The Maine West Warriors have achieved great success on the floor compiling a 14-7 record this season and currently sitting at 7-1 in the Central Suburban League’s North Division.

Aside from being competitive on court, the Maine West varsity girl’s basketball team participates in many additional activities at their school and in their local community. The team has a goal of working together to ensure they give their best effort possible whether they are playing basketball or volunteering at a local charity.

Team members come together with members from their school for a school wide fundraiser each year. This event raises money to support various organizations such as ALS, Rise International, American Cancer Society and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year the Make a Wish Foundation will be the recipient of their donation.

Each year the basketball team also orchestrates a “miracle minute” in every homeroom class. They collect money for one minute at the beginning of class and donate it to a deserving person or family. The girl’s basketball team also works with the Friends Connect club at their school. The athletes work with special needs students to help them complete projects and activities during and after school.

This team continues to grow and improve each year and they are making a positive difference in their school for future athletes and students.

As a Chicago Sky “High School Team of the Week” award winner, Maine West High School is invited to enjoy a Chicago Sky game, where they will have the opportunity to watch the world’s best female basketball players. During the game, they will be honored on court.

All teams that compete in IHSA 1A, 2A, 3A or 4A competitions are eligible to win a weekly honor. Nominations from parents, coaches, school faculty members and players are welcome and should be completed on the Chicago Sky website (www.chicagosky.net) through March 12.

At the end of the 10-week program each weekly winning team will be entered to win the “High School Team of the Year” award for 2014. The winner, determined through online voting, will be announced at halftime at a 2014 Chicago Sky game.

To see past winners of the 2014 High School Team of the Week program click here.