|High School:||Milwaukee Lutheran|
High School: John was a 3 yr. varsity performer for the Red Knights. He was team MVP and a 1st team all conference performer as a defensive back and kicker. Palese also played rugby for the 2008 State Champions.
College: Playing in all 10 games, Palese had 17 solo and 8 assisted tackles in 2010 and picked off a pair of opponents' aerials.