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College roundup: Updates on Baierl, Fravert, Hutchison, Pilz

Posted on 31 March 2017 by paul

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By Paul Lecker
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A number of former local high school athletes have moved on to the next level and are playing sports collegiately across the country.

Periodically, MarshfieldAreaSports.com will publish a College Sports Roundup updating readers of some of those local athletes’ exploits at the collegiate level.

This is the third of three reports on area high school graduates that either recently finished their winter sport, or are just starting their spring sport in college.

Abby Baierl

Baierl starts for Francisan women’s basketball
Abby Baierl, a 2016 graduate of Marshfield Columbus Catholic High School, recently completed her freshman season on the Franciscan University women’s basketball team.

Baierl started 22 of 24 games this past season for the Lady Barons, scoring 11.3 points per game. She shot 37.4 percent from 3-point range (45 of 128) and also chipped in 5.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.

Baierl scored in double figures 13 times, including a season-high 28 in a win at Penn State-Altoona on Feb. 1.

Franciscan, located in Steubenville, Ohio, is an NCAA Division III school. The Lady Barons finished the season 3-21 overall and 3-15 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.

Adam Fravert

Fravert sees increased time at Oshkosh
Adam Fravert, a 2016 Marshfield High School graduate, recently completed his freshman season on the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh men’s basketball team.

The former all-Wisconsin Valley Conference player played in 21 of the Titans’ 28 games this season, all in a reserve role, averaging 10.5 minutes, 2.1 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.

Oshkosh finished the season with a 17-11 record, including a 9-5 mark in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

The Titans lost 60-59 to UW-River Falls in the WIAC Tournament championship game on Feb. 25, and dropped its opener in the NCAA Division III Tournament to Hope College 87-85 on March 3.

Fravert came off the bench and played 16 minutes in the loss to Hope, scoring two points. He also had two rebounds and three assists.

Fravert had a season-high 13 points in a win at UW-Whitewater on Feb. 15, and was a perfect 3-for-3 shooting and scored seven points in the tournament game loss to River Falls.

Alexandra Hutchison

Hutchison running 200 at Winona
Alexandra Hutchison, a freshman on the Winona State (Minn.) University women’s track and field team, and a 2016 graduate of Marshfield Columbus Catholic High School, has been running in the 200 meters for the Warriors this spring.

Hutchison won the 200 in 25.85 seconds at the Wisconsin Shell Shocker on Feb. 17 in Madison, where Winona State, and NCAA Division II school, defeated numerous Division I programs and finished second overall in the team standings behind just host Wisconsin.

In her most recent event, Hutchison finished 15th in the preliminaries and did not qualify for the 200 finals at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Indoor Meet at Minnesota State in Mankato on Feb. 25. She ran the event in 25.81 seconds.

Winona State begins its outdoor season Saturday at the Early Birdinal at crosstown Saint Mary’s University in Winona.

Bobby Pilz

Pilz pitching at Stout
Bobby Pilz, a 2016 graduate of Spencer High School, is a freshman on the UW-Stout baseball team.

Pilz has pitched a total of three innings in three games for the Blue Devils (3-10) this season. He has allowed seven runs, five hits and seven walks, striking out one.

Stout plays a nonconference doubleheader at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., on Thursday and opens its WIAC season with doubleheaders at home against UW-Platteville on April 8-9.

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College roundup: Updates on Michaelis, Scheuer, Howard

Posted on 24 March 2017 by paul

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By Paul Lecker
MarshfieldAreaSports.com

A number of former local high school athletes have moved on to the next level and are playing sports collegiately across the country.

Periodically, MarshfieldAreaSports.com will publish a College Sports Roundup updating readers of some of those local athletes’ exploits at the collegiate level.

This is the second of three reports on area high school graduates that either recently finished their winter sport, or are just starting their spring sport in college.

Caitlin Michaelis

Michaelis wraps up sophomore year at Crookston
Caitlin Michaelis, a 2015 graduate of Marshfield High School, finished her sophomore season on the University of Minnesota-Crookston women’s basketball team last month.

Michaelis played in all 28 games for the Eagles, starting 27 times. She averaged 5.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, while making 23 3-pointers and shooting 85.4 percent (35 of 41) at the free throw line.

Crookston had a tough season, finishing 8-20 after being eliminated in the second round of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament on Feb. 25 by Northern State (S.D.) 83-60. Michaelis had seven points and three assists in the loss.

McKayla Scheuer

Scheuer sees minimal playing time at Bemidji
McKayla Scheuer, a 2016 Marshfield High School graduate, saw action in just seven games during her freshman season playing for the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team.

Scheuer played a total of 18 minutes, making 2 of 5 shots from the field and scoring four points.
Bemidji State finished 7-20 overall and 4-18 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, losing eight of its last nine games.

Bo Howard

Howard playing baseball at Mount Marty
Bo Howard, a 2013 Marshfield High School graduate, is a senior outfielder on the Mount Marty College baseball team.

Mount Marty, located in Yankton, S.D., is an NAIA school that plays in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The Lancers are off to a 6-12 start after winning one of three games in a weekend series with Gustavus Adolphus at home on March 18-19.

Howard has played in, and started, 13 of the Lancers’ 18 games this season. He is batting .184 (7 of 38), with two doubles, five RBIs and five runs scored, heading into doubleheaders Saturday at Midland University in Fremont, Neb., and Sunday at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa.

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College roundup: Updates on Marotz, Momont, Johnson, Fleischmann

Posted on 14 March 2017 by paul

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By Paul Lecker
MarshfieldAreaSports.com

A number of former local high school athletes have moved on to the next level and are playing sports collegiately across the country.

Periodically, MarshfieldAreaSports.com will publish a College Sports Roundup updating readers of some of those local athletes’ exploits at the collegiate level.

This is the first of three reports on area high school graduates that either recently finished their winter sport, or are just starting their spring sport at the next level.

Megan Marotz

Sylviann Momont

Marotz, Momont compete at NCAAs
Megan Marotz, a 2013 Marshfield High School graduate, and Sylivann Momont, a 2016 grad of Auburndale High School, each competed in the pentathlon at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships on March 10-11 at Naperville, Ill.

Marotz, a senior on the UW-Platteville track team, finished sixth and earned All-American honors as a result.

Marotz won the 800 meters in 2:22.30 to finish with 3,351 points in the five-event women’s pentathlon, breaking the school record by three points. She also finished second in the long jump (17 feet, 4¼ inches), ninth in the 60-meter hurdles (9.30 seconds), tied for 11th in the shot put (31-6½), and tied for 13th in the high jump (4-9).

Momont, a freshman for UW-Stevens Point, was third in the long jump (17-2), fifth in the shot put (34-10½), eighth in the high jump (5-½), 11th in the 60 hurdles (9.37), and 16th in the 800 (2:38.41).

Paige Johnson

Johnson finishes career at UW-River Falls
Paige Johnson, a 2013 Spencer High School graduate and former state player of the year for the Marshfield co-op girls hockey team, wrapped up her career on the University of Wisconsin-River Falls women’s hockey team.

Johnson, a senior, scored five goals and had 17 assists as she played in all 29 games this season for River Falls.

Johnson had a goal and an assist in a 5-1 win over UW-Superior in the opening round of the WIAC O’Brien Cup, which River Falls went on to win with a 3-2 victory over UW-Eau Claire in overtime on March 4.

River Falls lost its opening game in the NCAA Division III Women’s Hockey Tournament to Gustavus Adolphus College (Minn.) 3-2 on March 10.

Johnson, a defenseman, was a NCAA Division III All-American a year ago and a member of the Division III Frozen Four all-tournament team after River Falls was the runner-up in the national tournament in 2016.

Jared Fleischmann

Fleischmann wraps up season at Viterbo
Jared Fleischmann, a 2014 graduate of Marshfield Columbus Catholic High School, recently finished junior season on the Viterbo University (La Crosse) men’s basketball team.

Fleischmann started all 30 games for the V-Hawks this season, averaging 7.7 points, 4 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game as Viterbo went 18-12.

He shot 33 percent from 3-point range (24 of 73) and 69.4 percent from the free throw line (50 of 72), and scored a season-high 19 points in the team’s opener on Nov. 2 against Governors State (Ill.) University.

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Marshfield grads Varsho, Schwecke see action for UW-Milwaukee baseball against Brewers

Posted on 25 February 2017 by paul

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Trevor Schwecke

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PHOENIX – Two Marshfield High School graduates got a chance to play with the big boys Friday as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee baseball team played an exhibition game against the Milwaukee Brewers as the Brewers’ spring training opened in Arizona.

Junior Daulton Varsho, a 2014 graduate of Marshfield High School, and freshman Trevor Schwecke, a 2016 grad, both played for UW-Milwaukee in the 11-0 loss.

Varsho started at catcher and went 0-for-3, flying out twice and hitting into a double play.

Schwecke entered the game in the fifth inning as a defensive replacement at third base and struck out in his only at-bat.

Eight Brewers’ pitches limited UWM to two hits in the shutout.

Read more about the game at mkepanthers.com

UW-Milwaukee opened its 2017 schedule last weekend in Beaumont, Texas, losing three of four.

The Panthers split a pair of games with Illinois, losing 10-2 on Feb. 17 and winning 4-2 on Feb. 18, and lost twice to Lamar in games Feb. 18-19.

Varsho started all four games at catcher, going 3-for-15, which included a home run in the win against Illinois.

Schwecke saw action in one game, finishing 0-for-1 at the plate as a pinch hitter in the loss to Illinois.

UW-Milwaukee flew to Florida to play three games against Eastern Michigan at Winter Haven, including a doubleheader Sunday and another game on Monday. The Panthers will play a four-game, three-day series at Evansville on March 3-5.

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College roundup: Updates on Oestreich, Zuiker

Posted on 19 January 2017 by paul

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By Paul Lecker
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A number of former local high school athletes have moved on to the next level and are playing sports collegiately across the country.

Periodically, MarshfieldAreaSports.com will publish a College Sports Roundup updating readers of some of those local athletes’ exploits at the collegiate level.

This edition takes a look at a pair of former Marshfield teammates that are now competing in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Matt Oestreich

Oestreich starting for Platteville
Matt Oestreich, a 2014 graduate of Marshfield High School, is in his third year as a starting point guard for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville men’s basketball team.

Oestreich, a junior, has started 13 of the Pioneers’ 16 games this season, scoring in double figures eight times. He missed last Saturday’s game at UW-Whitewater, which Platteville lost 68-66, and Wednesday’s victory over UW-Stevens Point.

He is averaging 9.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists this season for Platteville. He scored a season-high 16 points in a loss to Loras College on Dec. 17.

Platteville began the season 5-1, but lost five in a row before beating UW-Stevens Point 76-71 on Wednesday. The Pioneers are now 8-8 overall and 1-4 in the WIAC. The Pioneers host UW-La Crosse this Saturday.

Luke Zuiker

Zuiker finds playing time at Point
Luke Zuiker, a 2014 graduate of Marshfield High School, is a junior reserve on the UW-Stevens Point men’s basketball team.

Zuiker has played in 12 of the Pointers’ 15 games this season, coming off the bench in each. He is averaging 8 minutes, 3.4 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. Zuiker has made 8 of 15 shots from 3-point range and is shooting 51.7 percent overall from the field. He did not play in Wednesday’s loss to UW-Platteville.

Zuiker had a career-high 11 points in a win over Lynchburg (Va.) College at a tournament in Maryland on Nov. 19.

UWSP is 8-7 overall and 2-3 in the WIAC. The Pointers host UW-Eau Claire on Saturday.

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College roundup: Updates on Michaelis, Fleischmann, Peplinski

Posted on 28 December 2016 by paul

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By Paul Lecker
MarshfieldAreaSports.com

A number of former local high school athletes have moved on to the next level and are playing sports collegiately across the country.

Periodically, MarshfieldAreaSports.com will publish a College Sports Roundup updating readers of some of those local athletes’ exploits at the collegiate level.

Caitlin Michaelis

Michaelis starting at Crookston
Caitlin Michaelis, a 2015 graduate of Marshfield High School, has started eight of nine games for the University of Minnesota-Crookston women’s basketball team this season as a sophomore guard.

Michaelis is averaging 21 minutes, 4.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and one assist per game for Crookston, which is just 1-8 overall and 1-4 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference prior to a conference game at Winona State on Friday.

Crookston lost its first eight games before beating Bemidji State 80-68 on Dec. 15. Michaelis had two points, two rebounds and one assist in win.

Jared Fleischmann

Fleischmann playing at Viterbo
Jared Fleischmann, a 2014 graduate of Columbus Catholic High School, is a junior on the Viterbo University men’s basketball team.

Fleischmann has started all 15 games this season for the V-Hawks, averaging 8.8 points, 3.6 assists, 2.6 rebounds and one steal per game. He has also made 12 3-pointers.

Viterbo is 7-8 overall and 2-3 in the North Star Athletic Association, a conference of NAIA schools, heading into a game at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Saturday.

Fleischmann started all 30 games last year for Viterbo, averaging a team-high 31 minutes per game. He also averaged 8.3 points and 3.9 rebounds per contest.

Ashley Peplinski

Double duty for Peplinski at UW-Superior
Ashley Peplinski, a 2016 graduate of Auburndale High School, is a freshman on the University of Wisconsin-Superior women’s basketball team.

Peplinski has played in three games this season for the Yellow Jackets, making both of her field goal attempts, and scoring five total points and grabbing four rebounds.

Superior was 8-3 and 5-0 in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference prior to Thursday’s game at home against Alverno. The Yellow Jackets had won seven straight games.

Peplinski also played on the UW-Superior volleyball team in the fall. She played in 33 sets in eight matches, totaling 26 kills and 13 digs as the Yellow Jackets finished 8-22

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College roundup: Updates on Baierl, Scheuer, Fravert

Posted on 15 December 2016 by paul

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By Paul Lecker
MarshfieldAreaSports.com

A number of former local high school athletes have moved on to the next level and are playing sports collegiately across the country.

Periodically, MarshfieldAreaSports.com will publish a College Sports Roundup updating readers of some of those local athletes’ exploits at the collegiate level.

This week, take a look at what three recent area high school grads are doing on the basketball court at colleges around the Midwest.

Abby Baierl

Baierl playing hoops in Ohio
Abby Baierl, a 2016 graduate of Marshfield Columbus Catholic High School, is a freshman on the Franciscan University women’s basketball team in Steubenville, Ohio.

Baierl has started seven of the Barrons’ nine games this season, averaging 8.6 points per contest, which is second on the team.

Baierl is shooting a team-best 38.9 percent from 3-point range (14 od 36) and 91.7 from the free throw line (11 of 12).

Franciscan is a NCAA Division III school that competes in the Allegeny Mountain Collegiate Conference. The Barrons are 1-8 overall and 1-3 in the conference so far this season.

McKayla Scheuer

Scheuer kicks off career at Bemidji State
McKayla Scheuer, a 2016 graduate of Marshfield High School, is a freshman on the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team in Bemidji, Minn.

Scheuer has played in four of the Beavers’ eight games so far this season, scoring a total of four points in 12 total minutes.

Scheuer, a 5-foot-8 guard, had two points in games against Mayville State on Nov. 12 and Northland College on Nov. 18.

Bemidji State, an NCAA Division II school, was 3-5 overall and 0-4 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference heading into its game at Minnesota-Crookston on Thursday. Scheuer’s former teammate, Caitlin Michaelis, plays for Crookston.

Adam Fravert

Fravert debuts at UW-Oshkosh
Adam Fravert, a 2016 graduate of Marshfield High School, is playing on the men’s basketball team at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Fravert played in the Titans’ last three games after sitting out their opening five contests.

Fravert, a first-team all-Wisconsin Valley Conference selection a year ago for Marshfield, has not scored in four combined minutes thus far for Oshkosh.

Oshkosh is 5-3 heading into a nonconference game at home against St. Norbert College on Dec. 20 and riding a three-game winning streak.

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College roundup: Updates on Holbrook, Johnson, Manlick

Posted on 18 November 2016 by paul

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A number of former local high school athletes have moved on to the next level and are playing sports collegiately across the country.

Periodically, MarshfieldAreaSports.com will publish a College Sports Roundup updating readers of some of those local athletes’ exploits at the collegiate level.

Emma Holbrook

Emma Holbrook

Holbrook off to fast start at La Crosse
Emma Holbrook, a 2014 graduate of Marshfield High School, is a junior on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse women’s swimming and diving team.

Holbrook started the season strong, taking third in the 200-yard backstroke at the All-Wisconsin Showcase in Brown Deer on Oct. 22 with a team-best time of 2:09.30. She also was 14th in the 200 individual medley in 2:20.77 at the event.

On Oct. 29, Holbrook finished second in both the 100 backstroke (1:01.58) and 200 backstroke (2:11.33) at the Northfield (Minn.) Classic. Holbrook did not swim in a dual meet on Nov. 5 against UW-Eau Claire.

The Eagles will compete at Luther College (Iowa) on Saturday.

Paige Johnson

Paige Johnson

Johnson assisting River Falls hockey
Paige Johnson, a 2013 graduate of Spencer High School and former standout for the Marshfield girls hockey team, is a senior on the UW-River Falls women’s hockey team.

Johnson has yet to score a goal for River Falls, which is off to a 4-0 start (1-0 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference), but has two assists.

Johnson had assists in recent 2-1 wins over St. Thomas on Nov. 5 and UW-Stevens Point on Nov. 11.

Johnson, a defenseman, was a NCAA Division III All-American a year ago and a member of the Division III Frozen Four all-tournament team after River Falls was the runner-up in the national tournament last March.

River Falls will be at UW-Eau Claire on Saturday.

Manlick wraps up fall season at St. Norbert
Elizabeth Manlick, a 2013 grad of Marshfield Columbus Catholic High School and an Auburndale native, is a senior on the St. Norbert College women’s tennis team.

Manlick finished 14-8 at No. 1 singles and 12-9 at No. 1 doubles for the Green Knights, who recently finished its fall season at the Midwest Conference Championships on Oct. 15-16 at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison.

Manlick and Meg Witt teamed to finish second at the conference tournament at No. 1 doubles, losing to Judith Fan and Amelia Cogan of Grinnell College 8-4 in the championship match. Manlick lost in the No. 1 singles semifinals to Julia Thome of Cornell College 6-2, 6-3.

St. Norbert finished 10-6 overall and 8-1 in Midwest Conference duals, and will begin its spring schedule March 13-14 with six matches in Orlando, Fla.

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College roundup: Updates on Ferris, Johnson, Gilbert, Bargender, Susa, Bryant

Posted on 30 September 2016 by paul

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By Paul Lecker
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A number of former local high school athletes have moved on to the next level and are playing sports collegiately across the country.

Periodically, MarshfieldAreaSports.com will publish a College Sports Roundup updating readers of some of those local athletes’ exploits at the collegiate level.

Tabor Ferris

Tabor Ferris

Ferris playing football at Northwestern (Minn.)
Tabor Ferris, a 2014 Marshfield High School graduate, is an offensive lineman for the University of Northwestern (Minn.) football team in St. Paul.

Ferris, a 6-foot-2, 276-pound junior, has helped the Eagles to a 4-0 start this season and a 3-0 mark in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. Northwestern defeated Martin Luther 38-20 on Sept. 24, the first points the Eagles’ have given up this season.

Northwestern plays at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant on Saturday.

Marisa Johnson

Marisa Johnson

Johnson, UW-La Crosse volleyball start fast
Marissa Johnson, a 2015 Spencer High School graduate, is a sophomore on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse volleyball team.

Johnson has played in all 13 matches and 53 sets so far this season for the Eagles, who are off to a 11-2 start.

Johnson tops the Eagles with 31 service aces, and also has chipped in 90 kills, 120 digs and six assists this season heading into Wednesday’s match at UW-Stout.

La Crosse will play at the UW-Oshkosh Tournament on Friday against Alma College (Mich.) and St. Mary’s College (Ind.), and Saturday vs. Carthage College and Elmhurst College (Ill.).

Austin Gilbert

Austin Gilbert

Gilbert seeing time for WLU soccer
Austin Gilbert, a 2014 Marshfield High School graduate, has played in all seven games, including one start, for the Washington and Lee University men’s soccer team. WLU is located in Lexington, Va.

Gilbert, a junior, has taken two shots on goal and not scored so far for the Generals, who are off to a 6-1 start this fall prior to their game at home against Eastern Mennonite (Va.) on Tuesday.

In the previous two seasons, Gilbert has made 33 starts in 45 matches, scoring three goals and assisting on three others.

Three local athletes playing for La Crosse football
Stratford’s Nolan Bargender and Caleb Bryant, and Spencer’s Spencer Susa are members of the UW-La Crosse football team for the 2016 season.

Bargender is a junior tight end, Susa is a junior offensive lineman, and Bryant is a sophomore offensive lineman for the Eagles, who are 3-0 heading into their WIAC opener at home Saturday against UW-River Falls.

Bargender caught one pass for four yards in the team’s opener on Sept. 3 against Luther College (Iowa) and started against Ripon College in the second game. He did not play last Saturday in a win against Carroll University.

Susa saw playing time in the Eagles’ first two games and Bryant played against Ripon, making one tackle in the 65-14 victory.

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College roundup: Updates on Manlick, Hoheisel, Kundinger, Molter

Posted on 09 September 2016 by paul

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By Paul Lecker
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A number of former local high school athletes have moved on to the next level and are playing sports collegiately across the country.

Periodically, MarshfieldAreaSports.com will publish a College Sports Roundup updating readers of those local athletes’ exploits at the collegiate level.

Manlick playing No. 1 at St. Norbert
Elizabeth Manlick, a 2013 graduate of Marshfield Columbus Catholic High School, is a senior on the St. Norbert College (De Pere) women’s tennis team.

Manlick has been playing No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Green Knights, going 1-2 at each position during their first three meets.

Both of Manlick’s win came in a 9-0 defeat of Lawrence University on Sept. 2 in a Midwest Conference match at the Green Bay Tennis Center.

St. Norbert will play a pair of doubleheaders on the road this weekend. The Green Knights will travel to Illinois College and Knox College on Saturday, and Monmouth College and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Sunday.

Nick Hoheisel

Nick Hoheisel

Hoheisel plays in opener for Whitewater
Nick Hoheisel, a 2016 graduate of Marshfield High School, is a freshman running back on the UW-Whitewater football team.

Hoheisel, a first-team all-Valley Football Association South Division running back last season after he rushed for more than 1,600 yards for the Tigers, had one carry for two yards in the Warhawks’ 51-3 rout of The College of New Jersey on Sept. 3.

Hoheisel and UW-Whitewater, the No. 2-ranked team in the country in the latest Division III national poll, will host Belhaven (Mass.) on Saturday in another nonconference game.

Kendra Kundinger

Kendra Kundinger

Kundinger starting for UWSP volleyball
Kendra Kundinger, a 2014 graduate of Auburndale High School, is a junior on the UW-Stevens Point volleyball team.

Kundinger and the Pointers are off to a 4-0 start after they swept four matches at the Winona State (Minn.) Invitational on Sept. 2-3.

Kundinger played in 11 of the 13 sets in the tournament, leading the team with 12 service aces. She also had 19 digs and seven assists in the wins.

The Pointers hosted Lakeland College on Wednesday and will be at home for four matches this weekend, all against Minnesota schools. Stevens Point will play St. Benedict and Macalester College on Saturday, and Bethel University and Bethany Lutheran College on Sunday.

Darian Molter

Darian Molter

Molter returns for Winona soccer
Darian Molter, a 2014 Marshfield High School graduate, has returned to the Winona State University women’s soccer team after taking a year off.

Molter, who led the team in goals (six) and total points (13) in 2014 as a freshman, started her sophomore season with a bang last weekend in Upper Michigan.

The Marshfield girls soccer program’s all-time leading goal scorer had the Warriors’ first score of the season and assisted on another as WSU beat Michigan Tech 2-0 on Sept. 2 in Houghton. On Sunday, Molter had one shot attempt but didn’t score in the Winona’s 3-2 victory over Northern Michigan in Marquette.

Winona is at Upper Iowa (Fayette, Iowa) on Friday before playing its home opener Sunday against Ferris State (Mich.).

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