Georgia Tech assistant Jeff Monken -- a Joliet native whose cousin Ted is Metea Valley's lead football coach -- has been named head coach at Georgia Southern, which traditionally has been a Football Championship Subdivision power. Click here for background.
November 2009 Archives
Naperville North wide receiver James O'Shaughnessy has given a verbal commitment to Illinois State. The 6-foot-4-inch, 210-pound senior finished this season with 19 catches for 184 yards and a touchdown. O'Shaughnessy was also a special-teams presence for the 5-5 Huskies, returning 10 kicks for 294 yards.
Four Benet players were named to the East Suburban Catholic Conference honor roll: senior offensive lineman John Cannova; junior offensive lineman Pat Flavin; senior defensive lineman Nick Melka; and senior linebacker Mike Runger. For the entire all-ESCC list, click here. The conference's individual awards are listed below.
Most Valuable Player: Julian Sipiora, St Viator
Most Valuable Offensive Player: Mike Perish, Marist
Most Valuable Offensive Lineman: Dan Foreman, Joliet Catholic
Most Valuable Defensive Player: Jake Stockman, Joliet Catholic
Most Valuable Defensive Lineman: Steve Lester, Carmel Catholic
Coach of the Year: Dave Mattio, Marian Catholic