Posted On: 01/7/22 6:51 PM

Last week was the 42nd annual State Farm Holiday Classic hosted at multiple high schools and gymnasiums across Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Sixteen teams participated in the Large School Girls bracket and here are those that stood out to me in the time I was able to watch this group:

2023 Danielle Beach, 5’10” Guard, Geneseo

Beach is a versatile Combo Guard who excels at any of the Guard positions with her ball-handling and scoring abilities. She is an outstanding shooter from beyond the three-point line and uses her quickness to attack the lane and finish around the basket at a high rate. Danielle is hardworking on the defensive end of the court, constantly anticipating passes and frequently coming away with steals and turning them into easy fast break points.

2022 Katie Krupa Katie Krupa 6'2" | SF Morton | 2022 State IL , 6’1” Forward, Morton

A top player in Illinois’ Class of 2022, Krupa showed her wide range of skills throughout the tournament, playing and defending multiple positions at a very high level. The Harvard commit is a terrific ball-handler who scores from every level with a confident shot from the perimeter and a variety of post moves on the low-block. Katie uses her strength and athleticism on defense

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