BCS Athletic Conference names all seniors first-team all-league

NILES — Through no fault of the athletes, the Class of 2020 had its chances to compete for BCS Athletic Conference championships, as well as individual all-conference honors taken away from them.

As a result, the BCS got together and decided to name each senior who competes in spring sports to be named first-team all-conference, according to Bridgman athletic director Ken Schmaltz.

“As the 2020 spring sports season was ultimately canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCS Conference unanimously made the decision as a league to recognize and pay tribute to all Class of 2020 student-athletes as first-team all-conference for the spring season,” Schmaltz said in releasing the names of the seniors.

Veteran Brandywine coach David Sidenbender liked the idea.

“Sounds like a nice thing for the seniors,” Sidenbender said. “Nothing can bring back the memories and experiences that were taken away from them, so they can at least have this.”

 

Berrien Springs

Cameron Baker, Nate Brittenfield, Sean Carl, Kyle Johnson, Nick Nelson, Jeff Shembarger

 

Brandywine

Ty Mickiewicz, John Johnson, Connor Janowiak, Shane Brown, Brock Prenkert

 

Bridgman

Henry Branch, Jackson Schmaltz, Ethan Pope, Fisher Spessard, Donnie Necas, Andrew Pliley, Hunter Adams, Kristian Dalton

 

Buchanan’s Brad VanOverberghe was one of five Bucks named first-team All-BCS in baseball. (Leader file photo)

Buchanan

Jacob Hoover, Dedrick Adkerson, Bradley VanOverberghe, Carter Aalfs, Camden Lorance

 

Lake Michigan Catholic

Jacob Koenig, John Mansfield

 

Michigan Lutheran

Daniel Graebel

 

New Buffalo

Michael Flick, Joe Wick, Max Ripley

 

River Valley

Matthew Schmidt, Wil Korbel, Davyd Bronson, Levi Strauss, Kenny Gibson Jr., Tylar Montgomery, Alan Lang, Elijah Witter, Tim Hollingsworth