Lake Mills junior point guard Julianna Wagner won Capitol North Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive season.
Wagner scored a team-best 13.3 points per game along with 4.6 assists, shooting 82 percent at the free throw line.
“She works really hard and deserved it,” Lake Mills girls basketball coach Brandon Siska said. “The points don’t wow you, but her efficiency is so great. She was over 50 percent on field goals and had a 5-to-1 assist to turnover ratio. She always made a play when we needed it.”
Joining Wagner, who was a unanimous selections, on the first team was L-Cat junior center Vivian Guerrero, who scored 11 points and averaged 9.1 rebounds a game.
“She’s the big mismatch we have in conference play,” Siska said. “I thought she did a great job in the games against Luther Prep keeping Schmidt in control.”
Junior guard Taylor Roughen and junior forward Jade Pitta and Lakeside Lutheran senior forward Lauren Thiele were all second-team selections.
Roughen scored 11.6 points per game along with averaging 2.4 assists and 2.4 steals per contest.
“She’s a hard worker,” Siska said. “She puts in a lot of time in basketball and is very deserving. We thought she may have been even deserving of first team.”
Pitta scored 10 points a game and averaged 3.8 rebounds.
“Her last couple of years she has hit crucial shots,” Siska said. “She shot the 3 well. With her length, she creates havoc with getting steals in the press.”
Thiele scored 8.3 points a game, shot 72 percent at the free throw line and averaged a team-best 5.9 rebounds.
“With all the talented players in the Capitol North, this is quite an honor for Lauren,” Lakeside Lutheran girls basketball coach Tim Matthies said. “She was the key to our transition game and her rebounding often gave us second-chance points. She led our team in rebounding and taking charges.
“Every game she simply played with all heart and consistently filled the stat sheet across the board, but she meant way more than that to our team. She was our hardest worker every single practice and off the floor she was respected by all the girls in our program as our leader.”
Lake Mills sophomore forward McClain Mahone, and Lakeside Lutheran junior guards Mia Murray and Morgan Slonaker were honorable mention selections.
Mahone scored 7.2 points a game and averaged 4.2 boards.
Murray scored a team-high 8.6 points a game and was second in rebounding (4.1) and first in steals (2.3).
Slonaker scored 4.8 points per and secured 3.8 rebounds a game.
CAPITOL NORTH CONFERENCE
Julianna Wagner Lake Mills 5-5 **Jr.
Grace Schmidt Luther Prep 6-0 **So.
Lauryn Milne Lodi 5-10 Jr.
Vivian Guerrero Lake Mills 6-1 Jr.
Jaden Kolinski Lodi 5-9 Jr.
Lauren Thiele Lakeside 5-10 Sr.
Taylor Roughen Lake Mills 5-6 Jr.
Lauren Paulsen Luther Prep 5-11 Jr.
Jade Pitta Lake Mills 5-8 Jr.
Jordan Link Columbus 5-8 Jr.
Megan Reddeman Poynette 5-8 Jr.
McClain Mahone Lake Mills 5-10 So.
Ana Glisper Luther Prep 5-5 Sr.
Dylann Harrington Lodi 5-8 So.
Mia Murray Lakeside 5-6 Jr.
Jalynn Morter Poynette 5-4 Jr.
Morgan Slonaker Lakeside 5-7 Jr.
CAPITOL NORTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Julianna Wagner — Lake Mills