Area Roundup: USF’s E.J. White secures league honor
From Submitted Reports September 27, 2012 5:30PM
Updated: October 29, 2012 6:52AM
For the second time this season and the sixth time in his career, University of St. Francis junior quarterback E.J. White has been named the Mid-States Football Association Midwest League Offensive Player of the Week.
White completed 25-of-37 passes for 221 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Saints opened league play with a 19-16 double-overtime victory at Olivet Nazarene on Saturday.
White completed a late 4-yard touchdown pass to Dustin Greenwell to send the game into overtime. On the Saints’ first OT possession, he completed a 9-yard pass before connecting with Elliot Allen (Minooka) for a 17-yard touchdown. In the second overtime, White’s completion to Desmond Page set up Sean Murray’s 18-yard field goal.
Through four games, White is the NAIA leader in total offense (1,347 yards) and total passing (1,118). He ranks third in total offense per game (336.8) and sixth in passing yards per game (279.5).
Ranked 18th in this week’s NAIA Coaches Top 25 Poll, St. Francis (2-2 overall, 1-0 MSFA Midwest) hosts Iowa Wesleyan in the Homecoming game at 4 p.m. Saturday.
After a stellar game in a 36-26 victory over Trinity International on Saturday, St. Xavier junior linebacker Zach Dolph (Joliet Catholic) was named Mid-States Football Association Mideast League Defensive Player of the Week. It was the second straight week Dolph claimed the honor after an impressive performance in SXU’s 37-7 home win over Langston (Okla.) on Sept. 15.
Dolph finished with a team-best 12 total tackles, including 10 solo stops, 1.5 tackles for loss and a half-sack against Trinity International. He ranks among the NAIA leaders in tackles (tied for No. 13 with 11 per game) and tackles for loss (tied for No. 7, averaging 2.3).
St. Xavier (4-0) hosts its Homecoming game at 6 p.m. Saturday against St. Francis (Ind.).
Malin Jones (Joliet Catholic), a freshman running back, is being redshirted this season at Northwestern (4-0). Sophomore running back Tim Hanrahan (Providence) carried the ball for the first time this season in last week’s 38-7 win over South Dakota. He finished with 31 yards on eight carries, a 3.9 average.
Lewis’ Parsons honored
Lewis freshman Cassidy Parsons was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Women’s Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week. In four victories last week, Parsons was the go-to outside hitter for the Flyers. She posted double-digit kills against St. Francis (13), Kentucky Wesleyan (14) and Southern Indiana (10) and had 45 total kills. On the defensive end, Parsons had 12 of her 27 digs against Wisconsin-Parkside and three of her seven blocks against Southern Indiana.
In a recent Miracle League baseball game on the field outside Silver Cross Field, the Sox beat the Cubs 9-1. For the Sox, Joe Mansell had three hits and Jackie Villasenor and Katie Moran each had two. Don Baier and James Fernandez each had two hits for the Cubs.
Young Wha Bark of Shorewood scored a hole-in-one on the 130-yard seventh hole at Inwood. He used a 7-iron.