College athletes roundup — Peterson, RHS graduate, gets UMAC baseball honors

Andy Peterson, Northwestern-St. Paul senior pitcher and DH from Rogers, was UMAC Player of the Year and shared the Pitcher of the Year award. Peterson led the UMAC with an 0.81 ERA while posting three wins and a save, and batted .389.

Andy Peterson
Andy Peterson

Overall, he hit .385 with 30 RBIs and had a 4-2 record, 1.55 ERA, and 49 strikeouts in 52.7 innings for the Eagles (19-20). He was a three-time all-UMAC pick.

Michaela Schulz
Michaela Schulz

Michaela Schulz, Gustavus Adolphus sophomore tennis player from Elk River, had a 13-7 record at No. 1 singles and 5-2 in tournament doubles. Schulz made all-MIAC and got conference athlete of the week in March. The Gusties were 16-6 and MIAC runner-up.

Ryan Trapp, St. Thomas track freshman from Elk River, qualified for NCAA-III nationals in the 800 with his season-best 1:51.80 in a meet at LaCrosse, placing third among 35. At nationals he ran 1:54.42 in a slow heat of prelims and didn’t advance, in Delaware, Ohio.

Sadie Martin, sophomore from Elk River, led the North Dakota golf team with an 80.30 average. In the Big Sky Conference meet, she placed 16th with 76-82-74-232 and the Bison were ninth of 11 teams, at Chandler, Ariz.

Alex Kline, sophomore from Elk River, was second on the UM-Mankato golf team with a 74.41 average. Jordan Rykal, sophomore from Rogers, was third with 76.50. The Mustangs placed fifth in Summit League.

Andrea Dwyer, Concordia-St. Paul junior golfer from Elk River, averaged 84.3, fifth on the team.

Ashley Lindeen, St. Cloud sophomore golfer from Elk River, averaged 89.3 in a season curtailed by bad weather.

Kathi Opsahl, freshman outfielder from Elk River on the St. Mary’s softball team of Winona, batted .350 (third on the team) with one homer, eight doubles and a team-leading 24 RBIs. The Cardinals were 14-18.

Kayti Hanson, Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne junior second baseman from Elk River, almost got to play in the regional hosted by the Gophers but the Mastodons (40-15) lost to NDSU in their conference finals. Hanson hit .233 with 28 runs.

Hannah Fordahl, junior from Zimmerman, led off Concordia-Moorhead’s 4×100 that placed third in the MIAC track meet.

•In the NSIC outdoor track meet, Cassandra Ortberg, University of Minnesota, Duluth, track freshman from Zimmerman, placed sixth in the 400 hurdles (1:02.52); Madeline Schaeffer, UM-Duluth sophomore from Rogers, ran the second leg on the Bulldogs 4×100 team that placed second; and Lindsey Lowe, Winona State freshman from Elk River, placed ninth in the heptathlon.