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Childers excels at St. Ambrose

Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM

Not many golfers in the Midwest Collegiate Conference had the fall that St. Edward graduate Caiti Childers enjoyed.

The St. Ambrose University golf team played in seven tournaments during the fall months. Childers finished in the top 10 in six of them, including two individual victories. She posted her low round of 79 in the Ashford Classic, which was held at the Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City, Iowa. She won that tournament by one stroke.

Overall, Childers had 829 strokes for 10 rounds, an average of 82.9, shooting 80 or better in two rounds. She helped the St. Ambrose Fighting Bees take fifth or higher in six of the tournaments, including two third-place finishes.

“I wanted to shoot more rounds in the 70s,” said Childers. “This was my best fall ever. We will play in the bubble in Davenport quite a bit and get ready for the spring. We will have some very intense practices in the spring. The best way to improve is to play the course.”

Streamwood grad Katie Post was named the Mid-American Conference East Division Offensive Volleyball Player of the Week after leading Ohio University to wins over Kent State and Eastern Michigan.

In the win over EMU, Post had 15 kills, three block assists and two digs. She hit .545 in that contest. In the win over Kent State, Post hit .467. She finished with nine kills, five service aces, five block assists and three digs.

Ohio is 15-10 overall and 7-5 in the MAC East. The team currently leads its division.

Maddie Hughes had 29 digs, but it was not enough as the Northern Illinois volleyball team bowed to Toledo. The St. Charles North grad finished with two assists. She had five digs in a 3-0 loss to Ball State.

Former St. Edward basketball player Katie Yohn poured in 23 points as Bradley defeated Quincy 90-80 in an exhibition contest. Yohn, who hit 10 of 23 field goal attempts and 2 of 3 free throws, also had five rebounds, three steals and two assists. Yohn had one trey in the contest.

St. Charles North grad Matt DeSilva, a Cornell cross country runner, finished 29th in the Heptagonal Championships at Van Cortlandt Park in New York. DeSilva completed the 8,000-meter course in 25 minutes, 24.2 seconds. He was the third Cornell runner to cross the finish line.

The Northwestern volleyball team split with Iowa and Minnesota in two recent matches. Burlington Central graduate Stephanie Holthus, a freshman, had a double-double (14 digs and 10 kills) in a victory over Iowa. She also had three blocks. In a loss to Minnesota, Holthus finished with nine digs, four kills and two block assists.

Augustana College soccer player Caitlin Winkelman, a St. Charles North grad, had one goal and one assist in a 2-0 win over Elmhurst College. Winkelman hit the back of the net at 84:17 to make the score 2-0. She assisted the game-winning goal at 29:58.

Bemidji State wide receiver Justin Lee caught two passes for 38 yards as the BSU football team topped Northern State 41-31. The Burlington Central grad had 21 rushing yards on four carries. He also caught an 11-yard touchdown pass with 11:57 to play in the first half to give BSU a 20-0 lead.

St. Charles East grad Lizzy Hynes finished 37th in the Atlantic Coast Conference Cross Country Championships. The Boston College sophomore finished the 6,000-meter race in 21:32.9. The outing was hosted by Boston College and held at Franklin Park in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

St. Edward grad Paige Johnson helped the College of Charleston volleyball team defeat Charleston Southern and Appalachian State. COC won both matches 3-0. Against Charleston Southern, Johnson finished with five digs and two assists. She had six digs against Appalachian State.

Dundee-Crown graduate Kelsey Seiler finished 16th at the Illini Open cross country meet hosted by the University of Illinois. Seiler, a freshman, finished the 5,000-meter race in 18:44.

Purdue junior Jimmy Brooks placed seventh in the 100-yard freestyle at the Indiana Intercollegiates, which was held at Purdue. The St. Charles North grad finished the race in 48.75 seconds. He finished the 50-yard freestyle in 22.51, which was good for 11th. Purdue dominated the outing and won with 1,021 points.

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