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St. Viator's Hammarlund merits Div. III All-America acclaim

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St. Viator graduate Kevin Hammarlund is among an elite group of Division III college football players.

The Washington University (St. Louis) senior wide receiver was recently named to the 2016 American Football Coaches Association Division III Coaches' All-America Team.

Hammarlund picked up second-team honors.

He is a second-team All-South Region honoree who led the Southern Athletic Association and University Athletic Association with a Washington single-season school-record 100 receptions for 1,365 yards.

He also led both leagues with 13 touchdowns. Hammarlund ranked sixth in NCAA Division III in receptions per game (9.1) and receiving yards per game (124.1), and was also 12th in receiving TDs.

Hammarlund had nine games with more than 100 receiving yards, including a career-high 10 catches for 171 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 56-35 win at Rhodes College on Oct. 8.

He is a first-team all-SAA and all-UAA selection, and ranks second in school history in receptions (235) and receiving yards (3,106).

"Kevin Hammarlund has been an impact player for us for four years," said Washington coach Larry Kindbom. "He is an intense competitor, and his contributions on the field are second only to the leadership he provided to this program. He will go down as one of the best to have worn the red and green."

Washington finished with an 8-3 overall record and made its third NCAA playoff appearance in school history.

The 8 wins are the second most in school history. The Bears were also co-champions in the SAA and UAA.

Girls softball

Maine West High School has named Aaron Moore as its new softball head coach.

Moore is the general manager for the Chicago Bandits professional softball team based in Rosemont.

He has also been the general manager with the Colorado Chill of the National Women's Basketball League and the Arizona Heat of National Pro Fastpitch.

Moore joined the Bandits in October of 2009 after serving as the GM/Vice President of the Rockford Thunder for four seasons. During his tenure, the Thunder played in two championship games and won the NPF Cowles Cup in 2009.

He was responsible for all aspects of the team, including player personnel, media, partnerships and community relations. Moore also oversaw the day-to-day operations of all ticket sales and game day operations.

A native of Northglenn, Colo., Moore earned a bachelor of science degree in mass communications in May of 2003 from Colorado State University-Pueblo. At CSU-Pueblo he was a four-year member of the sports information office assisting in all game-day functions.

Women's basketball

Rolling Meadows graduate Jimmy Colloton is an assistant coach for Navy which stands at 7-3 with a 93-40 victory over Goucher at Alumni Hall in Annapolis.

All 12 Mids had seen the court by halftime with Navy holding a 47-22 advantage.

Colloton is in his third season on the Navy staff.

The Mids posted an overall record of 17-14 during Colloton's initial 2014-15 season in Annapolis. The Mids also tied for fourth place in the Patriot League standings with a record of 10-8 and advanced to the semifinal round of the league tournament.

Colloton spent the prior three seasons as a member of the coaching staff at Indiana. After serving as a graduate assistant for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, he was tabbed as an interim assistant coach for the 2013-14 season. His three-year stint at the school was capped by the Hoosiers posting a 21-13 record this past season and advancing to the quarterfinal round of the 2014 WNIT.

He served as a student assistant coach for the Wittenberg (Springfield, Ohio) men's basketball team while attending the school as an undergraduate.

The Tigers, who have compiled the most wins on the NCAA Division III level, advanced to the second round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament when Colloton was a senior.

Colloton graduated with honors from Wittenberg after posting a 3.95 grade-point average and earning his way onto the dean's list in each of his eight semesters as an economics major. He also attained a master's degree in sports administration from Indiana.

• Cornell College senior forward Diamond Boyd (Elk Grove) recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 18 points and 14 rebounds in the Rams' 72-65 loss to Coe College.

• With 13 points apiece, Rolling Meadows graduates Jenny Vliet and Jackie Kemph were two of five Saint Louis players in double figures during a 73-70 victory over Washington State.

The Billikins placed five players in double figures for the first time since Feb. 11, 2015.

Kemph also had 12 assists for a double-double.

The Billikins snapped a two-game losing streak to improve to 8-3 while Washington State fell to 5-5 with its third consecutive loss.

• Brown sophomore guard Taylor Will (Prospect) scored 13 points on 6-of-12 shooting for her eighth game this year in double figures as the Bears got past visiting Vermont, 62-50.

• Carthage sophomore Monica Masini (Palatine) had 12 points and 7 rebounds in the Lady Reds' 83-68 loss to Augustana (8-0). Teammate Morgan Harris (Hersey) added 8 points with 5 assists and 2 steals.

Back in 2017

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