By David Wolf ‘19
With the fall sports season ending, we are seeing so many players committing verbally to colleges.
Most recently, John Stillman committed to Bradley University for golf.
Throughout his entire life, Stillman has dedicated hours during his season and the off-season training for this sport. He would spend time learning, from simple etiquette to the advanced ways of reading the slope of a green.
His dedication and respect for the sport finally paid off as he found his way into the eyes of Bradley coach Jeff Roche after having a dominant senior season that included a 76 tournament scoring average and All-Conference accolades.
Stillman’s love for golf proves to be shown through his skill for the sport. In grammar school, he played on the Saint Barnabas golf team. That season, the boys team won the Gold Ball team championship.
Along with this, Stillman won the individual matchplay. He devoted so much time to improvement that season, showing the entire Southside Catholic Conference that he meant business.
As a four year varsity player, Stillman truly believes Coach Mark Krizic has helped him work on his wedge game and has prepared him to successfully lead a team as a captain. Stillman said, “My experience on the Brother Rice golf team has set me up for nothing but success as I begin to train for my college experience.”
Friend and teammate Jack McShane said, “I am so proud of John. He has worked his tail off for the past four years trying to reach the level of success that he did.” Along with McShane, the entire school community knows Stillman has given everything to reach his skill level.
Congratulations and good luck at Bradley, John!