TriCounty The bare facts are these: the Notre Dame boys shelled Norridge Ridgewood 8-0 to collect the Class 2A title in the most lopsided state championship soccer match in IHSA history.
That led to the 26-1 Irish’s No. 4 national ranking in the final fall poll conducted by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), behind only unbeaten teams from Cleveland, Ohio; Carmichael, Calif.; and Hyattsville, Md.
In fourth-year Notre Dame coach Mike Bare’s opinion, those are among the factors that make the 2010 Irish "the greatest sports team ever to come out of the Peoria area."
Since Bare’s declaration at an assembly in November at the high school, Irish senior forward Vince Cicciarelli has been named to the NSCAA’s 77-player all-America team.
The bare facts are these: the Notre Dame boys shelled Norridge Ridgewood 8-0 to collect the Class 2A title in the most lopsided state championship soccer match in IHSA history.
1992 Limestone Girl's Basketball Team
Front row: Jennifer Doyle, Mgr.; Jennifer Koeppel; Melanie Herring; Kim Lord; Janet Carlson, Mgr.; Jessica Gross, Mgr.
The Limestone girls swept through the 1992 regular season with a 26-0 record. The team was Mid-Illini Conference champs, Limestone Tournament champs, and Dixon Tournament champs. The girls advanced to the title game with wins over Bloomington (68-54 in the super sectional), Buffalo Grove (74-47 in the quarterfinals) and La- Grange Lyons (52-50 in overtime in the semifinals). The only loss came in the championship game against Chicago Marshall 48-46. The girls set several records, especially in 3 point shooting at the state tournament. Tammy Van Oppen was chosen Ms. Basketball for the season. Jenny Koeppel, Tammy Van Oppen and Jamie Broadstone all went on to play Division 1 basketball. Rounding out the starting lineup was Wendy Reeves and Melissa Shryock. Coached by John Gross, the Limestone girls were noted for their trademark tenacious defense.