March 9, 2015
"It doesn't mean much to me"
That is the quote from Sophie Brunner, 2013 Aquin Alum, of being named one of 15 players to the 'All-Pac-12'. And for those who know her, you wouldn't expect anything else.
But is kind of a big deal . . . as she's now 1 of only 2 NIC-10, NUIC or Big Northern West player named first-team all-conference in the last 20 years in either men's or women's basketball by one of the five major college conferences (Big Ten, ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 or Big East). The other player named to this team is her Sun Devils Assistant Coach Amanda Levens from Belvidere.
Read the 'rest of the story' in the Journal Standard here.
WAY TO GO DAWG!
The Big Picture from Friday
We can't say it any better than Dan Stevens of the Village Voices . . .
"In any tight ball game, the sad thing is that one team has to lose. Both squads played their hearts out, and nothing could be taken away from the effort on the court other than respect. The foolish will probably complain about calls that went against their team, or the fact that a call was made so late in the game at all - but they would be missing the point entirely.
What was important to take away from the Sectional final between Aquin and Forreston wasn't who won or lost - because that only amounts to numbers on a scoreboard that - especially in this contest - could have gone either way. No, the important thing to notice was how well - and how hard - both teams played.
This was the perfect example of what Championship High School basketball should be."
Thank you, Dan.
And thank you gentlemen (players, coaches and managers) for an awesome season and an awesome display of sportsmanship on and off the court.
PROUD OF OUR DAWGS!
To read 'the rest of the story', click here or pick up a copy in print at newsstands on Tuesday.
Good Luck at State, DAWG!
"Thank you Coach!"
Dan ends the story with this sentiment:
" . . . there is really only one response that everyone - and I do mean everyone - should make ...
Thank you coach."
We couldn't agree more.
And Thank You Coaches!
- Jeff Curry, Class of 1978
- John Scibona, Class of 1971
- Doral Reining, Class of 1987
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