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College Report: Neuqua Valley grad Brooke Antenen climbs a hill for Drury University

Brooke Antenen, a Neuqua Valley graduate, finished with 934 assists as a setter in her freshman year of volleyball.

But Antenen is not thinking about the past with the Drury University (15-16, 8-10 GLVC) and is working toward an even better sophomore year.

“We have already started to work out, and this week, we are going to hit the volleyball court and start practicing,” Antenen said. “I felt like I have adjusted to the college game very quickly. For next year, I want to work on being more vocal on the floor and my defense. My position requires that.”

Besides her team-leading number of assists, she also had 204 digs, 183 kills, 77 blocks (15 solos) and 31 service aces.

“When I started here, I thought I would get some time,” Antenen said.

Ethan Broder (Naperville Central) helped the Washington men win the University Athletic Association Indoor Track and Field Championship. Broder was a member of the distance medley relay, which finished second in 10:11.21. In the one-mile run, he finished in 4:35.10. Washington had 160 points. The Washington women finished third with 103. Senior sprinter Alison Cesarz (Benet) was a member of the 1,600 relay, which finished third in 4:00.40. She also took eighth in the 800 (2:20.66).

Frank Kaminsky (Benet) has scored 378 points and pulled down 184 rebounds (averages of 13.0 points and 6.3 rebounds) for Wisconsin (24-5, 11-5 Big Ten). Kaminsky, a starter, has averaged 26.3 minute. He also has a team-leading 47 blocked shots, 37 assists and 21 steals. He has hit 137-of-259 two-pointers and 79-of-99 free throws. He has 25 three-pointers.

Jabari Sandifer (Neuqua Valley) scored 15 points as Western Illinois (10-19, 4-10 SL) won its final regular season game of the year, beating IUPUI 75-70. Sandifer, who hit 3-of-5 from the floor and 9-of-10 from the line, also doled out four assists and grabbed two rebounds.

Dwayne Evans (Neuqua Valley) posted a double-double as Saint Louis (25-4, 12-2 Atlantic 10) dropped a 71-64 decision to Duquesne. Evans hit 4-of-8 from the floor and 2-of-2 from the line to finish with 10 points, 12 rebounds and two assists. In the 66-59 win over George Washington, Evans had four points and four rebounds.

Drew Crawford (Naperville Central) scored 11 points by hitting four field goals (one three-pointer) and two free throws in Northwestern’s 54-47 loss to Nebraska. He also had six rebounds and two assists for the Wildcats (12-17, 5-11 Big Ten). Dave Sobolewski (Benet) finished with three points.

Morolake Akinosun (Waubonsie Valley) finished second in the 60 at the Tyson Invitational, which was hosted by Arkansas. Team scores were not kept.

Connor Dougherty (Waubonsie Valley) had seven kills, but it was not enough to push Grand Canyon (6-9) beyond Loyola. Dougherty, who hit .400 in the match, also had three blocks (one solo). In another 3-0 loss to Loyola, Dougherty had five kills and a .571 hitting percentage.

Swimmer Lizzie Hollopeter (Metea Valley) helped her Western Illinois finish sixth in both the 400 medley relay (4:01.50) and 200 freestyle relay (1:38.43) at the Summit League Championships. She was also a member of the seventh-place 400 freestyle relay (3:38.03). Western Illinois finished seven among the women’s team with 135.

Jared Brownridge (Waubonsie Valley) scored five points and grabbed two rebounds as Santa Clara (12-17, 5-11 WCC) dropped a 76-54 decision to Saint Mary’s.

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