Big Night for Team Chicago Players at the IHSSCA Awards!
On Thursday, June 8 the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association (IHSSCA) hosted its 31st Annual Girls’ Soccer Honors Banquet and it was yet again a big night for Team Chicago players.
Purdue-bound Sarah Griffith, Waubonsie Valley H.S., was selected as the IHSSCA Player-of-the-Year. Sarah is the 7th Team Chicago alumnae selected for this incredible honor in the past 10 years.
Alyssa Bombacino, Neuqua Valley H.S./Marquette University, Jade Eriksen-Russo, Metea Valley H.S./DePaul University, Jordan King, Burlington Central H.S./Miami of Ohio, and Morgan Krause, Naperville North H.S./University of Iowa were all selected IHSSCA All-State.
Maggie Hillman, Naperville Central H.S./University of Illinois, Natalie Massa, Waubonsie Valley H.S./University of Iowa, Paige Miller, Wheaton-Warrenville South H.S./Northwestern University, Jasmine Ruiz, Oswego East H.S./Villanova University, Ashley Santos, Naperville North H.S./Illinois State University, Francesca Marconi, Downers Grove North H.S., Keegan Maris, Batavia H.S./Valparaiso University, Riley O’Brien, West Aurora H.S./Illinois State University, Katherine Stephens, West Aurora H.S./Loyola University, and Julie Lentz, Bolingbrook H.S./Northern Illinois University were all selected IHSSCA All-Sectional.
Emily Lindbloom, Metea Valley H.S., Nicole Mondi, Neuqua Valley H.S., and Sami Sample, St. Charles North H.S./University of Illinois were all selected IHSSCA Honorable Mention.
Finally, Julia Hildebrand, Wheaton-Warrenville South H.S. was selected to the IHSSCA All-State All-Academic team.
Congrats to all the Team Chicago players and their High School coaches and teams on these honors. They are a tribute to the players’ hard work and skill, as well as to their – and Team Chicago’s – commitment to supporting High School soccer.