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Hoffman Estates' Wille to roll for McKendree

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  • Hoffman Estates standout Sarah Wille will continue to bowl in college at McKendree University.

       Hoffman Estates standout Sarah Wille will continue to bowl in college at McKendree University.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

 
 

Hoffman Estates senior Sarah Wille has signed a letter of intent to attend Mckendree University in downstate Lebanon.

Wille, the Mid-Suburban League champion last year, has been a varsity bowler for four years.

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"She is looking to repeat this year," said Hawks coach Dan Pfligler. "She was team captain last year and most likely will have the same role again this year."

Wille finished in the state's top 20 the last two seasons.

"She is an outstanding student and a good bowler who is dedicated," Pfligler added. "Sarah is a hard worker and strives to be successful at high levels. She is excited to bowl as a senior at Hoffman Estates and also excited that she signed to Mckendree."

Women's cross country

North Central College senior Nora Ferguson (Schaumburg) recently ended the 2013 season at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional Championships held at Saukie Golf Course in Rock Island, where she finished 46th in the field (23:02.9) of 38 teams.

The Cardinals were sixth as a team.

For the season, Ferguson competed in seven races, highlighted by four top-10 finishes.

Her best finish came at the Benedictine University Eagles Invitational, placing second (22:47.20).

Ferguson also finished seventh (23.03.72) at the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin championships held at St. James Farm in Warrenville.

• North Central College freshman Amanda Cortese (Hersey) finished 68th (23.24.6) in the above mentioned NCAA championships.

Women's tennis

Hoffman Estates' Courtney Lang has signed a letter of intent to continue her tennis career at Grand Valley State in Michigan.

She is the first female athlete in Hoffman history to qualify for the state tennis tourney four years in a row.

"Courtney is a hard worker," said Hawks tennis coach Greg Rouse. "She is humble and goes out of her way to help others. She is looking forward to playing tennis in college."

Women's hockey

Marian University junior forward Nina Laurie of Palatine is the National College Hockey Association's women's offensive player of the week.

Laurie helped the Sabres to a weekend sweep of Finlandia University, coming up with clutch plays while scoring 2 goals and adding an assist.

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