I live in Cedar Rapids Iowa and regularly attend Cedar Rapids Roughriders games. I was just curious if anyone had any information on the following players. Jeff Costello, Troy Grosenick, and Michael Johnson. It is good to see Wisky born boys playing for the hometown team. Thanks in advance.
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Here is some background on Jeff Costello... the sky is the limit on this star recruited to play at Notre Dame.

As a junior last season he played for Catholic Memorial High School located just outside of Milwaukee. He led his team in scoring and was named 1st-Team all-conference player of the year and 1st team all-Area player of the year and 1st team all-state.

22 games
31 goals - 17 assists -->?48 points
2.18 pts / gm


Here is the story the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran about Costello last year.

Setting the goal standard
Prolific scorer led Catholic Memorial


Posted: March 10, 2008

Jeff Costello can handle a hockey stick like no other.

It's why the Catholic Memorial junior was one of the state's top goal scorers and has been chosen as the Journal Sentinel area player of the year.

"I haven't seen anybody in high school hockey with that good of stick handling," Catholic Memorial coach Steve Chapin said. "I see college guys who can't handle the stick like that kid can. That's what makes him stand out, really."

Costello ranked seventh in the state with 31 goals, six shy of the leader, and his 48 points were second in the Classic 8 Conference.

"He sees the ice so well," Chapin said. "He's got big-league skills and is really advanced for a high school kid. Probably as advanced as I've seen. The sky is the limit for that kid."

And that is why Cedar Rapids of the United States Hockey League has already drafted Costello. He will forgo his senior year at Catholic Memorial and, after a year or two in the league, Costello will play at Notre Dame University.
"I'll miss the school atmosphere," Costello said.

Costello had a 15-game point streak this past season and finished with six points in two different games.

One was a five-goal performance against Loyola Academy of Illinois on Jan. 4. The following day, Costello had two goals in a 3-3 tie with University School.
"We gave him so much special attention and he still scored two goals," said University School coach Cal Roadhouse, whose team advanced to the state quarterfinals.

Costello had 34 goals and 20 assists last season, and led the team in scoring as a freshman and sophomore.

After three seasons at Catholic Memorial, Costello totaled 128 points, 79 goals and 49 assists.
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Thank you ! Great information!
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