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Grace Cronin

Grace Cronin

Grace Cronin is a junior, and this is her first year on the stampede. If she is not doing her school work, you can find her hanging out with friends, working, or watching some of her favorite sports. Grace has done many sports herself, including swimming, and is currently a diver.

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The Mustangs had a record breaking season this year, including winning their first DVC title.

Boys’ volleyball finishes a record breaking season

June 1, 2022

The Mustangs finished off their season playing in the regional finals against Hinsdale Central this past Thursday. The boys' came into this game after winning their first DVC championship in program history...

Weekly Sports beats 5/23-5/29

Weekly Sports beats 5/23-5/29

May 23, 2022

Boys' Baseball (Grace Cronin) The boys' played in the DVC tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday. Their next game is against Kaneland today. Boys' Lacrosse (Max Berglind) The Mustangs Wrapped up...

Weekly Sports Beats 5/16-5/22

Weekly Sports Beats 5/16-5/22

May 16, 2022

Girls’ Badminton (Grace Cronin) The girls’ finished off their season competing at the state championships where seniors Vivian Kok and Sophia Wang placed fifth overall in the state for doubles....

This Week’s Metea Minute

May 16, 2022

Hello, Mustangs! I’m Sofia Jubraj. And I’m Grace Cronin. Here is your Metea Minute for the week of Monday, May 16. Attention all Seniors! The Senior Brunch will be held on May 26 after graduation...

Metea Valley’s softball team plays vigorously against Neuqua in a hard fought game.

Girls’ softball falls to Neuqua for the third time

May 13, 2022

The Mustangs went against the Neuqua Wildcats on Thursday. This game marked the third time the Mustangs have competed with Neuqua this season with the past two games both ending in Metea’s defeat. The...

Weekly Sports beats - 5/9-5/13

Weekly Sports beats – 5/9-5/13

May 10, 2022

Girls’ Badminton (Grace Cronin) The girls’ became sectional champions last Thursday. Their next match is state which begins May 12. Boys' Baseball (Nick Vallejo) The boys' played against Naperville...

Weekly Sports Beats 4/25-5/1

Weekly Sports Beats 4/25-5/1

May 2, 2022

Boys' Baseball (Nick Vallejo) The boys' played their senior night game against Neuqua Valley this past Thursday. Neuqua took the win with a score of 10-2. The Mustangs’ next game is against Naperville...

This Week’s Metea Minute

May 2, 2022

Hello, Mustangs! I'm Grace Cronin and here is your Metea Minute for the week of Monday, May 2. Do you like to laugh? Come see Mustang Comedy’s senior show in the black box Theater this Friday. Tickets...

The Mustangs host Schaumburg for a girls water polo game.

Girls’ water polo devastates Schaumburg

April 26, 2022

The girls’ water polo team showed a tremendous game after playing against Schaumburg this Monday. The team came into this game following being undefeated in their home tournament this weekend. They continued...

Weekly Sports Beats 4/18-4/24

Weekly Sports Beats 4/18-4/24

April 25, 2022

Girls' Badminton (Grace Cronin) The girls’ competed at the Lake Park East quad last Monday. Their next match was a tough one against Naperville North where they lost 8-7 on Tuesday. The Mustangs then...

This Week’s Metea Minute

April 25, 2022

HOST 1: Hello, Mustangs! I’m Sofia Jubraj. HOST 2: And I’m Grace Cronin. Here is your Metea Minute for the week of Monday, April 25. HOST 1: Students who are a part of Student government, are...

This Week’s Metea Minute

April 18, 2022

HOST 1: Hello, Mustangs! I’m Sofia Jubraj. HOST 2: And I’m Grace Cronin. Here is your Metea Minute for the week of Monday, April 18 [This is incorrectly stated in the video.] HOST 1: The spring...

Weekly Sports Beats 4/11-4/17

Weekly Sports Beats 4/11-4/17

April 18, 2022

Girls' Badminton (Grace Cronin) The girls’ competed against Hinsdale Central last Monday, Neuqua Valley on Thursday, and at the Metea Invite on Saturday. Their next match is a quad at Lake Park East...

Weekly Sports Beats 4/4-4/10

Weekly Sports Beats 4/4-4/10

April 11, 2022

Girls' Badminton (Grace Cronin) The girls’ competed against DeKalb on Tuesday, Waubonsie Valley on Thursday, and at the Thornton Fractional South Invite on Saturday. Their next match is against Hinsdale...

Weekly Sports Beats 3/28-4/3

Weekly Sports Beats 3/28-4/3

April 4, 2022

Girls' Badminton (Grace Cronin) The girls’ competed at the Wheaton Warrenville South tournament on March 22, the Hinsdale South Hornet Invite on March 26, and the Lockport Invite on April 2.  Boys'...

This week’s Metea Minute

April 4, 2022

Hello, Mustangs! I’m Sofia Jubraj. And I’m Grace Cronin. Here is your Metea Minute for the week of Monday, April 4. Are you interested in joining the Dance team? Make sure to attend one of our...

Metea Valleys badminton team faced off Wheaton Warrenville South and Wheaton North in the auxiliary gym playing a set of doubles.

Girls’ badminton holds first tournament of the season

March 24, 2022

The girls’ badminton team shows a promising season after hosting a tri-tournament on Tuesday. This tri-tournament had three teams including Wheaton Warrenville South, Wheaton North, and Metea Valley....

Weekly Sports Beats 3/21-3/27

Weekly Sports Beats 3/21-3/27

March 21, 2022

Girls' Badminton (Grace Cronin) The girls’ competed against Glenbard North this past Monday and in the Joliet Central Birds of Steel Invite last Saturday. Their next match is against Wheaton Warrenville...

This Week’s Metea Minute

March 21, 2022

Hello, Mustangs! I’m Sofia Jubraj. And I’m Grace Cronin. Here is your Metea Minute for the week of Monday, March 21. A school-wide JSA debate will be held on Tuesday! They are meeting in room...

Weekly Sports Beats 3/14-3/20

Weekly Sports Beats 3/14-3/20

March 14, 2022

Girls' Badminton (Grace Cronin) The girls’ have their first match against Glenbard North today. Boys' Lacrosse (Nick Vallejo) The boys' will play their first match of the season against Lyons...

Metea Minute: Week of March 14

March 14, 2022

Hello, mustangs I’m Grace Cronin. Here is your Metea Minute for the week of Monday, March 14. OLAS is holding a dance this Friday, tickets are on sale at the concession booth during all lunch periods...

Students focus on using good form when participating in their events.

Metea Valley hosts Region C Special Olympics

March 11, 2022

Metea Valley was the home for many swimmers yesterday as we hosted the Region C Special Olympics swim meet. This meet included 48 different events of backstroke, freestyle, breaststroke, and butterfly,...

Weekly Sports Beats 3/7-3/13

Weekly Sports Beats 3/7-3/13

March 7, 2022

Boys' Track and Field (Grace Cronin) The boys' competed against Romeoville on Friday. Their next meet is the Rocket Indoor Invite at Burlington Central this Friday.  Girls' Track and Field (Grace...

Metea Minute: Week of March 7

March 7, 2022

Hello, Mustangs! I’m Sofia Jubraj. And I’m Grace Cronin. Here is your Metea Minute for the week of Monday, March 7. Mental health matters club is meeting Tuesday, March 8 in H106 from 2:30 p.m....

The boys swim team had many qualifiers for state. The highest placer was junior Jaeddan Gamilla who got fourth in the 200 individual medley and third in the 100 breaststroke.

Boys’ swimming finish their season excelling in both sectionals and state

March 2, 2022

The boys' swim team had many qualifiers for state. The highest placer was junior Jaeddan Gamilla who got fourth in the 200 individual medley and third in the 100 breaststroke.

Weekly Sports Beats 2/28-3/2

Weekly Sports Beats 2/28-3/2

February 28, 2022

Boys' Swim and Dive (Grace Cronin) The boys’ finished their season placing No. 19 overall at State with 23 points on Saturday. In the relays, the team was able to place No. 15 out of 30 in the 200...

Metea Minute: Week of Feb. 28

February 28, 2022

Hello, Mustangs! I’m Sofia Jubraj And I’m Grace Cronin. Here is your Metea Minute for the week of Monday, Feb 28. All students currently enrolled in AP courses at Metea, the late registration...

Weekly Sports Beats 2/21-2/27

Weekly Sports Beats 2/21-2/27

February 23, 2022

Boys’ Basketball (Max Berglind) The Mustangs won a huge conference battle against the second seed in the DVC, Naperville Central, by a score of 75-63 last Tuesday. They end their season 2-8 in conference...

Metea Minute: Week of Feb. 22

February 22, 2022

Hello, Mustangs! I’m Sofia Jubraj. And I’m Grace Cronin. Here is your Metea Minute for the week of Tuesday, Feb. 22. Congratulations to our very own speech team for making state this past weekend! SAGA...

The girls placed third at sectionals with a score of 5388.

Girls’ bowling qualify for state for the third time in school history

February 16, 2022

The girls’ bowling team qualified for the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) state at sectionals last Saturday. After waiting two years from COVID-19 to compete again in regionals, the team placed...

Weekly Sports Beats 2/14-2/20

Weekly Sports Beats 2/14-2/20

February 14, 2022

Girls' Basketball (Grace Davidson) The Mustangs competed against Naperville Central last Tuesday. At half time, the Redhawks led 33-30 and for the rest of the game the Mustangs were directly on their...

Metea Minute: Week of Feb. 14

February 14, 2022

Hello, Mustangs! I’m Sofia Jubraj. And I’m Grace Cronin. Here is your Metea Minute for the week of Monday, February 14. Yearbook name corrections are due on the 14th so make sure to fill out...

Weekly Sports Beats 2/7-2/13

Weekly Sports Beats 2/7-2/13

February 7, 2022

Girls' Basketball (Grace Davidson) The Mustangs rematched Neuqua Valley ending in another tough loss of 43-35 last Tuesday. The girls' faced yet another hard loss of 70-31 to Naperville North on Thursday....

Metea Minute: Week of Feb. 7

February 7, 2022

Hello, Mustangs! I’m Sofia Jubraj. And I’m Grace Cronin. Here is your Metea Minute for the week of Monday, February 7. The Day of Life is back at Metea and will be held on Tuesday, February 15th...

Weekly Sports Beats 1/24-1/30

Weekly Sports Beats 1/24-1/30

January 31, 2022

Girls' Basketball (Grace Davidson) The Mustangs valiantly faced the Neuqua Valley Wildcats with a tough loss of 43-28 last Tuesday. The girls' were also defeated by Waubonsie Valley 64-53 last Thursday....

Metea Minute: Week of Jan. 31

January 31, 2022

Hello, Mustangs! I’m Tanay Pant. And I’m Ollie Shuminas. Here is your Metea Minute for the week of January 31st. The French Club will meet on February 1st after school in H104. Mustang wild...

Weekly Sports Beats 1/19-1/23

Weekly Sports Beats 1/19-1/23

January 25, 2022

Girls' Basketball (Grace Davidson) The Mustangs lost against DeKalb 65-51 last Thursday. Next, the girls faced Joliet West with a tough loss of 56-36 on Saturday. Their next games are Tuesday against...

Meteas bowling team performs with great teamwork at the Fox Bowl. They built on each other with school chants and congratulating their success.

Girls’ bowling honor five seniors in the last conference match of the season

January 21, 2022

The girls’ bowling team honored their five seniors Sydney Lewis, Holly Dudlicek, Elizabeth Mansmith, Jasmine Allen, and Michaela Graves in a victorious senior night match against Glenbard East this Wednesday....

Weekly Sports Beats 1/10-1/18

Weekly Sports Beats 1/10-1/18

January 20, 2022

Girls' Basketball (Grace Davidson) The Mustangs played against St. Charles North last Tuesday. In a tough match the game ended in a loss for the Mustangs 59-25. Their next game was against Naperville...

St. Charles North prepares to shoot a free throw in the last half of the game at Metea.

Girls’ basketball suffers tough loss to St. Charles North

January 13, 2022

St. Charles North Polaris was a worthy match for the Metea Valley Mustangs last Tuesday. It was a tough game for the girls as they were unable to start off strong and show their true capability. The Polaris...

Weekly Sports Beats 12/27-1/9

Weekly Sports Beats 12/27-1/9

January 10, 2022

Girls' Basketball (Grace Davidson) The girls' started off break with a loss of 63-54 in the Holiday Classic against Sycamore on Dec. 27. They played two games against Oswego East and Kaneland in the...

Weekly Sports Beats 12/20-12/26

Weekly Sports Beats 12/20-12/26

December 21, 2021

Girls' Basketball (Grace Davidson) The team lost to Nazareth Academy 53-32 last Monday. Their next game is against Kaneland this Tuesday. They also will be participating in the Holiday Classic from...

Weekly Sports Beats 12/13-12/19

Weekly Sports Beats 12/13-12/19

December 13, 2021

Girls' Basketball (Grace Davidson) The Mustangs had a rough defeat of 44-34 by DeKalb last Tuesday. Their next game was against Waubonsie Valley last Thursday. The team once again fell short ten points,...

Metea Minute: Week of Dec. 13

Metea Minute: Week of Dec. 13

December 13, 2021

Hello Mustangs! I’m Ollie Shuminas And I am Grace Cronin Here is your Metea Minute for the week of December 13, 2021. Seniors, the deadline to buy your cap and gown is this Wednesday! For...

Weekly Sports Beats 12/6-12/12

Weekly Sports Beats 12/6-12/12

December 7, 2021

Girls' Basketball (Grace Davidson) The Mustangs faced DeKalb ending with a tough 42-35 loss on Friday. Their next match-up is against Waubonsie Valley this Friday.  Girls' Bowling (Grace Cronin) The...

Senior Sydney Lewis goes to bowl a 680 at the match against DeKalb.

Girls’ bowling earn first conference win of the season

December 3, 2021

The girls’ bowling team earned their first conference win of the season in a pin-rocking game over DeKalb, on Thursday December 2. Although the Mustangs began with a slow start, seniors Sydney Lewis...

Weekly Sports Beats 11/29-12/5

Weekly Sports Beats 11/29-12/5

November 29, 2021

Boys’ Basketball (Max Berglind) The Mustangs had two games this past week, losing to Wheaton Academy 60-46, and defeating Francis W. Parker 81-62. They take on East Aurora at home on Tuesday. Girls'...

Girls’ volleyball set history making it to the 4A state finals after victory against Barrington

November 18, 2021

The volleyball team's mantra breathe, believe, and battle allowed the team to dominate in the semi-state final last Friday. The girls’ came into this match after consecutive wins of conference, regionals,...

The girls volleyball stand in unison in front of their school crowd after winning state finals. The Mustangs clinched the first state title for any sport in Metea Valley history, beating Mother McAuley two sets to one.

History breaking: Girls’ volleyball earn the first ever team state title for Metea Valley

November 18, 2021
The Mustangs clinched the first state title for any sport in Metea Valley history, beating Mother McAuley two sets to one.
Weekly Sports Beats 11/8-11/14

Weekly Sports Beats 11/8-11/14

November 10, 2021

Girls' Cross Country (Nick Vallejo)  The girls ran in the state meet at Detweiller Park last Saturday. Sarah Maggio (17:28) finished No. 29 and Keeley Behr (17:50) finished No. 55, ending the teams...

Girls volleyball gather at Oswego high school in the semi sectionals match against Yorkville. The Mustangs won and now advance to the finals.

Girls’ volleyball secure a position in the sectional championship after regional title

November 2, 2021

The girls’ volleyball team competed in the semi-finals for sectionals facing Yorkville in a two-set game. Metea came out top winning in two sets 25-14 and 25-20, earning them a spot in the finals for...

Weekly Sports Beats 11/1-11/7

Weekly Sports Beats 11/1-11/7

November 1, 2021

Girls' Cross Country (Nick Vallejo)  The Mustangs ran at the IHSA sectionals on Saturday. Metea placed No. 8 with Sarah Maggio (18:25), placing 12 and Keeley Behr (18:45) in 21 place. Girls' Swim...

The Stampede staff members share their favorite movie picks for the Halloween season.

Stampede Halloween Movie Picks

November 1, 2021

Aidan’s selection  ‘Get Out’ (R) This debut film by Jordan Peele is a great choice if you are looking for something terrifying that tackles the idea of racism. The story follows the main...

Middle hitters Jessical Williams (#4) and Nicole Amrhein (#13) go in for a block against a hit made by Waubonsie.

Communication and trust scores girls’ volleyball a spot in the regional finals

October 27, 2021

The girls’ volleyball team faced off their rival, Waubonsie Warriors, for the third time this season last Tuesday. The Mustangs came out on top in this semi-regional match in a dominating two set game...

Weekly Sports Beats 10/25-10/31

Weekly Sports Beats 10/25-10/31

October 25, 2021

Boys' Cross Country (Max Berglind) The Mustangs traveled to Oswego East for their IHSA regional meet on Saturday. Sophomores Rameez Abrar (16:40) and Nathan Behr (16:45) led the way for Metea.  Girls'...

Weekly Sports Beats 10/18-10/24

Weekly Sports Beats 10/18-10/24

October 18, 2021

Boys' Cross Country (Max Berglind) The Mustangs concluded the regular season with their conference meet on Saturday. Sophomores Rameez Abrar (17:04) and Nathan Behr (17:17) lead the way for Metea. The...

Mustangs girls bowling teaches boys football the ropes of their sport at Fox Bowl last Monday.

Two teams unite as bowling and football partake in a pin rocking gathering

October 14, 2021

Team bonding made high spirits at the Fox Bowl Bowling rink as the girls’ bowling team taught the boys’ football team how to bowl this past Monday. High fives, celebrations, and cheering was seen as...

Weekly Sports Beats 10/12-10/17

Weekly Sports Beats 10/12-10/17

October 13, 2021

Boys' Cross Country (Max Berglind) The Mustangs traveled to Naperville North to compete in the annual Twilight Invitational last Wednesday. Senior Ben Lamsma (16:32) and sophomore Rameez Abrar (16:44)...

Weekly Sports Beats 10/4-10/11

Weekly Sports Beats 10/4-10/11

October 5, 2021

Boys' Cross Country (Max Berglind) The Mustangs ran in the St. Charles North Invitational at Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve this past Saturday. The team was led by senior Ben Lamsma (16:41) and sophomore...

The girls’ dive into the water for the 400 yard varsity freestyle relay.

Girls’ swim and dive hosts spirited senior night

October 1, 2021

The Mustangs held their annual senior night with a home meet against Lake Park on Wednesday. 15 seniors were honored at this meet celebrating their last year of being a part of the team. This heartwarming...

Weekly Sports Beats 9/27-10/3

Weekly Sports Beats 9/27-10/3

September 27, 2021

Boys' Cross Country (Max Berglind) The Mustangs competed in their first ever Harvest Christian Academy Midseason Invitational this past Saturday, placing ninth out of 19 teams. Senior Ben Lamsma (17:33)...

Weekly Sports Beats 9/20-9/26

Weekly Sports Beats 9/20-9/26

September 20, 2021

Boys' Cross Country (Max Berglind) The team did not have a meet this past week. Their next meet is scheduled for Saturday in Elgin. Girls' Cross Country (Nick Vallejo) The girls' did not have a meet...

Weekly Sports Update 9/13-9/17

Weekly Sports Update 9/13-9/17

September 13, 2021

Boys' Cross Country (Max Berglind) The boys’ cross country team traveled to Peoria last weekend to participate in the First to the Finish Invitational. Senior Ben Lamsma (15:58) and sophomore Nathan...

The Mustangs gather at Meteas stadium for a game against the Bellville East Lancers.

Metea football wins first home game after five year drought

September 13, 2021

The Metea Mustangs secured their first win of the season against the Belleville East Lancers 15-14 last Friday. The game was very special for the boys as it marked the first home game win in five years....

September 8, 2021

Boys' Cross Country (Max Berglind) The boys’ cross country team traveled to Katherine Legge Park on Saturday to compete at the Hornet Red Devil Invitational. Seniors Ben Lamsma (16:30) and Hari Musunuri...

Weekly Sports Update 8/24-8/30

Weekly Sports Update 8/24-8/30

August 30, 2021

Boys' Cross Country (Max Berglind) Senior Ben Lamsma (16:47) and sophomore Rameez Abrar (17:17) led the boys at Waubonsie this past Saturday . Their next meet is at Katherine Legge Park in Hinsdale this...

Abby has improved her mental state this season and is now on the course to meet her golfing aspirations.

Abby Terada starts her third year on varsity golf with a refined outlook on her ambitions

August 25, 2021

The girls’ golf team has started their season strong with a victory at their first match against Wheaton North 168 to 183. They are putting out some of their best scores including junior Abby Terada...

Weekly Sports Update 8/16-8/23

Weekly Sports Update 8/16-8/23

August 23, 2021

Boys' Cross Country (Grace Davidson) The boys' cross country team will have their first meet at Waubonsie Valley in the Aurora City Meet this Saturday.  Girls' Cross Country (Grace Davidson) The...

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