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Local college athletes recognized for accomplishments

June 16, 2014

Some local collegiate athletes have received recognition for accomplishments in their respective sport.

Here’s a list of athletes who have been recognized.

Bryana Opalewski (Fraser High School) was selected All-Region, All-MCCAA, and first team All-Conference for her play with Macomb Community College’s softball team. Opalewski was also selected as Macomb's 2013-14 Female Athlete of the Year.

Erin Schuch (L’Anse Creuse North), also from Macomb’s softball squad, was chosen as an All-MCCAA honorable mention.

Andrea Deneweth (Sterling Heights Stevenson) and Maggie Irvine (Rochester High), both of whom suited up for Oakland Community College’s softball team, were each selected to the NJCAA District H All-Tournament team.

Brandon Wilks (Southfield-Lathrup) from the University of Detroit Mercy was selected as the Horizon League Men’s Track Freshman of the Year.

University of Detroit Mercy lacrosse player Scott Drummond (Birmingham Seaholm) was an All-MAAC second-team selection.

Brandon Beauregard (Pontiac Notre Dame Prep), Joe Gifford (Pontiac Notre Dame Prep), Andy Hebden (Birmingham Brother Rice) and Joe MacLean (Birmingham Detroit Country Day), also from Detroit’s lacrosse team, were selected to the 2014 MAAC men’s lacrosse All-Academic team.

Griffin Harms (Birmingham Groves) was a second-team All-GLIAC selection for his play with Wayne State University’s baseball team.

Jen Rock (Utica Eisenhower) was selected All-America in the 10k event at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship. It was just the second season for Wayne State’s women’s outdoor track program, and Rock’s selection as an All-America is a first in program history.

Kayla Scott (Rochester Adams), who swam for Wayne State University, has been selected to receive the 2014 GLIAC Winter Sports Commissioner’s Award. Scott is a two-time recipient of an award that presented to student-athletes who “excel both in the classroom and on the fields of play,” according to Wayne State’s athletic website.

About the author

Mark Vest is on the sports beat at C&G Newspapers. He covers high school sports for the Fraser-Clinton Chronicle and Grosse Pointe Times. In the past couple years or so, he has also began to cover collegiate sports for schools such as the University of Detroit Mercy, Oakland University, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College. Vest has worked at C&G Newspapers since 2011 and attended Oakland University and Oakland Community College.


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Thanks to two early scores, some lock-down defense, and a touchdown with just 5:25 remaining in regulation, the Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day football team picked up a 20-13 victory against Milan High in a Division 4 regional final on Nov. 14 and earned this week’s Team of the Week honor. Country Day, which had outscored its opponents 78-7 in the district round, advanced to the state semifinals for the second year in a row. The Yellowjackets (11-1) face Flint Powers Catholic (10-2) at 1 p.m. Nov. 21 at West Bloomfield High.

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