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Northwestern’s Future Stars


Quentin Davie, LB, 6-4, 200, St. Louis –

Ranked Missouri’s 14th best outside linebacker by and was named a SuperPrep All-Midlands Region linebacker. He also was a finalist for the 2005 U.S. Army All-American game.

Stefan Demos, K, 5-10, 175, Scottsdale, Ariz. – All-State placekicker and punter. He was ranked ninth nationally among placekickers by, with 58 of his 69 kickoffs resulting in touchbacks.

Justan Vaughn, CB, 6-1, 175, Pearland, Texas – Rated one of the nation’s top defensive backs by He was named to the third team of the 2005 Texas Magazine Super Team.

Men’s Basketball

Jeff Ryan, G/F, 6-8, 190, Glenview, Ill. – Fifth player in school history to score more than 1,000 career points. He was a member of the 2006 City Suburban All-Star team and listed as the No. 1 forward in the state by

Kevin Coble, F, 6-8, 200, Phoenix – Averaged a school record 26.9 points per game in his senior season and was named a Nike All-America selection in 2005. He is a three-time Arizona Republic Small-School Player of the Year.

Jeremy Nash, G, 6-3, 185, Chicago – Finished as Marist High School’s third all-time leading scorer and assists leader. He was a two-time Class AA All-State selection and ranked the 20th best player in Illinois by


Caroline Tesar, Midfield, Lake Bluff, Ill. – Two-time All-State and All-America selection. She led Loyola Academy to the state championship game the past three years, winning twice.

Katrina Dowd, Midfield/Attack, Yorktown Heights, N.Y – Two-time All-America selection and was a two-time North County News all-star selection.


Matt Diedrich, LHP, 6-3, 205, Hawthorn Woods, Ill. – From Carmel High School, which brought Jon Mikrut, Pat McMahon and Ryan Myers to NU.

Joe Muraski, LHP, 6-2, 180, Rothschild, Wis. – Versatile player. Named to All-Conference team as pitcher and first baseman.

Jonathan Purcell, RHP, 6-3, 215, Oceanside, Calif. – Tall righty with four effective pitches.


Lauren Delaney, pitcher – Seeking to fill the void left by the graduating Courtnay Foster. While replacing one of the most accomplished pitchers in school history won’t be easy, Delaney has the talent to do so. She holds Missouri high school career records with 84 wins, a microscopic 0.11 ERA and 1,096 strikeouts. As a senior, her numbers were simply mind-boggling: a 25-0 record, a 0.09 ERA and almost 15 Ks per seven innings.

Emily Haug, catcher – Haug was a high school teammate of Delaney’s, and brings a big bat with her to Evanston. She holds her high school’s career record with a .457 batting average and was an All-State selection. Whether she plays behind the plate or not, her sweet left-handed stroke will likely get her some at-bats.

Kelly Dyer, pitcher/outfielder – If her name looks familiar, it’s because her sister Erin is a freshman this season. With Delaney joining Eileen Canney on the pitching staff, Dyer probably won’t get a chance to take the circle next season. But with Erin likely moving from right field to catcher, and center fielder Sheila McCorkle graduating, there might be a spot for Kelly in the outfield.

Women’s Basketball

Lakhiyia Hicks, G, 5-8, Rockford, Ill. – Four-year starter in high school who could shoulder some of point guard Nadia Bibbs’ ballhandling duties.

Kaitlin McInerney, F, 6-0, Oak Brook, Ill. – Hicks’ AAU teammate on the Chicago Express. Could provide some much-needed help in the post.


Brandon Precin, 125 pounds – Precin is considered the 43rd best recruit in the country by and figures to step right into the lineup to fill the spot vacated by the graduating John Velez. He has two Illinois state titles to his credit, and racked up a 186-6 record during his high school career.

Keith Sulzer, 133 pounds – Sulzer is another recruit who has a shot to start right away for the Wildcats. According to, he was the sixth-best high school wrestler in the nation at 130 pounds, and the 81st best recruit overall.

Men’s golf

Jonathan Bowers – Joins junior Chris Wilson and sophomore Kyle Moore as the team’s third player from the Columbus, Ohio, region. He was the 2005 Ohio High School individual state champion and was runner-up in 2004.

David Lipsky – The La Canada, Calif., won the Redondo High School League Tournament in 2004 and 2005 and was a first-team All Los Angeles Area performer.

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