Through the years of her varsity girls basketball career at Oak Lawn Community High School, Rose Savaglio has proven to be a tough defender, a max-effort player, and a team leader. Now this year, Savaglio has maintained her excellent play in those crucial areas, but she has added scoring to the mix.
Savaglio is putting up the most points of her career in the early-going of this season. She is averaging 16 points a game. Add that scoring punch to her 2.5 steals a game and five rebounds a game, and the result is something special.
“As a prominent member of the program for the past few seasons, Rose brings a sense of pride and humility to the team and embodies our culture perfectly,” said head coach Mark Sevedge. “She has worked very hard to improve her skills as a player as well as establishing herself as one of the leaders of the program.
“Rose may not wow you with her scoring ability, but when you pay close attention to all the other ways she contributes to our success, you see why she is always on the court. Her ability to defend our opponents’ best scorers and normally hold them well below their averages, or how she can make a play defensively that can change the game, or her determination to outwork her opponent, Rose is one of the most important players on the court for us.”