Sports Recap (August 17- November 6)

This fall, sports have seen a variety of successes. With COVID regulations still affecting sports, students are adjusting to a first full school year back on the athletic scene. This season, many sports placed in the state level and had successful seasons.

Girls Tennis 

The girls tennis team had a great season overall according to Andrew McCurley, head tennis coach. The team finished with a record of 3-4 in Conference, ending up in 5th place overall.

Players earned 3rd in sectionals as a team and took 2nd place in the Jacob’s 32 team tournament. Katrine Boianov, freshman, took 1st place in Sectionals and made it to the consolation semi’s

at the state level. 


Girls Cross Country

The girls cross country team has won two out of three duels so far this season and came in 22nd place out of 62 teams in the Peoria invite. At the Palatine invite, Brooke Johnston,

junior, came in first place. Johnston and Kristin Loftus, senior, advanced to state. Johnson came in 3rd place overall and Loftus came in 22nd. 


Boys Cross Country 

The Boys Cross Country team has had “an amazing season so,” says JB Hanson, head coach of the boys cross country team. The team is currently undefeated in Conference Duals and

is also ranked 13th in state.  Danny Burns, senior, and Dylan Myers, junior, have been standouts so far, medaling in the teams major early season races. The team took first place in

conference and regionals scoring themselves a spot at state by placing in third at sectionals. Several running advanced to state including Burns, Myers, Braeden Eckman, junior, Cole

Boudreault, Junior, Will Perez, senior, Kevin Loftus, senior, Aiden Knappstein, and Ryan Mark, senior.


Boys Soccer 

The boys soccer team had a “very good season,” Andrew Wise, senior, said. The team placed third in the entire sectional and ended the season ranked seventh in state. They ended the

season with a record of ten wins, four ties, and three losses. The standout players were Ian Ferguson, junior, who made the all state team, and Connor Furlong, senior, who made the all

conference team at forward. Other honorable mentions are the “best center back combos in the state,” Wise said, with Preston Waldron, senior, and Frank Kanski, senior


Girls Volleyball

The girls volleyball team ended the season 16-21 overall and fifth in the NSC with a record of 4-3. The team made it to the second round of regionals with a win over Prospect, but sadly lost

against blank ending their season. Chelsea Williams, junior, led the team with 387 kills followed by Jarynn Hartman, senior, at 218 kills. Williams also led with 400 serve receptions and

tied with Madelyn Elysen, sophomore, for digs of 107. Heidi Mason, junior, led the team in assists and aces with 778 and 61, respectively. Finally Akpevwe Akboigbe, junior, led the

team with 37 blocks. 



The football team finished 5-4 in the regular season finishing 4th in the conference and qualifying for playoffs. The team unfortunately lost in their first round to Batavia. Five players were

selected for 1st Team All-Conference: Ben Cooper, senior, Tyler Erkman, junior, Kevin Huels, senior, Cal Grabowski, junior,  and Danny Vuckovic, junior. 


Girls Golf

Girls golf had a great season this year, beginning on August 9th. The team finished in third place in the North Suburban Conference. During the season they broke three school records, two

dual meet scores and lowest LZ team score in an 18 hole event. Seniors Emily Kaminsky and Abby Watt qualified for the IHSA Sectional Tournament which was played Monday, October 4th.

Kaminsky competed in the IHSA State Finals on October 7-9. Both Kaminsky and Watt earned All-Conference recognition this season. “I am looking forward to another great season next year with many girls returning in August,” Mel Fox, head coach of the girls golf team said


Boys Golf

The Boys Golf Team had a very good season, as a team, they finished with a 5-5 record in their overall matches. During the season they won the McHenry Invite. Noah van Herik, senior,

won the McHenry Invite shooting a 76 and Jacob Michalak, senior, finished 7th. Zach Lawler, senior, shot a 36 against Cary Grove. Trey Kenyon, senior, shot a 37 against Waukegan.

Michalak shot a 35 against Lake Forest. Herik, Michalak, and Lawler all shot a 78 at Conference.  Finally, Michalak shot a 75 and came in 4th at the Grayslake Invite, as well as shooting an even

par 72, and was the top individual qualifier at the Buffalo Grove Sectional. Michalak made it to the State Tournament.