St. Luke School 8th-grader Maeve Nelson was named the Classic League's MVP for varsity girls basketball on Sunday, January 19 at Fenwick High School during the league's All-Star Game. Nelson was selected by the athletic directors and coaches of the ten area Catholic grade schools participating in Classic League girls' basketball, including St. Giles, St. Edmund, Ascension and St. Vincent Ferrer.
Nelson is a member of an athletically-gifted family: her father Scott was a four-year baseball starter at OPRF and helped lead the Huskies to the state semifinals in 1984 and 1985. He went on play in the minor league systems of the Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants. Her mother Ellen was an outstanding volleyball and basketball player at OPRF and went on to become a two-time All-Big Ten volleyball player at The University of Iowa. Maeve's older sisters Kiley and Allie led their OPRF volleyball team to the Elite 8 in the fall and recorded the schools best finish in 25 years. Maeve will be attending OPRF in the fall.
Maeve and her St. Luke 8th grade teammates finished the Classic League with a perfect 21-0 record. They clinched 1st place vs. Ascension with a thrilling overtime victory, 37-35.
St. Luke School is located at 519 Ashland Ave., River Forest.
*Information provided courtesy of Anna Dooley, St. Luke Athletic Director