Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

Junior Chosen for State Advisory Council

Junior Dylan Hu is one of 20 high schoolers selected to serve on the Illinois State Board of Education Student Advisory Council for the 2018-19 school year. The council held its first meetings last week.

Established in 1975, the advisory council provides student perspectives to the ISBE on education-related issues, and also oversees the Student Voices web page that focuses on college and career planning.

Dylan was among more than 100 applicants for the council, which is open to all sophomores, juniors and seniors attending public high schools in Illinois. Applicants are expected to have a strong interest in public service and education policy.


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Sunday, Sept. 16 Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, Niles Notre Dame 1: Junior William Kopka scored two goals and assisted on two others for the Patriots at Mt. Prospect Ice Arena. His first goal, coming at the 5:13 mark in the first period, broke a 1-1 tie and proved to be the game-winner. The goal was assisted by sophomore Liam Jones, who added a score in the second period. Senior Zachary Wesley had the first goal for SHS. Senior Adam Offenbach added two assists, while junior goalie Jeremy Riback made nine saves. – Boxscore

Saturday, Sept. 15 Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at Prospect Invitational: The Patriots won all four doubles flights and captured first place in the eight-team tournament. Seniors Elizabeth Ferdman and Alyssa Glaser won the No. 1 doubles title with wins over teams from Carmel (6-1, 6-2), Naperville North (6-0, 6-4) and Glenbrook North (5-7, 6-4, 10-7). Sisters Athena Kolli and Alaina Kolli posted a trio of 6-0, 6-0 decisions at No. 2, downing tandems from Buffalo Grove, Naperville North and Prospect. Juniors Ellen Ma and Sneha Yellapantula rolled to the No. 3 title, beating pairs from Prospect (6-0, 6-0), Lake Zurich (6-0, 6-2) and Naperville North (6-2, 6-0). Sophomore Emily Hu and junior Alexis Lee claimed the No. 4 flight, topping tandems from Glenbrook North (6-7 (6), 6-1, 10-5), Prospect (7-5, 6-3) and Naperville North (6-2, 6-2). Stevenson received a fifth championship from freshman Thea Surya, who captured No. 3 singles. She beat opponents from Lake Zurich (6-0, 6-1), Prospect (6-1, 6-0) and Naperville North (6-1, 6-4).

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 1, Deerfield 0: Senior Hunter Tam scored the game’s lone goal in the first half, off an assist by junior Camron Mahdavian. Senior keeper Zach Klaber recorded the shutout with three saves for the visiting Patriots (6-2-1), who play host to Waukegan at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex at 4:30 today. – NFHS Network On-Demand Replay

Girls Field Hockey

Stevenson at Homewood-Flossmoor Invitational: The Patriots finished second in the six-team tournament, shutting out the host school (3-0) and Elgin Academy (3-0) before falling to St. Ignatius in the championship game (2-0). Senior Emily Hersh scored a goal in each victory. Senior Adele Lee and freshman Naomi Miller also scored against Homewood-Flossmoor, while junior Molly McCoy and senior Allie Kreda had the other goals against Elgin Academy. Goalkeepers Anna Fossier and Olivia Holsen combined for the shutout against Elgin, and also stood out in the title game. Olivia, a junior, stopped 10 of 11 shots on goal in the first half, including nine penalty corners. Anna, a senior, made four saves on five shots in the second half, including three penalty corners. Junior Audrey Shapiro had an assist in the H-F contest, while junior Sami Simon recorded a key deflection with her stick to thwart a shot late in the same game.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 11, Fenwick 2: Seniors William Kopka and Zachary Wesley each scored three goals for the Patriots on home ice. William scored the only goal of the first period, then added two more as SHS erupted for six scores in the second. Senior Jake DeMaio also scored twice in the second period, with Zach and senior Sam Frishman adding the other tallies. Zach lit the lamp twice in the final period, Sam added his second goal, and junior Josh Wright, who had three assists in the game, also scored. Junior Jeremy Riback played the majority of the game in goal, making 15 saves. – Boxscore

Girls Golf

Stevenson at Celtic Swing Invitational: The Patriots finished second in the Gold Division, and had two golfers finish in the top 10 at Ravisloe Country Club in Homewood. Junior Joyce Bai finished fifth among 119 players with a 76, including a 36 on the front nine, while freshman Emily Duan was eighth at 80. Sophomore Kelly Dong tied for 10th with an 81. Also competing were sophomore Sophia Zhuang (83) and junior Julia Yoo (89). SHS had a team score of 320, six strokes behind fellow 2017 state medalist Lincoln-Way Central. LWC was sixth in the state last fall, while SHS was 12th. Providence Catholic was the tournament host.

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Wheeling Invitational: At the Chevy Chase Country Club, the only thing hotter than the weather was Mark Noonan. The senior blistered the course with a 3-under-par 69, including a 32 on the front nine, and captured medalist honors. Senior Jackson Bussell recorded a 34 on the back nine en route to a 75. Junior Andrew Babbo and sophomore Conan Pan each carded 79s, and sophomore Billy Fishbein had an 83. The Patriots placed third as a team with a score of 302, behind Barrington (286) and St. Viator (301).

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at Richard Spring/Peoria Notre Dame Invitational: The Patriots placed 10th out of 64 teams in the Varsity Division at Peoria’s Detweiller Park, home of the state meet. Senior Kendall Roberts led SHS with a 14th-place effort in the field of 420 runners, finishing the course in 17:40.3. Classmate Natalie Sorenson was 29th (18:10.5). Stevenson’s other three point-scorers were juniors Caimin Xi (74th, 18:52.8) and Michelle Yu (103rd, 19:11.9) and sophomore Emma Finnegan (182nd, 19:56.5). Also running for the Patriots were sophomores Helena Ebeling (20:00.2) and Emily Fejes (20:38.1).

Girls Swimming and Diving

Vernon Hills 96, Stevenson 90: Sophomore Jessica Nyborg, a transfer student from Maryland, won two events for the host Patriots. She captured the 200-yard individual medley (2:11.84) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.33). Jessica also was part of two second-place relays: the 200 medley relay with sophomore Elizabeth Cao, senior Natalie Wess and junior Lucy Stevens (1:51.84), and the 200 free relay with Lucy, freshman Claudia Rzeznik and junior Madeleine O’Donnell (1:40.40).

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Niles West Invitational: The Patriots (11-5) dropped a pair of three-set matches, and finished second at the two-day tournament. SHS fell to Evanston (25-14, 21-25, 17-15) and Niles West (25-21, 17-25, 26-24). Senior Sophie Sorenson had 11 kills and 19 digs against Niles, and added eight kills versus Evanston. Senior Annie Armgardt and junior Lily Cozzi each had 10 kills in the two matches, while senior Callie Grass recorded nine to go along with five solo blocks. Junior setters Molly Bourbon (63-of-67) and Grace Tully (95-of-101) distributed 25 assists apiece. Junior Abby Keevins made 10 digs in each contest.

Friday, Sept. 14 Varsity Results


Stevenson 51, Zion-Benton 14: Senior quarterback Cole Okmin threw four touchdown passes and the defense forced five turnovers as the Patriots (4-0 overall, 2-0 North Suburban Conference) rolled on the road. Cole (12-of-21 for 191 yards) tossed three TD passes in the first half after junior Jordan Vincent staked Stevenson to a 7-0 lead with a 45-yard punt return for a touchdown. Two of Cole’s scoring strikes went to senior Sam Farber. The other two went to classmates Ryan McElhinny and Maema Njongmeta, the latter a 54-yard play. Sophomore Drew Miller added an 80-yard touchdown run. Sophomore Kaden Soonthornsima intercepted two passes, and Jordan also had a pick. Zion-Benton fell to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the NSC. MaxPreps, Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Niles West Invitational: The Patriots (11-3) opened the two-day tournament with victories over St. Laurence (25-14, 25-8), Latin (25-18, 25-12) and Buffalo Grove (25-23, 22-25, 15-5).  Senior Sophie Sorenson recorded a team-high 26 kills and 10 aces in the three matches, and also led SHS with 10 digs against Buffalo Grove. Junior Grace Tully was flawless in setting, going 97-of-97 with 37 assists. She also served seven aces. Junior Molly Bourbon was 54-of-60 setting with 24 assists. Sophomore Makayla Uremovich hit 13 kills while junior Lily Cozzi had 10. Junior Abby Keevins made 21 digs on the night and also served three aces against St. Laurence. Sophomore Emerson Kouri served three aces versus Latin.

Girls Golf

Stevenson 146, Glenbrook South 174: The Patriots (6-0) won their 22nd consecutive match dating back to the 2016 season. Sophomore Kelly Dong earned medalist honors with a 1-under-par 34 at Glenview Park Golf Club. She had birdies on back-to-back holes. Junior Joyce Bai shot a 35 that included a birdie 2 on the par-3 sixth hole. Freshman Emily Duan also birdie a par-3 hole, the ninth, and added a second birdie en route to a 37. Sophomore Faith Wang recorded a 40. Also competing were sophomore Sophia Zhuang (42) and junior Julia Yoo (43). Stevenson also matched its program record for lowest team score on a visiting school’s course.

Today on NFHS Network

Three sporting events will be streamed live by the NFHS Network today. The varsity girls field hockey match against Deerfield from the Stadium airs at 6:30. The varsity and junior varsity girls volleyball matches against Lake Zurich in the Sports Center will be shown at 6 o’clock and 5 o’clock, respectively. Watch the action from Stevenson’s NFHS Network page.


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Key Club Collecting School Supplies for Kids

Key Club is holding a school supplies drive today through Wednesday, Sept. 26 to benefit children in Chicago. Students can drop off folders, books, pens, Post-It Notes, art supplies and more in designated boxes at each school entrance. Scissors and other sharp objects will not be accepted. All supplies will be sent to Fill A Heart 4 Kids, which will distribute supplies to children whose families cannot afford them.

Homecoming Dance Ticket Sales End Tuesday

Tuesday is the last day to purchase tickets for Saturday night’s Homecoming Dance in the Field House. The cost is $25 per ticket. Students who wait to buy tickets at the door will pay $40 per person. Students will not be issued paper tickets. Instead, tickets purchased will be transferred to each student’s ID, which will be used at check-in. Students must have their Stevenson ID to be admitted to the dance. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and all participants must arrive by 8 o’clock.


Have you seen the “Hate Has No Home Here” posters around school? That is the work of the FIRE Club, which works with students and faculty to address diversity issues. FIRE stands for Fostering Intercultural Respect and Empowerment. FIRE’s first meeting of the year is at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in Room 2600. All students are welcome. If you can’t make it, FIRE meets every other Tuesday morning at 7:30 in 2600.

The Freshman Class Board invites all ninth-graders to help decorate the East Building’s freshman hallway after school today for Homecoming. Volunteers are needed to put up streamers and balloons. No experience is necessary. Anyone interested should come to the College Career Center (Room 1123) after school. Pizza will be provided.

Indian Student Association will hold its first cricket tournament of the year after school on Friday, Sept. 28. Sign your team up at this link. Along with cricket, the club will have henna, music and snacks.


Boys golf practice is canceled today.


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