|Katie Kilroy - 1996 - Red Knight Great
Great athlete, great teammate, great leader, great friend. That is how most people would describe Katie Kilroy. Katie remembers "beach,” open labs, practices and games. She was influenced by Jim Johnson, (coach and English Teacher,) Deb Rothweiler (Social Studies) and Mrs. Reilly, the school secretary. Jim Johnson exclaimed, "Killer was one of my 5 favorite and best players of all time! She was a great team player, very smart on the court, and a great passer. Killer was the all-time assist leader when she graduated. She did a little of everything on the court -good shooter, good defender, good ball handler, and great passer. She was a very complete and unselfish player. I was very ‘calm’ when she was on the court and especially when the ball was in her hands. Killer played in three basketball final fours winning in 1995. In 1994 we lost in quarterfinals. In 1993 she actually tore her ACL and missed the final games. I truly believe with her on the court, even though she was only a freshman, we would have won it all. She made that much of a difference for us.” Katie still maintains lifelong friends and highlights winning state in basketball as one of her greatest memories. Katie was voted honorable mention all state her junior and senior year. The basketball team took 3rd place in 1993 and 1996. Katie was equally skilled on the soccer field and was a state champion in 1994 and 1996. In her senior year, (1996) Katie scored the winning goal in the championship game. She received honorable mention her junior year and played in the All-Star game her senior year. Katie was 2nd team all-state senior year. Katie was inducted into Lindenwood’s Hall of Fame for basketball in 2011. She received her marketing degree from there and will receive her Masters in teaching in December of 2011. Katie was inducted into the IWA Hall of Fame with the first basketball team (1995) to win state. Currently, Katie is a specialist in the Missouri Army National Guard. Katie still sings the school song with her classmates when they get together.