College athletes roundup: Dehkes helps SW State soccer earn NCAA berth

Brienna Dehkes, Southwest State freshman goalkeeper from Elk River, helped the Mustangs post a 14-3-2 record and earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II tournament. They dueled Central Missouri on Friday.

Brienna Dehkes
Brienna Dehkes

Dehkes has a 13-2-2 record, nine shutouts, .879 save percentage, and 0.59 goals-against average. She was named NSIC goalie of the week twice.

Ethan Lunning, St. Olaf sophomore linebacker from Zimmerman, had 33 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and three fumble recoveries for the Oles, who finished 1-7.

Jamal Samaha, Augustana College sophomore backup defensive lineman from Zimmerman, has made 14 tackles, three for losses. The Vikings (4-6) will close Saturday against Southwest Minnesota.

Rachel Finkbeiner, senior middle hitter from Elk River on the LaSalle University (Philadelphia) volleyball team, made 94 kills, fourth on the team, and 26 assisted blocks for the struggling (1-28) Explorers.

Janel Finkbeiner, freshman from Elk River on the University of Mary (N.D.) volleyball team, was the starting setter, averaging 6.35 assists per set. She had 11 aces, 141 digs and 13 blocks for the Marauders, who finished 4-21.

Jordan Moening, Anoka-Ramsey sophomore outside hitter from Elk River, earned her second all-Minnesota College Athletic Conference honor, despite missing several weeks with emergency gall bladder surgery. Moening was southern division player-of-the-week four times, and posted a .304 kill percentage, 3.8 digs and 2.5 kills per game, and 54 aces, which led the division. The Rams were 11-16.

Chuck Quiram, sophomore from Elk River, started at defender for the Minnesota-Morris soccer team that finished 12-9-1. Devin Chuba, junior backup forward from Elk River, had two goals and three assists in 17 games. The roster also includes junior Victor Aanerud of Rogers.