Jordan Myers, a Waubonsie Valley graduate, is looking forward to getting back to the soccer field for her senior season.
But, she is currently celebrating her junior season. She was recently one of five Wisconsin-Whitewater athletes to be named to the NCAA Division III All-North Region team sponsored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
For her junior season, she was topped only once, in the NCAA Division III playoffs. She finished the year with a record of 16-1-4. She made 79 saves and allowed only 19 goals. Of her victories, eight were shutouts.
“If there is one thing I want to be better at next year, it is to be more consistent and steady,” said Myers. “For me, it is about winning soccer games, not getting an individual honor. I would gladly trade every single one for a national title. I just want to get beyond the third round. The entire team provided the defense this year. I loved the record, that was great.”
Myers was one of three Wisconsin-Whitewater athletes named to the first team. One other was named to the second team, while a fifth player was named to the third team. UWW finished 17-1-4 and 8-0 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Santa Clara got a 29-point performance from Jared Brownridge (Waubonsie Valley) as they downed Loyola Marymount 86-81 in overtime. Brownridge hit 9-of-19 from the field including four treys, and 7-of-8 from the free throw line. The starting guard also had 18 points in Santa Clara’s 70-61 loss to Pepperdine..
Illinois-Chicago defeated Olivet Nazarene in a dual swimming meet. The UIC women downed Olivet Nazarene 168-115, while the men won a 179-118 decision.
GiSun Pak (Rosary) and Alisa Penkala (Neuqua Valley) both competed for the women. Pak, a Naperville resident, won the 200-yard breaststrokein 2:28.15 seconds and was second in the 200 IM (2:17.05) and the 100 breaststroke (1:08.83). She was also a member of the 200 medley relay, which took second in 1:50.11. Penkala was third in both the 100 breaststroke (1:10.81) and 200 breaststroke (2:32.41).
For the UIC men, John Mordach (Neuqua Valley) was second in the 500 freestyle (4:52.59) and third in the 100 backstroke (:54.78).
Biola University (California) swimmer Megan Nerud (Naperville North) competed in six events — three individual and three relays — in the 2013 Winter Invitational, hosted by University of La Verne. Individually, Nerud competed in the 200 breaststroke (second, 2:33.38), 100 backstroke (1:01.30) and 400 individual medley (4:48.95). She was a member of the Biola 200 medley relay (sixth, 1:52.73), 200 freestyle relay (seventh, 1:41.39) and 400 medley relay (10th, 4:13.46).
Southern Illinois finished third in the hosted Phoenix Fall Swim Classic, hosted by University of Chicago. Carly Schlupp (Neuqua Valley), an SIU senior, took eighth in the 200 butterfly (2:15.94). She was also 14th in the 100 butterfly (1:01.39) and 18th in the 50 freestyle (:26.35). She was also a member of SIUC’s 200 medley relay, which finished sixth in 1:52.14, and the 400 medley relay, which finished 11th in 4:15.01. SIU finished with 449.5 points. University of Chicago won the meet with 875.5 points.
New York University (3-4) wrestler Wayne Yuan (Naperville North) has a record of 2-4 at 125 pounds.