The Chicago Sky has selected the Stevenson Patriots as the fifth weekly winner of its 2017 “High School Team of the Week” program presented by Robert Morris University Illinois. The Patriots receive this honor after being nominated for their accomplishments on the court, in the classroom and in the community.
The Stevenson Patriots are traditionally known as a women’s basketball powerhouse and this year is no different as they are having one of their most successful seasons on court. They are currently 15-4 and have gone 7-0 through the first half of conference play. On-court highlights for this group include a runner-up finish at the highly competitive Schaumburg Thanksgiving Tournament and a third place finish at the Dundee-Crown Holiday Tournament.
The Patriots want to be remembered for setting a positive example for all student athletes and they demonstrate success in the classroom with an average team GPA of 3.82. The team also serves as positive role models in the community. During the holiday season, the Patriots partnered with Feed my Starving Children in Libertyville and packaged food for children around the world. The team will also be undertaking a “Play for Kay” game on January 18 and proceeds raised will be donated to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. At this time they will also honor friends and family who have battled or are currently battling cancer.
Supported by Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, each Chicago Sky “High School Team of the Week” award winner will be 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.
All teams that compete in IHSA class 1A, 2A, 3A or 4A competitions are eligible to win a weekly honor. Nominations from parents, coaches, school faculty members and players are welcome and should be completed on the Chicago Sky website (www.chicagosky.net) through February 22.
At the end of the 10-week program, each weekly winning team will be entered to win the “High School Team of the Year” award for 2017. The winner will be determined through an online voting process on the Sky’s website (www.chicagosky.net). The winning team will be announced on Opening Night 2017.