Monday, December 17, 2018

It’s all coming together at UIS

The University of Illinois Springfield has done big things in 2018.

In the spring, the baseball team went to its first NCAA Division II national tournament, won 29 straight games and finished 47-9 overall to win the Great Lakes Valley Conference with a 23-1 record. Chris Ramirez was named Coach of the Year and Cole Taylor signed with the Los Angeles Angels.

Softball won the GLVC (22-6) and advanced to the super-regionals with a 40-19 record.

In the fall, it was the women’s volleyball team tying for the GLVC title at 15-3 and advancing to the national tournament to finish with a program-best 25-8 record. Trey Salinas earned Coach of the Year honors and powerful Alyssa Hasler made third-team All-American.

It’s winter, and the men’s basketball team has started 6-3. Local players Aundrae Williams, Peyton Allen, Cole Harper and Collin Stallworth appear to have the Stars on the rise.

This story appeared in The State Journal-Register on December 16, 2018.

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