Caravan Senior Athletes Heading to the Next Level


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Several athletes from the Class of 2022 will continue their careers at the college level.

It is no secret that Mount Carmel is known for its athletics. 


The Caravan is a perennial power in many sports, and as such produces many athletes who go on to play their respective sports in college. This year, the Caravan has many student-athletes committed to continue their sport at the next level. There are currently Mount Carmel students planning to play football, baseball, basketball, and lacrosse in college, as well as one wrestler and golfer who will continue their careers in the NCAA.




Joey Thompson – Western Illinois University 

Thompson will join the Leathernecks next year as a wide receiver. Thompson played wide receiver for the Caravan and was a two-year varsity starter.


Derek Whaley – Minnesota State University, Mankato 

Whaley will play defensive back next year for the Mavericks. Whaley played the same position starting this year for the Caravan.


J.T. Harris – University of Indianapolis

Harris will be a defensive back for the Greyhounds. Harris was a two-year starter at cornerback and safety for the Caravan.


Matthew Perry – Trinity International University

Perry joins the Trojans as a defensive back. Perry played safety for the Caravan.


Charlie Fordon – Lake Forest College 

Fordon Joins the Foresters as an Inside Linebacker. Fordon started for the Caravan in the same position this year.


Enzo De Rosa – Benedictine University

Derosa will play Runningback for the Eagles. He started at running back for the Caravan several times this year.


Myles Smith – Quincy University 

Smith looks to play outside linebacker for the Hawks. He also long snapped for the Caravan.




Brandon Rogers – University of Oklahoma 

Rogers will play outfield for the Sooners, the same position he played with the Caravan. 


Jacob White – Benedictine University 

White will play first and third for the Eagles, with the ability to play middle infield as well.


Julian Hachem – University of Oklahoma 

Hachem, a righty, will Pitch for the Sooners. Hachem and his brother are staples of the Caravan rotation


Michael Kelly – Western Michigan University 

Kelly Joins the Broncos as a southpaw pitcher. Kelly is in the Caravan’s starting rotation.


Elias Hachem – University of Evansville

Hachem, like his brother, will pitch for a division 1 university next year, except Elias will be a Purple Ace, unlike his Sooner brother.


Elijah Rompala-Matthews – Webster University 

Rompala-Matthews takes his pitching talents to the Gorloks. Rompala-Matthews is a member of the Caravan rotation this season.


Nate Tyrpin – Carthage College 

Tyrpin will play middle infield for the Firebirds next year.


Shane Curtin – Creighton University 

Curtin, a future Bluejay, is also a southpaw in the starting rotation for the Caravan. 


Diego Lopez – Trinity International University 

Lopez plays utility for the caravan and will continue to play both outfield and infield for the Trojans


Jorgie Vazquez – Triton College

Vazquez, a shortstop for the Caravan, will play for the Trojans next year.


Colin Small – Heidelberg University 

Small plays second base for the Caravan and looks to keep his position for the Student Princes next year.


Colin Horneman – Lincoln Trail College 

Horneman, a catcher for the Caravan, will catch for the Statesmen in college. 




Elijah Jointer – Tennessee State University 

Jointer will continue to play his position with the Caravan, power forward, for the Tigers next year.


Phil Jones – St. Louis University 

Jones, The Caravan’s senior shooting guard, will take his talents to the Billikens next semester.




Billy McHugh – Long Island University 

McHugh, the lone lacrosse player continuing on to college, will be a defenseman for the Sharks.




Ahmad Raoul Winston-Salem State University

Raoul will take his lawless award-winning golf prowess to the Rams next year.




Ryan Boersma – University of Missouri 

Boersma, also a lawless award winner, will wrestle for the Tigers next year at heavyweight.