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Mosbach named Field Athlete of the Week

Mount Mercy University’s Liz Mosbach, was named as the Midwest Collegiate Conference Indoor Field Athlete of the Week.

Mosbach, a sophomore from Ladd, hit the automatic qualifying mark for the NAIA indoor national meet in the long jump and finished second with a leap of 18 feet, 3 inches at Platteville. That distance leads the MCC and is second in the nation so far this season.

She also had a good day on the track, winning the 600 meters with an MCC-leading time of 1:42.12. Mosbach anchored Mount Mercy’s 4x400 meter relay team that finished third.


Freshman Mo Dean (St. Bede) has picked up at Sauk Valley where she left off at St. Bede Academy. The reigning BCR Player of the Year is leading the Skyhawk women (15-3) in scoring (14 ppg) while averaging 7 rebounds. She had 14 points in Thursday’s 64-44 win over Carl Sandburg.

Teesha Woolley (Malden) played for Carl Sandburg, but did not score.

• Another standout from Bureau County who has taken his talents north to Sauk Valley is sophomore Jacob Fisher of Princeton. He is averaging 5.3 points and 2.7 rebounds a game for the Skyhawk Men (9-10). He had seven points off the bench in a 90-78 loss to Kankakee on Jan. 25.

• Lydia Stariha, Dean’s teammate at St. Bede, is hooping it up for Grinnell College this season. The freshmen guard has played in all 17 games for the Pioneers (2-15) with four starts, averaging 3.3 points and 3.1 rebounds a game. She had a game-high six rebounds in Tuesday’s 85-43 loss at Monmouth College.

• Freshman Makenzey Wilson of Princeton has cracked the starting lineup for the Moody Bible Institute women’s basketball team. The former Princeton Tigress is playing guard for the Archers.

• Former Hall High School standout Kelle Nett is a sophomore member of the women’s hoop team at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. She has played in 14 games for the Gussies, averaging 2.4 rebounds and 1.3 points.

• Alec Schwab has brought his big gun to William Penn University this season. The former St. Bede and IVCC standout poured in 28 points for the second time in a week, leading the Statesmen to a 94-79 win over Grandview Wednesday. For the season, he is averaging 12.6 points and 4.3 rebounds with 10 starts in 19 games.

Schwab’s teammate, Kevin Fay (Putnam County) is averaging 12.8 points in 11 games/starts for William Penn (14-7).

• Kayla MacDavitt (St. Bede) had 19 points and C.J. Rhodes (Princeton) added 10 to lift IVCC to a 68-55 win at Highland Thursday.

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