Chad Bartlome had it all figured out.
The Oregon State University (Corvalis) senior forward and teammate Nathan Quan were getting ready to sub in during the second half of the Beavers’ Diadora/Clif Bar Challenge soccer tournament match with Cornell University (Ithaca, N.Y.) Sunday.
“We were warming up and we were saying we should hook up for a goal,” the 2001 Nevada Union grad said.
They did just that.
Bartlome, who hit the back of the net against Valparaiso University (Indiana) on a recent road trip to the Midwest, got a pass from Quan 30-meters out and did the rest.
“I thought he was going to shoot, but I was yelling for the ball, so passed it to me ” Bartlome said. “I put the ball on the right foot, drove past the defender. The goalkeeper came out, but he didn’t (have his) footing. I shot low and left and it (was good).”
The goal was Bartlome’s third of the season.
‘I’m definitely happy with my production this year,” he said. “I know I haven’t reached my peak yet.”
Here’s a look at some other college athletes from western Nevada County fared over the past week:
– Kent Sheridan (Bear River, ’00); UC-Davis ” Sheridan, a 6-foot, 4-inch, 247 senior defensive end, was in three tackles, including half a sack, in the Aggies’ 58-23 Saturday victory against Sacramento State.
– Jefferson Heidelberger (Nevada Union, ’01); Montana ” Two of the 5-foot, 10-inch, 175 senior wide receiver/return specialist’s catches were for scores Saturday in the Grizzlies’ 27-16 win over Northern Colorado (Greeley).
Heidelberger’s first score on the day came with 13 minutes, 33 seconds left in the third quarter on a 15-yard pass from Craig Ochs. He struck again at the 8:09 mark of the fourth quarter, this time on a 29-yard pass from Ochs’ backup, Jeff Disney.
Heidelberger, who finished with 59 receiving yards to go along with 22 yards rushing on three carries, leads the Big Sky Conference in all-purpose yardage (160.8 yards per game), total receiving yards (488), average receptions per game (7.75) and is tied with Idaho State’s Akilah Lacey for first in total receptions (31).
He’s also tied with Idaho State’s Sale Key for fourth in scoring with 7.5 points per game.
– Matt Logue (BR, ’02); Sacramento State ” The 6-foot, 2-inch, 210-pound junior linebacker totaled two solo tackles, including one for a loss, and was in on six more Saturday in a 58-23 loss to UC-Davis.
– Rich Wilson (NU, ’02); Rocky Mountain College (Billings, Mont.) ” Wilson ” a 6-foot, 3-inch, 220-pound junior outside linebacker ” tallied for solo tackles, including one for a loss, and had four assists Saturday in the Bears’ 35-9 loss to Carroll College (Helena, Mont.).
– Keith Marin (BR, ’03); Menlo College (Atherton) ” The 6-foot, 2-inch, 232-pound redshirt freshman tight end had one catch for 15 yards Saturday in a 28-14 loss to Willamette University (Salem, Ore.).
Marin has hauled in four catches for 50 yards this season.
– MacKenzie Murphy (NU, ’03); Montana ” The sophomore defender was a starter for a Grizzlies’ defense which held New Mexico in check in Sunday’s 3-1 victory.
– Lauren Zealear (NU, ’03); Santa Clara “The sophomore forward had a shot on goal Friday in the Broncos’ 1-0 win over the University of Denver.
– Ashley Bello (Forest Lake Christian, ’01); University of San Francisco ” The 5-foot, 11-inch senior middle hitter had seven kills, eight digs, a solo and an assisted block in a 3-0 win over Texas Christian University Friday.
– Jackie Coudert (NU, ’01); Sacramento State ” Coudert, a, 5-foot, 8-inch senior outside hitter tallied four digs and a kill Saturday in the Hornets’ 3-0 victory over Northen Arizona University (Flagstaff).
– Elena Schmidt (NU, ’04); Fairleigh Dickinson University (Hackensack, N.J.) ” The 5-foot, 11-inch freshman middle/outside hitter turned in a match-high 23 kills to go along with eight digs, three assists a solo and assisted block Sept. 18 in a 3-1 loss to Rider University.
Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties please contact sports reporter Keith Jiron via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 477-4240.
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