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Two Lemont student-athletes make college commitments


Lemont seniors Matt Milan and Kate Roenitz celebrated their college commitments.

Two Lemont High School seniors have made commitments to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Included among the student-athletes are football player Matt Milan (Illinois Wesleyan University) and cheerleader Kate Roenitz (Grand Valley State University).

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Matt Milan - Career Highlights

  • Picked up two varsity letters playing for head coach Bret Kooi
  • Earned the starting nod at quarterback as a senior in 2018
  • Served as a team captain
  • Completed 49-of-97 passes for 464 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions
  • Also was the team’s fourth-leading rusher, totaling 82 yards on 26 carries
  • Tied for second on the team with three rushing scores
  • Lemont went 5-5, finished as the SSC Blue runner-up with a 5-1 league mark, and advanced to the IHSA Class 6A Playoffs
  • Made his varsity debut as a junior in 2017, serving as the back-up quarterback
  • Completed 3-of-7 passes for 28 yards and a score, and added 10 rushing yards on three carries
  • Lemont went 10-2, posted a perfect 6-0 record in SSC Blue play, and reached the IHSA Class 5A Quarterfinals
  • High Honor Roll and National Honor Society student
  • Will play for head coach Norm Eash at Illinois Wesleyan University, an NCAA Division III institution that is located in Bloomington, Ill., and is a member of the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. Eash has won 200 games in his 32 seasons as the Titans’ head coach. Last year, the squad went 8-2 and shared the CCIW title.
Illinois Wesleyan University Football

Kate Roenitz - Career Highlights

  • Three-year member of the varsity squad for head coach Dave Erlenbaugh
  • Helped Lemont to three state finals appearances, including consecutive IHSA Medium Division State Championships, during her career
  • Tabbed with the “Leadership Award” as a senior in 2019
  • Lemont placed fifth at the 2019 IHSA Medium Division State Finals, and also posted runner-up finishes in IHSA Sectional and South Suburban Conference-Blue Division competition
  • During her junior year in 2018, Lemont was the SSC Blue runner-up and captured its first IHSA Sectional title since 2010 before going on to win the 2018 IHSA Medium Division State Championship
  • As a sophomore, the Indians won an SSC Blue title before capturing the 2017 IHSA Medium Division State Championship
  • High Honor Roll and National Honor Society student
  • Will cheer for head coach Brandy Skantze at Grand Valley State University, an NCAA Division II institution that is located in Allendale, Mich., and is a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Lakers were the NCA Intermediate All-Girl Division II National Runner-Up in 2017, and won the 2016 NCA Intermediate Co-Ed Division II National Championship in 2016. Grand Valley State finished fifth in both of these categories in 2019.
Grand Valley State University Cheerleading

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