This is FRIARS FOOTBALL!
2012 CHICAGO CATHOLIC LEAGUE WHITE DIVISION CHAMPIONS
2013 CHICAGO CATHOLIC LEAGUE WHITE DIVISION CHAMPIONS
2014: Reached the Elite 8
IHSA State Playoff Qualifier: 2012, 2013, 2014
Fenwick has won at least 1 state playoff game in each of the last 3 years
When I think back about this 2014 season and the ups and downs,
it easy it lose perspective on what really matters.
After the Libertyville game,
as the Fenwick fans were being ushered out of the stadium,
the true meaning of being a Fenwick Friar was witnessed.
In the twilight and shadows of the parking lot, standing on the curb,
was our Number 1 Fan, Father Peddicord.
I watched as Father greeted each and every student/athlete as they
slowly made their way from the locker room
to the busses for the last bus ride.
Father smiled, shook their hands, offered them encouragement and
congratulated them on their season.
Thank you Father Peddicord, for reminding us what this journey is about.
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
"I never thought of losing,
but now that it's happened,
the only thing is to do it right.
That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me.
We all have to take defeats in life."
To the 2014 team -
you went to war 12 times this season,
and 12 times you gave your all
on the field of battle.
You are warriors one and all!
You are Friars one and all!
Libertyville puts pressure on
Fenwick all game long
and wins a game that was closer
than the score indicates
Libertyville 28 - Fenwick 10
Per Coach Nudo: "For the second time in the
40 year history of the IHSA playoffs
the Fenwick Friars qualified for the 3rd consecutive year.
The following athletes earned All-Catholic League Green honors"
Harry Bell, Pat Donahue, Joe Calcagno, Aaron Garland,
Chris Hawthorne, Michael Krecek, Justin Rodriquez
FINAL CHICAGO CATHOLIC LEAGUE GREEN STANDINGS
The following seniors, representing over 50% of the seniors playing football,
have been accepted in the National Honor Society:
2015 NHS Representatives
Matthew Bindon, Michael Cahill, John Doherty, Patrick Donahue, Johnathon Austin Gharib William Halleran, Timothy Havenaar, Robert Klinke, Lucas Kotnik (team manager) Michael Krecek, John Mullen, Brian O’Neill, Thomas Penicook Ryan Pierson, Peter Salvino, John Showel, Scott Stibich, Franklin Taylor
Matthew Bindon, Michael Cahill, John Doherty, Patrick Donahue, Johnathon Austin Gharib
William Halleran, Timothy Havenaar, Robert Klinke, Lucas Kotnik (team manager)
Michael Krecek, John Mullen, Brian O’Neill, Thomas Penicook
Ryan Pierson, Peter Salvino, John Showel, Scott Stibich, Franklin Taylor
1) Senior football player Ryan Pierson has been named a semi-finalist in this
years National Merit Scholarship program!
Ryan scored in the top 1½ percent of the 1.4 million
students who sat for last year's National Merit qualifying exam.
2) The National Merit Scholarship Corp. has announced the names
of this year's Commended Students in the National Merit Program.
These students placed among the top 5 percent of more than
1.5 million students who sat for the PSAT qualifying examination.
Senior football players achieving this award are:
Michael Krecek, John Mackie, Thomas Penicook, Peter Salvino, John Showel
Thank you to all who came and enjoyed fellowship, food and entertainment.
Thank you to the fantastic volunteers who helps make this a success!
Thank you to ARMAND'S, LITTLE JOE'S, GENE & JUDE'S and BARI SUBS
Thank you to Bill Ritchie who JAMMED with his band "Bill Ritchie & the Outliers"
Thank you to the First National Bank of Lagrange for being the event sponsor
PROCEEDS FROM THE 2014 SOUVENIR FOOTBALL
PROGRAM SUPPORTS FENWICK FOOTBALL!
THE PROGRAM IS IN PRODUCTION
AND WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE ST. FRANCIS GAME!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Congratulations to the following Friars
as they have moved on to play at the next level:
Dan Cooney - University of San Diego
Richard Schoen - Miami University
KeShaun Smith - LORAS University
Ryan Smith - Miami University
Robert Spillane - Western Michigan University
Pat Hart - University of Southern California
Jim Krecek - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Dan Lattner - Augustana College
Vince Napolitano - Claremont McKenna College
Kyle Pullia '13 - University of Kansas
Rocco Stefanini - Drake University
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Recent Past "Quotes of the Day"
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.
You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world,
but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime."
George Herman Ruth
In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
"THE GREATER THE DIFFICULTY, THE GREATER THE GLORY"
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Carry the battle to them.
Don't let them bring it to you.
Put them on the defensive and
don't ever apologize for anything.
Harry S. Truman
Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though checkered by failure...
than to rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy nor suffer much,
because they live in a gray twilight
that knows not victory nor defeat.
The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos.
The winner will be the one who controls the chaos,
both his own and his enemies.