ST. MARYS, W.Va. -Four repeat selections headlines the 2010-11 All-Little Kanawha Conference girls' basketball team.
Topping the group is St. Marys' senior Kelsea Fickiesen, who was named for the fourth consecutive time and also recognized as the 14-team conference's Player of the Year after leading the Blue Devils to a perfect 21-0 regular season mark.
"There have been some very talented players come through this conference," explained St. Marys head coach Howard Meeks. "But I can't believe they were any more talented than Kelsea."
Fickiesen, who averaged 26.5 points per game, was joined on the 12-player first unit by teammates Dani Renner and Audra Clark.
Renner, a junior, averaged 12.8 points per game while Clark, a sophomore, averaged a double-double (15.7 ppg and 10.0 rpg).
"Those three were the keys to our success this year, but they would also be the first ones to tell you that they couldn't have accomplished what they did without their teammates' help."
Little Kanawha Conference
Player, School Grade PPG
Kelsea Fickiesen, St. Marys* 12 26.5
Emily Rector, Ravenswood 12 18.0
Hannah Murray, Ravenswood 10 13.8
Liz Flowers, Williamstown 11 16.4
Jacee Markle, Clay County 11 19.0
Leah Hughes, Parkersburg Catholic 10 11.5
Dani Renner, St. Marys 11 12.8
Audra Clark, St. Marys 10 15.7
Savannah Church, Calhoun County 11 18.1
Corri Phillips, Braxton County 11 9.7
Maggie Lilly, Gilmer County 11 11.4
Shannon Cieslewski, Williamstown 12 8.7
Player of the Year: Kelsea Fickiesen, St. Marys
Coach of the Year: Howard Meeks, St. Marys and Chris Michael, Ravenswood
Tristin Toman, Ritchie; Montana Barker, Clay; Brittani Gaskins, Wirt; Maddie Roedersheimer, Parkersburg Catholic; Shila Allman, Williamstown; Becky Frye, Roane; Taylor Lipscomb, South Harrison; Sami Jones, Tyler Consolidated; Taylor Bragg, Braxton; Brittany Gould, Clay; D'Andra Swiger, Doddridge; Hannah Gurtis, Ravenswood
Regan Stout, Ritchie; Sophie Kinnard, Tyler; Jessica Montgomery, Gilmer; Sarah McMillan, Ravenswood; Megan Roberts, Williamstown; Kelley Bunner, Wirt; Hunter Sodaro, Braxton; Emily Koerber, Parkersburg Catholic; Ali Johnson, St. Marys; Amber Wilford, Calhoun; Brooklynn Pavalok, Roane; Erica Eddy, South Harrison; Liz Ruscitto, Parkersburg Catholic; Anne Golinsky, Braxton; Corena Gray, Clay; Hannah DeMarino, Gilmer; Heather Suter, Tyler; Kourtney Beall, Gilmer; Maria Webber, Ritchie; Hannah Nichols, Wirt; Hunter Newton, Doddridge; Sierra Riffle, Doddridge; Torrye Cline, Tyler; Ashley Houchin, Calhoun; Amanda Davis, Ritchie; Leigh Thomas, Wirt; Kaleigh Wetzel, South Harrison; Brittany Bork, South Harrison
Fickiesen became only the fourth player in conference history to capture the POY award more than once. Ravenswood's Mary Beth Varney (1993, 94, 96), Ritchie County's Missy Spangler (1999, 2000, 01) and Parkersburg Catholic's Sarah Tokodi (04, 05, 06) were all three time choices by the conference's coaches as the league's best player.
In addition to leading the LKC, and Mid-Ohio Valley in scoring, the St. Marys standout finished among the Top 10 in the conference in assists (4.7, 3rd), steals (4.9, 2nd), rebounds (7.7, 8th) and 3-point shots made (31, 8th).
Other repeat selections included Ravenswood's Emily Rector, Williamstown's Liz Flowers and Braxton County's Corri Phillips. All three were named for the third consecutive time.
Rector (18.0 ppg), the only senior among the trio, led the Red Devils to the runner-up slot in the North Division and a 51-29 victory over Braxton County in the Night of Champions' third place contest.
Flowers, a junior, led the conference in assists (5.8 pg) and averaged 16.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game as the Yellowjackets finished third in the North.
Phillips, also a junior, led the Eagles in just about every category, averaging 9.7 points, 4-5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game as Braxton finished behind Clay County in the South Division.
Rounding out the first unit are Hannah Murray of Ravenswood, Jacee Markle of Clay County, Leah Hughes of Parkersburg Catholic, Savannah Church of Calhoun County, Maggie Lilly of Gilmer County and Shannon Cieslewski of Williamstown.
Murray and Hughes are sophomores and Cieslewski is a senior-the rest are juniors.
Markle finished second in the conference in scoring with a 19 points per game average followed by Church (18.1), Rector, Flowers, Ritchie County's Tristin Toman (15.9), Clark, Murray (14.2), Clay's Montana Barker (13.3) and Lilly (12.4).
Hughes was the primary weapon for a Crusaderette team which finished fourth in the North, averaging 11.5 points, 6.9 rebounds and two steals per game while Cieslewski closed out her career with the Yellowjackets by averaging 8.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.
Second team members included Toman, Barker, Wirt County's Brittani Gaskins, Maddie Roedersheimer of Parkersburg Catholic, Shila Allman of Williamstown, Roane County's Becky Frye, South Harrison's Taylor Lipscomb, Sami Jones of Tyler Consolidated, Taylor Bragg of Braxton, Brittany Gould of Clay, D'Andra Swiger of Doddridge County and Ravenswood's Hannah Gurtis.
Selected as the Coach of the Year by the coaches were Meeks and Ravenswood's Chris Michael.