Two years ago, Benet senior Jaimee Cibulka scored the game-winning goal in the state final as the Redwings won their first state title. But the best could be yet to come for Cibulka, a Loyola recruit and one of four remaining girls from the title team.
NIU commit Sophie Hurt and Kristen Brachmann, two of seven seniors on the IC Catholic Prep volleyball team and four-year varsity starters, have fulfilled a four-year journey this season in leading the unbeaten Knights to a 14-0 start to the season.
Michigan commit Lauren Derkowski led York's softball team to state as a freshman, and won a national tournament with her travel team last summer. She's driven to have more success this spring, back with her high school team after two years.