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Four De La Salle Institute athletes honored

De LSalle Institute recently honored Carleigh Barringer (from left) Emily Brown Catherine Nowaczyk KhaliPowell for their accomplishments during fall sports

De La Salle Institute recently honored Carleigh Barringer (from left), Emily Brown, Catherine Nowaczyk and Khalia Powell for their accomplishments during the fall sports season. | Supplied photo

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Updated: March 17, 2014 10:33AM



De La Salle Institute recently conducted a ceremony to honor four student-athletes from its Lourdes Hall Campus.

Recognized for their outstanding achievements during the fall season were volleyball player Carleigh Barringer, golfer Emily Brown, cross country runner Catherine Nowaczyk and tennis player Khalia Powell.

Barringer, a junior, was feted for being chosen to the 2013 SouthtownStar All-Area Girls Volleyball Team.

In addition, Barringer, of Chicago’s Bridgeport community, also earned All-Girls Catholic Athletic Conference honors for the second consecutive season. This year, she was named to the All-GCAC Red Team.

Brown, of Bridgeport, was honored for being the first De La Salle female golfer to compete in the Illinois High School Association state tournament.

At the state finals, Brown carded rounds of 79 and 82 for a score of 161, tying her for 33rd place.

Brown, a senior, also finished first at the 2013 GCAC Golf Tournament en route to being chosen the GCAC’s 2013 player of the year.

Nowaczyk, a junior, is the second De La Salle cross country athlete and first female cross country athlete to compete in the IHSA state finals.

Nowaczyk, of Willow Springs, finished seventh at the IHSA Class 2A De La Salle Regional, 23rd at the IHSA Class 2A University High Sectional and 193rd in the state finals in Peoria.

A senior, Powell advanced to the IHSA state finals in girls tennis, placing 12th individually and reaching the consolation quarterfinals.

Powell, who was 5-2 in the state finals, enabled the Meteors to finish in a seven-way tie for 26th place as a team.

At the IHSA St. Ignatius Sectional, Powell, of Chicago’s Woodlawn community, placed second at No. 1 singles while the Meteors were fourth as a team.

“These four young women are pioneers at De La Salle,” Meteors athletic director Tom White said.

“They have not only brought great pride to our school by their exemplary desires to succeed, but they have also proven that all goals are reachable if you are willing to put in the work.

“And they certainly have done just that.”

Staff report



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