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Three Lemont student-athletes make college commitments

3/13/2019

Lemont High School seniors (L-R) Garan Polic, Daina Maleiska and Ray Scribano all will continue their athletic careers at the college level.

Three Lemont High School seniors have made commitments to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Included among the student-athletes are cross country runner Daina Maleiska (Purdue University-Northwest), basketball player Garan Polic (St. Ambrose University) and swimmer Ray Scribano (St. Norbert College).

Daina Maleiska - Career Highlights

  • Three-year member of head coach Tim Plotke’s girls’ cross country program
  • Helped the team to two South Suburban Conference-Blue Division titles and two IHSA Class 2A Cross Country State Finals berths, and twice earned all-conference accolades
  • Placed third at the 2018 SSC Blue Meet as a senior, earning All-SSC accolades
  • Was Lemont’s second finisher (9th overall) in regional competition and its third finisher (26th overall) in sectional competition
  • Crossed the line fourth among Lemont runners in a personal-best 19:25.6, as Lemont finished 18th at the 2018 IHSA Class 2A State Finals
  • Lemont posted a 12-1 record in dual meets in 2018
  • Placed sixth at the 2017 SSC Blue Meet as a junior, earning All-SSC honors
  • Helped Lemont to an IHSA Regional title in 2017, as well as a third-place finish in sectional competition
  • Crossed the line in 20:42 in her state finals debut, as Lemont placed 18th at the 2017 IHSA Class 2A State Finals
  • Lemont posted a perfect 13-0 record in dual meets in 2017
  • Also a four-year member of Plotke’s girls’ track and field program
  • Helped the team to SSC Blue titles in both 2017 and 2018
  • Two-time All-SSC performer in the pole vault who has established a personal best of 8’0”
  • Also has established personal bests in the high jump (4’9”). triple jump (29’10”), 800 meter run (2:38) and 1600 meter run (5:50)
  • High Honor Roll and National Honor Society student
  • Signed a National Letter of Intent to run for head coach Austin Warner at Purdue University-Northwest, an NCAA Division II institution that is located in Westville, Ind., and is a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Pride placed tenth at the 2018 GLIAC Championship.
Purdue University-Northwest Cross Country

Garan Polic - Career Highlights

  • Earned two varsity letters playing for head coach Rick Runaas
  • Served as a starter as a senior in 2018-19 and played in 29 of 31 games
  • 6’2” guard/forward who played the role of the team’s “glue guy”
  • Ranked third on the team in rebounding and steals, and was fourth in deflections
  • Converted on better than 54 percent of his attempts inside the arc, which was third among Lemont’s regulars
  • Earned the Lemont Basketball Coaches’ Award, thanks in part to his willingness to play wherever he was needed
  • Lemont posted a 16-15 record, finished fourth in the South Suburban Conference-Blue Division, and was an IHSA Class 4A Regional Finalist
  • Debuted on the varsity squad as a junior in 2017-18, appearing in 21 of 28 games
  • Lemont posted a 19-9 record, finished as the SSC Blue runner-up, and was an IHSA Class 4A Regional Finalist
  • Averaged more than 10 points per game while serving as a three-year starting guard for his Chicago Lockdown AAU team
  • High Honor Roll and National Honor Society student who was a Loyola University Scholar last summer
  • Signed a National Letter of Intent to play for head coach Ray Shovlain at St. Ambrose University, an NAIA institution that is located in Davenport, Iowa, and is a member of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Shovlain has led the Bees to 18 20-win seasons in his 36 years at St. Ambrose. The Bees went 17-13 this season.
St. Ambrose University Men's Basketball

Ray Scribano - Career Highlights

  • Earned four varsity swimming letters, including the final two under head coach Mike Beranek
  • Helped Lemont to four consecutive runner-up finishes in the South Suburban Conference-Blue Division
  • Served as a team captain as a senior in 2018-19
  • Placed third in the 100 butterfly and fourth in the 100 backstroke at the 2019 SSC Blue Meet, and was part of the runner-up 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams
  • Placed eighth in the 100 butterfly in sectional competition with a personal best time of 58.88
  • Posted conference runner-up finishes in both the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke, setting a personal best time of 1:01.79 in the latter, as a junior at the 2018 SSC Blue Meet
  • Was part of a 200 medley relay team that placed second in a school-record time (1:44.56), as well as a runner-up 400 freestyle relay team
  • Was a conference champion in both the 100 butterfly and 500 freestyle at the 2017 SSC Blue Meet as a sophomore, posting a personal best time in the 500 free (5:03.68)
  • Was part of the victorious 400 freestyle relay team that set a school record (3:26.86), as well as a runner-up 200 medley squad
  • Placed seventh and eighth, respectively, in the 500 freestyle and 200 freestyle in sectional competition in 2017
  • Swam for the Lemont Dolphins
  • High Honor Roll student
  • Will swim for head coach Franco Pacheco at St. Norbert College, an NCAA Division III institution that is located in De Pere, Wis., and is a member of the Midwest Conference. The Green Knights recently finished their first season of competition at the NCAA Division III level and placed fourth at the Midwest Conference Championship.
St. Norbert College Men's Swimming

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