Alumni Notebook: Wisniewski takes greater role for Slugs in senior year |

Alumni Notebook: Wisniewski takes greater role for Slugs in senior year

Here’s a look at how some athletes with local ties fared recently at the college and professional level:

Megan Wisniewski (Forest Lake Christian, ’05); University of California, Santa Cruz ” In her senior year playing for the Slugs, Wisniewski is taking on a greater role for her team. She recorded 14 kills, one kill and one block in a win over Pacific University Saturday for second best on her team.

So far this season, she has 44 kills on the year for 2.44 kills a game. In the team’s first tournament, the Boxer Kickoff Volleyball Invitation, the Slugs went 2-2. Wisniewski had five kills in a 3-0 lost to Puget Sound (Washington) and nine kills, seven digs and two blocks in a 3-0 win over Neumann College (Pennsylvania). She had seven kills in a 3-1 loss to Pacific Lutheran (Washington).

Ali Daley (Nevada Union, ’05); UCLA ” Daley has gotten her season going on a strong note, playing in five matches for the Bruins and contributing 38 kills so far. On Satursdday, she had a career-high four aces as UCLA swept Seattle University. The Bruins are currently 5-1 on the season, losing only to Penn State at the Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic.

Kylie Miraldi (Nevada Union, ’08); San Jose State ” At the Sacramento State Invitational, Miralidi got some playing time as a true freshman, appearing in two games but recording no stats.

Sarah McAtee (Nevada Union, ’08); San Jose State ” McAtee got some face time against Saint Mary’s in the Sacramento State Invitational, playing in two games, also as a true freshman.


Tom Hummel (Nevada Union, ’02) ” Completed the 2008 Alcatraz Challenge on August 23rd, swimming the 2-mile Bay swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco’s Chrissy Field in 65 minutes. He swam “nekkid” — without a wetsuit — one of only 47 out of 600 swimmers to do so.


Kevin Grimes (Bear River, ’06); The University of Nevada-Reno ” Grimes had six tackles and a fumble recovery but the Wolfpack lost to Texas Tech 35-19 Saturday.

James Brindley (Nevada Union, ’06); Utah State ” Oregon blew away the Aggies on Saturday, 66-24. Brindley had six tackles in the game at safety, including one for a loss.

Brennan McFadden (Nevada Union, ’05); Utah State ” McFadden, who starts at right guard, helped Utah State rush for 88 yards against Oregon in a 66-24 loss Saturday. His team gave up two sacks.

Chris Ulinski (Nevada Union, ’06); Utah State ” Ulinski, playing as the kickoff specialist, had five kickoffs for 345 yards and one touchback. He also attempted his first punt of the year against Oregon on Saturday, a 21-yarder.

Zach Masch (Nevada Union, ’07); Arizona Western ” Fresh from being named team captain of the Matadors, Masch had three solo tackles for a loss in a 54-0 win for Arizona Western over American Sports University Saturday.

Sean Johnson (Nevada Union, ’06); Lewis and Clark College ” Johnson’s team beat Principia College (Illinois) handily on Saturday, 43-7.

Bo Cassel (Nevada Union, ’05); Stony Brook University ” Cassell’s team lost to Elon University (North Carolina) 30-20 Saturday. The ball was thrown to the tight end’s way three times, but he didn’t come out of the contest with any catches.

Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Brian Hamilton via e-mail at or by phone at 477-4240.

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