Four St. Rita of Cascia football players were recently named to the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association All-State Academic team. Defensive Back Max Kurucar (Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School), Fullback Michael Zunica (St. Alexander), Linebacker William McNamara (St. Catherine of Alexandria), and Defensive End Daniel Fitzgerald (St. Christina) were recognized as outstanding student-athletes. This is the 2nd year in a row that McNamara was selected.
Each year high school football coaches across the state nominate players for their outstanding achievements in the classroom as well as on the field. In order to be nominated each player must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and be selected as a 1st team All Conference player.