Colleges: Neuqua’s Nolte wins twice for ISU swimming
BY DAN CHAMNESS For Sun-Times Media February 16, 2013 3:42PM
Neuqua Valley graduate Jeanette Nolte won both the 100 and 200 butterfly for Illinois State in a recent dual meet. | submitted photo
Updated: March 18, 2013 6:30AM
Jeanette Nolte, a Neuqua Valley graduate, was one of many Illinois State swimmers who won an event at the Redbirds’ 188-110 dual meet victory over Washington University.
But not many swimmers won three events.
Nolte was the victor in both the 200-yard butterfly (2:7.49) and the 100-yard butterfly (:58.06). She was also a member of the winning 400-yard medley relay, which swam to victory in 3:59.81. She was also a part of the Redbird 400-yard freestyle relay, which finished second in 3:37.37.
“I was happy with the 200-yard butterfly,” said Nolte. “When I started swimming it, I hated it. But, I have learned how to swim it. We have a lot of talent, which helps us out. I hope before my career ends, I am able to break 56 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly and 2:04 in the 200-yard butterfly.”
Nolte was not the only area swimmer to help ISU win the outing.
Courtney Taylor (Neuqua Valley) was a member of the winning 400-yard medley relay as well. Individually, Taylor took third in both the 400-yard individual medley (4:41.98) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:29.78).
Fellow ISU swimmer Alexis Nash (Naperville North) took second in the 100-yard butterfly, touching the wall in 1:00.05. She was also a member of the 400-yard medley relay which took third in 4:06.99 and the 400-yard freestyle relay, which took fourth in 3:46.65.
Sarah Rendek (Naperville North) took fourth in the 200-yard butterfly (2:14.62) and fifth in the 100-yard butterfly (1:00.95). She was also on the 400-yard freestyle relay with Nash.
E.B. Keeve (Waubonsie Valley), an Arizona State freshman, won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Newcomer of the Week after helping the Sun Devils post a 6-0 mark at the California-Santa Barbara Tournament. Keeve, who was the starting goal keeper, finished with 66 saves in the six games. She posted her best performance of the six against California-Irvine. In the 5-4 win, Keeve made 12 saves against nationally ranked California-Irvine. Arizona State is currently ranked fifth in the country.
St. Norbert got 15 points from Megan Doody (Neuqua Valley) as St. Norbert downed Lawrence 87-31. Doody was a perfect 5-of-5 from beyond the arc. She also had 10 assists, two rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes. In SNC’s other game, a 79-68 loss to Knox, Doody finished with five points, four steals, three rebounds and three assists in 31 minutes. St. Norbert is 13-6 overall and 10-4 in the Midwest Conference.
Ted Wagner (Neuqua Valley) finished second in the three-meter dive at the Shamrock Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame. The Notre Dame sophomore, who finished with a score of 339.70, also took sixth in the one-meter dive (277.30).
Peter Catchings (Neuqua Valley) was almost perfect from the floor against Ripon College. The Cornell College freshman guard, who drained 7-of-8 from the field, finished the 75-69 loss to Ripon College with 14 points and five rebounds. In Cornell’s 67-57 loss to Carroll, Catchings finished with seven points, four rebounds and three steals. Cornell is 7-12 overall and 6-8 in the Midwest Conference.
Northwestern’s Dave Sobolewski (Benet) scored 13 points in a 75-60 triumph over Purdue. The Naperville resident, who hit 4-of-8 from the field and 3-of-6 from the free throw line, hit two treys. The starter also had six rebounds, six assists and two blocked shots. In the Wildcat’s 68-46 loss to top-ranked Michigan, Sobolewski had five points, three rebounds and three assists. Northwestern is 12-10 overall and 3-6 in the Big 10.
Joe Ciliak (Naperville Central), an Eastern Illinois senior, finished second in the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing in 1:00.40 seconds in a 141-64 dual meet defeat to Saint Louis. Ciliak was also involved in two relays, both of which finished second. The 200-yard freestyle relay finished in 1:27.76, while the 200-yard medley relay finished in 1:36.43..
Roosevelt (21-6, 16-3 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic) recently downed Cardinal Stritch University 66-64. Becky Williford (Waubonsie Valley) and Erica Jordan (Waubonsie Valley) scored nine points and three points respectively for Roosevelt. Williford, who started at guard, also had three assists and two rebounds. Jordan also had four rebounds off the bench.
Bellarmine split a pair of Great Lakes Valley Conference games. They defeated Kentucky Wesleyan (86-69), but lost to University of Southern Indiana (62-49). In the victory, Jelani Johnson (Waubonsie Valley) had seven points, three rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots and two steals. The Bellarmine senior guard started and played 32 minutes. In the loss to USI, Johnson had four points, five rebounds and four steals in the loss. Bellarmine is 16-3 overall and 8-3 in the GLVC.
DePauw (22-0, 13-0 North Coast Athletic) is the top-ranked team in women’s basketball among Division III teams. Most recently, they downed Allegheny College (67-36) and Hiram College (91-46). In the win over Hiram, DePauw sophomore guard Emma Ondik (Naperville Central) had five points and two rebounds. She tallied four points and four assists in the victory over Allegheny.
Millikin defeated Elmhurst College (72-53) and North Park (48-40) in CCIW action recently. For Millikin, it was their first two wins in the league. Bria Williams (Neuqua Valley), a Millikin junior forward, had five points, six rebounds and four steals against Elmhurst. She tallied one point, five rebounds and two steals against North Park.
Rockhurst bowed to both Missouri University of Science and Technology (69-65) and Drury (94-39) in the last week. Kareem Amedu (Neuqua Valley) scored three points after emerging off the bench and playing eight minutes. Against Drury, the Rockhurst player played seven minutes and scored two points.