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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 Class of 2008 ESCC Athletes who have committed to continuing their careers at the next level.   2006-07 signings


ESCC College Signees

Benet Academy
Dan Gonda (soccer), Bellarmine
Kyle Honn (lacrosse), Carthage
Kevin Kron (soccer), University of St. Francis
Dan McGue (football), Army
Brian Roberts (baseball), University of Illinois
Eric Warren (soccer), Loyola University

Joliet Catholic Academy
Tim Bennett, Valparaiso University
Nick Clancy (football), Boston College
Briana Fleener (volleyball), East Carolina University
Brandon Geiss (football), St. Cloud State
John Kaminski (football), Grand Valley State
Kyle Kleeman (football), Northwest Missouri State
Connor Krisch (football), Northern Illinois University
Kelly Murphy (volleyball), University of Florida
John Ruettiger (baseball), Arizona State University
Dan Sharp (football), St. Ambrose University

Marian Catholic
Mike Berens (football), Marian-Indianapolis
Ashley Cann (softball), Northern Illinois University
Kasey Cartwright (soccer), University of Evansville

Kevin Edwards (baseball), Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Mitchell Erickson (track), University of Oklahoma

Alysha Ferry (basketball), St. Xavier University
Meg Gilley (golf), Southern Illinois-Carbondale
Melanie Hall (soccer), Taylor University
Katie Healy (softball), Lewis University
John Holzhauser (football), Quincy University
Dennis Kelly (football verbal), Purdue University
Jackie Mitrovich (volleyball), LaSalle University
Rachel Montoya (gymnastics), University of Illinois-Chicago
Ben Nichele (golf), Butler University
Brian Padove (baseball), Butler University
Molly Rockrohr (soccer), St. Ambrose University
Andres Rodriguez (baseball), Eastern Kentucky
Mark Scott (baseball), Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Brandon Sherman (football), Marian-Indianapolis
Sammi Sloan (golf), University of Illinois
Katie Stillman (cross country), St. Xavier University
Jen Szala (basketball), St. Joseph-Rensselaer
Ann Vrdolyak (golf), University of Iowa
Kara Walsh (softball), Benedictine University
Tracey Walsh (basketball), Benedictine University
Julian Williams (football), Marian-Indianapolis
Richard Wilson (football), Southern Illinois University

Maggie Malone (volleyball), Wingate
Maureen Mulchrone (basketball), DePaul University
Lauren Niemera (basketball), Bradley University
Nora Potempa (soccer), Western Illinois University
Natalie Pounovich (soccer), Loyola University

Notre Dame
Zach Abraham (football), Loras College
Thomas Baran (track), Carthage College
Bo Cisek (football), Northwestern University
Brendan Connelly (tennis), Oakton Junior College
Andrew Czerwionka (baseball), Cornell College
Chas Eitz (football), Loras College
Matt Franzen (football), Augustana College
Matt Gallery (football), Bridgton Academy Prep School
David Gonzalez, (football), St. Ambrose
Ryan Irwin (football), Loras College
Tom Kerkes (football), Carthage College
T.J. Malone (basketball), Morton Junior College
Joe Moran (baseball), Augustana College
Brendan Murray (football), Dartmouth College
Kevin Smith (football), Carthage College
Rick Szukala (football), Illinois State University
Mike Trotta (baseball), Augustana College
Joe Ufhiel (baseball), Augustana College

St. Joseph
Dina Beamon (volleyball), Morgan State University

St. Patrick

Art Bielowicz (football), Carthage College
Marquez Brown (basketball), Quincy College
Bradley Bruno (basketball), Benedictine University
David Campbell (basketball), Lake Forest College
Michael Cermak (golf), University of Toledo
Brian Falagario (football), Concordia University
Charlie Fuentes (football), College of DuPage
David Giese (football), University of South Dakota
Chris Iverson (football), St. Norbert College
Vince Johnson (track & field), Southern Illinois University
Nick Madsen (football), Western Illinois University
Anthony Odarczenko (football), Illinois College
Stephen Odarczenko (football), Illinois College

Mike O'Neill (football), Eastern Illinois University
Luiz Ortiz (football), Rockford College

Justin Pagan (football), Indiana University
Jerome Robinson (basketball), Morton College
Luis Sanchez (football), College of DuPage
Eric Silva (football), Upper Iowa University
Colin Vail (football), College of DuPage
Ferdinand Velez (football), Valparaiso University

St. Viator
Emmett Cleary (football), Boston College
Matt Crandall (golf), Florida Institute of Technology
Patrick Gaeger (lacrosse), Adrian College
Cara George (water polo), Iona University
Jonathan Harris (soccer), Northwestern University
Nichole Holladay (swimming), Colgate University
Rachelle Holt (soccer), Creighton University
Eric Huber (football), Univ. of South Dakota
Nick Skala (baseball), San Jacinto, Texas
Rob Smith (lacrosse), Mount St. Joseph



St. Joseph volleyball standout Dina Beamon signs with Morgan State University, observed by (L to R, seated) dad Ronald Beamon, mom Nadine Beamon-Love, stepfather Donald Love, (standing) AD Bruce DeSanto, Coach Faith Rodriguez, Principal Donna Kiel and President Dave McCreery.


Marist basketball players Maureen Mulchrone and Lauren Niemiera signed National Letters of Intent. Front Row (from left): Judy Mulchrone; Maureen’s mom, Mulchrone, Niemiera, Susan Niemiera; Lauren’s mom Second Row (from left): Asst. Coach Don Richardson ’77, Head Coach Mary Pat Connolly, Principal Larry Tucker ’79, Asst. Athletic Director Bob Lim, Tom Niemiera; Lauren’s dad


Spring signees at Marian Catholic include (seated) John Berens, Julian Williams and Brandon Sherman (Marian-Indy football), Molly Rockrohr (St. Ambrose soccer); Standing: Meg Gilley (SIU-Carbondale golf), Ben Nichele (Butler golf), Kara Walsh (Benedictine softball), Kevin Edwards and Mark Scott (Arkansas-Pine Bluff baseball), Katie Stillman (St. Xavier cross country), Jackie Mitrovich (LaSalle volleyball) and Melanie Hall (Taylor soccer).



Joliet Catholic athletes sign letters of intent, including John Ruettiger (Arizona State baseball), Kelly Murphy (Florida volleyball) and Briana Fleener (East Carolina volleyball).




Benet soccer players Eric Warren, Dan Gonda and Kevin Kron sign letters of intent.



Marist volleyball players Natalie Pounovich (Loyola) and Maggie Malone (Wingate) sign letters of intent with AD Tom Schergen, coach Natalie Holder and Principal Larry Tucker observing.



With parents looking on, Benet's Dan McGue signs his letter of intent.



With Mr. Potempa, Principal Larry Tucker, AD Tom Schergen and Coach Sean Maxwell looking on, Marist's Nora Potempa signs her soccer letter of intent to attend Western Illinois University.



Joliet Catholic football signees include Kyle Kleeman (Northwest Missouri), John Kaminski (Grand Valley State), Nick Clancy (Boston College), Brandon Geiss (St. Cloud State), Dan Sharp (St. Ambrose), Tim Bennett (Valparaiso), Connor Krisch (Northern Illinois),




Benet's Bryan Roberts signs his letter of intent as his parents observe.




Marian Catholic spring signees include (left to right) John Holzhauser (Quincy football), Dennis Kelly (Purdue football verbal), Kasey Cartwright (Evansville soccer), Richard Wilson (Southern Illinois football) and Mitchell Erickson (Oklahoma track).



Signees at St. Viator include (front, L to R) Nick Skala (San Jacinto, Texas baseball), Emmett Cleary (Boston College football), Eric Huber (South Dakota football), Rob Smith (Mount St. Joseph lacrosse). Back: Matt Crandall (Florida Institute of Technology golf), Jonathan Harris (Northwestern soccer), Patrick Gaeger (Adrian lacrosse), Cara George (Iona water polo), Nichole Holladay (Colgate swimming) and Rachelle Holt (Creighton soccer).

Marian Catholic signees included (clockwise from top left) Ann Vrdolyak (Iowa golf), Andres Rodriguez (Eastern Kentucky baseball), Sammi Sloan (Illinois golf), Katie Healy (Lewis softball), Ashley Cann (Northern Illinois softball), Rachel Montoya (Illinois-Chicago gymnastics), Alysha Ferry (St. Xavier basketball) and Jen Szala (St. Joseph Rensselaer basketball).

Last Modified: December 5, 2008
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