The celebration continued Monday after St. Charles North High School defeated Marist on Saturday to bring home the Class 4A softball state championship.
The championship was the program’s first-ever state title.
The team was honored at the St. Charles District 303 School Board meeting on Monday.
“I want to let you know how proud we are of this group of women,” said Shanna Lewis, director of St. Charles North. “I don’t know if I’ve seen a group come together as a team and really define what it means to be a team like theirs, so it was really great to see them all and their parents were so supportive. We are therefore delighted to celebrate them tonight.
St. Charles North coach Tom Poulin said the team “has made us all very, very proud of how well they’ve done.
“They did it their way,” he said. “They are champions on and off the pitch. They really are. As good as they are at softball, they are better people. They are loving and honest teammates with each other. Nobody holds a grudge. They help each other and they are real student-athletes. In the classroom, they do the job as well as in the field.
Superintendent Jason Pearson congratulated the team on their victory.
“You represent our community and our schools very well and we are very proud of you,” said Pearson. “Thank you for coming tonight and allowing us to celebrate with you.”