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Matt Meneghetti continues to swing in the honors.

The Lake Central product and Carthage College golfer was named to the 2018 Golf Coaches Association of America's Division III PING All-Central Region Team.

This marks the third consecutive trip to the team for the senior standout.

The Schererville native ended his collegiate career with school records in lowest individual one-day score (65), lowest individual four-day score (288), lowest season average (72.8), lowest career average (74.32), and single-season tournament wins (six).

Meneghetti won the 2018 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Individual Championship with a four-day score of 289, clinching the title on a birdie on the third playoff hole.

Softball

Oregon’s Miranda Elish (Crown Point) was named honorable mention to the All-Pac-12 Academic team. The sophomore pitcher went five innings for the win in an 11-6 victory over Arizona State on May 31 at the World Series in Oklahoma City.

However, in Saturday night’s 4-1 loss to Florida State, Ellis suffered her second loss of the season. Despite only giving up two earned runs, Elish and the top-seeded Ducks ended their season one game before the semifinals.

Elish finished with a 25-2 record in the circle. She had a 1.20 ERA with 22 complete games and added 249 strikeouts in 175 innings pitched for the Ducks (53-10).

Baseball

Trinity Christian College’s Tyler Sroczynski (Illiana Christian) was named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s Player of the Year and also nabbed Player of the Year honors for the NCCAA region.

The senior outfielder hit .434 with a .692 slugging percentage. He had 86 hits, including 24 doubles, three triples and seven home runs.

Sroczynski set a school single-season record and topped the CCAC with 41 stolen bases. He ranked first on the team and the league with 66 runs scored. The Dyer native also ranked in the top 10 in the NAIA in stolen bases, doubles, and hits and was 13th in batting average.

Women’s track and field

Marian University’s Sarah Wieser (Lowell) ran her first marathon at the NAIA National Championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

The senior standout finished in 3 hours and 29 minutes. It was good enough for 16th place, the highest finish for a Marian female runner at nationals this season. She is also the first runner in program history to complete the marathon. The field was made up of 44 athletes with 33 crossing the finish line.

“I am really pleased with the way I raced,” Wieser told muknights.com. “It was my first time ever racing 26.2 miles, but it’s an incredible feeling knowing I placed in the top 20 in the country. It was a goal since freshman year for me to run at nationals.”

Men’s track and field

Marian University’s Lucas Sullivan (Portage) ran the marathon at the NAIA nationals. The senior battled the humidity and bowed out around the 20-mile mark and did not finish the race. He was one of 61 runners who qualified.

“I was disappointed in my performance, but not for a lack of preparation,” Sullivan told muknights.com. “I was very prepared physically, but my body could not handle the humidity. I felt smooth through the first 13 miles, but after that is when the dehydration really started affecting me.”

Sullivan also qualified in the 5K.

The Times welcomes information about local athletes for inclusion in Region Collegians. Email Brian Waddle at bjwaddle@comcast.net.

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