Several area high school girls basketball players were named to the Wissports.net Awards “watch list” for the 2018-19 season. Each year the site picks the top seniors at various positions throughout the state. The list will be trimmed down to 15 semi-finalists halfway through the year. The final five finalists will be selected before the playoffs are set to begin in early March. The award winners will be announced the week of the state basketball finals.
The watch list for Top Defensive Player includes Markesan’s Alex Dornfeld, Rio’s Jordyn Hutzler, Fall River’s Karlee Van Gysel and Beaver Dam’s Paige Schumann and Tara Stauffacher. Dornfeld and Stauffacher were named to the watch list for Top Wing Player along with Randolph’s Courtney Vander Galien. Stauffacher also made the Top Shooter list. Hutzler and Schumann join Watertown’s Jenna Koepp on the watch list for Top Point Guard. The list for Top Post Players includes Mayville’s Syd Schultz, Beaver Dam’s Aly Van Loo and Randolph’s JoLea Worek.