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ESCC Athletes to College

  The East Suburban Catholic Conference sends several quality student-athletes onto college each year. Following is a listing of ESCC Athletes who have committed to continuing their careers at the next level.


ESCC College Signees

Carmel Catholic
Sean Kane (basketball), Brown University
Jon Krizman (football), Saginaw Valley State University
Sean Lees (football), Wofford College
Conor Murnane (football), Northwood University

Joliet Catholic
John Brasch (football), St. Joseph- Rensselaer
Coby Fleener (football), Stanford University
Kevin Rouse (football), University of Wisconsin
Shane Liston (football), University of Dayton

Marian Catholic
Amanda Astor (softball), Saginaw Valley State University
Alexandria Barone (basketball), St. Xavier University
Melissa Gergel (track), University of Oregon
Brandon House (baseball), Northern Illinois University
Jonathan Jack (football), Western Michigan University
Caitlin Pauley (basketball), University of Cincinnati
Danielle Pillon (basketball), Loras College
Sarah Pillon (basketball), Loras College

Colleen Biebel (softball), Western Illinois University
Lyndsay Callahan (volleyball), Missouri Western State
Courtney Chigaros (softball), University of South Alabama
Megan Eskew (volleyball), University of Iowa
Dana Gust (volleyball), St. Joseph- Rensselaer
Nikki Marinec (softball), Western Illinois University
Ellen Miller (volleyball), Western Illinois University
Abby Nelson (volleyball), University of Illinois
Claire Smalzer (volleyball), Duke University
Kellie Snooks (softball), Radford University
Heather Sundin (softball), St. Ambrose University

Nazareth Academy
Stewart Brase (baseball), Charleston Southern
Tony Harvat (baseball), Clarke College
Ryan Kelly (baseball), Clarke College
Mike Zenakis (baseball), Clarke College

Notre Dame
Steve Catalano (wrestling), Triton College
Joe Crespo (baseball), Washington University
Bob Flood (baseball), St. Norbert College
Peter Fudalej (wrestling), Triton College
Joe Graves (wrestling), Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Brad Hammer (soccer), St. Norbert College
Jeff Hokl (football), Marian (Ind.) College
Matt Jackson (football), Benedictine (Kans.) College
Matt Kaline (football), Augustana College
Jeff Larsen (football), Butler University
Chris Mannix (football), St. Norbert College
Shane Murray (football), St. Norbert College
Bob Provax (wrestling), Loras College
Nick Pagano (baseball), Aurora University
Rich Ruff (baseball), Parkland College
Matt Weel (basketball), Carthage College

Providence Catholic
Sheila Connolly (golf), Lewis University

St. Joseph
Evan Turner (basketball), Ohio State University
Demetri McCarney (basketball), University of Illinois
Garrett Leffelman (basketball), Brown

St. Patrick
Joe Fagiano (wrestling), Indiana University
Sam Maniscalco (basketball), Bradley University
James Ridgeway (swimming), University of Michigan

St. Viator
Kelly Blenner (soccer), Western Michigan University
Kaitlin Bujak (soccer), Northern Illinois University
Taylor Krug (golf), Monmouth University
Jack Madden (football), Augustana College
Brock Tomlinson (soccer), Southern Methodist University
Austin Szafranski (football), University of Pennsylvania
Dante Warren (football), University of South Dakota
Gordana Zrnich (soccer), Loyola University






Providence golfer Sheila Connolly signs her letter of intent to attend Lewis University as coach Jim Walzak, AD Doug Ternik and President Fr. Richard McGrath look on.


Nazareth Coach John Sime, Clarke College head coach Chad Harris, Nazareth Head coach Lee Milano, Nazareth coach Dave Minella and Clarke college coach Justin Jennings look on as Roadrunner baseball players centerfielder-Ryan Kelly, pitcher-Mike Xenakis and catcher-Tony Harvat sign letters of intent to attend Clarke.


St. Patrick athletes signing their National Letters of Intent on Nov. 8 included James Ridgeway, Sam Maniscalco and Joe Fagiano.


Marian Catholic athletes Melissa Gergel (track, Oregon) and Caitlin Pauley (basketball, Cincinnati) sign their letters of intent.


President David McCreery, Athletic Director Bruce DeSanto and basketball coach and ESCC Hall of Famer Gene Pingatore join parents in watching St. Joseph basketball athletes sign letters of intent: Evan Turner (Ohio State), Demetri McCamey (Illinois) and Garrett Leffelman (Brown).





Marian Catholic athletes Danielle Pillon (Loras), Alex Barone (St. Xavier) and Sarah Pillon (Loras) sign letters of intent.



Several St. Viator athletes have signed letters of intent, including Kelly Blenner (soccer, Western Michigan), Kaitlin Bujak (soccer, Northern Illinois), Taylor Krug (golf, Monmouth), Jack Madden (football, Augustana), Brock Tomlinson (soccer, Southern Methodist), Austin Szafranski (football, Pennsylvania), Dante Warren (football, South Dakota) and Gordana Zrnich (soccer, Loyola).






Marian Catholic football coach Dave Mattio looks on as Jon Jack signs his letter to attend Western Michigan University.




With Joliet Catholic football coach Dan Sharp looking on, Hilltopper letters of intent are signed by John Brasch (St. Joseph College, Coby Fleener (Stanford), Kevin Rouse (Wisconsin) and Shane Liston (Dayton).


   Marist Athletic Director Mark Zavagnin (from left), Coach Denise Fasano and principal Larry Tucker ’79 look on as senior softball players Courtney Chigaros (from left); University of South Alabama, Heather Sundin; St. Ambrose University, Colleen Biebel; Western Illinois University, Kellie Snooks; Radford University, and Nikki Marinec; Western Illinois University, sign National Letters of Intent.


  Marist volleyball athletes sign Letters of Intent, including (from left) Lyndsay Callahan (Missouri Western State), Megan Eskew (Iowa), Abby Nelson (Illinois), Ellen Miller (Western Illinois), Dana Gust (St. Joseph-Rensselaer) and Claire Smalzer (Duke).

Last Modified: November 14, 2007
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