By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — The University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County basketball teams had five players named to the 2014-15 All-Wisconsin Collegiate Conference teams.
Taylor Lynn was the lone Marshfield player named to the All-WCC women’s first team after the sophomore helped the Marauders to a berth at the WCC State Tournament. Lynn was among the five players selected to the first team as voted on by the conference coaches. Marshfield’s Paige Newman earned an honorable mention selection.
Marshfield lost in the state semifinals to UW-Rock County and finished the season with a 12-8 record.
“It was a great season. The ladies showed up ready to work hard and really wanted to win,” Marauders women’s coach Brent Ystad said. “That definitely made the season a lot more enjoyable knowing that the ladies had the drive to win. I was very proud of the team for all the work they put into the season. We continued to improve throughout the whole season.”
Three men’s players from UW-Marshfield/Wood County were named to the All-WCC West Division squad.
Freshmen Joseph Estrict and Derrick Shivers were second-team selections, and freshman Hunter Busse was an honorable mention pick for the Marauders.
Abby Hilbert of UW-Fond du Lac was named Women’s Player of the Year, and Grant Dull of UW-Richland was the Men’s West Division Player of the Year.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2014-15 All-Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Women’s Basketball Team
First team: Abby Hilbert, UW-Fond du Lac; Jaz Ross, UW-Marathon County; Jess Runge, UW-Fox Valley; Lexie Weigand, UW-Rock County; Taylor Lynn, UW-Marshfield/Wood County.
Second team: Shannen Ganter, UW-Marinette; Leeanna Kinney, UW-Rock County; Mallory Kleczka, UW-Waukesha; Lizzy Dauphinais, UW-Marinette; Jordan Cruz, UW-Marathon County.
Honorable mention: Paige Newman, UW-Marshfield/Wood County; Neva Steingarber, UW-Fox Valley; Carly Dietrich, UW-Marinette; Billi Retzleff, UW-Fond du Lac; Chloe Dougherty, UW-Fox Valley; Ariel Oviedo, UW-Fox Valley; Katelyn Laatsch, UW-Washington County; Alexis Woodmansee, UW-Marathon County; Sara Eckert, UW-Waukesha.
Player of the Year: Abby Hilbert, UW-Fond du Lac.
Coach of the Year: Jeff Sunstrom, UW-Marinette.
2014-15 All-Wisconsin Collegiate Conference West Division Men’s Basketball Team
First team: Grant Dull, UW-Richland; Montrell Pressely, UW-Rock County; John Hassell, UW-Richland; Safarii Hunt, UW-Rock County; Brandon Barnes, UW-Rock County.
Second team: Joseph Estrict, UW-Marshfield/Wood County; Derrick Shivers, UW-Marshfield/Wood County; Mason Elsen, UW-Marathon County; Jon Nybert, UW-Marathon County; Brian Wilder, UW-Richland.
Honorable mention: Diondre Howard, UW-Richland; Hunter Busse, UW-Marshfield/Wood County; Aldi Maksuti, UW-Marathon County; Matt Smith, UW-Rock County.
Player of the Year: Grant Dull, UW-Richland.
Coach of the Year: Zach Thayer, UW-Richland.