TriCounty Richwoods High School swimmer Andy DeVooght wound up an amazingly successful season by being named the Senior Swimmer of the Year in the state by the Illinois Swimming Association.
During the state high school meet he won both the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly and was a member of the state championship 400 freestyle relay team and the 200 freestyle relay team that finished third.
Ranked nationally in all four events, he was 10th in the nation in the 100 backstroke, 21st in the 100 butterfly, 15th in the 400 freestyle relay and 25th in the 200 freestyle relay.
In Junior National competition he was second in the 100 backstroke and eighth in the 200 backstroke last March and then second in the 100 backstroke and fourth in the 200 backstroke last August.
Richwoods High School swimmer Andy DeVooght wound up an amazingly successful season by being named the Senior Swimmer of the Year in the state by the Illinois Swimming Association.
Ulrich has coached in the Junior Football League and youth baseball for 32 years, while also serving as president of numerous youth leagues and director of the Peoria Diocesan basketball tournament. He began volunteering as coach for the Richwoods Browns JFL team in 1971 and served in a coaching or administrative capacity for the Richwoods JFL program from 1971-89. In addition, he served as a coach and president of the Richwoods League League, as well as Pony League, from 1975-85. During that same period, he coached the Bergan All-Star Pony League from 1981-84. In his role as St. Thomas Grade School athletic director for 32 years, Ulrich directed the 11 boys (six) and girls (five) basketball teams for 27 years, scheduling tournaments, ordering uniforms and hiring officials among his many duties. He also served as director of the Peoria Diocesan Tournament for 14 years. Ulrich coached basketball at Peoria Heights Grade School from 2006-11 and he volunteered as manager of a fastpitch team in the Peoria Park District Softball League for 23 years, while also playing on the team for several seasons. He currently is completing his two-year stint as the St. Philomena School 5th Grade boys basketball team and is preparing for his second year of coaching in the Irish youth baseball program.