All-State 2016-2017, Part 2
Class AAAA Center—Brynne Rolland, Apple Valley, 6-2 Power Forward—Megan Walstad, Eastview, 6-2 Small Forward—Morgan Hill, Mpls. South, 5-10 Point Guard—Sam Haiby, Moorhead, 5-10. One of the year's top games with 31 points in the section 7AAAA semi-final upset of St.…
Center—Brynne Rolland, Apple Valley, 6-2
Power Forward—Megan Walstad, Eastview, 6-2
Small Forward—Morgan Hill, Mpls. South, 5-10
Point Guard—Sam Haiby, Moorhead, 5-10. One of the year's top games with 31 points in the section 7AAAA semi-final upset of St. Michael.
Shooting Guard—Raena Suggs, Hopkins, 5-8
Center—Angie Hammond, Hopkins, 6-0. Always solid on defense, her offensive game is now coming around, too.
Power Forward—Krystal Carlson, Hastings, 6-0
Small Forward—Syd Stapleton, Centennial, 5-9
Point Guard—Sommer Blakemore, Park Center, 5-7
Shooting Guard—Megan Walker, Minnetonka, 5-10
Center—Yokie Lee, Byron, 6-5½, Kansas State
Power Forward—Carmen Backes, Chisago Lakes, 6-2. Tore an ACL in January but with 28 ppg and 14 rebounds she had already established herself as still the best in her class. Having already missed much of 2016 with a back injury, of course, we will be hoping to see her at full strength in 2017-2018.
Small Forward—Makayla Van Nett, St. Paul Como, 5-9
Point Guard—Heaven Hamling, Grand Rapids, 5-9. Tough state tournament–at least the 1st round game vs. Alex–but she's the one that got 'em there. Best guard in AAA.
Shooting Guard—Maddie Loder, Orono, 6-0, George Washington U. 2nd best guard in AA and really a 1 but we wanted to get her on the 1st team in AAA.
Center—Tiahna Nicholson, Thief River Falls, 6-1
Power Forward—Emma Grothaus, Mahtomedi, 6-3, Lehigh
Small Forward—Sidney Zgutowicz, St. Francis, 5-11
Point Guard—Grace Touchette, Northfield, 5-9
Shooting Guard—Kenzie Rensch, Hutchinson, 5-10, Augustana. Always a great defender, her offense also came together this year including 31 points vs. Orono.
Center—Monika Czinano, Watertown-Mayer, 6-2, Iowa
Power Forward—Bren Fox, Norwood Young America, 6-3. Really a post but mobile enough to play the 4 if nec.
Small Forward—Claire Wolhowe, Staples-Motley, 6-0
Point Guard—Maesyn Thiesen, Sauk Centre, 5-8. One of the state's top defender, took on Kirstin Klitzke and Kiley Borowicz on successive nights, held both well below their averages.
Shooting Guard—Shea Oman, New London-Spicer, 5-8. Really a 1 but showed that she can score in the state tournament and wanted her on our 1st team.
Center—Betsy Schoenrock, NRHEG, 6-4. Came into her own in her 1st year of varsity ball.
Power Forward—Kamryn D’Heilly, Annandale, 6-0
Small Forward—Carrie Rutledge, Hayfield, 5-9
Point Guard—Natalie Steichen, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, 5-7., Moorhead State. One of he state's most dynamic players.
Shooting Guard—Terra Rhoades, Minnetonka, 5-8
Center—Kristi Fett, Lyle/Austin Pacell, 6-4
Power Forward—Annika Simonson, Heritage, 6-1. Had a breakout year.
Small Forward—Sydney Lodermeier, Goodhue, 6-0. Showed what a great athlete and basketball player she is, dominated all 3 opponents inside and out, offense and D, at the state tournament.
Point Guard—Autumn Thompson, Stephen/Argyle, 5-7
Shooting Guard—Emma Schmidt, Wheaton, 5-8
Center—Mary Burke, Mountain Iron-Buhl, 5-11, Tough state tournament, but great season.
Power Forward—Jaclyn Jarnot, Maranatha, 6-1. So-so state tournament but a great athlete.
Small Forward—Chantel Groen, Southwest Christian, 5-9. Tough tournament but had a great season.
Shooting Guard—Madison Heiderscheidt, Sleepy Eye. Back from a knee injury.
Shooting Guard—Allison Eide, Christian Life. 19-4-6-7.