The Illinois Rockets are proud to announce that Liz Olsem (St. Charles North HS,
2017) has committed to play her college basketball for Coach Mark Thomas and the
UW Stout Blue Devils.
Lizzy, a 6ft forward, finished her high school season with the North Stars on a strong
note. She achieved UEC unanimous all conference, Dundee Crown All Tournament
Team, Honorable Mention – Daily Herald All Area Team, and earned the spot as CoCaptain.
Olsem’s high school coach, Coach Tomczak, had nothing but good things to say about
her. Coach Tomczak commented, “Lizzy is not only the heart and soul of our team,
she is the heart and soul of our program. The impact she has had on St. Charles
North Girls Basketball is immeasurable. Her work ethic and toughness is only
matched by the size of her heart. She is our leader on and off the court and she has
left a legacy that will never be forgotten. She represents everything that SCN
Basketball is and wishes it could be. Thank you Lizzy!!”
Likewise, Rocket’s Coach Danny Ondik commented how, “Lizzy is the ultimate
competitor who gives max effort every possession. She brought her Rocket’s AAU
team together with her upbeat personality and her desire to win.”
The Illinois Rockets congratulate Lizzy and her parents, on Lizzy’s special
achievement! “UW-Stout doesn’t know how lucky they are” commented Coach
Ondik. We can’t wait to watch her grow and thrive at the collegiate level.