On Campus

On Campus

Eureka College has rebounded from an 0-2 start to win three straight due in part to the contributions of several area players. On defense junior safety Colton Fauver, from Salt Fork, has 13 tackles, an interception and fumble recovery in five starts while senior safety Ross Royal, from GCMS, has 14 tackles and two pass breakups in his five starts. Freshman defensive lineman Alex Lamont, from LeRoy, has seven tackles, including one for loss in five games. Freshman Logan Noel, from Westville, has nine tackles in two games. Sophomore Drayton Purvis, from Fisher, has appeared in five games, punting three times for 81 yards and sophomore Austin McCarty, from Oakwood, has two tackles on special teams.

On offense freshman wide receiver Caleb Fauver, from Salt Fork, has five receptions for 96 yards in three starts and fellow Storm graduate Jordan Lamb, a junior lineman, has started all five games at right tackle. The Red Devils celebrate homecoming today with a 1 p.m. game against Westminster (Mo.).

Junior Amanda McClain, from Sullivan, has been nominated for the Jill Hutchinson Female Athlete of the Year for Illinois State. McLain, who is a two-time All-Missouri Valley Conference honoree in track & field, holds the Redbird indoor long jump record as well a being a member of both the indoor and outdoor school record-setting 1,600 relay teams She is also second all-time in both the outdoor long jump and indoor 400 meter run. The award will be presented on Sunday, Oct. 15.

Freshman Grace Beach, from Mahomet-Seymour, has started 19 matches for 13-8 Rose-Hulman. From her outside hitter position Beach is second on the Fightin' Engineers with 167 kills and a 2.65 kills per set average and is eighth in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in kills per set. Rose-Hulman will host Bluffton today at 4:30 p.m.

Freshmen Gressa and Willa Olson, (below) from Centennial, both tallied their first collegiate goal for the University of South Carolina-Aiken recently. 2016 News-Gazette Player of the Year Willa scored first against Georgia College on Sept. 20 with Gressa putting away her first ten days later against Young Harris College. The assist on both goals was provided by senior Catherine McHale, from Mahomet-Seymour. who leads USC-Aiken with eight points (three goals, two assists) in 10 matches. The 3-8 Pacers travel to Greenwood, S.C., to face Lander University at noon today.

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