Rockford Heat Salutes Class of 2018

Rockford Heat would like to give recognition to the following athletes that will be going on to play basketball at the collegiate levels while getting their education. The Class of 2018 is adding another 10 players to college rosters this season. The Majority of Rockford Heat collegiate athletes earn significant or FULL athletic and academic scholarships from playing basketball!

On top of the Seniors in High School graduating, Rockford Heat had 1 JUCO Player (so far, 2 more still weighing offers) graduate and continue their basketball scholarships at 4 year institutions. You are all leaders to your peers and an inspiration to the younger players coming up through your high school and Rockford Heat teams!

The listed athletes have signed/committed to the following schools:

Madison Davis, Lutheran High, California Baptist University(NCAA D1), Class of 2018

Erin Stroberg, East High, McKendree University(NCAA D2), Class of 2018

Mckenzie Brown***, Boylan Catholic, Newman University(NCAA D2)Class of 2018

Natasha Marcus, North Boone, Rockford University(NCAA D3), Class of 2018

Olivia Hagerty, Guilford High, Augustana University(NCAA D3), Class of 2018

Andrea Kruckenberg, Lutheran High, William Penn University(NAIA D1), Class of 2018

Niaja Taylor**, Auburn High, William Penn University(NAIA D1), Class of 2018

Raquel Mills, Dekalb High, McHenry College(JUCO D1), Class of 2018

Bryanna Johnson, East High, Kankakee College(JUCO D2), Class of 2018

Serenity Potter, Auburn High, Rock Valley College(JUCO D3), Class of 2018

** JUCO Athlete Graduate, then signed to 4 year school(with scholarship)

*** Rockford Heat Recruiting Services Only

Great Job ladies and good luck in your college careers! I will be watching you from afar and hope to see you courtside soon!

Thank you to our Sponsors: Painters District Council #30, Northwestern IL Building Trades, Project First Rate, Teamsters Local 325, Advanced Disposal, Winnebago County States Atty Joe Bruscato, Travis Gorman, Perry Tuneberg DDS, and Rockford Lutheran High. With your help, Rockford Heat has helped athletes achieve over 4.3 million in college scholarships for our athletes to play college basketball while studying for their education.

If you would like to learn more on becoming a sponsor of the Rockford Heat, contact the Club via email at John.penney

All Rockford Heat Coaches, Players, Parents, and Fans are proud of you!

Coach Penney

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