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Equipment Handout/Start Date: Monday, August 10

• Varsity equipment (if you do not have already), 10-11 a.m., cage area
  Practice noon-6 p.m. Stadium (break and lunch provided)

• Sophomore equipment (if you do not have already), 10-11 a.m., cage area
  Practice noon-6 p.m. Stadium (break and lunch provided)

• Freshmen equipment/meeting, 9-10:30 a.m., cage area
   Practice, 10:30-11:30, grass field

All players must be cleared for participation by the Athletic Office by 8 a.m. Monday, August 10

Levels: Varsity/Sophomore/Freshman. No-cut sport.

Head Coach: Bill McNamara (

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week. Times will vary based on competitions.

Completed Athletic Participation Forms are required before tryout/practice.


  • Bourbon Reflects on Standout Career

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jul 24, 2015

    willie bourbon yearbook 2015It's unusual for an all-state football player to stop playing the game before college, but that's exactly the case with Willie Bourbon. The 2015 graduate, who led Stevenson to the Class 8A state football championship last fall, has retired from the sport to concentrate on playing baseball at Northwestern University. This will be the first time since second grade that Bourbon won't set foot on the gridiron.

    "I bought my helmet from my senior year, and I can look at it now in my room," Bourbon told Pioneer Press. "It's weird not putting on the pads and working out and trying to get bigger and doing that type of workout."

    Bourbon was a three-year starter at quarterback for the Patriots, and last year set school records for passing yards (2,579), completions (201) and attempts (368). He tied the school record for completion percentage as a sophomore (55.4%). Beyond the numbers, Bourbon will be remembered for his leadership, said head coach Bill McNamara.

    "Willie always had the physical tools, but he showed tremendous growth in his mental strength in tough situations," McNamara said. "His mental component is what took him from a good football player to a great one."

  • Sorenson Commits to Miami (Ohio)

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jul 20, 2015

    Jack Sorenson in action during the 2014 Class 8A championship game (Chicago Tribune)

    Senior Jack Sorenson announced on Friday that he will continue his playing career for Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Sorenson said picked the RedHawks over Connecticut and Cornell. He also had offers from Miami’s Mid-American Conference rivals Bowling Green, Ball State, Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan.

    “They were really the most honest and straight-forward,” Sorenson told Chicago Football’s Jon Styf. “They were the only school to not tell me I was going to go there and start and make an impact right away. That's not realistic.”

    Sorenson will play quarterback for the Patriots this fall, but the RedHawk coaching staff hasn’t determined what positions he will play in college. Sorenson primarily has been a receiver for the SHS varsity. Last fall, he set a school record by catching 63 passes, including four for 75 yards in the state championship game. He was an All-North Suburban Conference selection in 2014, and also received honorable mention all-area honors from the Daily Herald and Pioneer Press.

    “Jack is an incredible athlete,” Stevenson coach Bill McNamara said to Bob Narang from Pioneer Press. “He really can do it all. He played wideout for us last year. He’s fast and athletic, runs great routes and makes good cuts. He has the ability to make people miss. They are getting an incredible player, but also a reliable person. He’s going to do great things for Miami of Ohio.”

    Sorenson, who plans to major in business at Miami, said Miami “was a perfect fit for me academically, socially and for football. In all aspects, it fit with me perfectly.”

  • Weisman Banking on Bengals for NFL Dream

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jul 13, 2015
    weisman vs nebraska

     Mark Weisman is trying to become the next Patriot football alum to play in the NFL. The 2010 Stevenson graduate joined the Cincinnati Bengals as a free agent in May, after going undrafted the month before. Being a walk-on is nothing new for Weisman. After transferring from the Air Force Academy to Iowa, he walked on and became one of the most prolific running backs in Hawkeye history. He finished his college career as the sixth-leading rusher in Iowa history, and third all-time with 32 rushing touchdowns. Weisman captained the Hawkeyes for two years, and was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

  • 2015 Schedule Features H-F Rematch

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jun 18, 2015
    jack joseph state title game 2014
    Jack Joseph scoring versus H-F in the 2014 Class 8A title game (Associated Press)

    Stevenson will take on Homewood-Flossmoor, the team it beat for the IHSA Class 8A championship last fall, in the second game of the 2015. The Patriots-Vikings matchup takes place in Lincolnshire on Friday, September 4. This will be the third time in the last 12 months that the two teams have squared off. SHS beat H-F, 33-24, in the second week of the season last year (September 6), then held off the Vikings, 31-25, in the state title game. The game against Homewood-Flossmoor is one of five home contests for the Patriots in 2015

  • For Patriot Football, It's Not About Winning and Losing

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Jun 18, 2015

    bill mcnamara at practiceHow do you top winning a state championship? For head football coach Bill McNamara, Stevenson’s undefeated season and Class 8A title in 2014 were the byproducts of more fundamental goals he and his staff set for the team each year.

    “When we prepare for a season, we do not talk about winning and losing,” he told the Statesman last December. “We talk about a lifestyle of commitment, selflessness, honesty, teamwork and hard work. If a team buys into being the best person/player they can be for our football team and in life, then the winning and successes will follow. The coaching staff is so proud of our past successes as a team and of each individual player, and we believe that our team (in 2015) can achieve greatness if they buy into the process to be champions.”