Members of the Maple Lake High School girls basketball team celebrated a successful season with memories, laughter, and awards, on Monday, March 19, at their end-of-theyear banquet. The girls finished 19-8 overall and 10-4 for second place in the Central Minnesota Conference which is the best Irish finish in at least 18 years.
Pictured above, from left, Mollie Schieber was named to the All-Conference Second Team, was Academic All- Conference by maintaining a 3.7 GPA, and Academic All-State by maintaining a 3.8 GPA. Linsey Rachel was voted by her teammates as Offensive Player of the Year. She also received several statistical honors including: Dish ‘em Out Award for her 120 assists, From the Line Award as a free throw leader, Chairman of the Boards with her high 9.1 rebounds per game, Shooting Star Award for her 50.8 field goal percentage, Block Party Award for 22 blocks in a game and Top Robber Award for making 101 steals. Rachel was also named to the All-Conference First team, was selected as Conference Player of the Year, made Academic All-Conference and Academic All-State.
Mackenna Brown broke a school record when she went 8-for-8 from the free throw line against Lester Prairie on Feb. 19 and earned several statistical awards including: Bomb Squad Award for 31 three-point field goals, Behind the Arc Award for shooting 33 percent three-point field goals, and From the Line Award as a free throw leader. She was also Academic All-Conference.
Calli Maki was voted by her teammates for the Hustle Award and made All-Conference Second Team. She was recognized statistically with the Bomb Squad Award for her 17 three-point field goals. Maki was also Academic All-Conference and Academic All-State.
Catie Fobbe was voted by her teammates as Most Improved Player.
Grace Heying was voted by her teammates as Defensive Player of the Year, made All-Conference Second Team, and earned several statistical awards including: Chairman of the Boards for having 7.7 rebounds per game, Block Party Award for 27 blocks in a game which also earned her the Not in my House Award. She was also Academic All-Conference.
Head Coach Adam Ronnenberg was named Central Minnesota Conference Co-Coach of the Year.
Not pictured: Lauren Borell earned a Block Party Award for 22 blocks in a game. She was also Academic All-Conference and Academic All-State. Anna Becker and Kate Latour earned the Service Award for their volunteerism in the school and community; Katie Goelz, Anna Becker, Latour, Olivia Paumen, and Megan Wassermann were Academic All-Conference, and Becker and Wassermann were Academic All-State.