Catch up with local collegiate athletes for Nov. 18
November 18, 2012
Lauryn Bruggink, wrestling
2012 graduate of Soroco High School, freshman at Wayland Baptist University
Bruggink kicked off her college wrestling career with an eighth-place finish in the 116-pound bracket at the Women’s College Wrestling Association's Missouri Valley Open on Nov. 11. Bruggink bounced back from an injury to wrestle in the meet, which serves as a primer for the WCWA National Tournament set for Jan. 26 in Bristol, Tenn.
Bruggink missed the first meet of the season. The team is back in action Tuesday with a home dual against Oklahoma City University.
Claire Tegl, hockey
2010 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, junior at Colorado State University
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Tegl plays on the Colorado State University women's club ice hockey team. The team went 2-1 at the Chicago Showcase Tournament Nov. 9 to 11, beating Robert Morris, 3-2, and Grand Valley State University, 3-1. Tegl scored one goal during the weekend, the game-tying score in a comeback against Robert Morris, the top team in the American Collegiate Hockey Association women's Division 1 conference.
The team is 6-3 on the season in the conference and currently seventh in the standings.
2012 graduate of The Lowell Whiteman School, freshman at Saint Michael's College
Swimming for Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vt., Franklin, a Lowell Whiteman graduate, had a part in three race victories at a meet Wednesday against Norwich University.
Franklin won the 50- and 100-yard backstrokes, then also was on a victorious 200-yard freestyle relay team. Swimming Friday and Saturday at the North County Invitational, she was 13th in the 500-yard freestyle race, 11th in the 1,650-yard and ninth in the 100-yard backstroke.
Alex Wood, football
2009 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, redshirt junior at University of Colorado
Wood played in Saturday's 38-3 loss to Washington but didn't record a stat. The Buffaloes dropped to 1-10 on the season and 1-7 in the Pac 12.
Isaiah Mendoza-Forsyth, basketball
2011 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, freshman at Johnson & Wales
Mendoza-Forsyth played in all three of Johnson & Wales' games last week. He played 10 minutes, shooting 0-1 and grabbing one rebound and one steal Tuesday in a 99-69 loss to Regis University. He played five minutes without stating in a 77-61 loss to Sterling College (Kan.), then saw four more minutes in an 0-2 shooting performance Saturday in a 82-64 loss against Tabor College (Kan.).
Johnson & Wales is 0-7 on the season.
Mike Vandahl, basketball
2008 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, senior at Western State University
Vandahl scored three points on 1-6 shooting Thursday in a 102-68 loss at Air Force Academy. He also had two rebounds in 20 minutes of action. Western State is 0-2 this season.
Erin Koehler, basketball
2012 graduate of Hayden High School, freshman at Colorado School of Mines
Koehler played in her second game of the season Saturday, scoring two points with 1-1 shooting and grabbing a rebound and two steals in 10 minutes of action in a 65-46 win against McMurry.
Amy Brodie, swimming
2012 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, freshman at Colorado Mesa University
Brodie scored three victories for her team at the Colorado Mesa Invitational on Saturday. She won the 100-yard freestyle event in 54.77 seconds, then was a part of the winning 200 medley relay team, which finished in 1 minute, 54.75 seconds, and the 400 freestyle relay team, which finished in 3:44.17.
Colleen King, volleyball
2010 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, junior at University of Denver
King recorded eight kills and assisted on five blocks Thursday as the Pioneers wrapped up their regular season with a three-set victory against Seattle University. The team went 17-12 overall and 10-8 in conference through its regular season slate to earn the No. 5 seed in the Western Athletic Conference tournament, which begins Monday. DU will face New Mexico State in the first round.
King finished the regular season with 336 kills, about 60 more than her nearest teammate. She also had 46 digs and 103 total blocks.