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

Schaer, Carmel step up twice at St. Viator

It appears Carmel Catholic wrestling team has stepped up its efforts in advance of what it hopes will be a successful postseason -- individually and collectively. The Corsairs (8-6-0) got past high-flying Maine West and then host St. Viator on Friday night at the Cahill Gymnasium in Arlington Heights. Anthony Schaer and his teammates were in ... More

Marian Central impresses at ESCC Mega-Duals

A new favorite has emerged in the league title race after Monday's results at the East Suburban Catholic Conference Mega-Duals hosted by St. Viator. Class 2A power Marian Central Catholic (25-2-0) cruised past a trio of opponents, including reigning champ Marist, to make its statement of intent to the rest of the conference. The Hurricanes ... 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