On campus: May 29, 2018

On campus: May 29, 2018

Senior Karly Goodman, from Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond, earned All-American honors at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in LaCrosse, Wis. Goodman set Illinois Wesleyan program records with a second-place finish in the javelin at 144 feet, 1 / 2 inch and an eighth-place finish in the shot put at 45-1. She would also take ninth in the hammer throw, eventually scoring nine of the Titans' 19.5 points. Earlier in the week, Goodman, along with North Central junior Matthew Norvell, from Monticello, earned All-Region honors in Division III from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association.

The Illinois-Springfield baseball program had its most successful season in school history thanks to the contributions of several area players. First Team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference senior Nick Stokowski, from Monticello, set single-season program records with an .815 slugging percentage and 14 hit by pitch as well as tying single-season records with a .502 on-base percentage and a .395 batting average.

Fellow First Team All-GLVC selection (his second in as many seasons) Cole Taylor, a senior from Salt Fork, broke his own single-season records with 225 at-bats and 146 assists at shortstop as well as 67 runs scored. In addition, Taylor is the all-time program leader with a .373 batting average and .451 on-base percentage for players with two or more seasons in the program.

Also having success was freshman pitcher Colton Hale, from St. Joseph-Ogden, who was named to the Second Team All-GLVC. He posted an 8-1 record with a 3.24 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 331 / 3 innings. Junior Alec Altmeyer, from Champaign Central, went 2-0 with a 2.22 ERA in 14 appearances, freshman Mason Coon, from St. Joseph-Ogden, was unscored upon in seven mound appearances while hitting .273 with 10 runs batted in as an outfielder. Freshman Chris Monroe, from Centennial, also contributed five home runs and 10 RBI in 22 games.

Senior Storm Joop, from St. Thomas More, started 53 games for the University of Indianapolis baseball program. The Second Team All-GLVC and James R. Spalding Sportsmanship Award honoree finished the season hitting .340 with team-leading .471 on-base percentage, .996 fielding percentage and a program record for a single season of 17 HBP. Joop leaves the Greyhounds tied for the all-time lead with 47 HBP and second with 160 runs scored and 104 walks.

The Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently named its All Academic teams for spring sports. Olivet Nazarene teammates Tanner McLain, a senior from Rantoul, and Isaiah Robles, a sophomore from Armstrong-Potomac, were named to the baseball All Academic team. McLain also earned Second Team All-Conference honors.

In track & field, Judson junior Andrew Allen, from Milford/Cissna Park, Robert Morris (Illinois) senior Phillip Hassell, from Champaign Central, and Olivet Nazarene athletes Andrew Franklin, a junior from Mahomet-Seymour, junior John Richardson, from Danville, senior Sam Wilner, from Judah Christian, and senior Heather Halverson, from LeRoy, were also honored.

Sophomores Dylan Dodd, from Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin, and Colton Carr, from St. Joseph-Ogden, both contributed to Kankakee Community College's 42-17 record. Dodd finished the season hitting .344 with a .477 OBP in 59 games. He also made eight appearances on the mound, going 5-2 with a 3.07 ERA and a team-high 48 strikeouts in 44 innings. Carr lead the Cavaliers' staff with seven wins, including six in a row to finish the season, and 46 strikeouts in 641 / 3 innings pitched.