Blue Devils make an impact in college sports

Here’s a look at some former Plainville athletes who are making an impact in college:

Taylor Rogers

Taylor Rogers

Taylor Rogers, a former Blue Devil who is in the junior year of college is Rogers, is attacking the links for the Fairfield University women’s golf team.

The Stags had been off since March 5, but they returned to action this past Sunday during the first day of the SHU Spring Invite at the Great River Golf Club in Milford. Fairfield was third after the first day, and Rogers helped the Stags get to that position.

Rogers was tied for 14th in the 42-player field with a score of 87 (+15), one stroke behind teammate Alexa Brown. The tournament was slated to be finished on Monday.

When the team last played on March 5, it was the last day of the Lonnie Barton Invitational in Daytona Beach, Fla. Rogers finished in a tie for 30th place out of 63 competitors in that invitational. She shot an 82 and an 81 for a combined score of 163.

The 80s are familiar for Rogers, who scored in that range 12 times during the 2017-2018 season. Her career-low score at Fairfield is a 78.

Fairfield plays in the Hartford Hawks Invitational this coming weekend (April 13-14). The invitational is being played at Tumble Brook Country Club in Bloomfield. After that, the Stags play in the 2019 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference on April 18-20 at Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

John Lindgren

Jon Lindgren

Jon Lindgren had a tremendous junior football season at Bates College, and now he’s making an impact on the baseball diamond.

Lindgren has played in 18 of the first 19 games for the Bobcats (9-10) as of Monday, and he was hitting .289 with three doubles and three RBI. Lindgren has 13 hits on the season and 10 runs scored. He has four stolen bases this season in five attempts.

Lindgren had a solid game on March 30, a 6-5 Bates win over Tufts University. He was 3-for-4 that day with a double, RBI and stolen base.