By GREG KEIM
Indiana University freshman soccer standout Femi Hollinger-Janzen made an appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated on March 25. The 2012 Bethany Christian High School graduate is believed to be only the third Elkhart County native to be on the cover of the national magazine.
Hollinger-Janzen is shown on the cover along with a group of IU athletes, including basketball star Victor Oladipo who is featured in the center of the photograph as part of SI’s preview coverage of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Hollinger-Janzen can be seen in the lower right corner of the cover.
As a freshman for the Hoosiers, Hollinger-Janzen helped lead the IU men’s soccer team to the NCAA title back in December.
Goshen’s Rick Mirer was featured on the cover of SI on Sept. 24, 1990, as he scored a touchdown for Notre Dame against Michigan in his first collegiate start as quarterback.
Concord graduate Shawn Kemp also made a cameo appearance on a Sports Illustrated cover on May 8, 1995. The former NBA star for the Seattle Supersonics was shown defending against Los Angeles Lakers’ forward Vlade Divac during a playoff game.
Sophomore Brian Ulrich (Fairfield) fired a 72-70—142 total to capture medalist honors, leading the Bethel Pilots to the team championship in the University of Saint Francis Invitational on the 6,736-yard par 72 layout at Brookwood Golf Club near Fort Wayne. Senior Brady Klotz (NorthWood) was the runner-up to Ulrich with a 73-71—144.
The Pilots had a 292-296—588 team total.
“I’m very proud of this group and the way they’ve come out to compete this spring,” said Bethel Coach Chris Hess in a press release on the school’s Web site “We have a very talented roster and when these young men play with confidence, they can play with anybody – Drew Day proved that last week and Brian Ulrich showed the same this weekend. It’s been a process of patience for those two sophomores but they are showing now what we knew all along, that they are great players. The nice thing about this team is while you have the consistent great play of our anchor Brady Klotz, you have others stepping up everyday, including Ulrich and Day as well as Spencer Pannabecker and Taran Kennedy.”
Goshen College freshman Alejandro Genis (Elkhart Central) carded an 99-99-—176 good for 59th place among the individuals for Goshen.
Junior Amy Thompson (NorthWood) posted a 78-72—160 total to share 26th place among the individuals as the Indianapolis Greyhounds took the team title (308-208—616) in the IPFW Spring Classic.
• Junior David Yoder (Concord) had two hits and scored three runs for Saint Francis in a 14-1 win over Bethel. The Bethel Pilots were an 8-5 winner in the second game of the Crossroads League doubleheader.
• Senior Austin Haney (Westview) pitched 1 1/3 innings for Morehead State in a 2-1 loss to Belmont at Nashville, Tennessee. Haney allowed one hit to go with one strikeout and a walk. He threw 19 pitches, 11 of which were strikes.
On the season, Haney has a 2-1 record and three saves. He has 12 strikeouts in 13 1/2 innings and opposing team are hitting .212 off him.
Goshen College freshman Brittany Wingard enjoyed her walk-off home run on Friday so much she decided to do it again on Saturday.
The Northridge High School graduate homered to right center in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Maple Leafs edged Taylor, 4-3, in a Crossroads League game Friday at Goshen.
On Saturday, in a conference twin bill with Mount Vernon Nazarene, Wingard belted a 2-2 pitch over the fence in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Maple Leafs won 2-1.
Wingard has three home runs this season.
On Friday, just before Wingard’s blast GC sophomore Kerri Doutlick slugged her fifth homer of the season on an 0-2 pitch. It was the fourth straight twin bill she has homered in the first game.
Sophomore Melanie Meyer (Concord) singled and scored on Doutlick’s round tripper.
• The Bethel Pilots were swept in a Crossroads League doubleheader with Marian by scores of 5-2 and 4-3. Sophomore Natalie Newell (Goshen) suffered the loss in the first game. She struck out 13 and walked seven in falling to 6-2 on the season.
• Indiana Tech junior Chloe Brooks (Concord) turned in a 55.5 split as the anchor to win the 4 x 400-meter relay at the Toledo Collegiate Challenge. She teamed with sophomores Kirsten Flake, Chauntiel smith and Shayne Armbirster. Also for the warriors, freshman Jeslyn Zimmerly (Westview) placed second on pole vault (11-6 3/4).
• Sophomore Cinnamon Green (Jimtown) won the hammer (47.20 meters) and shot put 12.12 meters) as the Bethel Pilots totaled 292 points to win the Raven Invitational at Anderson University. Freshman Melissa DuBois (Concord) teamed with sophomore Avante Newsome Gunn, freshman Whitney Grace and sophomore Betty Graber to win the 4 x 100 relay (50.57). DuBois was third in long jump (5.3 meters).
Vanderbilt freshman Skyler Carpenter (Westview) finished 26th (1:01.30) in the 400-meter hurdles at the William and Mary’s Colonial Relays.
• The Bethel Pilots took the team title with 177 points in the Raven Invitational at Anderson University. Sophomore Tanner Foust (Fairfield) teamed with freshman Ahmad Evans, senior Calvin Lewis and Michael Joiner for first place in the 4 x 100 relay (43.12). Sophomore Chase Pinion (Fairfield) was the runner-up in pole vault (3.80 meters).
• Indiana Tech senior Aaron Baker (Lakeland) finished fourth in discus (161-8) and eighth in shot put (48-1 3/4) at the Toledo Collegiate Challenge.