Matt Bauer (Class of 1997)
Bauer is a stage actor who appeared as Yonkers in the Broadway revival of "Gypsy"
with Bernadette Peters in 2003.
Kyle Brandt (Class of 1996)
Brandt, a standout football player for Stevenson and at Princeton University, played the role of Philip Kiriakis on the NBC soap opera "Days of Our Lives." His first TV experience came as part of the cast of the MTV series "The Real World." Currently a producer on The Jim Rome Show
Tamika Catchings (attended SHS in 1994-95)
Catchings, who was a member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team that won the gold medal in Greece, attended Stevenson for two years before moving to Texas. At SHS, she helped lead Stevenson to the first of its back-to-back state titles in 1995. She won Ms. Basketball honors for Illinois in 1995, becoming the first underclassman to do so. She went on to play for the University of Tennessee, becoming a four-time All-American. Today, she plays for the Indiana Fever in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Her older sister, Tauja (Class of 1996), was Ms. Basketball in 1996, was on both state championship teams and was the Sun-Times Player of the Year in 1996. Tauja went on to play at the University of Illinois (and became an all-Big Ten selection and 2000 draft pick of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury).
Greg Crawford (Class of 1991)
Crawford was involved in the National Institutes of Health's Human Genome Project early in the 21st Century. Currently serves as an assistant professor in Duke University's Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy.
Michelle Dasso (Class of 1997)
Dasso is the head women's tennis coach at the University of Illinois. At Stevenson, Dasso was a three-time state medalist in girls tennis, placing second in 1996 after third-place showings in 1994 and 1995. She played collegiately at Notre Dame, becoming the first four-time All-American in Fighting Irish history and its most decorated player.
Gina DiBello (Class of 2000)
DiBello is a professional violinist with the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra. Previously, she played in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and was its youngest member.
Ben Finfer (Class of 1998)
Finfer currently serves as executive producer of the "Mac and Spiegel" sports talk show on WSCR-AM in Chicago. Previously, he was executive producer and on-air host at Chicago's other sports radio station, ESPN 1000. He is the son of former District 125 Board of Education member Joel Finfer.
Ronald Goldman (Class of 1986)
Goldman was murdered along with Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994, a crime for which NFL Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson was charged.
Andrea Jaeger (Class of 1983)
Jaeger was a state tennis champion before embarking on a very successful professional tennis career. She was a teen sensation on the pro tour, reaching the 1979 U.S. Open semifinals at the age of 14, and reaching the 1983 Wimbledon finals four years later. At one point, she was ranked No. 2 in the world. In 1981, she teamed with Jimmy Arias to win the French Open mixed doubles championship. After retiring from pro tennis, she started a non-profit organization, the Silver Lining Foundation, that offered programs for children with life-threatening illnesses. Jaeger released her autobiography, First Service
, in the spring of 2004. She became an Episcopal nun in September 2006. Jaeger received the District 125 Heritage Award
during the 2002-03 school year, becoming the first Stevenson alumnus to earn the honor.
Lauren Jiggetts (Class of 1999)
Jiggetts, the daughter of former Chicago Bears player and longtime broadcaster Dan Jiggetts, has been a general assignment reporter for NBC 5 Chicago since 2007. She is a cum laude
graduate of Harvard University.
Andrew Klaber (Class of 2000)
Klaber is the founder of Orphans Against Aids, which he created while an undergraduate at Yale University. While at Yale, Klaber was named to USA Today’s
2003 All-USA College Academic First Team. He also was a member of Yale’s 2002 national championship varsity lightweight crew team.
Joe Lando (Class of 1980)
Lando played "Sully" on the long-running TV series "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." Before that, he appeared regularly on the soap opera, "One Life to Live." After "Dr. Quinn," he appeared on the short-lived TV show "Higher Ground," which began and ended in 2000.
Alison LaPlaca (Class of 1978)
LaPlaca is a professional actress with many television appearances to her credit. She is most noted for a three-season run on "The John Larroquette Show," playing the star’s love interest. She also has made guest apperances on programs such as "Friends," "ER," "Desperate Housewives" and "Malcolm in the Middle."
Carmen Mormino (Class of 1982)
Mormino is an actor. He appeared in the 2002 movie "One Hour Photo" with Robin Willliams. He also had a brief appearance in the 1998 film "The Odd Couple II" with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Previously, he appeared on two TV programs, "Melrose Place" and "Brimstone."
Ted Musgrave (Class of 1974)
Musgrave is a professional race car driver who currently competes in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series after spending more than a decade in the Winston Cup circuit --- the highest level of stock car racing. He has won more than $8 million during his racing career.
Matt O’Dwyer (Class of 1990)
O'Dwyer played 10 seasons in the National Football League with three teams: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets and Cincinnati Bengals. He was drafted by the Jets following an all-Big Ten career at Northwestern University.
Danny Richmond (Class of 2002)
Richmond has spent parts of three seasons in the National Hockey League since making his debut in 2005. He has played for the Chicago Blackhawks and Carolina Hurricanes. He was the 31st pick overall by Carolina in the 2003 NHL draft.
Rex Ryan (Class of 1981)
Ryan became head coach of the New York Jets in 2009 and in his first season led the team to the AFC Championship game. Before taking the helm in New York, Ryan spent 10 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, the last four as defensive coordinator. He was an assistant coach on the Ravens squad that won Super Bowl XXXV in 2000.
Rob Ryan (Class of 1981)
Rex's twin brother has two Super Bowl rings, earned as an assistant coach with the New England Patriots (Super Bowls XXXVI and XXXVIII). In February 2013, he was hired as defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints after serving in the same position with the Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders.
Ryan Slowik (Class of 1998)
Slowik joined the Arizona Cardinals as a defensive quality control coach in 2009 after serving four years on the staff of the Denver Broncos.
Susanna Song (Class of 2000)
Song has been a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 Chicago since December 2010. The Northwestern University graduate worked in the Minneapolis and Peoria television markets before returning to Chicago.
Michael Stagliano (Class of 2002)
Stagliano won the second season of ABC’s "The Bachelor Pad" in 2011, and also appeared in its third season. Stagliano also was part of the cast of "The Bachelorette" in its fifth season. In July 2012, Stagliano released a self-titled EP.
Andy Wozniewski (Class of 1998)
Wozniewski has played in parts of five National Hockey League seasons, most recently with the Boston Bruins in 2009-10. He also was a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs and St. Louis Blues.