It’s Christmas time at St. Francis de Sales High School and Sales Talks is back with some wonderful stories to end the New Year. Explore and learn what is happening in the SFDS community through the eyes of our current students. We also remember Eric Anderson in this issue by reflecting on his life and legacy at SFDS.
Dear SFDS Family,
The Pioneers are mourning the passing of Eric Anderson ('88).
Mr. Anderson (far right) was named Mr. Basketball in the state of Illinois in 1988 and was also named to the McDonald's All-American Team. He lead de Sales to a 2nd place finish downstate that season, the best finish for a boy's basketball team in school history.
He went on to play for Bobby Knight and the Hoosiers before being selected in the NBA draft and playing for the New York Knicks. While at Indiana University,
he was named the Big 10 Freshman of the Year in 1989, was a 1991 All Big Ten selection, and was the 1992 West Regional Most Valuable Player. He finished his college career with 1,715 points and 825 rebounds.
His athletic ability was surpassed only by his character. Those here at school who knew him still speak of him, the person he was, and the lasting impression his accomplishments left on our community. Our condolences go out to his family, classmates, teammates, friends, and all those who knew and loved him.
Eternal Rest, Grant Unto Him, O Lord, And Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him; May He Rest In Peace.
May His Soul, And The Souls Of All The Faithful Departed, Through The Mercy Of God, Rest In Peace. Amen.
Join the SFDS Music Department and friends and family for the SFDS Christmas Concert on December 11th at 7pm at St. Francis de Sales. Information can be found here.
You can also see the SFDS Choir and Band members perform at Millennium Station between 8:15am and 9:00am on Wednesday December 12th