In a departure from focusing on academic achievements, innovation and operational topics, I would like to turn to our most recent athletic accomplishments in this Reflection.
On the field, the boys soccer team had one of its most successful seasons ever. They claimed the conference championship for the first time in program history, won a first ever 2A regional game and finished with a 16-3-1 record.
On the greens, IMSA sophomore T.J. Ptak advanced to the IHSA Boys State Golf Tournament and placed 65th. T.J. was the first golfer in IMSA’s co-ed program history to make it to state since Elise Douglas in 2013 and the first male since Luke Nayak in 2009. T.J. was only the fourth boy from IMSA ever to qualify for the state tournament, joining Nayak, Joe Janiczek (2005), and P. J. Alfrejd (1989). Senior Abi Ramakrishnan advanced out of her regional to play in sectionals for the third consecutive year. She is the only IMSA golfer ever to make it to sectionals all three of her years at IMSA. Abi is also only the fifth IMSA female ever to advance to sectionals, joining Elise Douglas (2012, 2013), Jill Starzyk (1997), Kathleen McGhee (1991, 1992), and Danielle Pyevich (1989, 1990).
Torres, José M., "Personal Reflections / 10.20.17" (2017). Personal Reflections. 5.