By Pam Flores
The second half of the season is set to kick off with teams in the Scholastic Cup and Founders Cup battling for a top position to advance to the league playoffs that wrap-up the Metro season. Some stats from the conclusion of the tiering round include:
- Top five schools: Glenbrook (the only undefeated team with 11 wins), Loyola and Latin (8 wins), and Fenwick and New Trier Gold (7 wins)
- Top scorers include Maddie Shea (Fenwick; 19 points), Val Ruley (Evanston; 18 points), Kennedy Stein (Lake Forest High School; 18 points), Kendra Nealy (Latin; 18 points); Isabelle Sennett (New Trier Gold; 18 points); Daniela Gendron (Lake Forest Academy; 17 points); Lily Cataldo (Glenbrook; 17 points); Katerina Poulos (Glenbrook; 17 points); Hannah Jensen (Glenbrook South; 16 points), Nicole Knudsen (Glenbrook; 15 points) and Valerie Caldwell (Loyola; 15 points)
- Top goaltenders (100 minutes+ played) include Jojo Chobak (Glenbrook; save percentage 98), Gabriella Ciesla (Loyola; save percentage 94); Corynn Salazar (Lake Forest; save percentage 94); Rachel Lugo (Glenbrook; save percentage 92); Alex Rodman (Latin; save percentage 92); Tianna Lavalle (Loyola; save percentage 91), Amanda Peter (Lake Forest High School; save percentage 90), Murphy McFarlane (Fenwick; save percentage 89), Grace Giangreco (Evanston; save percentage 88), and Lena Flores (Fenwick; save percentage 88)
Sisters Go Head to Head!
One of the most exciting games to wrap up the first half of season took place on December 20, with Latin facing off against Evanston at Johnny’s Ice House. The game was highly competitive and found Latin senior and team Captain, Emma Unterseher battling against her sister Kate, Evanston’s freshman goalie.
The game went back and forth with Evanston edging Latin out by one goal. It was great fun on and off the ice as the girls reunited after the game for a cute photo. These two teams – and these two sisters – will face each other twice in the second half of the seasons. So…the fun will continue!
The fun events and those designed to support the community continue!
Latin High School Toy Drive
The Latin girls’ team ran a toy drive prior to their game against Evanston on December 20. The entire team participated and a good number of toys were collected. The toys were donated to a local charity for distribution to needy kids in time for Christmas.
Fenwick’s Alumni Game and Christmas Party
Over the holidays the Fenwick Girls team held its annual alumni game and Christmas party, bringing back several years of former skaters and goaltenders that played both under the Fenwick banner and the Oak Park River Forest flag. The girls had a blast battling former team mates, and the newly minted alumni loved playing their former teammates. The alumni beat the current team in a tightly contested match, 4-3.
Happy New Year to all and good luck to all the teams in the second half of the season!