Lakes Conference All-conference girls teams announced
The 2008 Lakes Conference All-Conference girls basketball teams were released this week.
Estherville Lincoln Central and Spirit Lake each had three players on the first or second teams with the Midgettes garnering two honorable mentions and Spirit Lake one.
Five conference players were named to the first team by unanimous ballot–ELC’s Christa Clayton, Spirit Lake’s Kaisha Brown and Amber Kirschbaum, Spencer’s Marni Jacobsen and Western Christian’s Kate Buyert. All are seniors except for Kirschbaum, who is a junior.
Clayton, Brown, Kirschbaum, Jacobsen and Spencer’s Brittany Peterson were also named to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Northwest 3A All-District Team
ELC’s other first team all-conference selection is junior Taylor Larson.
Area players named to the second team were ELC senior Landra Lapka and Spirit Lake sophomore Mary Brown.
ELC senior Melanie Bandow and junior Taylar Jacobson both received honorable mention as did Spirit Lake sophomore Chelsie Stettnichs.
The complete all-conference and all-district lists follows:
*Christa Clayton, ELC, sr.
Taylor Larson, ELC, jr.
*Kaisha Brown, Spirit Lake, sr.
*Amber Kirschbaum, Spirit Lake, jr.
*Marni Jacobsen, Spencer, sr.
Brittany Peterson, Spencer, jr.
Emily Wassom, Spencer, sr.
*Kate Buyert, HWC, sr.
Jessica Destigter, HWC, sr.
* indicates unanimous selection
Mary Brown, Spirit Lake, so.
Landra Lapka, ELC, sr.
Krista DeGeest, Spencer, sr.
Brandee Schaap, HWC, sr.
Brittany Boerhave, Sheldon, jr.
Katie Pruiksma, Sheldon, sr.
Slone Masters, Storm Lake, so.
Cassie Meylor, Storm Lake, so.
Cassie Lausen, LeMars, sr.
ELC Honorable Mention
Melanie Bandow, sr.
Taylar Jacobson, jr.
Spirit Lake Honorable Mention
Chelsie Stettnichs, so.
IGCA Northwest 3A
Christa Clayton, ELC
Kaisha Brown, Spirit Lake
Amber Kirschbaum, Sprit Lake
Marni Jacobsen, Spencer
Kirsten Lipps, Algona
Natalie Hackbarth, Algona
Laura TerHark, Algona
Michelle Lund, Bishop Heelan
Carli Tritz, Bishop Heelan
District coach of the year: Don Martindale, Spencer