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It hasn’t taken long for City High sophomore Kelsey Joens to establish herself as one of the best players in the state.
In just her second season Joens has already elevated to elite status as evidence by her unanimous selection to the Mississippi Valley Conference Mississippi Division first team on Wednesday.
A second team all-division pick a year ago, Joens earned first team honors for the first time this season headlining a list of five City High players to earn all-conference recognition when the league announced its postseason honors.
The 5-foot-10 Joens led City High in scoring at 19.3 points per game and also led the Little Hawks in assists (3.4) and steals (2.1) and was third on the team with 5.6 rebounds per game.
Junior Eviyon Richardson and senior Ella Cook were both named to the Mississippi Division second team.
Richardson averaged 14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game while Cook averaged 12.9 points and 6.4 rebounds helping City High to a 10-5 record and a spot in a Class 5A regional final.
Juniors Andie Westlake and Georgia Kimm were both honorable mention selections for the Little Hawks.
Westlake averaged 6.6 points and 3.6 rebounds and Kimm averaged 4 points in her first season as a starter.
Liberty High sophomore Keiko Ono-Fullard earned second-team Mississippi Division honors after leading the Lightning with 8.3 points and 3 assists per game.
Sophomore Ava Meyer and freshman Haley Schroeder earned honorable mention status for Liberty High.
Meyer averaged 6.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game while Schroeder scored 5.7 points and grabbed 3.4 rebounds per outing.
Cedar Falls senior Anaya Barney was named the Mississippi Division player of the year and Cedar Falls coach Gregg Groen was named divisional coach of the year.
Mississippi Valley Conference All-Division Basketball Teams
Athlete of the Year – Anaya Barney, Sr., Cedar Falls
Coach of the Year – Gregg Groen, Cedar Falls
First Team – *Hannah Stuelke, Jr., Cedar Rapids Washington; *Sydney Mitvalsky, Sr., Cedar Rapids Washington; Carson Koerperich, Fr., Western Dubuque; Hailey Cooper, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Emma Donovan, Soph., Dubuque Wahlert; Zoe Kennedy, Soph., Linn-Mar; *Anaya Barney, Sr., Cedar Falls; *Kelsey Joens, Soph., City High
Second Team – Keiko Ono-Fullard, Soph., Liberty High; Allie Kutsch, Sr., Dubuque Wahlert; Mary Kate King, Sr., Dubuque Wahlert; Kaitlyn Brunson, Sr., Linn-Mar; Jasmine Barney, Soph., Cedar Falls; Eviyon Richardson, Jr., City High; Ella Cook, Sr., City High; Madison Maahs, Jr., Western Dubuque
Honorable Mention – Sarah Albaugh, Jr., Cedar Falls; Sydney Remmert, Jr., Cedar Falls; Natalie Bennett, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Catie Reittinger, Fr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Sydney Engledow, Sr., Cedar Rapids Washington; Lucci O’Donnell, Sr., Cedar Rapids Washington; Maya Wachter, Sr., Dubuque Wahlert; Ana Chandlee, Sr., Dubuque Wahlert; Andie Westlake, Jr., City High; Georgia Kimm, Jr., City High; Ava Meyer, Soph., Liberty High; Haley Schroeder, Fr., Liberty High; Hallie Peak, Sr., Linn-Mar; Keegan Krejca, Sr., Linn-Mar; Brooklyn Firzlaff, Fr., Western Dubuque; Hailey Wulfekuhle, Fr., Western Dubuque
Athlete of the Year – Audrey Koch, Sr., West High
Coach of the Year – Tony Pappas, Waterloo West
First Team – *Halli Poock, Soph., Waterloo West; *Sahara Williams, Soph., Waterloo West; *Audrey Koch, Sr., West High; Matayia Tellis, Sr., West High; Olivia Baxter, Jr., Dubuque Senior; *Sophia Barrett, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Kaliyah Sain, Soph., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Lexi Turner, Soph., Cedar Rapids Xavier
Second Team – Ellasa Horton, Jr., Waterloo East; Morgan Hawkins, Sr., Dubuque Hempstead; Aree Beckmann, Jr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Meena Tate, Soph., West High; Emma Ingersoll-Weng, Jr., West High; Emma Slings, Soph., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Gabby Moore, Sr., Waterloo West; Brooklynn Smith, Jr., Waterloo West
Honorable Mention – Jariah Harris, Soph., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Aubrey Luvan, Soph., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Grace Techau, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Olivia Pecinovsky, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Lexi Beier, Jr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Kyla Mason, Soph., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Camdyn Kay, Fr., Dubuque Hempstead; Carleigh Hodgson, Jr., Dubuque Hempstead; Anna Kruse, Soph., Dubuque Senior; Elly Haber, Soph., Dubuque Senior; Jenna Saunders, Sr., West High, Anna Prouty, Soph., West High; Brooklyn Love, Fr., Waterloo East; Key’Lajaha Jefferson-Putman, Jr., Waterloo East; CeCe Moore, Soph., Waterloo West; Sierra Burt, Jr., Waterloo West