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A Jesuit College Preparatory Experience
Athletics

Athletic Letter of Intent May 2020 Signing

The Athletics Department is pleased to recognize twenty-three seniors who have signed a National Letter of Intent during the spring signing period. “Loyola Academy is proud of these fine student-athletes for their commitment to excellence,” says Vice President of Athletics and Fitness Mrs. Genevieve Atwood. “Over the past four years, these Ramblers have made a commitment to improve and to get better every day. Through it all, they represented Loyola Academy with pride. Loyola, the Athletic Department and all their coaches congratulate each athlete and wish them all the best in their collegiate careers. Go Ramblers!”

Congratulations to the following student-athletes and their parents:
Student AthleteBaseball
Blake Oesterblad
Walters State Community College
"Blake is a hard-working young man, and his commitment to play college baseball is a testament to his work ethic, his perseverance, and his talent. As a pitcher, Blake has dominant stuff; as a teammate, Blake has a joyful and loyal attitude; and as a person, Blake is a winner in so many ways. He will have a great career at Walters State and beyond!"
Coach Chris Ackels
 
 
Student AthleteBasketball
Addison Ebeling 
Carthage College
"Addison was a four year varsity player who led us to four regional championships. She was not only a great player, but was a fantastic teammate and even better role model for the younger players in our program. Good Luck at Carthage!!"
Coach Jeremy Schoenecker
 
 
Student AthleteBasketball
Matthew Enghauser
Regis University
"Matt Enghauser was a 3 year Varsity player and 2 time Captain. His contributions as a Leader and true Man for Others outweighs his many Team and Individual accolades. We have never had a better Leader in Our Program. He will attend D2 Regis University where he will continue his Jesuit Education and play Basketball. As a Rambler, Matty was part of 3 Regional Championship Teams and Back to Back Sweet 16 Teams as well as winning The Chicago Catholic League. He was a Chicago Catholic League All Conference 2nd Team selection as well as Honorable Mention IBCA All-State and Pioneer Press All Area Honorable Mention. Big Things ahead for Our Guy!"
Coach Tom Livatino
 
 
Student AthleteBasketball
William Pujals
Hope College
"Will Pujals was a 2 year Varsity letter winner and contributor. Off the court he founded SeniorBuddies.org, which is a non profit organization that connects the Elderly Senior Community to the Special Needs Community and their mentors. Will is s great example of a true Man for Others. He will attend D3 Hope College where he will continue his Educational and Basketball career. As a Rambler, Will was part of Back to Back Regional Championship Teams and Back to Back Sweet 16 Teams as well as winning The Chicago Catholic League. Will finished his career with the 10th most 3 point field goals All-Time at LA. He was a Chicago Catholic League All Conference Honorable Mention selection as well as winning North Shorts Sports Athlete of the Year Award and All Christmas Tourney 1st Team. Big Things ahead for Our Guy!"
Coach Tom Livatino
 
 
Student AthleteCrew
Caroline Colgan
Villanova University
"Caroline may not have the height of most rowers whom she competes against, but she has a ton of grit and will which resulted in her being a recurrent member of the first varsity eight. She was recruited to Villanova University (D-I) where I am sure she will again fight for a coveted position in the first varsity eight."
Coach Michael Kelley '94
 
 
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Courtney Cochico
University of Michigan
"Courtney originally was a coxswain for the girl’s team before switching over to the boy’s side. She spent much of her time as the 1st varsity coxswain her junior and senior years. During her time at Loyola she has won multiple medals at the Midwest Scholastic Championship Regatta and has also competed at Nationals (SRAA). Courtney will continue to compete at the University of Minnesota."
Coach Michael Kelley '94
 
 
Student AthleteCrew
Lauren Hering
University of Notre Dame
"Lauren has had Rambler and Fighting Irish in her DNA for years now. She is a top student and has immersed herself in the life of Loyola through tutoring, leading Kairos, and participating in many other groups at Loyola. It is very exciting that she can continue her rowing career with the University of Notre Dame's strong D-I rowing program."
Coach Michael Kelley '94
 
 
Student AthleteCrew
Sophie Molins
Stanford University
"Sophie has come a long way from being a coxswain her frosh year to being a two-time member of the first varsity eight. In addition to these accomplishments, she has excelled in the classroom and has earned her position as a D-I recruit for Stanford where I am sure she will continue to add to her great list of accomplishments."
Coach Michael Kelley '94
 
 
Student AthleteCrew
Aidan McCarthy
Gonzago University
"Aidan has gone from one of the last cuts from Loyola’s baseball team his freshman year to being a two year rower in the varsity eight, as well as, a D-1 rowing recruit for Gonzaga University. Aidan was also selected to the Midwest Olympic Development Team after his Junior year and finished this season with the fastest 6K erg score on the team."
Coach Brian Martin
 
 
Student AthleteCrew
Andres Vanegas
Mercyhurst University
"Andres has shown tremendous growth on and off the water over the past four years culminating with making the top boat his senior year. Andres has always been a great teammate and a mentor to the younger rowers. I am sure he will continue his growth while he rows for Mercyhurst University."
Coach Brian Martin
 
 
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Gerald "Jerry" Malloy
Fairfield University
"Jerry is committed to rowing at Fairfield University. Jerry’s ability to row on both sides of the boat has been invaluable to the team. This ability has allowed Jerry to be selected to the Midwest Olympic Developmental Team after his Junior year and compete at prestigious regattas such as the Head of the Charles Regatta and SRAAs multiple times each."
Coach Brian Martin
 
 
Student AthleteFootball
Peter Gianaris
Claremont McKenna College
"Peter is a dominating three year starter on the Oline. His toughness, tenacity, and will to win helped him overcome all obstacles whether being injured or undersized. Plays with the game in an ‘old school’ manner.... While being one of the nicest, most intelligent, and polite kids off the field, Peter wants nothing more to embarrass and dominate his opponent on the field. He will be greatly missed because of his toughness, consistency, and persistent attitude."
Coach John Holecek
 
 
Student AthleteFootball
Tyler Flores
Illinois Wesleyan University
"Tyler was the starting RB his junior/championship year before unfortunately suffering a major knee injury mid way through the season. His senior year concludes a three year run where he has been a major part of our backfield. He is tough, athletic, and plays with reckless abandon. He would never back down to a challenge and provided the team with blue collar toughness earning those hard to get yards."
Coach John Holecek
 
 
Student AthleteFootball
Anthony Kozlowski
John Carroll University
"Anthony is a dedicated, talented athlete who leads by example. Our leading tackler overcame a serious injury (which took away his entire junior year) and became one of the best LBs in our league and a pleasure to coach. Anthony always responded resolutely to the challenge in front of him and I believe his best football is in front of him because of his great potential."
Coach John Holecek
 
 
Student AthleteFootball
Reed Rutkowski
Tulane University
"Reed is a no nonsense, technique driven player who gives 100% in everything he does. Because he will do all the dirty work and never be outworked or outsmarted he is a pleasure to coach. Tulane will be adding a great teammate and worker who will be committed to helping his team win."
Coach John Holecek
 
 
Golf
Miles Patterson
Wabash College
"Miles, We are so proud of the progress you have made and the success you have accomplished at Loyola, both on and off the golf course. The strides you have made here will bode well for you as you move on to play at Wabash. Congratulations and good luck!"
Coach Tim Kane '86
 
 
Student AthleteLacrosse
Spencer Hensley
Gettysburg College
"Spencer has been a 4yr varsity player. He has provided a great amount of experience, athleticism, and toughness on the defensive side of the ball that we will miss in our program."
Coach Coach Rob Snyder
 
 
Student AthleteSoccer
Grace Cutler
Wesleyan University
"The entire Loyola Girls Soccer Program congratulates Grace in her commitment to continue her career as a student athlete at Wesleyan University. Grace has left her mark on our program with her hard work,dedication and leadership in the classroom, on the field and in the community. As one of our varsity team captains this year, Grace has continued to positively impact our team and program during these difficult times. We wish her the best as she begins her career at Wesleyan."
Coach Shannon Hartinger
 
 
Student AthleteSoccer
Elle Zern
College of Holy Cross
"Ellie’s grandmother gave her a necklace on her 15th birthday with three keys and three hearts, and the suggestion that she could decide what they symbolized. Ellie has worn that necklace every day since, and three years later has decided the symbols represent the three things that she has cherished the most in her life: her family, athletics, and her future. Her family have supported her and encouraged her to always believe in herself to become extraordinary, as they loved her unconditionally. Her athletic abilities have taught her several lessons in the past three years, such as responsibility, teamwork, the importance of self-care, hard work and dedication. Lastly, Ellie is ready for what her future holds as she works everyday on achieving her dream of becoming a person who is selfless, sympathetic, and sees good in everyone and everything. Ellie is ready to begin the next chapter of her life as she continues to set the world on fire."
Mrs. Selina McGuire
 
 
Student AthleteSoccer
Vanessa Murray
University of Denver
"Throughout her time at Loyola she has learned to try new things, accept other people and in general has grown into a confident and open minded young lady. A large part of her confidence has come through playing soccer and developing her skills as a teammate. Vanessa is a gifted athlete with the dedication needed to be successful both on and off the field in college. I am excited to watch her success during the next four years and she goes on to continue her success in the future."
Mrs. Selina McGuire
 
 
Student AthleteSoccer
Claire Cashion
DePauw University
"Claire Cashion is one strong willed, athletic, intelligent young woman. She is a hardworking student athlete and above all else, is the definition of a team player, taking others into consideration on so many different occasions and remaining positive throughout. Claire is reliable and trustworthy, both on the field, and in the classroom. I am confident that Claire will go on to do great things during her collegiate career, her team and school are blessed to have her."
Coach Clare Nelson-Johnson '09
 
 
Student AthleteSoccer
Frank Baio
Augustana College
"We are proud of Frankie for his commitment to play collegiate soccer at Augustana College. Frankie entered our program as a Freshman with little soccer experience. Through his hard work and determination, he ended up earning a varsity letter as a sophomore and ended his prep career as a three-year varsity player. His unwavering drive to improve his game was obvious throughout his time in our program. We look forward to watching him continue to grow as both a soccer player and as a person as he moves onto the next level."
Coach Baer Fisher
 
 
Student AthleteTrack and Field
Greyson Schneider
Lawrence University
"Greyson is one of the accomplished multidimensional track and field athletes in Loyola Academy’s proud history. On the track he excelled in the high and intermediate hurdlers, earning All-CCL honors in both events as a junior. He entered the season as the conference’s top returner in each hurdle event. In the field, Greyson was one of the top pole vaulters in the area and In the state. He was a state finals qualifier in his junior season and returned this season as a clear All-State candidate. He had already posted the second best indoor vault in school history and the season was called to a halt. Greyson was a key member of the sprint relays as well As our captain, Greyson was the leader of our team and was held in the highest regard by both his coaches and his teammates. I’ve coached few athletes so wholly devoted to their sport and their team."
Coach Dan Seeberg '75
 
 
Student AthleteVolleyball
Keeley Kandziora
Colorado College
"My 4 years with Keeley saw such remarkable growth, resilience and maturity in this impressive young woman. Though not everything went her way, Keeley held her head high and worked to get to the level of success she has attained. Keeley showed her drive and determination to end up at a phenomenal academic institution with great athletic opportunities. I know that Keeley's growth is far from being over. She has an incredibly promising future at her fingertips. If anyone will take advantage of those opportunities, it will be Keeley. I couldn't be more proud of her for what she has done and I know she will achieve greatness...whatever that may mean to her."
Mr. Tyler Vradenburg
 
 
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