Dylan Kilgour leads way with hot start at Macalester

The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

Dylan Kilgour (Crescenta Valley High, 2012) sophomore guard, Macalester College men's basketball: Just four games into the season and Kilgour has already been a model of consistency for the Scots.

While Macalester has had difficulty piling up victories, Kilgour has done his part on offense. He's scored at least 10 points in each contest with his biggest performance coming Saturday in a nonconference road game against Lake Forest.

Kilgour had a career-high 40 points, including 27 from three-point territory, to lead the Scots to a 92-89 triple-overtime win. He made 14 of 20 shots from the floor to help the Scots earn their first victory of the season.

Kilgour eclipsed his previous-best mark of 23 points, set last season. It marked the most points in a game by a Macalester player since Erik Jackson had 37 in 2005, according to the college's website.

He then finished with 20 points and four assists in Macalester's 104-82 nonconference home loss against Lakeland. Kilgour collected 10 points and three assists Tuesday in the Scots' 79-74 nonconference defeat against Crown.

He's averaging a team-best 21 points per game.

Macalester will next compete against Concordia-Moorhead in a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest on Wednesday.

Claire Kostelnik (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2013) freshman defender, St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer: Kostelnik made an instant impact for St. Mary's, playing defense and seeing action in all 19 games for the Seahawks.

On Nov. 13, the 2013 All-Capital Athletic Conference team was released and Kostelnik was recognized on the second team. She was one of four Seahawks and one of six freshmen on the all-conference teams.

Kostelnik, a midfielder, started in 17 games and was a standout defensively for a team that allowed 1.6 goals a match and notched six shutouts.

St. Mary's finished the season at 7-9-3 and 6-2 in the Capital Athletic Conference. The Seahawks ended their season on Nov. 2 with a 1-0 loss to Mary Washington in the opening round of the conference tournament.

Katie Johnson (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2012) sophomore forward, USC women's soccer: A former All-Area, All-CIF and All-Mission League standout, Johnson completed her second season with the Trojans.

Johnson played all 20 games in a trying season in which USC went 8-10-2 and 3-7-1 in the Pacific 12 Conference.

Starting in 15 games, Johnson scored five goals, which tied for second-most on the season. She led the team with 48 shots and 27 shots on goal.

Johnson's 3.20 grade-point average also garnered her conference all-academic honors.

Zack Torres (Crescenta Valley High, 2009) senior, UCLA men's cross-country: Torres capped his collegiate career by receiving PAC-12 Conference Cross Country All-Academic honors. Torres earned honorable mention. To qualify for eligibility, a student-athlete must carry a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average.

On the trail, the Bruins finished seventh with 152 points in the conference championship at Coal Creek Golf Course in Louisville, Colo. Torres turned in a mark of 26 minutes 21 seconds to finish 44th in the 8K race.

UCLA concluded its season Nov. 15 with a sixth-place finish in the NCAA regional at Haggin Oaks Golf Course in Sacramento. Torres recorded a 96th-place finish in 31:55.

Alyssa Selve (Glendale Community College, 2012) senior, Adams State College women's cross-country: Selve, who helped Glendale college capture the 2011 state meet in 2011, and the Grizzlies finished second Saturday at the NCAA Division II National Championships Plante Ferry Sports Complex in Spokane, Wash.

Selve took 33rd overall in the 6K race in 21 minutes 50.90 seconds. Grand Valley State won the title with 54 points, followed by Adams State (91).

Selve was one of seven members of the team to earn All-Region honors by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Assn.

Chris Cabrera (St. Francis High, 2010) senior linebacker, California Lutheran University football: Though the Kingsmen didn't qualify for the postseason, Cabrera still enjoyed a fine season. Cabrera, a former All-Area and All-Mission League pick, continued to be a force throughout the year.

In a Golden State Athletic Conference finale against host Chapman University on Nov. 16, Cabrera forced a fumble that the Kingsmen recovered at their own one-yard line. Cal Lutheran then marched 99 yards for a touchdown. Cabrera finished with a team-best eight tackles.

In nine games, Cabrera registered a team-leading 52 tackles.

Cal Lutheran finished 4-5 and 4-3 in conference.

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