Edwardsburg dominates All-Wolverine Conference team

EDWARDSBURG — Wolverine Conference champion Edwardsburg landed a pair of players on the All-Wolverine Conference first team, while Jon Pobuda was named Coach of the Year.

First-team selections for the Eddies were senior Alexa Markel and junior Kaitlyn Zarycki.

“In my mind, she is the best player in the area,” Pobuda said. “She is solid on both ends of the court and she makes her teammates better. She is a 1,000-point scorer as a junior and I look forward to having her back next year.”

“Alexa is a player that everyone wants on their team,” Pobuda said. “She didn’t fill up the stat sheet, but she did all the little things to help our team be successful. We are going to miss her leadership.”

Sophomore Abbey Krugh was a second-team selection, while sophomore Claire Bartz was named honorable mention.

“Abby Krugh is a shooter,” Pobuda said. “If she starts to knock down shots, watch out. She is young and she is only going to get better. Claire should have been second-team all-conference at the least. She led our team in rebounding and always seemed to step up in big games.”

Dowagiac’s senior Amiyah Smith was also an honorable mention pick.

ALL-WOLVERINE

CONFERENCE

First team

Alison Bishop, Allegan

Alexis Markel, Edwardsburg

Kaitlyn Zarycki, Edwardsburg

Jaycie Callaway, Otsego

Mattison Rayman, Otsego

Alivia TerMeer, Plainwell

De’Ashia Sanders, Sturgis

Hadley Miller, Three Rivers

Coach of the Year

Jon Pobuda, Edwardsburg

Second team

Delanie Nahikian, Allegan

Abbey Krugh, Edwardsburg

Liz Barwegen, Otsego

Grace VerHage, Otsego

Megan Huggett, Paw Paw

Frances Lyons, South Haven

Kali Heivilin, Three Rivers

Hannah Vallier, Vicksburg

Honorable mention

Amiyah Smith, Dowagiac

Claire Bartz, Edwardsburg

Emma Johnson, Paw Paw

Bree Colyer, Plainwell

Korrin Johnson, Plainwell

Sage Groves, Sturgis

Tessa Hawkins, Three Rivers

Madeleine Geiger, Vicksburg

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