Freshman Camille Loughlin played multiple
positions as an eighth grader for the varsity
and is looking to contribute to the Royals success this year.
Lady Royals Receive Honors
Junior Stephanie Williams and Sophomores Casey Mann and Amanda Chesness were named to the Mississippi 8 All Conference team for 2005-06. Freshman Jennifer Dowd was also named to the All Conference team as an honorable mention selection.
All four with the rest of their team led the Royals to their second consecutive 20 win season in the first three years of the program. The Royals were the Section 6AAA champions and were runner ups in the Mississippi 8 Conference while making their first appearance in the Minnesota State Girls' Basketball Tournament.
In addition, sophomore Casey Mann was named to the AP All State Honorable Mention team.
Named to the All Academic All Conference team were Kelsey Hvidsten, Jaina Brinker, Heather Brunn, Emily Hnath and Heather Brunn.
Kelsey Hvidsten was name to the Coaches' All Academic All State team.
Team awards voted by the team were Hustle Award, Jennifer Dowd and Casey Mann; Defensive Player of the Year, Heather Brunn; Most Improved Player, Jaina Brinker; Team Player Award, Ali Suski; and the Outstanding Player of the Year went to Casey Mann.
Captains Award went to Katie Gearou, Stephanie Williams, Ali Suski and Casey Mann.
Also the Queen of the Boards and Free Throw Award went to Amanda Chesness.
The Royal Basketball Award for contributions and excellence on the floor, in the classroom and in the community went to Jennifer Dowd.
Seniors Katie Gearou and Kelsey Hvidsten were recognized for their contributions to the girls basketball program and all that they have done to make the team successful in such a short time.
The girls basketball banquet was held on Sunday, April 2 at the Crown Room at the Wellstead.
Updates: Month of March
Section Quarter Finals- 6:00 pm @ Elk River against Saint Cloud Tech
Section Semi Finals- Time TBD @ High Seed (STMA)
Section Finals- Time TBD @ St. John's University
State Tournament- March 17th-21st
#10 Madie Mikolich
Madie has been playing on varsity now for two years! She is such a hard worker and probably our toughest and quickest defender. She works her tail off in practice pushing everyone to be a better ball handler and offensive player. Her dedication and drive to be a better basketball player is what I love about Madie. I enjoy her enthusiasm and energy that she brings to practices and games. She is a three sport athlete and excels in each sport. We will truly miss her quickness and energy next year.
#32 Bella Wilson
Bella has also been playing on varsity now for two years! Bella is such a unique player because she's versatile enough to work around the perimeter and shoot the three but also strong enough to post up and battle down low. I enjoy coaching her because she will take what I tell her and try that out on the floor. Bella works so hard in practice and in games and she is such an encouraging and positive teammate to those around her. She will do wonderful things after high school. We will miss her tremendously!
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