Ten Mustangs Sign National Letters of Intent

Ten members of the Fighting Mustangs, St. Rita of Cascia High School’s football team, signed national letters of intent on Wednesday, February 1.  Among the players, three are headed to the Ivy League, four to Division I schools and three players will be playing on teams that are current National Champions.  The players’ family members were present for the signing, along with Head Football Coach, Mr. Todd Kuska, Athletic Director, Mr. Michael Zunica and President, Fr. Tom McCarthy, O.S.A.

Michael Zunica (RB) signed a letter of intent to attend Columbia University in New York City.  Mike attended St. Alexander Grammar School and resides in Palos Park, IL.

Max Kurucar (DB/P) signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  Max attended Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School and resides in Oak Lawn, IL.

Will McNamara (LB) signed a letter of intent to attend Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.  Will attended St. Catherine of Alexandria Grammar School and resides in Oak Lawn, IL.

Dan Fitzgerald (OLB) signed a letter of intent to attend St. Xavier University in Chicago.  Dan attended St. Christina Grammar School and resides in the Mt. Greenwood neighborhood of Chicago.

Dan Ladd (WR) signed a letter of intent to attend St. Xavier University in Chicago.  Dan attended St. Cajetan Grammar School and resides in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago.

Ricardo Valadez (LB) signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Wisconsin Whitewater in Whitewater, WI.  Ricky lives in the Ashburn neighborhood of Chicago and attended St. Bede the Venerable Grammar School.

Kenny Golladay (WR) signed a letter of intent to attend the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND.  Kenny resides in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago and attended St. Ethelreda Grammar School.

Nick Dachota (OL) signed a letter of intent to attend Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN.  Nick resides in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago and attended St. John Fisher Grammar School.

Patrick O’Connor (DL) signed a letter of intent to attend Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI.  Pat attended Mt. Greenwood Elementary School and resides in the Mt. Greenwood neighborhood of Chicago.

Charles Elmore (DB) signed a letter of intent to attend South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD.  Charles resides in Bridgeview, IL and attended George Washington Elementary School in Lyons.

Photo: Ten members of the Fighting Mustangs, St. Rita of Cascia High School’s football team, signed national letters of intent on Wednesday, February 1.  Pictured (standing, left to right): Head Football Coach, Mr. Todd Kuska, Michael Zunica, Max Kurucar, Will McNamara, Dan Fitzgerald, Dan Ladd, Ricky Valadez, St. Rita Athletic Director, Mr. Mike Zunica.  (seated, left to right): Kenny Golladay, Nick Dachota, Pat O’Connor and Charles Elmore.