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Carbondale Terriers
Carbondale, Illinois
Club President None
Coaches Sharon Lorinskas (varsity), Judy Major (JV)
State Championships 2009 IHSA, 2009 Masonic
National Championships None
National Appearances several HSNCTs and PACE NSCs
Program Status active
School Size in school, about 1100;
on team, fluctuates around 10 total

Carbondale Community High School is a public high school located in Carbondale, Illinois, a town in far southern Illinois. It competes in Class AA, the "large school" division, of the Illinois High School Association's State Championship Series.


Quizbowl at Carbondale dates to at least 1984, when it was first coached by Brenda Berg for 17 years. They have been one of the most consistently successful teams from Illinois south of Champaign (Decatur MacArthur being the other).

In the twenty-first century, Carbondale has made a bigger commitment to excellence. More players have been attending ACE camp, including (in 2013) the classes of 2015 and 2016. The team has also ventured out to legitimate national tournaments, attending the PACE NSC every year since 2007, as well as multiple HSNCTs. The team did not qualify for the playoffs in their first two NSCs, but the A team also never posted a losing record. The 2012 NSC saw Carbondale's best finish to date, finishing fifth after beating Dorman and Thomas Jefferson in tiebreaker games.

Current players

Former players

Noted Team Accomplishments (very incomplete)

  • IHSA Regional Titles (7): 2003-
  • IHSA Sectional Titles (8): 1990, 94, 96-97, 2005-07, 09-
  • IHSA State Championship Tournament - 4th place: 1994, 96
  • IHSA State Championship Tournament - 3rd place: 2014
  • IHSA State Championship Tournament - Runner-Up: 1997, 2006
  • IHSA State Championship Tournament - Champion : 2009

IHSSBCA Individual Awards

The following were honored by the Illinois High School Scholastic Bowl Coaches Association (IHSSBCA) for outstanding play through their All-Sectional/All-State Program. Each sectional comprises roughly 24 geographically concentrated teams, and thus roughly 125 starting players. Through the 2006-07 season, the top ten players were recognized in each sectional (starting with 2007-08, the number was raised to 15) with teams restricted to no more than two nominations (three nominations starting in 2007-08). There are twenty All-State awards given each year (10 First Team, 10 Second Team) in each of Illinois' two classes.

All-Sectional Honorees

  • 2001-02: Jared Burde, Rod Sanjabi
  • 2002-03: Daniel Raino
  • 2003-04: Josh Jackson
  • 2004-05: Daniel Rendleman
  • 2005-06: Jeremy Koch, Justin Stoncius
  • 2006-07: Richard Liang Cui, Justin Stoncius
  • 2007-08: Paul Botros, Tony Cao, Jerry Chang
  • 2008-09: Paul Botros, Tony Cao, Jerry Chang
  • 2009-10: Ben Chametzky, Jeremiah Monk
  • 2010-11: Ben Chametzky, Srinivas Panchamukhi
  • 2010-12: Ben Chametzky, Srinivas Panchamukhi
  • 2012-14: Mahir Morshed, Prerak Trivedi, James Zetterman
  • 2014-15: Jonathan Huh, Mahir Morshed
  • 2015-16: Jonathan Huh, Jaden Lucas
  • 2016-17: Jaden Lucas

All-State Honorees

  • 2004-05: Daniel Rendleman (2nd team)
  • 2005-06: Justin Stoncius (1st team)
  • 2006-07: Justin Stoncius (1st team)
  • 2007-08: Paul Botros (2nd team)
  • 2008-09: Tony Cao (1st team), Jerry Chang (1st team), Paul Botros (2nd team)
  • 2009-10: Ben Chametzky (1st team), Jeremiah Monk (2nd team)
  • 2010-12: Ben Chametzky (1st team), Srinivas Panchamukhi (2nd team)
  • 2012-14: James Zetterman (2nd team), Prerak Trivedi (2nd team)
  • 2014-15: Mahir Morshed (2nd team), Jonathan Huh (2nd team)
  • 2015-16: Jonathan Huh (2nd team)
  • 2016-17: Jaden Lucas (2nd team)

Playing for Team Illinois

  • Justin Stoncius (2006 & 07)
  • Ben Chametzky (2012)

External Links

IHSA State Championship

Class AA (1992-present)
Class A (1992-present)
Illinois Masonic State Tournament Champion
Preceded by
Succeeded by
St. Ignatius