Seven Marist High School seniors participated in a signing ceremony at the school on Wednesday, November 11, to commit to their respective college athletic programs. Parents, coaches and school administrators were in attendance.
Marist’s basketball program had three student-athletes sign. Dajae Black, a shooting guard, will play for Lewis University. Teammates Tehya Fortune, a point guard, and Katelyn Rosner, a post player, will both join the University of Illinois at Springfield program.
Softball players Lizzie Annerino and Madison Naujokas, who are four year varsity team members and helped lead the RedHawks to a state championship last June, also signed with college programs. Annerino, a pitcher, will attend and play for Boston University, while Naujokas, a short stop, heads to James Madison University in Virginia.
Three volleyball players also participated in the signing. Allyssa Rizzo, a setter and captain, will attend and play for Montana State University. Middle hitter Anne Marie Stifter, a three year starter and captain, committed to the University of Chicago. Emily Sullivan, an outside hitter, will play for Spring Hill College in Alabama.
Additionally, Marist senior Maura Smith signed to play volleyball at Grand Valley State University at a ceremony with her club team, Chicago Elite.
Marist competes in the East Suburban Catholic Conference, and each year dozens of students are recruited to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level. Celebrating more than 50 years, Marist is a Roman Catholic, coed high school, making Jesus Christ known and loved in the Marist Brothers’ tradition, while preparing students for higher education and life.