2016 Joliet West athletes sign college letters of intent

5/17/2016, 2:32 p.m.
Twenty eight student athletes recently committed to playing at the college level in a ceremony held this week.
Joliet West high school athletes sign letters of intent to play for their colleges of choice. JTHS

Twenty-eight Joliet West High School seniors signed letters of intent to continue their careers at the collegiate level at a ceremony on May 16.

Joliet West High School Athletic Director Steve Millsaps and coaches were present to introduce and recognize the student athletes in the school’s auditorium.

“On behalf of Joliet West High School, I would like to congratulate each of our student-athletes who is going on to play college athletics,” Said Millsaps. I am extremely proud of the hard work, dedication and commitment you have shown in these past four years. I appreciate how you have represented yourself and Joliet West High School.”

Students who signed letters of intent include: Matt Meier, baseball: Judson University; Thomas Purcell, baseball: North Central College; Tyler Johnson, basketball: Judson University; Gracie Plese, bowling: University of St. Francis; Taylor Bailey, bowling: McKendree University; Scott Lyman, bowling: McKendree University; Matt Pesavento, bowling: University St. Francis; Meekah Ben-Isreal, Football: Illinois State University; Juan Hernandez, football: University of St. Francis; Jacob Pullen, football: University of St. Francis; Michael Lewis, football: University of Dubuque; Megan Borgra, softball: Aurora University; Ariana Liceaga, softball: University of Indianapolis; Elber Haro, soccer: Benedictine University; Alex Meyers, soccer: Maryville University; Ivan Lopez, soccer: Millikin University; Kara Cipolle, soccer: University of Illinois, Springfield; Kristine Bourg, track and field:

Eastern Michigan University; Brandy Teague, track and field: Benedictine University; Ashleigh Campos, track and field: University of St. Francis; Kiersten Perry, track and field, cross country: Aurora University; Charlotte Youell, track and field and cross country: Benedictine University; Dylan Deardurff, track and field and cross country: Maryville University; Mario Scarcelli, track and field and cross country: St. Xavier University; Nick Calderon, cross country: Dominican University; Lauren Stefanski, volleyball: Loyola University; Lukas VanEck, volleyball: Dominican University; Kyler VanRossum- O’Connell, volleyball: Fontbonne University.

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