Hersey's Schmidt follows coach's footsteps to Augustana
Trey Schmidt is following in his coach's footsteps.
The Hersey senior infielder and pitcher has announced he will continue his baseball career at Augustana College in Rock Island, the same school where Huskies head coach Walter Brownley was a standout third baseman after playing at Schaumburg.
Last fall, Schmidt excelled on the soccer field, where he was named All-Mid-Suburban League for coach Mike Rusniak's Huskies. He also earned all-sectional from the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association and was a Daily Herald All-Area selection.
He is a four-year honor roll member at Hersey and a Mid-Suburban League Academic Award winner.
Schmidt is joining a Vikings program that has won at least 25 games in 20 of the last 21 years, including 10 seasons of 30 wins or better.
Trinity International senior Katelyn Sommers (Buffalo Grove) was chosen team MVP for the second consecutive season. It is her third straight season winning the award as she was also Harper's MVP during its national championship season in 2016.
Sommers was also named academic all-conference and an NCAA scholar athlete. After two seasons, she finished fourth on Trinity's all time list for assists.
She holds the top two positions in individual season assist percentage and finished this past season No. 12 in the country for assists.
Illinois Wesleyan senior Julie Josten (Fremd) and freshman Colleen Palczynski (Prospect) each had a hit in the Titans' 4-1 victory over Milwaukee School of Engineering in the regional semifinal of the NCAA Division III tournament.
The Titans then won the regional for the fourth straight year over Calvin and will compete in the NCAA Super regional beginning May 17.
Thomas Middle School's Kristen Christiansen recently accepted her award for Coach of the Year after directing the Wolfpack to an 18-1 record in 2018.
The Buffalo Grove High School graduate received the honor on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal.
North Central junior midfielder Christina Truver (Fremd) was chosen to the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin all-conference team.
Truver became the first Cardinal to win CCIW Defensive Player of the Year honors as she led the conference in both ground balls per game (6.14) and caused turnovers per game (3.86).
She was named an all-conference performer for the third straight season, and second in a row on the first team.
• Augustana's Emily Lucnik (Schaumburg) was honored at the Vikings' Senior Day when they wrapped up the season with an 18-0 triumph over Elmhurst.
She played a key role this spring, scoring 24 goals with 4 assists for 28 points.
Lewis' Brandon Post (Elk Grove) drove in his team's first 2 runs with a double to left center before the No. 8 seeded Flyers dropped a 5-4 decision to top-seeded Quincy in the Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament opener for both clubs.
North Central junior goalkeeper Dylan Cost, a Barrington resident who prepped at Cary-Grove, was selected as a College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Player of the Week.
Cost totaled 30 saves and 12 ground balls when the Cardinals went 1-1. He tallied 15 saves and 8 ground balls in a 6-5 win at Dubuque, followed by 15 saves and 8 ground balls in a 13-12 overtime loss at Carthage to close out the 2019 season.
University of Notre Dame defenseman Bobby Nardella (Leyden) earned second-team (West) CCM/AHCA All-America honors.
Nardella signed a two-year entry level contract with the Washington Capitals beginning with the 2019-20 season.
He led the Irish in scoring as a senior by scoring 8 goals and adding a team-best 26 assists for 34 points. He was the first defenseman in program history to lead the Irish in scoring.
Part of Notre Dame's first class in program history to reach the NCAA tournament in all four seasons, Nardella scored the extra-attacker goal to force overtime in Notre Dame's eventual 3-2 NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal win over Clarkson.
He became the 15th all-American in program history (16 All-America honors) and the third in the last three years, joining Cale Morris (First Team/West, 2017-18) and Anders Bjork (Second Team/East, 2016-17). He is the sixth defenseman in program history to earn All-America honors.
Nardella was a key member of the Notre Dame blue line over the last four seasons, helping the Irish to Frozen Four appearances in 2017 and 2018. He also helped secure the 2017-18 Big Ten regular season championship and the 2018 and 2019 Big Ten tournament titles.
He is a political science major in the College of Arts and Letters and is set to graduate in May.
The John Ulrich 2019 girls and boys basketball summer program at Immanuel Lutheran is announcing its 30th summer instructional program.
The Hall of Fame Basketball Skills Camps, directed by hall of famer John Ulrich, will be held June 3 to July 10. There will be sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for six weeks. The program is for second grade through sophomores in high school.
The camp focuses on high-level skills.
For more information, contact coach Ulrich at (847) 204-5015 or visit the website johnulrichbasketball.com.
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