On Thursday, April 11, 2019 Forester senior students and student-athletes attended the Senior Forester Game Plan event, the capstone of a four-year career preparation program. The event was held on campus at Glen Rowan House at 7:00 p.m.
On Thursday, April 4, Lake Forest College President Steve Schutt and Director of Athletics Jackie Slaats hosted a dinner at Glen Rowan House to recognize this year’s “A-Team” honorees. The A-Team is comprised of student-athletes who received straight A’s in either the 2018 fall or spring semesters.
In a profile featuring 2011 Lake Forest College graduate Matthew Helderman ’11, the former Forester hockey player discusses how the 10,000-hour rule played a role in the success he has achieved as one of the top producers in Hollywood. The rule is a commonly used reference that infers an unusually high level of commitment toward goal achievement and Matt was fortunate to have found two venues to utilize the rule in his life: hockey and media.
For the 24th year, the Lake Forest College men’s hockey team voted for the recipient of the Peter Taylor Award. This season the award was presented to Louis-Philippe De Courcy who for the past four years has carried the Foresters with his outstanding talent, leadership, and love for the game of hockey.
Mira Trebilcock ’12, a four-year letter winner on the Forester women’s hockey team and three-year letter winner on the women’s soccer team, continues to compete at an elite level as a professional football player.
When Grace Elizabeth Groner, a Lake Forest College class of 1931 alumna, passed away in January 2010 at the age of 100, she left a generous gift to her alma mater: The Grace Elizabeth Groner Foundation (GEGF). The foundation offers unique local, national and international service-learning opportunities to Lake Forest College students, while it also provides support and training to help students meet their academic goals.
Do you enjoy horseback riding, either leisurely or competitively? If so, the Lake Forest College Equestrian Club may be a great club to check out! Equestrian, a sport centered around the handling, riding and training of horses, is popular among collegiate clubs, and ours is currently growing!
Raquel Vescovi, head men’s and women’s tennis coach, reflects on a successful fall season that included an undefeated record in regular season play and eight titles at the Midwest Conference Individual Tournaments.
They say that tragedy strikes as unexpectedly as lightning in a cloudless sky.
On March 21, 2018, seniors on the Lake Forest College women’s hockey team, together with the team’s play by play webcaster Natalie Bober, met at the Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse ice rink. Always considerate, women’s hockey captain Kayla Griffith, also a senior, had gathered the players and their webcaster to commemorate the team’s winning 2017-2018 season.
For four members of the Lake Forest College men’s hockey team, the anticipation of a successful senior season on the ice is accompanied by the excitement and satisfaction of having already accepted full-time positions with powerhouse firms in Chicago and New York City.
Lake Forest College graduates Tom Steen ’18 and George Vidas ’16 attended the second annual Campbell Trophy Summit, which was held at Stanford University in California from August 22-25. Steen and Vidas joined other standout collegiate football student-athletes from NCAA Division I, II, and III institutions at the event.
Forester men’s soccer alumni John Cappuccitti ‘18 and Elyas Ingram ‘18 and current team member Jan Roessler ‘21 traveled to Croatia for a 10-day showcase to compete with professional first and second division teams.
Many strive for greatness, but few reach heights as fantastic as Heath Ogawa at this past NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving National Championships. Currently a senior at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Ill., Ogawa’s victory drives his team into the upcoming 2018-19 season.
Participating in his third international trip, Forester men’s basketball player and rising junior Aram Arslanian is looking to bring new skills and lessons learned back to Lake Forest from his experience overseas.
On Thursday, April 19, Lake Forest College President Steve Schutt and Athletic Director Jackie Slaats hosted a dinner at Glen Rowan House to recognize this year’s “A-Team” honorees. The A-Team is comprised of student-athletes who received straight A’s in either the 2017 fall or 2017 spring semester.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association recently announced its 2017 football national statistical titles and, for the second straight season, Lake Forest College’s Joey Valdivia ’17 led the nation in points per game.
Each year one member of the Lake Forest College men’s hockey team is awarded the Peter G. Taylor Award. It is awarded to one player, selected by his teammates, whose outstanding talent, leadership and love for the game best exemplify the qualities of the player for whom it is named. The Peter Taylor award was established as a fond tribute by his family, friends and former teammates.
"Ladies and gentlemen, the 2018 Ry McCarthy Award winner is #30, Jacque Rogers," echoed throughout Lake Forest College Alumni Memorial Field house on January 27, 2018, as cheers erupted from the stands.
The Lake Forest College and the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) annual “The Sleds Are Coming” event earned Award of Merit recognition by the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA). The award recognizes the many contributions NCAA Division III student-athletes regularly make to their campuses and local communities.
Eight Forester football seniors were selected to represent Team Stars and Stripes at the Tazon de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) in Baja, Mexico on Saturday, December 16. These eight Foresters include Trevor Bain (DB), Jake Burkard (OL), Tim Finucane (DL), Hector Mendoza (DL), R.J. Pompey (DB), Ryan Shalosky (LS/DB), Chase Slagboom (DB), and Tom Steen (OL).