Men’s Volleyball: Lewis’ BJ Boldog, Geoff Powell named second team All-Americans
From Submitted Reports April 26, 2013 11:24PM
Lewis' BJ Boldog (16). | Larry Kane~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: May 29, 2013 7:37AM
Lewis University redshirt junior setter BJ Boldog and redshirt sophomore outside hitter Geoff Powell were named American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I-II Men’s Volleyball Second Team All-Americans, the AVCA announced.
This marks the second straight season Lewis has had members earn the honor. The Flyers have had 12 players in program history named All-Americans.
“These two guys are well deserving of the honor,” Lewis coach Dan Friend said in a statement. “It is a great honor for them and for the team.”
In earning his second All-America honor, Boldog’s 10.36 assists per set put him in the top 10 nationally, and his 141 digs are fourth on the team. He also earned All-MIVA first-team honors.
“BJ has had to manage the offense with some different personnel this year,” Friend said. “He’s done a fantastic job helping us win games day in and day out.”
Powell averages 3.66 kills per set (13th nationally), and is third on the team in digs (165) and blocks (73). He was named MIVA Player of the Week three times as well as All-MIVA first team.
“Geoff has been a huge offensive threat this season,” Friend said. “He’s carried a lot of the load for us at different times.”
Young to Millikin
Plainfield Central’s Mitch Young will attend Millikin University and play golf for coach Sam Osborne. The honor roll student plans to major in business.
“Mitch is an all-around athlete, which has helped him in his golf career,” Osborne said in a statement. “He is a tremendous basketball player. Our team plays a lot of basketball together, so he will fit right in.”
Young was a four-year letter-winner and twice named conference Southwest Prairie MVP.
Exchange Club golf
The Exchange Club of Joliet has its annual charity golf outing scheduled June 20 at Inwood.
The cost is $135 per golfer, or $500 for a foursome. Included are a goodie bag, 18 holes with cart and drinks on the course, plus lunch and a steak dinner. The dinner is $40.
To register, contact George Bode at (815) 436-7279 or (815) 592-8181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tri County Cougars semi-pro football team will have its home base in Wilmington.
The Cougars will be members of the Royal Football League, and their five home games will be played at the Wilmington Bobcat field. Tri County will be in the Eastern Conference of the RFL and will play against teams from Michigan and Illinois.
Player sign-ups and training camp are ongoing at 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Bobcat practice facility, 745 Widows Road, Wilmington. Prospective players must be 18 or older and have graduated from high school.
Anyone interested in sponsoring the Tri County Cougars or being a part of the organization can email email@example.com, mail to Tri County Cougars, P.O. Box 746, Wilmington, IL 60481 or call (815) 416-9784.
Rich South High School will host an eighth-grade boys and girls all-star basketball game Tuesday. Players from the Joliet area are expected to participate.
The event is a fundraiser for the Rich South basketball program.