Senior Van Hilger worked his way up to becoming team captain for the Oak Lawn Community High School boys golf team. As one of the top Spartan golfers, he helped the team defeat rival Richards in a recent dual meet. Hilger shot a 48 in the win.
“Van has worked hard to become one of the top Spartan golfers in his three years on the team,” head coach Pat Mayer said. “He has improved his nine-hole average every year. His leadership will be greatly missed next year.”