All-State 2016-2017, Part 3
Class AAAA Center—Sara Stapleton, Centennial, 15 ppg. 6-3 with broad shoulders, long arms, might still be growing. Great shot blocker and rebounder. Initial offense in the post still a work in progress. But, she reminds me of Bethany Doolittle, a…
Center—Sara Stapleton, Centennial, 15 ppg. 6-3 with broad shoulders, long arms, might still be growing. Great shot blocker and rebounder. Initial offense in the post still a work in progress. But, she reminds me of Bethany Doolittle, a similarly sized post at Hill-Murray some years ago. Doolittle ended up starting for Iowa. Stapleton is way ahead of Doolittle at the same age.
Power Forward—Kallie Theisen, Wayzata, 14 ppg-11 reb
Small Forward—Dlayla Chakolis, Hopkins, 13 ppg-7 reb
Point Guard—McKenna Hofschild, Prior Lake, 23 ppg-2 reb-4 ast-2 stl
Shooting Guard—Masengo Mutanda, Armstrong, 21 ppg-8 reb-2 ast-3 stl
Center—Abby Johnson, Eden Prairie, 4 ppg-2 reb-2 blk
Power Forward—Frannie Hottinger, Cretin-DH, 15 ppg.
Small Forward—Tori Nelson, Henry Sibley, 19 ppg-6 reb-4 blk
Hair-splitting to separate Theisen and Chakolis from Hottinger and Nelson. Four terrific forwards.
Point Guard—Mimi Schrader, Wayzata, 9 ppg-6 ast
Shooting Guard—Aja Wheeler, Cooper, 13 ppg
Center—Destinee Oberg, Holy Angels, 17 ppg-11 reb-2 ast-2 stl
Power Forward—Elaina Jones, St. Paul Como, 13 ppg-8 reb-3 stl
Small Forward—Zaraya March, Kennedy, 10 ppg. Transferred from Cretin. Imagine March and Hottinger if you can!
Point Guard—Joey Batt, New Ulm, 16 ppg-3 reb-5 ast
Shooting Guard—Alyssa Daugherty, Zimmerman, 20 ppg-5 ast
Center—Jennifer Schaible, Mound, 16 ppg-6 reb-2 stl
Power Forward—Meara Beighley, Grand Rapids, 10 ppg-6 reb. Had a breakout state tournament.
Small Forward—Lariah Washington, St. Cloud Apollo, 23 ppg
Point Guard—Abby McDonald, Hibbing, 15 ppg-4 reb
Shooting Guard—Madison Gehloff, Waseca, 17 ppg
Center—Lydia Sussner, Minneota, 19 ppg-6 reb-2 stl-2 blk
Power Forward—Olivia Lane, Pequot Lakes
Small Forward—Hannah Purcell, Annandale, 13 ppg. Played out of position at the point guard much of the year.
Point Guard—Kacie Borowicz, Roseau, 18 ppg-6 reb-4 ast-3 stl. Love big sister Kiley, but also cannot wait to see Kacie leading the Rams next year.
Shooting Guard—Madi Schirmer, Maple River, 23 ppg
Center—Jamie Guptill, Rush City
Power Forward—Shawna Mell, Rush City. Guptill and Mell led Rush City to the section final, unbeaten, where they lost to state runner-up Sauk Centre 52-50 and earned out Breakout Team award for Class AA.
Small Forward—Emma Schultz, Eden Valley-Watkins, 13 ppg-7 reb-2 ast
Point Guard—Kate Tornstrom, Caledonia, 14 ppg
Shooting Guard—Taytum Rhoades, Minnehaha, 12 ppg
Center—Maddy Guetter, Wabasso, 17 ppg
Power Forward—Vanessa Kedl, Red Rock Central, 17 ppg-10 reb- 4ast-4 stl
Small Forward—Alyssa Peterson, Menahga, 23 ppg-4 reb-2 ast-4 stl
Point Guard—Taylie Scott, Heritage, 16 ppg-5 reb-6 ast-5 stl
Shooting Guard—Erika Bute, Alden-Conger, 17 ppg-7 reb-3 ast-4 reb
Center—Erin O’Brien, Kimball, 12 ppg
Power Forward— Sidney Fick, Hills-Beaver Creek, 19 ppg-5 reb-4 stl
Small Forward—Allie Negen, Mountain Iron-Buhl, 10 pp
Point Guard—Mariah McKeever, Ada-Borup, 15 ppg. Transferred from Win-E-Mac whom big sister Madison led to a state title in 2014. The family moved to Ada when dad got a new job in the Ada schools.
Shooting Guard—Haley Hungerholt, LeRoy-Ostrander, 19 ppg-9 reb-3 ast