When Scott Kawall took over as athletic director at Kishwaukee College in 2017, his goal was to increase how many local athletes competed for the Kougars.
Those numbers are ticking up, and took a big leap Wednesday.
More than three dozen area athletes announced or celebrated where they'd be making their college plans, with almost a quarter of those choosing to play at Kish.
"Our vision is to help those in our community and help those in our district find a steppingstone to the next level," Kawall said. "We want to help them hone their craft on the field, hone their skills in the classroom and move on to a four-year school to finish their degree and maybe even play a little longer."