TF North, South Soccer Teams Score in the ClassroomAugust 26, 2014
The Thornton Fractional United Co-Op girls and boys soccer teams, comprised of both TF North and TF South students, recently received Team Academic Achievement Awards from the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). The girls team earned a 3.31 total cumulative team grade point average (GPA) and the boys team earned a 3.05 team GPA during the 2013-2014 season.
Head Coach Alejandro Lagunas indicated that members of both squads push one another to be successful both on the soccer field and in the classroom. Lagunas indicated that IHSA bestows the award on teams that successfully maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher throughout the season.
Dr. Creg E. Williams, superintendent of District 215, said of the honor, "We are quite pleased that our students are not only demonstrating their athleticism but their academic prowess as well."
Members of the girls soccer team include Debo Akinsanya, Brenda Alvarado, Lupita Arambula, Callie Barnum, Maisie Barnum, Azucena Calderon-Garza, Isabel Carrillo, Jackie Casillas, Jackie Chavez, Melaina Ferguson, Melissa Garcia, Alexis Gonzalez, Maira Gutierrez, Daysha Holloway, Moriam Ishola, Tiffany Lape, Brianna Martin, Monica Munoz, Elizabeth Ramirez, Jessica Saavedra, Evelyn Salas, and Iris Sanchez.
The boys team includes Ceasar Aceves, Jesus Alvarez, Israel Avila, Ivan Cazarin, Jeremy Celmer, Jefferson Feussom, Alexis Gallegos, Cristian Gonzalez, Edson Gonzalez, Gabriel Gutierrez, Zach Hill, Ray Kobus, Ruben Maciel, Ayrton Morales-Higuera, Mike Nykaza, Kennedy Osorio, Jose Pioquinto, Reynaldo Porter, Luis Ramirez, Luis Sanchez, Jose Sandavol, and Daniel Stellfox.