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Next Level: G-K grad Sunderlage shows off riding skills at Morrisville College

Lindsay Sunderlage earned Morrisville State College athletics department Player of the Week honors.

But, it wasn’t for her work on the volleyball court. The Genoa-Kingston grad also is a member of the western riding team and scored a team-high 14 points in the opening competition of the season last Sunday. She had two blue ribbon rides in two classes.

Sunderlage opened the morning show with the top ride in the intermediate I western horsemanship class, which earned her a promotion to the intermediate II division. It was her first ride in the intermediate II level, but her afternoon performance netted her another best in the field, blue ribbon place finish.

The senior from Kingston is an equine science major, and as a member of the Mustangs women’s volleyball team, she has 80 kills, 44 blocks, 13 digs and five service aces.

Brittany Grider has 148 digs, 61 sets and five kills in 32 matches for Waubonsee. The Sugar Grove native and Kaneland alumnus is a sophomore defensive specialist and has averaged 2.43 digs a set for the Chiefs.

In a loss to Southern Methodist on Sunday, Genoa-Kingston grad Erika Hansel had eight kills in a season-high 21 attacks for Tulane. The sophomore middle hitter also had a block.

Freshman setter Cassie Hunt had eight assists and five digs for Western Illinois on Oct. 27. The Sycamore grad has 84 digs and 30 assists on the season.

Sycamore grad Maizy Larson is a freshman outside hitter/right side at Waubonsee and has 89 digs, 62 kills and 37 sets this season. She’s played in 20 matches and has racked up 77.5 points on the season. Larson has averaged 1.68 kills and 2.41 digs a set.

For the second straight year, DeKalb grad and senior University of Wisconsin-Whitewater middle hitter Courtney Wagner was named All-Conference by the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The senior was joined on the WIAC All-Conference team by four teammates.

Wagner is the WIAC leader with 111 blocks and is fourth in hitting percentage at .271. Wagner’s 362 points are fifth in the conference and her 294 kills rank ninth. So far this season, she’s earned All-Tournament honors at the Warhawks Invitational and the Trinity Fall Classic.

DeKalb grad Abby Boyden, a freshman defensive specialist at Wisconsin-Whitewater, has 154 digs on the season. The former Barbs’ star also has 29 service aces. Her season-high in digs came on Oct. 5 against Augustana when she had 19.

Anna Sense is a sophomore outside hitter at Waubonsee. The Kaneland grad has 160 digs and 139 kills. Sense also has 17 blocks and 16 service aces. Her teammate Hollie Fedderly, a sophomore setter from Kaneland, has 184 digs, 114 sets and 26 kills.

In a 4-1 win for the Ripon women’s soccer team on Oct. 25, Maggie Bouque had two goals. The freshman midfielder from G-K is a biology major. She has scored three goals in 13 shots on goal this season for the Red Hawks.

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