Spring Sports Recap 2021

Postponed sports get their time to shine


Photo by Adam Monnette

Jack Dwyer, senior, breaks for the edge against Mundelein. The team was able to finish their spring season with a 3-3 record and 3 shutout victories.

Alex Ketcham, Sports Editor

The Spring sports season took an odd appearance this school year with the three “Fall” sports being held in the past few months. However, this strange scheduling led to some exciting #lznation action.


Friday night lights made its return this spring after nearly a year and a half hiatus, and the football team made their mark on this shortened six-game season.

The team got off to a rocky start after a couple of losses to Lake Forest and Libertyville but came back strong in front of the home fans during week three against Mundelein with a wire-to-wire 23-0 victory over the Mustangs.

After falling to Warren on the road, the boys came out firing on all cylinders against Waukegan 49-0, to improve to 2-3. 

Finally, the team was able to out defend the rival Stevenson Patriots 6-0 at home in front of a packed stadium (sort of). After a scoreless first half, a massive fumble recovery and return by Nick Alvey, junior, set up Bryan Sanborn, senior, to bulldoze his way into the endzone for the first and only score of the game. 

In the end, the team finished their season out on a high note with a final record of 3-3, setting up their work during this extremely short offseason before next season starts in around four months.

Girls Volleyball

The girls volleyball team took their shortened season and ran with it this Spring as they were able to hold their own against very stiff conference competition.

In mid-March, the team started off with a few solid wins against Zion-Benton and Mundelein at home while playing tight matches against Lake Forest and Libertyville, only to fall in the third set. Fast-forward to early April and the team won six out of nine matches with notable wins against Grant, Waukegan, Zion-Benton and Mundelein again.

After finishing the season 8-10, the team finished 5th out 8 in the Conference. Also with a short offseason, the team will look to get back out on the court in August to start the 2021/2022 season.

Boys Soccer

Playing in one of the strongest conferences in the state, the boys soccer team made their presence known within the North Suburban Conference this Spring.

The team has had some notable wins as they have been able to escape with some tight wins over Waukegan, Lake Forest, Zion-Benton, and Mundelein in order to climb up the Conference Table. In addition to these conference wins, the squad was able to take advantage of some of their non-conference schedule and earn victories against St. Viator and Wauconda.

Although the team dropped a few games to Warren and Stevenson, both games exemplified a strong competitive dynamic among the team with close games over these two conference teams ranked within the top-10 in the state, according to MaxPreps.com.

“The overall vibe of the team this year was just fun,” Jackson Yedor, senior soccer player said. “Whether we were competing on the field or training, everyone was having a good time together. Our team was able to accomplish almost all of our goals with a solid season by the record books but also by the team staying positive and growing a stronger bond by the end of the season.”

After finishing 3rd in the Conference Table this season, the boys will look ahead to camp and their upcoming fall season in a few short months.