Congratulations to Mighty Mac alum, Nancy O'Brien Kane '84! On June 1, Nancy is being inducted into the Illinois Water Polo Hall of Fame and will be honored at the All State and Hall of Fame Banquet!
During her time at Mother McAuley Nancy, with the help of her mother and former coach Scott White, started McAuley's swimming and water polo programs. She competed in both swimming and water polo from 1981-1984 and she won the state water polo championship before water polo became an official IHSA sport.
Coaching water polo came as a natural progression. She returned back to Mother McAuley as a coach from 2000-2003 and again from 2019-2021. In 2001, she coached her team to the finish as Runner-Ups in the IHSA State Championship. Then, she led her team to the first win two consecutive state championship in 2002 and 2003, and was named Coach of the Year in both years. Nancy also refereed water polo for two years and was a member of the IHSA Advisory Board for water polo.