Thursday, May 27, 2010

11 Questions with Team Captain Steve Yena

Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be doing some "getting to know our Foresters" profiles.

First up to bat is senior Steve Yena. Steve was named captain by his teammates this past winter, and has established himself as one of the most respected players on our team.

In addition to being a two-time all-conference tight end, Steve has also played three years of rugby. In addition, Steve was recognized for his contributions to the greater campus community by being named to the Senior 25 award by his peers.

Yena also has been a part of a cooperative program with University of Virginia where he went to Jamaica in the summer of 2009 to lend his hand in assisting the Falmouth Heritage Renewal. (see article: Jamaica Gleamer News)

Here are 11 questions that we posed Steve in a recent interview:

Birthplace: Chandler, Arizona

Favorite NFL Team: Arizona Cardinals

Favorite MLB Team: Arizona Diamondbacks

Favorite Food: Pepperoni Pizza

Favorite Movie: Braveheart

Favorite Professor: Carolyn Tuttle

Favorite Class: Ecology and Evolution

Favorite Football Memory: Beating Carroll three years ago with a drive under two minutes. Also playing in in my first game in college against Wash. U.

Favorite Quote: "If it's to be, its up to me."

Why did you choose Lake Forest College: Small Classes and close to Chicago.

After college, what do you hope to pursue: Either go into banking or agriculture.

Monday, May 10, 2010


The 132nd Commencement in the history of Lake Forest College took place this past weekend. Thirteen senior football players received their degrees. In addition to their degrees, there were a number of other awards garnered by the Forester Football Men. At the annual awards convocation, the Foresters were well represented, and saw four different team members awarded five of the schools highest honors.

The following list notes some of the academic accomplishments of the Foresters that were honored this past weekend:

Noah Dion, winner of the Edward H. Oppenheimer Memorial Prize (given to the senior man and woman who contributed the most to the College community)

Jaron Eanes, winner of the Nicholas J. Wasylik Senior Athletic Award (given to a graduating senior who best emulates the drive, determination, and positive outgoing attitude demonstrated by former athletic director and coach Nick Wasylik)

Ryan Glowacz, winner of the Senior Prize in Education.

Rick Storkan, winner of the Richard W. Hantke Award in History. Storkan also won the Solly A. Hartzo Award in Politics.

Both Glowacz and Storkan were both honored for their induction into the Lake Forest Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society.

Donovan Baldridge and Dan Carter were both honored for their inducation into Omicron Delta Epsilon, the National Economics Honor Society.

Glowacz added an induction into the Kappa Delta Pi honor society for Education.