CCAC honors pair of area graduates
News-Sun staff report February 19, 2013 4:14PM
ANTIOCH GRAD EXCELS IN CLASS
Lauren Moore, who was a star for Antioch High School’s softball program a few years back (Class of ’10), now is a standout at Loyola University in Chicago on the field and in the classroom.
The junior recently made the Dean’s List at Loyola, and she is studying primary education.
On the field, the gold glove-type third baseman hit .281 last year with 3 homers and 26 RBI.
As a freshman, she hit .258 with 4 homers and 20 RBI.
As a senior at Antioch, she was part of the Sequoit team that took third in the state tournament.
Last year, Loyola posted a 26-23 record. This year, the team will begin play this weekend with a two-week trip to Florida.
The Ramblers play in the Horizon League.
Updated: March 21, 2013 6:20AM
Graduates from Waukegan and Vernon Hills made the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic Team for the fall semester at Olivet Nazarene University in south suburban Bourbonnais (where the Bears hold their spring training each July).
The honorees were Antonette Brandes from Waukegan and Yonda Abogunrin from Vernon Hills.
To qualify for the award, a student-athlete must have earned at least a 3.25 cumulative grade-point average.
Brandes, a junior majoring in early childhood education, competed in women’s cross country. Of the 63 recognized conference-wide, Brandes was one of only nine who maintained a perfect 4.00 cumulative grade-point average.
Abogunrin, a junior majoring in engineering, played on the men’s soccer team.
Antioch High grad Jamie Villalobos is a senior pitcher at Alverno College, which is located in Milwaukee.
Villalobos is 3-1 in the circle so far this spring for a team that is 5-1 overall.
The lefty is also a stick as she’s 11-for-25 at the plate in the early going.
Also playing for Alverno is Antioch grad Lauren Collette.
The junior outfielder is 4-for-21 at the plate in the early going.
Antioch grad Olivia Duehr is playing the outfield for the Wildcats again this year.
The Cats staggered out of the blocks on a southern trip 3-6, with sophomore Duehr going 4-for-15 at the plate.
Duehr was a star pitcher in high school.So far, Northwestern has used four different pitchers on the trip, but Duehr has seen zero action in the circle.