Maine South grad Brewster leads South Dakota State in rout
South Dakota State's Joe Brewster (left), a graduate of Maine South, takes down an opponent during a wrestling match this season. | Photo courtesy Paul Adams
Updated: February 1, 2013 2:34PM
Maine South alumnus Joe Brewster helped the South Dakota State wrestling team to a 51–0 victory against Simpson College Jan. 11 in Brookings, S.D.
Brewster, a sophomore from Park Ridge, defeated Simpson’s Cory Stratton by 22–7 tech fall in the 165-pound weight class. The Jackrabbits’ victory improved their record to 4-5, including 2-0 at home.
Hinsdale Central alumna Hannah Lillioja, a freshman on the Washington University (St. Louis) women’s swim team, was part of the first-place 200-yard medley relay team in the Bears’ 158–28 victory against Principia College Jan. 18 in Elsah.
Lillioja, a Burr Ridge native, swam the final freestyle leg of the relay in 26.03 seconds. Her relay team finished the race with a time of 1:57.56, almost six full seconds ahead of the second-place relay team.
Rachel Quon, a Lake Forest alumna and Lake Forest native, was selected by the Chicago Red Stars in the 2013 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft Jan. 18 in Chicago.
The Stanford senior was selected ninth overall. At Stanford, she was named to the 2012 All-America First Team. She also reached the College Cup in each of her four seasons, advanced to three championship games and helped her team win the 2011 national title.
Max Motew, a Highland Park native, was recently selected to compete for Team USA hockey in the Maccabiah Games July 18–30 in Israel. The Maccabiah Games is the world’s largest Jewish athletic competition and takes place every four years. This will be the first trip to the Maccabiah Games for Team USA in 15 years.
Motew is a senior goaltender for Berwick Academy in South Berwick, Maine. Of the 15 goaltenders that tried out for Team USA, he was the youngest.
Trinity alumna Megan Podkowa, a freshman guard on the DePaul women’s basketball team, made the first start of her career and scored seven points in the Blue Demons’ 51–45 victory against Cincinnati Jan. 22 in Cincinnati. She shot 3-of-7 from the field and also turned in six rebounds, two assists, five blocks and a steal while committing just one turnover in 34 minutes.
Podkowa’s strong performance against Cincinnati followed her nine-point, six-rebound effort against Providence Jan. 19 in Chicago, a 79–67 win for the Blue Demons. The Glenview native is now averaging five points and 4.3 rebounds in 18.2 minutes per game for the 15-5 Blue Demons.