Illinois NASP Hall of Fame

Illinois has a rich history of excellent NASP archers who have gone on to compete at the national and world events as well as selected for the U.S. All Star Team for bullseye and IBO competition.

Illinois was one of the first 10 states to begin participation in the NASP program in the U.S.. During the 2021-2022 school year there were 76,429 competitive archers nationally from 1053 schools in 42 states! Over 1,359 tournaments were held all over the country, including those in Illinois!

Below you will find the listing of the most recent year’s top 5 individuals for each gender and division and the top three placing teams per division (elementary, middle school and high school) at the Illinois State Tournament.  Illinois consistently sends teams and individuals to the Eastern National Tournament in Louisville, KY annually based upon scores from the state tournament.

A listing of past Illinois winners may be downloaded HERE

Historical scores for all tournaments, teams and individual archers may be found at
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2022 Team Winners ~ Illinois State Tournament

Elementary Division

1st place: Canton Ingersoll Middle School — 2693

2nd place: Danville Northeast Elementary Magnet School — 2505

3rd place: Next Generation School — 2430

Middle School Division

1st place: Jefferson Middle School (Champaign) — 3242

2nd place: East Dubuque Middle School — 3210

3rd place: Edison Middle School (Champaign) — 3210

High School Division

1st place: Champaign Central High School — 3387

2nd place: Champaign Centennial High School — 3364

3rd place: East Dubuque High School — 3306

2022 Individual Winners ~ Illinois State Tournament

Elementary Division Male Top 5

1st Berkeley Jones 260

2nd Joshua Long 257

3rd Jaxon Cahill 248

4th Kaleb Robinson 248

5th Cayden Ray 236

Elementary Division Female Top 5

1st Elizabeth Worden 254

2nd Hadley Ackerman 253

3rd Daisy Metz 252

4th Kerianna Ashwood 250

5th Melody Rhine 245

Middle School Division Male Top 5

1st Chase Driskell 282

2nd Kole Sims 282

3rd Logan Young 281

4th Liam Mead 280

5th Isaac Funston 279

Middle School Division Female Top 5

1st River Logan 288

2nd Iris Kim 282

3rd Alexeika Mowry 280

4th Claire Noe 278

5th Kaci Schoenhard 276

High School Division Male Top 5

1st Ej Merrifield 296

2nd Conner Pickering 288

3rd Anthony Brown 287

4th Hunter Carter 286

5th Jacob Lange 286


High School Division Female Top 5

1st Sydney Mulgrey 285

2nd Cecilia Boyd 285

3rd Kendall Lyell 285

4th Olivia Terry 284

5th Shayna Singh 284

Archery All-Stars

Illinois has many amazing archers all over the state!  Over the years several standouts have emerged and excelled in archery at local, state, regional and national events. We will highlight some of the archery all-stars from Illinois in this section and will continue to add more! If you have an all-star you wish to share please contact us! 

Sami Stackhouse

Sami graduated from Adlai Stephenson High School in 2018. She is among some of the most highly decorated archers in the country. She attends Purdue University.

High School Record and Highlights:  

  • Competed in 46 tournaments, finishing in the Top Ten 41 times
  • 1st place 23 times out of 46 tournaments
  • 2 Time NASP Academic All-American
  • 2 Time State Champion — 2016, 2018
  • Held the Illinois State Record at the time of graduation: 296/300
  • USA All-Star Team 2017
  • 4th at the Eastern Nationals 2017
  • Finished In the top ten at the World Tournament twice (2nd in 2017 and 6th in 2018)
  • Midwest Regional Champion 2018
  • Won $15,000.00 in scholarship money at 2017 Nationals

Maria Heller

  • Maria graduated from Champaign Centennial High School in 2020. She is also one of Illinois most decorated archers–unfortunately the COVID pandemic cut her senior year of competition short. Maria attends the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

High School Record and Highlights:

  • Competed in 42 tournaments, finishing in the Top Ten 35 times
  • 1st place 17 times out of 42 tournaments
  • 2 Time State Champion — 2017, 2019
  • NASP Academic Archer 
  • Held the Illinois State Record at the time of graduation: 299/300 (record still stands)
  • USA All-Star Team 2019—top overall shooter (male or female) in both bullseye and IBO 3D tournaments. 
  • 2nd at the Eastern Nationals in 2019
  • Won $1,000.00 in scholarship money at 2019 Worlds
Illinois Archery in the Schools Program