Forester Features

  • Forester FANs Feeling Good In The Burbs!
    July 25, 2019
    On Sunday, July 21, the Lake Forest College Athletic Department hosted the inaugural Forester FANs in the Burbs event at “Bluffinia” in Lake Bluff, Illinois.
  • Forester Alumni Take Their Hockey Careers To The Next Level
    June 27, 2019
    Four alumni from the Lake Forest College women’s hockey team have taken their playing careers to the professional level. Allie Carter ’16, Michelle Greeneway ’16, and Olivia Spellmire ’18 competed for standout teams in Europe this past year and Amy Budde ’19 will make her pro debut this fall.
  • Kyra Vidas Living the Dream in Atlanta
    June 24, 2019
    Lake Forest College alumna Kyra Vidas ’18, a four-year letter winner on the Forester women’s handball team, took her love for sports to the professional level after recently accepting a full-time position at the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Atlanta Dream as the Director of Operations.
  • From Lake Forest College to the NHL
    May 17, 2019
    Although Lake Forest College does not have a broadcasting program, Brien Rea ’05 and Doug Plagens ’07 were able to utilize resources at the College in order to achieve their goals of becoming NHL Broadcasters.
  • Ricky Schmidt Earns Golfer of the Year Honors
    May 10, 2019
    Lake Forest College senior golfer Ricky Schmidt was named Midwest Conference Player of the Year at the MWC Tournament on Saturday, May 4, at Aldeen Golf Club in Rockford, Illinois.
  • Shaye Gauthier Earns Elite 20 Award
    May 06, 2019
    Lake Forest College softball player Shaye Gauthier received the Midwest Conference Elite 20 Award for the first time in her career at the MWC Tournament on Friday, May 3. Gauthier, a sophomore infielder and pitcher, follows former teammate Kat Beall ’18 who won the award the last three years.
  • The Forester Game Plan: A Competitive Edge in Careers
    April 30, 2019
    At Lake Forest College, dedicated coaches, staff, faculty, alumni, and family and friends of the College are committed to giving student-athletes ACCESS to career preparation and post-graduate success.
  • Senior Student-Athletes Prepare For Bright Future Ahead At Forester Game Plan Event
    April 24, 2019
    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.
  • Another Record-Breaking A-Team Dinner
    March 29, 2019
    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.
  • Forester Spotlight: National Athletic Training Month
    March 20, 2019
    Throughout March, organizations that utilize athletic trainers spread knowledge, information, and resources surrounding athletic training to educate the public about the importance of this profession.
  • Hannah O’Day Earns Elite 20 Award
    March 12, 2019
    Lake Forest College women’s basketball player Hannah O’Day received the Midwest Conference Elite 20 Award for the first time during her career at the MWC Tournament on February 22, 2019.
  • 10,000 Hours: Passion, Pride, and “Production”
    March 01, 2019
    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.
  • Rogers and De Courcy Recipients of the Ry McCarthy and Peter Taylor Award
    February 13, 2019
    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 Competes Professionally in Football
    January 24, 2019
    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.
  • Amanda Lee ’21 Serves Local and International Communities
    January 03, 2019
    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.
  • Ride With The Lake Forest College Equestrian Club!
    December 14, 2018
    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!
  • Coach Vescovi Reflects On A Successful Fall Season
    December 04, 2018
    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. 
  • Hatrick--- Scholar, Scorer, Survivor
    November 19, 2018
    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.
  • Competitive Spirit On Forester Men’s Hockey Team Extends To All Arenas
    November 13, 2018
    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 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee To Participate in MWC Canned Food Drive
    October 22, 2018
    Turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie --- for many, Thanksgiving is a celebration of abundance. But in Lake County, Illinois, residents are going hungry.
  • Lake Forest College Athletic Teams Compete Against Cancer
    September 27, 2018
    Lake Forest College athletes do more than vanquish opponents on the playing field. They also vanquish cancer.
  • Tom Steen ’18 and George Vidas ’16 Invited to Attend the Second Annual Campbell Trophy Summit
    September 04, 2018
    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.
  • Cappuccitti, Ingram, and Roessler Showcase Forester Soccer in Croatia
    August 23, 2018
    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.
  • Maria Zepeda Competing for Greek National Team with Eye on 2020 Olympics
    July 27, 2018
    Lake Forest College's Maria Zepeda was named to the Greek National Softball Team this summer and is currently competing at the 2018 U22 Women's European Championships in Trnava, Slovakia.
  • Striving for Perfection: Collegiate Diving Champion Heath Ogawa
    July 20, 2018
    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.
  • Aram Arslanian Continues Play with Armenian U20 National Basketball Team
    July 11, 2018
    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.
  • Danny Sotos Competes In Global Sports Academy Goodwill Tour
    June 19, 2018
    After taking his basketball career overseas, Danny Sotos recently returned from competing in a Global Sports Academy Goodwill Tour.
  • Laying Dau-n the Foundation: 50 Years of Handball
    June 06, 2018
    Michael Dau ’58, who was inducted into the Illinois Handball Association Hall of Fame in 2017, celebrated the 50th year of Forester handball after starting the program in 1968.
  • Coach Tamlyn Tills Named Coach of the Year in Women's Basketball and Women's Golf
    May 24, 2018
    Coach Tamlyn Tills was named Midwest Conference Coach of the Year by her peers in both women’s basketball and women’s golf for the first time in her 10-year career at Lake Forest College.
  • A Record-Breaking Number of Student-Athletes Invited To 2018 A-Team Dinner
    April 27, 2018
    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.
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