TriCounty You name the sport and former Notre Dame High School standout Stephanie White excels at it. For three seasons she was selected to the Mid-State 6 all-conference teams in volleyball, basketball and softball and to the Journal Star's All-Metro team in basketball and softball also for 1992, 1993, and 1994.
In basketball last season she led Notre Dame to its first appearance in the Class AA girls state finals while averaging 15.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists.
She was the Journal Star's Class AA basketball player of the year and was named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and Champaign News Gazette first all-state teams and the Chicago Tribune second team.
She set a Notre Dame career scoring record with 1,524 points.
In softball she was third in hitting in the Mid-State 6 at .458 with a .615 on-base percentage.
A brilliant fielding shortstop, she earned honorable mention honors and was named an all-American by Fastpitch World Magazine.
At Notre Dame she won the Mike McGlaughlin Memorial Award for being the school's outstanding senior athlete.
You name the sport and former Notre Dame High School standout Stephanie White excels at it. For three seasons she was selected to the Mid-State 6 all-conference teams in volleyball, basketball and softball and to the Journal Star's All-Metro team in basketball and softball also for 1992, 1993, and 1994.
Jim Querciagrossa was a wrestling coach at Woodruff High School from 1968-1992. He guided his grapplers to 36 individual conference titles and 64 individual regional championships. 151 boys qualified for sectional competition and 19 qualified for State matches, eight of whom earned a medal. One of his wrestlers, Jeff Sutherland, was a State Champion in 1990 at 160 lbs. His teams combined for an impressive 303-102-6 record in dual meets with five conference, 14 city championships, and four regional championships. He coached 22 winning seasons. In his final season the Warriors strung together 24 consecutive dual meet wins before losing in the Class AA state competition. Jim was named Central Illinois Coach of the Year in 1982 and 1992. He has been inducted into the Illinois Wrestling Coaches Association and Woodruff High School Halls of Fame. “Coach Q” sparked interest in wrestling with younger boys by hosting the area’s first Kids Wrestling Tournament in 1978, and beginning in 1969, he hosted the Peoria Freshmen Tourney for 42 years.