Women’s hockey at Lake Forest College dates back to 1987 when it began as a club sport. It grew quickly in popularity among the students, and after 12 years holding club status, in May 1999, it was announced that it would become the College’s 17th varsity sport.
The F.A.N. Club is celebrating its 25th anniversary. This organization has provided innumerable opportunities of support for the Athletic Department over the past quarter of a century, and we are truly appreciative for those who have contributed to the F.A.N. Club during its lifetime.
The annual Canned Food Challenge hosted by the Midwest Conference just completed it’s 6th year of collecting non-perishable canned goods as well as monetary donations from each of the institutions making up the Midwest Conference. This year, Lake Forest College took fourth place overall in the final standings of the Challenge, moving up one spot over last year’s standings.
October brings a lot of promises: cooler weather, leaves that change color, lots of pumpkins, and, of course, sports. The overlap of the end of the Fall and the beginning of the Winter sports seasons means that the Forest is alive with competition, games, and meets.
Senior Alex Shepard and sophomore Hiwa Brown recently attended the Midwest Conference’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Fall Business Meeting, which was held in Beloit, WI in the beginning of October.
Saturday, September 14 dawned bright and warm this year. It was perfect football weather at Farwell Field as the Foresters took the field for their home opener of the 2019 season against the Grinnell College Pioneers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.