By Marty Farmer
At Night of Champions on Wednesday, June 20 from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Lund Auditorium on the Dominican University campus in River Forest, the Riverside-Brookfield Landmark All-Stars will represent more star power than the ESPY's or the courtside crowds at Staples Center and Madison Square Garden.
Over 80 of the best student-athletes from RBHS, LTHS and Nazareth are invited to attend the annual sports awards party. We're talking about state champions, record-breakers, scoring leaders, defensive stoppers and a plethora of current All-Conference performers and future college athletes.
The Landmark All-Stars will be recognized on a posterboard in the foyer of Lund Auditorium and also during the show with a round of applause.
Aside from honoring the All-Stars, elite category award winners like Danny Kilrea (LTHS cross country/track & field 2-time state champion, senior year), Annie Stritzel (Nazareth guard), as well the Nazareth baseball team, Nazareth girls basketball team and Lyons Township boys swimming team will be celebrated as the Best of the best. RBHS girls water polo coach Todd Fridrych is another worthy honoree as Coach of the Year.
In addition to the Landmark All-Stars shown in the attachment, here are this year's Honorable Mention athletes: Gabby Allen, LTHS softball; Max Alvarez, RBHS golf; Jeff Bills, RBHS football; Mickey Brown, LTHS football; Veronica Cariveau, RBHS swimming; George Cervanka, RBHS track; Cameron Cowan, LTHS water polo; Zach Carmignani, Nazareth baseball; Kate Dickman, LTHS cross country; Mary Kate Gannon, LTHS swimming; Marta Gocucki, LTHS cross country; Hanna Good, LTHS water polo; Howie Hatton, RBHS baseball; Bridget Holly, Nazareth volleyball; Lucas Huneryager, LTHS volleyball; Hailey Jurgens, RBHS cross country; Taylor Jurgens, RBHS soccer; Bruno Kieszkowski, RBHS tennis; Joe Kreikemeier, LTHS track (pole vault); Grace Larson, RBHS soccer; Mia Longo, Nazareth track; Olivia Louthen, RBHS volleyball; Jeannine Mantooth, Nazareth softball; Katie Materick, LTHS tennis/badminton; Frank McCarter, LTHS water polo/swimming; Dominic Milano, Nazareth baseball; Eileen Murphy, LTHS soccer; Nolan Niego, LTHS basketball; Juan Quiroz, RBHS soccer; Charles Robling, RBHS water polo; Sean Ryan, LTHS volleyball; Xavier Sanchez, RBHS soccer; Scott Sikorski, Nazareth track; Kaysie Stuba, LTHS water polo; Grace Wantuck, LTHS water polo; Andrew Veon, RBHS basketball; Emily Zalewski, Nazareth softball