Saint Viator Lacrosse Nets an All American and Academic All-American

Saint Viator’s boys’ lacrosse team learned this month that one of its players was named a High School All-American and another was named an Academic All American, as determined by U.S. Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport. Elijah Black of Mundelein, an Ohio State recruit, was named an All-American while Drake Imhoff of ... More

Amazing Interview With St. Viator’s Elijah Black Class Of 2019 Talking Lacrosse, Football, Playing 3 Sports

Elijah Black is a 3 sport star and committed to Ohio State for lacrosse. Elijah is also one of the best running backs in the state of Illinois for the Class of 2019. Oh did I forget to mention that Elijah is a player you want on your team, high character player who is a team first player. When the kid gets the ball in his hands he just makes ... More

Elijah Black paces St. Viator lacrosse with all-around athleticism

St. Viator junior Elijah Black rarely has any free time. A successful three-sport athlete, Black spends most of his days at practices, games and traveling from his Mundelein residence to St. Viator's Arlington Heights campus. "It gets hard at times, just juggling all the sports, practices and school work throughout each season," Black said. ... More

Elijah Black: Being a Part of Something Bigger

I’m an African-American from the Chicagoland area. I started playing lacrosse in the fifth grade. I was sleeping over a friend’s house, and he had a practice the next morning. He was like, “Want to come?” I was like, “I don’t really know what lacrosse is.” He was like, “That’s fine. I’ll give you some gear. You can come ... More

Inside Lacrosse Recuiting Evaluation

Quick, polished, and powerful, Black was a key playmaker for his Nation United 2019 squad at the ILRI July session. He scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to give Nation United a comeback victory in the 2019 championship. Favors dodging from up top, and his change of direction and speed regularly gets him separation. Overall ... More

Recruiting Rundown’s Top 100 For The Class of 2019 Juniors

Due to the new recruiting rules being put in place back in the spring, the Class of 2019 received a ton of eyes this summer as coaches universally emphasized upperclassmen more than before, spending June and July shuffling names on their lists in preparation for the September 1st contact date. Whether committed or not, coaches gained a strong ... More

Lacrosse recruit Elijah Black bulks up to boost St. Viator football

Elijah Black is a household name in local lacrosse circles. His next goal is to become a household name in football. The St. Viator junior running back split carries with Jack Scislowski in Friday's 20-14 overtime loss to Lake Forest at Robert Morris in Arlington Heights. Black, who committed to play lacrosse for Ohio State in ... More

Another Dramatic OT Win For Nation United, Earning 2019 ILRI Title

"Shoot it past his ear!" That's what Nation United 2019 coach Troy Kemp advised his midfielder Elijah Black, who had yet to find the scoresheet in a tense championship game against Primetime. And that's exactly what Black did, dodging down the right alley, taking a jump shot and depositing the ball past the keeper's ear, ... More

2017 IL High School Top 10 Preseason Rankings

Saint Viator This year’s Viator team will rely on a solid junior class, which has been starting since they were freshmen. This team has depth in every position, which will wear out other teams. They also play with the same chip on their shoulder they had last year when they knocked off some good teams late last spring. Top players to ... More

3d Spring Break 2016: Standouts from St. Petersburg

Elijah Black, Midfield, St. Viator (Ill.), Fresh. Black shined as a low-to-the-ground, down-hill dodger who is slippery, yet has some power, and is raw, yet showed a lot of upside due to being a hard matchup. He’s athletic and can use his powerful core and legs to propel his dodging and body up against defenders, roll off and get to his ... More