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Kelsey Joens, Callie Levin and Jasmine Barney all earned first-team all-state honors from the Iowa Girls Coaches Association on Tuesday when the organization released its postseason basketball awards.
Joens, a junior at City High, and Barney, a junior at Liberty High, were both first-team selections in Class 5A.
Levin, a Solon sophomore, was a first-team pick in Class 4A.
The first-team honors for Barney, Levin and Joens were among seven area athletes to earn all-state honors from the IGCA on Tuesday.
West High junior Meena Tate was a second-team selection in Class 5A while City High senior Eviyon Richardson was a third-team pick in 5A.
West Branch senior Delaynie Luneckas earned second-team honors in Class 2A while Regina junior guard Grace Gaarde was a third-team selection in 2A.
An Iowa State commit, Joens ranked third in 5A in scoring averaging 21.3 points per game while helping City High to a 19-5 record and state tournament berth.
The 5-foot-10 guard also averaged 6.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game.
Barney helped Liberty High to the best season in program history posting team highs in points (18.4), rebounds (6.9), assists (4.5) and steals (2.8) per game as the Lightning finished with their first winning season and won the first postseason game in program history.
Levin ranked fourth in 4A in scoring at 21 points per game and was also third in 4A in steals (4.3) and fourth in assists (4.2) while helping Solon to a 15-8 record.
Tate earned second-team honors in 5A after averaging 15 points, 3.1 assists and 2.1 steals per game while Richardson was a third-team selection after scoring 14.9 points per game and leading City High with 8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.
Luneckas averaged a career-high13.7 points and an impressive 3.3 assists per game but was more dominant on the defensive end ranking second in Class 2A with 12 rebound and 4.4 blocked shots per game.
Gaarde was a third-team all-state pick in Class 2A, earning all-state honors for the first time after leading Regina to a 20-5 mark and its first state tournament appearance since 2018.
The junior guard led the Regals with 11.1 points, 5.4 assists and 3.1 steals per game and also averaged 2.9 rebounds per contest.
Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-State Girls Basketball Teams
Jasmine Barney, Jr., Liberty High; Anna Gossling, Sr., Johnston; Jada Gyamfi, Sr., Johnston; Kelsey Joens, Jr., City High; Halli Poock, Jr., Waterloo West; Hannah Stuelke, Sr., Cedar Rapids Washington; Halle Vice, Jr., Pleasant Valley; Sahara Williams, Jr., Waterloo West
Reagan Bartholomew, Sr., Waukee Northwest; Brooklin Dailey, Jr., Southeast Polk; Journey Houston, Fr., Davenport North; Arianna Jackson, Jr., Des Moines Roosevelt; Cleao Murray, Sr., Ankeny Centennial; Meredith Rieker, Sr., West Des Moines Valley; Aili Tanke, Soph., Johnston; Meena Tate, Jr., West High
Elise Jaeger, Soph., West Des Moines Valley; Amani Jenkins, Fr., Des Moines North; Grace Knutson, Soph., Cedar Falls; Lillie Petersen, Jr., Bettendorf; Jenna Pitz, Jr. Ankeny; Eviyon Richardson, Sr., City High; Kaliyah Sain, Jr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Ava Zediker, Fr., West Des Moines Dowling
Coach of the year – Chad Jilek, Johnston
Lauren Blake, Sr., Indianola; Madison Camden, Sr., Glenwood; Ava Hawthorne, Sr., Gilbert; Jenna Hopp, Jr., Glenwood; Katelyn Lappe, Sr., Bondurant-Farrar; Callie Levin, Soph., Solon; Emma Miner, Jr., Dallas Center-Grimes; Jenna Twedt, Jr., Benton Community
Libby Fandel, Fr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Allie Meadows, Sr., Central DeWitt; Lucy Schaffer, Sr., North Polk; Ivey Schmidt, Sr., Grinnell; Brooklyn Stanley, Soph., Sioux City Heelan; Taylor Veach, Sr., Central DeWitt; Abby Wolter, Sr., Keokuk; Jena Young, Jr., Winterset
Vanessa Bickford, Soph., Dallas Center-Grimes; Vanessa Bickford, Soph., Dallas Center-Grimes; Katelyn Eggena, Soph., Waverly-Shell Rock; Andrea Lopreato, Jr., Mount Pleasant; Kenley Meis, Jr., Sioux City Heelan; Doryn Paup, Jr., Creston; Malarie Ross, Sr., Fort Madison; Yazmeen Whitsitt, Soph., Decorah
Coach of the year – Tom Lilly, Cedar Rapids Xavier
Jaden Ainley, Sr., Clear Lake; Reagan Barkema, Sr., Roland-Story; Ryley Goebel, Sr., Center Point-Urbana; Brooke Loewe, Sr., Ballard; Brooklyn Meyer, Sr., West Lyon; Gracie Schoonhoven, Jr., Unity Christian; Ava Schubert, Jr., Davenport Assumption; Haylee Stokes, Fr., Estherville Lincoln Central
Macy Daufeldt, Sr., West Liberty; Shae Dillavou, Sr., Forest City; Jaydan Nitchals, Sr., Estherville Lincoln Central; Katy Reyerson, Jr., West Marshall;Meg Reitz, Sr., Ballard; Carlee Rochford, Jr., New Hampton; Tyra Schuiteman, Jr., Unity Christian; Kaitlyn Tendal, Sr., Estherville-Lincoln Central
Abbey Bence, Jr., West Burlington; Dawsen Dorsey, Sr., Davenport Assumption; Alyssa Griffith, Jr., Vinton-Shellsburg; Avery Hanson, Sr., Hampton-Dumont-CAL; Kenna Mongan, Jr., Cherokee; Maddie Nonnenmann, Sr., Mid-Prairie; Emma Salker, Sr., Sergeant Bluff-Luton; Raegan Wicks, Sr., Harlan
Coach of the year – Don Martindale, Estherville-Lincoln Central
Morgan Brandt, Sr., Sumner-Fredericksburg; Madison Brouwer, Jr., Sibley-Ocheyedan; Kaylee Corbin, Sr., Louisa-Muscatine; Maddax DeVault, Sr., Nodaway Valley; Kelsey Drake, Sr., Wilton; Addison Klosterbuer, Jr., Central Lyon; Hallie Mohr, Sr., Mediapolis; Payton Peterson, Soph., Dike-New Hartford
Riley Batta, Jr., South Central Calhoun; Payton Beckman, Sr., Panorama; Ally Hoffman, Sr., Cascade; Desta Hoogendoorn, Soph., Central Lyon; Reese Johnson, Sr., Denver; Ellary Knock, Jr., Dike-New Hartford; Delaynie Luneckas, Sr., West Branch; Riley Moreland, Sr., MFL-Mar-Mac
Lindsey Davis, Soph., Nodaway Valley; Grace Gaarde, Jr., Regina; Grace Hennessy, Jr., Denver; Sophia Hoffmann, Sr., Dike-New Hartford; Mariah Hueneke, Sr., Bellevue; Kendra Kuck, Sr., Underwood; Clara Teigland, Jr., Treynor; Amanda Treptow, Sr., Jesup
Coach of the year – Bruce Dall, Dike-New Hartford
Audi Crooks, Jr., Algona Garrigan; Emily Dreckman, Sr., MMCRU; Macy Emgarten, Sr., Exira-EHK; McKenzie Goodwin, Sr., Kingsley-Pierson; Molly Joyce, Jr., Algona Garrigan; Kamryn Kurt, Soph., North Linn; Macy Sievers, Sr., Newell-Fonda; Lauren Wilson, Sr., Springville
Danika Demers, Sr., Storm Lake St. Mary’s; Lauren Donlea, Sr., East Buchanan; Quinn Grubbs, Jr., Exira-EHK; Layla Hargis, Sr., North Mahaska; Ellie Hilbrands, Sr., MMCRU; Abby Martin, Sr., Lamoni; Mary Walker, Jr., Newell-Fonda; Elie Tuhn, Sr., Baxter
Camrin Baird, Sr., Woodbury Central; Macy Boge, Soph., North Linn; O’Malley Fair, Sr., Riceville; Megan Harrell, Sr., Burlington Notre Dame; Addy Johnson, Soph., Westwood; Sara Reid, Sr., Central City; Jenna Stephens, Jr., Stanton; Shanae Wetering, Sr., Montezuma
Coach of the year – Gillian Letsche, MMCRU