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Libertyville's Joshi commits to Iona

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  • Devika Joshi of Libertyville is committed to play water polo at Iona.

    Devika Joshi of Libertyville is committed to play water polo at Iona.
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Devika Joshi led Libertyville's girls water polo team in goals, assists and steals as a junior.

Wildcats fans are seeing much more of the same from the senior this season.

And in less than year, it will be collegiate fans seeing the skills of Joshi.

She recently made a verbal commitment to play for Iona College in New Rochelle, NY.

During the same week, Joshi was named one of Libertyville 'Athletes of the Week' as she collected 8 goals, 12 steals and 3 assists to help the Wildcats finish with a 3-0 record and win the Barrington tournament. ​


Trinity International freshman Jeff Lindberg (Wauconda) put the finishing touches on the Trojans come-from-behind victory over the Olivet Nazarene Tigers, as the Trojans split a doubleheader with a 6-5 win in 11 innings.

Lindberg not only finished with the game-winning hit, but he recorded the win on the mound as well, pitching the final 2 innings in relief.

• Washington University (St. Louis) sophomore Max Golembo (Stevenson) was selected as the school's "Athlete of the Week' for baseball. Golembo was selected as the baseball hitter of the week for the first time in his career after batting .500 in three games for Washington U.

He was 5-for-8 as the leadoff batter in a pair of one-run wins over No. 11 Birmingham-Southern College.

In the second game against Birmingham-Southern, Golembo was 3-for-4 with 2 doubles, a RBI and a walk. He has now reached base safely in all 27 games.

Men's tennis

Carthage sophomore Ryan Jump (Mundelein) was named the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin men's tennis player of the week.

Jump went 4-0 against CCIW competition, defeating Augustana's Andy Wall (6-3, 6-4) and Millikin's Emerick Fulton (6-0, 6-0) at No. 2 singles.

He then teamed with Alex Boomgarden at No. 2 doubles and defeated Millikin's Chris Klomp and Grand Edwards (8-0) and Augustana's Colin Arnold and Kevin Bayles (9-7).

As a team, Carthage beat Augustana 5-4 and Millikin 8-0.

Men's gymnastics

Illinois junior Mike Wilner (Stevenson) earned All-America honors and helped the Illini finish fourth at the NCAA Championships. Wilner placed sixth on still rings in the individual competition, earning his second consecutive All-America honor in the event.

Men's track

University of Illinois sprinter Brandon Stryganek (Stevenson) won the 100 meters with a time of 10.29 seconds at the Illinois Twilight meet, the fourth-fastest time in school history. He also was part of the Illini's 400-meter relay team that won in 39.61, a facility record.

Missouri redshirt freshman Tim Johnson (Palatine), a sophomore in school, finished second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a personal best time of 9:37.34. He was the No. 1 runner for the Tigers at the annual Missouri Relays on campus in Columbia, Mo.

• North Central junior distance runner Travis Morrison (Hoffman Estates) was selected as an Academic All-College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin for the 2013-14 winter season.

Morrison's personal bests for indoor were the mile (4:15.24 at the Squig Converse Invite) and the 3000-meter (8:21.89 at the CCIW Indoor).

His outdoor bests are the 1,500-meter (4:00.86 at the Wheaton Twilight), 5,000-meter (14:43.63 at the Dr. Keeler Invite) and the 10,000-meter (30:26.43 at the First Chance Invite)

Men's swimming

Michigan State sophomore Ian Rodriguez (Buffalo Grove) took 19th place in the 100-yard backstroke (49.00) and 200-yard backstroke (1:47.01) at the Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Both of his times were lifetime bests and are the second and third fastest times, respectively, in Michigan State history.

Rodriguez was also the recipient of the John Munley Memorial Scholarship which is "awarded to the swimmer or diver who demonstrates an outstanding level of competitiveness, dedication to his sport, and loyalty to Michigan State University.

Women's track

Washington University (St. Louis) senior Anna Etherington (Barrington) was named the school's women's track and field athlete of the week.

Etherington received recognition for the second time this season and seventh time in her career. She cleared a season-best height of 4.00 meters to win the pole vault at the Billiken Invitational hosted by Saint Louis University. Etherington's mark ranks second in NCAA Division III this season and tied her own facility record in the event.

Women's water polo

Iona senior tri-captain Erika Lauraitis (Fremd) scored 10 goals as the Gaels ended their regular season with conference wins over St. Francis College (17-2) and Virginia Military Institute (22-8).

The Gaels finished their regular season with a record of 14-15 and 9-3 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference for a third-place finish.

As the third seed in the MAAC Championships at Marist College April 25-26, Iona will face the host Red Foxes in the semifinal.

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