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ILLINOIS PREP NOTES: Inconstency, lack of effort hurting T.F. soccer team

2014-04-24T18:00:00Z 2014-05-01T22:57:05Z ILLINOIS PREP NOTES: Inconstency, lack of effort hurting T.F. soccer teamTimes Staff Report nwitimes.com
April 24, 2014 6:00 pm  • 

After Tuesday night's 3-1 loss to Argo, the Thornton Fractional girls soccer team fell to 5-5 overall and 4-3 in South Suburban Blue play. As its record indicates, consistency has been a problem for the United.

"Honestly, I think the biggest issue is just a lack of effort," United coach Alejandro Lagunas said. "We're very inconsistent."

United midfielder Monica Munoz feels the team needs to start looking at themselves individually to play better and help the team get on a winning streak. At this point in the season, help is not on the way.

"We depend too much on each other," she said. "We're on the field individually. We need to depend on ourselves. Our teammates as well, but mostly ourselves." -- Dwight Haislet

Ehrenstrom is Mount Carmel's Man of the Year": Mount Carmel AP Phyiscs teacher and head sophomore football coach Curt Ehrenstrom will be honored as the Mount Carmel Man of the Year at the 78th annual Mount Carmel High School Alumni Banquet

The event will be held in the school’s Cacciatore Athletic Center at 5:30 p.m. on May 2.

Ehrenstrom, or “Coach E.” as he is better known, is a 1979 graduate of the school who has been on staff for more than 29 years. he was given the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2013.

New members to the school's hall of fame will be inducted. The 2014 inductees include: Dan Murphy (Class of 1960); baseball coach Brian Hurry; Dr. Richard McPartlin ('64);Fr. Tim Andres, O.Carm.; and Dan Walsh. Patricia Nau, Mary Jane Gibbs, Edward Ruff, Ken Anderson, Martin McGarry, John Cap and Dara Behzadi will become honorary alumni. Brian Schiller ('87) will receive the Father Aquinas Colgan, O. Carm. Humanitarian Award.

For more information, call the school at (312) 324-1020. -- Mike Nieto

Decisions, decisions: T.F. South's Jessica Maricich has plenty on her plate, and she has only until May 1 to finish it off.

Maricich, who had been considering a college career in swimming, was surprised Wednesday to find out Eastern Illinois was interested in her as a rugby player. Her scholarship to Eastern would only be partial, but it has thrown a wrench in her two Division III swimming choices of North Central College in Naperville and Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.

"A total surprise to me," Maricich said. "He thought with my competitiveness I would be good for one of his rugby players."

Maricich must decide by next week so she can still enroll for certain financial assistance programs whose deadlines for enrollment are May 1st.

"Eastern was actually the school to start rugby being in Division I of the NCAA," Maricich said. "I'm a very indecisive person. Everyone's telling me, 'You'll make the right decision', but I'm thinking, 'What is the right decision?'" -- Dwight Haislet

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