Leong Commits To The University of Mary
Preparing for the Northern Sun tournament, the University of Mary women's tennis program has announced today the commitment of Pierre Lady Governor Eileen Leong.
A two-sport athlete, Leong has competed at the varsity level in both tennis and track since she was in eighth grade. Holding down the No. 1 singles spot and being a part of the No. 1 doubles team under head coach Wade Kippley, Leong served as team captain both her junior and senior year.
Leong has also excelled in the classroom. Leong maintains a 3.98 GPA, is a member of the National Honor Society and was named academic all-state. Leong plans to major in education or communications at the University of Mary.
Pierre Tennis 0-2 In Triangular
The Pierre Governor tennis team on Thursday was unable to claim a victory at the Griffin Park Courts falling 9-0 to Rapid City Stevens & 6-3 to Aberdeen Central. After several tough defeats to the Raiders in their first match of the day, Pierre rallied & improved their play against Aberdeen Central. Freshman Kaden Hight defeated Aberdeen Centralís Eric DeBoer while Connor Shoop dominated Joey Crompton 6-2 & 6-0. Pierre coach Jeff Schlekeway said that was the best that Shoop has played all year. Shoop later would join his brother Colton in the first flight doubles & earn a 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), (11-9) victory. The Governors have the weekend off from competition but return to play Monday with a triangular scheduled in Brandon to face the Lynx & SF Washington.
The Oahe Hockey Association will hold its annual Zamboni Days fundraiser on April 24. Every spring Capitals hockey players go door-to-door to request donations to help pay for the operation and maintenance of the Zamboni ice resurfacing machine. A case of pop or bottled water from Coca Cola Bottling is offered as a thank you gift for every $10 donated. Capitals hockey players will canvas the community from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 24.
SDSU's MacDonald Honored By The Summit League
(From SDSU Sports Information Desk)
South Dakota State sophomore Sydney MacDonald was named The Summit League Female Golfer of the Week, after finishing as the runner-up at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational in Bowling Green, Ohio this past weekend.
MacDonaldís second-place finish in the invitational is the second-best finish at a tournament in SDSU school history. MacDonald shot a 79 April 13 to finish with a 36-hole 152, one stroke behind invitational winner Bowling Greenís Lily Bartell in the 90-player field. MacDonaldís finish was her second consecutive top-five finish and third this season. MacDonald enters the 2014 Summit League Championship in Keller, Texas, April 21-23 eighth in the league with a 78.64 scoring average.