06 Feb 2011

Two Seniors Sign To Play Football at Collegiate Level

Two seniors have signed to play collegiate football.  Lance Callihan will play at Stanford University and Zack Oliver will play at Northwestern University. 

Callihan was a defensive tackle for the Bears and was a varsity letterman for three years.  He was second team All-District and selected to play in the Army Redstick Bowl.  He is the vice president of the student council, an Honor Board member and was a member of the basketball and track team for two years. 

íÍI chose Stanford because I believe it is one of the best institutions in the country and the school has a great football program.  Stanford is ranked 4th in the nation in academics and 4th in the nation in football,” commented Callihan.   

Callihan plans to major in human biology and film and media studies.  He is the son of Regina and Willis Callihan. 

Zack Oliver was the quarterback for Catholic High and a varsity letterman for three years.   He was lst Team All District and Honorable Mention All State.  He was the MVP in the Army Redstick Bowl and the Advocate 2nd Team Super Dozen. He is a member of the track team and took lst place in district in the Javelin and 5th place at the  State Meet.   

íÍI chose Northwestern because it is a great academic school and Head Football Coach Fitzgerald is a great guy,íñ commented Oliver.  

Oliver plans to major is communication studies.  He is the son of Barbara Oliver and Dennis Oliver.  His brother Brian is a 1999 graduate of CHS and also played quarterback for the Bears. 

Catholic High students have signed to play collegiate football for the last 23 consecutive years.  Since 1988, the school has seen 107 players have the opportunity to play collegiate football.