College notes: Oldach named MWC defensive performer of the week

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Grinnell goalkeeper Katy Oldach, a junior from Oak Park-River Forest, recently was named the Midwest Conference women’s soccer defensive performer of the week.

Oldach shut out conference opponents Illinois College (3-0 on Sept. 27) and Cornell (10-0 on Sept. 28). She had four saves against Illinois College, then came back with 10 saves against Cornell.Through the Cornell game, Oldach led the Midwest Conference in save percentage (.863) and was third in goals against average (0.99).

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Jackie Georgoulis, a sophomore midfielder from Buffalo Grove, and her Kansas women’s soccer team moved to 13-0-1 and 3-0 in the Big 12 with 2–1 victory against Missouri State on Oct. 5 in Lawrence, Kansas. Georgoulis recorded her second assist of the season with a corner kick in the 66th minute. She has started each of the team’s first 14 games.

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Over the summer, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America named Tufts swimmer Amanda Gottschalk, a sophomore from Lake Forest, an NCAA Division III Honorable Mention Scholastic All-American.

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Madeline Walsh , a sophomore forward and midfielder from Evanston, helped lead the Lehigh women’s soccer team to a 4-3-3 start this season, including a 2-0-2 mark in Patriot League play.

Walsh played in each of the Mountain Hawks’ first 10 games this year. Her assist against American on Sept. 20 led to the game-winning goal in the 1–0 victory.

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North Central left tackle Pat Bolger and his offensive line teammates were named to the D3football.com Team of the Week for games played Sept. 18–21. Bolger, a junior from Barrington, and the North Central line helped the Cardinals to a 28–7 victory against then-No. 7 Wisconsin-Platteville Sept. 20 at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium in Naperville.

Several other area athletes are on the North Central football team, including running back Oshayne Brown, a junior from Niles North; running back Jarae Ward, a freshman from Highland Park; wide receiver Pat Cravens, a freshman from Notre Dame; defensive back Richard Zirngibl, a junior from Buffalo Grove; wide receiver John Skokna, a senior from Hinsdale Central; running back Arian Toney, a freshman from Hinsdale South, and two Oak Park-River Forest freshmen: defensive back Manuel Renteria and defensive lineman Emonte Logan.

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