Where are they now: Local athletes making mark on college level
By Paul Lecker
A number of former local high school athletes have moved on to the next level and are playing collegiate sports across the country. Periodically, Hub City Times will publish a college sports roundup, updating readers of some of those athletes’ exploits.
Spencer’s Hebert earns all-WIAC honors
Kyleigh Hebert, a 2012 Spencer High School graduate, recently earned a high honor following her senior season for the University of Wisconsin-Stout women’s basketball team.
Hebert averaged 11.2 points per game, which ranked eighth in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and was named to the first team of the all-WIAC squad.
Hebert averaged a conference-best 4 assists per game and was second in the WIAC with 2.4 steals per game for the Blue Devils, who finished 10-16 overall and 4-10 in the conference.
Kummer wraps up freshman season at Cardinal Strich
Ellie Kummer, a 2015 Marshfield High School graduate, recently finished her freshman season on the Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee) women’s basketball team.
Kummer played in 15 of the Wolf Pack’s 33 games, averaging 5.2 minutes and 1.3 points per game.
Kummer, who graduated from Marshfield as the 11th leading scorer in program history, was part of a Cardinal Stritch team that finished 25-8 overall, 15-3 in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference, and reached the NAIA Division II National Tournament.
Kummer played three minutes and did not score in the Wolf Pack’s 82-52 win over Lawrence Tech (Mich.) in the first round of the tournament and did not play in their 84-65 loss to No. 1-ranked Morningside (Iowa) in the second round.
Varsho starting for UW-Milwaukee baseball
Daulton Varsho, a 2014 graduate of Marshfield High School, is off to a great start for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee baseball team.
As of April 7, the sophomore catcher was hitting .374 (40-for-107) and led the team with four home runs, 19 RBIs, three triples, and 24 runs scored as the Panthers got off to an 11-13 start and a 4-1 mark in the Horizon League.
Varsho went 3-for-4 with a run scored in the Panthers’ 6-5 win over Valparaiso on April 3.
The Panthers were scheduled to host Wright State for a pair of Horizon League games on Friday and Saturday.