3/28/2013 11:37:00 AM Vikings award players after 20-8 season
by JEFF NORTON
The North Branch girls basketball team released their season awards after their banquet last week. They had plenty of award winners following a successful 20-8 season, their last in the North Suburban Conference.
All-NSC honors went to senior forward Sarah Lekson and junior guard Haley Huset. Lekson earned the honor despite missing a handful of late-season games with an ankle injury. All-North Suburban Conference Honorable Mention went to senior forward Annette Olson and freshman Courtney Selbitschka.
The team also recognized their internal awards at the banquet. Huset was named the teams Most Valuable Player while Lekson won the Best Offensive Player award. Mikayla Carlson and Selbitschka shared the Best Defensive Player Award. The Best Rebounder award was split between the two senior forwards, Lekson and Olson. The Most Improved Award went to senior guard Jessica Merchant and sophomore center Taylor Gazda. Olson also received the Best Team Player Award. The Rookie Award went to Morgen Coleman, who is only a freshman. The Viking Award was handed out to senior Emily Trunk.
Huset and Carlson were named as captains for next season, when the Vikings will make the jump to the Mississippi 8 Conference in the winter.