2008-2009 (Peoria) Richwoods Girls’ Team
Year Inducted: 2015
Schools / Organizations: (Peoria) Richwoods High School
Biography: The 2008-09 Richwoods Lady Knights rolled through the 2008-09 season with a 34-3 record, capturing the Illinois High School’s 3A Girls Championship. Like the 2004-05 team, they also were champions of the Mid-State 6 Conference. They were also Sterling Tournament Champions and Champions of the State Farm Classic. They won the Regional as well as a Sectional Championships. In the round of the Elite 8, they scored a 56-47 win over Hillcrest. In the semi-final round, they defeated Marshall 50-35, then won the championship game convincingly, downing Freeport 56-19.
Team Members in the Picture:
Front row (L to R): Katie Murphy, Danielle Des Jardins, Amber Metzger and Sarah Murray.
Second row (L to R): Karissa London, Katie Behm, Cryshawn Johnson, Shyla Nott, Maddie Nieukirk, Kelli Dunne, Chelsea Newton and Maggie Cunningham.
Back row (L to R): Coach Hursey, Coach Baker, Coach Gross, Kiana Thomas, Lily Voelker, Mariah Smith, Susan Lynd, Lindsay Newton, Coach Gallo, Coach Muzzarelli and Russ Wittmer.