The Waubonsee Community College deanâ€™s list celebrates excellence in full-time students who attain a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0. The deanâ€™s list honors the following students for the fall 2009 semester at the college: from Elburn, David Bartel, Zachary Bohnenkamp, Jonathan Britz, Edward Chaney, Morgan Coburn, Ryan Dwyer, Joshua Gould, Erica Hankes, Erin Hanold, Amanda Hilton, Christopher Hosey, Adam Lindoo, Joseph Long, Nicole Prusinski, Ryan Rieger and Jana Roderova; from Maple Park, Madeline Brennan, Meghan Dienst, Danni Garcia, Rachael Herrick, Amanda Kummerow, Wojciech Mietka, Caitlin Nudo, Robert Sbarboro, Lindsey Stover and Samuel Swithers; and from Sugar Grove, Daryl Barnett, Melissa Breon, Erin Cinto, Emily Cui, Brooke Czekala, Brittany Dexter, Riley Hayman, Jenna Ivkovich, Bridget Kennedy, Zachary VerVynck and Paul Wood.
by Mike Slodki
A productive Kaneland soccer season launched the girls into their first ever regional championship match on Friday night.
Unfortunately, at the home of the Burlington Central Rockets, thatâ€™s where the launch ended.
Dealing with top-seeded Crystal Lake Central, the Lady Knights dropped a 3-0 result in a physical contest.
The loss, coming after a high-intensity 1-0 win over Hampshire last Tuesday, ended the Lady Knightsâ€™ 2009 campaign at an above-average 11-9-3.
Thatâ€™s the best winning percentage in team history, eclipsing a 2005 squad that went 11-10-1.
That team, also coached by Scott Parillo, defeated Hinckley-Big Rock in a class A opening round matchup before losing to Wauconda in Hampshire.
The Tigers drew first blood with a shot over goalkeeper Sophie Blankâ€™s head in just 6 minutes, 40 seconds into the match for a 1-0 lead.
The two teams stalemated until a header found its way in just 1:31 before halftime to make it a 2-0 margin.
Crystal Lake Centralâ€™s final score came with 36:52 left in the contest.
Parillo lauded the girlsâ€™ season despite the less-than-ideal end result.
â€œWe really did well,â€ Parillo said. â€œWe had freshmen and sophomores starting at different points. Weâ€™re young and this is going to leave a bad taste in their mouths. Crystal Lake Central did everything they needed to do to win, but this is the first time to a final for us and it was a good experience.â€
Kaneland says goodbye to five seniors: Savanna Castillo, Brittany Chase, Bridget Crosby, Danni Garcia and Sarah Goodrich.
â€œWe had pretty good leadership. Three were captains and itâ€™s a shame to lose them, they were all good kids,â€ Parillo said.