WOOD RIVER - East Alton-Wood River High School junior Lily Tretter is everything a coach or classroom instructor could want as an athlete on their squad and is also a straight-A student. During winter months, Lily is a star for the East Alton-Wood River girls basketball team. In the spring she plays third base and center field for the Oilers girls softball squad.

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Lily is coached by Lyndsey Perez. One of Lily's biggest accomplishments this season she says was "a double-double against Granite City." Lily added, "Also, my first game back after I sprained my ankle this season was against Southwestern and I had a perfect game."

"I’ve been playing basketball since third grade," she added. "What I love most about basketball is the adrenaline rush I get every game. No matter if I have a bad game or a good game I always love the sport."

The EA-WR junior is a Midwest Members Credit Union Female Athlete Of The Month for the Oilers.

Lily also plays year-round softball for Illinois Esprit and in addition to softball for the school. She said basketball has taught her the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship.

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"Basketball also taught me to always persevere and to never stop working toward what you want," she said.

The Oilers standout plans to play basketball in college.

"I have a couple of colleges in mind but I want to stay close to home," she said.

"I would like to become something in the medical field — mainly radiology and sonography," she said.

No matter what, Lily always puts her classwork first: "I always try hard to keep an A in every subject."

Again, congrats to Lily Tretter on her recognition as a Midwest Members Credit Union Female Athlete of the Month for the Oilers.

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