The spring sports season is a busy time for college athletes, just like their high school counterparts. Here are a few area athletes that starred for college programs this spring.
Skogsbergh impressive as rookie at BC
It didn't take long for Bobby Skogsbergh to make an impact for Boston College's baseball team. As a freshman this spring, the Hinsdale Central graduate make 19 pitching appearances. He went 4-0 on the year and led the Eagles with a 2.22 ERA.
Dolehide part of UCLA tennis title
Courtney Dolehide had a storybook ending to her collegiate tennis career at UCLA. Her senior season this spring culminated in an NCAA title for her and the Bruins.
Dolehide finished the year with a 19-7 doubles record and a 6-7 singles mark, and was named to the Pac-12 academic all-conference team
Morris makes mark with Villanova
Emmanuel Morris saw plenty of action for Villanova's baseball team during his sophomore season this spring. He appeared in 42 of the Wildcats' 50 games, making 33 starts, and he finished the year with a .299 batting average, 25 runs scored and 14 RBIs.
Morris is also active off the field – he will volunteer at Villanova's 26th Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fall Festival in November.
Dressler debuts for Purdue
Adam Dressler pitched extensively for Purdue's baseball team as a freshman this spring. He made 14 appearances, including four starts, and finished with a 2-2 record. On March 19, he pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed just five hits and one earned run in a 6-1 win against Butler.
Schomig steals show for NIU
Connor Schomig played in 39 games for Norther Illinois baseball, making 19 starts, and led the Huskies with nine steals this spring. The Hinsdale South graduate batted .215 and scored 11 runs in what was his senior season.
Strong softball finish for Kopp
Sydney Kopp capped her softball career at Northern Illinois by starting 56 games for the Huskies. The Hinsdale South graduate batted .209 with 21 runs scored, 15 RBIs, 18 walks and seven stolen bases.
Bokich takes mound at Miami
A freshman at Miami (Ohio) this spring, Christian Bokich appeared in six games for the Redhawks. The Hinsdale Central graduate pitched 13 1/3 innings, struck out 12 batters and finished the season with a 3.38 ERA.
Cardinals count on Portillo
It was a successful junior season at North Central College softball player Cecie Portillo. The Hinsdale South graduate started all 46 games this year for the Cardinals at shortstop. She was second on the team with 37 runs scored, third with 47 hits and fifth in batting average at .329
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