At the Special Olympics Illinois Fall Games in Rockford October 20-21, the Spartans Blue Volleyball Team earned the gold medal in their division, and the White Team earned the silver medal in theirs!
Both teams qualified for the Fall Games by winning matches at the Regional Qualifier in La Grange on September 23. This was the White Team’s third straight year qualifying for the State competition. Join us in congratulating all of our Volleyball athletes on a great season!
The Division 7 Spartans Blue Team competitors were Michele Forzley, Wayne Neumann, Jeff Osowski, Tyler Reineke, Christina Schutz, David Svitak, Samantha Wagner, and Jeff Wiemerslage. Teammate JoAnn Adamski did not compete at Fall Games.
The Division 2 Spartans White Team competitors were Mark Buglio, Anna Cavallo, Sarah Cavanaugh, Nate Church, Melissa Engelhardt, Erin Mannix, Adam Sikora, and Molly Sosnowski. Teammate Ben Sojka of Lisle did not compete at Fall Games.
Both teams also competed in the Illinois Park and Recreation Association’s Illinois Therapeutic Recreation Section Volleyball Tournament hosted by SEASPAR on October 7 at the Park District of La Grange. The tournament hosted 14 teams from special recreation associations and park districts across northern Illinois. Athletes from Serve City Volleyball of Wheaton volunteered for the event. View photos from the tournament on Flickr, or browse the album below!