Announcing Stevenson’s Daily Digest: Special Editions
While the Daily Digest usually goes on hiatus over the breaks, this summer, we will be distributing special editions of the Daily Digest for athletics! Given that we still have nine more sports teams competing until mid-June, we want to be sure that our entire Stevenson community stays up-to-date on our amazing athletes. Check out the latest athletic results and news below!
PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS
Patriots Share Feedback on the Student-Athlete Voice Survey
Spring and summer sports have been at full speed since late March, and our student athletes were ready to get back on the field, in the pool, on the track and on the court! With additional safety measures in place, players and coaches alike rose to the challenge. Student-athletes shared out some of their experiences as they returned to the competitive arena. Highlights below:
- “Field hockey is sort of like a support system for me. I know that I can go to my teammates or coaches if I need to. I feel as though this sport has given me a healthy outlet to relieve stress and has also taught me how to effectively accept and work through challenges.”
- “Coach did a great job making the environment safe and happy. He also did a really nice job teaching the players how to improve from mistakes.”
- “It’s so nice to be on a team where we are all there for each other and have such a fun time together. I love getting to see my teammates everyday.”
- “It helps an emotional balance because you can create bonds with individuals and friendships that will last a long time.”
With so many students having great spring and summer athletic experiences, we can’t wait to have them back in the fall!
Celebrate the 2021 Boys Water Polo State Championship
Support our boys water polo state champions and order some championship apparel! Deadline to order is Monday, June 7, at midnight. Click here and follow the instructions.
Registration Open for Summer Athletic Camp
Summer athletic camp registration is open through Patriot Recreation Education Program (PREP). Check out the options for both youth and high school sports camps on the PREP web page, and sign up today!
A Look Ahead at IHSA Postseason Competition
IHSA Baseball Action Today at SHS
The #6 Patriots take on #11 Wheeling today at the Varsity Baseball Field in Regional Semifinal Play. First pitch is 1:00 p.m. If they win, they will advance to the regional finals against the winner of the #3 Prospect/#14 Rolling Meadows game, being played today at 4:30 p.m. at Mt. Prospect. The regional finals is scheduled for Monday at 4:30 p.m. at the location of the higher seed. You can view the entire IHSA Bracket here.
Lacrosse Programs to Host Postseason Action
Both the Boys and Girls Lacrosse programs will be hosting IHSA sectional competitions in the next few days. Tonight, the boys program plays host to Buffalo Grove High School at 6:30 p.m. in the Stevenson Stadium. Since it is an IHSA game, the cost of admission is $5.00, but parents of the senior athletes receive free admission. Coach Tom Hake will recognize his senior class, consisting of Darius Clemons, AJ Fieri, Owen Hancock, Alexandre LaPointe-St. George, Andrew Maher, Tom Odjav, Jake Plueger, Joseph Silberman, and Anthony Spina.
On Monday, June 7, the Girls Lacrosse program welcomes the Warren Township Blue Devils to the Stevenson Stadi[um for an IHSA sectional semifinal at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5.00. Advance tickets for both the boys and girls games are available here, and both contests will also be streamed on NFHS Network.
Stevenson Hosting the IHSA Tennis Sectional Today
If you can’t make it out to the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex tennis courts today for live tennis action, starting at 10 a.m., you can follow the brackets here. Stevenson is going after its 15th straight IHSA Sectional Championship (no tournament in 2020). The first four (4) places in both doubles and singles shall advance from each sectional tournament to the IHSA State Finals next week.
Recent Athletics Results
Girls Track & Field
The Stevenson Girls’ Track & Field team competed at the IHSA 3A Sectionals Wednesday night at Grayslake North High School, taking 7th place out of 13 schools. Junior Ella O’Neall took second place in two events, with a throw of 12.82 meters in shot put and a throw of 41.86 meters in discus. Ella qualified for the IHSA state meet in both shot put and discus and will be competing next weekend, Saturday June 12, at Eastern Illinois University. The 4×100 meter relay team of Jade Cadichon, Eve Traficanti, Ava Mecir, and Katelyn Robinson took third place with a season best time of 49.75 seconds, while the 4×200 meter relay team of Cadichon, Carmen Biel, Mecir, and Robinson placed fourth also with a season best of 1:49.70. Senior Jade Cadichon finished her Stevenson career with a personal best in the 100 meter finishing in fifth with a time of 12.82. Finishing in sixth for the Patriots were junior Eve Traficanti in the 400 meter dash (1:02.38) and sophomore Ava Mecir in the 200 meter dash (27.22). Cadichon also placed seventh in the 200 meter dash 27.37 and sophomore Alex Wu was seventh in triple jump (9.76 meters). Eighth place finishers of the night were senior Natali Freihammer in discus (34.78 meters), freshman Adeline Gobble in the 800 meter run (2:23.76), senior Emma Potocki in high jump (1.40 meters), and the 4×400 meter relay team of Shannon Moser, Eve Traficanti, Ashley Anderson, and Katelyn Robinson (4:22.85). Congratulations to everyone on an amazing season and good luck to Ella next week at State Finals.
Stevenson (13-3-1, 6-1) defeated Palatine High School 5-0 in the opening round of the regional semifinal playoffs. During the first half, Gabbi Nyc scored the first goal off a corner kick by Bella Chavez. Following were goals by Brynn Stein, assisted by Bella Chavez, Bri Welter, assisted by Eli Egeland and Abby Kalou, assisted by Arri Chavez. During the second half, Brynn Stein scored her second goal of the game, assisted by Ella Hong. The Patriots will play in the regional final game vs Prospect High School on Saturday, June 5 at 10:00am at the SHS Stadium.Admission is $5. Advance tickets can be purchased here. The game will also be streamed on NFHS Network.
The Patriots clinched a chance to play for a regional title with a victory over Zion-Benton on Wednesday, June 3. As the #6 seed, they traveled on Thursday to Mt. Prospect to play the Knights from Prospect High School, the #3 seed in the tournament. Stevenson fell behind early, trailing 4-1 in the 4th and couldn’t recover in the 8-2 loss. Haley Barnes pitched 4 innings giving up 6 runs on 10 hits, no walks and 7 strikeouts. Olivia Ringham pitched 2 innings giving up 2 runs on 3 hits, 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Elle Ruchim had a solo homerun in the 5th, and Barnes and Gitler contributed with a double, and RBI single, respectively. Overall, the team finished 12-8 on the season and third in the NSC with a 8-6 record.
The boys varsity volleyball team (18-4, 6-1) fell in 2 sets to the Lake Park Lancers last night, 19-25, 20-25, to close out the regular season. Ryan Myers (7 kills), Ethan Holub (4 kills), and Akaash Tanjore (3 kills and 1 solo block) led the offensive charge for Stevenson. Daniel Nuudel dished out 12 assists and went 7-7 with 1 ace from the service line. Murad Shahzadah went 6-6 with 1 ace serve and recorded 5 digs. The Patriots now turn their focus to the postseason as they prepare to return to action Tuesday night (5:30 pm at Glenbrook South High School) to play the winner of Monday’s Regional match between Maine West and Rochelle Zell. The full IHSA State Series schedule can be found here.
Jordyn Ackerman and Lili Sorenson each scored 4 goals and had two assists a piece to lead the Patriots in a 16-6 win over Warren Township. Tessie Primack (+2 assists), Abby Kogan, Michelle Cabrera, Lizzy Dublier, Lauren Alcazar, Emma Sturgeon, Adeline Brady (+1 assist), and Alex Varshavsky all also contributed with one goal each. They travel to Deerfield today for a 1:45 pm start.
Boys Track & Field
The Patriot Boys Track team came up victorious in winning its third consecutive North Suburban Conference Championship last evening. The only individual champion was Mark Hellwig in the High Jump with a jump of 6′ 0.75″. Hellwig also took 2nd in the pole vault after a tie and a jump off. Other Field Event placers included Stephen Friehammer in the High Jump taking 2nd place and a Personal best jump of 5’9″, Robert Martin in the Discus taking 5th place, and Shrijan Muralidharan placing 6th with a personal best of 19’9″ in the Long jump. On the track, David Smolensky placed 2nd in the 200 and 3rd in the 100 meters. Zach Goldman also placed 6th in both the 100 and 200 meters. Smolensky and Goldman teamed up with Marcus Casselberry and Jacob Kurek to place 3rd in both the 4×100 and 4×200 meter relays running a season best time in the 4×200 meter relay of 1:31.95. Trevor Abbott had a huge personal best, dropping over 2 seconds in the 400 meters and running a time of 53.74 and placing 4th. Shreyas Khati had a huge night placing 2nd in both the 110 High Hurdles and the 300 Intermediate Hurdles with personal bests of 16.42 and 42.61. Braden Burns also placed 5th in the 110 High Hurdles with a PR of 17.82 and Casselberry placed 3rd in the 300 Intermediate Hurdles with a PR of 42.74. In the Distance events, Tyler Roberts placed 5th with a new best time of 10:14.9 in the 3200 and the 4 x 800 meter relay team of Tarun Kalyana-Sundarum, Tyler Goetting, Sharan Satish, and Stephen Moy took 5th. The 4×400 relay team of Abbott, Casselberry, Khati, & Muralidharan ran a season best of 3:35.88 and placed third which sealed the Conference Championship as they needed to finish at least 2 places in front of the Lake Zurich Bears. Next up is the sectional next Thursday at Grayslake Central.
Stevenson defeated Deerfield 43-24. Jacob Whiting and Kei Yamato won by fall. Cole Rhemrev and Lorenzo Frezza won by technical fall. In the second match of the triangular, the Patriots defeated Huntley 45-24. Arad Peregoudov, Shawn Tokmovtsev, Aerie Guzman, Jair Diaz, and Jacob Whiting won by fall and Cole Rhemrev won by technical fall. They are back in action tomorrow at Evanston at 9:00 a.m.