THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Gruszynski Repeats As M&O MVP
Issue Date: March 28, 2019
The M&o All conferene voting was relaesed and topping this years list is none other than last years Most Outrsading player, Crivitz's Chloe Gruszynski.
Last year Gruszynski proved that she had the right stuff, this year she showed that a reapeat was in the works.
Over the cousre of the season she gave headaches to many teams who thought they could contain her.
"Without a doubt I'm very fortunate to have Chloe on my team," said Crivitz Head Coach Brett Meyers. " She is truly the most talented athlete that has ever played for me and I'd have to say I've had some great players. I'm amazed at some of the things she does and how they seem so effortless. She is the prime example of how hard work does in fact pay off. I believe that she truly wants to do her best at everything she does. No matter what the sport is she is constantly pushing herself. I believe in addition to that, the opportunities that she has been provided, as well as taken advantage of, have definitely gotten her to the next level. Her family is one that has always said that if you get involved you will do your best and that has shown also. The support she has at home and how they handle her successes are nothing short of amazing. I hope to have another great year with her and see her grow even more as a player and a person. Ultimately I'd like that chance to compete for another conference championship. Our team has room to improve and I think they enjoy enjoy Chloe as a teammate. She will be the first to tell you that her team's wins are far more important than her individual successes. She has great teammates who are the ones pushing her as well. I have never seen such a gifted yet humble person in athletics in my entire coaching and playing career. She has played a big part in bringing success back to Crivitz Girls Athletics."
Joining Gruszynski on this years list was Aubrey DeBauch. DeBauch led the way for her Tiger this season, who gave out a few upstes as well as making a very admiarble push into the Post-season, making it to sectional play.
"What makes Aubrey so important is she is the type of talent that a coach struggles to take off the floor. She is very versatile where she can handle any spot on the floor from the 1-5...I feel and thought she proved she was the best player in the conference and the stats didn't lie," siad Gillett Head Coach Justin Daul.
Daul continued, "In practice she's fun but 100% focused in the drill or the game prep, she is a coaches daughter so she is steps ahead of where a sophomore should be just in Basketball IQ. A pleasure to coach as she has never taken herself out of a game, I revert to a game where she rolls her ankle in a game that wasn't close, opposing team score four straight points and looks at me says put me back in!"
When asked what he looked forward seeing from DeBauch next year, Daul had this to say, "She led the conference in scoring and rebounding, the telling part about that is she did 90% of the scoring from 8ft and in! Which is incredibly gifted considering every team double teamed her from the volleyball line in. But distance shooting will expand her game as she looks to look go over 1000 points next year, we sincerly hope she breaks the school rebounding record within the first 3 games next year!"
Wausaukee saw their exemplary starting shooter Madelyn Schlies make the first team list this year as well. Not only did she make the list, for her efforts she was selcted as the conferecne's best defensive player. An honor in the hat of the yound all-star no doubt. What is even more exting is that Schlies will return to the court next season for what will undoubtable be a great year for girls basketball amongst the area.
Though the St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers had there hands full with larger schools this year, first team selction Alexa Pristelski certianly kept her cool. The stalwart shooter for the Cavvies was nearly unstoppable in nearly every game she particapted in. When eaxmining the score sheets this season it was not uncomman for Pristelski to have hit for more than half of the Cavvie total.
The Oneida Nation Thunderhawks had a great season this yearn amongst the M&O and they were represented by their quick hitting baller, M'Kenzey Ackley.
Crivitz had a second teamer this year in the selction of Siann Guns.
Niagara posted two to the second team list this season as Jasmine Racine and Jessica Oratch made thier way onto the lists.
DeBauch's teammate Karissa Schaal also got a second vote this season.
Wausaukee had Kaelyn Schlies work her way onto the second team list after a fanatstic season while Suring's Kyle Stelzer added her name to the second team.
Honorable mentions went out to Wolverine Emalee Johnsen and Thunderhawk Malia Jacobs.
Suring's Paige Kruger got a nod along with Wausaukee's Courtney Messar.
Lena's lone selction was Meckenna Portier who made her way into the mentions list. Coleman's Hailey Ziemer joined the mentions along with Oneida's Saide Schuman