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Mary Moskal, a 2003 graduate of Rockford Boylan Catholic High School, is a senior guard on the Lewis University (Flyers) womens basketball team. She played a nearly perfect game recently against the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She went 8 of 10 from the field, and made 14 of 15 free throw attempts for a career-high total of 31 points. Her effort earned her the Conference Player of the Week award in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. This is the fifth time in her career to win that honor.
In addition to her outstanding shooting performance, she also gathered 10 rebounds to help Lewis to a 69-57 win over Parkside. Following their win against UW-P, the Flyers traveled to Missouri and came home with two more victories this past week. They beat Missouri-St. Louis Thursday (Jan. 18), and then came away with their ninth straight win Saturday (Jan. 20) against Missouri-Rolla. The team is 15-2 and in first place in the GLVC East Division. The Flyers are off to their best start in program history.
The Flyers team has four other players from the Northern Illinois area on the roster. Darcee Schmidt is a senior from Machesney Park Harlem High School. Jenna Mooberry, a sophomore, is a graduate of Byron. Fellow sophomore Kim Voiles is from Garden Prairie, and graduated from Belvidere. Senior Erin Cox graduated from Lena-Winslow.
According to Moskals parents, Walter and Christine, Mary may be playing her final few games of her competitive basketball career. She will be graduating from Lewis with a major in biology and a double minor in chemistry and biochemistry. She will be furthering her academic career at the University of Illinois-Chicago in the fall. There, she will pursue her doctorate degree in physical therapy.
Doug Halberstadt can be reached via e-mail at Dougster61@aol.com.
From the Jan. 24-30, 2007, issue