Friday, September 29, 2017

Week #7


Past Week Successes

Girls Volleyball-- Congratulations to the Freshmen A team who went 4-1 in the Schaumburg tournament. They defeated Libertyville in the semis and Stevenson in the championship!!!  Way to go girls!

Girls Volleyball--The sophomore girls volleyball team took 2nd place at the Fremd Sophomore Volleyball Tournament this past weekend with 3 wins and a loss in the championship versus Lake Forest.  Awesome job. ladies!

Hardy's Hammer Hit of the Week

Evan McMahon--Evanston JV game


Alex Giusti-Barrington JV game


Matt Rodi--Barrington JV game

Schedule of Events for the Week of October 2nd


Coaching Staff Profiles--Girls Swimming

Andrew Kittrell--Head Girls Swimming and Assistant Boys Swimming Coach
8 years in the Physical Education Department
Hobbies:  water sports, spending time with my family, reading



Brian Newby--Assistant Girls Swimming and Head Boys Water Polo Coach
20 years in the Physical Education/Drivers Education Department
Hobbies:  friends, family, beaches, scuba diving and pickleball



Kristen Newby--Assistant Girls Swimming and Head Boys Swimming Coach
12 years in the Science Department
Hobbies:  being on the beach, playing with my dogs


Donna O'Brien-- Head Girls and Boys Diving Coach
retired from teaching
Hobbies:  coaching club diving at Windy City Diving, certified diving judge, gardening, baking, and quillting

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Week #6

Fremd Athletic Department has teamed up with PapaJohns and Chicago Bears

The athletic department has joined PapaJohns in a fundraising endeavor.  This is an on-line only promotion.  The code is "papafremd".  Any time you order on-line use the code and you or anyone else with receive 35% anything on the menu along with 15% back as a donation. Take advantage of this great opportunity to save some money and support Fremd Athletics.

Past Week Successes

Girls Swimming--Last night the girls swim team moved to 6-0 on the season. Emily Bolger set the pool record in the 50 and 100 freestyles; Rebecca Ballo set the pool record in the 100 breaststroke. Sophia Kuehn, Rebecca Ballo, Kristina Buzuloiu, and Emily Bolger set the pool record in the 200 Medley Relay; Sophia Kuehn, Lauren Savage, Anna Miller and Emily Bolger set the pool record in the 200 Free Relay, and Emily Bolger, Sophia Kuehn, Anna Miller and Lauren Savage set the pool record in the 400 Free relay. (6 total pool records).
This week all three relays continue to be in the top 20 in the state. 

Girls Cross Country--The team took1st place  at the Warren Invitational:   Individual award winners include:  Marisa Ban (6th), Rebecca Markham (8th), Nupur Pokharkar (9th), Hannah Ban (18th), and Clare Oehler-O’Sullivan (23rd). The Girls JV Team earned 1st Place!  Individual award winners include: Jordyn Iannuzzelli (2nd), Emily Walters (3rd), and Emily Kaphengst (5th).  The Girls Frosh-Soph Team earned 2nd Place!  Individual award winners include: Lucy Jiang (Race Champion!), and Julia LaDuke (8th).

Boys Cross Country--The Varsity team took 4th place out of 18 teams at the Warren Blue Devil Invite.  Individual award winners include:  Senior Ed Worthem placed 5th overall; Senior Matt Wallace placed 20th overall and Senior Keith Contreras won the JV race.


Head Athletic Trainer Award

Our very own Head Athletic Trainer Colin Doherty has been nominated for the Newell Award which goes to a top athletic trainer.  Use the link provided to vote for Colin as he is well deserving of this award.

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Schedule of Events for the Week of September 25th

Coaching Staff Profiles--Boys Soccer

Steve Keller--Head Boys Soccer Coach
20 years in the Physical Education/Drivers Education Department
Hobbies:  traveling, golf, crossfit

Gerry Pagnani--Varsity Assistant Boys Soccer Coach 
37 years retired from teaching
Hobbies:  golf, running, eating out at different restaurants

Bill Buelow--JV1 Boys Soccer Coach
17 years in the Special Education Department
Hobbies:  going to boys sporting events, coaching them


Nick Mamula--JV2 Boys Soccer Coach 
 8 years in the English Department
Hobbies:  my kids, golfing

Chad Jonas--Freshmen A Soccer Coach
12 years in the Business Education Department
Hobbies:  traveling, whitewater rafting, taking dog to the park

Karl Tooren--Freshmen B Soccer Coach
2 years Special Education Teacher Assistant
Hobbies:  playing soccer



Monday, September 18, 2017









Our very own Head Athletic Trainer Colin Doherty has been nominated for the Newell Award which goes to a top athletic trainer.  Use the link provided to vote for Colin as he is well deserving of this award.

Click here to vote

Friday, September 15, 2017

Week #5



Fremd Athletic Department has teamed up with PapaJohns and Chicago Bears

The athletic department has joined PapaJohns in a fundraising endeavor.  This is an on-line only promotion.  The code is "papafremd".  Any time you order on-line use the code and you or anyone else with receive 35% anything on the menu along with 15% back as a donation. Take advantage of this great opportunity to save some money and support Fremd Athletics.


Past Week Successes


Girls Varsity Tennis--the team took 2nd in the Fremd Invite on Saturday September 9th against some state caliber teams. Individual awards went to the following:  1st doubles-Kate Bodensteiner/Julia Smiarowska 2nd place; 1st singles-Diya Matta 3rd place; 2nd doubles-Kellie Ha/Elsie Ha 2nd place; 2nd singles-Kyra Emmanouilidis 3rd place; 3rd doubles-Jane Bodensteiner/Elizabeth Lubeck 2nd place; 3rd singles-April Wu 2nd place


Girls Swimming and Diving--all 3 levels swam well against both Wheeling and Glenbrook South in dual competition.  The Varsity stands at 4-0 overall, and 2-0 in the MSL.  On Saturday, the varsity placed 4th out of 12 teams in the Lyons Township Relay Invitational. Lots of great swims at all levels and the girls are coming together well. 

  
Girls Cross Country--Congratulations to Coach Joe Marcin and the Girls Varsity Cross Country Team on  finishing 10th out of 40 schools a the First to the Finish Invitational in Peoria.  Marisa Ban and Rebecca Markham earned medals for finishing 34th and 39th in a field of 300 athletes.  In the girls open, the team finished 11th out of 50 schools.  Linda Iannuzzelli and Julia LaDuke earned medals for finishing 33rd and 40th in a field of 800 runners.

Schedule of Events for the Week of September 18



Coaching Staff Profiles--Cheerleading

Dana Musinski--Head Cheer Coach
1st year in Special Education Department
Hobbies:  Spending time with family, traveling, going out to dinner, having play dates with kids

Kristy Salerno--Assistant Cheer Coach
Is a teacher in District 15
Hobbies:  Spending time with family and friends, trying new places to eat, traveling


Erin Dalton--Assistant Cheer Coach
Teaches 7th grade Science at Winston Junior High in Palatine
Hobbies:  love to be outside near a body of water

Friday, September 8, 2017

Week #4


District 211 Concussion Awareness Seminar
On Thursday September 7th, District 211 held a concussion awareness seminar at Fremd High School.  Below are the links to the documents and power point presentation used in that presentation.  The concussion care protocol and D211 Head Injury Care Guidelines can also be found on the District 211 website, under Athletics.

Power Point Presentation
click here 

District 211 Concussion Care Protocol

District 211 Head Injury Care Guidelines


The district will be doing another presentation on this topic in early December. Look for that date.

Schedule of Events for the Week of September 11

Past Week Successes
Girls Tennis--Last weekend the girls tennis team won the Buffalo Grove Quad and our own Fremd Invitational.  Individual accomplishments include: 
Diya Matta--1st place at 1st singles
Kyra Emmanouilidis--1st place at 2nd singles
Kate Bodensteiner/Julia Smiarowska--1st place at 1st doubles
Elsie Ha/Kellie Ha--1st place at 2nd doubles
Selin Parmaksiz/Jane Bodensteiner--1st place at 3rd doubles

Sophomore Football--Hardy's Hammer Hit of the game week 2


Michael Nale


Brian Hardy



Coaching Staff Profiles--Girls Tennis


Lauren O'Donnell--Head Coach
8 years in Special Education Department, District Transition Specialist
Hobbies:  attend spin and yoga classes


Scott Newmark--Assistant Coach
5 years in World Language Department
Hobbies:  playing any sport

Jamie O'Donnell--Assistant Girls and Boys Coach
11.5 years in Special Education Department
Hobbies:  tennis, exercising(running, biking, lifting), fishing, hunting, home remodeling, woodworking, playing music, going to concerts

















Friday, September 1, 2017

Week #3

PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance)
Last year the athletic department introduced athletes, coaches, and parents through workshops to the general idea of PCA.  All of these groups took concepts and knowledge of their specific workshops and applied to their specific sport and student/athlete.  For this school year, we have enhanced the use of the concepts from PCA into each and every sports programs and level of play. The motto for this year is "Better Athletes, Better People"

For athletes, there is 1 word associated with becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor, and that word is "BETTER".  On three different levels athletes can get better:  self, teammates, and the game.  For self, is when the competitor makes themselves better by pursuing personal mastery.  For teammates, it is about making those around you better.  Finally, for the game, the athlete competes by a code of Honoring the Game which makes the game itself better.

For athletes and coaches, the first area of focus is referred to as the ELM TREE OF MASTERY.  The E represents Effort, give your best all the time.  The L stands for Learning and improving, focus on what you can take away to get better.  Lastly, the M is about bouncing back from Mistakes, how you respond to mistakes and setbacks.  The next area of focus is having athletes and coaches Fill Emotional Tanks.  We talk about to achieve optimum performance that comes from about a 5:1 ratio of tank-fillers to criticisms.  Tank-fillers can be verbal/nonverbal, extended interactions, or quic hits that take virtually no time.  The last area are the ROOTS of honoring the game.  This describes behavior that makes the game better.  Respecting the rules, opponents, officials, teammates, and self.

What Parents Need to Know About HS Sports
1) High School sports involve a lot of time and effort.  Help your athlete plan and set priorities.  Don't allow shortcuts in sleep and nutrition.  Encourage building in "down time".
2) High School athletes  are smack in the middle of a transition to adulthood.  Encourage independence and the responsibility that goes with it.  Respect your athlete's choices. Just listen.  Communicate support.
3) High School sports programs have a chain of authority.  Assume good will.  Recognize who is in charge.  Help your athlete advocate for him/herself.
4) High School sports is a very public stage.  Maintain a second-goal focus at all times.  Focus on your athlete's efforts rather than the outcome.  Keep the lines of communication open.  Help your athlete keep sports in proper perspective.

High School sports can be stressful at time, but it can also be a glorious time of growth and change for the student-athlete. With the support of coaches and parents working for the good of the athlete that is what blossoms a good experience and prepares them for life.

Schedule of Events for the week of September 5th


Past week successes
Girls Swimming--moved to 2-0 tonight with a win over BG. We broke three pool records—the medley relay, as well as Emily Bolger breaking both her 50 and 100 free records. We won every event at the meet tonight except diving and the 200 free, and had a number of best times. 

Girls Cross Country--Both JV and VAR teams were victorious against the Knights Tuesday to kick off the 2017 girls cross country season.  Fremd JV defeated Prospect 22-34 with Lucy Jiang winning followed by Norah Odle 3rd, Emma Odle 5th, Linda Iannuzzelli 6th and Audrey Klink 7th. On the varsity level, Fremd's strong pack of Nupur Pokharkar 2nd, Rebecca Markham 3rd, Marisa Ban 4th, Hannah Ban 5th, and Julia Finegan 7th led the team to a decisive 21-35 win over Prospect.   Fremd heads to Fenton Saturday for the Early Bird Invitational

Sophomore Football--Hardy's Hammer Hit Award for best hit of the game.  Anthony Villano


Coaching Staff Profile--Boys and Girls Golf


Christine Vlaming--Head Girls Golf Coach
16 years in the Physical Education Department
Hobbies:  spending time with family, being outdoors, cooking, yoga

Jeremy Malinowski--Assistant Girls Golf and Girls Lacrosse Coach
18 years in the Art Department
Hobbies:  fishing, camping, cooking/BBQ, traveling and spending time with family and friends

Ryan Moreau--Head Boys Golf Coach
8 years in the Science Department
Hobbies:  golf, traveling, and cooking

David Strykowski
3 years in the Business Department
Hobbies:  fishing, golf, music, hockey, scuba diving


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