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First Team Mo Dean, St. Bede Year: Senior Position: Center Season Highlights: The Lady Bruins’ MVP was a dominant force in the paint this season as she muscled in 14.4 points per game on a school-record 64 percent shooting from the field and grabbed 7.8 rebounds per contest. The IBCA Third-Team All-State selection was also a big factor on defense with 1.8 blocks per game for the regional champion Lady Bruins.
Amy Devitt, Mendota Year: Sophomore Position: Center Season Highlights: Devitt emerged as the area’s preeminent post player this year, compiling a host of big games like her 32-point, 10-rebound performance in the final of the Lady Bruins Christmas Classic as she averaged 16 points and 8.5 rebounds per contest. The All-Big Northern Conference West Division First-Team pick also registered 1.8 steals and 0.5 assists per game.
Tessa Holland, Fieldcrest Year: Sophomore Position: Guard/forward Season Highlights: The 2012-13 NT Player of the Year compiled an incredibly well-rounded sophomore campaign as she contributed everywhere on the floor. A second-team Heart of Illinois All-Conference pick, Holland averaged 14 points and an area-best nine rebounds to go with 1.8 assists, 2.4 steals and one block per game in her second varsity season.
Daniela Pavlovich, Putnam County Year: Junior Position: Guard Season Highlights: The area’s dean of defense, Pavlovich used the fastest feet in the Tri-County Conference to help swipe an area-best 4 steals per game. The first-team TCC All-Conference pick was a leading contributor to the resurgent regional champion Lady Panthers offense as well, as she scored 13.5 points and dished out 2.1 assists per game.
Haley Ruestman, Fieldcrest Year: Junior Position: Guard Season Highlights: The area’s leading scorer at 19.3 points per game, Ruestman broke the 1,000 point barrier this winter and became Fieldcrest’s all-time leading girls scorer with 1,286 career points. The IBCA Fourth-Team All-State selection proved more than just an offensive threat as she averaged 2.6 steals per game to go along with 1.9 assists and 3.7 rebounds.
Second Team Jasmin Bailey, Ottawa Year: Junior Position: Guard Season Highlights: The first-team All-NIB 12 West guard averaged 10.5 points per game to go along with 2.9 rebounds per contest for the regional champion Lady Pirates.
Ally Bromenschenkel, Mendota Year: Sophomore Position: Forward Season Highlights: The All-BNC West honorable mention pick had a well-rounded campaign as she averaged 9 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.4 blocks per game.
Marissa Gama, Marquette Year: Senior Position: Guard Season Highlights: A Tri-County Conference First-Team All-Conference pick, the Gama-ray blasted out 13 points, 3.4 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game.
Carly Gonet, Putnam County Year: Junior Position: Guard Season Highlights: Part of a talented Lady Panther backcourt, Gonet averaged 11.2 points and 2 assists per game and was named to the TCC Second-Team All-Conference.
Jaleesa Kindred, Ottawa Year: Junior Position: Guard Season Highlights: The Lady Pirate forward averaged 10.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game to go with 1.8 steals, and was a unanimous All-NIB 12 West pick.
Third Team Abby Bromenschenkel, Mendota Year: Sophomore Position: Forward Season Highlights: Twin sister to Ally, Bromenschenkel also had a well-balanced season as she averaged 6.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists per game.
Catie Carlson, Ottawa Year: Junior Position: Guard Season Highlights: The All-NIB 12 West First-Team pick facilitated the OTHS offense as she dished out 3.4 assists per game to go with 6.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 steals.
Becca Herrmann, Hall Year: Junior Position: Forward Season Highlights: The Lady Red Devil post player led her team with 10.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest to go with 1.3 blocks and 1.2 steals per game.
Lydia Stariha, St. Bede Year: Senior Position: Guard Season Highlights: The scrappy Lady Bruin Hustle Award recipient averaged 7.8 points and 3.6 rebounds per game and was an IBCA Honorable Mention All-State pick.
Brittany Zawacki, La Salle-Peru Year: Senior Position: Guard Season Highlights: The Lady Cavaliers guard led the team with 9.2 points per game and was awarded with NIB 12 West All-Conference honors for her play.
Honorable Mention Bureau Valley: Heaven Bennett, Nicole Bornsheuer DePue: Alicia Marquez Hall: Jacquie Wallaert Henry: Emma Cluskey LaMoille-Ohio: Shiela Browning La Salle-Peru: Brianna Argubright Marquette: Kendall Kaufmann Mendota: Karly Near, Brooke Carroll Ottawa: Cassidy Rice Princeton: Emmalee Sears, Mackenzey Wilson St. Bede: Whitley Funsfinn, Laura Sickley Putnam County: Megan Rehn, Stephanie Wilson
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