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Team Information

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Levels: Varsity / Junior Varsity / Freshman A / Freshman B
Head Coach: Ashley Graham (agraham@d125.org)
Varsity Assistant Coach: Tom Kelly
JV Coaches: Erin Cepa, Vicki Kieft
Freshman-Sophomore Coach: Mike Fitzgerald
Freshman Coach: Deanna Warkins

Varsity Schedule JV Schedule Frosh-Soph Schedule Freshman Schedule

Head Coach Bio

ashley graham

Ashley Graham
5th Season
agraham@d125.org

Ashley Graham was named the seventh varsity girls basketball coach in Stevenson High School history in April 2015 after leading Prospect High School to its best season in 2014-15. She served as the varsity assistant at Stevenson for three seasons before taking over Prospect’s program in 2012. 

During her first four seasons, Graham’s teams compiled an 87-35 record, including a 43-11 mark in the North Suburban Conference. Her 2017-18 squad won the IHSA Class 4A Highland Park Regional championship, and her first two teams won NSC titles.

At Prospect, Graham led the Knights to a 64-22 record in three seasons, including a 26-3 mark this season that included a regional championship and the school’s first appearance in the Mid-Suburban League championship game in 11 years. Two of their losses came to Class 4A runner-up Fremd. Prospect went 15-13 in her first year and 23-6 in her second. The back-to-back, 20-win seasons were the first for Prospect since 2004.

Graham, whose maiden name is Sandstead, was a three-time all-state player for Buffalo Grove High School, graduating in 2004. She finished her Bison career ranked third in scoring (1,871 points), sixth in steals (248) and eighth in assists (301). Her teams were 69-30 over her final three seasons. Graham also was a three-year starter on the girls volleyball team.

After high school, Graham played for Illinois State University, and was chosen team captain her final two seasons. She set an ISU freshman record for three-point field goal percentage (.429) as the Redbirds reached the NCAA tournament.

Tryout Information

2019 Tryout Date: Nov. 4

A girls basketball information meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 3:40 p.m. in the Little Theatre portion of the Performing Arts Center (Room 4200.) Student-athletes who cannot attend should contact Coach Graham at agraham@d125.org

 

Records/History

Stevenson Girls Basketball Team Championships

IHSA State Championships (2)
1995, 1996

IHSA State Finals Appearances (3)
1995, 1996, 2001

IHSA Supersectional Championships (3)
1995, 1996, 2001

IHSA Sectional Championships (4)
1995, 1996, 1997, 2001

IHSA Regional Championships (15)
1981, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2018

North Suburban Conference Championships (13)
1976, 1980, 1981, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2016, 2017

North Suburban Conference Lake Division Championships (5)
2001, 2002, 2013, 2015, 2016


Players Selected in the WNBA Draft

Tamika Catchings, 2001
First Round, Third Overall by Indiana (college: Tennessee)

Tauja Catchings, 2000
Third Round, 37th Overall by Phoenix (college: Illinois)

Jenni Dant, 2005
Third Round, 28th Overall by Houston (college: DePaul)


SHS Girls Basketball Season Summaries
Season results as reported on the IHSA website

Year Overall Conference Coach Achievements
1973-74 3-2 3-2 Ina Koziol  
1974-75 8-1 8-1 Ina Koziol  
1975-76 3-6 3-6 Ina Koziol  
1976-77 6-5 5-4 Ina Koziol   NSC champion
1977-78 2-11 1-10 Ina Koziol  
1978-79 9-8 8-6 Ken Mattini  
1979-80 19-4 14-0 Ken Mattini   NSC champion
1980-81 22-4 13-1 Ken Mattini   IHSA regional champion; NSC champion
1981-82 18-8 10-4 Phil Raffaelli   
1982-83 9-14 6-8 Phil Raffaelli  
1983-84 10-15 7-11 Phil Raffaelli  
1984-85 11-15 6-12 Phil Raffaelli  
1985-86 11-12 9-9 Phil Raffaelli  
1986-87 13-13 9-9 Phil Raffaelli  
1987-88 11-15 7-11 Phil Raffaelli  
1988-89 18-10 12-6 Phil Raffaelli   IHSA regional champion
1989-90 7-17 7-11 Phil Raffaelli  
1990-91 13-13 8-10 Phil Raffaelli  
1991-92 14-12 8-8 Frank Mattucci  
1992-93 26-5 15-1 Frank Mattucci   IHSA regional champion; NSC champion
1993-94 30-1 16-0 Frank Mattucci   IHSA regional champion; NSC champion
1994-95 33-2 15-1 Frank Mattucci  IHSA AA state champion; NSC champion
1995-96 34-1 13-1 Frank Mattucci  IHSA AA state champion; NSC champion
1996-97 14-18 7-7 Frank Mattucci  IHSA sectional champion; NSC champion
1997-98 20-13 10-4 Frank Mattucci  IHSA regional champion; NSC champion
1998-99 28-6 14-0 Frank Mattucci  IHSA regional champion; NSC champion
1999-00 30-4 14-0 Frank Mattucci  IHSA regional champion; NSC champion
2000-01 31-5 13-0 Frank Mattucci  IHSA state qualifier; NSC champion
2001-02 25-7 12-1 Frank Mattucci  NSC Lake champion
2002-03 17-14 9-4 Frank Mattucci  
2003-04 15-17 6-7 Frank Mattucci  
2004-05 15-17 6-7 Frank Mattucci  
2005-06 21-12 11-3 Frank Mattucci  IHSA regional champion; NSC champion
2006-07 13-18 9-5 Trish Betthauser  
2007-08 12-20 7-7 Trish Betthauser  
2008-09 12-17 5-9 Trish Betthauser  
2009-10 21-8 8-4 Tom Dineen  
2010-11 21-9 9-3 Tom Dineen  
2011-12 23-8 9-3 Tom Dineen  IHSA regional champion; NSC champion
2012-13  20-9  10-2 Tom Dineen  IHSA regional champion; NSC champion
2013-14 21-9 10-2 Tom Dineen  
2014-15 26-5 12-0 Tom Dineen  NSC Lake champion
2015-16 25-6 11-1 Ashley Graham  NSC champion
2016-17 23-6 13-1 Ashley Graham  NSC champion
2017-18 17-13 10-4 Ashley Graham  IHSA regional champion
2018-19 22-10 9-5 Ashley Graham  
All Time 802-445 (.643) 417-206 (.669)    


Coaching Records

Name Seasons Record
Ina Koziol 5 22-25
Ken Mattini 3 50-16
Phil Raffaelli 10 121-132
Frank Mattucci 15 353-134
Trish Betthauser 3 37-55
Tom Dineen 6 132-48
Ashley Graham 4 87-35

 

Award Winners

All-Americans
 
Tamika Catchings  1994 (4th Team), 1995 (2nd Team)
Tauja Catchings  1994 (Hon. Mention), 1995 (4th Team), 1996 (1st Team)
Katie Coleman  1995 (Hon. Mention), 1996 (Hon. Mention)
Jenni Dant  2001 (4th Team)
All-State
 Tamika Catchings
 Ms. Illinois 1995 (as a sophomore)
 1994
 Tauja Catchings
 Ms. Illinois 1996 (as a senior)
 1996
 Katie Coleman  1996
 Jenni Dant  2001
All-Area Selections
 Danielle Mall  1992-93
 Christy Miller  1995
 Rebekah Ford  1995
 Trish DeClark  1996
 Katie Fitzgerald  1997
 Tiffany DeClark  1999
 Ashley Kearney  2001
 Erin Murtha  2001-02-03
 Jessica Altieri  2002-03
 Julia Hamilton  2003-04
 Sarah Geissler  2005-06-07
 Julie Colhoff  2006
 Anna Morrissey  2009-10-11
 Michelle O'Brien  2009-10-11
 Kari Moffat  2010-11-12
 Katie Batman  2011-12
 Kari Moffat  2012-13
 Sophia Way  2012-13-14
 Taylor Buford  2014
 Ashley Richardson  2015-16-17
 Jessica Burke  2016
 Klaire Steffens  2016-17
 Madison Wicklund  2016-17