DGN to Induct Three New Members into Athletic Hall of Fame

DGN to Induct Three New Members into Athletic Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Adrienne Bicek, Eric Jagielo, and Paul Franson!

North High will induct two former student-athletes and one former coach into the DGN Athletic Hall of Fame this Saturday, January 12. The reception will take place at 3 p.m. with the induction ceremony following at 4:15 p.m. on Center Court in the Purple Gym, prior to the boys varsity basketball game at 4:30 p.m.

“We’re very proud to welcome Adrienne, Eric, and Paul into our Athletic Hall of Fame,” North High Athletic Director Denise Kavanaugh said. “Their stories of hard work and determination are inspirational for our former, current, and future student-athletes.” 

Congratulations to the following inductees!

Adrienne Bicek (Athlete) 2009 Graduate

  • First DGN Female Swimmer to win an individual State Championship, 200m, IM, 2008
  • Placed 2nd in the State in Swimming in 500m Freestyle, 2008
  • Placed 2nd in the State Swim Meet in the 200m IM, and 500m Freestyle, 2007
  • Earned 7 IHSA Medals in Swimming, 2006 – 2009
  • 2008 Illinois High School Swimmer of the Year
  • Holds IHSA meet record in 500m Freestyle
  • Swam for University of Georgia – 2010
  • University of Michigan – 2011 – 2013
  • NCAA Qualifier at Michigan in 2013

Eric Jagielo (Athlete) 2010 Graduate

  • All – Conference Baseball, WSC Silver Conference, 2009, 2010 
  • All – State Baseball Team 2010
  • All – Area Baseball Team 2010
  • Owns most of the Career Hitting Records at DGN
  • Played Varsity Baseball at Notre Dame, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Big East Player of the Year at Notre Dame, 2013
  • Drafted by the New York Yankees in first round, 2013

Paul Franson (Former Coach)

  • Inducted into Illinois Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame, 1999
  • Led DGN to WSC – Silver Conference
  • Baseball Championships, 1988, 1995, 1997
  • Led DGN to IHSA Regional Championships, 1985, 1991
  • Coached on DGN Varsity Football Team that won IHSA State Championship in 2004
  • Coached Varsity Baseball for 16 years winning 320 games
  • Served as Assistant Athletic Director, 2000 - 2003