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College Notes: WWS grad Jaeschke a prime player for top-ranked Loyola

Glenbard West grad Kane Keirnan joins ISU football coaching staff

Published: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 10:18 a.m. CDT

Thomas Jaeschke (Wheaton Warrenville South) is a key member of the Loyola men’s volleyball team, which is ranked No. 1 in the country for the first time in program history. The sophomore outside hitter is second on the team with 70 kills and also contributed 39 digs and five aces through seven matches.

Mark Savenok (Wheaton Warrenville South) is having a very successful season for the Wheaton College wrestling team. Competing at 149 pounds, the junior has posted a record of 20-3 and has lost only once since late November.

Steven Franke (Wheaton Warrenville South) is a sophomore wrestler for the University of Chicago. He has compiled a mark of 8-7 at 174 pounds and has three pins on the winter.

CJ Sojka (Glenbard West) is a freshman on the Augustana College wrestling team. He has posted a record of 7-9 this winter wrestling at 125 pounds.

Jenna Bossle and Kristyn Bossle, both graduates of West Chicago High School, are members of the Illinois State gymnastics team. In a recent meet against Lindenwood, Jenna, a senior, scored a 9.75 on the bars and Kristyn, a freshman, tallied a 9.70 on the same event.

Meg Piepenbrink (Glenbard South) is a junior on the Northern Illinois gymnastics team.

Glenbard West graduate Kane Keirnan was hired to the Illinois State football coaching staff as the team’s offensive staff assistant. Keirnan, who earned a degree from ISU in 2012 and was a member of the Redbirds football team before three ankle surgeries ended his career, spent the past two years as an offensive graduate assistant coach at New Mexico.

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