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Celtics to Kick Off Season on ESPN

Celtic football will kick off the 2012 season on ESPN!  The exciting match up between the Providence Catholic Celtics and their rivals the Joliet Catholic Hilltoppers, will take place on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 7 pm (PCHS Bishop Kaffer Stadium/Matt Senffner Field).

Read ESPN Press Release Here


Providence Catholic Alumnus Eric Steinbach Visits Youth Football Camp

 

Providence Catholic High School had a special visitor at its annual Youth Football Camp, which took place in early July.  Eric Steinbach, a 1998 alumnus of Providence Catholic, spent the day at the camp where he signed autographs and worked with campers on their techniques.

 

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In late March, the Providence Catholic Celtics won the 4th Annual Giovan’s UCP Pizza Eating Contest, which helped to raise money for United Cerebral Palsy. 

The Celtics defeated JCA by consuming a record 27.5 pounds of pizza to JCA’s 23.5 total.  The seven member team consisted of seniors Zac Morgan, Mike Lahey, Mitch Vejvoda, Charles Barth, Ryan Ward, junior Vince Ambrose, and sophomore Logan Plantz.  Logan was crowned the overall individual champ by eating a record 4.9 pounds of pizza!

Thanks to all who attended and participated in this charitable event.  GO CELTICS!

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U.S. Army presents Ward with Trophy

U.S. Army Captain George Riggin and Staff Sergeant Adam Marshall made a special trip to PCHS on February 28 to present senior Ryan Ward with a trophy for his participation in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in early January.  Surrounded by his teammates and Fr. McGrath, President of PCHS, Ward humbly accepted his trophy and thanked everyone for their support. 

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Six Student-Athletes commit to play football

Charles Barth, son of Mark and Sheila Barth of Homer Glen, committed to play football for Western Michigan University where he plans to major in business.  Barth is a graduate of Oak Prairie Junior High and a parishioner at St. Dennis.  The honor roll student has been a member of the Celtic football team his entire high school career.   

Nick Cemeno, son of Mike and Joy Cemeno of Shorewood, signed his National Letter of Intent to attend St. Xavier University on a combined academic and athletic scholarship where he plans to major in Business and continue his football career.  Cemeno is a graduate of St. Paul the Apostle and parishioner at St. John the Baptist.   The honor roll student has played for the Celtic football team his entire high school career and the track team for the past three years.  In addition, Cemeno was named CCL Blue All-Conference Team and All-Area (second team) for football. 

Zac Morgan, son of Tim and Lynn Morgan of Mokena, committed to play football for the University of Dayton where he received an academic scholarship and plans to major in Business.  Morgan is a graduate of Mokena Junior High and a parishioner at St. Mary Catholic Church.  The honor roll student is a member of the National Honor Society and has played for the Celtic football team his entire high school career.  Morgan has also been a member of the wrestling team for the past three years.  Furthermore, he was named to the CCL Blue All-Conference Team and Academic All-State. 

Troy Sheppard, son of Larry and Andrea Sheppard of Joliet, committed to play football for Northwestern University.  He is currently undecided on his major.  Sheppard is a graduate of Washington Junior High & Academy and member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.  The honor roll student is a member of the National Honor Society, Augustinian Youth Ministry (AYM) and an Illinois State Scholar.   Furthermore, he has played for the Celtic football and track teams his entire high school career.  In addition, Sheppard was named to the CCL Blue All-Conference Team, All-Area, All-State (Honorable Mention) and Academic All-State. 

Mitch Vejvoda, son of Greg and Nancy Vejvoda of Homer Glen, signed his National Letter of Intent to attend South Dakota State University on a combined academic and athletic Scholarship where he plans to major in Engineering and continue his football career.  Vejvoda is a graduate of Homer Junior High and a parishioner at St. Francis of Assisi.  The honor roll student is an Illinois State Scholar and has played for the Celtic football team his entire high school career.  In addition, Vejvoda was named to the All-Area team. 

Ryan Ward, son of Brian and Laurel Ward of Homer Glen signed his National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Iowa on an athletic scholarship where he plans to major in Health/Human Physiology and continue his football career.  Ward is a graduate of Oak Prairie Junior High and a parishioner at Our Mother of Good Counsel.  The honor roll student is a Sacristan and Eucharistic Minister.  In addition, he is a member of the National Honor Society, Augustinian Youth Ministry (AYM) and an Illinois State Scholar.  He has been a member of the Celtic football team his entire high school career and was the first player in Providence Catholic’s history to be selected to play in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, which took place in early January.  Furthermore, Ward was named to the CCL Blue All-Conference Team and All-Area.

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Ward first Celtic in All-American Bowl

The West won the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl 24-12, and Providence’s 6-foot-6, 275-pound all-stater Ryan Ward was stationed at offensive tackle for the East.

No matter, however, that his team fell short on the scoreboard. Every senior from across the country who was invited to the Jan. 7 showcase at the Alamodome in San Antonio came away a winner...

View entire Herald News story by Dick Goss

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Ryan Ward plays in Army Bowl

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NCSA Tom Lemming All-Area Team Banquet

Congratulations to freshman wide receiver Miles Boykin, sophomore quarterback Jake Godfrey and senior offensive lineman Ryan Ward were recently honored as some of the top football players in the Chicago area at the NCSA TOM LEMMING ALL–AREA TEAM BANQUET.

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Ryan Ward to play at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl

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Turf in '12 Campaign Announced

On September 30, at the home football game, Fr. Richard McGrath formally announced that PCHS will be running a campaign to install synthetic turf and a new polyurethane track. 

Visit Turf in '12 Page for more information


General Information
The Providence Catholic Football program has an outstanding tradition of excellence as seen by our nine state championships. We compete in the highly competitive Chicago Catholic League. You will play with and against the best in the state. We have three levels (Varsity, Sophomore and Freshman A and B) and there are no tryouts for freshman. Anyone who works hard towards a common goal will wear the Celtic uniform.

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“Providence’s athletic programs have prepared me for college by instilling a good work ethic which I will use the rest of my life.”

Shane Paty ‘09
Butler University


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