Thursday, September 6, 2012
Courtney Garth, soccer
2010 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, junior at Lake Forest College in Illinois
Garth helped the Foresters soccer team to an 11-0 win Sunday against Eureka College. The win helped ease the sting of losing the team’s season opener, 5-0, to Concordia College, of Wisconsin. Garth, a midfielder, has started 37 of 38 soccer matches for the Foresters in her three seasons at the school.
Colleen King, volleyball
2010 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, junior at University of Denver
King, a right side hitter, was named to the All-Tournament team at the Bluejay Invitational volleyball tournament Friday and Saturday at Creighton University in Omaha. King recorded 23 kills and five blocks in three tournament matches: a win against Syracuse and losses to Kansas State and Creighton. King leads the 3-3 Pioneers in hitting. She has tallied 53 kills for an average of 2.79 per set this season.
Brittany Long, cross-country
2009 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, senior at Portland State University
Long started her season with a time of 20 minutes, 25.5 seconds Saturday on the five-kilometer course at the Pier Park Invitational cross-country meet in Portland. She set her personal-best 5K time of 18:29.37 during the 2010 Big Sky championships. Long also competes in track and field for the Vikings, running the 1,500 and 3,000 meters as well as 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Maggie Stanford, volleyball
2012 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, freshman at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn.
Stanford helped the volleyball team to a second-place finish in the Labor Day VolleyDawg Tournament at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn. Stanford had 15 kills and five aces as the Tigers went 3-1 with wins against Cumberland, Fisk and Pikeville and a loss to tournament champion Reinhardt College. Stanford started all four matches at outside hitter.
Christi Valicenti, tennis
2012 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, freshman at Lake Forest College in Illinois
Valicenti helped the Foresters tennis team get off to a 4-0 start this season. She is playing in the No. 2 singles spot and is paired with teammate Melika Celebic at No. 1 doubles. Valicenti won all of her singles matches in straight sets, and she and Celebic went unbeaten in doubles as Lake Forest downed Benedictine on Aug. 30, St. Norbert on Friday and Lawrence and Ripon on Saturday.
Alex Wood, football
2009 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, senior at University of Colorado
Wood started at fullback Saturday in the Colorado Buffs’ season-opening loss to Colorado State University. Wood, a redshirt junior, caught a pass for 10 yards in the third quarter of the game. Wood was a three-sport star at Steamboat Springs High School. He went to Colorado as a preferred walk-on but was awarded a football scholarship at the start of preseason practice this year.
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