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Article posted: 1/8/2013 12:01 AM

Chapa, Quinn teaming up for success with Carthage

By John Leusch

A couple of former Lake County high school guards have helped the Carthage College women's basketball team get off to a fast start this season.

Junior Gabby Chapa, who played for Lake Zurich and sophomore Erin Quinn, a Carmel alumnus, are averaging more than 20 minutes per game for Carthage which is currently 10-3 overall and 2-0 in the College Conference of Wisconsin and Illinois.

Chapa, a 5-foot-9 junior, has handed out 22 assists with 34 rebounds.

Quinn, a 5-8 sophomore, has collected 19 assists with 43 rebounds.

Men's basketball

Augustana senior Brandon Kunz (Lake Zurich) and freshman teammate Ben Ryan (Washington, Ill.) are each averaging a team-high 12.2 points this season.

Kunz's 6.5 rebounds per game are second bets on the team and his .617 field goal percentage is the best in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.

As a team, Augustana leads the CCIW in scoring at 76.2 points per game.

The Vikings are second in the league in field goal percentage (.482), third in three-point shooting (.386) and lead in free throw percentage (.754). They've held the opposition to 61.6 points on .404 shooting from the field and .351 from three-point range.

Augustana (12-1, 2-0) ranked third in the nation in rebounding margin as of the latest NCAA report.

The Vikings, who moved up three spots to 19th in the latest D3hoops.com Top 25, face two huge road tests this week.

They face No. 25 Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington on Wednesday and travel to Naperville on Saturday to face North Central, the nation's top-ranked Division III team.

Gurnee Park District

The Gurnee Park District offers two recreational adult volleyball programs.

Monday night is for ladies and Tuesday night is co-ed volleyball. Both programs are for those 19 years and up. The programs meet 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information or to register visit gurneeparkdistrict.com or contact Ron Dorsey at (847) 623-7788.

Football

Winona State junior defensive back Matt Splon (Wheeling) has played in every game since his freshman season.

Also a mainstay on the special teams, he received the 'Special Teams MVP' this fall. Winona posted a 10-2 record and closed the season by winning the Mineral Water Bowl in Missouri.

Splon is a two time NSIC All- Academic Team selection. He has a 3.71 GPA and is majoring in business administration with a minor in management.

Lacrosse

The Arlington Falcons lacrosse club is looking for new players for the 2013 season. The club, which will be fielding both varsity and junior varsity teams, draws most of its players from District 214 high schools but is currently open to all high school boys.

The Falcons are an independent club and will be competing against other high school boys lacrosse clubs throughout the state. An informational meeting will be held Monday at the Rolling Meadows Library (3110 Martin Lane) at 7 p.m.

For more information contact Mark Fedor at (847) 401-2461 or visit www.arlingtonfalconslacrosse.com.

St. Viator Hall of Fame

Last Oct 20, St. Viator officials held their 2012 Induction Ceremony for the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.

Here is a look at the newest members.

Brett Basanez: From the Class of 2001, the quarterback was MVP for the 1999 and 2000 football teams.

He was a two-time Catholic Metro all-conference selection and the league's Most Valuable Offensive Co-Player of the Year in 1999 and Player of the Year in 2000.

He set the school record with 5,153 passing yards and 69 touchdowns and played in the National East-West High School All-Star Football Game in 2000.

Basanez was the USA Today Illinois Player of the Year in 2000

Andrea Vavrik Clementi: From the class of 2002, Vavrik was the Lions MVP for the winning team in 2001. She was an IHSA state qualifier in the 200 and 400 free relays.

She was also the Lions' MVP and all-conference selection for girls water polo in 2001 and 2002.

She was named to the IHSA all-sectional team in 2001 and 2002.

Brad Kay: From the Class of 1981, Kay was the MVP, all-conference selection and co-captain for the 1980 boys golf team which won the

East Suburban Conference championshp.

He was also an IHSA sectional medalist and placed 17th in the state tourney in 1980 when the Lions were 12th as a team.

Kay won the varsity basketball 'Lion Award' in 1981 and he was the ESCC high jump and long jump champion in 1981 for track and field.

Coach Bill Probst: The Lions boys varsity basketball coach from 1978 to 1987 won 134 games, four Saint Viator Thanksgiving Tournament titles, five Wheeling Hardwood Classic championships and a regional championship in 1987.

Probst, a physical education teacher, was the East Suburban Catholic Conference 'Coach of the Year' in 1982.

Probst also served as the Lions' freshman girls basketball coach from 2000 to 2003 compiling a 70-5 record.

Quin Hayes: From the Class of 1995, Hayes was the MVP of the East Suburban Catholic Conference and for the 1995 Lions varsity boys basketball team.

Hayes led the ESCC in scoring that season and scored a school-record 47 points against Joliet Catholic.

He also had 11 3-point field goals in one game and 103 3-pointers in 1995.

Sean Henning: From the Class of 1983, Henning was the Lions MVP and ESCC all-conference selection for the 1983 basketball team that won the 1982 St. Viator Thanksgiving Tournament championship.

Henning was named to the all-tourney team for the Wheeling Hardwood Classic in 1982 and helped lead the Lions to the crown.

Henning was a special mention all-stater played in the McDonald's all-American Game in 1983.

Pat McGrath: From the class of 1970, McGrath was a Chicagoland Prep League all-conference lineman for the 1969 football team, and he was a Daily Herald all-area selection.

2001-02 Girls soccer team: After three consecutive ESCC Championships and a tough loss in the IHSA Class 2A quarterfinals in double overtime the year before, the 2001-02 varsity girls soccer team won the state crown.

It was the school's first IHSA state championship for a team sport.

Hall of Fame Coach Rory Dames (Class of 1991) guided the team to a 19-4-4 record, winning its last 14 games.

The Lions finished second in the ESCC with a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Carmel but won the regional and sectional titles playing in Class A for the first time.

The state finals were held at North Central College in Naperville. In an exciting quarterfinal game, St. Viator edged Triad High School from Troy, 1-0. In the Saturday morning semifinal, the Lions blanked Rockford Boylan 4-0 followed by a 5-1 victory over Normal University High in the title match.

Lauren Weber, Natalia Walters, Nicole Meschbach, Heather Crawford and Lauren Moser were named to the all-tournament team.

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