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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • Alumni take it to the next level

  • Like in past years, Geneseo continues to be well-represented at the collegiate level and during the fall sports season 20 Geneseo High School alumni made contributions at their respective schools.
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  • Like in past years, Geneseo continues to be well-represented at the collegiate level and during the fall sports season 20 Geneseo High School alumni made contributions at their respective schools.
    Just down the road at Augustana College, three former Green Machine football players hit the gridiron for the Viking football team in the 2013 season. Juniors Anthony Roome and Alex Anderson participated in their third season with the squad as offensive linemen; while freshman Michael Daniels saw time in his first season.
    Daniels, a linebacker for the Vikings, played in 10 games this season and tallied 45 tackles with 19 solo and 26 assisted. He also had two tackles for a loss of 2 yards and one sack for a loss of 1 yard.
    The Vikings finished the season at 5-5 overall and 3-4 in the conference.
    Brian Johnson is a sophomore defensive lineman for the Monmouth College football team where he saw action in two games. In those two games he had three total tackles with two solo and one assisted. Monmouth finished the year at 5-5 overall and 5-4 in the conference.
    Geneseo’s Michael Ward concluded his final year with the Greenville College football team as a linebacker for the squad. He played in seven games where he came up with eight tackles (5 solo and 3 assisted). Greenville ended the season at 9-2 overall and 8-1 in the conference.
    Jason Johnson also was another Green Machine alumni who completed his senior season of college football this season. Johnson, a punter and defensive end for the William Penn University football team, played in 11 games this season and started in all 11 where he had 20 punts for 789 yards with a long punt of 62. Johnson totaled 38 tackles with 24 solo and 14 assisted, and came up with 10 tackles for a loss of 42 yards. He also came up with two and a half sacks for a loss of 22 yards and one fumble recovery. Johnson carried the ball once for 21 yards. William Penn ended the year at 5-6 overall and 3-3 in the conference.
    Michael Atwell completed his senior season leading the Hope College football team. The quarterback was named second team All-MIAA Conference and played in the team’s 10 games. He tallied 167 completions on 325 attempts for 2,582 yards and 20 touchdowns. He ran the ball 46 times and had one touchdown. Hope College finished the season at 7-3 overall and 4-2 in the conference.
    Six former Lady Leaf soccer players hit the soccer pitch for their respective colleges this season, and all made contributions to the team’s effort.
    Kylie Lembke, a freshman for the Monmouth College women’s soccer team, played in three games this season for 101 minutes and took one shot.
    Jade Mariman, a sophomore on the Monmouth College women’s soccer team, saw action in 12 games this year. She took four shots on goal and scored two goals in 260 minutes played.
    Page 2 of 3 - Monmouth finished the year at 12-5-2 overall and 7-1-2 in the conference.
    Kelsey Nystrom and Alex Radue returned for their sophomore soccer season with Parkland College. Nystrom played in 18 games and started 11 where she scored nine goals and had eight assists with eight shots on goal. Radue saw action in 15 games and started in nine where she scored six goals and had six assists. Parkland ended the year at 15-5 overall and 5-1 in the conference.
    Brittany Mielke completed her sophomore soccer season at Heartland College in 2013 where she started in 10 of her team’s games. She took 13 shots and 10 shots on goal for the season. The team finished at 3-11 overall.
    Mallory Wirth, a freshman on the Hamline University women’s soccer team, played in 17 games in her first season with the team and started in five. She scored four goals and had three assists with 14 shots and nine shots on goal. The team ended the year at 9-6-3 overall and 6-4-1 in the conference.
    Allison Farrell competed in five rounds on the links for the Western Illinois University women’s golf team this season. She totaled 425 strokes with a low round of 82. At the Redbird Invite, Farrell shot a 251 for 83rd with an 87, 83 and 87. At the SIUE Invite, she tied for 28th with a 168 (86, 82).
    The Adams sisters teamed up on the court this season for the first time for the Benedictine University volleyball team. Senior Nicole Adams concluded her career as she played in 99 sets this season and 31 matches where she tallied 200 kills, nine assists, 47 digs and 66 blocks with 11 solo and 56 assisted. Freshman Kelcey Adams saw action in five sets and four matches this year where she had one kill, four assists, six digs and two assisted blocks. Benedictine finished the year at 17-16 overall and 9-2 in the conference.
    Courtney Cutlip, a freshman, is a member of the Loras College volleyball team as an outside hitter. She played as a member of the junior varsity squad, but no statistics were available.
    Kyle Reiling hit the cross-country course for the North Central College cross country team in his sophomore season where he raced in three meets. Reiling placed 90th at Aurora University in 28 minutes and 48.8 seconds; 57th at benedictine University in 27:39.05, and 29th at the CCIW open race in 27:45.42.
    Paige Gatter, a sophomore on the Lewis University cross country team, ran in three races this season for her school. She took 78th in the Illinois Intercollegiate meet in 20:40; 72nd at Pre-Nationals in 24:46.12; and 124th in the Lucian Rosa Invite in 19:57.6
    Branden Smith competed in four races this season for the St. Ambrose University men’s cross country team in his junior season. Smith finished 423rd in 32:41 at the Brissman Lundeen Invite; 102nd at the Fighting Bee Invite at 32:41; 19th in the Sauk Valley CC Invite in 32:19; and 49th in 32:46 at the MCC Championships.
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