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The Dougies: FOX 11 all-area girls basketball team announced

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Wrightstown's Bridget Froehlke is a FOX 11 all-area first-team selection. (Doug Ritchay/WLUK)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Northeast Wisconsin was loaded with talent in girls basketball this season, but despite the depth a dozen players stood above the rest.

Those 12 players have been named "Dougie" award winners and named either to the FOX 11 first- or second-team all-area girls basketball team.

Hortonvlle's Macy McGlone has been named player of the year, but beyond her there are some impressive players.

Joining McGlone on the first team are Green Bay Preble's Carley Duffney, Green Bay Southwest's Jaddan Simmons, Kimberly's Maddy Schreiber, Appleton East's Emily La Chapell and Wrightstown's Bridget Froehlke. Each player will play Division I college basketball and only La Chapell has yet to commit.

The second team is comprised of Mishicot's Kylie Schmidt, Wrightstown's Ella Diny, Notre Dame's Sammy Opichaka, Preble's Kendall Renard, West De Pere's Alexa Thomson and De Pere's Jordan Meulemans.

Here is this year's FOX 11 All-Area girls basketball teams:

FOX 11 ALL-AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL

FIRST TEAM

  • Macy McGlone, Sr., Hortonville: FOX 11 player of the year and the Fox Valley Association player of the year averaged 17.3 ppg. and 7.9 rpg. as the Polar Bears went perfect in the FVA and reached the state tournament for the fourth straight season; Scored 1,300 career points; Scored in double figures in 25 of 26 games; Committed to UW-Milwaukee. Snapshot: Outworked everyone she came against inside.
  • Carley Duffney, Jr., Green Bay Preble: The Fox River Classic Conference player of the year averaged 18.2 ppg. (2nd in the FRCC) and led the conference with 4.8 apg.; Scored in double figures in 23 of 25 games; Has 1,087 career points; Committed to South Dakota. Snapshot: Athleticism makes her great off the dribble and on defense.
  • Jaddan Simmons, Sr., Green Bay Southwest: First-team FRCC pick averaged 21.6 ppg.; Finishes career with 1,936 points, which makes her the all-time leading scorer in Green Bay metro girls basketball history; Scored in double figures in 21 of 22 games; Committed to Arizona State. Snapshot: Athletic player who could score anyway she wanted.
  • Maddy Schreiber, Jr., Kimberly: First-team FVA pick averaged 15.4 ppg. and 4.8 rpg; Led Papermakers to sectional final; Committed to Green Bay. Snapshot: Three-point shooter who can do damage in the post.
  • Emily La Chapell, Soph., Appleton East: First-team FVA pick averaged 16.9 ppg., 8 rpg. and 5 apg.; Scored in double figures in 22 of 24 games. Has multiple Division I offers, including Green Bay. Snapshot: Scores like a guard, passes like a point guard and rebounds like a frontcourt player.
  • Bridget Froehlke, Sr., Wrightstown: The North Eastern offensive player of the year helped lead the Tigers to the state tournament; Suffered season-ending knee injury the week of the state tournament; Averaged 19.7 ppg. and a state-best 7 apg.; Also led the state with 116 3-pointers; Finishes career with 1,426 points; Scored in double figures in 23 of 26 games; Committed to Missouri-Kansas City. Snapshot: One of the best shooter-passer combo guards in the state.

SECOND TEAM

  • Kylie Schmidt, Jr., Mishicot: First-team Big East-North selection led the conference with 18.8 ppg.. and 10.5 rpg. and was second with 3.3 apg.; Helped lead Mishicot to its first state tournament; Has 1,220 career points; Committed to Purdue-Northwest. Snapshot: Tough off the dribble and knows how to draw fouls.
  • Ella Diny, Sr., Wrightstown: First-team North Eastern pick averaged 22.7 ppg. and 5.4 rpg. as Wrightstown reached the state tournament; School’s all-time leading scorer at 1,447 points; Scored in double figures in 26 of 27 games and scored a program-high. Committed to Cardinal Stritch. Snapshot: Undersized forward scored at will inside.
  • Sammy Opichka, Jr., Notre Dame: First-team FRCC pick averaged 15.5 ppg. and helped the Tritons reach sectionals. Offer from Green Bay. Snapshot: Multi-dimensional guard makes her a tough matchup on both ends.
  • Kendall Renard, Sr., Green Bay Preble: First-team FRCC pick was conference’s defensive player of the year and averaged 14.0 ppg. and 10.1 rpg.; Scored 1,217 career points; Committed to Green Bay. Snapshot: Menace on defense and multi-dimensional on offense.
  • Alexa Thomson, Jr., West De Pere: Bay Conference player of the year averaged 16.9 ppg.and 9 rpg. in leading Phantoms to 14-0 conference record. Snapshot: Strong inside player who also can go off the dribble.
  • Jordan Meulemans, Soph., De Pere: First-team FRCC pick averaged 17.1 ppg. and 5.3 rpg.; Scored in double figures in all but one game. Multiple Division I offers, including Green Bay. Snapshot: Complete package on offense.

HONORABLE MENTION

  • McKenzie Johnson, Sr., Bay Port: First-team FRCC pick averaged 13.1 ppg. and made 77 3-pointers; Helped lead Bay Port to second straight state tournament and third straight FRCC title.
  • Emma Krueger, Soph., Bay Port: 12.6 ppg.;Averaged 16 ppg. over last 10 games; Helped lead Bay Port to second straight state tournament and third straight conference title.
  • Alaina Abel, Sr., Bay Port: Second-team FRCC pick averaged 8.7 ppg.; Helped lead Bay Port to second straight state tournament and third straight conference title.
  • Chloe Van Zeeland, Jr., Kaukauna: Second-team FVA pick averaged 13.7 ppg., and 9.1 rpg. Multiple Division I offers.
  • Lily Hansford, Soph., Appleton East: Second-team FVA pick averaged 13 ppg. and 5.9 rpg.; Also made 80 3-pointers.
  • Emily Lauterbach, Sr., Appleton West: First-team FVA selection averaged 16.4 ppg. and 10.8 rpg.; Committed to Kansas State.
  • Samantha Pfefferle, Sr., New London: First-team Bay selection averaged 13.2 ppg.
  • Leah Lemke, Soph., Wrightstown: Averaged 9.5 ppg and 3.8 apg; Scored a career high 24 points in state semifinal.
  • Kamy Peppler, Soph., Hortonville: Second-team FVA pick averaged 8.4 ppg. and an FVA-best 5.7 apg.; Helped lead Hortonville to 25-1 record, perfect FVA record and fourth straight state tournament appearance; Committed to UW-Milwaukee.
  • Lydia Schaible, Sr., Ashwaubenon: Second-team FRCC pick averaged 13.1 ppg. Committed to Michigan Tech.
  • Morgan Draheim, Sr., Hortonville: Second-team FVA pick averaged 9.1 ppg.; Helped lead Hortonville to 25-1 record, perfect FVA record and fourth straight state tournament appearance; Committed to St. Cloud State.
  • Sheridan Flauger, Jr., Pulaski: Second-team FRCC pick averaged 13.6 ppg., 3.8 spg.; Helped lead Pulaski to a sectional final; Committed to UW-Parkside.
  • Maggie Hernandez, Sr. Pulaski: Second-team FRCC pick averaged 13.3 ppg.; Helped lead Pulaski to a sectional final
  • Lexi Day, Jr., Hortonville: First-team FVA pick averaged 11.3 ppg.; Helped lead Hortonville to 25-1 record, perfect FVA record and fourth straight state tournament appearance.
  • Callista Rochon-Baker, Sr., Oshkosh West: First-team FVA pick averaged 14.5 ppg.; Scored 995 career points. Committed to Upper Iowa.
  • Mackenzie Tlachac, Sr., Kewaunee: Packerland player of the year lead the league in scoring at 19.1 ppg. as Kewaunee went perfect in conference play; Scored 1,165 career points; Committed to UW-Oshkosh.
  • M’Kenzey Ackley, Jr., Oneida Nation: First-team M&O pick averaged 18.6 ppg. in leading Oneida Nation to a perfect conference season and a sectional final; Has scored 1,156 career points.
  • Chloe Gruszynski, Sr., Crivitz: The M&O player of the year averaged 20.5 ppg. and 4.2 apg.; Scored 1,734 career points; Committed to St. Norbert College.
  • Lianna Baxter, Soph., St. Thomas Aquinas: First-team M&O pick led the conference in scoring at 21.9 ppg. and added 11 rpg.
  • Callie Genke, Jr., Freedom: First-team North Eastern pick averaged 11.9 ppg.; Committed to Green Bay.
  • Gabby Johnson, Jr., Freedom: First-team North Eastern pick averaged 13.3 ppg. and 5.1 rpg., and was conference defensive player of the year.
  • Rosie Butler, Sr., St. Mary Catholic: First-team Big East-North pick averaged 13.7 ppg.
  • Taeja Morrow, Sr., Green Bay West: First-team Bay selection averaged 20 ppg.
  • Alexa Thomson, Jr., West De Pere: The Bay player of the year averaged 16.9 ppg. and 9 rpg. as the Phantoms repeated as conference champs.
  • Desiree Kleiman, Jr., Mishicot: First-team Big East-North pick averaged 11.6 ppg. and 5.5 rpg. in helping Mishicot reach its first state tournament.
  • Kara Troxel, Jr., Bonduel: First-team Central Wisconsin-East pick averaged 15.8 ppg.
  • Skylor Burns, Sr., Shiocton: First-team Central Wisconsin-East pick averaged 14.8 ppg. and 8 rpg.
  • Myah Jodarski, Sr., Berlin: First-team East Central pick averaged 14.4 ppg.
  • Rachel Muehlbauer, Sr., Kiel: First-team Eastern Wisconsin pick averaged 13.8 ppg. and 6.2 rpg.
  • Emma Wagner, Sr., Valders: First-team Eastern Wisconsin selection averaged 12.7 ppg. and 5.7 rpg. as the Vikings won the conference for the fourth straight season.
  • Kendra Hammel, Sr., Valders: First-team Eastern Wisconsin pick averaged 13.5 ppg. and 7 rpg. as the Vikings won the conference for the fourth straight season.
  • Geneva Hewitt, Jr., Winnebago Lutheran: Flyway player of the year averaged 15.4 ppg.
  • Alyssa Lorenz, Sr., Winnebago Lutheran: First-team Flyway pick averaged 9 ppg and 9.1 rpg.
  • Haley Rens, Sr., Laconia: First-team Flyway pick averaged 12.8 ppg. and 4.3 rpg. as Spartans won their fifth straight conference title.
  • Lexy Smit, Sr., Laconia: First-team Flyway pick averaged 11 ppg. and helped the Spartans win their fifth straight conference title.
  • Katelyn Kitzinger, Sr., Marinette: First-team North Eastern pick averaged 17.5 ppg.; Scored 1,043 career points.

COACH OF THE YEAR

  • Celeste Ratka, Hortonville. In her fourth season, Ratka led Hortonville to its best season. The Polar Bears won the FVA with an 18-0 record and finished the season on a 25-game winning streak after losing the season opener at Bay Port. The Polar Bears were the No. 1 seed in the Division 2 state tournament.

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