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Lemont High School Athletes Earn All-State Honors

Baseball and girls soccer players made the elite list.

Mike Papierksi
Mike Papierksi
Several Lemont High School athletes grabbed All-State honors, the school announced Thursday. 

In soccer, senior midfielder Kim Jerantowski and senior goalkeeper Kelly Fritz each were named to the 2014 Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State Team. They were honored for the second straight year.

Jerantowski, who will play at Northwestern next fall, had a team- and career-high 27 goals while playing in all 25 games. She added four assists and led the squad with 58 points. Fritz posted a career-high 20 shutouts and finished with a 19-3-2 record in 2014. She allowed just six goals in 24 starts, and totaled 40 saves on the season.

Junior forward Aleksandra Mihailovic was named to the All-Sectional Team by the IHSSCA. She had 17 goals, a team-best 11 assists, and 45 points.

Lemont finished with a 20-3-2 record in 2014, and won its eighth straight South Suburban Conference title. It also won its third IHSA Regional and IHSA Sectional crowns in four seasons.

In baseball, senior pitcher Jake Latz, senior catcher Mike Papierski and senior shortstop Mike Wisz all were cited to the 2014 Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 3A All-State Team. Latz and Papierski were honored for the second straight year.

Latz finished with a 10-0 record and a save in 11 appearances. Over 62.1 innings, he struck out 114 and walked just 12 batters. He posted a school-record ERA of 0.23 and a WHIP of 0.66. He set career bests in wins, strikeouts and ERA, and was the winning pitcher in the state championship game. He was drafted in the 11th round by the Toronto Blue Jays, and has committed to play baseball at Louisiana State University.

Papierski batted .410 while leading the team in doubles (12), triples (3), home runs (8), runs scored (42), walks (29), stolen bases (13), on-base percentage (.543) and slugging percentage (.810). He also drove in 30 runs. A four-year varsity starter, he also was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays (16th round), and has committed to playing baseball at Louisiana State University.

Wisz was named the 2014 South Suburban Conference Player of the Year. He led the team with a .471 batting average, and also had team bests in hits (57) and runs batted in (38). Wisz added 10 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 37 runs scored. He'll play at the University of Houston.

Lemont finished with a 35-5 record in 2014 and was the IHSA Class 3A State Champion (the program's first state championship). The Indians also won their sixth straight SSC Blue title.

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