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Redhawk of the Week: Nick Defily

Redhawk of the Week: Nick Defily

Drew Quiriconi, Sahi Padmanabhan, Jacek Kulak, and Ben Erickson
February 5, 2016
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He may drive a Honda he doesn't like so much right now, but that hasn't curbed senior Nick Defily's enthusiasm for cars.

Naval pilot reflects on his athletic career at Central and beyond

Naval pilot reflects on his athletic career at Central and beyond

Maneesh Somisetty, msomisetty.ct@gmail.com
January 31, 2016
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Kevin Bell (Class of 2006), currently stationed in San Diego, Calif. flying helicopters for the Navy, was inducted into the Redhawk Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 22.   For Naperville Central, Bell was a three-sport athlete in football, boys’ swimming and boys’ water polo.  Bell ultimately h... Read more »

Class of 2008 soccer player Casey Short discusses juggling two sports, playing professionally

Class of 2008 soccer player Casey Short discusses juggling two sports, playing professionally

Lexi Haskell, ahaskell.ct@gmail.com
January 27, 2016
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After being a fifth-overall National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) draft pick in 2013 and being honored as Top 11 in Norwegian Toppserien league at the 2015 NISO Awards after playing soccer with Norweigan team Avaldsnes Idrettslag, Casey Short (Class of 2008) came back to her hometown to be inducted ... Read more »

Class of 1984 offensive lineman and discus thrower Carter Hill imparts advice to current Central students

Class of 1984 offensive lineman and discus thrower Carter Hill imparts advice to current Central students

Maneesh Somisetty, msomisetty.ct@gmail.com
January 26, 2016
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On Jan. 22, Naperville Central alumnus Carter Hill (Class of 1984) was inducted into the 2016 Redhawk Athletic Hall of Fame.  Hill was animated about being selected to be a part of such an exclusive group of people. “This is a fabulous honor, I don’t take it lightly,” Hill said.  “My exp... Read more »

Class of 1995 soccer player Anne Mucci reminisces about athletic career

Class of 1995 soccer player Anne Mucci reminisces about athletic career

Lexi Haskell, ahaskell.ct@gmail.com
January 26, 2016
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“You guys still don’t like Naperville North, right? Right.” Eliciting a rumbling laugh from varsity athletes seated around Naperville Central’s auditorium on Jan. 22, Central Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Anne Mucci (Class of 1995) begins to explain the best part about playing soccer at Centr... Read more »

Redhawk of the Week: Mia Jimenez

Redhawk of the Week: Mia Jimenez

Julie Park, jpark.ct@gmail.com
December 12, 2015
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  Possessing the dedication it takes for the role, senior Mia Jimenez recently earned one of the positions for Snowballs four teen directors along with Central's seniors Ronnie Miller and Chris DiPrima and Paige Carlson, a senior from Neuqua Valley High School. The teen directors create plans... Read more »

Redhawk of the Week: Topias Lauri

Redhawk of the Week: Topias Lauri

Sahi Padmanabhan, spadmanabhan.ct@gmail.com
December 4, 2015
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Year-long Finnish exchange student Topis Lauri discusses everything from racism to Pop-Tarts in this conversation with CT.

Sophomore swimmer Audrey Coffey meets long-term goal, looks toward the future

Sophomore swimmer Audrey Coffey meets long-term goal, looks toward the future

Neya Thanikachalam, nthanikachalam.ct@gmail.com
November 3, 2015
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After sophomore Audrey Coffey watched the 2008 Olympics, she knew she wanted to be a part of it someday. “I really wanted to make it there, [and] I think that’s what really got me started into swimming,” Coffey said. Ever since then, she’s tried to make that dream come true. Coffey’s ... Read more »

Junior Anna Novak shaves head for St. Baldrick’s, gains confidence

Junior Anna Novak shaves head for St. Baldrick’s, gains confidence

Maya Fenter, Editor-in-Chief
October 18, 2015
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Locks of brown hair laid lifelessly on the floor as junior Anna Novak reached her hand back to feel her head. She ran her fingers over her bare scalp and tears began to slide down her face. “The moment I felt my head I instantly was brought to tears because I just felt so empowered and happy,” Novak said. “It... Read more »