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Women's Basketball

Carl Sandburg College's women's basketball team won its first game played on Dec. 9, 1974, and the program has continued to be successful. The women's basketball program has won 13 Arrowhead Conference championships, advanced to the region tournament championship 13 times and the NJCAA national tournament six times, most recently from 2005-08. All women's basketball home games are played inside John M. Lewis Gymnasium on the Main Campus in Galesburg.

NJCAA Division II National Tournament
1985, 1997 (2nd), 2005, 2006, 2007 (5th), 2008 (6th)
Arrowhead Conference Champions

1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2016, 2017
Region IV Tournament Champions
1976, 1985, 1997, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Region IV Tournament runner-up
1983, 1990, 1996, 2004, 2009, 2017

2019-20 Women's Basketball Roster
2019-20 roster
Hometown/High School
3 Daryan Bryant Fr. Gary, Ind./Thea Bowman Leadership
5 Cora Neal So. Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville
10 Hailey Lovetinsky So. Overland Park, Kan./Spring Hill
14 Sophie Whitford So. Macomb, Ill./Macomb
20 Allison Westerdahl Fr. Peoria, Ill./Limestone
22 Destiny Allen Fr. Springfield, Ill./Lanphier
25 Kelsi Legge Fr. Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg
30 Faith Price So. Springfield, Ill./Lanphier
35 Shelby Glover Fr. Elmwood, Ill./Elmwood
40 Kennedy Jackson So. Peoria, Ill./Limestone
42 Annie McKim Fr. Yates City, Ill./Home-schooled
54 Alyssa Hopson So. Peoria, Ill./Limestone


Head coach: Mike Bailey
Assistant coach: McKenna Weaver

2019-20 Women's Basketball Schedule

All Chargers home games streamed live on the Sandburg Athletics Facebook page

Overall record: 8-12
Arrowhead Conference: 1-1
2019-20 women's basketball schedule
Wednesday, Oct. 30 5:30 p.m. Monmouth (scrimmage) HOME
Thursday, Nov. 7 5 p.m. Elgin Elgin W, 47-37
Monday, Nov. 11 5:30 p.m. Southeastern  HOME L, 57-41
Thursday, Nov. 14 5:30 p.m. Danville Area HOME L, 55-49
Saturday, Nov. 16 1 p.m. Madison HOME L, 65-54
Tuesday, Nov. 19 5:30 p.m. Augustana JV HOME W, 77-69
Saturday, Nov. 23 1 p.m. Milwaukee Area Technical Milwaukee, Wis. W, 77-73
Monday, Nov. 25 7:30 p.m. MacMurray JV Jacksonville W, 85-54
Tuesday, Dec. 3 6 p.m. John Wood HOME L, 67-64
Saturday, Dec. 7 1 p.m. Waubonsee Sugar Grove W, 66-42
Tuesday, Dec. 10 6 p.m. Southeastern (Iowa) Keokuk, Iowa L, 71-49
Thursday, Dec. 12 5:30 p.m. MacMurray JV HOME W, 65-51
Saturday, Dec. 14 1 p.m. #12 Illinois Central HOME L, 76-51
Tuesday, Dec. 17 1 p.m. #19 McHenry County HOME L, 60-51
Friday, Dec. 20 5:30 p.m. #13 Bryant & Stratton Wauwatosa, Wis. L, 80-32
Dec. 28-30 ICC Cougar Holiday Tourney East Peoria Bracket
Saturday, Dec. 28 Noon #1 Kirkwood L, 63-42
Sunday, Dec. 29 10 a.m. Sinclair L, 62-57 (OT)
Monday, Dec. 30 10 a.m. Sauk Valley W, 69-62 (3OT)
Saturday, Jan. 4 1 p.m. Kankakee Kankakee L, 77-48
Tuesday, Jan. 14 5:30 p.m. Sauk Valley* Dixon L, 52-47
Thursday, Jan. 16 5:30 p.m. Kishwaukee* HOME W, 60-45
Tuesday, Jan. 21 5:30 p.m. Illinois Valley* Oglesby
Thursday, Jan. 23 5:30 p.m. Black Hawk* HOME
Saturday, Feb. 1 1 p.m. Kankakee HOME
Thursday, Feb. 6 5:30 p.m. Sauk Valley* HOME
Tuesday, Feb. 11 5:30 p.m. Kishwaukee* Malta
Thursday, Feb. 13 5:30 p.m. Illinois Valley* HOME
Saturday, Feb. 15 2:30 p.m. Augustana JV Rock Island
Tuesday, Feb. 18 5 p.m. Black Hawk* Moline
Feb. 26-March 7 Region IV Tournament
Wednesday, Feb. 26 TBA Quarterfinals at higher seed
Saturday, Feb. 29 TBA Semifinals Oglesby
Saturday, March 7 TBA Championship Palos Hills
March 17-21 NJCAA Div. II Championship Port Huron, Mich.


*Arrowhead Conference

Coaching Staff


Mike Bailey

Head Coach

Mike Bailey has been the women's basketball coach at Carl Sandburg College since 2007. He also serves as the College's athletic director and women's golf coach, and he's also coached the Chargers men's basketball and baseball programs. A native of Oelwein, Iowa, Bailey holds degrees from North Iowa Area Community College and the University of Northern Iowa. His coaching stops include BC Wetzikon in Wetzikon, Switzerland, Northern Iowa under Eldon Miller, and Southeastern Community College under Jim Wyatt. Bailey and his wife, Kelly, reside in Galesburg and have two children, Steele and Skyler. 

Assistant Coaches  

Katie King

Katie King has been an assistant women's basketball coach for Carl Sandburg since 2010. King is a graduate of Sandburg and earned two letters in both basketball and softball. In the 2008-09 season, King was named to the Arrowhead Conference All-Conference Team for her efforts on the softball field and she was named an NJCAA Academic All-American. King lives in Galesburg with her husband, Justin.

McKenna Weaver

One of the most decorated athletes in Sandburg history, McKenna Weaver joined the Chargers as an assistant in the 2018-19 season. A 2016 Sandburg graduate, Weaver played volleyball and basketball for two seasons and softball for one year with the Chargers. She earned All-Arrowhead Conference honors every season in each sport, and she was a two-time All-Region IV pick in volleyball and women’s basketball. Weaver went on to play volleyball and basketball at Culver-Stockton College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree. A Limestone High School graduate, Weaver is currently working toward her master’s at Western Illinois.

Kylie Stewart

A Galesburg High School graduate, Kylie Stewart joined the Chargers as an assistant in the 2018-19 season. A Sandburg alumna, Stewart was a member of the Chargers softball team during the 2013-14 seasons.