Another Record-Breaking A-Team Dinner

Another Record-Breaking A-Team Dinner

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 spring or fall semester.

A record-breaking 88 student-athletes were invited, compared to last year’s 82 honorees. For the third straight year, men’s hockey led the dinner with an impressive 17 attendees, which makes up 57% of the team.

Also posting high numbers were men's soccer with ten attendees, and men's swimming & diving and football with eight each.

When looking at the breakdown in majors, 22 students held a major in finance while nine majored in business. Biology and economics followed with seven. In addition, 21 students held a double major.  

President Schutt made remarks before dinner, congratulating the students on their excellence in the classroom and acknowledging the exciting trend that the number of A-Team honorees continues to rise each year. He also acknowledged 44 student-athletes that were repeat dinner attendees.

When reflecting on the dinner, Director of Athletics and Senior Advisor to the President Jackie Slaats noted that, "we continue to set records in academic performance, and that, combined with our growing success in competition, community engagement, and career preparation, makes me proud." 

It was also terrific to have our new Dean of Faculty, Davis Schneiderman, as part of this special celebration held by the athletic department each year.

Members of the A-Team include:

David Aksoy Men's Hockey & Golf Finance
George Argiropoulos Men's Hockey Economics
Gaston Aubert Men's Soccer Finance
Melissa Bodine Women's Hockey Chemistry
Amanda Boisjolie Women's Hockey Finance
Jennifer Bolek Women's Cross Country & Track English
Cade Brittain Football Neuroscience 
Amanda Brunges Women's Hockey Biology
Melissa Bryan Women's Swimming & Diving History
Finn Bunta Men's Soccer Math
Nolan Carothers Men's Hockey Biology
David Carrillo Men's Cross Country & Track Sociology & Anthroology
Nipun Chauhan Men's Soccer Finance
Drew Cleereman Men’s Hockey Finance
Toni Corbani Women's Swimming & Diving Biology
Kyle Cote Men's Hockey BMB
Britt Dahlin Women's Soccer Economics
Annie Dalton Women's Hockey Economics
Louis-Philippe De Courcy Men's Hockey Economics
Davis DeKorte Men's Hockey Finance
Matt Demirs Men's Swimming & Diving ENWT
Boyd DiClemente Men’s Hockey Finance
Natalie Dixon Women's Soccer English
Austin Dooyema Men's Swimming & Diving Finance
Stephen Dwyer Men's Swimming & Diving Communication
Taylor Freitas Football Finance
Shaye Gauthier Softball Finance
Joshua Giacomin Men's Hockey Undecided
Lauren Giurini Women's Cross Country Mathematics
Molly Gniady Women's Cross Country & Track  Finance
Joao Godoy Men's Soccer Mathematics
Kayla Griffith Women's Hockey Biology
Yaneli Guajardo Women's Cross Country & Track Political Science
Sangjun Hornewer Women's Soccer Communication
Samuel Husting Men’s Basketball Finance 
Charlotte Jackson Women's Soccer Economics
Grace Jacobson Women's Cross Country International Relations
Frank Janicke Permanyer Men's Soccer Undecided
Cullen Kane Men's Hockey Undecided
Ryotaro Kanesaka Men's Soccer Economics
Ani Karagianis Women's Swimming & Diving History
Erin Karasewski Softball Business
Abby King Softball Psychology
Josie Klein Softball Undecided
Nathaniel Kregar Men's Cross Country & Track Undecided
Ryan Kruss Men's Hockey Economics
John LaPonte Football Physics
Osvaldo Lara Soria Men's Soccer Business
Grace Larson Volleyball Psychology 
Julia Larson Women's Soccer Undecided
Amanda Lee Women's Golf Business
Zach Leonard Men's Hockey Undecided
Bron Loiselle Men's Hockey Finance
Julie Lord Women's Tennis Undecided
Kyler Magus Men's Hockey Finance
Molly Major Women's Soccer Chemistry
Tyrany Miller Women's Tennis Finance
Jeffery Nebel Men's Swimming & Diving Undecided
Katherine Nolte Women's Cross Country Elementary Education
Kara Norvet Women's Basketball Finance
Hannah O'Day Women's Basketball Business
Issac Odisho  Men's Soccer Fianance
Heath Ogawa Men's Swimming & Diving Finance
Natalie Olson Volleyball Business 
Aaron O'Neill Men's Hockey Political Science
Tyler O'Neill Men's Hockey Finance
Audrey Paglia Women's Cross Country & Track Education
Shelley Parat Women's Cross Country Environmental Studies
Nick Pawlicki Football Undecided
Paula Pelletier Women's Cross Country Sociology & Anthropology
Alec Pittman Men's Swimming & Diving Undecided
Cole Ragan Scully Men's Swimming & Diving Mathematics
Christian Reyes Men's Cross Country & Track Undecided
Allyson Richards Volleyball Biology
Jan Roessler Men's Soccer Undecided
Jacque Rogers Women's Hockey Business
Reed Scahill Men's Hockey Business
Chris Sedillo Football Undecided
Haylee Sherlund Softball Psychology
L.J. Smith Football Finance
Emily Staufer Women's Cross Country & Track Biology
Hannah Stinson Women's Swimming & Diving Biology
Ben Taylor Football Business
Julia Unterseher Women's Hockey Business
Bradley Van Egeren Men's Soccer Undecided
Kyra Vidas Women's Handball Business
Zach Wade Football Finance
Graeme Witte Men's Swimming & Diving Undecided


Congratulations to this year’s A-Team!

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