Three members of the Chicago White Sox Amateur City Elite (ACE) youth program have signed letters of intent to join the Olive-Harvey College community and baseball team for the 2023-2024 school year.
On November 9, 2022, Adan Abarca (Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep), Josh Moore (Homewood-Flossmoor High School), and Andrew Rangel (Thornwood High School) committed to Olive-Harvey College as student athletes during the Chicago White Sox baseball team’s college signing day.
The White Sox created the ACE program in 2007 to give young athletes from underserved Chicagoland communities the opportunity to receive baseball instruction, leadership training, and mentoring. The ACE program gives 12- to 17-year-olds the chance to practice and compete against other elite local and national baseball teams. ACE encourages its athletes to complete high school and connects its graduates with college baseball teams and academic programs known for supporting student athletes.
Olive-Harvey College is a member of the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) and has four intercollegiate sports teams—women’s volleyball, women’s basketball, men’s basketball, and men’s baseball. To learn more about the athletics program at Olive-Harvey and the support it provides to student athletes, read our interview with Rob Fletcher, the director of athletics, here.