Loyola’s Albano reaches milestone
Loyola's Monica Albano, a Trinity graduate and Park Ridge native, scored her 1,000th career point on Nov. 17 in the Ramblers' win against Southern Illinois. | Steve Woltmann
Updated: November 30, 2012 7:20PM
Trinity alumna Monica Albano, a senior guard on the Loyola women’s basketball team, became the 19th player in Loyola history to score 1,000 points during the Ramblers’ 82–73 win against Southern Illinois on Nov. 17 in Chicago.
The Park Ridge native has averaged 8.6 points per game through five games this season.
Maine South alumnus Matt Palucki finished with 14 points and eight rebounds for the Washington University in St. Louis men’s basketball team in its 94–63 win against Austin on Friday in Lincoln, Neb. The sophomore forward is averaging 10 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while helping the Bears to a 4-0 start.
Nick Marinkovich, a Hinsdale Central graduate and junior guard for the Central College men’s basketball team, led the Dutch with 23 points in their 74–71 win against Cornell College on Nov. 20 in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Marinkovich shot 8-for-17 from the field, including 4-for-12 from beyond the arc.
The Clarendon Hills native now sits second on the team in scoring at 19 points per game through three games.
Lake Forest alumna Nicole Lipp helped her Duke women’s soccer team defeat Miami (Ohio) on Nov. 16 in Charlottesville, Va., and advance to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. The senior midfielder recorded an assist on a free kick from 35 yards out that a teammate headed in for the Blue Devils’ first goal of the day. Duke went on to win 4-1.
The Blue Devils’ season came to an end Friday when they lost 1-0 to Penn State in the quarterfinals. Lipp, who started 20 out of a possible 23 games, finished the season with three assists.
The Northwestern men’s soccer team made it to the third round of the NCAA Tournament with the help of four area natives: Joey Calistri, Chris Ritter, Scott Lakin and Connor Holloway.
The Wildcats’ run ended with a 2-1 loss at No. 10 Louisville on Sunday. Northwestern finished the season with a 13-6-4 record, including a 3-1-2 mark in the Big Ten.
Calistri, a freshman forward from Deerfield, led the Wildcats in scoring with 20 points (nine goals, two assists).
Ritter, a senior midfielder from New Trier, finished the season second on the team in points with 15 (five goals, five assists).
Lakin, a junior defender also from Deerfield, was near the team lead in minutes played and finished the season with one assist. Holloway is a junior midfielder/defender also from Deerfield.~.