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Women's Basketball

Carl Sandburg College's women's basketball team won its first game played on Dec. 9, 1974, and the program has continued to be successful. The women's basketball program has won 13 Arrowhead Conference championships, advanced to the region tournament championship 13 times, and the NJCAA national tournament six times, most recently from 2005-08. All women's basketball home games are played inside John M. Lewis Gymnasium on the Main Campus in Galesburg.

NJCAA Division II National Tournament
1985, 1997 (2nd), 2005, 2006, 2007 (5th), 2008 (6th)
Arrowhead Conference Champions

1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2016, 2017
Region IV Tournament Champions
1976, 1985, 1997, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Region IV Tournament runner-up
1983, 1990, 1996, 2004, 2009, 2017

2021-22 Women's Basketball Roster
2021-22 roster
No.
Name
Ht.
Pos.
Yr.
Hometown/High School
3 Kelsi Legge 5-9 G So. Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg
4 Mackenzie Springsteen 5-5 G So. Sperry, Iowa/Mediapolis
5 Addison Eger 5-9 G So. Mendon, Ill./Unity
10 Lily Hudgins 5-8 G Fr. Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg
11 Mattie Lower 6-0 F Fr. Aledo, Ill./Rockridge
12 Abbey Donaldson 5-3 G Fr. Bushnell, Ill./Bushnell-Prairie City
14 Emily Cash 5-9 G So. Yates City, Ill./Farmington
15 Lilly Blackford 5-9 G Fr. Peoria, Ill./Notre Dame
20 Mackenzie Catton 5-9 C So. Mapleton, Ill./Limestone
22 Karsen White 5-8 F So. Mapleton, Ill./Limestone
24 Natalie Righi 5-8 F Fr. Pekin, Ill./Pekin

 

Head coach: McKenna Weaver (2nd season)

 

2021-22 Women's Basketball Schedule

 

Overall record: 2-11

Last updated: Jan. 12

2021-22 women's basketball schedule
Date
Time
Opponent
Location
Result
Wednesday, Nov. 3 6 p.m. Milwaukee Area Tech Milwaukee L, 69-58
Tuesday, Nov. 9 6 p.m. Southeastern Keokuk, Iowa L, 65-50
Saturday, Nov. 20 1 p.m. Madison Madison, Wis. W, 59-49
Saturday, Nov. 27 1 p.m. Southeastern HOME L, 86-43
Tuesday, Nov. 30 5:30 p.m. Danville Area Danville L, 68-38
Dec. 3-4 John Wood Classic Quincy
Friday, Dec. 3 7:30 p.m. John Wood L, 58-46
Saturday, Dec. 4 1 p.m. #4 Lake Land L, 65-43
Tuesday, Dec. 7 5:30 p.m. Illinois College JV HOME L, 67-59
Saturday, Dec. 11 1 p.m. Waubonsee HOME L, 81-69
Tuesday, Dec. 14 5:30 p.m. John Wood HOME L, 72-48
Friday, Dec. 17 1 p.m. Spoon River Canton L, 88-49
Saturday, Dec. 18 1 p.m. Prairie State HOME W, 51-42
Tuesday, Dec. 21 1 p.m. McHenry County Crystal Lake L, 59-53
Thursday, Jan. 6 5:30 p.m. Sauk Valley* HOME PPD
Tuesday, Jan. 11 5 p.m. Kishwaukee* Malta PPD to Jan. 27
Thursday, Jan. 13 5 p.m. Highland* Freeport PPD
Saturday, Jan. 15 1 p.m. Elgin HOME PPD
Tuesday, Jan. 18 5:30 p.m. Black Hawk* HOME
Thursday, Jan. 20 5:30 p.m. Illinois Valley* HOME
Thursday, Jan. 27 5:30 p.m. Kishwaukee* Malta
Saturday, Jan. 29 1 p.m. Bryant & Stratton HOME
Tuesday, Feb. 1 5:30 p.m. Sauk Valley* Dixon
Thursday, Feb. 3 5:30 p.m. Kishwaukee* HOME
Tuesday, Feb. 8 5:30 p.m. Highland* HOME
Thursday, Feb. 10 5:30 p.m. Black Hawk* Moline
Saturday, Feb. 12 1 p.m. Prairie State Chicago Heights
Tuesday, Feb. 15 5:30 p.m. Illinois Valley* Oglesby
Saturday, Feb. 19 1 p.m. Oakton Des Plaines

 

* Arrowhead Conference

Coaching Staff

 

Head Coach  

 

McKenna Weaver

One of the most decorated athletes in Sandburg history, McKenna Weaver was named the Chargers' head coach in 2020, taking over for her former coach, Mike Bailey. Weaver first joined the Sandburg coaching staff as an assistant in the 2018-19 season. A 2016 Sandburg graduate, Weaver played volleyball and basketball for two seasons and softball for one year with the Chargers. She earned All-Arrowhead Conference honors every season in each sport, and she was a two-time All-Region IV pick in volleyball and women’s basketball. Weaver went on to play volleyball and basketball at Culver-Stockton College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree. A Limestone High School graduate, Weaver is currently working toward her master’s at Western Illinois.