AUSTIN EDITION Boisjolie still running for St. Mary's University

Lyle/Pacelli graduate Kate Boisjolie is entering her junior season on the St. Mary's University women's cross country team. Boisjolie and the Cardinals open their season Saturday, as they play host to the St. Mary's Invitational. Boisjolie also participates in track and field.

Lyle's Louise Mudra helped the Waldorf College volleyball team go undefeated over the weekend at the Quality Inn and Suites Classic played at Jamestown College (N.D.). The Warriors went 4-0, downing Dakota Wesleyan, Montana Tech, Montana Western and Eastern Oregon. Mudra is listed as a junior outside hitter for the Warriors.

Marcus Ball of Austin is in his sophomore season with the Rochester Community and Technical College football team. Ball is listed as a 6-foot-1, 220-pound linebacker. Ball and the Yellowjackets opened their season with a 44-27 victory last Saturday over Rainy River Community College. RCTC plays again at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mesabi Range Community and Technical College.

The University of Colorado football team recently narrowed its depth chart to four tight ends, and Austin native Dan Goettsch is listed at No. 4. He will play behind starters Paul Creighton and Tyson DeVree. Goettsch and Riar Geer will come off the bench. In the Buffaloes' media guide, Goettsch lists Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Michael Jordan as the three people who would be included in his dream foursome on the golf course. Goettsch lists his favorite snack as cereal and listed "Double Dare" as his favorite TV show growing up. Also in Goettsch's media guide profile, he listed George Strait as his first concert, and said he'd like to be "Walker: Texas Ranger" for a day. The Buffaloes open their season at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at home against Montana State. Their other non-conference opponents include Colorado State (Sept. 9), Arizona State (Sept. 16) and Georgia (Sept. 23).

Austin High graduate Jeff Nelson recently began his fourth season as head volleyball coach at the University of San Francisco. Nelson's Dons have opened the season 2-1 with wins over Northern Colorado and Siena. Their only loss came to No. 18-ranked University of Arizona during the championship match of the Arizona Invitational on Saturday. The Dons are hosting the 2006 USF Powerade/Asics Classic this weekend. San Jose State and perennial national power UC-Santa Barbara will participate in the tournament.


Austin native Conrad Ray is in his third season as head men's golf coach at Stanford University. One of Ray's players recently made headlines in Illinois. At 10-under par and with an 11-shot victory, Stanford golfer Rob Grube made history with his win at the 76th Illinois State Amateur Championship at Edgewood Valley Country Club in LaGrange, Ill. Grube's 11-stroke win was the largest margin of victory in the Illinois State Amateur since the event went to stroke play in 1963. Grube's 10-under par, 274 finish is just three shots shy of Jerry Haas' 1982 Illinois State Am record lowest winning score (13-under). Grube was the 2006 Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year. Ray's Cardinal golf squad will be in Minnesota in September. They open their season at the Gopher Invitational on Sept. 16-17 at Spring Hill Golf Club in Wayzata.

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