Sportswriter of the Year

Sportswriter of the Year

In recognition for contributions to the sport of Girls Softball, the following journalists have been named Sportsperson of the Year.

InducteeNewspaperYear of Award
Bob SakomotaChicago Tribune2004
Jeffrey S. ProfittDuQuoin Sports2005
Lonnie SchwindenhammerPeoria Journal Star2006
Marc NesselerMoline Daily Dispatch2007
Fred KronerChampaign News-Gazette2008
Dave KaneSpringfield State-Journal Register2009
Rob LairdKankakee Daily-Journal2009
Maureen LynchNorthwest Herald Crystal Lake2010
Brian NielsenGazette/Times-Courier Charleston2010
Tony BaranekSouthtown Star- Tinley Park2011
Terry TodtWSMI – Litchfield2011
Randy KindredBloomington Pantagraph2012
John LeuschDaily Herald2012
Joshua WelgeChicago-Sun Times2014
Adam DuvallPeoria Journal Star2015
Bill LidinskyOttawa Times2016
Alex KanteckiNorthwest Herald/McHenry County Sports2017
Steve RaymondEffingham Teutopolis Newspaper2018
Mike MonahanMattoon Journal Gazette2019
Joe AguilarLake County Daily Herald2019