Mathiowetz, Hauger lead All-Journal squads
Madison Mathiowetz, St. Mary’s, So., G
Mathiowetz capped off a solid all-around sophomore campaign averaging 29.2 points per game. 10.6 rebounds per game, 3.9 assists per game and 3.8 steals per game.
She was was also named the Tomahawk Conference Player of the Year this year for the second year in a row and was a unanimous selection to the team. She was also named to the Class A All-State Team this year and was an All-Journal First Team member last season.
This season, she scored a single-game school record of 50 points in a game, and she also holds the school record for most points scored in a single season with 817 points, set this season.
As of now, she has 1,923 career points, a school record, 735 career rebounds, 230 career assists and 238 career steals.
Sydney Hauger, Springfield, Sr., G
Hauger finished her senior year as the all-time leading girls’ scorer at Springfield, passing 2,000 career points and finishing with 2,219 points.
She averaged 23.5 ppg, 2.9 apg, 5.8 rpg and 3.7 spg her senior campaign and also shot 47% from the floor and 74% at the foul line. A Tomahawk All-Conference player the past two years and two-year captain, Springfield head coach Dillon Schultz said that Hauger had great work ethic and was a great all-around player that did everything she was asked to do to help her team win.
She also finished her career with 579 rebounds, 244 assists, 398 steals.
Emma Nelson, MVL, Sr., F
Nelson became the second player in MVL history to pass 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds, holding the record for the most career offensive rebounds with 478. She is sixth all-time at MVL in scoring with 1,108 points and second in total rebounds with 1,003.
This season she averaged 15.2 ppg, 11.3 rpg, 1.9 spg and shot 49% from the floor.
Nelson, a two-time unanimous All-Conference selection, also tied a school record for offensive rebounds in a single game this year with 13 against Norwood-Young America, and she had 24 total in that game.
Sara Kottke, BLHS, Sr., F
Kottke ended her senior campaign with the Mustangs averaging 18.4 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 2.8 apg and 2 spg. She also ended her career by joining the 2,000-point club, ending with 2,005 career points.
She was an All-Journal First Team member last season and was a unanimous selection to the Tomahawk All-Conference Team this season.
The standout forward also ends her career with 1,371 rebounds, 339 assists, 237 steals and 103 blocks.
Abbie Riederer, MVL, So., G
Riederer was a unanimous Tomahawk All-Conference selection this year and became the girls’ school record holder for most points in a season with 521. She also set the girls’ record for most career 3-pointers attempted with 178 and 3-pointers made with 58.
Riederer averaged 19.5 ppg, 6 rpg, 2.9 spg and 2.6 apg. She currently has 862 career points.
Sydney Windschitl, St. Mary’s, Jr., G
Windschitl, a back-to-back Tomahawk All-Conference Team member and an All-Journal Second Team member last season, averaged 16.1 points per game in her junior campaign.
She also averaged 7.1 rpg, 3 apg and 2.8 spg. The three-year starter has 1,408 career points, fifth in school history, and 622 career rebounds, third in school history. She also has 231 career assists and 244 career steals.
Hannah Osborne, New Ulm, Sr., G
Osborne helped lead the Eagles this season by averaging 15 ppg and 6 rpg. She also had 3.9 apg and 3.7 spg and shot 77% at the foul line.
Osborne was also a Big South All-Conference First Team member in 2017-2018 and this season.
As a player that Eagles head coach Brian Batt described as “the heart and soul of the Eagles” this season, Osborne led the team in scoring, assists, steals and free throw percentage.
For her career, she finishes with 703 points and an average of 5 rpg. She will be attending Minnesota State University, Mankato in the fall.
Sleepy Eye, 8th, G
Hesse led the Indians this season with 15.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 3.2 spg and 3.3 apg.
The eighth-grade guard helped lead the Indians to a 17-9 season and was described by head coach Sarah Hesse as a consistent, solid player that always gave 100%. She was also a Tomahawk All-Conference player this year.
Brynn Busse, GFW, Fr., G
Busse finished her freshman year with 15.5 ppg for the Thunderbirds, earning a Tomahawk All-Conference Team selection in the process. The 5-5 guard also averaged 3.4 apg, 2.8 spg and pulled in 3.8 rpg.
Head coach Rich Busse said that Brynn’s game has evolved significantly over the course of two seasons. While her scoring has increased, she’s also watched her assists double from last season as she has become more of a playmaker for others.
For her career, she has 552 points, 123 assists, 125 steals and 169 rebounds.
Hayley Selby, Nicollet/Loyola, So., F
Selby averaged 11.4 ppg and 8.4 rpg during her sophomore season with the Raiders. She also averaged 1.5 spg and 1.3 apg and was named a Valley All-Conference player also.
Over the last two seasons on varsity, Selby has 450 points and 396 rebounds.
Olivia Wick, New Ulm, Sr., C
Wick ended her senior year by averaging 7 ppg, 7.5 rpg and 3.3 bpg. She finished third in the state in total shots blocked with 84.
Along with the blocked shots, Wick led the Eagles in total rebounds, rebounds per game and field goal percentage at 48%. Wick was also named an honorable mention in the Big South Conference this year.
The three-year varsity starter and letter winner will attend St. Cloud State in the fall.
Brittney Dittbenner, Sleepy Eye, Sr., G
Dittbenner was one of the Indians’ senior leaders this season and finished her final year with Sleepy Eye averaging 12.6 ppg.
She also averaged 4.3 rpg, 2.7 spg and 2.3 apg and was called a leader on and off the court by her head coach Sarah Hesse. Dittbenner was also named a Tomahawk All-Conference player this year.
The senior ends her career with 542 points and 220 rebounds.
Abby Nelson, MVL, Sr., F
Nelson averaged 7.7 ppg and was one of MVL’s top rebounders with 8.7 rpg in her final year with the Chargers. She also had 2.7 apg and shot 45% from the floor.
Nelson was also named an honorable mention by the Tomahawk Conference this season.
She ends her career with 461 points, 566 rebounds and 167 assists.
Maddy Wulkan, BLHS, So., G
Wulkan ended her sophomore season with 11.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 2 spg. Wulkan was also named an honorable mention this season by the Tomahawk Conference.
For her career, Wulkan has 571 points and 161 rebounds.
Ally Fenger, Wabasso, Sr., C
Fenger averaged 11.2 ppg in her senior year for the Rabbits. She also averaged 6.9 rpg and shot 53% from the floor.
Fenger was named an honorable mention in the Tomahawk Conference this year.