High School Team of the Week January 15, 2008- Morgan Park Academy

The Chicago Sky congratulates the Morgan Park Academy Warriors girls varsity basketball team, selected as the fifth “High School Team of the Week.” Whether they are winning or losing, the Warriors play every hard-fought battle to the end.

The Class 1A Warriors are currently 13-7, with over half of their games played against Class 2A and Class 3A teams from the Chicago area. With a roster of ten underclassmen and only four upperclassmen, the Warriors do not let their lack of varsity experience hinder their heart and intensity on the court. This team is known for their scrappy and determined play, exemplified by Liana Akkawi grabbing her 1,000th rebound in the January 8 game against Illinois Lutheran High School. In the classroom, the team boasts a collective 3.3 GPA (4.0 scale). Members of the team are also involved in other extracurricular activities, including the school newspaper, student council and school plays. According to the nominations, “the MPA Warriors represent the best in student-athletes.”

The Sky wishes the Morgan Park Academy Warriors continued success with the rest of their season.

You can support the Warriors live in the coming weeks:

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 vs. Parker, 4:00pm (Liana Akkawi scored her 1,000th point against Parker)
Friday, January 18, 2008 vs. Lake Forest Academy, 4:30pm
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 @ North Shore Country Day, 4:30pm

Past High School Team of the Week Winner's

  • December 4 winner- Tinley Park High School
  • December 11 winner- Shiloh High School
  • December 18 winner- Stevenson High School
  • January 8- Wheaton Warrenville South

    Click here to nominate your girls varsity basketball team now!