Monday, April 17, 2017

College Night for Freshman Families Wednesday

Freshman students and their parents are invited to attend the College Career Center’s “Looking Ahead” program at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. Families will learn about what to expect during the next three years as they journey toward college. In addition, there will be a short session for families of students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall, which is part of the Performing Arts Center.

Percussion Ensemble Concert Tonight

The second annual SHS Percussion Ensemble Concert will take place at 7:30 tonight in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. The concert also will be streamed live at

AP Art Show Starts Tuesday

Parents, guardians and other community members are invited to the annual AP Art Show reception at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 2104 and the Upper Forum. Park in lot B for easiest access. The art show also will be open for students and staff during the school  day Tuesday and Wednesday.

Day of Dance Coverage

Pioneer Press correspondent Karie Angell Luc stopped by the “Day of Dance” on Thursday to talk with some of the school’s dance teachers and students. Here is her report.


Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Allied Soccer

Stevenson 7, Warren 3: Sophomore Steven Wetle scored four goals and senior Josh Standiford recorded three for the Patriots (2-0) in Gurnee. Stevenson’s next contest is the “Light It Up Blue” game for autism awareness on Saturday.

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots (14-5) finished second at Grant High School, falling to Carmel in the title match, 25-13, 25-23. SHS beat Lakes in the semifinals, 25-6, 25-20, and dispatched Waukegan, 25-17, 25-17, earlier in the day. Senior Grant Maleski recorded 10 kills against Waukegan and seven versus Lakes before sitting out the Carmel match with an injury. Sophomore Will Sorenson served six aces and dished out nine assists against Lakes, while senior Sudhish Gogula recorded six of the team’s 18 block assists. Junior Matt Cliffer had five kills against Carmel and Waukegan, while classmate Haddon Kay distributed 13 assists versus Waukegan.


Stevenson 6, Niles North 3: Junior Ilyssa Muise pitched the best game of the season for the visiting Patriots (3-8) in Skokie. After giving up a two-run home run in the first inning, Muise allowed only one run over the last six innings. She struck out seven and walked two while scattering eight hits. Muise was assisted by strong defensive play, including two double plays by the infield. Senior Alana Labaschin continued her hot hitting, driving in three runs, including a two-run homer.

Boys Tennis

Stevenson at Deerfield quad: The Patriots (5-2) won two of three matches, blanking Fremd and Deerfield by 7-0 scores and falling to Lake Forest, 4-3. Three players won all three of their matches. Junior Sam Komis won at No. 1 singles against Lake Forest (6-3, 6-4), and posted victories at No. 2 singles versus Fremd (6-1, 6-0) and Deerfield (6-2, 6-0). Senior Brian Weisberg rolled with classmate Matt Harvey in the No. 1 doubles match against Fremd, 6-1, 6-0, and also earned two singles wins: at No. 2 against Lake Forest (6-1, 6-2) and at No. 3 versus Deerfield (6-2, 6-1). Freshman Andy Dong was part of three favorable doubles decisions. He and Harvey combined for a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 2 doubles against Deerfield, and had a pair of No. 3 doubles triumphs. Dong and sophomore Nick Ryding prevailed against Lake Forest, 7-6 (5), 6-2, and he and freshman Delbert Su were 6-4, 6-3 winners over Fremd.

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson 13, Palatine 9: Five players scored for the host Patriots (6-4), with sophomore Erica Spieler tallying six goals. Senior Courtney Patten scored three goals, dished out six assists and recorded 12 draw controls. Sophomore Sophie Sorenson scored twice, while freshman Kilian Weber and sophomore Georgia Maskalunas each had one goal. Senior goalie Michelle Kats made eight stops behind a stiff defense.

Boys Lacrosse

Stevenson 11, Fremd 8: In Palatine, junior Chad Winter made 12 saves for the Patriots. Offensively, senior Demetre Crews led SHS with four goals and assisted on another. Junior Colin Bowler scored three goals, while classmate Austin Masters tallied two. Senior Michael Simon and junior Caleb Benoit-DiMaria had one goal and one assist apiece. Junior Ryan Walsh also recorded an assist. – @PatsLax

Boys Gymnastics

Stevenson at Ken Scorza Invitational: At York High School, senior Matt Krames finished third in the all-around (50.2) as the Patriots placed sixth in the team standings with 123.4 points. – Daily Herald

Girls Soccer

Stevenson at New Trier Invitational: The Patriots fell to Glenbrook South, 4-2, and finished sixth in the tournament. Sophomore Krissy Hill and senior Jillian Steinbrink scored goals for SHS (1-3-1). Senior goalie Hannah Petrich made 10 saves. – Daily Herald


Mundelein 5, Stevenson 1: The host Patriots (6-6, 0-4) were held to one hit, a single by senior Jack Housinger in the second inning. Junior starting pitcher Michael Thon held the Mustangs (14-0, 6-0) to six hits and two earned runs in five and two-thirds innings. Senior Charlie Bourbon drew two walks. – Daily Herald,

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Tennis

Stevenson 7, Mundelein 0: The Patriots (3-1, 2-0) mowed down the Mustangs in straight sets on the road. Junior Sam Komis was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 1 singles, followed by senior Gary Braznichenko at No. 2 (6-0, 6-2) and senior Rafael Pablos Sarabia at No. 3 (6-0, 6-1). In doubles, sophomore Aswath Viswanathan and freshman Andy Dong were 6-3, 6-0 winners at No. 1. They were joined in the winner’s circle by sophomores Nick Ryding and Arjun Sheelvanth at No. 2 (6-1, 6-1), juniors Jeremy Park and Michael Maryniuk at No. 3 (6-0, 6-1), and senior Kento Ogawa and freshman Delbert Su at No. 4 (6-0, 6-2).

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 18, New Trier 6: A stifling defense and seven goals from junior Claire Haas propelled the Patriots (16-0) in home water. Goalies Brigitte Lefebvre, a junior, and Anna Mossakowski, a sophomore, recorded six saves apiece. Sophomore Lauren Maloney scored three times for SHS, which led 10-2 at halftime. Sophomores Eleanor Michaud and Kalista Tapas, and junior Amelia Eastman each scored two goals, while senior Fiona Gaffney and Julia Nicholson had one apiece.

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson hosted Patriot Relays: The Patriots finished a close second to Huntley in the Stadium, 107-102, and won four relays. SHS captured the 3,200-meter relay (8:11.2), the long jump relay (59-6.5), the triple jump relay (119-0.5), and the freshman-sophomore 1,600 relay (3:37.7). Stevenson was second in the 400 relay (43.8), the 800 relay (1:34.2), the frosh-soph 800 relay (1:36.3), and the frosh-soph 400 relay (46.1). The 440 high hurdles relay (1:09.2) and the freshman-sophomore 3,200 relay (8:50.7) were third.

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson at Crystal Lake Central Invitational: Senior Abby Pucek finished third in the 800-meter run (2:28.90) as the Patriots finished ninth among 13 teams. Sophomore Miffy Tani was fourth in the 100 hurdles (17.45) and senior Claire Sullivan placed fifth in the 800 (2:31.75). SHS also had three sixth-place finishers: sophomore Johnna Geick in the pole vault (8-6), the 800 relay team of Geick, sophomore Payton Nierman, junior Meghan Liss and senior Sabrina Sullivan, and the 3,200 relay unit of sophomore Alyssa Collins, senior Amy Eckardt, sophomore Hallie Feldman and senior Eliza Sullivan (10:53.90).

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots (12-4) beat Antioch, 25-14, 25-6, and Grayslake North, 25-8, 25-13, in their first two matches of the two-day tournament at Grant High School. Against Antioch, sophomore Will Sorenson served seven of the team’s 18 aces. Senior Grant Maleski had seven kills and junior Leo Chen added six. Junior Haddon Kay recorded 11 assists in the Grayslake North match, with seniors Ben Kofman and Sudhish Gogula each registering four kills.


Stevenson 18, Zion-Benton 0: The Patriots breezed by the Zee-Bees and improved to 9-1-2 overall and 5-0 in the North Suburban Conference. Senior Ashley Richardson was a 21-0, 21-5 winner at No. 1 singles, and also paired with sophomore Kitty Zeng for a 21-5, 21-8 victory at No. 4 doubles. Zeng posted a 21-12, 21-9 decision at No. 12 singles. Other singles victories came from freshman Jenny Yang at No. 2 (21-4, 21-5), senior May Ling at No. 3 (21-4, 21-8), freshman Kaitlyn Lu at No. 4 (21-6, 21-3), junior Shirley Cao at No. 5 (21-3, 21-9), sophomore Thivya Sivarajah at No. 6 (21-15, 21-6), junior Harini Shanmugasundaram at No. 7 (21-5, 21-6), sophomore Julie Zhu at No. 8 (21-7, 21-10), freshman Megan Wei at No. 9 (21-17, 21-7), sophomore Sanjana Chunduri at No. 10 (21-5, 21-5) and sophomore Riya Gyanmote at No. 11 (21-7, 21-5). The other winning doubles tandems were No. 1 Yang/Lu (21-3, 21-4), No. 2 Ling/Cao (21-11, 21-7), No. 3 Zhu/Sivarajah (21-6, 21-12), No. 5 Wei/Shanmugasundaram (21-8, 21-5) and No. 6 Chunduri/Gyanmote (21-4, 21-6).


Mundelein 5, Stevenson 4: A seventh-inning rally by the Patriots fell short against the unbeaten Mustangs (13-0, 5-0) in Mundelein. SHS (6-5, 0-3) scored twice in the seventh and had the tying and go-ahead runs on second and third with one out. Senior Henry Marchese was 2-for-3 at the plate, drove in two runs, scored once and stole three bases. Sophomore Hayden Brotz and freshman Shane McGaha also went 2-for-3. Senior Brandon Crawley scored twice. Senior Charlie Ling drove in a run. – Daily Herald,

Girls Soccer

Stevenson at New Trier Invitational: Senior goalie Hannah Petrich made eight saves, but the Patriots (1-2-1) fell to Naperville North, 2-1.

Boys Lacrosse

Highland Park 9, Stevenson 8

Girls Lacrosse

Lake Forest 14, Stevenson 4: Seniors Caroline Korostynski and Courtney Patten, along with sophomore Sophie Sorenson and freshman Kilian Weber, tallied one goal apiece in the loss to the seventh-ranked Scouts.

Watch Soccer, Lacrosse Online This Week

SHS-TV will be broadcasting two varsity sports events this week: The girls soccer game against Lake Forest on Tuesday, and the boys lacrosse game versus Mundelein on Wednesday. Both contests begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Stadium. You can watch the games live at


Teachers vs. Students Basketball Game Today

March Madness may be over, but the most exciting game is yet to come! Today, come to the Sports Center to watch teachers versus students in a head-to-head basketball game from 3:30-4:45 p.m. We have varsity basketball stars Danny Rosen, Aidan O’Connell and Eric Zalewski going against some of your favorite teachers, including Mr. Irsay and Mr. Wolfe. Do you want to see Jake Lubotsky dunk over Mr. Wiersema? Sure you do! Alec Klinsky, Robbie Weiland, Mrs. Muresan, Mr. Burja, Mr. Grady and more will be on hand. Come support your friends (or maybe watch them get crushed by your teachers).

Volunteers Needed for Riverside Foundation Gala

Mr. Goergen and Mr. Erdmann will be honored at the Riverside Foundation’s annual Hearts of Gold Gala on Saturday at the Lincolnshire Marriott, and student volunteers are needed to help. Volunteer shifts are available from 4-9 p.m. or 9 p.m. to midnight. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Elisa Capstick at

Get Ready for the 4th Annual Fashion Show April 21

The fourth annual Stevenson Styler Fashion Show is coming to the Performing Arts Center on Friday! The pre-party will start at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments and red carpet photo ops. The fashion show will begin at 7 p.m., and admission will be $5, with all proceeds benefitting Dress for Success. Dress your best and come check out the latest looks from Bella Donna, Olivia’s, Illusions by Jill, Stilleto’s and Francesca’s. The guys haven’t been forgotten: there are great summer trends from Gap and Old Navy. More than 100 amazing student-designed looks made by students in the Clothing and Design classes will be shown!

Order Your Free Copy of the WIT by Thursday

All students can receive a complimentary copy of this year’s WIT literary magazine by filling out this form and returning it to their English teacher, or to either Communication Arts Office. Students also may email the form to Mr. Barnabee at The deadline for returning the form is Thursday. In late May, students who turned in a form will receive an email announcing the WIT’s arrival.

Best Buddies Fundraiser on Wednesday

Best Buddies is having a fundraiser at the Original Bagel and Bialy in Buffalo Grove all day Wednesday. Twenty percent of all sales will go to Best Buddies.


The Lean In Feminism Club will be hosting SHS alum Alana Parekh after school Wednesday in Room 2702 to talk about what it’s like to be a female artist in Chicago. Alana is a dancer and will speak on her projects that have involved exploring hair and skin color of different genders and races. All are welcome to join us!


Juniors and their families are invited to meet with one of the postsecondary counselors for a 30-minute Post-High School Family Planning Meeting. The appointments are available through Thursday, June 15. This is a great opportunity to discuss your journey after Stevenson High School. Please complete the College/Post Secondary Planning Worksheet to begin the process. (You can also get a copy of the worksheet in the College Career Center in Room 1123.) Once you have turned in a completed worksheet to Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center, you will receive an email with a link to sign up for the appointment. Worksheets are due in the CCC by Monday, April 24. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. McGurn.

Attention juniors and seniors: A United States Marine Corps recruiter will be visiting Stevenson on Monday during third period (10:18 a.m.) in the College Career Center.  Please go into Naviance under the College Visits tab to sign up for the visit. You will need to bring a signed pass from your third-period teacher to attend the visit. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center (Room 1123).


Applications are now open for Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro. These camps are for any high school student interested in a career in medicine and are run by local medical students. Please visit and for more information.


If you’re on a Patriot sports team and haven’t attended a required 30-minute Student-Athlete Meeting yet, your last chance is Thursday from 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center. (Thursday is a late arrival day). Any athlete who has not attended a meeting yet must attend. Attendance will be taken, so make sure you bring your student ID.

End your week on a really happy note. Get to the Wood Commons or Glass Commons on Friday during sixth and seventh passing periods, or after school, and buy a Wendy’s Frosty for only $2 … and support girls water polo! After all, you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a Frosty, and that’s pretty much the same thing!


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