College notes: Glass gets it done in goal for Lawrence

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Dani Glass, a senior from Deerfield who is a goalkeeper for the Lawrence women’s soccer team, recently was named Midwest Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Glass recorded five saves and a shutout in Lawrence’s 2–0 home victory Oct. 5 against Knox College in Appleton, Wisconsin. One day earlier, she made seven saves in a 2–2 tie at home against Illinois College.

Glass started 12 of the team’s first 13 games, recording 101 saves with an .835 save percentage and a 1.49 goals-against average.


Two other area athletes are on the Lawrence women’s soccer team. Casey Merkle, a sophomore forward from Barrington, started 12 of the first 13 games and was tied for first on the team with 14 points, six goals and two assists. Sarah Zaccarine, a sophomore forward from Lake Zurich, played in eight of the team’s first 13 games, starting four and recording one assist.

Berina Gradjan scored two goals, including the game-winner, for the Oakton Community College women’s soccer team in its 3–2 victory Oct. 8 against College of Lake County. Gradjan, a sophomore defender from Niles North, was tied for third on the team with four goals through the first 11 games.

The victory was Oakton’s third in a row and improved its record to 7-3-1, including 3-1 in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference.


Joe Donlan and his Miami (Ohio) football team won for the first time this season, beating Massachusetts 42–41 on Oct. 4 in Oxford, Ohio. Donlan, a redshirt junior linebacker from Oak Park-River Forest, recorded a team-high nine solo tackles and 12 total tackles.

Several other area athletes also play for the Redhawks. Tight end Ryan Smith and defensive back Richard Schoen are freshmen from Fenwick. Ryan Callen is a sophomore offensive lineman from Hinsdale Central and Jack Penn is a freshman quarterback from Loyola.


Molly Klare, a midfielder on the Colgate field hockey team, recently earned Corvais Rookie of the Week honors for helping the Raiders post a 1-0 victory against Lafayette on Sept. 27 in Hamilton, New York. Klare, a freshman from New Trier, played all 70 of the game’s minutes.

Katie Sullivan, a sophomore forward from Lake Forest, is also a member of the Colgate field hockey team.

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