Sokaogon Chippewa Community News

Lynzee McGeshick is a Shining Star

By Dan Ninham,
Lynzee McGeshick is a 5-2, senior basketball player for the Crandon HS Cardinals. She is an enrolled member of the Sokaogon Chippewa Community.

Photo Credit: Erica Neilitz and Tiffany McGeshick

“My Tribal core values have taught me to work hard, to overcome adversity, to be respectful, to mentor and serve as a positive role model to the youth and the importance of leadership skills,” said Lynzee. “I have utilized all of these core values in sports and academics throughout my high school career. I have had the privilege to work with youth at various basketball camps. Working with the youth is a rewarding experience and I am humbled to know that these kids look up to me. I hope that I serve as a positive role model and inspire youth to participate in sports and excel in academics.”
“Playing sports has been the highlight of my high school career,” said Lynzee. “I started playing basketball in the 5 th grade. I played on the Crandon traveling team, summer league and AAU. In 2016, I was selected to play basketball for Team Wisconsin at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where my team brought home the Bronze. During the 2017-2018 high school basketball season, my team made history by earning the first ever trip to State in the history of Crandon Girls Basketball. Making it to ‘State’ was definitely an unforgettable experience and the feeling of being part of something so incredible is indescribable.”
“Several people are responsible for shaping me into the athlete and person that I am today,” said Lynzee. “My family have been very influential: my mom, Tiffany McGeshick, and my sister, Kaylee McGeshick. My grandparents, Phil and Carol Voll, and my Uncle Jeremy Voll. My Grandparents took me to high school sport events as a little girl and introduced me to the game of basketball. My Grandma taught me the specifics of basketball as I sat next to her as a spectator at the games. She is the reason that I fell in love with the game. My Grandpa is my biggest fan and prayer warrior. His love, support and prayers are priceless to me. My Uncle Jeremy has been a positive role mole and mentor in all aspects of my life. When it comes to sports, he keeps me in line, so to speak, with my game by not allowing me to make excuses for making mistakes. I am truly blessed to have a loving and supportive family. Their love and support has contributed to my success as a student-athlete.”
Congratulations on your tremendous success Lynzee!