Three others also make all-FRCC
Casey Verhagen just missed out on being named Big East Conference player of the year again.
The Lutheran senior, who won the honor last season, was second in voting to Howards Grove’s Miles Barnstable (a former Crusader).
“It stinks, but at the same time, I’m going to give him credit,” Verhagen said. “More importantly, it’s going to motivate me to be better.”
Verhagen, who will play at Northern Michigan, finished 15th in the state in scoring with 26.2 points per game.
He averaged 6.0 assists and 2.8 steals per game to earn first-team all-league for the third straight time. Verhagen also holds the school record for most assists.
Three teammates also made all-Big East, including senior Robby Michael, who earned first-team status after earning honorable mention the previous two seasons.
He was third on the team in scoring (13.6) and second in assists (5.3).
Senior Elijah White landed on the second team after finishing second in scoring (14.2) and third in rebounding (7.0)
Jackson Holzheimer, another senior, was tops in rebounding (8.2) and fifth in scoring (9.2).
Lutheran finished 25-2 and won the South Division with a 19-0 mark.
Two players made all-conference in Michael Modahl and Noah Heinen.
Modahl, a senior, made the first team for the second time in three years (he missed last season with a knee injury).
He ranked third in the conference in scoring with 25.4 points per game and led his squad with 9.2 rebounds per contest.
Heinen, a junior, was second on his team in scoring (14.0) and rebounding (6.0) to make all-BEC second team.
“We did a lot of inside scoring this year and those two guys were are main reasons why we had a decent year,” coach Brett Flipse said.
One year after winning just three games – including two in conference player – the Eagles were 14-9 and took second in the South Division (12-7).
Junior Max Tutas and senior Luke Schmidt each made all-Fox River Classic Conference second team by averaging 18 points per game.
Tutas received honorable mention last year.
The Golden Raiders finished fifth in the FRCC at 10-8 and went 13-11 overall.
Senior Alex Kaffine is the lone Redwing to earn all-league, as he received honorable mention. South compiled a 5-20 record and went 2-16 in the conference.
Casey Verhagen, sr, Lutheran
Michael Modahl, sr, Christian
Robby Michael, sr, Lutheran
Elijah White, sr, Lutheran
Noah Heinen, jr, Christian
Jackson Holzheimer, sr, Luth.
Max Tutas, jr, North
Luke Schmidt, sr, North
Alex Kaffine, sr, South