2017 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE
WELCOME TO ILLINOIS COLLEGE On behalf of the entire Illinois College community, it is my pleasure to welcome the student-athletes, coaches, parents and fans in attendance. We truly appreciate your support of Illinois College, the Midwest Conference and the NCAA Division III athletics. We are extremely proud of our student-athletes at Illinois College. The Blueboys and Lady Blues strive for excellence on the playing field, as well as in the classroom and in the community. As a result, IC has continued to climb the ranks in the Midwest Conference’s All-Sports Standings, while increasing its number of academic all-conference awards and contributing to the vitality of the Jacksonville community. We are also very proud of the athletic facilities at Illinois College. Through the College’s dedication to fostering competitive athletic programs, and the financial investment of generous supporters, IC boasts some of the finest athletic facilities in Division III sports. Thank you for your enthusiastic and respectful support of all the competitive student-athletes. Please join me in wishing them the very best of luck. Go Blueboys and Lady Blues! Barbara A. Farley, Ph.D. President Illinois College
It is great to see the IC family back together for another fall season. I am extremely excited to welcome everyone back to campus for what will certainly be a fun season of exceptional competition. Our coaching staff has a few new faces, but the goals of Midwest Conference championships are still in place. As with every year, we are happy to welcome the new student-athletes to our fall rosters. In addition to these new talented student-athletes, we also return a crew of dedicated student-athletes looking to put their mark on IC Athletics. This group of young men and women have been working hard this summer to hone their craft and help IC Athletics soar up the rankings in the Midwest Conference. These strong men and women make me proud to be part of the Blueboy and Lady Blue family. This is going to be an exciting year for the Blueboys and Lady Blues. I look forward to seeing you at the games! Mike Snyder Director of Athletics Illinois College
2017 FOOTBALL COACHING RAY DEFRISCO Head Coach Phone: 217.245.3182 Email: [email protected]
Ray DeFrisco enters his second season as the head football coach of the Illinois College program in 2017. Previously, he spent 10 years at IC as an assistant and associate coach. DeFrisco has built a tradition here at Illinois College using effort, takeaways and points allowed as the hallmarks of the defense. He has coached three Midwest Conference Defensive Players of the Year (Ricky Padilla, 2010; Kurt Frischman, 2013; James Dambacher, 2014) during his tenure. The IC football team uses the word FAMILY as the pillars of the program. The strength of the FAMILY is bound together by the love and respect the players and coaches have for each other. DeFrisco prides himself on spending time with his players to ensure their success, a step that has been made easier by the roles Travis James and Tom Parkevich have taken on as Offensive and Defensive Coordinators, respectively. DeFrisco earned his bachelor’s degree from North Park University in 2002 and his master’s degree from Ashford University in 2010. Before coming to Illinois College, DeFrisco served as an assistant director of admissions and taught physical education and health, while also getting his start in coaching, at St. Patrick High School in Chicago. DeFrisco served as head coach of the sophomore football team and defensive coordinator for the varsity team. DeFrisco and his wife, Krista, reside in Jacksonville with their children: Aiden, Peyton, Gemma and Giovanni.
TRAVIS JAMES Offensive Coordinator Phone: 217.245.3345 Email: [email protected]
Travis James begins his third season on the Illinois College football staff in 2017. A 2013 graduate of Illinois College, James was an All-MWC selection as a senior on the Blueboy offensive line. After graduation, he joined the very first head coaching staff at Missouri Baptist University as the Spartans played their first year of football in the fall of 2014. James was the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator for MBU while pursuing a Master’s Degree from the University of Missouri. James resides in Jacksonville.
TOM PARKEVICH Defensive Coordinator Phone: 217.245.3449 Email: [email protected]
Tom Parkevich begins his second season as the defensive coordinator for the Illinois College football program in 2017. Parkevich joins the Blueboys after spending three seasons as the head coach at Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. There. he led the Tigers to their first winning record in 20 seasons with a 6-4 mark in 2014. Previously, Parkevich was a defensive coordinator at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. and Blackburn College in Carlinville, Ill. At St. Scholastica, Parkevich ran the defensive schemes that helped the Saints record an undefeated regular season in 2011. St. Scholastica led all of Division III in turnover margin in 2011 and were second nationally in 2010. Parkevich and his wife, Michelle, have three children, Beau, Levi and Veronica.
2017 FOOTBALL COACHING TIM ROBINSON
Passing Game Coordinator Phone: 217.245.3378 Email: [email protected]
Assistant Football Coach/Offensive Line Phone: 217.245.3400 Email: [email protected]
Tim Robinson begins his second season with the Illinois College football program in 2017. Robinson directs the Blueboy quarterbacks and also serves as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the entire athletic department.
Mark Gyrion enters his ninth season as an assistant football coach at Illinois College. Gyrion is the father of former Illinois College football player Aaron Gyrion, a 2013 graduate. He works primarily with offensive linemen.
Robinson was a four-year football letter winner for St. Lawrence University and was an All-Liberty League tight end in 2010. After graduating from St. Lawrence in 2011, he spent two seasons as an assistant coach for Hudson Valley Community College before moving on to NCAA Division II program Alderson Broaddus from 2012 to 2015 where he was Wide Receivers and Tight Ends Coach.
Gyrion is a graduate of De La Salle Institute High School and is employed at Concession Services Inc. as vice president of distribution.
During the Fall of 2015, Robinson was a sport performance intern at the University of Colorado, working across the board with numerous Pac-12 athletes and developing the strength and conditioning programs for men’s and women’s golf, women’s tennis and the competitive cheer program.
Gyrion and his wife, Kimberly, reside in Bridgeview. They have four children: Megan, Adam, Aaron and Ryan.
JOHN HEAFNER Assistant Football Coach/Secondary Phone: 217.245.3400 Email: [email protected]
Robinson also had brief stops as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Metro State University in Denver and as Wide Receivers Coach for St. Lawrence before joining the IC staff. Robinson resides in Jacksonville.
WES WELNACK Special Teams Coordinator Phone: 217.245.3400 Email: [email protected]
John Heafner enters his eighth season as an assistant football coach at Illinois College. Heafner works primarily with the secondary. Heafner earned his bachelor’s degree from Blackburn College in 1997 and his master’s degree from Quincy University in 2007. He currently serves as the guidance counselor at Virginia High School. Prior to coaching at Illinois College, Heafner served as the defensive coordinator at Pittsfield High School and Round Valley High School in Springerville, Arizona.
Wes Welnack begins his second season with the Illinois College football team in 2017. Welnack is the Special Teams Coordinator for the Blueboys as well as a coach of the running backs. A graduate of the University of North Texas, Welnack has previously served as the Tight Ends Coach at Cal Lutheran University where he produced two All-SCIAC selections, and at NAIA program Montana Tech University. Welnack resides in Jacksonville.
Heafner and his wife, Kristi, reside in Pittsfield with their two children: Jack and Jaynee.
2017 FOOTBALL COACHING JAMES DAMBACHER
Assistant Football Coach/Linebackers Phone: 217.245.3400 Email: [email protected]
Assistant Football Coach/Defensive Line Phone: 217.245.3400 Email: [email protected]
Assistant Football Coach/Wide Receivers Phone: 217.245.3400 Email: [email protected]
Assistant Football Coach/Superbacks Phone: 217.245.3400
Assistant Football Coach/Offensive Line Phone: 217.245.3400
Assistant Football Coach/Outside Linebackers Phone: 217.245.3400 Email: [email protected]
2017 FOOTBALL OPERATIONS
1 Jason Barbour RB | 6-2 | 205 | Jr. Troy, Ill. Triad
1 Chase Norman DL | 6-2 | 210 | Sr. Memphis, Tenn. Bishop Byrne
2 Matt Graef LB | 6-0 | 215 | Sr. Mammoth Lakes, Calif. Mammoth
2 Blake Matson QB | 6-0 | 185 | Sr. Lynn Center, Ill. Orion
3 Will Rankin SB | 6-1 | 210 | Jr. Collinsville, Ill. Metro-East Lutheran
3 Steve Reyna DB | 6-3 | 205 | Sr. Fort Worth, Texas Boswell
4 Parker Stokes RB | 5-10 | 195 | Fr. Taylorville, Ill. Taylorville
4 Ryan Torrance LB | 6-0 | 220 | Sr. Laughlin, Nev. Laughlin
5 Vincent Vanhorne LB | 6-0 | 195 | So. Henderson, Nev. Foothill
6 Zack DeWitt K | 6-2 | 175 | Jr. Jacksonville, Ill. Jacksonville
6 Shak Johnson RB | 5-8 | 185 | Fr. Morgantown, W.V. Morgantown
7 Austin Buchanan DL | 6-0 | 200 | Sr. The Colony, Texas The Colony
7 Drew Chance QB | 6-0 | 185 | Fr. Auburn, Ill. Auburn
8 Cole Peters WR | 6-1 | 210 | Sr. Cedar Hill, Mo. Northwest
8 Jaylin Swan DL | 6-2 | 200 | Fr. St. Louis, Mo. Soldan
9 Bryce McKinney WR | 5-8 | 175 | So. Gillespie, Ill. Gillespie
9 Tyree Washington 10 Michael Garcia DL | 6-1 | 220 | Sr. DB | 5-7 | 180 | Sr. North Kansas City, Mo. Diboll, Texas North Kansas City Diboll
10 Hunter Toeben QB | 5-10 | 190 | Fr. Pocahontas, Ill. Breese Central
11 Daniel Modelski QB | 5-10 | 195 | Sr. Hoffman Estates, Ill. Conant
11 Logan West DL | 6-1 | 240 | Sr. Lovington, Ill. Lovington
12 Josh Grant QB | 5-10 | 185 | Fr. Springfield, Ill. Rochester
12 Mitch Reynolds DB | 6-0 | 180 | Fr. Hillsboro, Ill. Hillsboro
13 Glen Gibbons Jr. WR | 5-10 | 155 | Fr. Mascoutah, Ill. Mascoutah
13 Dalton Merry DB | 5-9 | 170 | Jr. Carthage, Ill. Illini West
14 Josh Brooks LB | 5-10 | 230 | Sr. Sugar Land, Texas Lamar
15 Mason Farris WR | 5-6 | 165 | So. Rochester, Ill. Rochester
15 Dan Feld P | 6-4 | 230 | Jr. Rancho Encantada, Calif. Carmel
16 Austin Patton WR | 6-3 | 175 | Fr. Waterloo, Ill. Waterloo
16 Kody Thompson DB | 5-10 | 175 | Jr. Hermann, Mo. Hermann
17 Ben Rakers DB | 5-9 | 160 | Fr. Aviston, Ill. Breese Central
18 David Stocking WR | 5-8 | 170 | Fr. Joliet, Ill. Joliet Central
19 Allen Smith WR | 6-0 | 175 | Fr. Joliet, Ill. Joliet Central
14 Jasaun King DB | 5-7 | 160 | Fr. Mascoutah, Ill. Mascoutah
20 Carter Hilley DB | 6-0 | 185 | Fr. Pisgah, Ala. Fyffe
21 Greg Cross RB | 5-8 | 160 | Sr. Alton, Ill. Alton
21 Mike Koos LB | 5-11 | 215 | So. El Paso, Ill. El Paso-Gridley
22 Nick Tadie DB | 5-10 | 180 | Sr. Groveland, Ill. Morton
24 Logan Uyetake WR | 5-10 | 175 | Sr. Hilo, Hawaii Kamehameha
25 Tanner Stockton LB | 5-7 | 185 | So. El Paso, Ill. El Paso-Gridley
26 Robert Carr II DB | 5-8 | 170 | So. Gillespie, Ill. Gillespie
27 Steven Evanoff WR | 5-9 | 195 | So. Troy, Ill. Triad
28 Michael Soracco RB | 5-7 | 200 | So. Santa Barbara, Calif. Bishop Garcia Diego
28 Caleb VanDeVelde DB | 5-10 | 170 | Fr. Winchester, Ill. West Central
29 Riley Miller DB | 5-10 | 195 | So. Gilman, Ill. Iroquois West
31 Alex Cornett LB | 5-7 | 210 | Jr. Granite City, Ill. Granite City
33 Levi Parkevich LB | 5-10 | 210 | Fr. Jacksonville, Ill. Jacksonville
34 John Whitworth RB | 5-11 | 185 | So. Bethalto, Ill. Civic Memorial
35 Jaris Dalman DL | 6-0 | 220 | So. Nashville, Ill. Nashville
36 Cody Beile SB | 6-0 | 195 | Jr. St. Louis, Mo. Saint Mary’s
37 Brock Boston DB | 5-7 | 175 | So. Hillsboro, Ill. Hillsboro
38 Jacob Greifzu LB | 5-10 | 165 | Fr. Olney, Ill. East Richland
39 JD Roesch LB | 5-10 | 205 | Jr. Springfield, Ill. Chatham Glenwood
40 Christian Peacock SB | 6-0 | 210 | So. Carthage, Ill. Illini West
41 Jacob Homann DB | 6-0 | 210 | Sr. Freeburg, Ill. Freeburg
43 Garrick Myers LB | 5-7 | 200 | Jr. Decatur, Ill. Sangamon Valley
46 Dakota Hospelhorn LB | 5-8 | 200 | So. Eureka, Ill. Eureka
47 Seth Vaughn SB | 6-5 | 210 | Fr. Pana, Ill. Pana
48 Devon Butler LB | 5-7 | 205 | Fr. Fairfield, Ill. Fairfield
50 Eric Hasquin LB | 5-11 | 220 | Fr. Staunton, Ill. Staunton
52 Austin Grabow OL | 6-0 | 220 | So. Hillsboro, Ill. Hillsboro
53 Cody Stewart LB | 5-9 | 185 | Fr. Peoria, Ill. Peoria Heights
55 Taylor Briggs OL | 6-4 | 250 | So. Peoria, Ill. Dunlap
56 Hugh Trickel OL | 6-1 | 280 | So. Bloomington, Ill. Bloomington
57 Tanner Huegen OL | 6-0 | 260 | Fr. Aviston, Ill. Breese Central
58 Sean Pickerill OL | 6-0 | 200 | Fr. East Peoria, Ill. East Peoria
59 Quinn Allen OL | 6-1 | 290 | Jr. Petersburg, Ill. Porta
60 Will Brown OL | 6-0 | 275 | Jr. Girard, Ill. North Mac
62 David Dellit OL | 6-0 | 255 | Fr. Peoria Heights, Ill. Peoria Heights
63 Gerald Cadet OL | 6-0 | 230 | Sr. Jamaica, N.Y. St. Francis
64 Brad Spurling OL | 6-0 | 260 | So. Brighton, Ill Southwestern
66 Josh Hicks OL | 6-0 | 295 | Sr. Homestead, Fla. South Dade
68 Gavin Eddings OL | 6-0 | 240 | Fr. Luka, Ill. Salem
69 Austin Gruber OL | 6-2 | 290 | So. Pana, Ill. Pana
71 Craig Villarreal OL | 6-1 | 280 | Sr. Burns Flat, Okla. Burns Flat-Dill City
72 Alex Renehan DL | 6-0 | 345 | Jr. Gilman, Ill. Iroquois West
73 Cody Rutherford OL | 6-0 | 270 | Sr. Springfield, Ill. Sacred Heart-Griffin
74 Ben Cope OL | 6-0 | 315 | So. Bunker Hill, Ill. Bunker Hill
75 Ryan Erickson OL | 6-4 | 330 | Fr. Springfield, Ill. Glenwood
77 Zach Heren OL | 6-2 | 260 | So. Auburn, Ill. Auburn
78 Riley Reid OL | 6-3 | 350 | Sr. Lincoln, Ill. Lincoln
81 Kyle Obertino WR | 6-0 | 205 | Sr. Jerseyville, Ill. Jersey
82 Cain Powers WR | 5-11 | 200 | Fr. Amboy, Ill. Amboy
83 Bryce Winningham WR | 5-9 | 205 | Fr. Lawrenceville, Ill. Lawrenceville
85 Michael Nolte WR | 5-10 | 160 | Fr. Brighton, Ill. Southwestern
86 Caleb Baptist SB | 6-0 | 205 | Fr. Auburn, Ill. Auburn
87 Reid Berry SB | 5-11 | 200 | So. Glasford, Ill. Farmington
88 Daniel Bickert WR | 6-0 | 200 | So. Ballwin, Mo. Parkway West
89 Drew Reider WR | 5-6 | 150 | Fr. Oblong, Ill. Oblong
90 Dakotah Jones DL | 6-1 | 265 | Sr. Brielle, N.J. Manasquan
91 Connor Rutherford DL | 6-0 | 290 | Fr. Springfield, Ill. Sacred Heart-Griffin
92 Caleb Crawford DL | 6-0 | 245 | So. Springfield, Ill. Lanphier
93 Ben Kahl DL | 6-0 | 275 | Fr. Brighton, Ill. Bunker Hill
94 LeRandy Warren DL | 6-1 | 240 | Sr. Bethalto, Ill. Civic Memorial
96 James Medford DL | 6-0 | 235 | So. Jerseyville, Ill. Jerseyville
97 Peyton Denton DL | 6-0 | 210 | Fr. Moweaqua, Ill. Central A&M
98 Drew Clark DL | 6-3 | 330 | So. East Peoria, Ill. East Peoria
99 Mikey Brewer DL | 6-0 | 310 | Fr. Chicago, Ill. Crane
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics 1101 West College Avenue Jacksonville, Illinois 62650 217.245.3400 | www.illinoiscollegeathletics.com
IC FALL 2017 SPORTS SCHEDULES FOOTBALL Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11
ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHONOLOGY Simpson College UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO Beloit College CORNELL COLLEGE Monmouth College KNOX COLLEGE Grinnell College LAKE FOREST COLLEGE TBA (MIDWEST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND
6 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.
WOMEN’S TENNIS Sept. 2 Sept. 3 Sept. 6 Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 13 Sept. 16 Sept. 17 Sept. 23 Sept. 26 Oct. 4 Oct. 8 Oct. 14-15
Loras College 9 a.m. Aurora University (Dubuque, Iowa) 12 p.m. BLACKBURN COLLEGE 2 p.m. KNOX COLLEGE 5 p.m. Lawrence University 9 a.m. Ripon College 2 p.m. St. Norbert College 10 a.m. MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY 5 p.m. Fontbonne University 6 p.m. GRINNELL COLLEGE 9 a.m. CORNELL COLLEGE 2 p.m. Blackburn College 10 a.m. MONMOUTH COLLEGE 5 p.m. Westminster College (Mo.) 5 p.m. BELOIT COLLEGE 9 a.m. LAKE FOREST COLLEGE 1 p.m. Midwest Conference Championships (Madison, Wis.) 1 p.m./9 a.m.
MEN’S SOCCER Sept. 1 Sept. 3 Sept. 7 Sept. 9 Sept. 13 Sept. 16 Sept. 17 Sept. 19 Sept. 23 Sept. 24 Sept. 27 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 15 Oct. 18 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 3-4
WEBSTER UNIVERSITY 7 p.m. Franklin College 11 a.m. Fontbonne University 7 p.m. DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY (ILL.) 1 p.m. Blackburn College 5 p.m. CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY (CHICAGO) 2:30 p.m. RHODES COLLEGE 1 p.m. GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY 7 p.m. ST. NORBERT COLLEGE (SACRED HEART-GRIFFIN HS) 3:30 p.m. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY 3:30 p.m. WESTMINSTER COLLEGE (MO.) 7 p.m. GRINNELL COLLEGE 3:30 p.m. Monmouth College 3:30 p.m. Ripon College 3:30 p.m. Beloit College 1:30 p.m. KNOX COLLEGE 4:30 p.m. LAKE FOREST COLLEGE 1:30 p.m. Cornell College 3:30 p.m. Midwest Conference Tournament (TBA) TBA
Sept. 1 WEBSTER UNIVERSITY 5 p.m. Sept. 3 Spalding University 12 p.m. Sept. 6 Millikin University 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 Rockford University 1 p.m. Sept. 14 Fontbonne University 8 p.m. Sept. 16 CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY (CHICAGO) 5 p.m. Sept. 18 North Park University 7 p.m. Sept. 20 GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY 5 p.m. Sept. 23 ST. NORBERT COLLEGE 1 p.m. Sept. 24 LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY 1 p.m. Sept. 26 Blackburn College 3 p.m. ILLINOIS COLLEGE TOURNAMENT I Sept. 30 GRINNELL COLLEGE 1 p.m. Sept. 1 FONTBONNE UNIVERSITY 3 p.m. Oct. 7 Monmouth College 1 p.m. BLACKBURN COLLEGE 7 p.m. Oct. 10 ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY 7 p.m. Sept. 2 TRINE UNIVERSITY 10 a.m. Oct. 14 Ripon College 1 p.m. CULVER-STOCKTON COLLEGE 2 p.m. Oct. 15 Beloit College 11 a.m. Sept. 5 ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY – SPRINGFIELD 7 p.m. Oct. 21 LAKE FOREST COLLEGE 11 a.m. Oct. 23 KNOX COLLEGE 4:30 p.m. ROSE-HULMAN TOURNAMENT (TERRE HAUTE, IND.) Oct. 28 Cornell College 1 p.m. Sept. 8 William Woods University 5 p.m. Nov. 3-4 Midwest Conference Tournament (TBA) TBA North Central College 7 p.m.
Sept. 9 Sept. 12
Anderson University 10 a.m. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 12 p.m. Principia College 7 p.m.
ILLINOIS COLLEGE TOURNAMENT II Sept. 15 CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY (CHICAGO) 3:30 p.m. OLIVET COLLEGE 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 FRANKLIN COLLEGE 10 a.m. SAINT MARY’S COLLEGE (IND.) 2 p.m. Sept. 19 Sept. 27 Sept. 30 Oct. 6 Oct. 7 Oct. 11 Oct. 13 Oct. 14 Oct. 18 Oct. 20 Oct. 21 Oct. 25
Webster University 6 p.m. Knox College 7 p.m. Lawrence University 12 p.m. RIPON COLLEGE 7 p.m. ST. NORBERT COLLEGE 12 p.m. Monmouth College 7 p.m. CORNELL COLLEGE 7 p.m. GRINNELL COLLEGE 1 p.m. BLACKBURN COLLEGE 7 p.m. Lake Forest College 7 p.m. Beloit College 1 p.m. MACMURRAY COLLEGE 7 p.m.
AUGUSTANA VIKING CLASSIC (ROCK ISLAND, ILL.) Oct. 27 Simpson College 6 p.m. Augustana College 8 p.m. Oct. 28 Wartburg College 11 a.m. Nov. 3-4
Midwest Conference Tournament (TBA)
Sept. 2-3 Highland Classic (Rock Island, Ill.) 1 p.m./7:45 a.m. Sept. 8-9 Fighting Scot Invite (Monmouth, Ill.) 12 p.m./9 a.m. Sept. 16-17 Illinois Wesleyan Invitational (Normal, Ill.) 9 a.m./9 a.m. Sept. 18 ILLINOIS COLLEGE INVITATIONAL 10 a.m. Sept. 23 Monmouth College 10:30 a.m. Sept. 30 Grinnell College (Rockford, Ill.) 11 a.m. Oct. 1 Aldeen Preview (Rockford, Ill.) 11 a.m. Oct. 6-8 Midwest Conference Championship (Rockford, Ill.) 11 a.m./10 a.m./10 a.m.
MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 14 Oct. 28 Nov. 11
Titan Opener (Normal, Ill.) 6:15 p.m. UIS First Meet (Springfield, Ill.) 5:30 p.m. Bradley Intercollegiate (Peoria, Ill.) 5 p.m. Brissman-Lundeen Invitational (Rock Island, Ill.) 3 p.m. H.W. Wright Classic (Decatur, Ill.) 4:30 p.m. ILLINOIS COLLEGE INVITATIONAL 11 a.m. MWC CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 11 a.m. NCAA Midwest Regional 11 a.m.
Home contests in bold
ILLINOIS COLLEGE QUICK FACTS Location Jacksonville, Illinois Founded 1829 Enrollment 965 President Dr. Barbara A. Farley, Ph.D. Afilliation NCAA Division III Conference Midwest Conference Nickname Blueboys, Lady Blues School Colors True Blue and White Home Field England Stadium (Football, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer) Sherman Gymnasium (Volleyball) Bellatti Tennis Complex (Women’s Tennis) Nichols Park (Cross Country) The Links of Jacksonville (Women’s Golf) Director of Athletics Mike Snyder Director of Sports Information Alex Keil Head Athletic Trainer Terry Geirnaeirt Assistant Athletic Trainer Sarah Phillips Athletics Phone 217.245.3401 Athletics Fax 217.245.3398 Athletics Website www.illinoiscollegeathletics.com Athletics Facebook www.facebook.com/ illinoiscollegeathletics Athletics Twitter twitter.com/IC_Athletics
IC ATHLETICS STAFF
IC FIGHT SONG
Here come the brave Blueboys from old IC See how they thunder on to victory, Forever adding glory to her name, See how they fight, fight, fight To always bring her fame! The cherished sons of dauntless varsity Will conquer foes opposing old IC With voices cheering for the blue and white Old Illiinois will show her might, fight!
IC ALMA MATER
Words by Ruth Badger Pixley ’18 Music by A. Boyd Pixley Illinois, dear Alma Mater, Ivy’d Beecher, Sturtevant. Here we sing thy loving praises, Here renew our convenant. Chorus: Hail forever, Alma Mater, May thy children bring thee fame. Hail forever, Illinois, In our hearts shall live thy name.
Mike Snyder Director of Athletics
Caitlyn Moody Director of Athletic Facilities and Compliance
Meghan Roman Head Softball Coach/ Senior Woman Administrator
Treasur’d hilltop, ancient grove, Held in mem’ry ever dear, Winding walks and cherished campus, Old and new united here. Chorus May thy years increase by hundreds, Proud as those already gone. May the lamp thy founders lighted Lead thee e’er to heights beyond.
Alex Keil Director of Sports Information
Sarah Phillips Assistant Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coach
Terry Geirnaeirt Head Athletic Trainer
Photography by Darren Iozia
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