In Latin’s history books, future students will not only read about what it was like to compete in athletics during a global pandemic, they will also see these record-breaking summer season accomplishments by the Romans during this unprecedented time!
Congratulations to the Boys Baseball team who won the ISL Conference and IHSA Regional championships this season! They played a solid game against Timothy Christian in the IHSA Sectional final but lost 8-12. All-Conference players this season are Matthew Shrake ’21, Ryan Kramer '22, Devin Abraham ’23, Patrick Shrake ’23 and Ashton Seymore ’24. ISL coaches voted Ryan Kramer '22 “Player of the Year” and Coach Scott Marinier “Coach of the Year”! This young team gained a lot of experience this season, which will take them far next year. We say goodbye to seniors Eli Aronson ’21, Timothy Devine ’21, Will Furlow ’21, Spencer Gunning ’21, Peter Jones ’21 and Matthew Shrake ’21. Go Romans!
The Boys Lacrosse team entered its fourth year as a varsity program, led by seniors Shahab Kousheshi ’21, Henry Finkel ’21 and Charlie Weiss ’21. The team went 5-7 on the season, winning games over Northside College Prep, DePaul College Prep, and suffering three one-goal losses to Whitney Young, Highland Park HS and Lane Tech.
The Girls Lacrosse team played their first season as a varsity sport in 2021. They competed against some very tough opponents, going 7-6 on the season. Alanna Madry ’22 was chosen as an All-Sectional athlete by the Illinois Girls Lacrosse Coaches Association. The whole team will be back next spring!
Girls Soccer had an excellent season, tying for first place in the ISL! The team was led by eight senior 4-year award winners, including two Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association All-Sectional athletes: Alessandra Kaestner ’21 (1st team) and Malia Brandt ’21 (H.M.). Earning All-League honors are Malia Brandt ’21, Alessandra Kaestner ’21, Zoe Weiss ’22, Ava Falk ’23 and Eden Raviv ’23. Good luck to all of our seniors: Claire Box ’21, Malia Brandt ’21, Eliza Bufferd ’21, Frances Hutchison ’21, Alessandra Kaestner ’21, Megan Lorenz ’21, Alexa Silverman ’21 and Tara Walsh ’21!
The Girls Softball team went 4-6 on the season, taking second place in the ISL. All-League athletes are Maya Shroff ’21, Katie Hallinan ’24, Emery Sill ’24 and Maggie Zeiger ’24. Thanks to Maeve Healy ’21 and Maya Shroff ’21, our 4-year award-winning senior captains for leading the way! Congratulations to Coach Dave Gonzales for earning Coach of the Year in the Independent School League!
Track & Field
Boys Track & Field placed third in the ISL and fifth in Sectionals this season. Four members of the Boys Track & Field team competed in the State meet. All four earned All-State honors.
- 1600m = Peter Bernhardt ’21
- 300m Hurdles = Cole Fuller ’21
- 1600m 3rd place = Ryan Hardiman ’22
- 1600m = Akili Parekh ’23
Thanks to our four 4-year award-winning seniors: George Alexandrakis ’21, Peter Berhhardt ’21, Henry Coleman ’21 and Cole Fuller ’21!
The Girls Track & Field team brought home their first-ever 2021 IHSA Class 2A State championship. All-American athletes Ava Parekh ’22 (3200m) & Marianne Mihas ’21 (800m) were ranked nationally. Congratulations to all of these phenomenal athletes!
- 4x800m Relay = State Champions - Bea Parr ’21, McLaine Leik ’23, McKenna Fellows ’22 & Marianne Mihas ’21
- 3200m = State Champion - Ava Parekh ’22 & 7th Place - Olivia Syftestad ’21
- 800m = State Champion - Marianne Mihas ’21 & 4th Place - Ava Parekh ’22
- 400m = 2nd Place - Marianne Mihas ’21
- 1600m = 2nd Place - Ava Parekh ’22 & 4th Place - Bea Parr ’21
- 4x400m Relay = 5th place - McLaine Leik ’23, Ava Parekh ’22, McKenna Fellows ’22 & Marianne Mihas ’21
- Shot Put = 8th Place - Alice Mihas ’23
- Discus = 8th Place - Alice Mihas ’23
Additional State qualifiers were: Sabrina Hayes '22, Marin Creamer '22, Josephine Daab '21 and Charlotte O’Toole '21.
The Boys Tennis team brought home the 2021 IHSA Class 1A State championship for the first time in Latin history. They also won the ISL and Sectionals on their way to State. Congrats, Romans!
- Boys Doubles = State Champions - Akshay Garapati ’23 & Kiran Garapati ’23
- Boys Singles = 4th Place - Sujan Garapati ’21
- Boys Singles = 5 points - Will Benford ’22
- Boys Doubles = 4 points - Sam Cutinho ’22 & Antonio Feliciano ’21
The Boys Volleyball team was on an 11-game winning streak when they earned the IHSA Regional championship this season! They matched up against Oak Park & River Forest High School in IHSA Sectionals. Unfortunately, the Romans lost (0-2), but there were some amazing rallies and outstanding individual and team play throughout the match. We say goodbye to our six dedicated seniors–all 4-year award winners: Wesley Eaton ’21, Darius Nabers ’21, Tushar Patel ’21, Nicholas Pranger ’21, Tejas Vadali ’21 and Sebastian Valenzuela ’21!
Boys Water Polo was led this year by senior, 4-year award winners Cole Lindemann ’21 and Sam Szykowny ’21. They had a very small team but played with determination, losing to several of their opponents with much larger rosters by one goal.
The Girls Water Polo Team was led by six seniors this season. They went 5-7 with great wins over Argo, Resurrection, Amundsen, Lockport and Jones/Payton. Congratulations to Elena Skender ’21 who earned All-Sectional honors! We say goodbye to seniors Vivienne Kaufman ’21, Freddi Mitchell ’21, Emily Mundy ’21, Zoe Smith ’21 and Rebecca Wanger ’21!
Both Varsity and JV Sailing had a fantastic spring season this year! Varsity competed in six regattas, culminating in an appearance at the 2021 ISSA Mallory National Championship in Cleveland, Ohio, where the 20 top teams from across the country and USVI competed for the title. Unfortunately, the Romans didn’t reach the podium, but there was impressive team and individual sailing throughout the two-day event. JV had fun and learned many new skills sailing three regattas at the Chicago Yacht Club, including the Latin Regatta where our teams took second and fourth place in a fleet of 17. We say goodbye to our dedicated team captain Alex Laverty ’21!