Wednesday Journal is following the progress of former area high school athletes as they compete at the collegiate level. Stats are through Sunday.

North Central College volleyball player Maggie Kelly was honored as a College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin All-Conference selection. The Fenwick graduate was named to the first team for the second straight year.

Kelly, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter, led the CCIW in kills (146) and kills per game (5.62 avg.). For the season, the senior totaled 640 kills (5.47 avg.), 145 digs and 58 blocks. Her 640 kills set a new North Central single-season record, and her 1,632 career kills is best all-time at the college. Kelly’s 228 career blocks also rank her fifth all-time. She was honored as the CCIW Player of the Week three times throughout the season and was also All-tournament at Wisconsin Lutheran, the Pacific Coast Classic, Wheaton, Augustana, North Central and Benedictine.

St. Lawrence junior ice hockey defensemen Zach Miskovic was second on the team with four shots on goal to help the Saints in a 4-3 win over nationally ranked Princeton University.

On November 10th, Miskovic added an assist to Casey Parenteau’s goal in the third period against Quinnipiac University, however the game ended in overtime in a 2-2 tie. The Saints will take on ECAC rivals Brown and Yale this weekend.
Tess Jasinski helped the Tufts field hockey team with its first win in NCAA Division III Tournament play against New England College. The Jumbos won 6-0 while outshooting NEC 26-6. They advanced to the second round, but were eliminated from the tournament in a 2-0 lost to Salisbury.

Loyola University Chicago cross-country freshman Alison Rack,  finished in 121st place at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 22 minutes and 53 seconds, helping the Ramblers to place  20th out of 25 teams.

Rack will next compete Monday at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind.

Kent State field hockey fell to Miami of Ohio in a 3-2 loss in the semifinals of the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Conference Tournament. Junior Stephanie Bernthal had one shot on goal during the match for the Golden Flashes.

If there is a collegiate athlete from the area that you would like an update on every week, e-mail the name, the school and the sport to Barb Steffen at The sport must be in season for an update.

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