1999-2000 Buffalo Grove High School Girls’ Team

Year Inducted: 2013

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations: Buffalo Grove High School

Biography: Buffalo Grove High School captured the 2000 IHSA Girls’ Class AA State Championship with a thrilling 60-51 overtme victory over (Chicago) Washington High School.  This win avenged an earlier 33-point loss during the regular season.  The Lady Bison knocked off (South Holland) Thornwood High School in the quarterfinal game by a score of 43-36.  In the semi-final game, they faced the #3 team in the nation, (Oak Park) Fenwick High School.  Again, the Lady Bison prevailed by a score of 45-34, also avenging an earlier regular season defeat.  The girls took great pride in being able to achieve the top spot in the state without a single Division 1 collegiate player.  The team was built on close-knit relationships that remain in place beyond their prep days.  These friendships were evident to the many family and friends who supported the squad that season.

Team Members in the Picture:

Back Row (L to R): Head Coach Tom Dineen, Melissa Peterson, Kendra Ryl, Kathleen Nowicki.

Middle Row (L to R):  Piper Mead, Kristen Schaap, Patty Vermiglio, Allison Guth, Lindsey Hamma.

Front Row (L to R): Tiffany Mah, Laura Becker, Melissa Counley.