Lemont High School midfielders Kieran Ruane and Adam Strube each have committed to playing men’s soccer at St. Norbert’s College in Fall 2014.
Ruane and Strube each were key contributors for head coach Rick Prangen over their final two seasons. Lemont posted a 28-13-7 record during that time, including an 18-4 mark in South Suburban Conference (SSC) play. The Indians won IHSA Regional crowns in both 2012 and 2013.
An All-SSC performer, Ruane totaled 29 points in 45 career matches, with 12 goals and five assists. Strube totaled nine points on two goals and five assists in his career, and helped fortify Lemont’s defense.
Ruane netted nine goals and added two assists for 20 points as a senior. He established career highs and ranked third on the team in both goals and points on his way to All-SSC accolades. Strube had a career-best six points on one goal and four assists. Lemont went 14-9-2 in 2013, which included a 9-2 mark in SSC play, and captured an IHSA Regional title.
In 2012, Lemont posted a 14-4-5 record, was 9-2 in SSC play, and finished as the conference runner-up. Ruane totaled nine points on three goals and three assists, while Strube had a goal and an assist and contributed to nine shutouts.
Ruane and Strube - each of whom are high honor roll students - will play for head coach Derek Rhodes at St. Norbert’s, an NCAA Division III institution located in DePere, Wis., and a member of the Midwest Conference. Rhodes has posted a 17-15-6 record in his two seasons, and guided the Green Knights to a 9-8-3 mark and a runner-up finish in the conference tournament last fall.