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National Signing Day: Southland athletes announce college destinations

Updated: February 6, 2014 2:15AM



Wednesday marked the opening of the National Letter of Intent signing period for prospective 2014-15 student-athletes in football, baseball, softball, women’s golf, women’s basketball, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country/track and field, women’s lacrosse, women’s swimming and men’s and women’s volleyball.
The following local athletes announced their college choices:*

FOOTBALL

Andrew Dan Ball St. Ambrose

Andrew Jarvion Franklin Western Michigan

Crete-Monee Rudy Antuna St. Xavier

Crete-Monee Deon Benton Lincoln

Crete-Monee Jonathan Draper Eastern Illinois

Crete-Monee Kevon Love Fort Scott CC

Crete-Monee Josh McCaskel St. Joseph

Crete-Monee Nyles Morgan Notre Dame

Crete-Monee Shane Ratkovich Robert Morris

Crete-Monee Chris Slayton Syracuse

Crete-Monee Anthony Townsend Lincoln

Evergreen Park KeyShawn Carpenter Wisconsin-Stout

Evergreen Park James Jackson Robert Morris

Evergreen Park Jacquet McClendon Indiana State

Evergreen Park Tim Walsh St. Ambrose

Homewood-Flossmoor Tyler Griffith St. Ambrose

Homewood-Flossmoor Devin Pitts Northern Michigan

Homewood-Flossmoor Mylan Reeves Northern Michigan

Homewood-Flossmoor Darrion Sole St. Francis

Joliet Catholic J.B. Butler Northwestern

Joliet Catholic Nick Chavez Robert Morris

Joliet Catholic Jalen Hansel St. Xavier

Joliet Catholic Xavier Hernandez McKendree

Joliet Catholic Justin Hunter St. Xavier

Joliet Catholic Mike Ivlow St. Xavier

Joliet Catholic Kevin Jensen Truman State

Joliet Catholic Zach Rezin Bryan

Joliet Catholic Jackson Shanklin St. Xavier

Lincoln-Way East Nick Allegretti Illinois

Lincoln-Way North Julian Hylton Illinois

Marian Catholic Ki-Jana Crawford St. Xavier

Marian Catholic Tim Mason St. Cloud State

Marian Catholic Jack Ziltz New Mexico

Marist Isaiah Bickhem Concordia-St. Paul

Marist Jack Donegan John Carroll

Marist Adam Miller Concordia-St. Paul

Marist David Nelson St. Joe’s

Marist Marcus Pitts Robert Morris

Marist Mitch Schleyer Dayton

Marist Ryan Tucker Illinois

Marist Nic Weishar Notre Dame

Mount Carmel Bob Brophy Loras

Mount Carmel Deontae Brown Western Michigan

Mount Carmel Sam Connolly Miami (Ohio)

Mount Carmel Nadir Cornish William Penn

Mount Carmel Paris Cyburn-Paytes Olivet Nazarene

Mount Carmel Matt Domer Illinois

Mount Carmel Steve Dumezich Duke

Mount Carmel Brendan Griffin Augustana

Mount Carmel Howard Griffith III West Virginia State

Mount Carmel Nick Johnson Northern Colorado

Mount Carmel Lance Pitts Olivet Nazarene

Mount Carmel Oscar Reyes Lindenwood

Mount Carmel Steven Richardson Minnesota

Mount Carmel Ante Rogic William Penn

Mount Carmel Christian Searles Dayton

Mount Carmel Enoch Smith Michigan State

Mount Carmel Kyle Thomas St. Joseph College

Providence Jeff Cesario Minnesota State-Moorhead

Providence Noah Cralle Butler

Richards Santiago Calderon Robert Morris

Richards Tacari Carpenter South Dakota

Richards Romel Hill Illinois State

Richards Dylan Jiles South Dakota

St. Rita Matt Byrne Indiana State

St. Rita John Connolly St. Joseph’s

St. Rita Julian Crum Northern Michigan

St. Rita Lamar Dawson Syracuse

St. Rita Servando Duran St. Ambrose

St. Rita John Kelly Lindenwood

St. Rita Tommy Mister Indiana

St. Rita Ryan Price Butler

St. Rita John Regan Valparaiso

St. Rita Malik Space Fort Scott

Thornton JoWahn Brown Eastern Illinois

Thornton Tifonte Hunt Northern Illinois

Thornton Myshawn Smith Northwood

Thornton Jauan Wesley Iowa State

Tinley Park Randell Newton McKendree

Tinley Park Preston Thompson McKendree

BASEBALL

Lincoln-Way Central Brad Bass Notre Dame

Lincoln-Way Central Kevin Mampe St. Francis

Lincoln-Way East Evan Sandmann Dallas Baptist

Lincoln-Way North Matt Kramer St. Francis

Lincoln-Way North Matt Strzelczyk Black Hawk

Oak Forest Joe Funkhouser Robert Morris

Oak Forest Alex Maka Robert Morris

Oak Forest Brian Richard Prairie State

Oak Forest Matt Zubek Joliet Junior College

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD

Lincoln-Way East Chris Reed North Park

Mount Carmel Daniel O’Keefe North Central

Providence Michael Monroe Pennsylvania

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Lincoln-Way North Jake Walenga Lewis

SOFTBALL

Lincoln-Way Central Ashley Evans Northern Illinois

Lincoln-Way East Taylor Szostak Tampa

Lincoln-Way North Alyssa Becker Prairie State

Lincoln-Way North Kristen Koviekis Knox

Lincoln-Way North Katie Lowery Eureka

Lincoln-Way North Jennifer Michuda Carthage

Lincoln-Way North Jenna Trojniar North Central

Tinley Park Sam Alberto Olivet Nazarene

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Lincoln-Way Central Kelsie Foster Trinity Christian

Lincoln-Way East Kara Krolicki St. Xavier

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK AND FIELD

Andrew Alyssa Furman St. Mary’s

Lincoln-Way Central Mallory Johnson St. Francis

WOMEN’S GOLF

Mother McAuley Makalia Brown UIC

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

Marian Catholic Celeste Friel Ursuline

Marian Catholic Caitlin Henry Concordia

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Lemont Kelly Fritz UIC

Lemont Kim Jerantowski Northwestern

Lincoln-Way North Bethany Dombkowski St. Francis

Mother McAuley Kela Gray TCU

Providence Alyssa Dorning Illinois Wesleyan

Providence Jessica Hryn California (Pa.)

Providence Kyleigh Maday Illinois

Providence Lauren Rasmussen Carroll

Tinley Park Jenna Rivera Wisconsin-Parkside

WOMEN’S SWIMMING

Lincoln-Way East Rachel Criscione UIC

Lincoln-Way North Niki Beringer Eastern Illinois

Tinley Park Hannah Schultz Iona

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Andrew Baylee Panfil St. Ambrose

Lincoln-Way East Jessica Lindsey Ball State

Lincoln-Way East Taylor Nirchi Elmhurst

Mother McAuley Gabby Ennis Cornell

Mother McAuley Courtney Joyce Western Illinois

Mother McAuley Mallory Maxwell Eastern Kentucky

Mother McAuley Jenny Phelan Lipscomb

* Athletes and their choices provided by their high schools.
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