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This Month's Athletes

Alex Latoria

 Alex LatoriaSchool: St. Charles East High School
Sport: Softball


Alex is a 4 year starter for the East Softball Team. She is currently batting.614 with 2 HR & 7RBIs thru 5 games.

Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes School: Kaneland High School
Sport: Track & Field


Ben was 2nd at Illinois Prep top times and led off the 800 relay.

Jourdan Valkner

Jourdan ValknerSchool: South Elgin High School
Sport: Soccer


Jourdan Valkner has been the Varsity starting goalkeeper for four years at South Elgin High School. In her tenure she has a total of 24 shutouts to date and is working on picking up some more for the 2015 season.She  is one of the team captains and has helped lead the team to their current record of 7-1-1. She has only allowed 4 goals in on the season and has come up with big saves for the STORM. Jourdan is a leader both on and off the field. She will be continuing her academic and athletic career at Wynona State this fall.

Karli Chmelik

Karli ChmelikSchool: Central High School
Sport: Track & Field


Karli, a senior at Burlington Central High School, placed 5th at state in the Indoor High Jump.

Katie Difiglio

Katie Difiglio School: St. Charles North High School
Sport: Water Polo


In 13 games, Senior Captain Katie Difiglio is the leading scorer with 42 goals and first in steals with 51. The team has a  recordof10-2-1 and is ranked 22 inthestate.

Kristin Higgins

Kristin HigginsSchool: Geneva High School
Sport: Track & Field


Kristin was a UEC champion in the High Jump out of all 16 teams. In a previous meet, she also tied the school record with a jump of 54. She has cleared the state qualifying height of 53 in 3 meets this indoor season.

Peyton Piron

Peyton PironSchool: Batavia High School
Sport: Track & Field


Peyton led the Bulldogs to a 2nd place Overall and first place River Varsity UEC Team Championships. He broke three school indoor records in 300 Meters, 400 Meters and the 4 x 800 Relay.


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