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College notebook: Leathernecks picked sixth in MVFC

A preseason top-25 national ranking didn't vault the Western Illinois University football team any higher than usual in the Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason poll. The Leathernecks, coming off a 6-5 season last fall, were picked sixth in the l

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Conley looking to help Hawks create better ending
Men's College Soccer

Conley looking to help Hawks create better ending

QUINCY -- The disappointment lingers in John Conley's voice. Playing in the U20 division of the U.S. Youth Soccer Championships Midwest Regional in Sioux Falls, S.D., earlier this summer, Saint Louis FC scored three goals...

Goal oriented: Rief's offseason work geared toward becoming high-level player
Women's College Soccer

Goal oriented: Rief's offseason work geared toward becoming high-level player

ST. LOUIS -- Mackenzie Rief's final meeting with Quincy University women's soccer coach Dave Musso before heading home for the summer wasn't a one-sided conversation. "She's the one person who said, 'I want to be a top player...

Men's College Soccer

College notebook: QU men's soccer program adds assistant coach

Quincy University men's soccer team's pursuit of a fourth straight NCAA Division II national tournament appearance will be aided by a new assistant coach. Hawks coach MIke Carpenter recently hired Ben Clarvis as the program's full-time assistant.

Foley named to IHSSCA All-State team
Prep Girls Soccer

Foley named to IHSSCA All-State team

Quincy Notre Dame senior forward McKenzie Foley recently was named to the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State team, and several other Quincy players were recognized. Foley, who did not play during her sophomore and junior seasons bec

Hat's Off! Foley's three goals lead QND to state title
Prep Girls Soccer

Hat's Off! Foley's three goals lead QND to state title

The final five minutes felt like five years for Quincy Notre Dame senior defender Lucy Stella. Normal U-High had cut QND's lead to two goals with a little more than six minutes remaining in Saturday's Class 1A girls soccer state championship game. Forward Sarah LaFayette, who had scored twice, even had a shot deflect off the post that could have got the Pioneers within one goal. "It was scary, because we were that close," Stella said.

Former players enjoy watching daughters win title
Prep Girls Soccer

Former players enjoy watching daughters win title

NAPERVILLE, Ill. The Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team's journey to the Class 1A state tournament championship was plenty of fun for the players, but some of the former soccer players are enjoying it just as much. Five players on this year's team have

Foley shines brightest on biggest stage
Prep Girls Soccer

Foley shines brightest on biggest stage

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- McKenzie Foley kneeled next to the state championship trophy Saturday night as the Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team prepared for a team picture after a 4-2 victory over Normal University High. The senior forward could have been excus

Longo's deal will have QND not looking past U-High
Prep Girls Soccer

Longo's deal will have QND not looking past U-High

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Mark Longo and the Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team are one victory away from the program's fourth state championship. They're also one victory away from giving Longo something that will last forever.

Record breakers: QND routs IC Catholic to advance to state championship game
Prep Girls Soccer

Record breakers: QND routs IC Catholic to advance to state championship game

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- A lopsided four-goal halftime lead all but guaranteed the Quincy Notre Dame girls soccer team would be playing in the state championship game. The Lady Raiders decided to make history to seal that spot.