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Alexandria natives shining in their college athletics

A look at how many recent Alexandria area athletes are doing in their college sports.

Emma Reineke and Kaisa Bosek
Alexandria natives Kaisa Bosek, left, and Emma Reineke both recently got to compete with their college programs at the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard National Championships in Lake Placid, New York.
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ALEXANDRIA — This is a look at how some area athletes are doing at their respective colleges or in their athletic careers. Similar pieces will run periodically through the fall, winter and spring seasons.

Email emorken@echopress.com with any more detailed information on the athletes listed or the names of other athletes who are playing college sports that you would like to see included in future publications.

  • Alexandria natives Emma Reineke and Kaisa Bosek are both former standouts for the Cardinals Nordic ski team, and the duo recently got an opportunity to race at a national level in Lake Placid, New York. 

Reineke, with the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and Bosek, with Paul Smith’s College in Paul Smiths, New York, each raced in multiple events at the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard National Championships. The National Championships feature events in Nordic, alpine, freeski and snowboard competition for both men’s and women’s programs in early March.
Reineke had finishes of 28th place (30:57.80) in the 7.5-K freestyle interval start, 10th place in the classic sprint, and 25th place (1:09:01.70) in the 15-K classic mass start.

Bosek was 23rd (29:26.40) in the 7.5-K freestyle interval start, 19th in the classic sprint, and 23rd (1:08:05.70) in the 15-K classic mass start race.

  • Alexandria sisters Megan and Bethany Hasz continue to cement themselves as two of the best distance runners ever for the University of Minnesota after big finishes at the 2022 Big Ten Indoor Championships in late February.
Bethany Hasz
Bethany Hasz
Brad Rempel

The Gophers won their second straight women’s track and field indoor team championship at the event, and Bethany Hasz scored a team-high 18 points in that title run. She won the 3000-meter individual championship (9:06.93) for a second straight season, and also took second in the 5000-meter run with a time of 16:22.37.

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Megan Hasz
Megan Hasz
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Megan finished right behind Bethany in third place during the 5000 with a time of 16:26.90. She was fourth in the 3000-meter run with a time of 9:12.36.

  • Alexandria natives Brock Anderson and Jake Drew have helped the Division I North Dakota State University baseball team to a 12-8 start.
Jake Drew
Jake Drew

Drew, a senior right-handed pitcher, owns a perfect 0.00 ERA through eight appearances out of the bullpen as of March 22. Drew has worked eight innings and scattered 7 hits, allowing two unearned runs. He is holding opposing hitters to a .212 batting average with 8 strikeouts as he has racked up a team-best 4 saves.

Brock Anderson
Brock Anderson

Anderson, a junior utility player and left-handed pitcher, has started 16 of 17 games for the Bison. He has a .294 batting average with 12 runs scored, 7 doubles, 2 home runs and 10 RBIs. Anderson has had three three-hit games this season.

  • Alexandria natives Andrew Revering and Ben Doherty helped the Division III Bethel men’s hockey program to a 15-11-1 record this past season when both former Cardinals were in their freshman season with the Royals.

Doherty, a forward, played in 25 games and was fifth on the team in points with 15 (4 goals, 11 assists). Revering, a defenseman, scored 6 points in 17 games played on 1 goal and 5 assists.

Parker Revering
Parker Revering
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Andrew Revering's older brother, Parker Revering, has been a big piece of the Division I American International College men's hockey program in recent years.

Parker, a senior defenseman, suffered a season-ending injury earlier this season, but still helped AIC to a 22-12 overall record so far and to a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Revering played in 25 games and tallied 8 points on 2 goals and 6 assists.

American International College won the Atlantic Hockey Championship Tournament on March 19 with a 7-0 win over Air Force. They will play No. 1 Michigan in the NCAA Tournament on March 25 at 3 p.m. in a game that will be televised on ESPNU.

  • Alexandria native Noah Boraas is in his junior season for the Division I South Dakota State University men’s golf team. 

Boraas’ best tournament this season came when he helped SDSU to a 6th-place finish during an event at the Sage Run Golf Club in Michigan during the fall portion of the season.

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Noah Boraas
Noah Boraas

That field included 10 total programs, including Michigan State and Michigan from the Big Ten and Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference.

Boraas shot a three-day score of 226 in the tournament. That tied him for 31st place at 10-over par. In 21 career rounds for the Jackrabbits, Boraas has a scoring average of 76.67.

  • Alexandria’s Hunter Rebrovich is in his first season playing for the University of South Dakota men’s golf program.

Rebrovich, a junior this school year, spent his first two college seasons playing at Minnesota State Mankato at the Division II level. Rebrovich earned second-team All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honors with the Mavericks as a sophomore before moving to the Division I level in the Summit League with South Dakota.

Hunter Rebrovich
Hunter Rebrovich

Rebrovich has stepped right into the Coyotes’ lineup as a fixture. He is third on the team in season-scoring average at 76.05 with a season-low round of 69 in 21 rounds played during the 2021-22 season. His best finish overall came at the Loyola Intercollegiate Tournament Feb. 20-22 where Rebrovich shot a three-day, 6-under par 210.

That was good for seventh place out of 110 golfers. Rebrovich shot individual rounds of 71, 69, and 70 in the tournament. He followed that up with a 4-over par score of 220 to finish tied for 13th at the Jackrabbit Invitational March 11-12.

  • Alexandria’s Brianna Holm is getting acclimated at the Division II level on the University of Sioux Falls (South Dakota) women’s tennis team. 

Holm, a freshman, is 2-0 playing in the singles lineup for a 7-5 USF team early in the 2022 season. Former Minnewaska Area High School graduates Danielle and Joelle Thorfinnson also play for USF in both the singles and doubles lineup.

The Thorfinnsons have both posted winning records in doubles where Danielle, a sophomore, is 6-2 overall, and Joelle, a graduate student, is 6-3. The two have teamed up in doubles to go 4-2 this season when playing together.

  • Alexandria’s Mayson Toft was again a part of a talented roster for the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team. 
Mayson Toft
Mayson Toft

Toft, a sophomore defender this past winter season, played in 37 games for the 26-8-4 Badgers. She tallied four assists, and also posted a plus-9 rating during her time on the ice.

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Toft and the Badgers were ranked No. 6 in the March 21 DCU/USCHO women’s Division I poll. Their season came to an end in the NCAA Regional round when No. 3-ranked Northeastern (31-5-2) won a 4-2 game on March 12.

  • Alexandria native Drew Olson is a junior sprinter on the University of Mary track and field team. 

Olson competed in his first outdoor season for the Marauders during the 2020-21 school year where he posted season-best times of 10.62 in the 100-meter dash and 21.81 in the 200-meter dash.
Olson recently competed in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Indoor Championships on Feb. 25 and 26. Olson finished 13th in the 60-meter dash in a time of 7.02 seconds, and added a 20th-place finish in the 200 in 22.89.

  • Alexandria’s Brienna Timm is a sophomore swimmer for Division III Concordia College in Moorhead. 

The Cobbers recently competed in the 2022 MIAC swimming and diving championships in late February. Timm was part of the Cobbers’ 400-yard freestyle relay team that finished seventh in a time of 3:46.91.
Alexandria natives Meg Shercliffe and Mataya Hoelscher are also a part of Concordia athletics, where Shercliffe is a sophomore track and field athlete and Hoelscher was a freshman this year getting acclimated to college basketball.

Shercliffe competed in three events for the Cobbers at the MIAC Indoor Championships in late February. She ran with the 4x200-meter relay team where she helped the Cobbers take sixth in a finals time of 1:51.46. That was more than a two-second drop from the group’s seed time.

Shercliffe also joined Concordia’s distance medley team to finish fifth in a total time of 13:03.64, and was part of the 4x400 relay group that finished ninth in 4:17.24.

  • Alexandria’s Bryce Ludwig is an academic junior thrower for the Division I South Dakota State University track and field program.

Ludwig most recently competed in the SDSU Last Chance Meet on Feb. 19 where he finished eighth in the men’s weight throw with a toss of 49-feet, 1.75-inches. Ludwig has college-best marks of 48-feet, 11.5-inches in the shot put, 145-feet, 10-inches in the discus, 54-feet, 5.5-inches in the weight throw and 161-feet, 11-inches in the hammer throw.
Alexandria’s Caitlin Bright also competes for the women’s track and field program at SDSU as a distance runner.

Bright, a sophomore academically and a freshman in terms of athletic eligibility, has proven to be a versatile athlete for the Jackrabbits in both track and cross country. She recently finished eighth (9:56.48) in the 3,000-meter run and seventh (17:23.78) in the 5,000 at the Summit League Indoor Track and Field championships.

Bright’s career-best times so far at SDSU are 2:34.01 in the 800, 5:05.51 in the 1500, 4:59.64 in the mile, 9:56.48 in the 3000, 17:23.78 in the 5000, 19:43.7 in the 5K cross country race, and 22:19.8 in the 6K.

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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