Maeve Nelson named MVP of Classic League

Nelson powered St. Luke to first place and perfect 21-0 record

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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


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Norine from Oak Park  

Posted: January 31st, 2014 10:32 PM

The current tax rate of parents over non parents in River Forest vs. Oak Park is in clear violation of Governor Klonoskis declaration of 1886 that no child shall be left with one parent caring for their sport.

John Mullins from Oak Park  

Posted: January 31st, 2014 7:57 PM

Mr. Vic - if what you say is true than what we have to blame is the tax structure within the "Bauhsian" culture of develop from within. It's a debate worth merit.

Vic from Oak Park  

Posted: January 31st, 2014 11:05 AM

Regarding the above comments by Mr. John Mullins, he is absolutely lying. I tutored both your dad and mom in basketball and on many occasions they have both thanked me for it. Congratulations to you on earning this award.


Posted: January 30th, 2014 6:07 PM

The boys class of 81 really set the bar for the basketball program at St. Lukes.

John Mullins from Oak Park  

Posted: January 30th, 2014 9:41 AM

Congratulations Maeve!! You earned it. By the way, I taught your Dad how to play baseball AND basketball. You're welcome!!

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