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Waukegan grad earns league’s top honor

Mar’quone Edmonds

Mar’quone Edmonds

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Updated: January 15, 2013 2:15AM

Waukegan High School graduate/University of Indianapolis senior Mar’quone Edmonds was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year. The go-to Greyhound broke nearly every school receiving record in his final collegiate season.

He amassed 89 catches for 1,250 yards and 17 touchdowns in the regular season, all good for single-season school records.

Edmonds will also finish his time on campus as the program’s career leader in those same statistical categories.

In his third year as head coach, Bob Bartolomeo guided the Hounds to their first-ever nine-win season and first-ever NCAA Division II playoff berth.

His Greyhounds compiled a spotless 8-0 record in conference play this season on the way the taking the 2012 GLVC title.

The Hounds will host Midwestern in this Saturday’s first-round matchup in the playoffs.

Edmonds played wide receiver and defensive back, and also returned kicks when he was at Waukegan.

His coach was Pat Jennings, who now is coaching at St. Ignatius.

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