This was Ford's second straight year winning the honor. In soccer, she broke the school records for goals in a season (35) and in a career (86). She averaged 9.6 points, 3.1 steals and 2.2 assists per game in basketball.
The first of two straight for Richardson, the Indian Creek star led the Timberwolves to sectionals in golf, was the Girls Basketball Player of the Year and first-team all-area in soccer.
Richardson was the No. 1 golfer for a team that advanced to state and finished 10th in Class A. She was the leading scorer (18.4 points a game) on a girls basketball team that set a school record for wins and continued to anchor a solid defense at sweeper for the girls soccer team while scoring four goals and adding two assists. It was the second straight year Richardson won the award.
Thorp finished eighth in Ms. Basketball voting while averaging a career-high 15.0 points a game to go along with 8.3 rebounds and 3.4 steals per contest for the back-to-back, state-champion Royals. In volleyball, H-BR advanced to the Class 1A sectionals, a team Thorp played a big role on as a middle blocker. In track, she advanced to the Class 1A state meet in the shot put.
As a middle blocker, the 5-foot-6 Phillips was an all-conference and second-team all-area performer. Her point guard duties for the H-BR basketball team netted her Player of the Year and all-state honors and the Royals’ third straight appearance in a super-sectional. After making it to the Class 1A state track and field meet in the shot put, she was a first-team all-area recipient.
“You just can’t coach that toughness,” said Greg Burks, Phillips’ coach in basketball and track.
Another two-time winner, Phillips dominated in her first year of soccer for the Royals, finishing the season with 41 goals and five assists. In the winter, she earned Player of the Year Honors and averaged 17.5 points for H-BR’s girls basketball team, and was an all-conference volleyball player in the fall.
Basketball was just one part of a busy senior year for Thuestad. The three-sport star and class president was also a vital player for Indian Creek's volleyball team and qualified for the state meet in track and field. She was a Daily Chronicle All-Area second team member in volleyball and basketball and earned all-area honorable mention in track. Thuestad was also named to the IHSA Academic All-State Team as an honorable mention selection.