Hoff, Jung Named MVC Divisional Players of the Year
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Two of the top singles players in the state, Joe Hoff and Jiung Jung have battled for district and state titles over the past several seasons.
On Wednesday both players earned the top spot.
Hoff and Jung were both named Mississippi Valley Conference divisional athlete of the year on Wednesday when the conference announced its postseason awards.
The two-time defending Class 2A state champion, Jung was the Mississippi Division athlete of the year after finishing the regular season 12-1 with his lone loss coming to Hoff.
Hoff earned athlete of the year honors in the Valley Division following an unbeaten 13-0 regular season.
Jung joined teammate Cole Schneider as a unanimous first-team selection in the Mississippi Division.
Sophomore Jack Wenzel also earned first-team honors while sophomore Sam Shin and junior Brad DiLeo were both second-team selections for West High and sophomore Sasha Chackalackal earned honorable mention status.
Hoff was also a unanimous first-team pick while City High freshman Diego Paciotto-Biggers was named the to the Valley Division second team.
Seniors Jonathan Albaugh and Sameer Ali were both honorable mention picks for City High.
Mississippi Valley Conference
Athlete of the year – Jiung Jung, Sr., West High
Coach of the year – Chris Wundram, Linn-Mar
First Team – *Jiung Jung, Sr., West High; *Cole Schneider, Sr., West High; *Ben Hediger, Jr., Linn-Mar; *Luke Van Donslear, Fr., Linn-Mar; Jon Lansing, Jr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Jack Wenzel, Soph., West High.
Second Team – Sam Shin, Soph., West High; Brad DiLeo, Jr., West High; Lucas Huffman, Jr., Linn-Mar; Zach Glanz, Jr., Linn-Mar; Riley Collins, Jr., Dubuque Wahlert; Jack Lucy, Jr., Dubuque Wahlert; Alex Hinrich, Jr., Cedar Rapids Xavier.
Honorable Mention (Area athletes only) – Sasha Chackalackal, Soph., West High.
All-Academic (Area athletes only) – Jiung Jung, Sr., West High; Cole Schneider, Sr., West High.
Athlete of the year – Joe Hoff, Sr., City High
Coach of the year – Rusty Graff, Cedar Rapids Washington
First Team – *Joe Hoff, Sr., City High; Rami Hemaidan, Jr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; *Ty Sherman, Soph., Cedar Rapids Washington; Joe Schneider, Jr., Cedar Falls; Rami Scheetz, Soph., Cedar Rapids Washington; Parker Muller, Sr., Cedar Rapids Washington.
Second Team – Evan Gaskill, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Will Riser, Sr., Cedar Rapids Washington; Diego Paciotto-Biggers, Fr., City High; Drake Oswald, Sr., Dubuque Senior; Nathan Tauke, Sr., Dubuque Hempstead; Alex Ahlrichs, Sr., Dubuque Hempstead.
Honorable Mention (Area athletes only) – Jonathan Albaugh, Sr., City High; Sameer Ali, Sr., City High.
All-Academic (Area athletes only) – Sameer Ali, Sr., City High; Joe Hoff, Sr., City High.