St. Viator product Mayyou joins elite company at Concordia
Krista Mayyou, the 2005 St. Viator Female Athlete of the Year, didn't miss a beat when she went on to play basketball at Concordia University-Wisconsin.
And the Division III school hardly let her contributions go unnoticed.
Mayyou was among the 2017 William C. Ackmann Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.
One of the most dynamic players in program history, Mayyou helped Concordia win three conference regular-season titles and two conference tournament championships during her stay in Mequon.
"I'm honored to receive this recognition from Concordia," Mayyou said. "It was such a joy to play the game of basketball. I've had such amazing coaches who dedicated their time to teach me fundamentals and what it meant to be a team player. I've also had the privilege of playing with and against some very talented young women. I will treasure the memories made forever."
Mayyou led the Falcons to their only NCAA Tournament victory in the 2008-09 season. The program also won the Concordia Invitational Tournament in 2007.
She was instrumental in the Falcons' 85-26 record during her four-year career, including a 63-7 record in conference play.
Mayyou was a D3Hoops.com All-Region Third Team honoree, along with being named all-conference first team four times and Lake Michigan Conference Freshman of the Year.
She ranks third all-time in program history with 1,621 points, while being the program's best 3-point field goal shooter (39.0 percent).
She owns the NCAA-era record for field goals made (602), and free throws made (323), to go along with being second in points per game (15.3) and third in steals (187). The forward-guard started 98-of-106 games throughout her illustrious career.
Iowa State redshirt Dana Liva (Prospect), the 2015 IHSA state diving champion, placed 16th at the USA ATT national championships at Ohio State University on the 10-meter platform.
She qualified for the NCAA Zones finishing fourth on the 10-meter platform at the 16-team University of Minnesota diving invitational.
Liva also qualified for finals on all 3 events at the University of Missouri 16-team diving invitational. She placed ninth on the 1-meter, 11th on the 3-meter and fourth on the 10- meter platform. Her score in the 10-meter was third highest in Iowa State history
In a meet against Iowa, Liva posted the NCAA qualifying score on the 1-meter.
Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas) freshman Anthony Liva (Prospect) earned Diver of the Week accolades for the second straight week for the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference when he finished first on the 1- and 3-meter boards.
Liva posted NCAA qualifying scores on both the 1- and 3-meter boards against Centenary and he has now won five diving events and six seconds in his young collegiate career.
Elmhurst freshman guard Kelly Weyhrich (Hersey) scored 12 points in the Bluejays' 77-55 win over visiting North Central College at R.A. Faganel Hall. Elmhurst (9-8, 5-3 in the CCIW) led 37-19 at the half. North Central rallied to within 15 points early in the third quarter but back-to-back three-pointers from Weyhrich quickly pushed the Bluejays' lead back over 20 points.
Six local high school seniors will split $21,000 in college scholarships at the National Football Foundation Awards Ceremony at Halas Hall on Feb. 19 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The awards recognize excellence on the football field, in the classroom and in the community.
Pro and/or College Football Hall of Famers Dan Hampton, Steve McMichael, Pat Fitzgerald and Ted Hendricks will be among the 150 attendees.
Hersey High School graduate Jeff Joniak, the Bears radio announcer, will be Master of Ceremonies.
The high school honorees include Ray Niro III (Barrington), Matthew Nolan (Wauconda), Devon Rembis (St. Laurence), Louis Cox (St. Rita of Cascia), Jack Haefer (Batavia) and David Madden (St. Edward Central Catholic).
Registration for $120/person is at http://nffchicago.eventbrite.com./
Chris Kearney is the board chairman for the National Football Foundation & College Football HOF, Chicago Metro Chapter.
Arlington Falcons Lacrosse is preparing for its spring season and looking for additional players. A parent/player meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 11 at Pioneer Park (
Arlington Falcons team is open to high school boys and plays a spring season with other lacrosse clubs throughout the area. For more information visit www.arlingtonfalconslacrosse.com
Augustana senior defensive end Grant Burke (Hersey) earned both 'Most Valuable Player' and 'Defensive Player of the Year' honors for the Vikings.
Burke, 2017 second team All-College of Illinois & Wisconsin selection, had 24 solo and 14 assisted tackles on the season. He led the Vikings with 11 tackles for loss and his 2½ sacks tied for second on the team.
Another award winner was freshman John Kappel (Wheeling), named 'Defensive Rookie of the Year'.
Although he didn't crack the lineup until midseason, Kappel finished second on the team with 39 solo and 56 total tackles.
The men's volleyball era at Augustana got underway this past week, and Benedictine topped the Vikings 25-15, 25-19, 25-18 in Lisle. Vikings freshman Matthew Schiferl (Wheeling) led the Vikings with 10 digs in the program's inaugural match.
Augustana junior Ashley Talken (Wheeling) cleared 9-11¾ to finish fifth in the pole vault at North Central's Cardinal Opener in Naperville. The Vikings won six events on its way to a second-place finish behind Wisconsin-Oshkosh, which racked up 151 points followed by the Vikings' 130.5.
Augustana senior Josh Yamamoto (Fremd) was part of the Vikings' winning 4x400 relay team (3:20.75) at the Midwest Invitational in Monmouth. Vikings senior Evan Murphy (Buffalo Grove) took second in the triple jump (44-11). Murphy was also fourth in the long jump (20-1½).
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