GHS alum thrive at collegiate level

Amy Carton
Alex Dewey goes in for the tackle during his final season on the Benedictine University football team.

Another season has come to an end for many former Geneseo athletes who have taken their talents to the collegiate level and again this year Geneseo has been well-represented.

Starting things off is the strong contingent of Green Machine players making a statement at Monmouth?College.

The 2009 football season saw the return of Luke Reschke to the football field, who in his final year of eligibility joined his brother Shane on the Scots squad and picked up where he left off.

Luke (senior defensive back) accumulated 39 solo tackles and 20 assisted tackles for the year. He also added four tackles for a total loss of 8 yards and came up with an interception for a 37-yard touchdown.

Shane Reschke (sophomore kicker/punter) was looked to again this year to take on the punting duties. Shane finished the year with 39 punts for a total of 1,430 yards. He also added his talents to the defense on a couple of occasions and came up with four solo and three assisted tackles and two interceptions for 7 yards. Shane ended the year with one carry for 11 yards.

On the defensive side of the ball, Adam Hoste (sophomore linebacker) finished the year with 38 solo tackles and 45 assisted tackles with a season high of 10 assisted tackles against Ripon?College. He also had 4.5 tackles for a loss for 12 yards, one interception for 11 yards, one forced fumble and one sack.

Kevin Turner (sophomore wide receiver) made one reception for 1 yard against Lawrence University. B. J. Weber (sophomore offensive lineman) also saw action for the Scots this season.

Monmouth ended the year with an overall record of 10-1 and a conference mark of 9-0.

Kyle Glazier made the most of his junior season with the Western Illinois University football team.

The linebacker accumulated 120 total tackles this season (50 solo and 70 assisted) to lead the Missouri Valley Conference and ties him for ninth in the nation averaging 10.9 tackles per game. He also had a season-high 16 tackles against Indiana State.

Glazier also posted seven tackles for a loss for a total loss of 19 yards; two sacks for a loss of 8 yards; recovered one fumble and came up with two interceptions for 20 yard (14 yards and 16 yards).

Glazier was named Defensive Most Valuable Player for the Leathernecks and was honored with as an All-Academic team selection.

WIU finished the year 1-10 overall and 0-8 in the conference.

Alex Dewey (linebacker) completed his senior year as a member of the Benedictine University football team and earned the Northern Athletics Conference’s final football Student-Athlete of the Week honors for defense.

Dewey accumulated 61 tackles this season with 35 solo and 26 assisted. He assisted on a tackle for a loss for a loss of 1 yard and assisted a sack for a loss of 5 yards. He also pounced on the fumble in the end zone to score a touchdown against Concordia Chicago.

At the end of the season, Dewey repeated a first team All-Conference honoree, which was his third consecutive All-Conference honor.

Benedictine ended the year with a 6-4 overall record and 5-2 mark in the conference.

Collin DeBuysere (redshirt freshman linebacker) saw a little action this season with the Northwest Missouri State University football team, playing in three games.

DeBuysere recorded three assisted tackles during his time on the field.

Northwest Missouri State captured the NCAA Division II National Football Championship Dec. 12 beating Grand Valley State, 30-23. This marks the team’s third national title. The squad finished the year at 14-1 overall and 9-0 in the conference.

Sara Schoon concluded her college volleyball career this season at Monmouth College.

The senior defensive specialist accumulated 471 total digs for the season with 47 serve receive passes and also added four kills.

Monmouth finished the season with a 13-17 overall mark and a 4-5 record in the conference.

Kayla Seyller, a senior member of the Monmouth College women’s tennis team,  saw action three times this year, both in singles and doubles play.

On Sept. 11 and 12, Seyller lost her singles opener, 6-0, 6-0, but then came back to win, 6-1 and 6-4 in her next match. In doubles play, Seyller and her teammate fell 8-0 and then 8-3.

In her Sept. 26 match, Seyller lost her No. 5 singles match, 6-3 and 6-2.

On Oct. 4, Seyller fell in No. 6 singles play, 6-0 and 6-2 and then lost in No. 3 doubles play, 8-2.

The Monmouth College tennis team ended the year with a 2-9 overall record and a 1-3 mark in the conference.

Meghan Wethington received some early college tennis experience this season as a freshman member of the Augustana College women’s tennis team.

Wethington went 3-1 in doubles play this year and 3-0 in singles action. She earned singles wins, 6-0 and 6-2; 4-6, 6-4 and 10-4; and 6-3, 6-7 and 10-5. In doubles action, Wethington and her teammates lost, 8-3 and then won the rest of their matches, 8-3; 8-0; and 8-6.

At the ITA regional meet, Wethington went 1-2 in singles play, losing, 8-2; winning, 8-4 and then losing, 8-0. In doubles play, Wethington and Brittany Reece went 1-1 with a win 9-7 and a loss, 8-6.

Augustana College finished the fall season with a 6-9 overall record and took fourth in conference. The spring season begins March 1.

Chris Cassens, a senior member of the St. Ambrose University men’s tennis team, went 1-1 this fall season in doubles action.

Cassens won his first match, 8-6 with teammate Nick Goodknight, but then the duo lost 8-4 in their second match.

St. Ambrose finished 2-3 overall and will return to action Feb. 7 at 9 a.m. against the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in Moline.

On the links this season, Ted Keopple, a junior golfer for the Augustana College men’s golf team competed in four meets this fall season.

Keopple had his highest finish tieing for second with a 76 at the Vike-Fire-Scot Triangular on Sep. 17.

Keopple also tied for 30th place with a 76 at the Duane Chaney Invite on Sept. 11; shot a 170 to tie for 49th at the Cress Creek Invite Sept. 21 and placed seventh at the Red Poling Classic Oct. 6, shooting a 78.

The golf team will be back in action Feb. 20.

Kelsey Lieving also took to the links at the college level during her freshman year at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Lieving’s highest finish this year was seventh at the UWP?Invite where she shot a 177. She also took ninth in the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point Invite with a 176.

Lieving took 16th in the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Invite with an 89, followed by a 25th-place finish with a 197 at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Invite.

She earned a 32nd-place finish at the WIAC Conference Meet with a combined score of 276 and also took 57th at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire Invite with a 180 at the start of the season.

Stephanie Kennett, a freshman member of the Illinois State University women’s cross country team, ran in one race her first year at the Illinois Collegiate Meet and finished 133rd with a time of 20 minutes and 37 seconds.

Dan Chenoweth continues to have a successful career with the Harvard University men’s cross country team.

Chenoweth, a junior, nabbed first-place finishes in two races this season. The first at the Harvard-Yale Dual Meet, taking the tape in 24:20, a personal best for the course and his second straight win at that meet. His second win was at the 2009 Ivy League Heptagonal where he became the first Harvard runner to win the title since 1995. Chenoweth won the race in 25:09.

Chenoweth also took eighth at the 2009 Pre-Nationals race with a time of 24:01.8, just :21 behind the winner to lead the Harvard men.

Chenoweth placed third in the NCAA Division I Regional with a time of 31:03 to advance to the NCAA Championships. He was Harvard’s highest finisher at the regional.

At the NCAA National Championships, Chenoweth placed 42nd out of 250 runners in 30:24.2. He was just :02 and two spots away from earning USTFCCCA All-America honors. Chenoweth was the first Ivy League runner to cross the finish line and this was his second straight top 45 performance at the national meet.

At the end of the season, Chenoweth was named the 2010 team captain and awarded the J.?D. “Don” French ‘56 Memorial XC Award. He was also named an All-Northeast Region Selection for the second time and is an All-Ivy League honoree.

Geneseo was well-represented on the college soccer pitch this season with 12 former GHS?soccer players hitting the field.

Wolfe Repass (midfielder and forward), a redshirt sophomore with the Bradley University Soccer team, saw action in nine games this season for the Braves. Repass started the game against Eastern?Illinois University and took two shots.

Bradley ended the year at 6-11-1 overall and 1-9-0 in the conference.

Matt Escoto, a junior with the Ashford University men’s soccer team, started several contests this year and took five shots, had two assists and made one goal.

Ashford University finished the year at 19-1-2 overall and 6-0-2 in the conference. Ashford  won the MCC Championship, 3-2 in double overtime and were the MCC?regular season champs. Ashford later lost to Benedictine College in the NAIA opening round, 1-0 in overtime.

Kaitlyn Ebarb, a freshman on the University of Illinois-Springfield women’s soccer team, took five shots, six shots on goal, made one goal and had two assists in her first year.

The University of Illinois-Springfield team finished the year at 2-14-0 overall and 0-14-0 in the conference.

At Parkland College, Lauren?DeBuysere and Camille Repass began their college soccer careers this season as freshman defenders.

Both girls played and started in all 16 games this season. DeBuysere had one assist, while?Camille Repass scored two goals and had eight assists. Repass was also named Honorable Mention Regional Team.

Parkland finished the year at 10-6-1 overall and 4-1 in the conference.

Three former Leaf soccer players took to the field at Carl Sandburg College for the men’s team in their freshman year.

Tyler Morton played in one game and had one assist, while Zach Ogle saw action in three games with two goals and two assists. Andrew Richardson is also a member of the squad, but did not have any statistics for the year.

Carl Sandburg finished 1-16 overall this year.

Tyler Loucks concluded his senior year with the Loras College men’s soccer team.

Loucks finished the year with nine shots, eight shots on goal and four goals. He had a season-high four shot, three shots on goal and two goals in Loras’s 9-1 win over Cornell College Oct. 10.

Loras ended the year with a 20-3-1 overall mark and a conference record of 8-0. Loras lost 1-0 in overtime to Dominican University in the NCAA Division III Sectional game.

Abby Norman (sophomore goalie) had another good year with Central College women’s soccer team.

Norman accumulated 81 saves this season with a season high 16 against Luther College.

Central College ended the year with a 1-18 overall record and a 0-8 conference mark.

Jordan Wagner took her talents to Division I Iowa State University and saw action  in 17 games and started in five during her freshman year.

Wagner finished the year with 32 shots, 15 shots on goal, two goals and two assists.

Iowa State ended the season with a 7-9-4 overall record and a  2-8-0 conference mark.

Alyssa Patterson, a freshman member of the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse women’s  soccer team played in one game this year where she took two shots and one shot on goal.

UW-LaCrosse finished the year at 4-12-1 overall and 2-6-0 in the conference.

Other former Geneseo athletes competing in their respective fall sports and working their way through the ranks are Tom Peal, Coe College football and Michael Ward, Greenville College football.

Sara Schoon passes the ball to the setter for the Monmouth College volleyball team during her senior season.