Accomplishments

Summer and Fall Accomplishments

Big Wins

We realize we can’t take all the credit for what the girls accomplish in the Winter months but after 10 years a pattern has appeared. We try not to brag, but we just can’t help it. After all, isn’t this about bringing the girls to the next level? We think so.

2018

5/06 – 1st Place – 5th/6th , 2nd Place – 4th/5th
5/20 – 1st Place – 5th/6th – One Day Spring Championships
6/03 – 2nd Place – 7th
6/10 – 2nd Place – 7th
6/16 – 1st Place – 7th
6/17 – 1st Place – HS – Father’s Day
7/14-15 – 1st Place – Varsity, JV; 2nd place – 6th AYBT St. Joe, Michigan
7/21 – 1st Place – 5th/6th
7/22 – 1st Place – 4th
7/28 – 1st Place – JV,4th
7/29 – 1st Place – HS

2017

5/13 – Respect Mom Shootout – 1st place – 4/5 , 2nd place – 4/5, HS
5/20 – 2nd Place 4/5, JV
5/21 – 2nd Place – HS
6/03 – Spring Finale – 1st Place – 4/5
6/24 – 1st Place – 4/5, HS
6/25 – 1st Place – 4/5
7/08 – 1st Place – HS
7/09 – 1st Place – HS
7/16 – Midwest Summer Slam – 1st Place – HS
7/22 – 1st place – 4/5
7/30 – 1st Place – HS

2016

5/15 – 2nd Place – JV and Varsity
5/21 – 1st Place – Varsity
5/21 – 2nd Place – 4th Grade
5/28 – 1st Place – Varsity
One Day Spring Finale Romeoville 6/4 – 2nd Place – 4th and 6th Grades
FTG Summer Blast Libertyville 6/5 – 2nd Place – 5th Grade
One Day Summer Tip Off Romeoville/Wheaton 6/11 – 1st Place – HS Varsity
One Day Chicago Summer Shootout Barrington 7/9 – 2nd Place – 4th, 5th
One Day Chicago Summer Shootout Waukegan 7/10 – 2nd Place – 6th and JV
AYBT Southwest Michigan Slam 7/19-20 – 1st Place – HS JV; 2nd Place – 5th Grade and HS Varsity
One Day Summer Finale 7/23 – 1st Place – 5th Grade
One Day Shoot Out 7/30 – 1st Place – HS Varsity

2015 & 2014

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2013

NAYS Mt. Prospect Regional – 1st Place – High School
GSBS Summer Old School Tourney – 1st Place – 4th Grade
GSBS Summer Cage Classic Tourney – 1st Place – 4th Grade
NAYS Elgin Regional – 2nd Place – High School

2012

Blue Chip All Star Classic Tournament – 1st Place – 7th Grade
Hoops For the Game Shoot Out – 2nd Place – 7th Grade
NAYS Mt. Prospect Regional Tournament – 2nd Place – JV
NAYS Mt. Prospect Regional Tournament – 2nd Place – 6th Grade
NAYS National Tournament – 2nd Place – 7th Grade
Hoops For the Game Magic Invitational – 1st Place – Varsity Grade

2011

NAYS Oswego Regional Tournament – 1st Place – 8th Grade
NAYS Mt. Prospect Regional Tournament – 1st Place – 8th Grade
NAYS Mt. Prospect Regional Tournament – 2nd Place – 6th Grade
GSBS Summer Slam Classic – 1st Place – 8th Grade

2010

NAYS Mt. Prospect Regional Tournament – 2nd Place – 8th Grade

2009

NAYS National Tournament – 1st Place – 8th Grade (2-Peat)
NAYS Hoffman Estates Regional Tournament – 1st Place – 8th Grade
NAYS Hoffman Estates Regional Tournament – 1st Place – 7th Grade
NCPL 2009-10 8th Grade: St. Benedict – 1st Place (7 Sparks: 6 played 2 or more years of Sparks, 4 for 5 years); Queen of Angels – 2nd Place (8 Sparks: 7 played for 2 years, 2 for 5 years)
NCPL 2009-10 All-Stars: Seventeen (17) total: Six (6) 7th and eleven (11) 8th grade Sparks players were chosen.
Big Ten 2009-10: 5th Grade Girls: St. Benedict – 2nd place (6 Sparks: 2 played for 2 years)

2008

NAYS National Championship – 1st Place – 7th Grade
NAYS Hoffman Estates Regional Tournament – 1st Place – 7th Grade
NAYS Waukegan Regional Tournament – 1st Place – 7th Grade
NAYS Waukegan Regional Tournament – 2nd Place – 6th Grade
NCPL 2008-09 8th Grade Championship: St. Margaret Mary – 1st Place (6 Sparks: 5 players with 2 or more years of Sparks, 2 for 3 years); St. Benedict – 2nd Place (7 total Sparks, 6 played 1 or more years, 4 for 4 years)
NCPL 2008-09 All-Stars Total: Eight (8) 7th Grade, Eight (8) 8th Grade

2007

NAYS Mt. Prospect Regional Tournament – 1st Place – 5th/6th Grade
CYO Summer Basketball League – St. Andrews Sect. -1st Place – 14 & Under Girls Div.

2006

NAYS Mt. Prospect Regional Tournament – 1st Place – 5th/6th Grade
CYO Summer Basketball League – St. Andrews Sect. -1st Place – 14 & Under Girls Div.

2005

NAYS National Tournament – 1st Place – 7th Grade

Please contact Coach Bob with any corrections/additions.

High School, College, and Soon— Beyond

College

Megan Molloy – Sparks: 2003 original player. High School: St. Benedict Varsity – 1,000 point scorer, GCAC All Conference 2007-08. College: Dominican, Head Varsity Coach @ Lane Tech. Sparks Conditioning Coach
Tracey Genge – Sparks: 2003 original player. High School: St. Benedict Varsity. College: Wright Junior College, St. Benedict & Sparks Coach
Kathleen Molloy – Sparks: 2003-05; original player. High School: Walter Payton Varsity; State 3-Point Shooting Contest Finalist 2009. College: DePauw University (2012-13 Women’s Basketball Champions (34-0))
Amanda Genge – Sparks: 2004-07. High School: St. Benedict Varsity – GCAC Conference Player of the Year 2009-10. IBCA All-State 4th Team 2009-10; ; Illinois State 3-Point Shooting Contest Finalist 2011; College: Carthage College
Alexis Genge – Sparks: 2004-15. High School: St. Benedict Varsity – GCAC Conference Player of the Year 2014-15. College: Loyola, St. Andrews & Sparks Coach
Taylor Brooks – Sparks: 2004-16. High School: Jones College Prep Varsity. College: Loras University & Sparks Coach
Sophie Brooks – Sparks: 2004-17. High School: Jones College Prep Varsity. College: Rose Hulmann & Sparks Coach
Grace Minogue – Sparks 2015-17, High School: Jones College Prep Varsity. College: Lawrence
Alexis Genge – Sparks: 2004-16. High School: St. Benedict Varsity. College: Loyola, St. Andrews & Sparks Coach
Isabella Spingola – Sparks 2011, Whitney Young Varsity, College: Marquette
Kristen Bianchi – Sparks 2012, High School: Jones Varsity, College: Rypon University; Jones Freshman and Sparks Coach
Jillian Conneely – Sparks 2008-10, High School: Gordon Tech Varsity
Emma Hayes – Sparks 2007-17. High School: Trinity Varsity, College: Misericordia University
Sinead Molloy – Sparks 2007-17. High School: Trinity Varsity, College: North Park
Yesenia Rodriguez – Sparks 2009-18. High School: Lane Tech Varsity, College: North Park
Anna Bianchi – Sparks 2008-18, High School: Jones Varsity, College: University of Wisconsin at Platteville; Sparks Coach

High School

Megan Hibynette – Sparks: 2003 original player. High School: St. Ignatius Freshman (Megan switched to Water Polo sophomore year and her team took 2nd in state!)
Linda Arquilla – Sparks: 2003-04 original player. High School: St. Benedict Varsity
Stephanie Poremba – Sparks: 2003 original player. High School: Gordon Tech Varsity
Stephanie Pozdol – Sparks: 2003 original player. High School: Lane Tech Varsity; Stephanie now coaches Lane’s Freshman team.
Shani Mendez – Sparks: 2003 original player. High School:
Brittany Edens – Sparks: 2003 original player. High School: St. Benedict Freshman
Katherine Lansu – Sparks: 2003 original player. High School St. Ignatius Freshman
Mirith Rast: Sparks: 2003 original player. High School: St. Benedict Varsity; Elite 8 State 3-Point Shooting Contest Finalist.
Dana Jackson – Sparks: 2003 original player. High School: Von Steuben Varsity.
Ashley Subala – Sparks: 2003-04 original player. High School: St. Benedict Varsity.
Ayo Avery – Sparks: 2004-05. High School: St. Benedict Varsity.
Jayne Eslinger – Sparks: 2004-05. High School: St. Ignatius Varsity. College: Loras College Soccer Team, Starting Defender
Adriana Kowalski – Sparks: 2004-07. High School: St. Benedict Varsity – GCAC All Conference 2008-09.
Melissa Kopf – Sparks: 2003. High School: Guerin College Prep Varsity
Britany Roberson – Sparks: 2003. High School: Guerin College Prep Junior Varsity
Amanda Nota – Sparks 2006-07. High School: St. Benedict Varsity
Jordan Shaunessy – Sparks 2006-07. High School: Lane College Prep Varsity, Current Sparks Coach
Heather Obmann – Sparks 2007. High School: St. Benedict Varsity. 2010-11 GCAC All-Conference.
Jamie Stoner – Sparks: 2005-07, 09. High School: Loyola Varsity.
Alexis Genge – Sparks: 2004-09. High School: St. Benedict Varsity. 2010-11, 12-13 GCAC All-Conference. 2010-11 1A/2A IBCA All State Team. 2012-13 GCAC Conference Co-Player of the Year, Current Sparks Coach
Claire Chester – Sparks: 2005-09. High School: St. Scholastica Varsity. 2010-11 GCAC All-Conference
Kristen Kattner – Sparks: 2004-08. High School: St. Benedict Varsity.
Nicole Dizon – Sparks: 2004-07. High School: Latin Varsity. 2009-10 IBCA 1A/2A All-State 2nd Team. 2010-11 IBCA All State Team
Gabrielle Folan – Sparks: 2003-07. High School: St. Ignatius Varsity.
Molly Manus – Sparks: 2003-07. High School: St. Ignatius Varsity.
Renee Pruente – Sparks: 2003-07. High School: St. Benedict Varsity.
Chloe Kaulas – Sparks 2006. High School: Latin Varsity.
Chantel Heckman – Sparks 2006. High School: Latin Varsity.
Kristen Reed – Sparks: 2004-06. High School: Gordon Tech Varsity.
Katie Reed – Sparks: 2004-06. High School: Gordon Tech Varsity.
Natalie Martinez – Sparks: 2005-06. High School: Gordon Tech Varsity.
Sarah Williams – Sparks: 2004-07. High School: Fenwick Varsity. IBCA 3A/4A All State Honorable Mention 2009-10.
Kyra Navarrette – Sparks: 2005-06. High School: Gordon Tech/Fenwick Varsity
Samantha D’Anna – Sparks: 2004-07. High School: Gordon Tech Junior Varsity
Elizabeth Hardway – Sparks: 2006-07. High School: St. Benedict Varsity
Jasmine Grayson – Sparks: 2005-06. High School: Gordon Tech Varsity
Cally Schmalz – Sparks: 2005-06. High School: Regina Dominican
Jenny Sevilla – Sparks: 2005-06. High School: St. Scholastica Varsity
Ashley Regalado – Sparks: 2005-06. High School: St. Scholastica Freshman
Christina DeAlba – Sparks: 2004-07. High School: St. Benedict Varsity
Alexandra Scotoni – Sparks: 2005. High School: Gordon Tech Freshman
Niki Flores – Sparks: 2004-07. High School: Gordon Tech Junior Varsity
Mary Kate Speth – Sparks: 2007 High School: Northside College Prep Varsity
Caralyn Mezyk – Sparks: 2005-05. High School: St. Ignatius Junior Varsity
Amanda Padilla – Sparks: 2006. High School: Gordon Tech Varsity
Rachael Ehrenberg – Sparks: 2006-07. High School: Lane Tech Sophmore
Jackie Gawne – Sparks: 2006-07. High School: St. Ignatius Junior Varsity
Julia Schenk – Sparks: 2004-07. High School: Walter Payton Varsity
Sammi Wagner – Sparks: 2006. High School: Regina Dominican Varsity
Abby Wagner – Sparks: 2007-08. High School: Regina Dominican Freshman
Alison Jeffirs – Sparks: 2006-07. High School: St. Ignatius Varsity
Kristin McDonald – Sparks: 2005-06. High School: Regina Dominican Varsity
Dorothy Gill – Sparks: 2006-07. High School: Walter Payton Junior Varsity
Karina Illescas – Sparks: 2006. High School: Gordon Tech Varsity
Heather Fernandez – Sparks: 2006. High School: Gordon Tech Junior Varsity
Lena Busch – Sparks: 2006. High School: Loyola Academy Sophomore
Paulina Lara – Sparks: 2005-06. High School: Gordon Tech Varsity
Nora Violante – Sparks: 2006. High School: St. Ignatius Junior Varsity
Victoria Cancio Sparks: 2006-07. High School: Regina Dominican Freshman
Olivia LaFaire – Sparks: 2004-07. High School: Walter Payton Varsity
Petrine LaFaire – Sparks: 2006-07. High School: Northside Varsity
Sophie Hogan – Sparks: 2006-07. High School: Gordon Tech Freshman
Samantha Pucci – Sparks: 2004-07. High School: Gordon Tech Junior Varsity
Elizabeth Rehberger – Sparks: 2006-08. High School: Resurrection Varsity, 2012-13 GCAC All Conference
Frannie Pasquale – Sparks: 2006. High School: Regina Dominican Varsity
Colleen Lowry – Sparks: 2006-07. High School: St. Scholastica Varsity
Elisa Flores – Sparks: 2004-08. High School: Lane Tech Varsity
Sara Brodner – Sparks: 2006. High School: Guerin Prep Varsity
Ashley Krysztopik – Sparks: 2007-09. High School: St. Benedict Varsity, 2012-13 GCAC All Conference
Ariana Salas – Sparks 2006, 2008-09. High School: Von Stueben Varsity
Caroline Adamczyk – Sparks 2009, High School: Regina Varsity, 2012-13 GCAC All Conference
Courtney Brady – Sparks 2009-10, High School: Loyola Freshman
Maura Molloy – Sparks 2005-10, High School: Trinity Varsity
Laura Sikora – Sparks 2005-10, High School: Trinity Varsity
Mallory Gonzales – Sparks 2005-9, High School: Trinity Varsity
Madison Roman – Sparks 2005-9, High School: Loyola Junior Varsity
Danielle Thomas – Sparks 2005-10, High School: Gordon Tech Varsity
Ivette Cabrero – Sparks 2005-10, High School: Trinity Freshman
Christian Lotti – Sparks 2008-10, High School: Rickover Naval Academy Varsity
Rachel O’Grady – Sparks 2009-10,12, High School: St. Ignatius Varsity
Molly Lawrence – Sparks 2009-10, High School: Walter Payton Junior Varsity
Tara Stafford – Sparks 2010, High School: Whitney Young Junior Varsity
Mary Folan – Sparks 2005-10, High School: Ignatius Freshman
Marti Luby – Sparks 2009-10, High School: Ignatius Freshman
Megan Rivera – Sparks 2005-10, High School: Ignatius Junior Varsity
Jasmine Cruz – Sparks 2005-10, High School: Loyola Freshman
Grace Ebach – Sparks 2010, High School: Latin Junior Varsity
Jennifer Costa – Sparks 2009, High School: Latin Varsity
Fiona McGraith – Sparks 2010, High School: Whitney Young Junior Varsity
Sarah Zarymbski – Sparks 2005-8,10, High School: Gordon Tech Varsity
Nina Mesfin – Sparks 2010, High School: Walter Payton Varsity
Clare Sullivan – Sparks 2006-12, High School: St. Ignatius Junior Varsity
Hallie Gross – Sparks 2010-11, High School: St. Ignatius Junior Varsity
Sara Reilly – Sparks 2006-11, High School: Walter Payton Varsity
Gabi Castillo – Sparks 2006-12, High School: Walter Payton Varsity
Caroline Rooney – Sparks 2011, High School: Walter Payton Junior Varsity
Karlie Griffith – Sparks 2011, High School: Lincoln Park Junior Varsity
Jessica Scesniak – Sparks 2009-12, High School: Loyola Freshman
Paulie Koroluk – Sparks 2010-11, High School: Trinity Freshman
Taylor Rebora – Sparks 2011, High School: Lane Tech Varsity
Dominique Leone – Sparks 2010-11, High School: Ignatius Freshman
Brittany Camana – Sparks 2011-12, High School: St. Benedict Varsity
Sarah Bianchi – Sparks 2012, High School: Jones Varsity
Amanda Alvizures – Sparks 2008-12, High School: Trinity Freshman
Frida Escarcega – Sparks 2009-12, High School: Gordon Tech Freshman
Gaby Schwartz – Sparks 2011-12, Whitney Young Junior Varsity
Lauren Franklin – Sparks 2011-12, High School: St. Ignatius Freshman
Sam Henricksen – Sparks 2012-16. High School: Trinity Freshman; Sammie is now aiming to be an international rower
Yesenia Rodriguez – Sparks 2013-18, High School: Lane Tech Varsity
Brigette Peterson – Sparks 2009-18, High School: Lane Tech Varsity
Anna Bianchi – Sparks 2009-18, High School: Jones Prep Varsity
Isa Krebs – Sparks 2013-18, High School: Regina Varsity
Nora Roe – Sparks 2011-18, High School: DePaul Prep Varsity
Ellen Totaro – Sparks 2010-18, High School: Lane Tech Varsity
Chloe Kantowicz – Sparks 2017-18, High School: Jones Prep Varsity
Camilla Steger- Sparks 2012, 2017, High School: Jones Prep Varsity
Sally Roe – Sparks 2012-18, High School: DePaul Prep Varsity
Gwyneth Totaro – Sparks 2012-18, High School: DePaul Prep Junior Varsity