By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News
The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) released its All-State list for the 2017-18 girls? basketball season today, and Winfield-Mt. Union?s Lexee Hartsock made the cut.
Hartsock was named to the Class 1A second team after another steller season for W-MU. She led the team with 15.8 points per game and 44 blocks, and was also second on the team with 166 rebounds.
Hartsock?s aleady busy role on the team was magnified this season with the injuries to two W-MU starters, Pearl Krieger-Coble and Jenna Buffington. Hartsock was tasked with scoring an even bigger chunk of points for the Wolves when the two went down.
The senior post was phenominal in the postseason. Hartsock had 29 points, 15 rebounds and five blocked shots in the Wolves? 51-27 regional tournament win over New London. She also had 17 points, 13 rebounds and two blocked shots in her final game, when W-MU was knocked out by Holy Trinity.
No Mt. Pleasant players made the Class 4A list. Two SEC players were honored, with Fairfield?s Amber Nicole Buch making the first team and Keokuk?s Michaela Davis making the third team.
The full list for both Class 1A and 4A can be found below, with the players? grade in school listed in parenthesis.
CLASS 1A ALL-STATE FIRST TEAM: Mikayla Nachazel (12), Springville; Rylee Menster (12), Springville; Jenna Boelter (12), Bishop Garrigan; Olivia Larsen (11), Newell-Fonde; Alli Masters (11), Central Decatur; Sophia Peppers (12), Exira-EHK; Emilee Dannaer (11), Westside AR-WE-VA; Addison Hirschman (12), Kingsley-Pierson.
CLASS 1A ALL-STATE SECOND TEAM: Mandy Williamson (12), Ackley AGWSR; Rachel Leerer (9), West Hancock; Aubrie Fisher (11), Ackley AGSWR; Kassidi Steel (10), North Mahaska; Lexee Hartsock (12), Winfield-Mt. Union; Carah Drees (11), Westwood; Emma Atwood (11), Central Decatur; Peyton Olson (12), Newman Catholic.
CLASS 1A ALL-STATE THIRD TEAM: Shateah Wetering (1), Montezuma; Amanda Chizek (10), West Hancock; Carson Fisk (11), Lynnville-Sully; Acey Jellison (11), Seymour; Kealey Nelson (12), Exira-EHK; Blaire Steenhoek (11), Southeast Warren; Katie Sobotka (12), Diagonal; Ashley Schwartzhoff (12), Kee.
CLASS 4A ALL-STATE FIRST TEAM: Megan Meyer (11), Mason City; Chloe Rice (12), Marion; Kayba Laube (10), Marion; Sienna Durr (12), Grinnell; Maegan Holt (12), Lewis Central; Madison Dreckman (11), LeMars; Allie Wooldridge (12), Central Point-Urbana; Amber Nicole Buch (12), Fairfield.
CLASS 4A ALL-STATE SECOND TEAM: Grace Boffeli (10), North Scott; Caitlynn Daniels (10), Cedar Rapids Xavier; Caitlynne Shadle (12), Boone; Kameron Moore (12), Grinnell; Jenna Borchers (12), Dallas Center-Grimes; Keely Petzenhauser (12), Spencer; Katelyn Stanley (10), Bishop Heelan; Abby Wisecup (11), Sergeant Bluff-Luton.
CLASS 4A ALL-STATE THIRD TEAM: Emily Holterhaus (11), Pella; Katie Keitges (10), Knoxville; Megan Witte (10), Lewis Central; Adrianna Katcher (10), Center Point-Urbana; Karsynn Stratton (10), Clear Creek-Amana; Mia Laube (12), Marion; Claire Sandvig (12), Boone; Michaela Davis (12), Keokuk.