The Lake Forest College athletic department takes great pride in helping student-athletes reach their full potential in not just the classroom and in competition, but also in the community. Students, coaches and staff alike contribute to the department’s proud “Tradition of Excellence” through their dedication to serving others on campus and in the surrounding communities.
On Thursday, April 20, Lake Forest College President Steve Schutt and Athletic Director Jackie Slaats hosted a dinner at Glen Rowan House to recognize this year’s “A-Team” honorees. The A-Team is comprised of student-athletes who received straight A’s in either the 2016 fall or 2016 spring semester.
The Midwest Conference announced the 2016 All-MWC Volleyball teams on Friday and Lake Forest College's Grace Larson was a second team honoree. The announcement was made at the 2016 MWC Tournament, which was hosted by league champion Cornell College.
Junior setter Lexi Kleva finished the day with 68 assists but the Lake Forest College volleyball team was defeated 25-17, 25-17, 25-16 by Aurora University and 25-21, 20-25, 25-19, 26-14 by Wisconsin Lutheran College at Saturday's Benedictine University Eagle Classic.
Junior setter Lexi Kleva came within one of her career-highs for assists and digs to help lead the Lake Forest College volleyball team to an 11-25, 28-26, 23-25, 25-23, 15-13 victory at Illinois College on Friday.
Senior outside hitter Paige Jespersen reached double figures in kills for the sixth time this season but the Lake Forest College volleyball team was defeated 23-25, 25-16, 25-21, 25-15 at Lawrence University Friday night.
A block by junior right side hitter Natalie Olson and middle blocker Rebecca Lynch finished off a 25-15, 22-25, 25-22, 25-17 victory by the Forester volleyball team over visiting Grinnell College on Saturday.
Lake Forest College junior setter Lexi Kleva finished with a season-high 45 assists and career-best 20 digs but the Forester volleyball team was defeated 25-17, 19-25, 26-24, 25-22 by visiting Ripon College Friday night.
Senior middle blocker Brittany Avonts led the Forester volleyball team with 10 kills and nine blocks but Lake Forest fell 19-25, 25-8, 25-1317-25, 17-15 at Illinois Institute of Technology Friday night.
Senior middle blocker Brittany Avonts was part of 11 of the Foresters' 19 blocks on the night as the Lake Forest College volleyball team defeated visiting North Central College in three sets before falling to Benedictine University in five in Friday's Red & Black Triangular.