Foresters take the game INTERNATIONAL

Foresters take the game INTERNATIONAL
Seven Lake Forest Seniors and Head Coach Jim Catanzaro travelled to Mexico with Team Stars and Stripes and defeated the CONADEIP All-Star Team 29-7 in December.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Relay for Life Recap

It was a great evening on Friday, April 4th, as the Lake Forest College community gathered together to celebrate life, and raise funds to fight cancer. In partnership with the American Cancer Society, the Forester community raised over $41,000 to fight cancer. Of that amount, the Forester Football team, and their supporters raised $11,385 to fight cancer.

See the time-lapse video for Relay below:

"It was inspiring to see our players rise to the occasion. Though there were some big gifts, it was more of people all "chipping" in. This is a very meaningful event for the Forester family, and it is one that I am proud our guys rally around," said Head Football Coach Jim Catanzaro.

Members of the Forester football team continued to walk throughout the evening, and several Foresters were "up all night" in support of the evenings programming.

Members of the Forester Football team take
the final lap of Relay for Life

Luminaries in the hockey arena at Relay for Life

Thank you to all who supported the school's efforts. 

Several Foresters Tweeted throughout the night about their experiences... 
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Last night at was one of the best times I've ever had at Lake Forest College. Thank you

Life is like an ember, flickering as if it could die out any moment, but also resilient, refusing to disappear.

Alums chimed in as well:

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    Shout out the the forester football boys at relay

    1. Late shout out to for coming out with some alumni support last night at Relay. Great to see you!!
    2. great to be at one of my favorite events at LFC!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Relay for Life

Have you donated to the Forester Football Relay for Life Efforts?

We have lead the fundraising efforts for Lake Forest College each of the last five years and we do not want 2014 to be any different. You can donate on our behalf here:

Forester Football Relay for Life Donation Page

If you have any direct questions, please contact Coach Catanzaro @

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Where are the Foresters from???

Forester football players come from ALL-ACROSS the country. The above map represents the states that current members of the Forester roster hail from. This does not include our international players: Phil Rindom- Denmark, Nana Yaw Larbi-Tieku- Ghana, Giang Nguyen- Vietnam, and Clint Stibbard- Canada. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Lake Forest College Football Coach Jim Catanzaro, will once again lead the Chicago area Contact Football Camp at Lake Forest College June 15-19th.

"This is an incredible camp. We have attracted some of the best coaches throughout the country to come and work our camp. Their specificity of teaching, their approach to technical development, and the opportunity to do this in a full contact environment is unique," said Catanzaro. "Last season we had coaches from six different college football programs, and I anticipate another high quality staff again in 2014."

"This camp provides a lot of great exposure of the athletes to the coaches that are on site. Additionally, the youth of the camp learn the basic skills of contact in a gradual, safe, and fundamentally sound manner. We have had numerous repeat campers, including several that have been hear for six or seven years," said Catanzaro.

For more information on the camp, please read the press release linked below.

Press Release

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

End of Year Team Awards Announced

The Forester Football team announced their end of the year award winners at their banquet at the Key Lime Cove Convention Center.

MVP: Senior, Defensive End, Jake Rotkvich. The 2x 1st Team All-MWC Selection paced the Foresters with 8 sacks and 12.5 tackles for a loss, while serving his second year as team captain.

MIP: Sophomore, Wide Receiver, George Vidas. Vidas who had just one catch as a freshman, lead the Foresters in receiving yards (454) and was second in receptions during his sophomore campaign. In the final contest of 2013, Vidas broke a school record for yards per reception as he had 4 catches for 158 yards (39.5 yards per catch) against conference champions St. Norbert College.

Rookie of the Year: Freshman, Running Back, Charlie Quinn. The Scottsdale, AZ native lead the Foresters in rushing after injuries to all upperclass running backs pushed him to the starting role. Quinn averaged 4.0 yards per carry, and had three games where he recorded over 75 yards.

Forester Pride Award: Senior, Defensive Lineman, Michael Garetto-Balmer. Garetto-Balmer, was selected by his teammates, as the individual who best represents the Forester Football Program. A 3x All-Academic MWC selection, who was also a 2x All-MWC selection on the field, Garetto-Balmer finished the season with 7 Sacks on the year. Garetto-Balmer was also named Capital One Academic All-District Team.