Metro-East Lutheran

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Metro-East Lutheran Knights
Edwardsville, Illinois
Coaches Shanna Covarrubias
State Championships 2024 (IHSA-1A), 2024, 2023 (Masonic 1A)
National Appearances SSNCT: 2023
Program Status Active
School Size 176
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Metro-East Lutheran is a private school located in Edwardsville, Illinois drawing students from the St. Louis metropolitan area. The team competes in Class A, the "small school" division, of the Illinois High School Association's State Championship series. The Knights also competes in the Gateway Metro Conference & Metro East Quad League. The team has been a participant on WSIU's Hi-Q TV program.

Metro-East Lutheran most notably won the Class 1A Masonic State championship in 2023 behind All-Stater, Silas Curtis. The team also won the 2023 Scholastic Hi-Q championship in only their second season of competing on the program decisively beating Carbondale in the semifinals, 770-320.

The team is coached by Shanna Covarrubias, who in 2023 was named IHSSBCA Coach of the Year in recognition of the teams recent accomplishments & emergence as a contender in the Metro-East region.

Notable Team Accomplishments

  • IHSA State Champions: 2024 - Class 1A
  • Masonic State Tournament: 2024 - 1st Place (1A), 2023 - 1st Place (1A)
  • IHSA State Tournament: 2022 - 4th Place (1A)
  • IHSA Sectional titles: 2024 (1A), 2022 (1A)
  • IHSA Regional titles: 2024 (1A), 2023 (1A), 2022 (1A), 2019 (1A)
  • Masonic Sectional titles: 2024 (1A), 2023 (1A)
  • IHSSBCA NAQT Illinois State Championship: 2023 - 8th
  • Gateway Metro Conference Champions: 2023
  • Metro East Quad League Scholastic Bowl Champions: 2023, 2022
  • Scholastic Hi-Q Champions: 2023
  • Prairie State Conference Scholastic Bowl Champions †: 2016

IHSSBCA Individual Honors

All-Sectional Honorees

  • 2023-24: Harry Mueller, Mary Curtis, Ethan Massa (1A)
  • 2023-22: Silas Curtis (1A)
  • 2022-21: Silas Curtis (1A)

All-State Honorees

  • 2023-22: Silas Curtis (First Team) Class 1A
  • 2022-23: Silas Curtis (First Team) Class 1A
  • 2023-24: Mary Curtis (First Team) Class 1A

Team Illinois

  • 2023: Silas Curtis
IHSA Class 1A State Champion
Preceded by
Succeeded by
University of Illinois Lab
Defending State Champions
Illinois Masonic State Tournament Class A Champion
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Elgin Academy
2023, 2024