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
Boys Tennis Takes Third in State!
For the third time in the last three IHSA Boys Tennis seasons, the Stevenson Patriots came away with a trophy and a top three finish. In 2018, the program earned Runner-Up honors, followed by a third place finish in 2019, and a third place finish this past weekend. Senior Eric Perkowski took third place in Singles, after Ansh Shah from Hinsdale Central defaulted in the final match. Sophomore Ashvath Madhushankar played into the fifth round before falling to Casey Hishinuma from Palatine. The doubles team of Junio Gabriel Visotsky and Sophomore Ervin Perkowski advanced to the consolation quarterfinals, but came up short to Glenbard West. Seniors Payton Adkisson and Daniel Tulchinskiy also advanced to the consolation quarterfinals before losing a close match to the doubles team from Barrington. Along with the third place finish in state, the program closes out the 2021 season with a 15-1 record, a NSC Championship, and a Sectional title.
Morales Hired as Next Head Girls Tennis Coach
Jose Morales has been hired to replace Lexxi Kiven as the next head girls tennis coach at Stevenson. Kiven resigned from the position this spring to pursue a career opportunity in California. Morales is currently a tennis program manager for Midtown Athletic Clubs. He attended high school at Unidad Educativa Tomas Moro in Quito, Ecuador and later competed for Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN where he was the team captain for two years and earned a B.A. in Business Administration. Girls tennis tryouts will start on Aug. 9, 2021 and more information on tryouts can be found on the Girls tennis webpage.
All-Conference Honors Rolling in for Stevenson Summer Sports
- All-Conference: Junior Jordan Skolmar, Senior Benji Ries,
- Honorable Mention: Sophomore Michael Belbot, Senior Ethan Ge, Junior Joey Little
- All-Conference: Senior Ethan Holub, Junior Daniel Nuudel, Senior Ryan Myers
- Honorable Mention: Junior Murad Shahzadah
- All-Conference: Junior Ryan Hynes
- Honorable Mention: Senior Darius Clemons
- All-Conference: Sophomore Lili Sorenson, Sophomore Megan Randol, Sophomore Teagan Hendricks, Sophomore Alex Varshavsky, Sophomore Angela Ran
- Honorable Mention: Junior Abby Kogan
- All-Conference: Senior Abby Kalou, Senior Gabi Nyc, Senior Nicole Schmidt, Senior Kayla Constabileo, Sophomore Bella Chavez
- Honorable Mention: Senior Dakota Leonard, Sophomore Mandy Meliker
- All-Conference: Senior Haley Barnes, Junior Elle Ruchim
- Honorable Mention: Junior Lexi Gitler, Junior Allie Stevens
- All-Conference: Yet to be named
- Honorable Mention: Yet to be named
Recent Athletics Results
Stevenson bowlers combined for a team score of 6362 and a first place finish in the ISBPA High School Bowling Championships. Ryan Lerman won the individual title with a six-game pinfall of 1394 and Nicholas Sternes came in eighth place with a score of 1306. See the complete results.
The varsity girls soccer team lost a hard fought battle to Libertyville in the class 3A sectional final. Both teams evenly matched, Libertyville scored their goal late in the second half, making the final score 1-0. This is the third year in a row the Patriots have advanced to the sectional finals. Stevenson ends their season with a 15-4-1 overall record, and 6-1 in conference. See full media coverage from the Daily Herald.
The Patriots lost the sectional final against Lake Forest to close out the season with a 13-5 record. Lili Sorenson led the Patriots with three goals and 10 draw controls. Teagan Hendricks, Lizzy Dublier and Adeline Brady also scored goals and Angela Ran and Maria Lukz had a combined total of 12 controlled ground balls to secure possession for the team. Alex Varshavsky caused three turnovers, while Megan Randol made 14 saves.
Girls Track & Field
Ella O’Neall came in third at state in the shot put with a throw of 13.10 meters. O’Neall becomes just the fourth female thrower in SHS history to place in the top 10 in the event at the IHSA State Finals. Tammy Renda won the event in 1995, Rachel Redmond placed seventh in 2010 and Camille Clay placed ninth in 2018.
Stevenson defeated Lake Forest 44-30 in a pivotal NSC dual match, to close out the 2021 season with a 17-5 record, securing second place in the conference. Kei Yamato and Jacob Whiting won by pin and Lorenzo Frezza and Allan Kantor won by major decision.