LOCKPORT, IL — Three Lockport athletes who attend Providence Catholic High School will proceed their athletic careers on the collegiate degree, in accordance to a faculty press launch. Lockport’s student-athletes are Jude Allen (baseball), Annalize Pietrzyk (basketball) and AJ Vinci (baseball).
“As at all times, we’re very happy with these athletes. They are academically adept college students who excel within the classroom and of their respective sports activities. We want all of them the easiest in school and sooner or later, and sit up for seeing them proceed to play on the subsequent degree,” Athletic Director Doug Ternik said in a press release.
Providence provided the following information about each student-athlete:
Jude Allen of Lockport, son of Chris and Anastasia Allen, was recognized for his dedication to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside to further his baseball career on academic and athletic scholarships, according to the school. Allen is a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Constantine and Helen and a graduate of Oak Prairie Junior High. As a member of the honor roll, he was also involved with the National Honor Society and baseball at Providence Catholic.
“The school prep programs actually ready me for faculty,” Allen said in a press release. “The teachers and trainers are helpful and accompany us on our way. I want to thank them and my parents for helping me achieve this goal.”
Lockport’s Annalize Pietrzyk, daughter of Michael and Tiffany Pietrzyk, was recognized for her dedication to Hillsdale College to continue her basketball career on a full-sport scholarship, according to the school. She plans to study biology. Pietrzyk is a member of St Jude’s Parish New Lenox and a graduate of St Joseph Middle School, Lockport. As a member of the Honor Roll, she has also been involved with the National Honor Society, Augustinian Youth Ministry, Habitat for Humanity, Take A Stand to Cancer, and the Respect Life Club. As an athlete, she was a member of the girls’ basketball team every four years. She was recognized for her athletic talents and was named GCAC Player of the Year as a junior. was voted Team MVP in her junior and senior years; earned All-Conference and All-Area their sophomore, junior and senior years; and received an IBCA All-State Special Mention as a junior.
“I had great teachers and great coaches here. I was academically challenged at Providence, that can only help me in college,” Pietrzyk mentioned in a launch. “Thanks to my teachers, coaches and parents who always believed in me.”
AJ Vinci of Lockport, son of Brandon Levy and Alexandra Vinci, was acknowledged for his dedication to Saint Louis University to proceed his baseball profession with athletic and tutorial scholarships, the college mentioned in a press launch. He plans to main in Business Finance and minor in Business Real Estate. Vinci is a member of St. Joseph Parish in Lockport, the place he additionally graduated. At Providence, he was inducted into the National Honor Society and served on the baseball and basketball groups.
“Providence prepared me for college through their excellent academic curriculum and taught me to work hard, be consistent and be motivated,” Vinci mentioned in a press launch. “I will pass on what I have been taught in the classroom and on the field by my teachers and coaches, and by family and friends as I continue my college baseball career.”