Our Athletes

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A product of St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, Meredith started his college career at Illinois State as quarterback before transitioning to wide receiver his junior year. He joined his hometown NFL team, the Chicago Bears, as a free agent in 2015 and led the team in receptions, yards and touchdowns in 2016

After suffering a devastating ACL injury in a preseason game in 2017, Meredith was signed by the New Orleans Saints and is primed to have a monster season in one of the league's most prolific offenses. 


The son of a former NBA player and an All-State basketball player at Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana, Robinson III played his college ball at the University of Michigan where he helped lead the Wolverines to the National Championship game in his freshman year. 

In 2014, he was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves, and spent time with the Philadelphia 76ers before landing with the Indiana Pacers. In 2017, he won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest and in 2018 signed as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons. 

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A midfielder from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Canouse started his professional career in Germany, working his way up through the ranks before joining Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga, Germany's top professional league.

In 2017, Canouse came back stateside where he joined D.C. United in the MLS and has remained with the team into 2018. Canouse captained the U-20 United States national squad in the 2015 CONCAF Championships, and received his first call-up for the men's national team for a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2018. 


Charles "Peanut" Tillman is a retired NFL player and currently the President of the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation. A product of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Tillman was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2003 and played for the team for 12 years. He also played for the Carolina Panthers during the 2015 season and helped the team another Super Bowl. 

A two-time Pro-Bowler and Walter Payton Man of the Year, Tillman became one of the leaders on a Bears defense that was a dominant force in the NFL for close to a decade, and helped lead the team to a Super Bowl in 2006. Famous for his patented "Peanut Punch", Tillman will go down as one of the greatest defensive backs in Chicago Bears history. 

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Born in Lagos, Nigeria and immigrating to Manitoba, Canada with his family when he was 4, Idonije's exceptional path to an 11-year NFL career started at age 17 when a high school coach convinced him to try football. From there, he played in college at the University of Manitoba and was eventually signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Browns. 

A fractured ankle before his first NFL preseason game, resulted in his release from the Browns. However, a few months later, the Chicago Bears signed him to a one-week contract. Idonije went on to make his mark in the NFL by leading the league in blocked punts/field goals in 2005, 2006 and 2007, and to play in Super Bowl XLI as a part of a dominant Bears defense.


A former 5-star high school recruit, Illinois All-State center and IHSA Class 2A State Champion, Leonard went to the college at the University of Illinois where he played two years, gaining an Honorable Mention for the All Big-10 team in his sophomore season. 

He was drafted 11th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2012 NBA Draft. He's played his entire professional career with the Trail Blazers and has become a mainstay for the team. They have been to the NBA Playoffs 5 of his 6 seasons and Leonard has been very active in the Portland community as a positive role model and leader.


Mautz is a Missouri legend in women's soccer, where she was an All-State player all four years of high school, netted 133 goals during her career (fifth most in history), and won a state championship while being named Player of the Year her senior season. After starting her college career at Saint Louis University, she transferred to Texas A&M University where she was All-Big 12 first team during her senior season. 

As a pro, Mautz has played in Russia and Australia, and currently plays for the Chicago Red Stars. She's also represented the USA on both the U-20 and U-23 national teams. 


Hibbert rose to prominence as an All-American and First-team All-Big East Center at Georgetown, where he helped lead the Hoyas to the Final Four in 2007. After playing all four years at Georgetown, Hibbert was drafted in the first round in 2008. 

After being traded to the Indiana Pacers, Hibbert became a defensive force, where he was selected as an All-Star in both 2012 and 2014. Hibbert has also represented the both the U.S. and Jamaican national teams at the international level. 


A native of Maracaibo, Venezuela, Ender Inciarte began his career in the MLB in 2008 when he signed as an international free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 2015, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves where he has since grown into one of the game’s best outfielders, having won two Gold Gloves in 2016 and 2017, and being named to the NL All-Star team in 2017.

Inciarte comes from a family of baseball players as his father played for the Venezuelan national team and his brother played for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ender is proud to carry on the family legacy as he also represented his home country of Venezuela at the World Baseball Classic in 2017.