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Doug Sanders

Inducted 2014

St Edward High School Class of 2004


Nominated for Baseball and Football. Sanders graduated from St. Edward High School in 2004 where he was a standout athlete in baseball and football.  An All-Conference and team MVP selection twice, Doug was named Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year and an IHSA Baseball Coaches Class A All-State selection in 2004.  As the second baseman at Elgin Community College (2005), the team had its best season in team history and finished 3rd in the nation at the JUCO Division II World Series.  The following year, he set ECC records for triples in a career, most runs scored and number of hits in a season. Doug was named 1st Team Skyway All-Conference, 1st Team NJCAA All-American, and Region IV Finals MVP.  He played second base at Kent State for two years as a member of the two time Mid-America Conference regular season champions.  As a senior, he led the team in most hits and batting average and made the All-Mac Tournament 1st Team.  In football, Doug was a two time All-Area player and was selected Suburban Catholic Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2003.  In addition, he was named to the Class 3A All-State Team by the Chicago Sun-Times and the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association