Looking Back and Ahead : The East Suburban Catholic Conference
Throughout the summer we will be providing a season recap of the girls high school conferences in Northern Illinois. The 2017-18 season recap will include team records , all conference selections, a season summary and a “Sneak Peek” as to…
Throughout the summer we will be providing a season recap of the girls high school conferences in Northern Illinois. The 2017-18 season recap will include team records , all conference selections, a season summary and a “Sneak Peek” as to what to look for in the 2018-19 season.
This recap is for the East Suburban Catholic Conference
The ESCC is loaded with some of the states top players and teams that advanced deep into the state playoffs. In Class 3A Conference Runner -Up Nazareth Academy was the State Runner- Up and Carmel Catholic advanced to the Super Sectionals . At the 4A level both Conference Champion Benet Academy and Marist advanced to the sectionals before being eliminated. Look for this trend to continue with all of the talented players on rosters throughout the conference.
Benet Academy 7-0
Marian Catholic 4-3
Carmel Catholic 3-4
Saint Viator 2-5
Marian Central 1-6
Joliet Catholic 0-7
Returning All Conference Selections for the 2018-19 Season
Benet : Clara Prasse/Senior – Brooke Schramek/Junior
Nazareth : Annie Stritzel/ Senior
Marist : Abby Callahan/Senior – Sydney Affolter/ Sophomore
Marian Catholic : Shannan Mitchell/Senior
Carmel Catholic: Ranya Jamison/Junior
Bolded Players are part of the Prep Girls Hoops Illinois Top 100 Rankings for their respective age level
2018-19 Season Sneek Peek :
With Benet , Nazareth and Marist all boasting rosters that return players in PGH Top 100 rankings. All three teams should contend for the conference title but watch out for Carmel Catholic and Marian Catholic as they both only graduated one senior from last season teams. Both will be considered darkhorse contenders but have the talent and experience to compete with the Top 3.
2018-19 Stock Risers :
Kaytlyn Matz Carmel Catholic – A 5’10 junior, Matz is a heady all around player that impacts the game in many ways for her team. Her shooting from deep will give the Corsairs a way to threat to stretch their opponents defense.
McKenna Kallianis Marist – Kallianis with her ability to handle the ball and score in the mid-range will make her a key returning starter for the Redhawks and their hopes for a deep run in the State Playoffs.
Shannan Mitchell Marian Catholic– Mitchell is a 6’1 all conference selection that plays both on the wing and the post. She is considered one of the most athletic players in the conference and should be among the leaders in scoring and rebounding.
Look for a Conference Preview and Coaches Interview for the East Suburban Catholic Conference to be published in early October.