Downers Grove South High School celebrated National Letter of Intent Signing Day for College Athletics for two student-athletes. Randall Konstans, Athletic Director, welcomed family, friends, coaches and teachers for the students’ declaration and celebration. Konstans encouraged the students to enjoy this day and take a moment to thank those who have motivated them along the way.
Makalia Scheiblein will be swimming for the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and will major in elementary education. Scheiblein is 4-year varsity letter earner in swimming. In addition, she was a 4-year all conference winner and named to the all-academic team.
“I will definitely miss my high school swimming team and coach. The coaches and swimmers at UWM have been very welcoming and I look forward to competing with them next year,” Scheiblein said.
Scheiblein is a member of the relay that holds varsity school records in the 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, and the sophomore 400 free relay. She was part of the 10th place 200 free relay at the IHSA State Meet, which also holds the pool record at Downers South and Hinsdale South.
“Makalia is ready for college competition, but we’re looking forward to seeing her compete in the upcoming sectionals,” said swimming coach, Paul Krick.
Nicholas Stacey will be playing baseball for Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. In the spring, Stacey will be a 3-year varsity starter at DGS as both a center fielder and pitcher.
“High school baseball was a great experience for me. I can’t wait to take what I’ve learned and play college baseball,” Stacey said.
Stacey is a 2-year all-conference player in the WSC, he was selected to the WSC Chicagoland Showcase team as a pitcher and he was selected as the team’s MVP for the 2017 season. Stacey led his team last season in hits, RBIs, and batting average. Also, he pitched 35 innings on the mound with a 1.87 ERA.
“Nick is an outstanding athlete, competitor and teammate and we look forward to one more season with him,” said baseball coach, Darren Orel.