College sports update: Van Dyk headed to New York
Claire Van Dyk of New Richmond is headed to The Big Apple.
Van Dyk said she decided to transfer because Manhattan gives her the opportunity to play for a program that could win a conference championship. She has two years of eligibility remaining.
“Claire is a very good all-around player and was one of the top hitters in the (Northeast Conference) last season,” Manhattan coach Mark Jones said in a news release. “With her maturity and experience, she will provide some much-needed help on the outside. She is also an excellent student.”
Van Dyk is a finance major with a math minor.
“I hopefully will stay in New York after college and see what it’s all about,” Van Dyk said.
She said her school is a 15-minute subway ride away from Times Square.
The News is trying to keep tabs on all local athletes competing in college sports. Below is a list of local athletes in fall collegiate sports. If you know of any others, contact News sports editor Dave Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From New Richmond
Cody Taubman Football UW-Eau Claire
A.J. Wallace Football Minnesota-Crookston
Claire Van Dyk Volleyball Manhattan College
Alex Wheeler Golf Lindenwood
Kaycie Anderson Soccer St. Thomas
Bailey Matthys Cross Country UW-Stevens Point
Alex Charbonneau Cross Country St. John’s
Anne Frank Cross Country St. Ben’s
Alyssa Johnson Cross Country St. Scholastica
Maddie Kelly Cross Country UW-Eau Claire
Cailen Giese Volleyball Augsburg
Emily Kukacka Volleyball Bethel
Serena Randolph Volleyball Friends College
Mattie Kidder Tennis Bethel
Keilan Mehls Football UW-Eau Claire
Ethan LaMirande Football UW-Eau Claire
Allan Wollenberg Football Bethel
Connor O’Loughlin Football Itasca
Jeremy Kelly Football North Dakota State
Robbie Flom Football UW-River Falls
Tyler Ledbeter Football UW-River Falls
Isaac Neumann Football UW-River Falls
Rocky Larson Football UW-River Falls
Reggie Larson Football UW-River Falls
Jared Buchanan Football UW-River Falls
Derrek Tarter Football UW-River Falls
Austin Bushinger Football UW-River Falls
Jack Cichy Football UW-Madison
Gaelin Elmore Football Minnesota
Alex Piletich Football St. Scholastica
Colton Brown Football St. Scholastica
Dalton Johnston Football UW-Stout
Sam Swanson Golf Augsburg
From St. Croix Central
Lauden Wood Football Winona State
Austin Edison Football Augsburg
Korey Jacobson Football UW-Eau Claire
Dante Carlson Football UW-Eau Claire
Cody Nyhagen Rugby UW-Eau Claire