Building Faith, Character, and Excellence
November 2, 2018
Message from Mr. Henry Chandler
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Alumni Soundings. The Alumni Office will be sending future editions at 4-5 week intervals to keep you informed regarding significant events on campus, news involving alumni, and information on events especially pertinent to alumni. In addition to Alumni Soundings, you can expect the next issue of Focus to reach you in December. It will contain more detailed information in printed form. 

The goal of Alumni Soundings is to allow alumni to be better connected to their alma mater and more fully informed about alumni events like the next Alumni Memorial Mass (which will take place on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Saint Joseph in the school at 453 N. Notre Dame Avenue). 

The Mass will be offered by school chaplain Father Terry Coonan and will be offered for all deceased alumni, especially those who have passed away since the last Mass in June. If you plan to attend, please park in the Notre Dame Avenue lot and enter Door A. I hope to see you at Mass and other alumni events in the future.

Henry Chandler
Alumni Coordinator
Saint Joseph High School  
Mike McNeill, '84, was inducted into the Indiana High School Hockey Hall of Fame this past March, and was celebrated at halftime of the Saint Joe vs. Marian football game this fall.

Mike lettered in three sports at Saint Joe, went on to play hockey at Notre Dame (where he ranks 5th in career points), and later played in the NHL for the Chicago Blackhawks and Quebec Nordiques.
McNeill currently works as the Programming and Instruction Program Manager at Notre Dame. He helps the the Michigan Select 15 Team, coached by McNeill's former college teammate and current Notre Dame Assistant Coach Andy Slaggert.

"I was surprised to learn of Mike’s honor because I thought he already would have been inducted," Slaggert said, speaking on McNeill's induction. "As a player he was a great captain and leader. It’s remarkable that someone who never played on an elite team or with a junior program, who played high school hockey in South Bend, would go on to play in the NHL. That speaks of his talents but you’d never know it. He’s incredibly humble."

Mike was inducted by his father, Tim, making them the first father-son duo in the Indiana High School Hockey Hall of Fame .
Saint Joe held their annual Diaper Drive last week, and the community obliterated their goal of bringing in over 30,000 diapers to the Women's Care Center - to the tune of over 35,000!
Principal Kennedy upheld his end of the bargain as well, promising to don a diaper costume if the 32,000 diaper threshold was crossed.

Students lined up from the top floor of the school, down the sidewalk, and across the street into the Women’s Care Center as a visual sign of our support accompanying the generous donations.

WNDU was on campus to get a closer look. Check out their coverage of the Diaper Drive , as well as the student assembly line below!
Saint Joe alumnus Paul Anthony ('11) came to campus on Monday, October 22nd to speak with students about his work with Puente, a non-profit that seeks to help communities in the Dominican Republic with humanitarian issues such as clean water or sanitation problems.

Anthony credits his Saint Joe education and Catholic upbringing for instilling in him the value of service to others. He encouraged students to not take their good fortune, education, or skills for granted, and to seek opportunities to provide assistance to the underserved. Paul addressed how a lucrative career in Chicago left him unfulfilled; it wasn't until he began serving impoverished communities in the Dominican Republic that fulfillment came.

The work of the non-profit Puente is based upon input from the particular community they are serving. Says Anthony, "We want communities to dictate the projects, because if they are excited about solving them, they are more likely to maintain whatever the effect of the project is down the road."

Check out the WSBT story on Puente for more information.
Congratulations to strong showings and great seasons by boys' tennis, boys' and girls' soccer, boys' and girls' cross country, girls' golf, and volleyball. Keep up with all Saint Joe sports at the Saint Joe Athletics page , and keep an eye out for a full fall sports report coming soon.
For the second straight year, the Lady Indians kicked their way into the state championship game.

The game, contested against Cathedral at IUPUI, did not go Saint Joe's way. The team had a wonderful season and an exhilarating run to the championship game, and although they did not leave with the win, they represented Saint Joe memorably on the biggest stage.
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Following a decisive Senior Night victory over Adams, Saint Joe kicked off the sectional round of the playoffs with a resounding win against Kankakee Valley (38-21) and a victory in the rematch against New Prairie (42-30).

The Indians march on in the IHSAA playoffs when they take on Mishawaka in the sectional final, offering the Indians an opportunity to avenge the two-point loss from earlier this season.
Senior Bill Powers wrapped up his Saint Joe cross country career finishing in the top 25 percent of the regional qualifiers, and will look to return to State in track and field this spring.

Seven Saint Joe runners were named to the Academic All-State team by the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches. The Indians had the highest number of girls selected in the area with three (Maggie Barrett, Olivia Miller, Bridget Stockrahm), while they matched Goshen High School for the most boys selected with four (Peter Amat, Joe Deahl, Sam Mark, Oscar Noem).

Audrey De Lano and Maeve O'Shaughnessy achieved honorable mention Academic All-State. Congrats to all!