leaders of our packs
The U of C roster
of coaches has five new names. Natalie Butler, former head women's
tennis and badminton coach at Bryn Mawr College, was named head
men's and women's tennis coach; Jennifer Kroll from Ithaca College
is now head women's basketball coach; and Ruth Kmak, former
assistant softball coach at Loyola University Chicago, is head
softball coach. On the football front, Jeff Sokol, a former
defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator from Case Western
Reserve University, was recently named quarterback coach; and
J. B. Hurt, a high school coach from Tennessee, is now an assistant
coach for the Maroons.
rally for fall sports
In the University Athletic Association (UAA)'s preseason coaches'
poll, the U of C's men's soccer team was forecast to finish
third. The UAA also predicted the football team would place
third, while the Football Gazette cited Dan Philips, '01, Nick
Hannigan, '02, and Roman Natoli, '02, as "Players to Watch."
The coaches' poll also predicted first place for women's soccer,
which advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship in the
once home to recreational and club sport practices, is metamorphosing
into a dining hall this year. Until the Ratner Athletics Center
opens in 2002, all swimming-recreational and first-year swim
tests-will move to Ida Noyes, and the swim team will practice
at Chicago State University, says Tom Weingartner, chair of
physical education and athletics. Other Bartlett sports move
to the Lab School's new gym, which opened this fall.-B.C.