Lincoln-Way East Griffins Named Chicago Sky High School Team of the Week

The Chicago Sky has selected Lincoln-Way East as the third weekly winner of its 2017 “High School Team of the Week” program presented by Robert Morris University Illinois. The Griffins receive this honor after being nominated for their accomplishments on the court, in the classroom and in the community.

After the closing of Lincoln-Way North High School, the two teams were merged at Lincoln-Way East and are continuing to find success while building their chemistry on court, compiling a solid 4-6 record. Off the court, the team has maintained a 3.4 grade point average.

The Griffins also serve as positive role models in the community. During the holiday season, the Lincoln-Way East basketball program “adopted” a family for Christmas. They raised money to purchase and present gifts to the family. The team also volunteered for Feed My Starving Children.

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 ( 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 ( The winning team will be announced on Opening Night, Friday, May 19, 2017 at Allstate Arena.