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Area roundup: Lewis' Simmons named MIVA Defensive Player of the Week

ROMEOVILLE – The Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association announced on Tuesday that Lewis University libero Michael Simmons has been named the MIVA Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending March 17. It’s the first player of the week honor for Simmons this season and third of his career.

Simmons helped the Flyers to a nonconference win over NJIT and a, 3-1, win over Loyola. He averaged three digs a set for the week. Simmons had 13 digs against the Ramblers with 12 coming in the first three sets. Lewis has won 10 straight matches and is MIVA’s only undefeated team in conference play. Simmons also was named Off the Block’s Volleyball Blog as the National Libero of the Week.


Faron recognized: After helping the University of St. Francis baseball team to a 5-0 record, senior Anthony Faron has been named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week. Faron hit .500 last week, and five of his seven hits went for extra bases. During USF’s weekend sweep against Indiana University South Bend, Faron went 5 for 10 in the three games, with three doubles and five runs driven in. Faron leads the Saints in batting average (.444), RBIs (18), doubles (six), home runs (two), hits (24), on-base percentage (.508) and slugging percentage (.667).


Lockport 26-25, Lemont 24-20: The Porters (1-0) were led by Jake Whyte (seven kills), Matt Arens (five kills) and Robbie Maida (11 assists).


Lincoln-Way Central 4, Minooka 1: Megan Hutchinson scored three goals, while Nicollet Gossage had one goal and two assists for the Knights (3-1). Brooke Brodzinski scored on a assist from Maddy Lant for the Indians (2-2).

Lincoln-Way West 1, Stagg 0: Abby Wasowicz scored a goal, Sam Sarna had the assist, and Lia Krohe got the shutout for the Warriors (4-0).


Providence 3, Joliet Central 0: Leading the Celtics were winning pitcher Ryan Manikowski (four strikeouts), Daniel Dombrowski (save) and Ryan O’Neil (run).

Romeoville 4, TF South 4: The Spartans scored three two-out runs in the top of the sixth inning. Michael Bunch had two hits, while Luis Delgado drove in two runs to tie the game. Anthony Perez (six strikeouts) and AJ Cappelletti (three strikeouts) each threw.

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