Men’s Hockey Alumni Day
Men’s Hockey Alumni Day took place on January 25. The day honored 31 hockey alumni who returned to the Forest, including members of 1978 National Runner-up team and many Lake Forest Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. Later, the men’s varsity squad was victorious over the visitors from Amherst College, 3-1, and the newest recipient of the Peter G. Taylor ’73 Award, Chris Gard ’14, was recognized. Photos by Hilary Wind ’14
Dick Triptow, legendary athlete, coach, and dear friend to many Forester athletic alumni and coaches, was inducted in the Lake Forest College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000. During his time at the College, and in addition to coaching several other sports, Dick served as head coach of the Forester Golf program. During his tenure, coach Triptow positively impacted the lives of many Forester student-athletes, who are now alumni. In Dick’s honor, following a 40-year hiatus in program sponsorship, these alumni played a major role in bringing Forester Golf back to the College in 2014. On Sunday, October 16, 2016 Lake Forest College alumni, current team members, and golf supporters gathered at White Deer Run Golf Club in Vernon Hills to honor the traditions that Dick Triptow instilled and to support the current and future success of Forester Golf.
The F.A.N. Club and Lake Forest College Athletic Department honored Paula Dau ’58 Homecoming weekend on Saturday, October 7-8, as the 2016 Forester Impact Award recipient. Paula was recognized at the annual Athletic Recognition Ceremony as well as during halftime of the football game. Paula also joined current members on the College’s handball team and performed a skit during the Pep Rally. The skit was a flash back to Paula’s experience from College when she was selected Homecoming Queen in 1956.
The Lake Forest College Athletic Department hosted the inaugural Triptow Memorial Golf Tournament on Sunday, October 16, 2016 in honor of Hall of Fame Coach Dick Triptow and in support of the Forester golf programs. Alumni, current team members and their families, and supporters of Forester golf gathered at White Deer Run Golf Club in Vernon Hills, Illinois for a fun-filled day of golf, happy hour, and dinner.
On Saturday, October 8 Lake Forest College celebrated Homecoming with several special events and athletic contests throughout the weekend. Much spirit and pride began Saturday morning with the Athletic Recognition Ceremony. David Bleitner ’05, Katie McCants ’03, Melissa Stevenson ’06, and Joe Zemaitis ’02 were added to the 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame class and Paula Dau ’58 was recognized at the ceremony as this year’s Forester Impact Award recipient.
On Saturday, September 24, Lake Forest College students, staff, and community members gathered at Farwell Field to cheer on the Forester Football team and to celebrate Benny Watters Community Day. Fans were able to take part in and enjoy a full slate of opportunities including a pre-game presentation from the American Cancer Society, National Anthem sung by members of the Lake Forest College Concert Choir and the Advanced Women’s Chorale, Benny’s Lemonade Stand, Playing For A Cure merchandise, photos with Boomer the mascot, and a halftime musical chair contest for youths 5-12 years old.