Heat Alum is Fierless as College Career Ends!

Heat Alum is Fierless as College Career Ends!

Brandi Fier, Class of 2015-Hononegah High. Class of 2017-IL Central College, Class of 2020-University of North Carolina-Greensboro(NCAA D1)

Shout out to one of the originals that helped catapult the Rockford Heat Basketball program into the best girls program in the area that continues to help young women connect with College Coaches across the country!

Read her story here: https://www.beloitdailynews.com/sports/adversity-couldn-t-conquer-fier/article_59710b92-d884-540a-85c7-e9fe8b7d8b9a.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share

Brandi will always will be one of the toughest players I have ever seen and coached!!! I love her like my own daughter and I can’t come up with the right words to describe how proud I am of her and the journey she has traveled! This kid who turned into a women has taken what sports can throw at you and literally said watch me and watch me do it differently!! It’s hard for me not to reminisce and think about tears shed in 6th grade through high school and through college. “Fierless” wasn’t just an adjective, Brandi turned it into a noun! Too many college coaches get caught up on size and can’t recognize true grit, heart, and skill. Well, I know a couple college coaches that would never look past Brandi, as a matter of fact I love it when college coaches ask me, how does a player compare to Brandi Fier, my response is always-that’s not a fair question…. most players(and parents) will never go through what that class of 2015 went though. That team was different! Brandi Fier, I will always be one of your biggest fans and now I will be cheering you on through life! I am proud of you! Josh Flickinger, congrats on using your platform to help lift these athletes up-they deserve it! Julie Kay Fier and Scott-Congrats on raising a woman athlete that understands what it means to give 100% to whatever she does. 💯🎤drop! #rockfordheatfamily

Heat Players Dominate NIC-10 All Conference

Heat Players Dominate NIC-10 All Conference

Shout out to all the NIC-10 All Conference players. Rockford Heat players continue to dominate the list as they have for the last 7 years! Shout out to Madison Diercks-most Well Rounded player out there, Julia Burns-smartest PG out there, Brielle Shaw-fastest PG out there, Mariah Hill-strongest PG out there, Brooklyn Gray-most skilled PG out there, Zhakayla Evans-most swagger ball player out there, and Kabrea Jamerson-most proficient scorer out there.

Great job ladies and keep up the hard work you have made all Rockford Heat players, coaches, parents, alumnae, and fans PROUD!
#rockfordheat #rockfordheatbasketball #rockfordheatnation #rockfordheatalumni #rockfordheatcollegeprospects #rockfordheatchampions #rockfordheatcollegeathletes #rockfordheatd1prospects #rockfordheatscholarshipsfordays #rockfordheat1000pointclub #rockfordheatfamily #nic10

Heat Elite Senior Named All State and Labeled Record Breaker!

Heat Elite Senior Named All State and Labeled Record Breaker!

Heat Elite Senior Madison Diercks(Belvidere North) was just name All State and has the record breaking resume to back it up! Madison will be playing ball at Regis University(NCAA D2) this fall while earning her education. Check out her impressive record breaking resume:

Basketball (varsity since Freshman year)
IHSA 2020 3A All State Team – Honorable Mention
Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) 2020 3A All State Team- Special Mention Belvidere North – All Time Leading Scorer – 1,451 points
Belvidere North – All Time Leading Rebounder – 724 rebounds
Belvidere North – All Time Leader in Steals – 328 steals
Two time NIC-10 All Conference 1st Team (2018, 2019)
Two time All Star Preps- Best of Rock River Valley (2018, 2019) Purdue Team Camp – All Star Team – 2019
Belvidere North Team MVP – 2018
MLK Tournament, DeKalb, IL – All Tournament Team – 2018
Thanksgiving Tournament , Burlington Central – All Tournament Team – 2018, 2019 Boylan Reindeer Games – All Tournament Team – 2018, 2019

As you can see, Madison is ready to play at the next level.

All Rockford Heat Players, Coaches, Parents, Fans, and Alumnae are proud of you and I am proud of you!!! Keep up the hard work!
#rockfordheat #rockfordheatbasketball #rockfordheatnation #rockfordheatalumni #rockfordheatfamily #rockfordheat1000pointclub #rockfordheatscholarshipsfordays #belvidereillinois #belviderenorthbluethunder #regisuniversity

Top Heat 8th Grader Becoming a Star!!

Top Heat 8th Grader Becoming a Star!!

Shout out to Heat Elite 8th grader Whitney Sullivan who has set multiple personal accomplishments helped lead Orangeville Broncos to some Season Achievements such as the following:

Winning the 8th grade Conference tournament, first time in about 20 plus year’s.

-Over 250 points for the season
-145 re-bounds
-40 steals
-45 blocks
-Countless assists

Voted MVP on defense and offense by her team and coaches.

Great job Whitney and keep up the hard work!!

#rockfordheat #rockfordheatbasketball #rockfordheatnation #rockfordheatfuture #rockfordheatallstars #orangevilleil

Heat 8th Graders Make All-State Team!

Heat 8th Graders Make All-State Team!

Shout out to Heat Elite 8th graders Kaylee Bankes and Hannah Morgan for being selected to the Lutheran State Basketball All Tournament Team at State Tourney held this past weekend.

Great job ladies and keep up the hard work!
#rockfordheat #rockfordheatbasketball #rockfordheatnation #rockfordheatfuture #rockfordheatallstars #rockfordlutheran

Girls High School Rosters POSTED!

Girls High School Rosters POSTED!

If you are not accepting your spot on the team please contact John Penney ASAP. A Mandatory Parent/Player/Coach Meeting will be held at Noon on Saturday, March 7th, at the Ironworkers Hall, 5640 Sockness Dr, Rockford IL 61109; at which time, you will need to turn in the Rockford Heat Athlete Forms (found on website). That day, players will meet with their coach(s) and we will go through Club rules and expectations. Additionally, the 1st installment of Club and Uniform fees will be due.

If you have a 11th grade player looking for a team, contact John Penney for more info.

Girls Jr High Rosters POSTED!

Girls Jr High Rosters POSTED!

If you are not accepting your spot on the team please contact John Penney ASAP. A Mandatory Parent/Player/Coach Meeting will be held at Noon on Saturday, March 7th, at the Ironworkers Hall, 5640 Sockness Dr, Rockford IL 61109; at which time, you will need to turn in the Rockford Heat Athlete Forms (found on website). That day, players will meet with their coach(s) and we will go through Club rules and expectations. Additionally, the 1st installment of Club and Uniform fees will be due.

If you have a 5/6 grade player looking for a team, contact John Penney for more info.