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Loyola football alumnus Shannon wins inaugural collegiate long snapper award

by Neil Milbert, Freelance Reporter Sports, Alumni-College

Notre Dame’s John Shannon, who was a key player on Loyola Academy’s undefeated 2015 Class 8A state championship team, is the winner of the inaugural Patrick Mannelly Award, recognizing him as the best long-snapper in Division-I football in 2019....

New Trier grad Cook makes drastic career change post-basketball

by Drew Favakeh, Sports Intern Sports, Alumni-College

The way Steven Cook saw things, playing basketball overseas was an experience. After a stellar season at Princeton, he’d put in his time, see the world, make some friends.

And he did that from 2017 to 2018, playing for...

Loyola grad Wieczorek and Pepperdine teammate Michael Wexter to play together in Germany

by Michael Wojtychiw, Sports Editor Sports, Alumni-College

Michael Wexter and David Wieczorek have come a long way in five years.

The pair, who were members of the Pepperdine University men’s volleyball team, are both Chicago-area natives. After playing together for the past...