Athletic News

Joliet Catholic Academy names Adam DeGroot new head boys basketball coach

Joliet Catholic Academy Athletic Director Jim O’Brien is proud to announce Adam DeGroot as the new Head Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Hilltoppers.  DeGroot has spent the last nine years on the basketball staff at JCA under Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Famer Joe Gura, who retired after 49 years of coaching at the … Read More

JCA boys volleyball hires Jeffrey Budz to lead program

JCA boys volleyball hires Jeffrey Budz to lead program

Joliet Catholic Academy athletic director Jim O’Brien is proud to announce Jeffrey Budz ‘15 as the new head boys volleyball coach. Budz most recently coached collegiate volleyball as an assistant at Concordia University Chicago, where he served under his former JCA head coach Rhyen Staley. While at JCA as a student-athlete, Budz helped lead the … Read More

JCA Angel & Hilltopper Alumni Banquet Cancelled

Alumni and Friends,   Due to the current weather and impacted travel arrangements leaving two of our headliners unable to travel into Chicago from San Diego and Spain, we regret to inform you that the annual Angel and Hilltopper Banquet on Thursday, February 3 has been cancelled.   Unfortunately, due to the nature of this … Read More

Annemarie Hickey ’10 helps lead Wisconsin Volleyball to NCAA National Championship

Joliet Catholic Academy Girls Volleyball legend Annemarie Hickey ’10 was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Illinois for the Angels back in 2009. She led the Angels to back-to-back state championships in 2008 and 2009 before embarking on a successful collegiate volleyball career at Wisconsin Volleyball.   Hickey has continued her winning ways, … Read More

JCA graduate ZeVeyon Furcron ’16 wins FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award

  Congratulations to JCA graduate, and former Joliet Catholic Football star, ZeVeyon Furcron on winning the 2021 Stats Perform FCS Doris Robinson Award. Furcron, a hulking offensive lineman at Southern Illinois University was one of 15 finalists – one from each FCS conference – to be nominated for the seventh annual award. Named after the … Read More

WNBA Champion Allie Quigley ’04 and Olympian Kelly Murphy ’08 to headline annual Hilltopper and Angel Banquet

The 2022 Hilltopper/Angel Banquet featuring Olympic Bronze medalist Kelly Murphy ’08 and WNBA Champion Allie Quigley ’04 is scheduled for Thursday, February 3rd in the JCA gym.  Our favorite host, San Diego Padres color commentator Mark Grant ’81 joins us once again as the emcee and guarantees laughs and a great time! Date: Thursday, February … Read More

JCA Basketball to honor head coach Joe Gura before Friday 1/21 home game

The Joliet Catholic Academy athletic department and basketball program will honor head coach Joe Gura at the conclusion of the sophomore game on Friday, January 21 against Carmel Catholic. The varsity contest tips off at 7:00 p.m. Joe Gura will retire from coaching basketball at the conclusion of the 2021-2022 season, capping off a 49-year … Read More

Updated COVID School Guidelines (1.11.2022)

Updated COVID School Guidelines (1.11.2022)

Updated COVID School Guidelines (1.11.2022)  JCA Parent-Student Handbook *Please note that due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, handbook changes will be made throughout the year.  … Read More

Joliet Catholic Hilltoppers triumph over SGH for IHSA Class 4A State Championship; a IHSA-record 15th title

“The Hogs”, “The Deadly Duo” and the Hilltoppers, triumph over SHG for IHSA Class 4A State Championship  Drake Skleba for Joliet Catholic Academy    “The Drive for 15” has been completed. Behind the massive Joliet Catholic Academy offensive line, affectionately known as “The Hogs”, the Hilltoppers (14-0), rushed for 468 yards, a Class 4A State … Read More

JCA’s “Drive for 15” concludes in DeKalb after Hilltoppers rally past Richmond-Burton in Class 4A Semifinal

Drake Skleba for Joliet Catholic Academy On a glorious fall afternoon, up along the Illinois-Wisconsin border, in Richmond, Illinois, Joliet Catholic Academy’s “Drive for 15” made a stop. Opposing the Hilltoppers, was the defending Class 4A State Champion Rockets from Richmond-Burton. The Rockets entered the game with a perfect 12-0 record, including a 32-game winning … Read More


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