The Romans had a successful spring! Below are highlights from the season. Be sure to check out the summer edition of the Latin Magazine for team recaps and additional information.
The Iron Roman award is presented to seniors who have participated on an athletic team every season for all four years of high school for their commitment as student athletes.
Kathryn Stender - Cross Country, Basketball, Softball
Sophie Norris - Field Hockey, Basketball, Soccer
Richard Mbouombouo - Cross Country, Basketball, Track & Field
Alden Sulger - Soccer, Ice Hockey, Track & Field
On June 7, Athletic Director Tom Bower received the Excellence in Sports Leadership Award from the Positive Coaching Alliance at PCA-Chicago Breakfast of Champions. The following day, on June 8, Bower was presented with the Soccer Person of the Year Award from the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association at their Spring Awards Banquet. Congrats Tom!
Girls soccer won the Independent School League championship for the third season in a row. The team is moving on to the post-season as the #2 seed (out of 18 teams) in the upcoming IHSA 2A Sectional on May 16.
The Girls Track team was crowned champions of the Independent School League on May 6, outscoring the second place team, University High, by 14 points. On May 12 the team competed in the IHSA 2A Sectional meet, finishing in third place out of 15 teams. The following athletes qualified for the IHSA State Finals on May 19: Laura Katunas '18 and Clare Hardiman '20 in the 1600m run; Victoria Cohen '19 in the discus; Liza Kaniewski '18, Clare Hardiman '20, Paige Hosbein '20, Anika Jagasia '18 in the 4x800 Relay.
On May 13 Boys Tennis won their 10th consecutive Independent School League championship. They travel to the University of Chicago Lab School on May 19 for the IHSA 1A Sectional tournament. The state championship tournament begins on May 25.
Latin Roman Ysrael Hernandez '19 was recently named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Class 1A/2A Honorable Mention All-State team for District 1.
At the Luther North Track Invite on April 11, Richard Mbouombouo '17 broke the school record in the shot put with a throw of 42' 7 3/4". The previous record of 41'11" was set in 1990 by John Hirsch '90.
The Athletics Office hosted this school year's final Celebratory Signing Day ceremony for student athletes committing to play a sport in college. Congratulations to the following seniors: Will Coburn playing squash at Wesleyan University; Emma Goldberg playing field hockey at Colgate University;Sam Orlin playing water polo at Occidental College; Michael Sarazen playing tennis at Connecticut College; John Schuler playing soccer at Colorado College; and Kathryn Stender playing basketball at Grinnell College.