Lincoln-Way West honors student athletes in National Signing Day Ceremony
Friday, February 3, 2017

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in the athletic office at Lincoln-Way West, parents, coaches, and teachers gathered to recognize four student athletes for their commitment to compete in athletics at the collegiate level.

Athletic Director Ted Robbins welcomed those in attendance at the National Signing Day Ceremony. “We are extremely excited to be here to recognize four outstanding student athletes who are making the commitment to continue their education and athletic careers at the collegiate level. We are very proud of what they have accomplished throughout their high school careers. All of them have been an integral part of not only their teams, but also of Lincoln-Way West.”

Students recognized included:

• Danny Allen who will attend University of Findlay – Ohio. Allen was a three-year starter and inside linebacker for the Warriors. As a senior, he was voted first team all-conference and academic all-state. Allen led the Warriors in tackles this season, and also played offense the past two seasons. Robbins added, “Allen is an outstanding student who has over a 4.0 and scored a 34 on the ACT.”

• Joe Dunlap who will attend St. Ambrose University. Dunlap is a three-year varsity player, two of which he played at Lincoln-Way Central, and one at Lincoln-Way West. Dunlap was one of two players who started every game this season on the offensive line, all while learning two different positions. According to Robbins, “He was one of the unit’s most consistent and stable performers.”

• Blake Evans who will attend Concordia University – St. Paul. Robbins said that Evans is “an extremely talented player who was the one of the driving forces behind one of the best defenses in school history.” Evans was voted first team all-conference his junior and senior year. Robbins added, “He became a leader not only on the field but also in the weight room and locker room for our younger players to follow.”

• Trey Telez who will attend Winona State University. Telez is the first four-year starter in West’s history who started games at five of the eleven defensive positions. Telez was voted second team all-state as a junior and first team all-state as a senior. He was also a three-time all-conference selection. Robbins added that Telez led the school in sacks, tackles, tackles for a loss, and defensive touchdowns.

“Danny, Joe, Blake and Trey are all role models for all of our student-athletes by excelling in the classroom, on the field of play, and by their determination and outstanding work ethic,” said Robbins. “Thank you to the parents for all of your support of Lincoln-Way West and the athletic and football programs. Your enthusiastic support of the students, the coaches, the team, and the school enable all of us to experience the thrill and excitement of high school athletics.”