Sports Recap (August 27 - September 2) - Wheaton Academy

September 5, 2018

Sports Recap (August 27 – September 2)

Throughout the week had a few cancellations due to poor weather but many of the teams were still able to play. Below is a recap of the week and a preview of what’s happening in this upcoming week.

Boys Golf:

The boys golf team defeated Chicago Christian 160-178 on Thursday, August 30 at Pheasant Run Resort in Saint Charles. Marcus Bult led the way for the Warriors by shooting a 39. Closely behind him was Jack Dykema (40), Graham Head (40), and David Frank (41). Next week, they travel to IC Catholic Prep on Sep. 4th, and then host Riverside Brookfield on Sep. 6th at Pheasant Run Resort.

Boys Soccer:

A week after winning their first two games of the season, the boys soccer team defeats Elmwood Park, Wheaton Warrenville South and Cuyahoga Valley to improve to 5-0 on the season. On Monday August 27th, the Warriors faced their first conference matchup of the season against Elmwood Park. Seamus Kilgallon led the way for the Warriors with a hat trick to help the Warriors win 9-0. On Thursday, Wheaton Academy traveled to Wheaton Warrenville South  for a non-conference matchup. Owen Setran got things rolling early by scoring a goal in the 8th minute mark. Logan Finnegan then started the second half off strong by putting one in the back of the net just 35 seconds into the second half. Setran scored his second goal of the night to secure the 3-0 victory. The Warriors completed the week with a 5-0 win against Cuyahoga Valley.

This week, the boys soccer team travels to St. Edward on Tuesday, and then hosts Timothy Christian on Thursday. They finish off the week by beginning the Pepsi Showdown in Joliet on Saturday.

Cross Country:

Both the boys and girls cross country team began their seasons on Saturday because the Sycamore Invite was cancelled due to thunder and lightning. At the Fenton meet, weather was a factor as well by having both the boys and the girls run together in one big race in order to beat the weather. Because of this, there were no team results but individual times were still tracked. For the girls, freshman Lily Lebo came in first for the Warriors with a time of 20:46. Behind her was Mia Rynbrandt with a 20:48. For the boys, Nate Bierly led the way for the Warriors with a time of 17:44. Blake Wittstock (17:49) and Sheldon Powell (18:23) also ran well for the Warriors.

On Saturday (September 8) the boys and girls cross country teams travel to Rosary High School to compete in their second meet of the season that starts at 9:00am.


After defeating Thornridge in the first week of the season, the football team dominated St. Edward 38-6 to improve to 2-0 on the season. They got off to a quick start by scoring on the first play of the game. QB Ben Thorson connected with Noah Jones on a 24-yard TD pass. They later hooked up for an 18-yard TD to put the Warriors up 14-0. Continuing on the offensive side of the ball, RB Cristian Cartens ran for 124 yards on 14 carries. Thorson ended the game with 163 yards and 4 TD’s to go along with a rushing TD. Sam Palmer led the Warrior Defense with six tackles and a fumble recovery. St. Edward only had 80 total yards of offense in the game.

On Friday, the Warriors host Immaculate Conception at 7:15pm

Girls Golf:

The girls golf team did not play this past week due to bad weather. They have three scheduled meets this week, all away from home. Starting on Tuesday, they face St. Edward High School. On Friday, the girls golf team travels to Plainfield South before finishing off the week at Waukegan on Saturday

Girls Tennis:

To start the week, the girls tennis match against Wheaton North was postponed due to bad weather.  On Thursday, they came away victorious against Wheaton Warrenville South. In singles, Carly Chan, Madison Brown and Caroline Helmer won their matches. Olivia Hamm and Ellie Howland set the tone in doubles to help Wheaton Academy come away with a 5-2 win over Wheaton North. Next week, they host Rosary on Thursday and then travel to Waubonsie Valley on Saturday.

Girls Volleyball:

The girls volleyball team traveled to Timothy Christian on Thursday night. The Warriors looked crisp as they started the game, and were in control until a couple untimely errors cost them the first set losing 23-25. In the second set, they struggled to bounce back and lost 8-25. The Warriors look forward to a long weekend break and will be back in action at home against Aurora Central Catholic on Thursday night in the Warrior Dome.