Area athletes take off in college
It’s that time of year to look back and reflect on the fall season for Forest Lake graduates and area natives. Here’s a look at who did what in college sports in Minnesota:
•2010 Forest Lake graduate Lexi Alm remained a force for the St. Benedict Blazers during her junior year on the volleyball squad. The outside hitter recorded a career-high 21 kills on Oct. 12 against the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and career-high 27 digs against Northwestern and Nebraska Wesleyan. Alm has 470 kills on the season as well as 40 service aces, 52 blocks and 541 digs. The junior earned MIAC Hitter of the Week honors on Sept. 9 following a 20-kill game against the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
•St. Thomas senior John Young tied for 26th out of 50 competitors at the MIAC golf championships in Coon Rapids this fall. Young also scored his career-low round of 69 in September at the 36-hole Transylvania Invite in Lexington, Kent. to help the Tommies take fourth out of 17. Young took third in the Kentucky Invite with a score of 141.
•Bemidji State freshman Katelyn Wick competed in four tournaments this season for the Beaver golf team and averaged a score of 103.4. The Forest Lake native also took 57th out of 65 in the NSIC Women’s Fall Championship.
•Junior Shelby Shevik on the Bemidji State golf team competed in three tournaments this season, and averaged a score of 113.4 for the Beavers.
•St. Cloud State sophomore Andrew Massey competed in two events for the golf team, averaging a score of nine. Massey, a Forest Lake native, also took 48th out of 75 at the Bemidji State Invitational in September.
•Forest Lake native and Hill-Murray graduate, Katie Stolz, finished first for St. Mary’s cross country in all six races for the Cardinals. The sophomore leader finished the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse meet in 23:52 to place 79th out of 433 runners.
•2012 Forest Lake graduate, Andrea Mogren, debuted as a top contributor for the St. Scholastica cross country team with a personal record finish at the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh Brooks Invitational with a 6K time of 23:57. The freshman also took sixth place at 24:01 to help the team take first place at the UMAC championships on Oct. 27.
•Forest Lake graduate Tom Brenberg raced in three events for the Gustavus cross country team in his junior season, recording a time of 28:24 in the Jim Drews Invitational in La Crosse, where the Gusties took 18th of 26.
•Sophomore defender/midfielder Danni Firkus played in 13 games for the St. Scholastica soccer team this season, helping his squad go 17-5-1 overall and 13-1 in conference play.
•Freshman forward/midfielder Nicole Parsons appeared in four games for Bemidij State this soccer season to help the Beavers 10-7-2 overall and 8-5-2 in conference play.
•University of Minnesota-Duluth senior Abby Serreyn appeared in 18 games for the Bulldog soccer team this season, scoring one goal. The forward/midfielder from Wyoming also had two assists to help her team go 8-7-3 overall and 7-5-3 in conference play.
•Senior defensive end Cory Capra for Minnesota State-Moorhead had 25 total tackles on the football season, 8 solo and 17 assisted. The Forest Lake native played in all 11 games for the Dragons.
•Freshman left guard from Forest Lake Bennen Bierman played in all 11 games for Minnesota State-Moorhead football, contributing two solo tackles for the 1-10 overall season.
•St. Cloud State freshman and Forest Lake graduate, Andrew Pollard, played in four football games this season for the Huskies, recording two solo and two assisted tackles.
•Red-shirt freshman for St. Cloud State football Hayden Lane had two solo and two assisted tackles this fall. The offensive lineman played in four games for the Huskies.
•Sophomore right guard, Logan Romines, for St. Cloud State continued another season on the frontline after starting in nine out of 10 games last year.