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Lincoln-Way Central honors six athletes on signing day

Lincoln-Way CentralÕs athletic department hosted its winter college signing day Feb. 6. Six senior Lincoln-Way central students athletes participated National

Lincoln-Way CentralÕs athletic department hosted its winter college signing day Feb. 6. Six senior Lincoln-Way central students athletes participated in the National Letter of Intent signing ceremony. Student athletes are: (front row, left to right) CJ Zuraitis, Austin Overby, Ronnie Dunlap, Evan Panfil, Matthew Mikolajczak, and Madison Stephens. Coaches in back row are: Sean Fahey, Brian Danielson, Brett Hefner, Scott Gardner, Dan Radz.

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Updated: March 25, 2013 6:10AM



Lincoln-Way Central High School’s athletic department hosted its winter college signing day Feb. 6 in the Knights’ Round Table Hall at the New Lenox school.

Six senior Lincoln-Way Central student-athletes participated in the National Letter of Intent signing ceremony: Matthew Mikolajczak, Madison Stephens, Evan Panfil, Austin Overby, CJ Zuraitis and Ronnie Dunlap.

Mikolajcak will be playing baseball for Ohio University next fall. He wants to major in either mechanical or civil engineering. His coach is Scott Gardner.

Stephens will be playing soccer for St. Joseph College, Indiana, where she will major in either radiology or ultra-sounding. Her coach is Dan Radz.

Panfil will be playing football at Purdue University, Indiana. Evan will be a business major. His football coach was Brett Hefner.

Zuraitis will be playing soccer for South Dakota School of Mines. He will be majoring in mining engineering. Sean Fahey is his soccer coach.

Dunlap will be playing football for St. Ambrose University, Iowa. He will be a special education major. His coach was Hefner.

“Congratulations to all of the parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, friends, and neighbors who are in attendance today,” assistant athletic director Jason Helbling said. “This is an exciting time in your student’s lives. Students, you would not be here without the support of your parents, they are your No. 1 fan. I wish to thank the coaches for their hard work and support of these student athletes. For a coach, there isn’t a prouder moment than seeing one of your student-athletes play at the next level.

“Remember students, we are proud of you, you are always welcome, come back to your school and see us. You will always be a Knight.”

Staff reports



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