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5-Redette ‘monster’: Marquette quintet total 6 Great Northern Conference girls basketball awards

Marquette’s Aspen Michelin, center, shoots between Gladstone defenders Maddie Ahlgren, left, and Andie Balenger during their Jan. 21 game at the Braves’ gym. (Escanaba Daily Press photo by Austin Hemmingson)

MARQUETTE — Marquette showed what a well balanced girls basketball team it had as the Great Northern Conference champion Redettes didn’t win any of the league’s major awards.

But what they lacked at the top they made up for in quantity as five players gathered up a half-dozen awards.

They were led by senior Aspen Michelin, who earned both First Team and Defensive Team honors.

Fellow senior Maddie Carter and sophomore teammate Maria Millado made the Second Team, while two more senior MSHS players, Reegan Ketzenberger and Sofia van den Ende, got on the honorable mention list.

Menominee junior Emma Anderson earned the GNC Player of the Year honor, Kingsford senior Brooke Kriegl the Defensive Player of the Year nod and Menominee’s Lucas Chouinard the Coach of the Year award.

From left, Gladstone’s Marnnea LaFave battles with Marquette’s Maddie Carter for a rebound during their Jan. 21 game at the Braves' gym in Gladstone. Looking on next to them are Gladstone’s Maddie Ahlgren and Marquette’s Maria Millado. (Escanaba Daily Press photos by Austin Hemmingson)

Here are the other award winners, listed with year and school:

First Team — Erin Barrette, jr., Menominee; Megan Crow, jr., Gladstone; Nicole Kamin, jr., Escanaba; Brooke Kriegl, sr., Kingsford

Second Team — Maddie Ahlgren, sr., Gladstone; Jenna Nolde, jr., Menominee; Taylor Ray, sr., Escanaba; Maggie Strehlow, sr., Kingsford

Honorable mention — Andie Balenger, sr., Gladstone; Bailey Barron, soph., Escanaba; Ali Doolittle, sr., Kingsford; Kristy Glodowski, jr., Kingsford; Josie Hofer, jr., Menominee; Madison Monkevich, soph., Escanaba; Makenzie Wellner, jr., Menominee; Taelor Zeise, sr., Gladstone

Defensive Team — Balenger, Gladstone; Doolittle, Kingsford; Kamin, Escanaba; Nolde, Menominee

Marquette’s Aspen Michelin passes the ball in a game against Escanaba on Jan. 14 at Marquette Senior High School. (Journal photo by Amy Grigas)

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.

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