Monday, Oct. 15, 2018

Junior Families Invited to College Night

All juniors and their parents are invited to the College Career Center’s annual Junior College Night program from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. The night is a kickoff to the college search-and-selection process for students in the Class of 2020. Post Secondary Counselors Sara English and Dan Miller will discuss how to choose a college, how a college chooses its students, and the overall timeline for the search and application process over the next 18 months. The presentation will be using a web-based program called Pear Deck, so juniors and their families are encouraged to bring their SHS iPads or an electronic device connected to a Gmail address.

A special session for parents and guardians of students with IEP/504 plans will take place before the main presentation. The special session will run from 6:30-6:50 p.m. in the Recital Hall, which is adjacent to the Performing Arts Center.

Three Debaters Reach Semifinals of NYC Tournament

Three members of Stevenson’s debate team reached the semifinals of the 48th annual New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament last weekend. Seniors Anubhav Agarwal, Mary Polupan and Arthur Yolles were semifinalists in the Congressional Debate competition. Also representing Stevenson were junior Megana Adigal and sophomores Christine Irlbeck, Kevin Fei, Michelle Velyunskiy and James Xie. Stevenson will serve as host for the Illinois Congressional Debate Association’s second tournament of the season on Saturday.

Band Parents Benefit Night on Tuesday

The Band Parents Organization Benefit Night takes place from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at Prairie House, 2710 Main St., in Buffalo Grove. Twenty percent of all proceeds will benefit the band program. Prairie House is located across the street from the Metra station.


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Saturday, Oct. 13 Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A State Tournament: SHS followed last year’s third-place effort by capturing second, the highest finish in program history. In a tournament shortened to one day by bad weather, Stevenson posted a score of 298, one stroke behind Hinsdale Central. Leading the way for the Patriots was senior Mark Noonan, who tied for fifth with an even-par 72 at The Den at Fox Creek Golf Course in Bloomington. Mark shot a 35 on the back nine, earning birdies on two holes and recording pars on six others en route to his first individual state medal. Seniors Alex Kim and Jackson Bussell, the defending state champ, shot 75s and tied 11 others for 18th place. Mark, Alex and Jackson were on Stevenson’s third-place team last fall, and Jackson also was on the roster when SHS qualified in 2015. Sophomore Conor Pan, who also played in the 2017 tournament, recorded a 76, followed by junior Jake Surane (80) and sophomore Billy Fishbein (85). This was Stevenson’s sixth state appearance, all under coach John Rueth, who has led the program since 2001. – Official Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class 2A State Tournament: The Patriots finished fifth at Hickory Point Golf Club in Decatur, the program’s best showing in four state tournament appearances. Freshman Emily Duan finished seventh overall to earn all-state honors. She shot a 78 on Friday, then posted an even-par 72 on Saturday to finish with a two-day score of 150, six strokes over par. Emily is the first state medalist since Stephanie Miller won the second of her two state titles in 2012. They are the only state medalists in program history. Junior Joyce Bai posted a two-day total of 158, and was followed by two sophomores: Sophia Zhuang (159) and Kelly Dong (162). Emily, Joyce and Sophia all had three birdies during their final round. Stevenson’s team score of 629 also included a 173 from junior Julia Yoo and a 177 from sophomore Faith Wang. This was Stevenson’s second straight state tournament appearance; the Pats placed 12th last fall. – Official Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson hosted IHSA Sectional: The Patriots won their eighth consecutive sectional championship and had five players qualify for this week’s state tournament, which begins Thursday. Stevenson claimed the top two spots in doubles, with sisters Alaina Kolli, a freshman, and Athena Kolli, a junior, defeating seniors Elizabeth Ferdman and Alyssa Glaser, 6-4, 6-1, in the championship match. Junior Ellen Ma earned a state berth by finishing second in singles. Elizabeth will be making her fourth state appearance, all in doubles. She finished third in the state in 2016 with Gina Kondos, and was fifth last fall with Kate Harvey. Athena heads to state for the third time, but her first two trips were in singles. Alyssa reached state in doubles last fall. Ellen and Alaina will be making their inaugural state tournament appearances. – Official Results

Girls Field Hockey

Stevenson hosted Illinois State Field Hockey Tournament Game: The Patriots defeated Homewood-Flossmoor, 4-0, in a tournament play-in game, advancing to a matchup with top-seeded New Trier at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Stadium. Senior Anna Fossier and junior Olivia Holsen combined for the shutout in goal for SHS, the No. 14 seed in the state tournament. Senior Charlotte Russell scored two goals, one assisted by sophomore Rebekah Jin and the other by freshman Naomi Miller. Charlotte’s goals were bookended by scores from senior Emily Hersh and junior Molly McCoy, who was credited with an assist on Emily’s goal. – NFHS Network Replay | 2018 State Tournament Brackets

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson hosted North Suburban Conference Meet: Kendall Roberts finished second overall, leading the Patriots to a fourth-place finish at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. The senior covered the 3-mile trek in 18:38.3, 15 seconds ahead of the third-place runner from Mundelein. Senior Natalie Sorenson was 11th (19:22.1), junior Michelle Yu finished 18th (19:41.2) and classmate Caimin Xi took 20th (19:46.2). The Patriots had a final team score of 70 points, placing fourth behind Warren (63), Libertyville and Mundelein (65). – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson hosted North Suburban Conference Meet: Junior Anthony Rodriguez finished eighth and senior Alex Beckerman placed ninth for the Patriots at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Anthony, in his first year of cross country, ran the 3-mile course in 15:54.5, while Alex crossed the finish line in 15:59.8. Junior Cameron Coffey was 16th (16:23.5) and senior Alan Sherman placed 26th (16:46.5). The Patriots finished third with 91 points, behind first-time NSC champion Mundelein (39) and Lake Zurich (59). – Official Results | Daily Herald

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson hosted SHS Invitational: The Patriots broke four meet records on their way to winning the invitational championship. Sophomore Jessica Nyborg won two individual events and was part of three record-breaking performances. She won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.58, breaking the old mark of 1:07.88 set last fall, and also captured the 200 individual medley (2:12.20). Jessica also swam in two record-setting relays: the 200 medley with senior Ashley Carollo, junior Madeleine O’Donnell and freshman Claudia Rzeznik (1:49.55, previous record was 1:50.09, set in 2015); and the 200 free relay with juniors Abigail Li and Lucy Stevens, and senior Jennifer Xiong (1:40.06, previous record 1:40.23, set in 2017). Ashley broke the fourth meet record when she claimed the 100 backstroke in 58.03, topping the previous mark of 58.62 that she set last season. Claudia won the 100 butterfly (58.86), and also was part of the first-place 400 free relay with Madeleine, Ashley and Jennifer (3:41.85). SHS posted a team score of 364, well ahead of runner-up Lincoln-Way East (216) and six other schools.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, Glenbrook South 3: Senior Zach Wesley scored with 24 seconds remaining in regulation as the host Patriots improved to 2-1 in the Scholastic Hockey League. Zach found the back of the net on a power play, assisted by sophomore Liam Jones and senior Adam Offenbach. Adam had two assists in the game. Junior Josh Wright scored the game’s opening goal, and senior Billy Kopka followed with a pair of goals as SHS led 3-0 lead after the first period. Senior Seth Cohen assisted on each of Billy’s goals. Classmates Justin Roseman and Daniel Romm also assists during the first-period flurry. Stevenson outshot the Titans, 39-21, with junior goalie Jeremy Riback making 18 saves. – Boxscore

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Plainfield Central Fall Harvest Invitational: The Patriots (21-12) won three of five matches in the two-day tournament, finishing second in the silver bracket. SHS opened with a 25-16, 25-17 win over Marian Central Catholic on Friday, then split four matches on Saturday. Stevenson posted victories over Resurrection (19-25, 25-13, 25-23) and Chicago Christian (25-15, 25-18), in between losses to Waunakee, Wis. (25-16, 25-17) and Wheaton St. Francis (25-18). Senior Sophie Sorenson led the Patriots with 40 kills in five matches, and also made 41 digs and served five aces. Junior Grace Tully was 289-of-292 setting with 91 assists. Junior Lily Cozzi recorded 23 kills, while seniors Callie Grass and Annie Armgardt had 13 and 12, respectively.

Friday, Oct. 12 Varsity Results


Warren 21, Stevenson 0: Junior JeanMarc Etienne ran for 73 yards on eight carries and also had four receptions for 13 yards for the visiting Patriots (6-2, 4-2). Senior Jack Baruch averaged 41.4 yards on seven punts. Senior quarterback Cole Okmin was 7-of-17 passing for 60 yards. The Blue Devils (7-1, 6-0) earned a share of the North Suburban Conference championship for the first time since 2008. – Daily Herald

Tonight on NFHS Network

Tonight’s varsity and junior varsity girls volleyball matches against Palatine will be streamed live on the NFHS Network. The JV match starts at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity at 6 o’clock. Watch both matches on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page.


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Comfort Dogs Coming to SHS Wednesday

Students will have the opportunity to spend time with comfort dogs during the Student Services Division’s next Mental Health Wellness Series event on Wednesday. Comfort dogs will be available during the lunch periods. Students can sign up for a 10-minute session, during which they will interact with a dog while learning about the physiological impact of animals on managing stress and other emotions. In order for their student to participate, a parent or guardian must sign this permission slip to provide consent, and to certify that the student does not have any allergies or other health conditions that preclude them from interacting with a dog. Students must bring the signed permission form to Room 2104 during their lunch or free period (periods 4, 5 or 6) on Wednesday to be admitted. Comfort dog sessions are limited. Spots will be assigned based on the order in which students arrive each period.

Patriettes Selling “Pink Out” Shirts This Week

The varsity Patriettes are selling “Pink Out” shirts for Friday’s football game during the lunch hours Wednesday through Friday in both food courts. Shirts are $10.


The next meeting of FIRE (Fostering Intercultural Respect and Empowerment) takes place at 7:30 Tuesday in Room 2600. All are welcome.


An information meeting for Allied Spirit Revolution will be held at 7:30 a.m. Friday in Room 2002 for all who are interested. The season starts with the first practice at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 in the Field House. Please reach out to one of the coaches, Coach Rubenstein, Coach Peters or Coach Avers, with any questions.


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