Five Marauders in all earn men’s and women’s all-conference honors
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County’s Hayley Bunnell was named the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference West Division women’s basketball player of the year and was a first-team selection on this year’s all-conference team.
Bunnell averaged 12.7 points, 10 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.3 blocks per game for the Marauders, who finished in third place in the WCC with an 11-5 record and ended up 12-6 overall after losing in the state tournament semifinals.
Carrie Stroetz and Allie Paitel were second-team picks for Marshfield. Stroetz averaged 11.2 points and 7.5 rebounds a game, and Paitel averaged 9.5 points and 8.5 rebounds a game.
Joe Estrict was a first-team pick, and Hunter Busse was an honorable mention choice for UW-Marshfield to the WCC West Division all-conference team.
Estrict averaged 21.6 points and 12 rebounds per game for the Marauders, who finished 4-6 in conference play and 5-12 overall. Busse averaged 10.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.2 assists a game.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2015-16 All-Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Basketball Teams
First team: Kyle Murphy, UW-Barron County; Montrell Pressley, UW-Rock County; Joe Estrict, UW-Marshfield/Wood County; Safari Hunt, UW-Rock County; Diondre Howard, UW-Richland.
Second team: Albi Maksuti, UW-Marathon County; Nathan Kunze, UW-Marathon County; Brian Wilder, UW-Richland; Luke McGowan, UW-Barron County; Jake Joslin, UW-Marathon County.
Honorable mention: Dierre Crayton, UW-Baraboo; Marcus Ott, UW-Marathon County; Hunter Busse, UW-Marshfield/Wood County; Hudson Barness, UW-Baraboo; Joe Freeman, UW-Rock County.
Player of the Year: Kyle Murphy, UW-Barron County.
Coach of the Year: Bill Gibbs, UW-Marathon County.
First team: Hayley Bunnell, UW-Marshfield/Wood County; Talyn Jones, UW-Marathon County; Kenzie Trumm, UW-Richland; Shauni Fink, UW-Richland; Hayley Schipper, UW-Richland.
Second team: Carrie Stroetz, UW-Marshfield/Wood County; Baylee Luedke, UW-Marathon County; Brittany Stuckey, UW-Rock County; Katie Popanz, UW-Rock County; Allie Paitel, UW-Marshfield/Wood County.
Honorable mention: Janni DeHaan, UW-Richland; Adrianna Truax, UW-Marathon County.
Player of the Year: Hayley Bunnell, UW-Marshfield/Wood County.
Coach of the Year: Derek Staley, UW-Marathon County.