Sokaogon Chippewa Community News

Kenedy Van Zile Featured in NDN Sports

Dan Ninham, an Oneida Tribal Member, posted an article on NDN on January 11th about the many accomplishments of Kenedy Van Zile.  Here are excerpts from the article:
Kenedy Van Zile passed the career scoring mark at Rhinelander High School, Rhinelander, WI, early this season. She currently has 1,366 points.
Kenedy is a senior, 5-6 point guard. Last season, Kenedy averaged 26.1 ppgs and 6.2 rpg. This season, she is averaging 21.1 ppg, 4.6 rbg, 4.0 spg and 2.4 for the 5-4 Hodags.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Mayo, Northwoods River News

Kenedy is from the Sokaogon Chippewa Community, and lives in Rhinelander. Her dad is Jayme Van Zile, an enrolled member of the Sokaogon Chippewa, and her mom is Leah Van Zile.

“Our core values emphasize sovereignty and culture,” said Kenedy. “Our traditions have taught me to work hard, cooperate and be a team leader. I have brought these to the sport fields and courts, since they are critical to a successful athlete and team.”

Kenedy has been an all-conference athlete in basketball, soccer and tennis since sophomore year. As a junior basketball player, she was voted Player of the Year, scored her 1,000th point, and led her team to its first conference championship.”

In 2018-19, Kenedy led Rhinelander to its first-ever conference championship in Girls Basketball, as the team finished with a perfect 12-0 conference record. Rhinelander also finished with its program’s most wins in a season with a record 18-6. Currently Rhinelander is 8-4 (5-0 in the GNC) and riding a conference game winning streak of 22 consecutive wins.
“Kenedy will graduate Rhinelander as arguably its best-ever girls’ basketball player,” said Coach Ryan. “I’ve been blessed to have coached her all four years, and watch her grow as a player, teammate, and leader in our program.”

Read the full story here.

Congratulations Kenedy on your extraordinary accomplishments!