Loyola alum Ramar Evans named captain on Wisconsin-Parkside basketball team: Like he did during his time with the Ramblers, Ramar Evans (Class of 2017) has established himself as a leader with the Rangers. A sophomore, Evans was selected captain for the 2019-2020 season.

“He commands the respect of his teammates because of the way he works,” Loyola head coach Tom Livatino said. “He sets the tone for the team and has a presence about him.”

A 6-foot-1 guard, Evans played in 27 of 28 games, starting 17, helping the Rangers finish first in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North division. He led the team in total assists (72) and tied for second in steals per game (1.0). He averaged 6.2 points and 2.8 rebounds. As a freshman, Evans started 23 of the 28 games he played, averaging 8.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists. 

A Chicago native, Evans is the fifth former player of Livatino’s to become a captain at the college level. Livatino was hired in 2009. Briggs Kings (Class of 2011) and Matt Bauer (Class of 2013) were captains at Denison. Kevin Kucera (Class of 2014) was one at Washington University, while Griffin Boehm (Class of 2015) earned the honor at Grinnell. 

“It’s more important to me to see these guys turn into leaders of their teams than how they perform on the court,” Livatino said. “We’ve been lucky to have great guys come through our program.”

Loyola grad and John Carroll lacrosse player Ben Gorman to play in NCAA postseason: Ben Gorman (Class of 2016), a native of Glenview, and the Blue Streaks qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament and play Hope College in the first round Tuesday in Rochester, New York. John Carroll (12-6) earned an automatic bid with its 13-5 win over Ohio Northern on Saturday in the title game of the Ohio Athletic Conference tournament.

A junior attack, Gorman had one assist and one caused turnover in the team’s seventh consecutive victory. It was his 13th start of the season. In 13 games, he has 13 goals and 11 assists. 

Tuesday’s winner plays Rochester Institute of Technology in the second round Wednesday. RIT is the No. 1-ranked team in the country. 

Gorman has played in the NCAA tournament all three seasons at John Carroll.

Former Loyola lacrosse star Brennan Dwyer helps Northwestern to first Big Ten title: After an All-American career in high school, Brennan Dwyer (Class of 2017) continues to make an impact in her sport. A sophomore midfielder and All-Big Ten selection, Dwyer, of Winnetka, had nine draw controls in the Wildcats’ 16-11 win over Maryland in Sunday’s league final. The Terrapins entered the game undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the country. Dwyer was named to the all-tournament team. 

The No. 5 team in the nation, Northwestern (14-4) received a bye into the second round and plays either Notre Dame or Stanford at home Sunday. Loyola alum Katie Enrietto (Class of 2017) is a midfielder for the Fighting Irish (13-4). She’s played in 16 of 17 games, scoring 10 goals.

Dwyer and Enrietto teamed up to win multiple state championships with the Ramblers.