Week 5: Stevenson Patriots
The Chicago Sky has selected Stevenson High School as the fifth weekly winner of its 2016 “High School Team of the Week” program. They are recognized with the honor after being nominated for their hard work demonstrated athletically, academically and in the community.
On the court, the Stevenson Patriots have found success early. The team started the season with a 14-3 record and stands undefeated through the first round of conference play. A highlight of this season also includes a second place finish at the Dundee Crown Holiday Tournament where two players were named to the all-tournament team. The Patriots are currently ranked No. 10 in the state.
Off the court, the team boasts a 3.48 grade point average and spends time giving back to the community. During the holiday season, the Patriots volunteered to package meals at Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville to help deliver food to over 100 children in several counties. The Stevenson girls’ basketball program is also working throughout the season to raise money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. So far, the players have raised more than $2,000 to benefit women’s cancer research.
Plainfield South is the fifth program to be acknowledged as a 2016 award recipient. As a Chicago Sky “High School Basketball Team of the Week” award winner, the Stevenson Patriots are invited to enjoy a Chicago Sky game, where they will have the opportunity to watch the world’s best female basketball players. At halftime of the game, the team will be honored at center court.