By FRANKIE CORRADO ’18
Aram Arslanian ’20 Romania & Armenia
Arslanian ’20, a 6’6” shooting guard for the Forester basketball team, played in Oradea, Romania, this summer as a member of the U-20 basketball team for the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). He averaged 15.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game, including a 33.4 minute playing average time each game in the tournament. Afterwards, he went back to Armenia to join the European Cup Qualifying Games, where he played against teams from Sweden, Bosnia, Slovakia, and other countries on the Men’s National Team. Arslanian also competed in the 2016 FIBA U-20 European Championship.
John Cappuccitti ’18 and Shari Jacobson ’18 Brazil
Shari Jacobson ’18, a defender for the Forester women’s Soccer Team, represented team USA on the D-3 Select Soccer Team. From May 29 through June 7, Jacobson played in the 2017 Brazil Tour, where she successfully contributed to her team’s overall finish of 2-2-0.
John Cappuccitti ’18 is a midfielder for the Forester men’s Soccer Team. Along with Jacobson, Cappuccitti represented team USA in the 2017 Brazil Tour this summer. Cappuccitti made four goals and five assists during the Brazil Tour and the United States Men’s Team went 3-0-1.
Ryan Kruss ’19 Israel
Kruss is defenseman for the Forester men’s hockey team and spent the end of his summer winning a gold medal playing hockey for Team Canada in the 20th Maccabiah Games. He left for Israel on July 3, and played five games in a round robin from July 5 through July 15. The Maccabiah Games were played at the Pais Arena in Jerusalem. Kruss scored five points in five games for Team Canada.
Zach Feldman ’20 Israel
Feldman is a defenseman for the Forester men’s hockey team who also spent his summer playing hockey in the 2017 Maccabiah Games. Feldman represented Team USA and played against Forester teammate Kruss in the first game, where Team USA fell to Team Canada 3-2 in overtime. Feldman and Kruss played each other in the championship game, where Team USA fell to Canada 7-2 and took the silver medal. In addition to Canada, Feldman also played Team Germany, Israel and Russia. He ended up with one goal and three assists in the Maccabiah Games.
Cece Cruz ’20 Scotland
Cruz is a player on the Forester women’s golf team. This summer she golfed in Scotland, representing Team USA and Lake Forest College through the Athletes International Inc. (USAAI). From August 1 through 10, Cruz played local golf courses in Scotland, which is also known as The Home of Golf. Cruz was even able to camp outside the old St. Andrews course on the North Sea with her team.
Maria Zepeda ’19 South Africa
Zepeda is an outfielder and pitcher for the Forester women’s softball team. Zepeda went to Cape Town, South Africa, from June 5 through 17, to teach softball clinics to children that focused on basic fundamentals to enhance overall talents. Zepeda teamed up with other student-athletes across the nation and worked with children from the area. She also had the opportunity to play South Africa’s Softball team and other clubs. “The South African Softball team will be competing for a sport in the 2020 Olympic games,” Zepeda said.