Looking Back and Ahead : The NUIC West 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 NUIC West Conference
Season Summary :
The NUIC West features some of the best small schools and players that Illinois has to offer. The conference championship was shared by Stockton, Eastland and East Dubuque all who advanced to the sectionals with Stockton continuing to advance and ending up being the State runner-up in Class 1A.
East Dubuque 10-2
Pearl City 7-5
River Ridge/SM 5-7
Lena Winslow 3-9
West Carroll 1-11
Returning All Conference Selections for the 2018-19 Season
Eastland: Lydia Coatney/Junior – Erin Henze/Junior
Stockton – Tiana Timpe/Sophmore
Galena – Sami Wasmund/ Junior
Lena Winslow : Madilyn Schultz/Junior
River Ridge/SM: Reese Miller/Senior
Bolded Players are part of the Prep Girls Hoops Illinois Top 100 Rankings for their respective age level
2018-19 Season Sneek Peek :
While Eastland and Stockton return some of the top players in Coatney, Henze and Timpe in the the conference. Look for the Galena and Lena Winslow to challenge them with their depth and experience and the rest of the conference will battle them for a spot in the top half.
2018-19 Stock Risers :
Mackenzie Muehleip Galena : Muehleip is one of the better all around players in the conference, She will team up with Sami Wasmund to make one of the better scoring duo’s in the conference next year. Her ability to rebound and make 3 pointers will be key for the Pirates to contend next season.
Maddie Meek West Carroll : Meek a 5’8 wing player averaged 10.5 points and 8 rebounds for her Blue Thunder squad this season. Her ability to score inside and outside and rebound to start her teams fast break help keep West Carroll competitive in many games this season.
Libby Dixon Pearl City : A 5’7 senior , Dixon is one of the best shooters in the conference. She has the ability to get the basket and make 3 pointers when she catches and shoots the ball .
Look for a Conference Preview and Coaches Interview for the NUIC West Conference to be published in early October.