Megan Reynolds twice honored for Elmhurst College
By Mike Walsh For Sun-Times Media October 5, 2012 8:10PM
Megan Reynolds, Elmhurst College volleyball. | Supplied photo
Updated: November 8, 2012 11:48AM
The past two weeks certainly have been memorable for Elmhurst College women’s volleyball player Megan Reynolds.
Reynolds, who prepped at Marian Catholic, was chosen the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Player of the Week for the periods ending Sept. 25 and Oct. 2.
While earning the first honor, Reynolds helped the Bluejays win four of five matches during the week. She totaled 15 kills and three blocks while leading Elmhurst to a five-set win over host Carthage.
In a three-set sweep over Williams, the junior middle hitter totaled 12 kills and six blocks while hitting .385. She added 11 kills and two blocks in the Bluejays’ loss to Emory. In Elmhurst’s win over Trevecca Nazarene, Reynolds totaled 13 kills and three blocks.
The Thornton resident closed the Emory Tournament with 10 kills and five blocks while hitting .360 in the Bluejays’ five-set win over Randolph-Macon. She was named to the All-Tournament Team at Emory and, for the week, totaled 61 kills and 19 blocks.
In earning her second consecutive CCIW accolade, Reynolds totaled a team-leading 54 kills while leading 11th-ranked Elmhurst to a perfect 4-0 record on the week.
Reynolds finished the week hitting .500 while also averaging a team-best 1.19 blocks per set. In Elmhurst’s sweep over Augustana, Reynolds totaled eight kills and five blocks while hitting .400 for the match. Against Wartburg, Reynolds totaled 15 kills and six blocks as the Bluejays snapped Wartburg’s 15-game winning streak.
Reynolds added 18 kills and four blocks while hitting .581 in a five-set win over Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She closed the Wisconsin-Whitewater Tournament by totaling 13 kills and four blocks while hitting .619 in a sweep of Cornell College (Iowa).
On the run
During the College of DuPage Invitational held Sept. 28, Prairie State College’s cross country team received a record-breaking performance from Rich South product Luke Henderson, who posted a time of 27 minutes, 2 seconds.
Luke’s brother, Louis, also contributed for the Pioneers, covering the course in a personal-best time of 27:06. The Henderson brothers finished 13th and 15th, respectively, in the individual standings, while Prairie State took sixth as a team.
Two other Southland residents also competed on the men’s side for Prairie State. Homewood-Flossmoor graduate Julian Miranda was 87th and Rich Central graduate Marley Keels was 95th.
On the women’s side, Prairie State’s Larissa Swanson (Beecher) was 23rd with a time of 20:15. She was one of two competitors for the Pioneers.