Stories about Benet Academy high school sports
A new-look Benet team led by Brady Kunka and Niko Abusara turned some heads at the 19th annual Riverside-Brookfield Summer Shootout.
Here is the Suburban Life All-Area softball team.
Here is the Suburban Life All-Area girls soccer team.
Benet senior Mariana Pinto, who scored 25 goals and tallied 13 assists in leading the Redwings to second place in Class 2A, is the Suburban Life girls soccer Player of the Year.
Lemont junior Sage Mardjetko, who led her team to the Class 3A state championship on Saturday, throwing a no-hitter in the final, led 26 area players earning All-State recognition by the Illinois Coaches Association Monday.
Chris Catanzaro scored a goal in the 58th minute as Triad turned away Benet 1-0 in the Class 2A state final to repeat as state champions and deny the Redwings their second state title.
Benet fell to Triad in the IHSA Class 2A state soccer championship game at North Central College in Naperville on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
Anna Casmere's goal in the 72nd minute of Friday's Class 2A state semifinal sent Benet past Deerfield 3-2 and into the state championship match against defending champion Triad.
Benet Academy defeated Deerfield in an IHSA Class 2A girls soccer semifinal at North Central College in Naperville on Friday, June 3, 2022.
Freshman Keira Petrucelli finished Mariana Pinto’s gorgeous pass with 15:06 remaining to lift the Benet to a 1-0 victory over Dunlap and a berth in this weekend’s Class 2A state tournament.
Kaneland scored three runs in the top of the eighth on Dylan Conklin's two-out grounder that included three errors and a throw home that hit the umpire in the head, and the Knights went on to a wild 9-7 win over Benet in the Class 3A Kaneland Regional final.
Downers Grove South senior and NIU football recruit Eli Reed stunned the Class 3A state track meet on Saturday, winning the 400-meter dash. Also in Charleston, Wheaton Warrenville South's Reece Young won the 100 with several other area medalists.
Led by singles champ Mujtaba Ali-Kahn, Hinsdale Central won its 25th state tennis championship on Saturday. In Class 1A, Benet took second behind defending champ Latin and Ben Graft finished third to become Marmion's first medal winner since 1953.
Shannon Earley scored four of her game-high five goals in the first half and Madeline Jensen made 13 saves, and Benet showed its 'grit' in beating Neuqua Valley 14-13 in Friday's St. Francis Sectional final.
Keira Petrucelli scored two first-half goals as Benet soccer beat Lemont in a sectional final, Kora Navarro struck out nine as Montini softball beat IC Catholic in a sectional final, and Glenbard East's Alonso Perkins leads area finalists at state track in Friday's roundup.