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Solon enjoyed a breakthrough season that featured 17 wins, a top-15 ranking in Class 3A, a conference title and a spot in the regional championship game.
Now the Spartans are beginning to reap the postseason rewards for their turnaround season.
Solon had six players earn all-conference recognition when the WAMAC Conference announced its postseason honors on Wednesday.
Freshman point guard Callie Levin was named WAMAC East Division player of the year and was a unanimous first-team pick joining junior guard Kaia Holtkamp on the East Division first team.
Juniors Makinley Levin and Elly Holubar were each second-team all-East Division selections while sophomore Hilary Wilson and junior Ava Stebral earned honorable mention honors.
The six all-conference honorees were two more than the Spartans had last season and comes after the Spartans had just two players honored following a three-win seasons two years ago.
It hasn’t taken long for Callie Levin to establish herself as one of the top players in the conference.
The 5-foot-9 freshman point guard led all WAMAC players in scoring and assists this season at 19 points and 3.7 assists per game and ranked second among all WAMAC players with 4 steals per game.
Levin also ranked second on the team with 5 rebounds per game.
Holtkamp earned first-team all-East Division honors for the second consecutive season after averaging 8.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.3 steals per game.
Makinley Levin was a second-team pick for the second straight season after averaging 9.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.
Holubar was also a second-team selection in the East Division after the 5-foot-7 junior forward led the East Division and ranked second among all WAMAC players with 9.4 rebounds per game to go with 4.4 points.
Wilson averaged 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game and Stebral averaged 4 points off the bench for the Solon which tied Marion for the WAMAC East Division title at 8-2 and matched Clear Creek Amana for the best overall conference record at 14-3.
WAMAC All-Conference Girls Basketball Teams
First Team – *Kennedy Arens, Sr., Dyersville Beckman; *Ella Van Weelden, Sr., Marion; *Sadie Struchen, Jr., Marion; *Callie Levin, Fr., Solon; Tenley Cavanagh, Jr., Maquoketa; Kaia Holtkamp, Jr., Solon; Lauren Osterhaus, Jr., Dyersville Beckman
Second Team – Ella Koloc, Jr., West Delaware; Makinley Levin, Jr., Solon; CJ Yeager, Jr., Maquoketa; Lil McDermott, Soph., Dyersville Beckman; Madison Prier, Jr., Marion; Ella Bockenstedt, Soph., Marion; Elly Holubar, Jr., Solon
Honorable Mention – Keeley Schmitt, Sr., Dyersville Beckman; Jenna Lansing, Soph., Dyersville Beckman; Madi Lemke, Sr., Maquoketa; Addie Bowman, Sr., Maquoketa; Regan Rice, Soph., Marion; Molly Dunne, Jr., Marion; Liz Dougherty, Jr., Mount Vernon; Kameron Brand, Soph., Mount Vernon; Hilary Wilson, Soph., Solon; Ava Stebral, Jr., Solon; Kayla Felton, Jr., West Delaware; Claire Ridenour, Soph., West Delaware
Player of the Year – Callie Levin, Fr., Solon
First Team – *Jenna Twedt, Soph., Benton Community; *Calia Clubb, Jr., Clear Creek Amana; *Ryley Goebel, Jr., Center Point-Urbana; *Alyssa Griffith, Soph., Vinton-Shellsburg; *Charlotte Wetjen, Sr., Williamsburg; Whitney Traetow, Sr., Clear Creek Amana; Lucy Howes-Vonstein, Sr., Vinton-Shellsburg
Second Team – Grace Embretson, Jr., Benton Community; McKenna Kramer, Fr., Benton Community; Morgan Etscheidt, Jr., Clear Creek Amana; Kayla Griffith, Sr., Vinton-Shellsburg; Kendra Eichhorn, Jr., Williamsburg; Teegan Schaefer, Jr., Williamsburg; Taylor Winegarden, Jr., Williamsburg
Honorable Mention – Peyton Pfiffner, Sr., Benton Community; Alyse Harvey, Sr., Benton Community; Emma DeSmet, Sr., Center Point-Urbana; Claire Neighbor, Sr., Center Point-Urbana; Kalin Rotzoll, Jr., Clear Creek Amana; Emily Sly, Sr., Clear Creek Amana; Annie Johnston, Soph., Independence; Madyson Ristvedt, Soph., Independence; Carissa Musgrave, Sr., South Tama; Shelby Slaven, Sr., South Tama; Brylee Bruce, Soph., Vinton-Shellsburg; Abby Davis, Soph., Vinton-Shellsburg; Lauren Pope, Sr., Williamsburg; Olivia Stratton, Sr., Williamsburg
Player of the Year – Ryley Goebel, Jr., Center Point-Urbana