High School: Member of the Minooka Community High School varsity softball team ... team won the 2013 Class 4A Illinois State championship ... named 2013 Daily Herald MVP Player of the Year ... first team all-conference sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... 2012 Southwest Prairie Conference MVP ... set five Minooka high school career records ... set a new Minooka high school home run record with 12 her sophomore year ... named to Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times all-state honorable mention teams ... high school coaches were Mark Brown and Amy Saelens ... played for the New Lenox Lightning team for coach Jim Abbott ... named Scholar Athlete all four years ... Illinois State Scholar ... AP Scholar with honors ... two-year member of National Honor Society
Personal: Parents are John and Kay Novak ... has one brother, John
Head coach Yvette Healy on Novak: "We are thrilled to have Sarah Novak join the Badger softball family. Sarah is one of the premier athletes in the Chicagoland area. After playing for years in Jim Abbott's New Lenox Lightning Gold program, we know that Sarah will be sound fundamentally, prepared to walk in and make an immediate impact on the left side of the infield. We love her strength, leadership, athleticism and intelligence. She has great range and quickness in addition to exciting homerun power."