Lissa Coby's fondest memory as a Saint Xavier University soccer player was making it to the national tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla.
"Not only being a part of that team, but achieving the highest ranking SXU ever achieved for women's soccer," she said. "No. 8 in the country was amazing then and it still feels amazing knowing that I am forever a part of that legacy."
And on Feb. 1, Coby became a part of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.
The former Grant standout was a forward for St. Xavier from 2004 to 2007.
She was a two-time NAIA all-American Second Team (2006, 2007) and two-time NAIA Region VII Player of the Year (2006, 2007).
Coby was named to the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference First Team all four years of her career.
She ranks No. 1 all-time at SXU in career goals (75), career assists (67) and career points (217).
The Cougars went 67-19-5 overall (. 779 win percentage) during her four-year career (2004-07) and won the CCAC regular season title three times (2005-07) along with the CCAC Tournament in 2006.
Her team made two appearances at the NAIA National Championships (2006, 2007) and had its best finish in program history at 19-4-0 and highest national rank at No. 8 in 2006.
After earning a master's degree in speech pathology last May, Coby now works for a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility for adults.
Cheers for the cheerleaders
The North Suburban Conference announced the following girls as all-conference: Sinclair Guntharp (Antioch), Jessie Maloney (Antioch), Hayley Krizanovic (Antioch), Nina Deligio (Grant), Cory Luetke (Grant), Alicia Brune (Lake Forest), Maggie Curley (Lake Forest), Heather McCabe (Lake Zurich),Nina Skowyra (Lake Zurich), Sarah Blechschmidt (Lake Zurich), Sandy McDowell (Lakes), Amy Djus (Lakes), Anna Policht (Libertyville), Hannah Boufford (Libertyville), Darrell Davis (Mundelein), Anna Story (Mundelein), Sidney Shanahan (Mundelein) Carolyn Davis (North Chicago), Morgan Ellis (North Chicago), Christina Larson (Round Lake), Jose Duran (Round Lake), Victoria Ginsburg (Stevenson), Claire Robinson (Stevenson), Mary Lipari (Stevenson), Courtney Lawless (Vernon Hills), Mason Geick (Vernon Hills), Haylee Himel (Vernon Hills), Jena Rosenbaum (Warren), Margo Harmon (Warren), Katie Diol (Wauconda), Nick Ledvora (Wauconda), Jackie Machamer (Wauconda), Jaqueline Albino (Zion-‐Benton), Elizabeth Reynolds (Zion-‐Benton).
And for the dancers....
The North Suburban Conference also released its inaugural All-Conference team for Competitive Dance.
The list includes Haley Imler (Antioch), Samanatha Ditzenberger (Antioch), Heather Latakas (Antioch), Katie Rehling (Grant), Grace Marshall (Grant), Olivia Witmer (Lake Forest), Jacqueline Glyman (lake Forest), Morgan Kamins (Lake Zurich), Margaret Lotowski (Lake Zurich), Sarah Oppenheim (lakes), Chloe Derrick (Lakes), Camyrn Schmidt (Libertyville), Sarah Krumm (Libertyville), Bethany Chang (Libertyville), Sammi Simons (Mundelein), Melanie Arango (Mundelein), Ari Cohen (Stevenson), Ali Marks (Stevenson), Carly Happ (Stevenson), Beth Winegardner (Vernon Hills), Jessica Johnson (Vernon Hills), Jadyn Amidei (Vernon Hills), Michelle Hawksworth (Warren), Alex Landry (Warren), Brittni Tengler (warren), Alexandra Hayden (Wauconda), Natalie Weller (Wauconda), Karly Kledzik (Wauconda), Mandy Hacker (Zion-Benton) and Carmeniana Purvis (Zion-Benton).
Several area soccer players signed their letter of intents last week, including midfielder Alexa Ben of Schaumburg (DePaul), midfielder Katy Karabetsos of Buffalo Grove (San Jose State), midfielder Carrie Madden of Barrington (Marquette), defender Nicole Niro of Barrington (Auburn) and goalkeeper Kaylee Price of Antioch (Canisius College).
Illinois Wesleyan freshman Sam Kim (Hersey) was named the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Men's Swimmer of the Week.
The Arlington Heights native clocked three season-best times during a double dual meet with Wheaton and North Central.
He dropped 0.5 seconds off his previous season best in the 50-yard freestyle, finishing with a time of 22.66.
In the 100 freestyle, he posted a time of 49.45, which is almost a full second faster than his previous best of 50.36. Both times were within 0.2 seconds of his lifetime bests. Additionally, Kim finished the 200 individual medley in 2:06.71, which was 1.2 seconds faster than his previous season best.
Cupcakes for A Cause
Palatine High School is hosting 'Cupcakes for a Cause' on March 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For the event, area stores donate cupcakes and people make their own cupcakes to donate as well. There are contests for most creative, etc.
The event is in its second year and last year it raised $10,000 for Palatine's Special Education Department.
The event is conducted to help raise money for Palatine High School special education clubs and several other school activities including Special Olympics, Best Buddies and Pep Squad.
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