2 goals and an assist. Corinne Wronski had 1 assist.
In a 1-0 overtime win against University of Mary, Aimee Wronski scored her third game-winner of the year with an assist from her sister.
Siemon at Whitewater: Crystal Lake South graduate Rachel Siemon is a freshman on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women's tennis team. Siemon and fellow freshman partner Brooke Hendricks recently were named the UW-Whitewater Walmart doubles team of the week.
They earned the award after making their dual-match debut together in an 8-1 win at No. 3 doubles against Beloit. The pair topped Alex Hinck and Samantha Kinard. The tandem also competed together in a tournament earlier this year and went 2-1.
Krebs at North Park: Cary-Grove alum Tyler Krebs is a wide receiver on the North Park University football team. Krebs played quarterback last year. Thus far, Krebs has 8 catches for 53 yards with a long catch of 20 yards. He had 5 catches for 41 yards in a game against Hope College and had 2 catches for 15 yards against Benedictine University.
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