Heather Pearson of Amherst leads the 2018 Division 3 All-State Team as the lone unanimous selection.
Madelyn Neff of Hayward is a repeat first-team all-state pick.
Pearson, CWC-East Player of the Year, led Amherst to a state runner-up finish and 26-2 overall record this season. The senior and UW-Oshkosh recruit averaged 16.7 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 2 blocks per game for coach Gregg Jensen and the Falcons.
Neff led Hayward to a sectional final before falling to Wisconsin Dells to finish the season with a 22-4 record. The senior and NCAA Division I Richmond recruit averaged 14.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 3 steals per game for coach Joe Brennan and the Hurricanes. She helped Hayward capture the state title as a sophomore.
Brianna Flayter helped lead St. Thomas More to its first-ever trip to the state tournament. The St. Xavier (NAIA D-II) recruit averaged 15.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.5 blocks per game for coach Brian Krysiak and the Cavaliers who finished the year with a 21-6 record.
Sydney Flier led Waupun to a 15-10 record and sectional appearance. The senior and Winona State (NCAA D-II) recruit averaged 17.5 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2 blocks per game for coach Tim Aalsma and the Warriors.
Hannah Jones led Dodgeville to a 21-3 record and regional final appearance. The senior and Sioux Falls (NCAA D-II) recruit finished 8th in the state in scoring with 24.4 points per game, and added 7.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 5.2 steals per game for coach Josh Busch and the Dodgers.
Caitlin Link, an NCAA Division I Southern Illinois recruit, led the Madison Edgewood to a 14-9 record this season. The senior averaged 20.4 points, 7 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.4 steals per game for coach Lora Staveness and the Crusaders. She helped Madison Edgewood reach the state tournament as a sophomore and junior, including taking home the state title last season. Link recorded one triple-double this season.
Jenna Mace helped lead Wisconsin Dells to its first-ever trip to the state tournament. The senior and South Central Player of the Year averaged 17.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3 assists and 3.5 steals per game for coach Bob Buss and the Chiefs.
Mia Morel led Marshall to its first state title since 1977. The freshman and Capitol-South Player of the Year averaged 16.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 4.7 steals per game for coach Alex Koeller and the Cardinals who finished the year with a 27-1 record. Morel recorded two triple-doubles, and nearly got her third in the Cardinals win over Wisconsin Dells in a state semifinal.
Kiarra Otto led Laconia to a perfect regular season record and sectional final appearance before falling to St. Thomas More. The junior and Flyway Player of the Year averaged 16.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 4.4 steals and 1.1 blocks per game for coach Chris Morgan and the Spartans who finished the year with a 25-1 record.
Kailee Van Zeeland helped lead Wrightstown to a 23-2 record and sectional semifinal before falling to state runner-up Amherst. The senior and Clarke University (NAIA D-I) recruit averaged 17.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.7 steals per contest for coach Mike Froehlke and the Tigers.
Division 3 WBCA All-State
Brianna Flayter, sr., St. Thomas More
Sydney Flier, sr., Waupun
Hannah Jones, sr., Dodgeville
Caitlin Link, sr., Madison Edgewood
Jenna Mace, sr., Wisconsin Dells
Mia Morel, frosh., Marshall
Madelyn Neff, sr., Hayward
Kiarra Otto, jr., Laconia
Heather Pearson, sr., Amherst*
Kailee Van Zeeland, sr., Wrightstown
Ella Foti, frosh., Madison Edgewood
Alana Gilles, jr., Lodi
Madelyn Granica, jr., Amery
Chelby Koker, jr., Shoreland Lutheran
Sami Martin, soph., Platteville
Katelyn Meister, jr., Wisconsin Dells
Erin Nyhus, sr., Brodhead
Savannah Walsdorf, jr., Kiel
Lexi Wagner, jr., G-E-T
* Denotes unanimous selection
Voting Panel – Joe Brennan, Hayward; Bob Buss, Wisconsin Dells; Mike Froehlke, Wrightstown; Jeremy Bushman, Kiel; Lora Staveness, Madison Edgewood; Judy Harms, Whitewater; Chris Morgan, Laconia; Kevin Schramka, Dominican
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