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CALLIE KAISER, SR., BROOMFIELD: What could add further glitz than being named MVP of the Class 5A state champs? The budding Colorado State athlete was awesome in the regular season and even more so in the playoffs.
ANNIKA LAI, SR., FAIRVIEW: Montana State will be getting a versatile all-around player, one who was the clear star in the Knights’ unexpected run to the Great 8. She averaged 18.2 points and 6.9 rebounds.
RAEGEN ROHN, SR., MONARCH: The undisputed sparkplug of the 24-3 Coyotes, the Sacramento State-bound guard is one of the state’s finest pure shooters. She exemplified that with seven 3-pointers in postseason win against Bear Creek.
COURTNEY SMITH, SR., LEGACY: Northern Colorado is getting a double-double machine. Smith’s 22.3 scoring average was second in 5A, her 11.4 rebounds per game fourth.
SYDNEY WETTERSTROM, JR., LONGMONT: Helped Longmont to the 4A Final Four by averaging 18.5 points and 9.7 rebounds. She has committed to play volleyball at Michigan.
COACH — MIKE CROELL, BROOMFIELD: Capped a brilliant 20-year career in storybook fashion by guiding the Eagles to the championship in their first year in 5A. His career included a run of five straight titles in 4A.
BRENNA CHASE, JR., BROOMFIELD: Speedy and efficient at the point guard spot, she was a gigantic part of the Eagles’ march to the title in their first 5A season. She topped the 20-point mark seven times and averaged 15.5.
KATIE CHAVEZ, JR., HOLY FAMILY: Last season’s player of the year made a successful transition from 3A to 4A, where she averaged 14.7 points, 6.2 assists and 4.1 steals for the Tigers.
JORDAN CARTER, JR. SILVER CREEK: The rare combination of a post player who is adept at running the floor, the 6-foot-2 power forward/center averaged 15.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.4 steals for the Raptors.
KATHARINE KIA, SR., PEAK TO PEAK: Scoring barrages were common this season for the left-handed point guard. She set a Pumas record with 36 points in one game, averaged 19.7 and will play at Colorado Mines next season.
BREE PAULSON, SR., LEGACY: Sharpshooting and solid all around, she offered a perfect complement to Smith with averages of 14.8 points and 9.1 rebounds. She will play at Western Nebraska.
Naomi Barron, Sr., Skyline; Fiona Bell, Sr., Dawson; Jasmine Biesanz, Jr., Faith Baptist; Anna Boylan, Sr., Boulder; Morgan Brendefur, Sr., Centaurus; Taylor Christiansen, So., Lyons; Allison Cochran, Sr., Longmont Christian; Alex Dufour, Sr., Frederick; Brenna Fankell, Jr., Broomfield; Madi Gaibler, Jr., Longmont; McKayley Green, Fr., Erie; Jasmine Jeffcoat, So., Monarch.
Alyssa Jenkins, Jr., Niwot; Teagan Knechtel, Sr.; Silver Creek; Nicole Lehrer, Sr., Broomfield; Kari Lozinski, Sr., Mead; Katie Maher, Sr., Mead; Kayla Noble, So., Silver Creek; Kelly O’Flannigan, Sr., Monarch; Ashley Panem, Fr., Fairview; Paisley Sheehan, Sr., Shining Mountain; Maggie Spitzer, Sr., Holy Family; Sally Sroge, Sr., Monarch; Rylee Ward, Sr., Mead; Heidi Wendt, Sr., Jefferson Academy.
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