By: Jill Wunrow (@JillWunrow)
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com)
- For the fifth
consecutive season on record the Green Bay women's basketball team has been
picked first in the Horizon League Preseason Poll, released by the league
office on Monday. The Phoenix received 25 of a possible 27 first-place votes,
topping the poll with 241 points. Green Bay has won a record 14 consecutive
regular season Horizon League championships.
place a lot of stock in polls, they're generally based on results in the past,"
said head coach Kevin Borseth. "Everyone right now is just getting their teams
ready to play for the season. The end result is what really matters."
Adrian Ritchie (De Pere, Wis.) was a preseason First Team All-League selection
while classmate Lydia Bauer (Lake Zurich, Ill.) earned Second Team All-League
for them. We obviously could have had more players on the teams but right now
it's just about getting ready for the season," Borseth said.
earning Second Team All-League honors in the 2011-12 season, Ritchie makes her
first appearance on a Preseason All-League team in her final season with the
Phoenix. Ritchie finished fourth in the voting among all league players to earn
a spot on the First Team along with Wright State's Kim Demmings, Detroit's
Shareta Brown, Cleveland State's Shalonda Winton and Youngstown State's Brandi
working all summer on trying to be the versatile player that my team needs,"
said Ritchie. "It's a team award because I can't be the player I am without my
team so I'll take it as that and move forward to be the best we can be this
finished the 2011-12 campaign tied for seventh in the league shooting 35.1
percent from beyond the arc and enters her senior season ranked fifth and
seventh respectively in three-point field goal attempts and three-point field
goals made on Green Bay's individual career record lists.
first time in her career, Bauer's play is recognized as the senior finished
seventh among players in the voting, earning a spot on the Preseason Second
Team All-League. During the 2011-12 season, Bauer led the Phoenix with 55
three-point field goals, ranking 10th on Green Bay's individual season record
list. The lefty shooter enters her final season with the Phoenix six
three-point field goals shy of cracking Green Bay's top 10 individual career
grateful and honored to receive this recognition by our coaches and the Horizon
League. The accolade is a great testimony to our successful Green Bay program,"
Bauer said. "As nice as individual awards can be, I continue to stay focused on
doing what I can to help the team reach our highest level of play in this
joined by Loyola's Simone Law, Valparaiso's Tabitha Gerardot, Milwaukee's Sami
Tucker and Loyola's Patrice King.
runner-up Detroit finished second in the preseason team poll picking up two
first-place votes and 210 points. Wright State rounded out the top three with
191 points while sophomore Kim Demmings was selected as the Preseason Player of
the Year. Demmings finished second in scoring averaging 18.4 points per game in
the 2011-12 campaign behind Green Bay's Julie Wojta.
Green Bay tips off its 2012-13 season hosting Judson in
exhibition play Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. followed by Michigan Tech Saturday,
Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. Regular season play begins on the road at Northern Iowa
Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m.
Complete Preseason Team
Green Bay (25) 241
Detroit (2) 210
Wright State (191)
Cleveland State (123)
Youngstown State (77)
Preseason Player of the
Year - Kim Demmings,
All-League First Team
Kim Demmings, G, Wright State
Shareta Brown, F, Detroit
Shalonda Winton, F, Cleveland State
Adrian Ritchie, G, Green Bay
Brandi Brown, F, Youngstown State
All-League Second Team
Simone Law, F, Loyola
Lydia Bauer, F, Green Bay
Tabitha Gerardot, F, Valparaiso
Sami Tucker, G, Milwaukee
Patrice King, G, Loyola
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