Brandy Whittenbaugh was named the West Division Coach of the Year in the River Valley Conference after she guided the Maquoketa Valley Wildcats to a Tri-Rivers Conference West Division title. Additionally, Edgewood-Colesburg’s Kelsey Hansel was named the West Division Player of the Year.
MV’s Emerson Whittenbaugh and Taya Tucker, along with Ed-Co’s Hansel and Chezney Priem were selected to the first team. Annie Hoffman, of Ed-Co, and Carissa Sabers and Ella Imler, of MV, were second-team selections. Ed-Co’s Ella Aulwes and MV’s Allie Knipper were honorable mention. The complete team follows.
Player of the Year: Hansel.
First team: Hansel and Priem, Ed-Co; Macy Hiemes, Starmont; Emerson Whittenbaugh and Tucker, MV; Chloe VanEtten, North Linn; Alexa Riniker, East Buchanan; Lucy Stevenson, Alburnett; Grace Matus, Springville; and Emma Fritcher, Central City.
Second team: Hoffman, Ed-Co; Sydney Baumgartner, Starmont; Sabers and Imler, MV; Ellie Ware, North Linn; Olivia Donlea, East Buchanan; Savannah Nealman, Springville; Emily Armstrong, Alburnett; and Lillie Kramer, Central City.
Honorable mention: Jersey Seber, North Linn; Lauren Donlea, East Buchanan; Latyse Smith, Alburnett; Aulwes, Ed-Co; Knipper, MV; Emily Schuchmacher, Starmont; Lauren Wilson, Springville; and Sara Reid, Central City.