Roundup: Neuqua Valley plans signing day recognition
FROM STAFF REPORTS February 5, 2013 6:24PM
Updated: March 7, 2013 6:44AM
Neuqua sets signing day recognition Wednesday
The Neuqua Valley Athletic Department will host a recognition ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 a.m. for 11 athletes signing National Letters of Intent to play college sports. The ceremony will be held in the Auditorium lobby.
The following athletes will be recognized:
Boys golf — Ian Nebendahl, Wisconsin-Parkside.
Football — Joey Rhattigan, Princeton; JP Quinn, Central Michigan; Danny Dudek, Dayton.
Girls soccer — Lauren Cicero, Coastal Carolina; Hope D’Addario, Illinois; Gianna Dal Pozzo, Miami; Shannon Donlon, Bucknell; Zoey Goralski, UCLA; Brooke Ksiazek, Illinois State.
Girls track — Savannah Carson, Purdue.
Crain named CCIW Athlete of Week— North Central distance runner John Crain has been selected as the CCIW Track Athlete of the Week. Crain was selected on the strength of his performance in the Wisconsin-Whitewater Squig Converse Invitational on Friday. He won the 5,000-meter run in 14 minutes, 24.22 seconds, establishing an indoor personal best and recording the second-fastest time nationwide among NCAA Division III athletes for this season.
Crain was a Division III Indoor All-American last season in the distance medley relay and qualified for the Division III Outdoor Championships in the 5,000 in May. He placed sixth at the NCAA Division III National Cross Country Championships in November, earning All-America honors and leading North Central to a national title.
The selection gives North Central three CCIW Athlete of the Week Awards this indoor season. Pole vaulter Peter Geraghty has been named the conference’s Field Athlete of the Week twice.
The third-ranked Cardinals host the Chicagoland Indoor Championships on Saturday at Al B. Carius Track. Competition is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.
Fitzenreider wins CCIW honor — North Central’s Nathan Fitzenreider was named the CCIW Wrestler of the Week Tuesday. Fitzenreider, a senior from Wheaton North, won the title at 133 pounds during the Pete Willson Invitational at Wheaton College over the weekend. After a first round bye, Fitzenreider pinned Ohio Northern’s Jeremy Jones in 3:51, followed by a 9-6 decision over Elizabethtown’s Chad Lammer. In the semifinals, he beat Messiah’s Kyle Coblentz by a 6-0 decision and then won the championship by a 10-0 major decision over UW-Parkside’s Joseph Her.
Bears non-contact youth camps— This summer, the Chicago Bears will offer 19 non-contact football camps in 15 Illinois communities, including Naperville. Each five-day camp runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is targeted for youth ages 6 to 14.
The Naperville camp will be held June 24-28 at All Saints Catholic Academy.
All programs provide football instruction, athletic skill development, fitness and agility training. Former Bears will also be on hand; those who have been at the camps in the past included Al Harris, Jim Morrissey, Adrian Peterson, Kris Haines and Mickey Pruitt.
The camp cost is $399 with early registration discounts available. Visit www.BearsCamps.com or call 312-226-7776