Junior forward Sheridan Harris added another accolade to her growing collection, earning a spot on the 2022 Class 1A All-State second team after leading the MPA varsity girls basketball team to its eighth regional championship.
This is the second career Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-State selection for Harris, a first-team all-conference pick and close runner-up for the Independent School League Player of the Year Award.
She averaged a team-high 16.3 points and 24.2 rebounds per game, including a Herculean effort in the regional semifinals, when she posted 43 points, 30 rebounds, and 11 assists to secure not only a berth in the regional title game but also coach Tom Drahozal’s 500th career win.
Only 16 players in the history of Illinois girls basketball have ever grabbed more rebounds in one game.
Harris earned All-State honorable mention as a freshman after scoring 11.7 points per game and grabbing a team-high 13.7 rebounds per game.
She did not play as a sophomore because MPA elected not to field a team for the 2020-21 season during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Harris is the latest in a string of recent All-State selections for the Warriors, as well as the program’s highest All-State pick since Kierra Morris made the first team in 2010 and 2011.
Other recent honorees include: