Eight student athletes from Providence Catholic High School signed national letters of intent, agreeing to attend a variety of colleges and universities. Five Providence girls and three boys signed on for collegiate sports commitments.
Don Sebestyen, principal of Providence Catholic High School, said, “We are very proud of these young men and women who have worked hard both in and outside of the classroom. We wish them the very best in college and in life.”
For girls volleyball:
- Krista Brakauskas, Lemont, is headed to Miami University of Ohio on a full athletic scholarship. Brakauskas, a setter, played volleyball all four years at Providence and was a three-year varsity starter. During junior and senior years, she was named All-Conference, All-Area, All-Tournament, All-Tournament-MVP, Herald News Player of the Week and was a member of the All-Star Team.
- Lacey Hill, Shorewood, is headed to at Truman State University on an athletic scholarship. Hill plans to major in business. Hill was an outside hitter for the Celtics.
- Alyssa Maloney, Homer Glen, will be playing for Bowling Green State University on a full athletic scholarship. Maloney plans to major in science. Maloney, a middle hitter, played volleyball all four years at Providence and was a two-year varsity starter. During her senior year, she was named All-Conference, All Tournament, All-Tournament-MVP and All-Area.
For girls softball:
- Amanda Wilson, Minooka, will continue her career at Florida Atlantic University on an athletic scholarship. She is currently undecided on her major. Wilson, who is a pitcher and plays first base, has been a varsity starter for the Celtic softball team her entire high school career. Furthermore, she has been named MVP, All-Conference, All-Area and All-State.
For girls basketball:
- Alex Shermulis, Orland Park, is headed for Ferris State University on a NCAA Division II athletic scholarship. She is currently undecided on her major. The honor roll student played basketball all four years at Providence and was a three-year varsity starter. Shermulis, a point guard, was varsity co-captain her senior year.
For boys baseball:
- Billy Quirke, New Lenox, plans to continue his career at Bellarmine University on a combined academic and athletic scholarship. He is currently undecided on his major. The honor roll student has played second base for the Celtics his entire high school career.
- Devin Williams, New Lenox, is expected to play at the University of Evansville on an athletic scholarship. He plans to major in physical therapy. The honor roll student has played for the Celtic baseball team his entire high school career.
For boys volleyball:
- Brendan Surane, Lockport, is headed to Ball State University on a combined academic and athletic scholarship. He plans to major in business administration. The honor roll student is a member of the National Honor Society and has played on the boys’ volleyball team his entire high school career. As a junior, Surane was named to the All-Catholic League Blue Team and was the Team MVP. Furthermore, he was selected to play as a member of the 2012 USA Boys Youth National Team which placed 3rd and qualified for the 2013 World Championship.