Another Glasgow heads east for rowing

Updated 10/9/2017 9:05 PM
  • Claudia Glasgow

    Claudia Glasgow

A three-time letter winner in volleyball at Rolling Meadows High School, Trevor Glasgow netted himself a new career in college as he walked on to the Dartmouth rowing team.

And Claudia Glasgow decided to follow in her brother's footsteps.

Claudia's determination has allowed the Rolling Meadows senior to make a verbal commitment to row for the Bucknell University team Lewisburg, Penn.

"I got interested in rowing because my brother Trevor had taken it up before he left for college," said Claudia, who like her brother played volleyball at Meadows. "He really enjoyed it and worked with a team named ARC out of Wilmette. When he walked on to the crew team at Dartmouth and rowed in college, it encouraged me to work harder."

So Claudia joined the Chicago Rowing Foundation, and she was eventually placed in the 1st Boat.

" I found I really liked the dedication, hard work and teamwork of the people I was rowing with," she said. "There is nothing like being on the water with these people as the sun rises and you get to see the sun's first rays lighting up the Baha'i Temple as you row past on the river."

Bucknell officials saw Glasgow at a regatta.

"CRF is a destination for rowing recruiters nationwide," Glasgow said. "Bucknell saw me and my dad (Tom), and I went to visit the school."

The rest is history.

"The school is absolutely beautiful and has one of the best academic reputations in the nation," she said. "The coaches are amazing and have been to multiple NCAA championships so I am excited about participating in that."

She plans to study business global management.

"Bucknell offers a great school in that area," Glasgow said. "And it competes with the Patriot and Ivy League schools. Glasgow feels fortunate to be doing what she loves in college.

"Bucknell is a Patriot league school so I will get to row against some of the best crew teams in the nation while studying at a school that will be challenging and fun," she. added. "I'm just glad the decision is done so that I can relax and enjoy my senior year."

Herstedt into Hall of Fame

Arvid Herstedt, who directed Palatine's football program from 1963 to 1977, was inducted in Augustana Hall of Fame. After graduating from Augustana in 1961, Herstedt received his master's degree from Northern Illinois and embarked on a 28-year career as a teacher, coach and vocational coordinator at Palatine. He assisted with wrestling and track and was co-owner of K & H Builders for 30 years.

At Augustana, he starred in football and track and field/.

As a junior, he was a second team All-College Conference of Illinois selection at defensive tackle. As a senior, he was a Viking captain and MVP and was again a second team All-CCI pick. In addition, he was selected to the NAIA All-District team covering the state of Illinois and earned Little All-America honorable mention from The Associated Press.

In track and field, Herstedt was Augustana's second-leading scorer as a freshman with 60 points in 10 meets. He broke an 11-year-old school record in the shot put with a 45-foot, 3¼-inch heave at the Elmhurst Invitational. He would go on to set a new school standard in the event in each of his four years as a Viking.

Now retired, Arv and his wife Karen reside in Surprise, Ariz.

The couple has three children -- Laurie, Lyn and Dan -- as well as grandchildren Chelsea, Samuel, Caroline and Joseph Roseri.

Of his Augustana years, Herstedt recalls "excellent faculty and education," adding it was "a privilege to play for the Vikings."

He said "It's a great honor knowing I have been a part of the history of Augustana College and I was very proud to wear the Blue & Gold."

A first-generation college graduate, Herstedt expressed thanks to his parents, Arvid and Mary, and to Augustana "for instilling a strong work ethic which has carried me my entire life."

More thanks were directed to Lundeen "for giving me the opportunity to come to Augustana" and to Jamison, who passed away in 2014 and who Arv calls "my great friend."

Women's golf

Illinois State senior Kiley Walsh (Prospect) finished with the lowest three-round score for the Redbirds in Missouri's Johnie Imes Invitational at the par-72, 6,204-yard Club at Old Hawthorne.

ISU placed tenth after shooting a 302 in each of the final two rounds to finish with a 906. Missouri won with an 861 score.

Walsh shot a 5-over-par 221 (72-71-78), placing her in a tie for 19th place. She carded a 1-under-par 71 (36-35) in her second round, which broke her collegiate low of an even par 72.

Walsh finished the round with four birdies, with two coming on each side. She concluded her tournament with a final round score of a 6-over-par 78 (36-42).

Walsh also recorded her team's second-best score Illinois State tied for tie for 15th place at Kentucky's Bettie Lou Invitational at the par-72, 6,221-yard University Club of Kentucky golf course in Lexington.

She finished with a three-round score of 234 (75-78-81) and produced a solid front nine score of an even par 36 in her final round. She produced 2 birdies over her final two rounds.

• Bradley senior Ally Scaccia (Prospect) registered her 12th consecutive sub-80 round and 80th career effort in the 70s or better with a 5-over 77 in the Bettie Lou Evans Invitational. She ended in a tie for 48th in the 16-team field as Bradley placed ninth in the 16-team field.

• Concordia-Wisconsin freshman Amy Carpenter (Elk Grove) finished in 20th overall with a 312 total score (100-105-107), which included 3 pars and 19 bogeys as the Falcons overcame an 8-shot deficit to win the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Championship by 10 strokes at the Meadowbrook Country Club in Mount Pleasant, Wis.

Women's tennis

Millikin's Madeline Delano (Buffalo Grove) won at No. 3 doubles 8-5 as the Big Blue fell to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 7-2 in Terre Haute, Ind.

Fall softball

Wisconsin-Oshkosh freshman Katie Fontanetta (Buffalo Grove) collected 2 hits, 2 runs and a RBI while classmate Lydia Schutlz (Rolling Meadows) pitched 2 scoreless innings to help the Titans defeat Wisconsin Lutheran.

Women's volleyball

Concordia-Chicago freshman middle hitter Julia Spitelli (Schaumburg) was named the school's athlete of the week as she helped lead her team to a 2-1 record.

Spitelli put down 24 kills on 42 attempts against just 3 errors for an attack percentage of .500.

She hit .588 against Maranatha Baptist University, which established her season best. Men's golf

Oakton Community College's Chris Blaha (Conant) was named the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Medalist of the Year, ranking first of all golfers in the eight-team league with his 74.5 average.

"This honor feels so good after all the hard work I put in all season," Blaha said in the school's release. "I'm very ecstatic to represent Oakton as golfer of the year."

Louis Walker, Oakton men's golf coach, said Blaha's drives were a huge part of his success.

"Chris constantly hits the ball over 300 yards off the tee, putting himself in good position from the start," Walker said. "His overall performance was extremely impressive, and he definitely earned it."

Other Oakton golfers stood out in league play, as two Owls finished among the ISCC's top 10.

Stephen Bukieski (Schaumburg) owned a 75 average to take second.

Blaha was medalist at the recent NJCAA Region IV Classic held at Senica's Oak Ridge Golf Club in La Salle. He took the top spot over approximately 60 golfers shooting par (72) at the 18-hole, 6,900-yard golf course.

"I shot under par under on all the par 5's, and that was key to my success," Blaha said.


Former all-area Buffalo Grove shortstop Jeff Perconte has been hired as assistant general counsel for the Major League Baseball Players Association, according to

In his role, the 39-year-old Perconte will assist with the MLBPA's enforcement and administration of the industry's collectively bargained agreements as well as other internal and external legal matters.

"We're very happy to welcome Jeffrey to the MLBPA, and I'm confident his prior experiences will serve the union well as we strive to protect and advance the rights of our membership," stated MLBPA director Tony Clark.

Perconte joins the MLBPA after having spent six years as an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago, Illinois and two years as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Timothy J. Corrigan. In addition to his government service, Perconte has practiced in the private sector at law firms Winston & Strawn and Drinker, Biddle & Reath. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Notre Dame, where, as an undergraduate, he co-captained the baseball team and was named a first-team Academic all-American.

He was a three-time all-conference, all-area shortstop at Buffalo Grove, helping the Bison to a conference title as a sophomore. Perconte also played on the Arlington Heights state champion American Legion team as a sophomore.


Augustana freshman safety John Kappel (Wheeling) has led the Vikings in tackles each of the last two weeks and now ranks third on the team with 34. Senior lineman Grant Burke (Hersey) has a team-high 6 tackles for loss.

Kappel led the Vikings' defense with 10 tackles in a 28-10loss to Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday

Men's golf

Augustana freshmen Nicholas Bavaro (St. Viator) fired a 78 to tie for 20th at the Iowa Wesleyan Fall Invite at Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course. The Vikings finished in a third-place tie among 13 squads.

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