Brown standout guard Stephen Albrecht to have new coach
By John Mutka Post-Tribune senior correspondent October 29, 2012 10:54PM
Updated: December 1, 2012 4:26PM
Guard Stephen Albrecht will be playing for a new basketball coach at Brown University in his final season.
The Crown Point grad will be lining up for Mike Martin, who starred for Brown’s most winning class — 63-45 from 2000-04 — and is one of the youngest Division I coaches in the country.
Albrecht led the Bears in three-pointers, connecting for 60, after transferring from Toledo two years ago. He averaged 10.2 points.
The 6-3 senior scored in double figures 13 times. His highs were 23 against Yale and Sacred Heart.
Martin replaces Jesse Agel, who was dismissed after an 8-23 season.
Albrecht hopes to finish with a flourish, while his brother, Spike, is just starting out as freshman guard at Michigan.
St. Xavier’s Brad Karp (Valparaiso) was named to the NAIA Division 1 pre-season All-American second team. The 6-5 junior averaged 23.6 points and 8.5 rebounds for the Cougars, who are ranked No. 14. They are coming off a 23-9 season.
“The most amazing thing about Brad,” said coach Tom O’Malley, “is that he never stops trying to improve his game.”
Tight end Joe Bell (Lowell) started five games for Indianapolis, which clinched a share of the Great Lakes Valley Conference title by thumping William Jewell 48-3 for its seventh straight victory. Used primarily as a blocker, Bell has caught two passes for 16 yards.
Linemen Blake Surface (Michigan City) and Chris Woods (Gary/West Side) have made strong defensive contributions for the Greyhounds (7-2, 7-0). Surface’s credits include six tackles for a minus 23 yards as well as 10 solos in eight games. Woods is credited with 19 tackles in seven starts.
Kicker Mike Josifovski (Hobart) is 42-for-42 in extra points for unbeaten Marian. In a 34-7 victory over Menio he kicked field goals of 42 and 33 yards.
Incredibly, 30 of his 63 kickoffs have been touchbacks. Marian has won 23 consecutive regular-season games.
Part-time running back Cole Midgett (Lowell) scored for the first time this season, converting an extra point in St. Xavier’s 54-10 romp over Concordia. He also caught two passes, boosting his season total to eight for 75 yards.
Reserve quarterback Joe Gill (Munster) completed nine of 17, including an eight-yard touchdown pass. It was his sixth six-pointer in eight games. The No. 5 Cougars are 7-1.
St. Joseph’s workhorse Gavin Voss (Wheeler) exercised his foot 19 times in a 38-27 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan. Here’s the breakdown: seven kickoffs, six punts, five extra points and a 36-yard field goal. Now that’s what you call turf toe.
Michigan’s Kyle Whitaker (Chesterton) won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:39.47 in a non-scoring meet on day two in Austin, Texas. He also placed in three 50-yard races.
On day one the Wolverines improved their dual record to 100-3 over the last 21 years with victories over top 10 programs Texas and Indiana. Whitaker contributed a second in the 200 butterfly.