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College Night is March 22nd

By Ryan C French, 02/20/18, 1:15PM CST


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This year's event will be like no other CFJ West College Night before.

  • 5:00-6:30 PM Performance Workshops for 7th grade and younger
  • 5:00-6:30 PM Partners for Achievement Workshop for 8th grade and high school students
  • 6:45-8:15 PM College Coaches Panel for Q-n-A 

Please see the events below for more information, and to see who has already confirmed for CFJ West's College Coaches Panel 2018. 

The evening will take March 22nd at the Plainfield Township Community Center (15014 S Des Plaines St, Plainfield, IL 60544)

Partners for Achievement Workshop for 8th grade and HS students

We will have an academic presentation for 8th Graders and High School Students from 5:00-6:30 PM at the Plainfield Township Community Center on March 22nd with Partners for Achievement. This presentation will cover the college admission planning process including college essay, resume building, and ACT/ SAT prep. Also included will be guidance on what counts in the financial aid and scholarship process. There will be information included about the next steps as well including transitioning to college and advice on how to find internships. 

We ask that all 8th graders and High School students register via our EventBright. All students are welcome, inside and outside the club. 


Partners for Achievement - Special Presentation

This is a fantastic tool for any 8th graders and High School students looking to attend college at any level. Partners for Achievement is a professional organization with experience and sound advice on preparing for the college search, application, and attendance process. All students inside or outside of the club are welcome to attend. 

EventBright Registration Link - FREE

All 8th graders and High Schools can register for the event here...

Performance Workshops for 7th Graders and Younger

These unique performance workshops are designed by the Chicago Fire Community Ambassador Program and are meant to teach young players important skills in managing themselves as young athletes. 

Performance Workshop Schedule 

  • 5:00-5:30  Nutrition
  • 5:30-6:00  Hydration
  • 6:00-6:30  Sleep

Afterward all players are encouraged to attend the College Coaches Panel. 

All players who attend will receive a certificate for their participation. 

Coaches and Schools on our Coaches Panel


Please see below the college coaches that have confirmed for the 2018 CFJ West College Night Coaches' Panel. 

This panel will take place from 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM on March 22nd at the Plainfield Township Community Center

All players are welcome! Including players inside and outside of the club. 

All 8th graders and High School students are encouraged to attend the Partners for Achievement presentation about academic preparation and scholarships beforehand from 5:00- 6:30 PM in the same meeting room. We do ask that all 8th graders and High School students register via our EventBright invitation. 

Shannon DeNinno

Head Woman's Coach

Aurora University

NCAA Division III

Ryan Lakin

Head Men's Coach

Aurora University 

NCAA Division III

Roland Hahn

Head Woman's Coach

Roosevelt University 


Shayni Paul

Head Woman's Coach

Concordia University Chicago 

NCAA Division III

Tom Czop

Head Woman's Coach

Robert Morris University - Chicago