The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, May. 29, 2020

Giesige named NWC Player of the Year

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Paulding senior Chelsi Giesige was selected as the 2019-20 NWC Player of the Year in voting by Northwest Conference girls’ basketball coaches. Giesige averaged 16.8 points, 3 steals and 3 assists per game in leading the Panthers to an 18-4 (5-3 NWC) regular season record.

Joining Giesige on the NWC first team were Crestview senior Lexi Gregory, Spencerville junior Emma Leis, Columbus Grove sophomore Makenzie King, Allen East senior Tori Newland (AE), Columbus Grove senior Angel Schneider and Spencerville senior Nelaya Burden. Gregory is a three-time first team selection while Leis and King are two-time members of the first team.

Crestview’s Bailey Gregory was named to the All-NWC second team and Olivia Cunningham was named honorable mention, along with Lincolnview’s Kendall Bollenbacher and Brianna Ebel.

Brian Schroeder, who led Columbus Grove (8-0, 18-3) to their fifth straight championship and sixth overall was selected as the NWC Coach of the Year.

First Team: Lexi Gregory, Crestview; Kenzie King, Angel Schneider, Columbus Grove; Tori Newland, Allen East; Chelsi Giesige, Paulding; Emma Leis, Nelaya Burden, Spencerville

Second Team: Bailey Gregory, Crestview; Abby Gladwell, Columbus Grove; Alycia Lindeman, Delphos Jefferson; Lakin Garmatter, Libby Schaadt, Bluffton

Honorable Mention: Olivia Cunningham, Crestview; Kendall Bollenbacher, Brianna Ebel, Lincolnview; Sydney McCullough, Janae Pease, Paulding; Addy Stewart, Delphos Jefferson; Courtney Sumner, Ada; Kayla White, Bluffton; Savanah Ridenour, Columbus Grove; Gillian Goecke, Kelsey Shaffer, Spencerville

POSTED: 02/19/20 at 10:19 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports