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Season Milestones

2014-2015 Seasons:

Here are the state tournament results:

soccer (last June after school ended) this year we won area soccer in May and heading to state
GU gold soccer won area and state goldin 2014. This year going downstate at ISU 2015.
GU White won area gold and state gold (4th straight state gold medal)
GU gold won area gold and state bronze (first medal for this team in our program!!)- 
volleyball is coed
Gu girls gold won state silver 
GU white won area and state gold (3rd state gold in last 4 years- finished with silver last year)
Katie Baeckelandt won 200m run and qualified for state!



2014-2015 Volleyball season:

Congratulations to all GU and Wolves teams that competed downstate at Harlem HS in Machesney Park on Saturday and Sunday October 25 and 26th. Our teams made all of us proud and this was the first year we ever had the Gold team (modified division) made it downstate and Wolves (former GU and Hersey alumni team)  made it as well. 

Congrats to the GU White team for winning state gold for the 4th consecutive year. GU White beat Clinton County Cats  on Saturday in straight sets and beat The Rockford Setters today in the gold medal game in straight sets.
The White team members are: Bobby Cameron, Alexander Durham, Maddy Halamaj, Martin Piorkowski, Robert Jaczynski, Katie McManus, Karmesha White, and Michael Young.  
Congrats to the GU gold team for capturing the program's first bronze medal. GU lost a tough 3 set match to the Shabbona Park Sharks  on Saturday, and then won a tough 3 set match vs. NWSRA White lightning today to win the bronze.
The gold team members are: Katie Baecklandt, John Archibal, Emma Lantry, Ryan Jennings, Andy Lowry, Kevin Levy, Bryan Nash.  Ms. Petty and Mrs. Williams coached  the team. 




2013-2014 Volleyball Season:

Congrats to the Glenbrook United Gold team for winning the area bronze in the modified division. They lost a tough 3 set match to Palatine HS. Then won the bronze medal in straight sets vs Little City.
GU gold members are:   Clay Brassil, Arsheel Lalani, Emma Lantry, Angie Nash, Bryan Nash, and Andrew Spilios
Congrats to the Glenbrook United White team for winning area gold for the 3rd consecutive year in the traditional (IHSA) rule. 
Congratulations to Glenbrook United White for winning gold in volleyball at Harlem H.S. in Machesney Park over the weekend. On Saturday, GU White beat the Jacksonville Blue Thunder in the semi-finals. On Sunday, GU White beat the Freeport Tornadoes, defeating both teams in straight sets to win the gold. This is the 3rd straight state gold medal for GU White. This is a very rare feat, and  congrats to all the GU athletes who practiced over the summer. Thank you to all the athletes, parents, and coaches Williams and Petty for making this volleyball season another great success (GU Gold won area silver and GU white winning area and state gold). The team served extremely well, but  the tremendous improvement of this team to defend (return serve) was impressive and key to our success.
GU White team members are: Bobby Cameron, Alexander Durham, Maddy Halamaj, Ryan Manso, Sean Manso, Katie McManus, Jacob Rosenberg, Karmesha White, and Michael Young
2013-2014 Basketball Season:
Congrats to the GU gold team for their 4th place finish at the area tournament at Hersey HS. 
The Boys gold team members are: John Archabal, Clay Brassil, Ryan Jennings, Arsheel Lalani, Kevin Levy, Andy Lowry, Sean Manso, Devin McIntyre, Bryan Nash, Jacob Rosenberg
Congrats to the GU white team for winning state silver!!The boys beat Vernon hills and lost a tough game to Hoffman ... way to go GU!
Boys White team members are:Bobby Cameron, Alexander Durham, Ryan Manso, Martin Piorkowski, Andrew Spilios, Henry Tish, Andrew Yang, Robert Jaczynski and Michael Young.
Congrats to the GU girls team for winning their first state gold medal! Girls beat South side CC Eagles 34-28 and then beat Misericordia 47-21. The girls played so hard and well together.
Members of the Girls Gold team are: Katie Baecklandt, Frankie Crist, Hannah Flanagan, Maddy Halamaj, Emma Lantry, Katie McManus, Nina Santacrose, and Karmesha White.
2013-2014 Soccer Season:
Congrats to the GU Gold soccer team for capturing their 3rd straight area gold to qualify for the State tournament/Summer Games at Illinois State University June 13-15. Congrats to the GU soccer team for winning their first state Gold medal!!
The GU gold soccer team members are:
John Archabal, Alexander Durham, Maddy Halamaj, Jacob Rosenberg, Ryan Manso, Kevin Levy, Hannah Flanagan, Henry Tish, Emma Lantry,  Nina Santacose, Frankie Crist, and Martin Piorkowski.
Track Season:
Congrats to all who participated, especially:
Sean Manso for winning state gold in the 50m
Katie Baeckelandt for placing 6th in the 200m
Great year once again for GU, congrats!!