VOTING BEGINS 11/24/17
VOTING BEGINS 11/24/17
Jasmine is our team leader. She has the highest average on every event. She has worked hard over the summer and during the off season to improve her skills and strives for perfection.
Jordyn is the Captain of the 2017 Bandit Volleyball Team. She helped lead the team to their first ever Super-Sectional Title and First State Trophy in School History. She led the team in Blocks, 2nd in hitting percentage, and 2nd on the team in kills. She also led the team in Hitting % over the weekend down state in the Semis and Finals.
Olivia Niziolek is a 4 year cross country runner, running at the IHSA state cross country meet three times. She placed 10th in Class 3A this year, with a time of 16:58 (3 miles). She is also a track runner, and placed 3rd in the 1600 meter run at the IHSA state track meet in 2017, with a time of 4:55.
Kelly helped get our basketball team off to a 3-0 start averaging 12 points a game. The senior captain is off to a great start and we appreciate all that she has done to help our younger players acclimate to the new season.
Plucinski is a senior and Captain of the Taft High School Varsity Boys Golf Team.
She, (along with her doubles partner, Alexa DiBennedetto), has won all of her conference matches and was elected team captain. She leads the team in warm-ups, takes on extra responsibilities and demonstrates good sportsmanship.
Ben qualified for the state meet as a junior on two events (Rings & Parallel Bars). He missed qualifying for state finals by .25. He placed 17th place in the entire state. He had a very successful season.
Shannon is a captain and has been a true leader on the field helping to settle the ball and the offense when needed. During time outs she usually has some positive analysis for how to beat the opponent or how to defend them. She is a big reason Resurrection achieved its best season ever winning large numbers of ground balls and draw controls which each gave the team a possession and scoring opportunity. She is also the high scorer for the team with goals and assists. Shannon also played defense when needed with good solid pressure many times causing turnovers for Resurrection to again gain a possession. Her cheerful do anything attitude to help the team was contagious with her teammates and help create a joyful season.
Leo has performed at a high level at every meet this year. His personal best in the shot put and the discus events have steadily improved. He placed 2nd in the shot put at the CSL indoor meet and is looking to improve on that place at the outdoor meet. In addition, Leo serves as a team captain and has done a terrific job leading the Maine East throwers.
Ruby is a co-captain who anchors our defense. She controls the back line, only allowing 8 goals against us this far in our season.She is our vocal leader on and off the field. Our current record is 9-2-1, both losses from shootouts in tournaments.
Jacob Danyal has started the track season with a string of 5 victories. During the streak Jacob has improved his personal best from 12'6 to 13'3.
Peyton led the GCAC this season with a 188.5 average and was named the 2017 GCAC Athlete/Bowler of the Year. She was named All-Conference for the second year in a row and was CO-MVP of this years team. Peyton placed 9th or better individually in five of the eleven tournaments we bowled in and twentieth or better in two others this season. She was an important part of our GCAC and IHSA State Regional Championships and her strong bowling helped our team advance from the IHSA State Sectional to the IHSA State Finals, helping our team finish 24th overall at State. Her tournament average for the season was 186.4 and her overall season average was 187.3.
Ryan had an amazing sectional last weekend. He was the backstroker on the second fastest medley relay in school history. He then broke the 500 freestyle school record by 5 seconds while also being 5 seconds under the state qualifying time. Ryan capped his day off with key legs in state qualifying 200 and 400 yard freestyle relays.
Lauren Gawlinski, a Senior, led our team this season with an overall average of 190.1. Lauren was named to the GCAC All Conference Team. Lauren was an IHSA State Finals Qualifier, including a 60th overall individual finish in this years IHSA State Finals Tournament. Lauren was the overall individual pinfall champion this year at the Evanston Invite, the IHSA State Regional and the IHSA State Sectional, becoming the first Resurrection Bowler ever to win both an IHSA State Regional and IHSA State Sectional Individual Title in the same season.
Matt has averaged 25 ppg over his last 4 games and averaged 18 points and 7 rebounds per game at the Wheeling Holiday tournament. Matt is leading the team is scoring and rebounding on the year and recently scored 40 points vs Niles North including 34 in the second half (7/12 from the 3 point line).
Alysa is a 4 year varsity member who's always exhibited commitment to the team and consistency as one of our top all-arounders. She's a 2-time all-conference athlete and was a Sectional qualifier last year on vault, beam, floor, and all-around. She holds top 5 high scores at school on bars (9.35), beam (9.425), and AA (9.13).
Ben has rushed for 1,069 yards on 141 carries this season including a 335 yard effort vs Niles West at our Homecoming game vs Niles West on Sept. 30 (see full story on 8to18).
Grace Tamisiea is the junior captain of the varsity tennis team at Regina Dominican. It is her second year playing tennis ever and won the GCAC conference tournament for 1st singles.
Sr. Reece Jordan (Boys CC) finished 5th at the Palatine Invite also broke the school record on Maine South course at (14:46).
Alyssa has started the season with a splash! She has currently broken 5 freshmen records and one varsity record at Maine East. At the Leyden Invite, she won the 100 yard freestyle, as well as, the 100 yard freestyle and 200 freestyle at the Hoffman Invite.
Roland just qualified for the IHSA State Boys Track & Field Meet by placing 1st at the IHSA Sectional in the 110-m High Hurdles and 300-m Low Hurdles (with a school record time of 38.05) as well as leading off the 1st place 4x400 Relay for the Sectional Champion Evanston Wildkits. The week before, Roland won all three of these races at the CSL South Championships. In fact, Roland Amarteifio has not lost a hurdle race since last year’s State Finals!!!
I’d also like to nominate Maia Cella (junior) who scored 4 goals in the IHSA Regionals and Sectionals and was selected All State as she helped lead ETHS to its best finish since winning the State Championship in 2002.
Caleb his finishing up his second season on the Niles West Varsity volleyball team as the team's libero. He finished conference play with a season high 18 digs and 36 serve-receive passes. This will also be his second season earning All Conference for the C.S.L. On the court Caleb has lead by example with his resiliency, persistence and competitiveness.
Danielle qualified for the State Track & Field meet in the Wheelchair Division in the 100, 400 and 200 meter races held at the Niles West Sectional this past Thursday. She is a freshman athlete on the track team and this is her first experience in using a racing chair in order to compete. We are extremely proud of her accomplishment!
Bradley Augustyn has had an outstanding start to the 2016 baseball season for the Maine East Blue Demons! The senior outfielder and pitcher is currently hitting .500 as the team's lead-off hitter through the first nine games of the season. He also has an on-base percentage of .625, has scored 14 runs and has 16 stolen bases. Bradley has also shined for the Blue Demons as a pitcher. He currently owns a 2-0 record with one save and an ERA of 2.15.
Stephanie is off to an amazing start this season.Currently we are 3-4. We have played some good opponents so far. She is hitting .577 with an OB% of.607 andSlugging% .923. This includes 3 doubles, 2 homeruns and 11 RBIs. She plays first base with a fielding average of .957.
Scott Pechter finished the wrestling season at 29-14 @ 132 lbs for Niles West. He was a Regional champion, all-conference wrestler and placed in every tournament that he wrestled in this season. Scott completes his wrestling career with a 94-57 record.
Olivia led the GCAC with a 195 average and was named conference Bowler of the Year for the 2nd year in a row. She has a tournament average of 204, including a 2nd place finish at the Fenton Invite, 1st overall in the GCAC Tournament, 1st overall at the IHSA State Regional, bowling a school record 6 game series of 1416 (236 average for the day) and 2nd overall at the IHSA State Sectional. The team captain has a season high game of 269 and also has bowled a perfect 300 game in practice this year. She has bowled a 3 game 728 series (242 average) and a 3 game 714 series (238 average) becoming the first Resurrection bowler to break the 700 mark twice in one season. Olivia was a State Finals qualifier who helped her team finish 14th overall in the State and finished 37th overall individually at the IHSA State Finals in Rockford.
Tyler Has been a starting varsity member on the bowling team since its inception in 2013-2014 school year. That year the team made it all the way to the state finals. For the past two years Tyler has been the anchor on the team. This past week Tyler and his teammates finished in first place in their conference final. Tyler finished in first place as an individual with a school and personal best 1422 series for 6 games with a 237 average.
Maddie is a four year varsity basketball player and starter. Maddie is also our team captain and leader. In her freshman year Maddie tore her ACL, and by sophomore year Maddie had returned to playing basketball. Maddie always continues to strive for excellence in the classroom and on the court! In Maddie's junior year she was named All Tournament at the Dundee Crown Christmas Tournament, and was also named, All Conference in the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference. Academics are most important to Maddie, her classes include; A/P Calculus, A/P Literature, A/P Spanish, Anatomy/Physiology, Accelerated Modern American History; Clubs include; Math, Science National Honor Society, and Student Council. A true leader and testament to her character, Maddie asked me before her Senior Night game, "Coach, I've been a starter four years now, and we have six seniors, give a start to another senior". Maddie is an inspiration to us all!
After helping lead the Niles North football team to a history-making IHSA Stat Quarter-Final Appearance, as an offensive and defensive starter, he has opened the wrestling season with 8-0. He is a Central Suburban League All-Conference Selection in Football.
I would like to nominate Colleen Palmer for athlete of the month for basketball. She is averaging 11.8 points per game and everything 8.2 rebounds per game leading the team
Skylar has had quite a month. He took 2nd place at the conference tournament, 10th at regionals, 4th at sectionals, and 34th out of 112 at the state finals. He is also 1 of 14 in our conference who earned All conference award. This is his 3rd time receiving the distinction.
Resurrection's 1st Doubles Tennis Team placed 2nd at the GCAC Tennis Conference Meet and they earned ALL CONFERENCE Awards. Their overall record for the season is 11-5.
Barrington helped lead the Niles North Vikings to victory over cross-town rival Niles West in their annual Skokie Skirmish match-up. He finished with 380 yards, 4 touchdowns, averaging 15.2 yards per carry on the day on 25 carries.
Michelle Bacalla could not have had a better start to this season. Not only has she not lost a match yet, she has not even lost a SET yet. Michelle is absolutely dominating the competition. During her unbeaten streak, she has taken down 4 former State Qualifiers, two of them finished in the top 20 last year. And again, she has not even dropped a set, meaning none of them have been close thus far. Michelle also took 1st place in a 16-team Invitational tournament in Springfield on 9/5. That tournament was played in near 100 degree temperatures.
Senior Captain who led his team in the off season to an undefeated summer. Hard working and enthusiastic, he enjoys the game and provides a lift to all others on and off the field. A definite leader, he will find a way to be a major contributor this season. Wonderful player and a wonderful person.
Haley has worked continuously since last season. She is in the gym every day. She works harder than anyone and strives to reach all of her goals. She is an excellent leader and helps everyone in the gym. She has been on Varsity since Freshman year and will be a captain this season!