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May 11, 2023
The only Evanston Wildkit who’s sure to play two sports in college, Boaz Lieberman will be attending Macalester College next year as a member of both its football and track & field teams.
“Being a Division III athlete, I will be able to compete in two sports and attend a highly academic school,” says Lieberman. “I can focus on academics but also compete on a college level. It’s Division III that allows that to happen for people whose passions aren’t [only] athletics.”
During his senior seasons at Evanston, Lieberman contributed to wins against Indian Trail, Niles West and Glenbrook North as a receiver on the football team, as well as a third-place finish in the 4×400-meter relay at the 2023 CSL South Boys Indoor Meet on the track team. In his outdoor track season, which is still ongoing, he is a state hopeful in the same event.
I’ll definitely miss the special ‘orange and blue’ feeling.”
— Macalester College commit Boaz Lieberman
More so than any of his individual performances, however, Lieberman will look back on what it meant to represent Evanston on such a high level.
“There’s a special connection that you have with your teammates in high school, because you’ve all grown up in the same town and around the same people,” says Lieberman. “I’ll definitely miss the special ‘orange and blue’ feeling.”
He also is thankful for the lessons he learned from his coaches, particularly those on the track team, who he has known since before his journey at ETHS even started.
“We were fortunate enough to run at State in middle school. Coach Michelin brought us in that summer going into freshman year, and we worked out with him. He and the rest of the boys track and field coach coaches have just been the greatest leaders and role models.
“Apart from pushing me and the rest of the team to our limits every day, they’ve just taught us so much and helped me grow and develop so much as a person.”
On top of his athletic endeavors, Lieberman plans to pursue a major in Psychology on a Pre-Med Track.