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Illini of the Week Oct. 15: Jocelynn Birks

Illini of the Week Oct. 15: Jocelynn Birks

October 14, 2014

A visiting team winning at Rec Hall, the home court of the Penn State volleyball team, is a rare occurrence. Coming into last Saturday’s match against Illinois, the Nittany Lions had won 44 of their last 45 at home, and 94 of the last 96. There must have been a blue moon in the sky on Saturday as th...

Illini of the Week Oct. 8: Dana Gattone

Illini of the Week Oct. 8: Dana Gattone

October 7, 2014

At first glance, Dana Gattone appears to be a freshman with little experience, but on the course, she is an emerging superstar for the Illini women’s golf team. Her early season achievements include winning Big Ten Player of the Week, making a hole-in-one and, most recently, tying for first place a...

Illini of the Week Oct. 1: Jack Soneson

Illini of the Week Oct. 1: Jack Soneson

By Daniel Dexter

September 30, 2014

In his first ever game at the Big Pond, left wing Jack Soneson looked right at home. He started the Illinois hockey team’s scoring barrage with a goal just a minute into the game. The goal prompted a steady chant of “It’s all your fault!” from the home crowd directed right at Michigan State goal...

Illini of the Week Sept. 17: Dylan Meyer

Illini of the Week Sept. 17: Dylan Meyer

September 16, 2014

For Dylan Meyer, there’s always room for improvement in his golf game. Even after Meyer, a freshman on the Illinois men’s golf team, medaled in his first collegiate tournament over the weekend, he was back at practice on Monday, ready to focus on his putting. Meyer shot a 3-over-par 213 in the Olympia ...

Hiltzik improves on the court by balancing life off it

Hiltzik improves on the court by balancing life off it

January 22, 2014

Jared Hiltzik is on the top of Illinois men’s tennis right now. As most expected of the No. 4 singles player in the country, Hiltzik finished the Illini Open, hosted by Illinois in Fort Myers, Fla., undefeated against the singles competition and held a 2-1 record as the No. 31 ranked doubles duo with tea...

Kopinski ends fall season on strong note

Kopinski ends fall season on strong note

November 6, 2013

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down Sunday nights and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success. Michael Jordan had his “Flu Game.” Call Melissa Kopinski’s mos...

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