“I was starting since my sophomore year, so I’ve always been the younger dude,” Lorenzo said. “But now since I’m a senior they really want me to take control of the team and show them the right things to do.”
Loyola in 7A? Joliet Catholic in 4A? The 2021 fall schedule is out, and the lack of postseason in 2020 had a significant impact on the multiplier and success formula. How many teams will choose to play up?
The recent DeKalb graduate and soon-to-be Cleveland State wrestler took second in both the freestyle and Greco Roman events, the only competitor in his age group to reach the finals in both styles. And in Greco, he kept on coming from behind.
“From the start we all came together,” said Jenna Lewey, who plays for NIU after graduating from Sycamore. “From our first few practices and our first game we clicked really well. Everybody was on the same page. It helps that a lot of us have played together at some point in our careers but also the new people have come in and stepped it up.”
“They were hungrier than we were. There’s no secret about that,” Gecan said. “They wanted to win more. [Reyes], you could see it in his eyes. He was going to get some goals. We didn’t have a guy that wanted it that much today unfortunately. Hopefully that will change going forward.”