You walk into our gym and you can't help notice, and be impressed by, the banners proclaiming the success our student-athletes have enjoyed through the years in volleyball, basketball, track, cross country, cheerleading, and football. Whether the accomplishment is in conference play, post-season, play-offs, or tournaments, there is little question Saints Peter & Paul School has produced some outstanding teams and players.

But, does any of this success translate into high school or do they reach their peak performance in 8th grade?

Years ago, our Athletic Association briefly discussed researching the names of our alums who enjoyed the ultimate thrill of being part of a team that accomplished the pinnacle in high school sports. Unfortunately, operating our athletic program was time consuming enough and this daunting task was made even more difficult by the fact that it was extremely challenging to track down this information from the Naperville High Schools.

We do know, however, that it all started with John Zedrow '37. He was the first state champion Naperville Community High School ever had when he won the 100 yd. dash during the 1940-41 school year with a time of 9.9 seconds. John, who was inducted into Naperville Central's Hall of Fame, later played football at the University of Illinois.

Rather than leave the project incomplete, we endeavored to speak with former parents and alumni to put together the following list. Flash forward to the recently completed 2016-17 school term and we note that in the ensuing seventy-seven years, we can verify, anecdotally, 34 more alums who have followed in the footsteps of Mr. Zedrow.

This past year, three more of our graduates joined this prestigious club.....Claire Hill '16 who was part of Naperville North's state champion cross country team; her brother Jack '15 who was a key player on Naperville North's state champion soccer squad; and Katie Piazza '13 who helped lead Benet to the tennis state championship. 

We apologize to any alums who have inadvertently been omitted from this list and ask them to forward their title information to us so we can eventually have a complete, and official, listing.

Joliet Catholic
Jack Eastman - football
St. Francis
Jack Callahan - football
Christy Landry - volleyball
Katherine Wilson -volleyball

Nico Antonelli - football
Jake Karczewski -football
Joe Spivak -football
Luke Stone - football
Kateri Stone -basketball     
Benet Academy 
Nicole Barnes - volleyball
Annie Ferlmann - volleyball
Paige Hembrough -volleyball 
Katie Jaseckas - basketball 
Andrew Kloepper - soccer
Gavin Kubes - soccer         
McKenzie Kuhn - volleyball
Emma Lyne - basketball
Julianna Melby - volleyball
Caileen Moran - volleyball
Colleen Pfister - basketball
Katie Piazza - tennis 
Clara Prasse - basketball
Sydney Relihan - volleyball  
Mary Kate Whelan -volleyball
Megan Will - basketball 

Naperville Central
John Zedrow

aperville North
Colin Ball - footba ll 
Amy Burson - cheerleading
Ben Domyancic - football
James Fissinger - football
Clara Hill - cross country
Jack Hill - soccer
Neil Hoyt - football
Vince Mazzone - football
Andrew Ricks - football
Volume 5, No. 1   
July 19, 2017

The 29th annual Harold and Margaret Moser Memorial Golf Outing for Financial Aid at Saints Peter & Paul School will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Naperville
Country Club.

To date, Fr. Milota has received requests for $125,000 for tuition assistance. 

Information will be emailed next week.

The cost is $250 per person.


Many thanks to all who supported the Paul Pavlishin Golf Outing last month.  His widow, Patra, recently presented our school with a $9,000 check representing our portion of the proceeds.

SSPP Trivia

When our school was founded in 1853 .......

......students didn't spend free time doing crossword puzzles
as the first known published crossword puzzle was created by a journalist named Arthur Wynne from Liverpool, who is usually credited as the inventor of the popular word game. December 21, 1913 was the date and it appeared in a Sunday newspaper, the New York World.



We are anxious to find out what's new in your life and share it with your fellow alums in an upcoming edition of the 'e' Blue and Gold.  While it may not seem like much to you, it sure is news to us.   

Please take some time to share the type of information you see in the adjoining article and we'll be proud to share your successes.

Send you news to: 
Advancement Office 
5 N. Brainard St. 
Naperville, IL 60540 
(630) 718-2166