SouthtownStar Athletes on Campus: Resner honored at Dubuque
By Mike Walsh For Sun-Times Media November 23, 2012 6:40PM
Trish Resner, Marian Catholic graduate, University of Dubuque soccer.
Updated: December 26, 2012 6:20AM
University of Dubuque sophomore midfielder/forward Trish Resner was named the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Women’s Soccer Offensive Performer of the Week for the period ending Oct. 28.
In the opening round of the IIAC playoffs, Resner scored twice in a 4-2 victory over Luther. She also tallied the Spartans’ only goal in a 3-1 loss to Loras in the regular-season finale earlier in the week. Resner’s goal against Loras was her first collegiate score.
Resner, who prepped at Marian Catholic, was the second Spartan to be chosen Women’s Soccer Offensive Performer of the Week during the 2012 season.
The Chicago Heights resident appeared in 15 matches for Dubuque this season, scoring three goals and adding one assist for seven points. Resner was tied for third on the team in goals and fourth in points. The Spartans were 11-7-2 overall and 4-2-1 in the IIAC.
Kudos for Clayton
St. Xavier University strong safety Clayton Fejedelem (Lemont) was chosen the Mid-States Football Association’s Mideast League Defensive Player of the Week for the timeframe ending Nov. 11.
In the Cougars’ 28-19 victory over Robert Morris University, the sophomore finished with a game-best 12 tackles (10 solos) as well as a sack for a nine-yard loss. Fejedelem helped lead a defensive effort by SXU that forced two turnovers and posted six sacks and nine tackles for losses in the game.
Fejedelem was the fifth Cougar to earn Player of the Week honors from the MSFA this season.
Clarke (Ia.) University men’s soccer player Scott Mestan (De La Salle) was named the Midwest Collegiate Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 14.
In addition, the senior defender concluded his playing career by being named to the Midwest Collegiate Conference’s honorable mention team.
Mestan appeared in 16 matches this season for the Crusaders, scoring two goals and finishing with four points. In Clarke’s 2-1 victory over William Penn University on Oct. 14, Mestan scored the game-winning, unassisted goal with 29 seconds remaining.
Mestan also anchored a Crusaders’ defense that allowed 27 goals this season (1.5 goals per match).