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32 Providence Catholic Student-Athletes Make College Commitments

Check out where the students will be headed after graduation.

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Don Sebestyen, Principal of Providence Catholic High School, is pleased to announce that 32 student-athletes will continue their respective sports at the collegiate level.  

“We are very proud of the incredible talent and leadership of these young men and women.  We wish them the very best in college and in the future,” said Sebestyen.

Shawn Cavallone, son of Frank and Ann Cavallone of Tinley Park committed to continue his baseball career at Triton College (River Grove, IL) where he received an athletic scholarship and plans to major in Fire Science.  Cavallone is a graduate of Prairie View Middle School and is a parishioner at St. Stephen’s Church.  He has been a member of the Celtic baseball team for the past four years and earned a .308 BA and 16 RBI’s last season.

 

Justin Davis, son of Kevin and Cathy Davis of Orland Park, committed to continue his baseball career at Denison University (Granville, OH) where he plans to major in Biology.  He is a graduate of St. Michael’s School and is a parishioner at St. Michael’s Church.  The honor roll student is a member of the National Honor Society and has been a member of the Celtic baseball team for the past four years.  Davis also played for the school’s hockey team his freshman, sophomore and junior years.

 

Cameron Galgano, son of Peter and Gayelynn Galgano of Homer Glen, committed to continue his baseball career at Lewis University (Romeoville, IL) where he received an academic scholarship and plans to major in Exercise Science or Secondary Education.  He is a graduate of St. Damian School and is a parishioner at St. Damian Church.  The honor roll student is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council and is a Peer Mediator.  Galgano has been a member of the Celtic baseball team for the past four years and was named Most Improved Player in 2013. 

 

Jacob Godfrey, son of Trent and Leslie Godfrey of New Lenox, signed his National Letter of Intent to attend Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA) where he will continue his baseball career.  Godfrey received an Athletic Scholarship and is currently undecided on his major.  He is a graduate of Martino Junior High and is a member at the United Methodist Church in New Lenox.  The honor roll student has been a member of the Celtic baseball team for the past four years and was named #1 Prep Baseball Player and All-Conference in 2013.

 

Thomas Jeffries, son of Bob and Jennifer Jeffries of Mokena, committed to continue his baseball career at Joliet Junior College (Joliet, IL) where he plans to major in Business.  He is a graduate of Homer Junior High School and is a parishioner at Our Mother of Good Counsel.  The honor roll student is a member of the National Honor Society, Respect Life Club and is a Eucharistic Minister.  Jeffries has been a member of the Celtic baseball team for the past three years.

 

Phillip Kunsa, son of Ronald and Mary Jo Kunsa of Lockport, committed to continue his baseball career at Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN) where he plans to major in Aerospace Administration.  He is a graduate of St. Therese of Avila (Louisiana) and is a parishioner at St. Jude in New Lenox.  The honor roll student has been named Student of the Month and was chosen as a Kairos Leader.  Kunsa has been a member of the Celtic baseball team for the past four years.  He was named to the 2013 All-District All-Area Team and was chosen to represent the 2013 Team Illinois.  In addition, Kunsa was ranked #3 on the Chicago Metropolitan Home Run leader board with 9 homeruns and was named 1st Team by 22ndCentury Media’s “Best Baseball Student-Athletes”.  Furthermore, Kunsa received the Silver Slugger Award and finished the 2013 season with a .407 BA and 33 RBI’s.  He was also a member of the Celtic football team for three years.

 

Alvin Perez, son of Alexander and Reliza Perez of Romeoville, committed to continue his baseball career at Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL) where he received both academic and athletic scholarships and plans to major in Business Management.  He is a graduate of St. Joseph School (Lockport) and is a parishioner at St. Mary Immaculate.  The honor roll student is a member of the Augustinian Youth Ministry and Habitat for Humanity.  Perez has also been a member of the Celtic baseball team for the past four years.

 

Dylan Rosa, son of Nora Conroy of Homer Glen, signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his baseball career at Kent State University (Kent, OH) where he received both academic and athletic scholarships.  Rosa is currently undecided on his major.  He is a graduate of Orangewood Christian School (Florida) and is a parishioner at St. Bernard’s Church.  The honor roll student has been a member of the Celtic baseball team for the past four years.

 

Anthony Serafini, son of John and Patti Serafini of Homer Glen, committed to continue his baseball career at North Central College (Naperville, IL) where he received several academic scholarships and plans to major in Business.  He is a graduate of Homer Junior High and is a parishioner at St. Bernard’s Church.  The honor roll student has been a member of the Celtic baseball team for the past four years.

 

Joseph Tidaback, son of Jim and Julie Tidaback of Plainfield, committed to continue his baseball career at North Central College (Naperville, IL) where he received an academic scholarship and plans to major in Sport and Entertainment Management.  He is a graduate of St. Mary Immaculate School and is a parishioner at St. Mary Immaculate Church.  Tidaback has been a member of the Celtic baseball team for the past four years.

 

Richard Yusa, son of Wayne and Joy Yusa of Oak Lawn, committed to continue his hockey and baseball careers at St. Mary’s University (Winona, MN) where he received academic scholarships and plans to major in English.  He is a graduate of Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School and is a parishioner at St. Germaine Church.  The honor roll student has been a member of the Celtic baseball and hockey teams for the past four years.  Yusa was named Hockey Catholic All-Star three times, All-State twice and received the Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association Award and an award for leading scorer.  He completed his high school hockey career with 45 goals, 47 assists and 92 points.

 

Andrew Banathy, son of Andy and Maureen Banathy of Tinley Park, committed to continue his football career at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) where he plans to major in Business or Pre-Law.  He is a graduate of St. George School and is a parishioner at St. George Church.  The honor roll student is a member of the Augustinian Youth Ministry and has been a member of the Celtic football team for the past four years.  Banathy completed his high school football career with 93 tackles, 3 forced fumbles, 2 sacks and 1 interception.  Furthermore, he was named CCL All-Conference, 2nd Team All-Area and received the Marine’s Semper Fi Leadership Award and the Defense Player of the Year Award by PCHS.

 

Evan Carston, son of Don and Beth Carston of New Lenox, signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his football career at St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA) where he received both academic and athletic scholarships.  Carston is currently undecided on his major.  He is a graduate of Liberty Junior High School and is a parishioner at St. Jude Church in New Lenox.  Carston was named Student of the Month and received the Academic Achievement Award for history.  He has been a member of the Celtic football and wrestling teams for the past four years.  Furthermore, he was a member of the track team for three years.

 

Scott Hansen, son of Tim and Maureen Hansen of Orland Park, committed to continue his football career at Augustana College (Rock Island, IL) where he received an academic scholarship and plans to major in Pre-Optometry.  He is a graduate of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School and is a parishioner at St. Elizabeth Seton Church.  The honor roll student is a member of the National Honor Society and Augustinian Youth Ministry.  Hansen has also been a member of the Celtic football team for the past four years and the track team for three years.

 

Dan Hermosillo, son of Dan and Cindy Hermosillo of Plainfield, committed to continue his football career at Augustana College (Rock Island, IL) where he received an academic scholarship and plans to major in Education.  He is a graduate of Humphrey Middle School and is a parishioner at St. Dominic Church.  Hermosillo has been a member of the Celtic football team for the past four years and was named 2nd Team All-Area.

 

David Kaminski, son of David and Charlie Kaminski of Frankfort, committed to continue his football career at Denison University (Granville, OH) where he received an academic scholarship and plans to major in Economics.  He is a graduate of Noonan Academy and is a parishioner at St. Anthony Church.  The honor roll student is a member of the National Honor Society and Augustinian Youth Ministry.  Kaminski has also been a member of the Celtic football and track teams for the past four years.

 

Tyler Martinkus, son of Michael Martinkus and Michelle Maly of Mokena, committed to continue his football career at Concordia University (Mequon, WI) where he received an academic scholarship and plans to major in Physical Therapy.  He is a graduate of Mokena Junior High School and is a parishioner at St. Mary Church in Mokena.  Martinkus has been a member of the Celtic football team for the past four years and track team for two years.

 

Austin Regan, son of John and Margaret Regan of Mokena, committed to continue his football career at Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI) where he received an academic scholarship and plans to major in Business.  He is a graduate of St. Mary School and is a parishioner at St. Mary Church.  The honor roll student is a member of the National Honor Society, Habitat for Humanity and is a Eucharistic Minister.  Regan has been a member of the Celtic football team for the past four years and was named 1st Team All-Area.

 

Taylor Dickason, daughter of Tom and Kathy Dickason of Frankfort, committed to continue her cross country career at North Central College (Naperville, IL) where she received an academic scholarship and plans to double major in Spanish and Physical Therapy.  She is a graduate of Hickory Creek Middle School and is a parishioner at St. Jude Church in New Lenox.  The honor roll student is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and Habitat for Humanity.  Furthermore, she received the Spanish 3 Honors Award.  Dickason has been a member of the Celtic cross country and track teams for the past two years.  She ran her best 3 mile at Sectionals with a 20:43 time and was named Most Improved.

 

Jake Hopkins, son of Jeff and Kim Hopkins of Mokena, committed to continue his track and field career at Lewis University (Romeoville, IL) where he received both academic and athletic scholarships and plans to major in Economics and Finance.  He is a graduate of Homer Junior High School and is a parishioner at Our Mother of Good Counsel.  The honor roll student has been a member of the Celtic track and field team for the past four years and placed 8th in State in 2012.

 

Clare O’Donnell, daughter of Bernie and Beth O’Donnell of Lemont, committed to continue her cross country and track and field career at Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, IL).  She is currently undecided on her major.  O’Donnell is a graduate of SS. Cyril and Methodius School and is a parishioner at SS. Cyril and Methodius Church.  The honor roll student is a member of the National Honor Society, Augustinian Youth Ministry, Habitat for Humanity and is a Sacristan.  O’Donnell has been a member of the Celtic cross country and track teams for the past four years.  She was named MVP, Captain and was a State Qualifier for cross country; setting the school record for the 3 mile with a time of 18:44 and placing 13th at Sectionals.  Furthermore, she was a State Qualifier in the 1600M and 4x8, a Junior Olympian and a National Qualifier in the 1500M for track.

 

Steven Sismelich, son of Jeff and Gloria Sismelich of Orland Park, committed to continue his cross country career at North Central College (Naperville, IL) where he received an academic scholarship and plans to major in Business.  He is a graduate of Century Junior High School and is a parishioner at St. Stephen’s Church.  The honor roll student is a member of the National Honor Society and is a Student Ambassador.  He has received a Student Council Scholarship and was named Student of the Month for English.  Sismelich has been a member of the Celtic varsity cross country team for the past four years and the track and field team for the past two years.  He was team captain and Regional Champion in 2013.  Furthermore, Sismelich ranked in the Top 5 at Regionals, was the winner of the De La Salle Invite and named MVP for cross country for the past four consecutive years.  He set his personal best 3 mile record with a time of 15:33.

 

Leah Alles, daughter of Mark and Jill Alles of Tinley Park, committed to continue her volleyball career at the University of St. Francis (Joliet, IL) where she received both academic and athletic scholarships and plans to major in Biology.  Alles is a graduate of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School and is a parishioner at St. Stephen’s Church.  The honor roll student is a member of the National Honor Society, Augustinian Youth Ministry, Habitat for Humanity and Respect Life Club.  She is also a Eucharistic Minister and Sacristan.  Alles has been a member of the Celtic volleyball team for the past four years and was a four year letter winner and senior co-captain. During her last season, she had 48 service aces and 186 digs.

 

Anne Cummings, daughter of Roger and Lorrie Cummings of Lemont, committed to continue her volleyball career at Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, IL) where she received an academic scholarship and plans to major in Accounting.  Cummings is a graduate of SS. Cyril and Methodius School and is a parishioner at SS. Cyril and Methodius Church.  The honor roll student is a member of the Augustinian Youth Ministry and Habitat for Humanity.  Cummings has been a member of the Celtic volleyball team for the past four years and completed her last season with 183 kills, 30 blocks and was named MVP twice.

 

Timothy Doughney, son of Tim and Renee Doughney of Channahon, committed to continue his volleyball career at Clarke University (Dubuque, IA) where he received both academic and athletic scholarships and plans to major in Physical Therapy.  He is a graduate of Channahon Junior High School and is a parishioner at St. Ann Church in Channahon.  The honor roll student has been a member of the Celtic band, including marching, concert, pep and jazz.  Furthermore, he has been a member of the Celtic volleyball team for the past four years and is currently team captain.

 

Allison Errthum, daughter of Brian and Jennifer Errthum of Joliet, committed to continue her volleyball career at Lakeland College (Plymouth, WI) where she received an academic scholarship.  She is currently undecided on her major.  Errthum is a graduate of St. Raymond School and is a parishioner at St. Raymond Church.  The honor roll student is a member of the Augustinian Youth Ministry and a Student Ambassador.  Errthum has been a member of the Celtic volleyball team for the past four years.  She was named Team Captain and received the Hardest Worker Award her sophomore and senior years.

 

Brittany Charnot, daughter of Dave and Christina Charnot of Orland Park, committed to continue her cheerleading career at Illinois State University (Normal, IL) where she received an athletic scholarship.  She is currently undecided on her major.  Charnot is a graduate of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School and is a parishioner at St. Elizabeth Seton Church.  Charnot has been a member of the Celtic cheerleading team for the past four years.  She was member of the State Championship cheerleading team in 2013 and a team captain.

 

Paige Gorecki, daughter of Dan and Lori Gorecki of Homer Glen, committed to continue her hockey career at St. Anselm College (Manchester, NH) where she received a combined academic and athletic scholarship and plans to major in Nursing.  Gorecki is a graduate of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School and is a parishioner at St. Francis of Assisi.  The honor roll student is a member of the National Honor Society, Augustinian Youth Ministry and Habitat for Humanity.  She is also a Eucharistic Minister and Student Ambassador.  Gorecki has been a member of the Celtic soccer team for the past two years and the Chicago Mission hockey team for the past seven years.

 

Alyssa Newling, daughter of Elizabeth Newling of Frankfort, committed to continue her golf career at Eckerd College (Petersburg, FL) where she received an academic scholarship and plans to major in Business Administration.  Newling is a graduate of Noonan Academy and is a parishioner at St. Anthony Church.  The honor roll student has been a member of the varsity golf team for the past four years and received MVP and Most Improved awards.  Newling averaged 41.5 and placed 3rd individually at Conference and Sectionals in 2013.

 

Jack Petrusha, son of Mike and Mary Petrusha of Monee, committed to continue his lacrosse career at St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA) where he received both academic and athletic scholarships and plans to major in Criminal Justice.  He is a graduate of Crete-Monee Middle School and is a parishioner at St. Boniface Church in Monee.  The honor roll student has been a member of the Celtic football team for the past four years and the lacrosse team for the past two years.  He was named team captain of the lacrosse team his senior year.

 

Kelly and Maggie Ruane, daughters of John and Charlotte Ruane of Mokena, signed their National Letters of Intent to continue their tennis careers at McKendree University (Lebanon, IL) where they received both academic and athletic scholarships.  The Ruane sisters graduated from Academic Solutions and are parishioners at St. Jude Church in New Lenox.  The honor roll students are members of Habitat for Humanity and have been members of the tennis team for the past four years.  Playing doubles, the Ruanes compiled an overall record of 103-28 and a 19-8 record in the East Suburban Catholic Conference.  Kelly was a 4-time State Qualifier and Maggie and 3-time State Qualifier.

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