Last week, State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) welcomed the 7th and 8th grade girls basketball and volleyball teams of West Lincoln-Broadwell Elementary School to the Capitol to congratulate them on their recent state championship victories. In honor of their accomplishments, the Illinois House adopted a series of resolutions to recognize each team.
House Resolution 239 congratulates the Lady Wolverines of the 7th grade girls basketball team on their 23-0 season and having won the IESA Class 1A State Championship. House Resolution 242 congratulates the Lady Wolverines of the 8th grade girls basketball team on their 24-0 season and having won the IESA Class 1A State Championship. Finally, House Resolution 263 congratulates the Lady Wolverines of the 7th grade girls volleyball team for not only an undefeated season, but bringing home the school’s first ever volleyball state championship.
“I really enjoyed welcoming the Lady Wolverines to the Capitol,” said Butler. “They are a special group of young ladies, as evidenced by their very impressive undefeated seasons, even more so considering so many of them played on both the basketball and volleyball teams.”
The 7th grade Lady Wolverine basketball team consisted of Becca Heitzig, Kloe Froebe, Jenna Bowman, Tori Geriets, Regan Goodey, Alyssa Bishop, Alison Turner, Piper Whiteman, Jane Turner, Emma Baker, Rebecca Burge, Mesa McCloud, Grace Schneider, Lily Holmes, Mia Clark, Marin Luckhart, Myah Bowman, Dabria Dalpoas, Amaya Randall, Madison Kurka and Jayden Behrends.
The 8th grade Lady Wolverine basketball team consisted of Elly Martinez, Becca Heitzig, Kloe Froebe, Jenna Bowman, Tori Geriets, Regan Goodey, Alison Turner, Piper Whiteman, Jane Turner, Emma Baker, Rebecca Burge, Lily Holmes, Mia Clark and Marin Luckhart.
The team managers for both basketball teams were Addie Farmer, Kendall Long and Kruz Froebe. The coaching staff consisted of Assistant Coaches Ashley Paulus and Cory Farmer, and Head Coach Kari Froebe.
The 7th grade Lady Wolverine volleyball team consisted of Jane Turner, Becca Heitzig, Kloe Froebe, Sydney Ramlow, Kendal Long, Anastin Simonson, Regan Goodney, Jenna Bowman, Piper Whiteman, Tori Geriets, Rebecca Burge, Alyssa Bishop, Ally Battin and Alison Turner;
The Lady Wolverine volleyball team was coached by Head Coach Kim Heitzig and Assistant Coaches Ashley Paulus, Emma Derry and Kaylyn Hoffert. The team managers consisted of Malina Luckhart, Mia Clark and Lily Holmes.